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Gladys Knight Quotes

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight quotes: the Empress of Soul sounds off.

“Sometimes the best things are right in front of you; it just takes some time to see them. It’s up to you what you do with it.”

“We should definitely be more careful about the things that we choose to do with our lives.”

“Nobody has a perfect anything. We don’t have perfect lives. We’re not perfect beings.”

“I know those challenges that come up from time to time in life are our little learning tools, our little stepping stones. If we didn’t have those things in our life, how would we learn anything? We would just be walking around like nothing. We need those obstacles in our life because I know one thing: I’m a much better person for them.”

“That’s part of your life lesson to be afraid. The bigger question is how you deal with being afraid. Do you have to summon courage or something else to live with that fear without letting it take you over?”

“Believe me when I say this: you can’t please everyone.”

“I started singing in the church. My first recital was when I was four and it was put on by the church. It’s just been such a, such a great fulfillment and a full circle of the Lord leading me to different things and getting back to giving me the honor of being a member of his church.”

“I was willing to take the risk. If I don’t sell another record, if you don’t like me or love me as you have in these past years because I’m a member of his church then that’s going to be on you. But you’re going to see my light because I’m going to keep letting it shine.”

“I had some great mentors as I was coming up and starting to sing so early—I’ve been singing since I was four. I had people telling me how to preserve myself. I was just being obedient to what my parents saw in me.”

“Mom told us we were going to work hard and send that money home and invest it.”

“The music industry has always been competitive, and when I was just starting out, it wasn’t very kind to women. But with faith and persistence, I overcame those hurdles and try to be an inspiration to future generations.”

“We came through with a moral value, an integrity value, and a great love for what we were doing. So it helped us to do the things that we needed to do to be better. We didn’t have to be on the cover of every magazine, we didn’t have to be doing something dramatic just to get some attention. We let our talents speak for that.”

“We all have a responsibility, and since I’ve been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity.”

“I’ve spent all of my life trying to get people to feel a passion for what I do.”

“If all I do in my life is soothe someone’s spirit with a song, then let me do that and I’m happy.”

“Soul is just that inner spirit. I use that inner spirit for whatever it is I do.”

“God is gracious enough to let us know, in due time while we’re here and the fact that I’m still around and I’m still singing, it is really to His glory.”

“Ancient, ancient times… and here I am, still busier than ever.”

“I always kind of thought I want to be a good person, I want to be right to my fellow men and love them like we’re supposed to.”

“I am here to give the anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life, from walking back hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from using my voice for good—I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s anthem.”

“I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us.”

“You do have to stand up for what is right and what is right for others. I just want them to know that we have a country that’s worth standing up for. Nothing good comes easy and I would hope that they will understand as I do that we have a better way to do this than to be all angry.”

“I love giving. I love sharing.”

“I don’t regret any decisions I’ve made in my life.”

“I get through the tough times with prayer and my family. The support of my mom when she was here, my husband and children now, and even my fans have brought me through certain challenges.”

“I’m just on top of the world.”

“I’m a people lover. I love interacting with different people as I meet them, and I think people are one of God’s greatest creations, I really do. They’re interesting and intriguing.”

“Love is what makes the world go around. I know it’s a big cliche to use, but it is the absolute truth. There is nothing else like it. I know that is what everybody is striving to feel: in relationships, in brother- and sisterhood, and in all of the things that we aspire to have in our lives.”

“The Lord tells us where we are going and tells us when we are coming.”

“Your light just shines.”

“Safe journey.”

Have fun and know what a unique experience you’re going to have. Just enjoy the ride.”

Cory Johnson: likes bumping #OnRepeat through the Bang & Olufsen sound system in his naturally aspirated V10; post-workout pumps; curvy women; Will Ferrell; Dave Chappelle; and your mom’s potato salad. He hates awkward handshakes. But who cares? Let’s talk about you.