For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different.
Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything... whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
I believe that if you'll just stand up and go, life will open up for you.
People think my life has been tough, but I think has been a wonderful journey. The older you get, the more you realise it's not what happens, but how you deal with it.
My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don't use special creams or treatments - I'll use a little bit of everything. It's a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.
So when it came to role models, I looked at presidents' wives. Of course, you're talking about a farm girl who stood in the fields, dreaming, years ago, wishing she was that kind of person. But if I had been that kind of person, do you think I could sing with the emotions I do? You sing with those emotions because you've had pain in your heart.
Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic.
I'm self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream - to have class.
I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!
I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
I always had long legs. When I was young, I used to think, 'Why do I look like a little pony?'
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
I never put a lot of praise on myself because of my relationship with Ike. I was just happy when I started to like myself - when I divorced and took control of my life.
I believe in prayer and in strong belief.
I want to tell people how to live spiritually. After you've bought all your houses and your clothes, you want something bigger.
I'm pleased with my life, with the journey.
I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.
My legacy is that I stayed on course... from the beginning to the end, because I believed in something inside of me.
I don't want to be dragging myself on stage, year in year out, until someone else tells me it is time to go. There are certain birthdays that make you revalue your life.
Sometimes in a restaurant you'll see a lady dressed very nice, she picks up a menu or something... a little fan is always a little bit nice.