I'll probably be 80 years old and still performing. Music is like fashion, it changes. But some things will always be the same.
I can't record in the morning because I sound like Barry White.
How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn't he catch my falling star? I wish I didn't wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.
I can live a totally normal life and do everything I want to do just as long as I take my medication. My body will give me signals if it gets weak or fatigued, so I know when I need to take a break.
When you take high risks, the rewards are higher. So sometimes I'll gamble just to see what happens. If it doesn't work, I know I can't do that.
I love my family, I'll do anything for them.
Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it.
But I don't want to be out there anymore; I don't want people asking me about my health issues, about my kids. I choose not to be a public paparazzi girl on purpose.
...And i can't get you out of my mind, God knows how hard I've tried.
Performing live is the greatest high in the world. That's why I do what I do
My ideal kinda guy, if I was really gonna go there even though he's married, is Mark Wahlberg. To me he's a little black and white, the kinda guy who would understand if I pull my weave out.
I was so glad I did Beauty and the Beast. I always wanted to act, and if the bankruptcy thing hadn't happened, I wouldn't have started acting.
I think that once an artist has proven herself and you sell lots of records, you should be compensated.
I let everybody else's negative energy feed on me a little.
I often felt like I was walking around with this Scarlet Letter stitched to my chest from the way that people treated me.
I look at other artists who have had fabulous first albums, and you don't know what they're doing today. Who's to say I'll be an exception to that rule?
I felt that putting my all into the relationship would have taken me away from my career. And I couldn't do that then.
I learned that I had to believe in myself and not just to be comfortable with the opinions of others. I'm just more in control; I finalize everything.
I like being in love. I want to be in love, but at this stage of my life, my career is, by far, the most important thing to me. It's my passion.
I've always been able to do sprinkles of hip-hop here and there in all my albums, but I'm not sure how my fans are gonna feel about coming out first with something that's so hip-hop.
I've always tried to be positive. There's a lot going on.
You lose the arrogance you need to be successful, but you need that arrogance because the second someone sees that side of you and chip at it, it's over.
You can never go back to the first two albums in a career.
Will people think I've been dropped? Oh God, you don't want people to think that. No one will want to touch you if they think you got dropped.
When I watched American Idol, I always thought Simon was the most realistic. Simon's like, It was absolutely horrid. That's what they tell in the music industry.
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