Aretha Franklin’s passing was an incident that moved us all greatly. She was a musical icon that stunned the world with her vocal, piano and lyrical skill. Aretha Franklin’s music entertained and educated us on different values that are important to have. Her soulful music and legacy will always live on.
Here are 10 inspirational and wise quotes from Aretha Franklin.
1. On Respect
We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.
2. On Confidence
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.
3. On Change
Music changes and I’m gonna change right along with it.
4. On Faith
When God loves you, what can be better than that?
5. On Gratitude
People really don’t have to give you anything, so appreciate what people give you.
6. On Originality
I’m the lady next door when I’m not on stage.
7. On Stereotypes
You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off.
8. On Music
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.
9. On Love
Falling out of love is like losing weight. It’s a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.
10. On Parenting
Parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home.