It's so glamorous, you have to see it. (describing the 92 million Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
I might be just twenty-six, but I'm an old woman in disguise... twenty-six goin'on sixty-five.
I'm gonna make a gospel record and tell Jesus I cannot bear these burdens alone.
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.
Trying to grow up is hurting, you know. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't, it hurts even more.
The moment I wake up, Before I put on my make up, I say a little prayer for you
I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.
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.
I'm a big woman. I need big hair.
My faith always has been and always will be important to me.
Don't say Aretha is making a comeback, because I've never been away!
I'm the lady next door when I'm not on stage.