Alicia Keys

Born: January 25, 1981

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

Quotes of Alicia Keys

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I'm a very caring person.

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Some people want it all But I don't want nothing at all If it ain't you baby If I ain't got you baby Some people want diamond rings Some just want everything But everything means nothing If I ain't got...

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He broke my heart, and now it's raining, just to rub it in...

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Yes I was burned but I called it a lesson learned. Mistake overturned so I call it a lesson learned. My soul has returned so I call it a lesson learned...another lesson learned

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Falling down ain't falling down, If you don't cry when you hit the floor, It's called the past cause I'm getting past, And I ain't nothing like I was before, You ought to see me now

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If you treat me fairly, I'll give you all my goods.

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Sometimes I feel like I don't belong anywhere, & it's gonna take so long for me to get to somewhere, Sometimes I feel so heavy hearted, but I can't explain cuz I'm so guarded. But that's a lonely road...

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I think we deserve people who really, really love us.

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Everything you want to be, you already are. You're simply on the path to discovering it.

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Love will come find you, just to remind you of who you are.

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You are what you listen to

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Hand me the world on a silver platter, and what good would it be?

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If I didn't love it, I would not record it.

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Create the world you want, and fill it with the opportunities that matter to you.

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I don't worry cause, everything's gonna be alright.

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Sometimes you need to start again, in order to fly

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Risk the fall to know how it feels to fly.

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Why give up before we try?

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No matter how far you are. No matter how long it takes him. Through Distance And Time I'll be waiting ..

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Still when I'm a mess I still put on a vest With an 'S' on my chest Oh yes, I'm a Superwoman

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I’ve found that the best life has to offer is right in front of me, with my husband and child

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And Im happy that Im not super skinny.

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My life is rich because I have those kinds of people in my life.

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I loved grand pianos and small pianos, too.

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Through the shake of an earthquake I will never fall. That’s how strong my love is.

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Oh My God, the [hip-hop] videos! The imagery is so awful! I just can't get with it at all. The best thing I can say about it is that sometimes you have to see that kind of stuff so as to have a more balanced...

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There was no other path for me. I knew this was my path. I had to follow it.

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Cause I am a Superwoman, Yes I am, Yes she is, Even when I'm a mess, I still put on a vest, With an S on my chest, Oh yes, I'm a Superwoman, ... And all my sisters, Coming together, Say yes I...

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I look forward to my first visit to Israel. Music is a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love, and that is the spirit of our show.

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Even when I'm singing on record there's a lot of times when I'll fight for a bit of imperfection. I might not have quite hit the note to the perfect pitch but there was a soul in there and feeling that,...

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The climate of today is not really focused as much as it was then on being able to speak about different cultural issues or different situations that were going on politically.

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You're stronger, and you're better, and you're ready for whatever.

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Love will come find you Just to remind you Of who you are [...] See that's the thing about love [...] Then life It will embrace you Totally amaze you So you don't give up

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The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make...

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Love me like you'll never see me again.

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I'd rather not have anything than be a liar.

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I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick. I like my body.

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My mom is definitely my rock.

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If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want - I go to the bathroom.

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I always want to stay focused on who I am, even as I'm discovering who I am.

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I have my mother who is an Irish-Italian, and my father who is African, so I have the taste buds of an Italian and the spice of an African.

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Soul music is timeless.

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Simplicity makes me happy.

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When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.

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When you're talented, you're talented.

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I love the written word so much, I know it's gonna flow naturally.

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I see what happens when one gets very attached to material things. That's just not what my life is.

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But when I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play.

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I lived with my mom in a really small apartment. My bedroom was like in the living room. That's why I still love to sleep on couches now.

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I'm very happy with my body.

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I've always been strong-minded, but I wonder.

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We're all going to change. Otherwise, it's boring.

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And I love kick boxing. It's a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head.

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I feel like B sides are always better, no matter whose record it is.

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I really like to live my life in a low-key fashion.

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I would hate to make music and people love me for something that isn't me.

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It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been.

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The last thing I want is to walk into my house after a long day and see all the Grammys and awards. It would make me feel weird.

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As a lyricist, you love to hear other great lyrics or other great concepts.

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Failure isn't an option. I've erased the word 'fear' from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can't fail.

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For me, doing a show, the excitement of singing live, and the possibility that you're not gonna be perfect - that's the thrill of it.

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I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.

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I don't have a ton of friends, but the friends I have are great ones. I don't have huge family, but the family I have is a great one.

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I grew up in a pretty tough neighborhood.

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I have this vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle jacket. When I put it on, it has this supercool feeling to it.

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I know people who've gone to jail. It don't mean you stop loving them! They deservin' love just as much in there, and maybe they needin' it more.

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I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to listening to 'New Kids on the Block.'

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I want to continue to produce film, television, and theater, and to make the most amazing music that I've made in my life.

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I'm the cofounder of Keep a Child Alive. We provide medicine for families affected by HIV and AIDS in places like Africa and India.

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I've stepped more into my business and really... taken control for how I want that to be.

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I've stepped more into my womanhood, I'm a mother now, I'm having a beautiful relationship as a wife and as a friend.

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Maturity and experience are part of my liberation.

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My music comes from many, many, many places. My emotions, my feelings, my thoughts, and conversations I have with people I know who influence me.

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Not because I'm trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades.

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Some of the greatest artists did their best work when they got political.

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Sometimes I've gotten photographs back and people have literally shaven off pieces of me, and I tell them to put it back.

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Stevie Wonder's records introduced me to '70s soul when I was 12 or 13.

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We are all one. We're not as separate as we oftentimes think.

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What breaks my heart is suffering of any kind. Too often, our world is divisive and cruel where it needs to be uniting and loving.

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When I first started getting into the business, a young woman in a music game that was mostly men, I did feel inadequate.

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A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes.

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I was tired and I had overworked myself and burnt myself out. So I went to Egypt by myself. When I saw what was built there, it made me understand how powerful we are, that we can create anything. And...

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A lot of times I watch TV and I watch film and there's so many things I'd love to talk about that I feel don't get the opportunity to be shown. Sometimes things become very stereotypical and one-sided,...

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Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones' classic Wild Horses, and it is right up my alley, that whole style. It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement, and I love...

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From the beginning, I've had to juggle and weigh the silly things people say - and I've learnt that they're meaningless, and they're mostly inaccurate. So I don't worry about it, because there's nothin'...

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I definitely want to act, but I also want to score movies, and I have this idea to fuse classical music with other styles that would give it a different perception.

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I grew up around the theatre. My mother is an actress. I would fall asleep on tons of theatre chairs. It's in my blood; it's in my spirit and my fabric of who I am.

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I grew up in the middle of everything. I walked the streets alone, I rode the trains alone, I came home at three in the morning alone; that was what I did.

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I love children and I love family and I love that interaction. Because I had a really close relationship with my mother, I understand that deep powerful love, and it's so beautiful. To be a mother to a...

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I really appreciate Frank Ocean's lyrical style, I appreciate the way that he can kind of draw you into this personal space, but it's still lyrical. It's almost poetic, in a way, but it's very personal...

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I'm a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to always be nice, always smiling, always happy, that's not real. It was like I was wearing a mask. I was becoming this perfectly chiselled...

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I'm inspired by artists and musicians. There are so many wonderful and talented people in the world. I love discovering new music, new writers, or new art.

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I've always valued the input of the people I love. So in the past, whenever I'd make a decision - what to wear to an event, whether to pursue a job opportunity - I'd consult those closest to me, like my...

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Most times, your blessings are also your curses. And for me, I have this ability to express myself so clearly with pen and paper, but when it comes to expressing myself verbally, I put up a big wall.

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Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowy - and it made me feel something. That's when I realized music was inside me.

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My mixed-race background made me a broad person, able to relate to different cultures. But any woman of colour, even a mixed colour, is seen as black in America. So that's how I regard myself.

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My parents weren't married. It wasn't like my dad up and left. I maintained a steady relationship with my grandparents. My dad's mother is my nana, and I'm closer to her than almost anybody in this world.

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Once people see this 'Unplugged,' I just want them to feel the spontaneity, to feel passionate... I want you to see another side of me, that's free, and feel where my head is, where whatever happens, happens....

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There's too much darkness in the world. Everywhere you turn, someone is tryin' to tear someone down in some way; everywhere you go, there's a feeling of inadequacy, or a feeling that you're not good enough....

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Things can be really empty in this world, and I don't just mean the music world. It can become a very meaningless place if you don't really understand: 'who am I? Why am I here? What am I doing?' To feel...

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To be able to help a 13-year-old kid from the Bronx follow her dreams just by letting her know she's not forgotten in this crazy world - that's why I got involved with Frum Tha Ground Up.

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When I was a kid, I'd practise Chopin on piano - and I love Chopin! He's my dawg! Then I'd go out on the stoop and blast the radio. I'm from New York, the concrete jungle. Hip-hop influenced me from day...

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When I was first learning songs, I'd have a favorite song, and I'd take the chords and twist them around. I'd learn the chords and then play them backward. That was my first experimenting with writing...

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When I was younger, my mother and I, we'd have these crazy, crazy fights. Everyone would storm out mad, and the only way that I'd be able to express myself was to write her. We would write letters back...

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When I'm on stage, my interaction with the audience is something that really makes me come alive. It's a feeling like no other. The energy of the crowd fuels something new inside.

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Every moment is beautiful; delicious even!

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Everything's gonna be alright.

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Why give up before we try Feel the lows before the highs Clip our wings before we fly away I can't say I came prepared I'm suspended in the air Won't you come be in the sky with me

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

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