Aretha Franklin

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

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.
Aretha Franklin

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

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.
Aretha Franklin

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.
Aretha Franklin

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

Who hasn’t had a weight issue? If not the body, certainly the big head!
Aretha Franklin

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

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

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.
Aretha Franklin

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.
Aretha Franklin

I’m the lady next door when I’m not on stage.
Aretha Franklin

I’m a big woman. I need big hair.
Aretha Franklin

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

I came up in gospel.
Aretha Franklin

Music changes, and I’m gonna change right along with it.
Aretha Franklin

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.
Aretha Franklin

I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.
Aretha Franklin

I think the hardest thing is losing weight. That’s the hardest thing more than anything else.
Aretha Franklin

If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is all about.
Aretha Franklin

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

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

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

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

Let’s start with the church. As you know, it’s my background, it’s a natural setting for me and it’s definitely my roots.
Aretha Franklin

Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum.

Aretha Franklin
I love all music.
Aretha Franklin

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