Aretha Franklin Quotes

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Aretha Franklin Quotes

Im never tired of going to the studio. I enjoy recording and documenting everything and trying new things.
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Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that.

— Aretha Franklin

Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.

— Aretha Franklin

Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.

— Aretha Franklin

When God loves you, what can be better than that?

— Aretha Franklin

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right.

— Aretha Franklin

Falling out of love is like losing weight. It's a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.

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If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about.

— Aretha Franklin

And I was booked once to go on 'Ed Sullivan' and I got bumped and ran out the back door crying.

— Aretha Franklin

I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.

— Aretha Franklin

I saw the Supremes when they were still singing in little black skirts and white blouses.

— Aretha Franklin

Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum.

— Aretha Franklin

I've never recorded anything I didn't like.

— Aretha Franklin

Columbia was a wonderful label for me. Wonderful. The records I made there garnered me an audience. I won a number of polls during the years that I was at Columbia. The Downbeat Jazz Poll. Leonard Feather, who was a huge critic back in the day, different polls that he had. The Playboy poll, a number of polls. So the music was great.

— Aretha Franklin

I used to have hamburgers coming and going, especially when I was on the road. Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. I am now opting for salads and just healthier lunches.

— Aretha Franklin

I love to sing. It's just a natural thing for me.

— Aretha Franklin

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