10 Aretha Franklin Quotes: The Queen Of Soul Speaks

The natural woman, Aretha Franklin, multiple Grammy Award-winner and the ‘Queen of Soul’, said a little prayer and sent it right into our ears and hearts.

The man who gets me is getting one hell of a woman.

It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I’ve done my job.

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

Who hasn’t had a weight issue? If not the body, certainly the big head!

What is auto-tune? I don’t even know what auto-tune is.

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.

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.

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.

Sometimes, what you’re looking for is already there.

Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.

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