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Aretha Franklin Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Aretha Franklin.

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

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

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

Don't say Aretha is making a comeback,
because I've never been away!
- 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 think the hardest thing is losing weight.
That's the hardest thing more than anything else.
- Aretha Franklin

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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

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

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of choice.
Fly life on free wings,
and sing to its glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Sing Wild Songs Of Adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
- Walt Whitman

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always Sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Own Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never try to teach a pig to sing.
It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig.
- Mark Twain

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

This is the answer to all questions about relationship.
When two people sing their lives in harmony,
their lives are grand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel
as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose Kennedy

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

Who made the rule that life has to be so serious?
One would think that "life is serious" had been engraved
upon stone tablets to judge from how most lives are lived.
Get a life, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat - dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not
sing when they are feeling sensible.
- W. H. Auden

Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should
certain persons die before they sing.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
- Langston Hughes

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is
a jay and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
- Eric Berne

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.
- Lou Holtz

We were always able to sing and blend well together;
that's our gift.
But aside from that, we're really two different guys.
- Paul Simon

But from the time I was very little,
it was something I would do all the time,
just sing, dance and act.
So it wasn't something that was fake or contrived as I got older.
- Jennifer Lopez

They were so good that you just had to sing the song
to them once and they got it.
It's amazing.
Sometimes it didn't come out the way you wanted,
but it was good.
- Chris LeDoux

It is not possible to eat me without insisting that
I sing praises of my devourer?
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

I sing around the house, in the shower.
- Aaron Neville

I've always known that I was born to sing,
ever since I was a child.
- Andrea Bocelli

I love to sing.
It's the easiest thing for me to do.
- Chaka Khan

Live well.
Sing out, sing loud, and sing often.
And God bless the child that's got a song.
- Nanci Griffith

A lot of Irish people perform.
They perform in drawing rooms.
They sing songs and they play piano.
- Fiona Shaw

If you're going to make a musical, don't cartoon it from the play.
Make it better than the play.
Have a reason for making it sing.
- Jerome Lawrence

To sing along with Stevie Wonder, you had to make your
voice do things it was not accustomed to doing.
- Michael Bolton

So many singers want to act, and so many actors try to sing.
- Crystal Gayle

I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than
to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
- e. e. cummings

I take the responsibility of choosing seriously because
it becomes an indelible part of your body of work.
Something has to sing to me.
- Mira Sorvino

If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free,
be free, cause there's a million ways to be,
you know that there are.
- Cat Stevens

It's logical for us to sing, but not necessarily operatic pieces.
- Jose Carreras

I loved words.
I love to sing them and speak them and even now,
I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.
- Anne Rice

In my ballets, woman is first.
Men are consorts.
God made men to sing the praises of women.
They are not equal to men: They are better.
- George Balanchine

Maybe with your emotions and your feelings,
someone else can say it in a different way than you would,
which brings new life to the way you might sing it.
- Jody Watley

You've got to sing like you don't need the money.
- Glenda Jackson


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