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Toni Braxton Quotes

Toni Michele Braxton

Toni Braxton quotes: the singing sensation’s top quotes.

“When you take high risks, the rewards are higher. So sometimes I’ll gamble just to see what happens. If it doesn’t work, I know I can’t do that.”

“Being creative is great.”

“You lose the arrogance you need to be successful, but you need that arrogance because the second someone sees that side of you and chips at it, it’s over.”

“You don’t want a whole bunch of ‘yes people’ around you.”

“I learned that I had to believe in myself and not just to be comfortable with the opinions of others. I’m just more in control; I finalize everything.”

“To do what you love can sometimes be stressful. I’ve always tried to be positive. There’s a lot going on.”

“First thing early Monday morning I’m gonna pack my tears away. Got no cause to look back. I’m lookin’ for me a better day.”

“The point may not be to make sense of the most difficult situations. It could be that we’re here to learn how to breathe through them.”

“Our circumstances may be different, but the emotions that come with being human are what connect us all.”

“My fault is I’m too forgiving too soon. Forgiveness is part of the healing process, but sometimes I can forgive too soon. I’m just beginning to recognize it. I’ve learned that without someone to speak to, you can withdraw to a place it’s hard to come back from.”

“My lack of knowledge about the business side of the industry—as an artist, I just wanted to sing and let my art be out there, but it’s a journey that you have to take by yourself, and thankfully along the way it got better.”

“I’m a businesswoman who’s serious about her money. I want an empire.”

“Like Scarlett O’Hara, I won’t be broke again.”

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”

“My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.”

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”

“I think you always have to pay it forward.”

“My career is, by far, the most important thing to me. It’s my passion.”

“I want my art to say that I’m a risk-taker, a trendsetter and a real talent.”

“Although becoming a singer was my Plan A (after first hearing Whitney Houston when I was 17), I started off with Plan B by going to the teacher training college that my dad went to. It was a slow coming of age.”

“I always felt this need to do my best immediately.”

“Music is how I vent when I’m sad or how I laugh when I’m happy. I always try to narrate a story through my music, especially if I’m singing about heartbreak. I want my listeners to live vicariously through me when they hear my music.”

“I’m just going to do music that I love. I’m going to write songs that inspire me. And, of course, I love writing and singing about sad love songs.”

“I’ve learned now to be honest with myself first. I always try to be honest with the music that I’m coming out with, while also being sure to move with the times.”

“Performing live is the greatest high in the world. That’s why I do what I do.”

“It’s the best feeling to know that you’re still inspiring people. I love performing, I love writing, I love singing. But you never think that others love it as much as you do, and it makes me feel like they appreciate my work.”

“As I’ve gotten a little older, I’ve learned to live in the now and just enjoy it. I’m really proud of the body of work that I have so I don’t really have any regrets on that. Once you’re older in your career, you get confidence that allows you to sustain and be okay in your art.”

“I’ll probably be 80 years old and still performing. Music is like fashion, it changes. But some things will always be the same.”

“I take an active role in my imaging and how I look. I like to take risks on fashion. I kinda go left sometimes, so you can get a taste of my personality.”

“My goal is to be a centennial; I would like to be proud of myself.”

“Being in this business almost 30 years and still being relevant and still being able to do what I love doing and to know that people connect with me through my work, it’s a wonderful feeling. I feel blessed.”

“God picked me to do this, because I love it, love it so much, and I’m so appreciative of it. So I feel really blessed and fortunate.”

“2020 has been… a b*tch. It has not been a year to smile about. It’s been a sad year. It’s been labored. I cannot deny it. What I want to take away from this year is family awareness, friend awareness, life awareness, how precious it is and how important it is. And I don’t know if there’s anything I can take away from it right now, but I often tell myself weekly that I have to remember to be happy and be grateful, and thankful for what we have. And find that the best thing in life that you can have is family and health. If you have great health, you can survive it. It’s better if you have great health and family with you and support. So, 2020, I’m looking forward to 2021. I’m looking forward to it.”

“I’m very lucky. Motherhood is my favorite thing in the world. I love being a mother. I cope because my family helps me a lot.”

“Sometimes you forget to be happy because in a career with so many ups and downs, you can forget to be grateful for the things you have. Sometimes you concentrate, ‘Well, I don’t have this. I don’t have that.’ But look what I do have. Look what I’ve been blessed with, and look how fortunate I’ve been. You have to remind yourself, and I am just—all I can say is thank you. Thank you. It’s good.”

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