Aretha Franklin, better known as the ‘Queen of Soul’, was a cultural and musical icon. She was one of the best classic singing divas. Aretha showed her love towards music at an early age and started to learn piano and songs. Having a musical background, signing came naturally to her. When Aretha was 14, her father recognized her passion for singing and her talent and helped her in getting her first recording deal. Her first song ‘Songs of Faith’ was released in 1956. She was later signed by Columbia Records and started recording pop music. It didn’t take much time for her music to be recognized, as her debut album ‘Aretha: With the Ray Bryant Combo’ was an instant hit. After releasing few more albums, she earned the crown of ‘new star female vocalist’ by many A-listed magazines. Her powerful singing has influenced many music producers ‘Chain of Fools’, ‘Freeway of Love’ and ‘I Know You Were Waiting (For Me)’ are some of the best songs of this eighteen Grammy Award winning singer. Aretha’s sayings on life, music and women are really thought-provoking. We have collected some of her quotes from her songs, observations, and life.