Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.
Years ago I learned to be totally responsible for Dionne Warwick. I will not wait for opportunities. I will create them.
A fool will lose tomorrow reaching back for yesterday
I treat others exactly the way I want to be treated.
The music for me is paradise. I think it's where God lives.
I'd like to see a world free of strife, stress, pain, hunger, war - a cool place where everyone could live.
Rural communities in Africa, South Asia and Latin America are where the majority of hungry people are and the inequality that exists between women and men in these communities is holding back progress. These women have a very tough time, so much is expected of them.
We are all here to be a service to those who can't be a service to themselves. We can give people hope and more reasons for being human.
You'll never get to heaven, if you break my heart.
I like Brazilians and I like their values. They believe in family.
All the stars that never were are parking cars and pumping gas.
Man will never understand woman and vice versa. We are oil and water. An equal level can never be maintained, as one will always excel where the other doesn't, and that breeds resentment.
Dust does rise, doesn't it? And so can I.
I am an outspoken person. I believe in what I say.
I have no desire to look back, I only want to look forward to the things that are still ahead of me.
I am a combination of my entire family.
A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.
I don't give advice. 90% of the time nobody takes it anyway. I will give encouragement and if asked a question as to how, or why I did certain things and if I think this will help whomever is asking the question I will do this.
I refuse to allow prejudice to defeat me.
Country music is so related to gospel. It seems I could go down that road pretty easily.
The Civil Rights for Musicians Act is about economic justice for African American artists. It's about what's right. And it's about time.
I was told by my grandfather who was a minister that we all were put here on earth to be of service to one another, and it is quite gratifying to know that if I am able to be of help to one that is not able to help themselves then I am fulfilling my obligation as a human being.
I have bought a lot of beautiful clothes with my money, but I've also earned it.
If you can think it, you can do it
I often feel the need of a man to take care of me, even though I can certainly take care of myself.
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