There's nothing to compare to live music, there just isn't anything.
Go on, now, go. Walk out the door. Just turn around now, 'cause you're not welcome anymore. Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with 'goodbye?' Did you think I'd crumble? Did you think I'd lay down and die? I will survive.
I have been to more than 80 countries, and there is not one-not one-that I didn't have women coming up to me sharing stories of overcoming major abuse, a bad marriage turning good, etc.
When I'm on stage, all is right with the world.
All through my young life I wanted to sing, although nobody in my family knew it.
God allows circumstances to build us up. God has got our back.
Well, I went through some emotionally abusive relationships and allowed myself to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried everything I knew to be a lady.
Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you, not what other people think of you.
At first I was afraid, I was petrified, kept thinking I could never live without you by my side. But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong, and I grew strong.
My grandmother went to church, but my mother had been inundated with church and decided that when she had children, she would not push church or God on her children.
Well, I was in a band. I was the singer with a band called the Soul Satisfiers. I sang then quite a bit of Jazz and some Top 40 stuff.
The scripture that God used to save me was Isaiah 7.14, which today is still my favourite verse in the Bible.
I've got all my life to live and I've got all my love to give
Yes, too much emphasis is put on outward physical attributes in every area of American life.
I still love a variety of kinds of music.
I agree that a well groomed appearance or a slovenly appearance says a lot about one's character.
One of the high points of my career was winning the Grammy for 'I Will Survive.'
I will survive. As long as I know how to love, I know I'll be alive.
Low self-esteem comes from who you assess yourself to be. It's about who you are, and I didn't think I was anything or anybody.
So you're back from outer space.
The better your audience, the more energy you have, and the more energy you have, the better show you do. The better show you do, the more they love it, and the more energy they give back to you.
None of my family had anything to do with show business, my life was totally foreign to them.
Well, for street clothes, a lot of what I wear is Jones New York. I am well-endowed in the derriere, and they can handle that.
Even as a very small child I used to talk to God.
I loved the fact that I could get on stage and be in control.
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