The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself - something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.
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.
Physical strength in a woman -- that's what I am.
This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.
I never said Well, I don't have this and I don't have that. I said, I don't have this yet, but I'm going to get it.
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.
I will never give in to old age until I become old
[Retirement could be tough for the self-admitted workaholic, who received a lifetime achievement award at the British Black Music Awards last year for her 40-year music career.] I never drink, and I have never done drugs, ... All I have ever done is work, work, work my entire life.
I really hope I don't get this obsessed with somebody next season, ... Because it's really kind of wearing me out.
There comes a point where it is just undignified to be a rock 'n' roll star
Some of those dresses are works of art. I'd be happy to just have them in my closet and let somebody else wear them.
Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic.
I didn't worry about it because I kind of felt I left a good message and memory with the people in terms of my work, and I always felt with a good record, I could always come back.
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.
I need that on stage. I need a burst of life. That's entertainment for me.