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Aretha Franklin - Great Quotes

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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.

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.

Falling out of love is like losing weight. It's a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.

Don't say Aretha is making a comeback, because I've never been away!

I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.

I'm the lady next door when I'm not on stage.

I've never recorded anything I didn't like.

I've always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music

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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