Aretha Franklin’s Life Quotes-Legendary Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin's Life Quotes

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She leaves behind a musical legacy the entire world will never forget.

Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942 to the Reverend Clarence LaVaughn & Barbara Siggers Franklin.

Without knowing how to read music, she became a self-taught pianist resulting in 44 Grammy Nominations and 18 wins.

Although she was a high school dropout, Aretha received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, became an inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame, and the Apollo Theater Legends Walk of Fame.

The Legendary “Queen of Soul” also performed at three inaugural events for U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

Here are 3 New Quotes from Aretha Franklin’s Latest Interviews

I love to sing. It’s just a natural thing for me.

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Gospel goes with me wherever I go. Gospel is a constant with me.
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People really don’t have to give you anything, so appreciate what people give you. And just don’t let that go to your head, whatever it is they give you.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha’s 3 Quotes About Church

I was in my dad’s church, his Baptist church, and I think the first song I ever performed was ‘Jesus Be a Fence Around Me.’

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I donate heavily to the church and various churches in the Detroit community and food banks.

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Let’s start with the church. As you know, it’s my background, it’s a natural setting for me and it’s definitely my roots.

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2 of  Franklin’s Quotes About Jesus

The milk of kindness flows through my body, I shall follow Jesus to the Taco Bell and give thanks.

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My heart is still there in gospel music. It never left . . . I’m gonna make a gospel record and tell Jesus I cannot bear these burdens alone.

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Music:  Quotes

…the people at large absolutely gave James Brown respect. He was an original like a Rembrandt or a Picasso

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I’ve always felt that rock & roll was very, very wholesome.

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R&B is not a fad; it’s the truth.

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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.

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Singing Quotes

Being the Queen is not all about singing and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.

Aretha Franklin

I saw the Supremes when they were still singing in little black skirts and white blouses.

Aretha Franklin

I remember singing around the house to records that were playing. All kinds of music. And the great James Cleveland was often in our house, and I grew up with his sound as well.

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Aretha Franklin: Quotes About Soul

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.

Aretha Franklin


Soul is a constant. It’s cultural. It’s always going to be there, in different flavors and degrees.

Aretha Franklin

Judy Garland is a singer with a capital S. And talk about soul. This woman was soul personified. Judy Garland is a class by herself.

Aretha Franklin

To Inspire Us

Adventure: How Quotes Inspire All Adventurous People

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An adventure is a very unusual and exciting typically bold & hazardous experience in life or just a particular activity destined to be explored. To enumerate, here you will find some quotes and you can then determine how these quotes can inspire all adventurous people or just use them to Inspire you. I am not currently committed  to a life of travel, but those that travel are a great inspiration to what can transpire in the future. Join me here to get inspired and possibly to take a trip destined to be explored. I am looking forward to an awesome opportunity to @EnjoyNature at some point in my life.

First, Quotes about adventure and exploration

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Travel brings power and love back into your life.

– Rumi

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

– Andre Gide

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.

– Peter Hoeg

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

– Susan Sontag

Second, Awesome travel quotes

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We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.

– Anais Nin

Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.

– Eudora Welty

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

– Mark Twain

Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.

– Tennessee Williams

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Third, Adventure and life

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It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

– Alan Cohen

Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.

– Mark Jenkins

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.

– Henry David Thoreau

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.

  • – Robin S. Sharma

Fourth, Travel the world quotes

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To travel is to possess the world

– Elias Burton Holmes

Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote.

– Michael Palin

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.

– Aldous Huxley

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

– Maya Angelou

I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.

– Rosalia de Castro

Fifth, Travel experience quotes

Experienced Travelers

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The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

– Christopher McCandless

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.

– Lin Yutang

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!

– Dr. Seuss

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

– Mary Ritter Beard

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing.’

– Daniel J. Boorstin

In Conclusion

Uniquely, there is great inspiration in wanting to experience the unusual, too live a life of the bold and yet be free to explore the world. Above all, it excites many of us to believe that we could one day travel the world. Although I am not currently committed to traveling, provided the opportunity this is an ultimate goal. With this intention, my greatest desires is to one day own a R.V. (recreational vehicle) to start my travels. Ocassionally, in the parking lot where I work I insert myself into the ones nearby through my imagination. For the most part, if you are currently traveling the world please be safe.

Ms. Flo
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What Fitness Quotes Keep You Motivated?

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Fitness Quotes To Keep You Motivated

The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy…It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.

Jacqueline Gareau

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What Are Your Favorite Daily Quotes?

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Are you satisfied with where you are and the direction you are going? If not, take control of your life and change whatever needs to be changed. You and only you have the power to do this. You can change your world!

Napoleon Hill

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The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs.

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

The best way to respond to wrong is to do what’s right.

The better we know ourselves the less we’ll criticize others.

The bigger your problems, the bigger your prayer should be.

Norman Vincent Peale

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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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all at once.

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