We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right.— Aretha Franklin
The most lust Aretha Franklin quotes that are free to learn and impress others
True love has no hiding place, it’s not something you just put away.
I'm a big woman. I need big hair.
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.
If you disrespect everybody that you run into, how in the world do you think everybody's supposed to respect you?
Don't say Aretha is making a comeback, because I've never been away!
Better friends than lovers. Sugar can't you see? You need you and I really need me.
As a parent you try to maintain a certain amount of control and so you have this tug-of-war ... You have to learn when to let go. And that's not easy.
When God loves you, what can be better than that?
Women have broken through the glass ceiling, and they're now more and more in the power seats.
My heart is still there in gospel music.
It never left . . . I'm gonna make a gospel record and tell Jesus I cannot bear these burdens alone.
I love to sing. It's just a natural thing for me.
I love 'Anne of Green Gables.' I have for years. That's one of my favourite things. She's such a can-do kind of girl; that's why I'm crazy about her.
You're a no good heartbreaker, you're a liar, and you're a cheat.
I don't know why I let you do these things to me.
The milk of kindness flows through my body, I shall follow Jesus to the Taco Bell and give thanks.
Trying to grow up is hurting. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't, it hurts even more.
And I've been hurt hurt bad. I might be just twenty-six, but I'm an old woman in disguise twenty-six goin'on sixty-five.
I'm never tired of going to the studio.
I enjoy recording and documenting everything and trying new things.
I don't feel one's personal medical condition is everybody's business.
It just isn't something you advertise, and it's not open to discussion.
I remember singing around the house to records that were playing.
All kinds of music. And the great James Cleveland was often in our house, and I grew up with his sound as well.
On the sly, scoping for love.
I think the hardest thing is losing weight. That's the hardest thing more than anything else.
I saw the Supremes when they were still singing in little black skirts and white blouses.
I've always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum.
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.
I donate heavily to the church and various churches in the Detroit community and food banks.
Ariana Grande - I like her a lot.
And I was booked once to go on 'Ed Sullivan' and I got bumped and ran out the back door crying.
Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.
For many years, I've wanted to do one, and I've always mentioned it to the chieftains, and they would say things like, 'Oh well. Christmas albums don't sell,' and things like that. But that's not the point. Christmas albums are important. The music is important. The season is important.
It's so glamorous, you have to see it." (describing the $92 million Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
My mentor was Clara Ward of the famous Ward gospel singers of Philadelphia.
And my dad was my coach. He coached me. And just my natural love for music is what drove me.
There is no way in the world anyone else could do my wedding other than myself, along with whomever I select to do various things.
You have singers that are trained, and then you have natural singers: people that, in my opinion, were just born to sing. And hopefully, I am one of them.
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.
It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person.
It means I've done my job.
I can say that my big records and my success have been due to the backing which Atlantic have put behind me.
Yeah, I want a job in Barack's Cabinet. How about a job, Mr. Obama? Please? Please?
I picked up some wonderful things just listening to other pianists that I appreciate, and that would be Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Horowitz, and Art Tatum. Those are the pianists I really enjoy and admire.
I was in my dad's church, his Baptist church, and I think the first song I ever performed was 'Jesus Be a Fence Around Me.'
I loved going to church. I enjoyed being a part of the choir and just doing things in and around the church. But as a young girl, I certainly enjoyed watching and listening to my dad.
I still have perfect diction!
Let's start with the church. As you know, it's my background, it's a natural setting for me and it's definitely my roots.
It's very satisfying. To perform the way you want to. And the way you know that you can.
I don't think I was a catalyst for the women's movement.
Gospel goes with me wherever I go. Gospel is a constant with me.
I sing to the realists, people who accept it like it is.
I express problems. There are tears when it's sad and smiles when it's happy. It seems simple to me, but for some people, I guess feelin' takes courage.
The term 'Sock it to me!' was a big, big thing in our neighborhood - all the kids were saying it.
I had not been in the jazz environment, having been brought up in the church.
But once I got to New York, and I was signed to perform at The Village Gate and the Vanguard and clubs like that, and these - the Vanguard was one of the most elite, if not the most elite, jazz club out there.