Chaka Khan quotes

  • Painted faces, sun burnt skin, fixed expressions, smiles worn thin.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Art #Media #Expression

  • I would have been an archaeologist or something, maybe a historian. There are a lot of things I would have liked to have done differently, but everything that happened to me made me the person I am today. No matter how negative it seemed at the time or whatever hardship it seemed to have been at that time, Im just the sum of all those amazing experiences.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Negative #Done #Hardship

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

    #Appreciate #Needs #How To Love

  • I have some scars... lots of internal ones. But they're all scabbed over.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Scar #Internals

  • If I wanted to fight to make a better world racially, I wouldn't be in the music business. You dig, if I were going to be a freedom fighter music is the wrong field.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Fighting #World #Fields

  • A song is not going to change this damn world. Instead of making people mad about this shitty situation, it's going to make everybody happy. It's a false thing. It's like a lullaby as opposed to a gun. People need to be slapped into reality and music just doesn't do that.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Song #Gun #Reality

  • I control my life and I have never let success run away with me - I've taken it and ran. And the only thing that could threaten my stability is me - I'm my only threat and my own worst enemy. Beyond that, I don't feel successful. I'm nowhere near where I plan to be as far as my goals.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Running #Taken #Successful

  • I was born and raised in the University of Chicago area and had an uneventful middle-class Catholic childhood. I had a heavy Catholic upbringing and Catholicism is terrible - it's the reason there were slaves. Mass every morning at seven o'clock during Lent. It's a totally negative, man-made religion.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Morning #Men #Class

  • My mother was into opera and my father was into jazz, so there was a lot of jazz in the house where I grew up.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Mother #Father #House

  • America breeds ambition and while that can be a good thing, sometimes it's not. Ambition also breeds competition and that can be a very bad thing. People become chronically preoccupied with competing and don't know when to stop. It can become unhealthy.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Ambition #America #People

  • I'm an extremely determined person. I'm very serious about what I do.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Serious #Determined #Persons

  • There is no perfect love - that's something I'm very realistic about.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Perfect #Perfect Love #Realistic

  • You've just got to follow your own path. You have to trust your heart and you have to listen to the warnings. ... You can't argue with the universe. It's not about that. It's more about relaxing and knowing that you can handle it and feeling empowered. Knowing you have the power to do whatever the hell you want to do. That's what it's about. It really is.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Heart #Knowing #Feelings

  • You've just got to follow your own path. You have to trust your heart and you have to listen to the warnings.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Heart #Warning #Path

  • I want to give some positive messages and to empower some people.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #People #Giving #Empowering

  • Every personal experience of my life impacts my music. I can only give what I have. And when I receive, I give it back. I often fix it or color it differently or give it in my way, but thats what its about.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Impact #Color #Giving

  • Spirituality has played an amazing part. Its been paramount in my life.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Spirituality

  • I can only give what I have. And when I receive, I give it back.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Giving

  • Every personal experience of my life impacts my music.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Impact

  • I won't become a household word, or achieve the fame I deserve in my lifetime because of the way I look.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Looks #Way #Lifetime

  • When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses, and I was hoping I didnt go over a cliff.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Horse #Twenties #Riding

  • Getting a degree, being on Sesame Street... those were like real accomplishments to me.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Real #Accomplishment #Degrees

  • I mean, I'm not unhappy, but there's still so much I want to do.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Mean #Unhappy #Want

  • I love to sing. It's the easiest thing for me to do.
    -- Chaka Khan

  • It's time for those of us who have a voice to speak out for life, for love and for justice using the same media we've used throughout our careers.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Media #Careers #Voice

  • There are a lot of people I would have liked to have collaborated with, and would still like to.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #People #Stills

  • In my thirties, I felt I had hold of one of the reins some of the time.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Reins

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

    #Prison #Pops #Call Me

  • My philosophy is familiarity breeds contempt.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Philosophy #Contempt #Familiarity Breeds Contempt

  • Walking through this life really is walking through fire.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Fire #This Life #Walking

  • If I love a song, I make it mine.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Song

  • It sacrifices people's lives and their essences at the drop of a dimeI had a manager once say to me, You know you're worth more money dead than alive.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Sacrifice #Essence #People

  • 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
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Song #Thinking #Albums

  • I've always struggled so much just to appreciate myself.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Appreciate

  • 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.
    -- Chaka Khan

    #Years #Circles #People

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