Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
I'm one of those regular weird people.
You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.
If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.
I won't quit to become someone's old lady.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's more than sex. It's that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone.