Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Biography

Author Profession: US Queen of Soul
Born: March 25, 1942
Age: 74 years old
Birth Sign: Aries

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Aretha Franklin quotes

Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that.

My faith always has been and always will be important to me.

I am doing what I love to do, and you cannot beat that, especially when the audience appreciates what you prepare for them. It's very, very gratifying.

Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It's transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening.

Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.

Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.

I'm the lady next door when I'm not on stage.

When God loves you, what can be better than that?

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right.

Don't say Aretha is making a comeback, because I've never been away!

I donate heavily to the church and various churches in the Detroit community and food banks.

I came up in gospel.

Music changes, and I'm gonna change right along with it.

I go to the healthier foods that are less chemically treated. I am drinking lots of water to get rid of the toxins in my body. It's a natural flushing. Water flushes your system and is also very good for your skin.

And I was booked once to go on 'Ed Sullivan' and I got bumped and ran out the back door crying.

Falling out of love is like losing weight. It's a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.

I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.

I love 'Anne of Green Gables.' I have for years. That's one of my favourite things. She's such a can-do kind of girl; that's why I'm crazy about her.

I love all music.

I saw the Supremes when they were still singing in little black skirts and white blouses.

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

I have always loved cashmere and knitwear is the first thing I'm drawn to when shopping - even if I don't need any. Claudia Schiffer

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives. Jane Fonda

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