Thursday, November 1, 2012

Chaka Khan Quotes

1. Being a singer is a way for me to get to a platform to do more.

2. But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women. How to appreciate and respect each other.

3. Everyone in my family sang, and we would always sing these songs.

4. I like to work spontaneously.

5. I love to sing. It's the easiest thing for me to do.

6. Getting a degree, being on Sesame Street...those were like real accomplishments to me.

7. I mean, I'm not unhappy, but there's still so much I want to do.

8. I'd like to work on putting art programs back in schools.

9. I'd been in a vicious cycle and circle of people and couldn't see my way out. So I picked myself up one day about 15 years ago and moved where I didn't know anyone.

10. If I love a song, I make it mine.

11. I've always struggled so much just to appreciate myself.

12. I think the whole reason for my life is in there somewhere.

13. I remember seeing the movie "To Sir With Love" when I was a little girl.

14. My philosophy is familiarity breeds contempt.

15. One of the album's songs features Mary J. Blige, but I don't want to talk too much about it yet. I think you will hear the music that's been playing in my head when it comes out.

16. In my thirties, I felt I had hold of one of the reins some of the time.

17. To me, this degree was an acknowledgment of my work in music.

18. There are a lot of people I would have liked to have collaborated with, and would still like to.

19. Walking through this life really is walking through fire.

20. Well. I'm probably not loving myself like I should, but I'm really trying.

21. When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses, and I was hoping I didn't go over a cliff.

22. You know, it's just tough to get together and do work with somebody.

23. My mom took me to see "Goldfinger". My mom took me to see "To Sir, With Love".

24. The bickering and fighting and hating that women do with each other - it's going to kill us as a race of people.

25. I have a lot of charity work I'm into right now, and selling my Chakalates - supporting that whole effort.

26. I've been collaborating with Ira Schickman on some songs, and there will be many other, great musicians involved.

27. As you get older, though, you realize there are fire extinguishers. You do have an ability to control the flames.

28. I grew up on Peggy Lee, Lita, Sarah, Ella - all these people!

29. If we could just see how related we all are, how we're really all in the same place.

30. If I pop everyone who calls me a diva then I'm going to spend the rest of my life in prison.

31. Basically what we did - I wrote poetry, he took it home and came back the next day with music to it…It was that simple. It took us three weeks' time to do the whole CD.

32. They are in it to make money, period...And they are looking at their earnings at the end of a fiscal year. You, on the other hand, are the total opposite of that. You are trying to express yourself, your deepest stuff. The two really don't go together when you think about it.

33. I love tuba and bass-horns.

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