29 Total Quotes

Patti Labelle Quotes

Everybody goes through the same thing; it doesn't matter what color you are. And Joss Stone just happened to wake up one morning with all this soul that had to come out.
Patti Labelle
#Color

There's not much longevity in music today. It's so easy to go in, put some pretentious lyrics on, with people saying the same thing over and over and over.
Patti Labelle
#Longevity

There was nobody hating on nobody.
Patti Labelle
#Hate

I've never been this embarrassed in my life. It's the worst show I've ever done in my life.
Patti Labelle
#Life

Carlos Santana and I talked about that. So it'll be us with the girls. We all wanna do something. We're gonna plan. It's spontaneous but it has to be done.
Patti Labelle
#Girls

A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don't let anybody crush your dream.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I can't do some of the songs that younger girls like Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are doing. They have their own place and I have my own place.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I don't feel as though I have to prove anything to anybody.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I have to go 150 percent or nothing at all.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I just sing the stuff that makes me smile, makes me feel like I didn't sell myself out.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I keep showing decade after decade that I am a real performer.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I never thought I would be singing for the world.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I was very shy. I'm still shy.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I'll perform all the way to the grave.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I'm 60, and I did 60-year-old women songs. I'm not trying to be the Hip-Hop Queen, although I am the original Hip Hop Queen.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I'm no different than you.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I'm very shy in a crowd.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I'm very spontaneous.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

I've had 60 years of ups and downs, and all of the downs that I've had, I'm happy that I've had them because it's taught me to appreciate all the ups.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

People with no humor, they're outta my life.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs - one for each year. I don't want no diamonds, I don't want no shoes, I don't want no party. I want some crabs.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

When I look into the crowd, I see young and old, black and white - it's amazing that I'm able to connect with so many different kinds of people.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

Women are dominating the charts, and women are doing it for themselves. We're kicking butt and taking no prisoners.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

You don't have to be an angel, just be someone who can give.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician

You've got to know business before you go to show business.
Patti Labelle
#American Musician