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.
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.
Years ago I learned to be totally responsible for Dionne Warwick. I will not wait for opportunities. I will create them.
I am an outspoken person. I believe in what I say.
You'll never get to heaven, if you break my heart.
Dust does rise, doesn't it? And so can I.
The music for me is paradise. I think it's where God lives.
I treat others exactly the way I want to be treated.
I'd like to see a world free of strife, stress, pain, hunger, war - a cool place where everyone could live.
I still have some very dear friends from school, and we get together whenever possible.
I don't think there's anything I can't do. I have no regrets.
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 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.
A bad relationship can do that, can make you doubt everything good you ever felt about yourself.
I refuse to allow prejudice to defeat me.
The problem with fame is you no longer belong to you. You lose your persona and become the object of other people's obsession.
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.
Do you know that other than my father, I've never had a man take care of me?
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.
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.
If you can think it, you can do it
I have been consistent by staying true to who I am and will continue to sing the type of songs that those who have continued to support my career expect from me.
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