She is called the First Lady of The Song. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her audiences were diverse, from across the world and enjoyed her music in happiness and sorrow. They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities. As she’d like people to believe, she had humble but happy beginnings. Here are some of her most powerful quotes.

The only thing better than singing is more singing. 

It isn’t where you came from, its where you’re going that counts.

I’m very shy, and I shy away from people. But the moment I hit the stage, it’s a different feeling I get nerve from somewhere; maybe it’s because it’s something I love to do.

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.

Did I do all right?