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52 Great Quotes By Aaliyah That Remind Us To Dust It Off And Try Again

Famous As: Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop'
Born On: January 16, 1979
Died On: August 25, 2001
Born In: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died At Age: 22
Aaliyah was a distinguished American model, singer, dancer and actress. She appeared on the television show, ‘Star Search,’ at the age of ten and was also seen performing alongside Gladys Knight in a concert. Some of her popular works include, ‘Try Again,’ ‘One in a Million,’ ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number,’ ‘Romeo Must Die,’ Queen of the Dammed,’ and many more. She is accredited in playing an important role in redefining hip hop, contemporary R&B and pop. She has also earned the pseudonyms of ‘Queen of Urban Pop,’ and ‘Princess of R&B.’ As the fate would have it, she left us at the tender age of 22 but also left a trail of popular quotes and sayings that are sure to bring a smile on your face. Zoom through the collection of thoughts and quotes by the popular singer, Aaliyah, the diva who found her passion at an early age and became an inspiration for many.
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It was always part of the plan to move into acting.

It was always part of the plan to move into acting.

Aaliyah
I have the time needed to support the album and tour.

I have the time needed to support the album and tour.

Aaliyah
In film, you are a totally different person than in the video.

In film, you are a totally different person than in the video.

Aaliyah
If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it's always cool. The kids are amazing.

If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it's always cool. The kids are amazing.

Aaliyah
There is a bit of acting involved when you get in front of a camera for a video. Even when you perform onstage, you're putting on a show.

There is a bit of acting involved when you get in front of a camera for a video. Even when you perform onstage, you're putting on a show.

Aaliyah
When a fan comes up to you and says I love your music, there’s nothing better than that.

When a fan comes up to you and says I love your music, there’s nothing better than that.

Aaliyah
I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget.

I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget.

Aaliyah
I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.

I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.

Aaliyah
I don't feel I made any sacrifices at all. I'm doing my best to juggle.

I don't feel I made any sacrifices at all. I'm doing my best to juggle.

Aaliyah
Romeo Must Die came at the right time. It was the right vehicle for me.

Romeo Must Die came at the right time. It was the right vehicle for me.

Aaliyah
I wanna be the best at what I do. I wanna sing, I wanna dance, I wanna act. That's about it.

I wanna be the best at what I do. I wanna sing, I wanna dance, I wanna act. That's about it.

Aaliyah
All I can do is leave it in God's hands and hope that my fans feel where I'm coming from.

All I can do is leave it in God's hands and hope that my fans feel where I'm coming from.

Aaliyah
You know we're in a business where things are just unpredictable. You don't know what's going to happen...we were lucky Blessed, I think is a better way to put it.

You know we're in a business where things are just unpredictable. You don't know what's going to happen...we were lucky Blessed, I think is a better way to put it.

Aaliyah
That's why I work every day. Ev-er-y day. I want to knock people out.

That's why I work every day. Ev-er-y day. I want to knock people out.

Aaliyah
It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.

It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.

Aaliyah
I know that people think I'm sexy and I am looked at as that. It is cool with me. It's wonderful to have sexy appeal. If you embrace it, it can be a very beautiful thing.

I know that people think I'm sexy and I am looked at as that. It is cool with me. It's wonderful to have sexy appeal. If you embrace it, it can be a very beautiful thing.

Aaliyah
It's fun to be creative and innovative and come up with something crazy. So I need people to work with who are not going to be afraid to take it to the left a bit.

It's fun to be creative and innovative and come up with something crazy. So I need people to work with who are not going to be afraid to take it to the left a bit.

Aaliyah
I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.

I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.

Aaliyah
I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.

I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.

Aaliyah
Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.

Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.

Aaliyah
It's been so long and I'm lost without you, what am I gonna do? I been needin' you, wantin' you, wonderin' if you're the same and who's been with you. Is your heart still mine? I wanna cry sometimes ... I miss you.

It's been so long and I'm lost without you, what am I gonna do? I been needin' you, wantin' you, wonderin' if you're the same and who's been with you. Is your heart still mine? I wanna cry sometimes ... I miss you.

Aaliyah
It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.

It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.

Aaliyah
People are gonna look up to me because I'm young, black, and female.

People are gonna look up to me because I'm young, black, and female.

