Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.
A fool will lose tomorrow reaching back for yesterday
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.
I have no desire to look back, I only want to look forward to the things that are still ahead of me.
If you can think it, you can do it
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 treat others exactly the way I want to be treated.
Dust does rise, doesn't it? And so can I.
Years ago I learned to be totally responsible for Dionne Warwick. I will not wait for opportunities. I will create them.
The problem with fame is you no longer belong to you. You lose your persona and become the object of other people's obsession.
My parents gave me stability and a belief in myself and in all the possibilities life has to offer. I was told the only limitations I would ever face were those I placed upon myself.
I am an outspoken person. I believe in what I say.
You'll never get to heaven, if you break my heart.
All my friends and peers keep asking me when I'm going to rest - I just tell them it's another dirty four-letter word!
I refuse to allow prejudice to defeat me.
I'd like to see a world free of strife, stress, pain, hunger, war - a cool place where everyone could live.
A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.
The music for me is paradise. I think it's where God lives.
I don't think there's anything I can't do. I have no regrets.
I love what I do. I was given the most incredible gift that can be given to anyone. I could never imagine a world without music, and I feel grateful that I've been given the ability to share that.
My self-imposed mandate is to be the voice for the voiceless.
I look at the careers of people I'm standing on the shoulders of. People like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sarah Vaughan. These are icons I wanted to emulate, and I feel like they've been holding me up for quite a long time.
I am a combination of my entire family.
Do you know that other than my father, I've never had a man take care of me?
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.
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