I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.— Aaliyah
The most eye-opening Aaliyah quotes that will add value to your life
Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.
If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!
Everything is worth it. The hard work, the times when you're tired, the times where you're a bit sad... In the end, it's all worth it because it really makes me happy. There's nothing better than loving what you do.
If at first you don't succeed/You can dust it off and try again/Dust yourself off and try again.
I go through the same problems all young people go through.
Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms.
There is always a bit of pressure to do a good album - to do good work, period.
I really put a lot of pressure on myself, more so than other people. But I try not to let that overwhelm me to the point where I can't even do good work. I just put it aside and do the best that I know that I can.
I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.
Well, I think that the image is a part of me.
I wear the baggy pants, the hats, the whole nine. And you know, I may add a little for the excitement and the intrigue in the videos, but my family has told me that little air of mystery that surrounds me is for real.
I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.
It's Friday and I'm ready to swing. Pick up my girls and hit the party scene.
It's been so long and I'm lost without you, what am I gonna do? I been needin' you, wantin' you, wonderin' if you're the same and who's been with you. Is your heart still mine? I wanna cry sometimes ... I miss you.
I've been singing all my life. I've always wanted this. I sang in church, in school plays, and my parents gave me vocal lessons. My parents always said this was destined for me.
I wanted to be different and original but still have it be something my fans could get into. There also are some big, beautiful ballads. I told my producers that I wanted tracks that are going to blow up in the clubs, but I also wanted songs that were very melodic and with a lot of instrumentation.
You know we're in a business where things are just unpredictable.
You don't know what's going to happen...we were lucky Blessed, I think is a better way to put it.
There is a bit of acting involved when you get in front of a camera for a video.
Even when you perform onstage, you're putting on a show.
When a fan comes up to you and says I love your music, there’s nothing better than that.
There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself.
It's fun to be creative and innovative and come up with something crazy.
So I need people to work with who are not going to be afraid to take it to the left a bit.
Sensual is being in tune with your sensual self.
I don't have to go back to Australia until next year to finish shooting [the "Matrix" sequels]. It actually works out great, because I have the time needed to support the album and tour. ... It's kind of hard juggling both of them, because it's double the workload. But the way I look at is I just let it work itself out, let it flow. If I don't think about it, it won't drive me crazy.
It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.
My parents just tell me, ‘If you know what you want, you should stay determined and go for it. You can do anything.’
Whatever will be, will be.
People are gonna look up to me because I'm young, black, and female.
When you get into this business you have to grow up quickly.
But I wouldn't say I've lost any of my childhood, I've always been a mature child. My Mom says I've been like that since I was little kid. I make time for my friends and I make time for things that other kids do. This is a business and I knew what I was getting into. I make time for being a kid, but I also know when to put on my business hat and go for the business.
It was always part of the plan to move into acting.
I wanna be the best at what I do. I wanna sing, I wanna dance, I wanna act. That's about it.
There are times I can't even figure myself out.
I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.
That's why I work every day. Ev-er-y day. I want to knock people out.