Aaliyah
I'm a total performer.

I'm a total performer.

Aaliyah
There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don't discuss my private life.

There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don't discuss my private life.

Aaliyah
There are times I can't even figure myself out.

There are times I can't even figure myself out.

Aaliyah
I've been singing all my life. I've always wanted this. I sang in church, in school plays, and my parents gave me vocal lessons. My parents always said this was destined for me.

I've been singing all my life. I've always wanted this. I sang in church, in school plays, and my parents gave me vocal lessons. My parents always said this was destined for me.

Aaliyah
The Matrix is top secret. There isn't much that can be said right now.

The Matrix is top secret. There isn't much that can be said right now.

Aaliyah
I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.

I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.

Aaliyah
It's Friday and I'm ready to swing. Pick up my girls and hit the party scene.

It's Friday and I'm ready to swing. Pick up my girls and hit the party scene.

Aaliyah
I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.

I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.

Aaliyah
There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself.

There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself.

Aaliyah
Sensual is being in tune with your sensual self.

Sensual is being in tune with your sensual self.

Aaliyah
Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.

Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.

Aaliyah
You have to enjoy your job; you should wake up every day and love what you do... I honestly do... From the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul. I'm truly happy.

You have to enjoy your job; you should wake up every day and love what you do... I honestly do... From the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul. I'm truly happy.

Aaliyah
My parents just tell me, ‘If you know what you want, you should stay determined and go for it. You can do anything.’

My parents just tell me, ‘If you know what you want, you should stay determined and go for it. You can do anything.’

Aaliyah
I'm a survivor and I can handle anything. I'm very confident about that.

I'm a survivor and I can handle anything. I'm very confident about that.

Aaliyah
I go through the same problems all young people go through. Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms.

I go through the same problems all young people go through. Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms.

Aaliyah
Whatever will be, will be.

Whatever will be, will be.

Aaliyah
I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing.

I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing.

Aaliyah
If at first you don't succeed/You can dust it off and try again/Dust yourself off and try again.

If at first you don't succeed/You can dust it off and try again/Dust yourself off and try again.

Aaliyah
It’s in how you carry yourself. I’ve always been a very mature person, and I’ve always known what I wanted. And I go after it no matter what.

It’s in how you carry yourself. I’ve always been a very mature person, and I’ve always known what I wanted. And I go after it no matter what.

Aaliyah
You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday.

You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday.

Aaliyah
I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.

I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.

Aaliyah
Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!

Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!

Aaliyah
I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.

I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.

Aaliyah
Everything is worth it. The hard work, the times when you're tired, the times where you're a bit sad... In the end, it's all worth it because it really makes me happy. There's nothing better than loving what you do.

Everything is worth it. The hard work, the times when you're tired, the times where you're a bit sad... In the end, it's all worth it because it really makes me happy. There's nothing better than loving what you do.

Aaliyah

There is always a bit of pressure to do a good album - to do good work, period. I really put a lot of pressure on myself, more so than other people. But I try not to let that overwhelm me to the point where I can't even do good work. I just put it aside and do the best that I know that I can.

Aaliyah

Of course, the advantage is that, being in this business, you get to learn a lot, experience a lot of new things, and you can become real successful. The disadvantage is, of course the negative media. People may try to manipulate you and control you, and those are the things you have to avoid. But if you maintain strong family values and you believe in God, you can be successful. So, it's been tough, but I've gotten through it because I stuck with my family and my deep belief in God.

Aaliyah

When you get into this business you have to grow up quickly. But I wouldn't say I've lost any of my childhood, I've always been a mature child. My Mom says I've been like that since I was little kid. I make time for my friends and I make time for things that other kids do. This is a business and I knew what I was getting into. I make time for being a kid, but I also know when to put on my business hat and go for the business.

Aaliyah

I wanted to be different and original but still have it be something my fans could get into. There also are some big, beautiful ballads. I told my producers that I wanted tracks that are going to blow up in the clubs, but I also wanted songs that were very melodic and with a lot of instrumentation.

Aaliyah

Well, I think that the image is a part of me. I wear the baggy pants, the hats, the whole nine. And you know, I may add a little for the excitement and the intrigue in the videos, but my family has told me that little air of mystery that surrounds me is for real.

Aaliyah