Alicia Keys Quotes (62 Quotes)


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

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

    Tears for Water Songbook of Poems and Lyrics.

    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.



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

    I really like when I tackle someone. When I tackle someone I feel good about it,

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

    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.

    It's an honor to step into the spotlight of the MTV Unplugged concert series and share in the legacy that MTV has created with previously great Unplugged performances, ... This MTV Unplugged is such an amazing and eclectic musical experience which enabled me to arrange the songs with a new perspective, express myself musically, and connect with my fans on a different level then ever before. It's an honor that MTV is bringing back Unplugged for me and I can't wait for you to hear these new songs You're going to love them.


    I felt kind of powerless. What can I possibly do And so I just asked, 'What is needed' And one of the main things, that was needed was access to medication so that they can save the children.

    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 it.

    Even though I was telling myself I wasn't going to commit to anything because I wanted to take some time off, I was so moved by (the movie) and I really wanted to be involved. Beyond color, beyond being a black or white thing, it was just a human story about struggle and about overcoming when it seems the toughest.

    I love the song. And I love Bono. I believe AIDS is the most important issue we face ... I urge everyone to recognize the extreme disaster Africa is facing and step up.

    It's all about bringing forth new artists and young artists that are fresh and have something to offer. A lot of positive and wonderful experiences are coming up in the future.

    My summer has been lousy because I haven't honored myself and had a good time. But yesterday I did go on a boat ride.


    I'm definitely praying for the people in Louisiana. I'm hoping that'll pass without too much heartache and pain.


    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. I want you to feel inspired.

    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, and I feel like it's such a colorful world.

    I think Mariah is going to have a great night. It's very nice to see people not give up.


    Pita stands for pain in the ass. That's what he and I both are -- so watch out.

    Honestly, payola has existed since the beginning of the music business so it's not like its some brand new thing that never happened before.

    My summer has been lousy, I have to say. Not because of any particular thing, but because I haven't really honored the summer tradition of really having a good time.

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

    I'd like to dedicate this to just thinking outside the box and not being afraid of who you are no matter what you do.

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

    Absolutely, I would love to do Broadway.

    My coming here has helped. I have been able to speak and meet the people who are experiencing the problem. Now I understand very well what is happening and I can work with the image in mind.

    I kinda doubted him -- I'm kinda keeping it real. But I think he put his mind to it and he focused and he handled it pretty fly.

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

    My dad was the football coach for the high school a few years ago and I wanted to play football with my older brother Gary on the unlimited,

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

    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.

    I was able to see it with my eyes in South Africa and I thought that I needed to come to the ground too.

    It's perfect for me, ... It's a period piece, and I'm totally in love with period pieces. And that it is about this woman who was a classical prodigy, who grew up in Harlem, where I grew up, who is obviously half-black and half-white, like I am, who studied classical (music), like I did. But the twist comes in for me, obviously, because the time period had so much tension.

    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.

    We all know what a terrible impact AIDS is having on Africa. I have come and shown my dedication. I am dedicated to that cause and hope you are dedicated as well.

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


    It runs through the blood, ... My mother is an actress. I grew up in the theatre. I am an actress. I acted before I even sang, in fact. And it's perfect for me. I feel the connection between music and film is very close. Both are very passionate and very much about evoking an emotion from people, and so that is my plan.

    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.

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

    This naturally will definitely affect artists as individuals and surely make us reflect in our writing. I do feel that there are a lot of great songs to be born out of the time that we're dealing with now.


    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.

    It's a wonderful thing to see smart, creative women out there working hard and doing wonderful music and still having love for each other.


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