The roughest roads often lead to the top.
My emotions overload because there is no hand to hold, there’s no shoulder here to lean on; I’m walking all on my own.
I’m sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn’t do, and I’ve hurt myself by hurting you.
There’s nothing more dangerous than a boy with charm.
Red lips and fragrance always top off an outfit for me.
It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks.
I'm an ocean, because I'm really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures.
Basically, what I'm saying is there is nothing fake about what I do. I'm up-front, I'm real, I'm honest and I'm open with my feelings.
I look back at the looks I've had over the years. I'm proud of myself that I had the courage to experiment with crazy hairstyles and some fashion things. Would I do it again? No. But that's part of the learning process and getting from point A to point B.
I'm not a judgmental person, so I can't comment on someone else's background.
Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion.
I have always been one to encourage perseverance.
I've been through my highs, I've been through my lows; I've been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I've been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It's noise I block out automatically. I love my body.
The roughest road often leads to the top.
I was known as the little girl with the big voice.
When I learned how millions of children go to bed hungry, my only response was, 'What can I do to help?'
Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on.
To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists' careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.
I find fragrance to be such a mood enhancer and definitely a seduction tool.
Everybody needs that one person that takes you to the right place to see all the positives in your life.
I do reinvent old hits of mine and sort of give them a new life.
It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.
So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
I went through my first big breakup, with a boyfriend who I had been with for more than two years. He had been one of my dancers, and it was my first love and his.
I never mind contorting myself for a good cause.
You used to have to sing and convey emotion, and now, well, technically you can do anything with technology. It sucks for music today, but that's why that old music feels so good to me.
Growing up with the childhood that I had, I learned to never let a man make me feel helpless, and it also embedded a deep need in me to always stick up for women.
Right now I'm pretty single... My career is my boyfriend.
I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise.
I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.
I should not have to prove my ethnicity to anyone. I know who I am.
It's an amazing thing to say, 'I'm beautiful,' without feeling like you're cocky.
I think it's really great when you stand up for something that you really believe, even if you get heat for it.
I think all of us as women have this super-human quality. We create life, we give life, we are the sources of life for our children - we're all pretty bionic.
It's always nerve-wracking when you're hosting 'Saturday Night Live.' You either sink or swim.
People expect me to cry, but I always laugh when things go wrong.
I don't think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque.
I thought I knew who you were, but I see now you were a lesson to learn, and all I am to you now is a bridge that’s been burned.
I'm content with life, and I'm finally at that place where I feel relaxed and can really enjoy what's going on around me.
I'm experimental by nature... always exploring my creativity.
It's impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight.
I try to stay focused on my creativity.
I still have my eyes on the prize: I want to be that old lady onstage shaking her hips and singing her greatest hits.
I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school.
I'm a risk taker and I've always been like that, especially when it comes to fashion.
I have six-year-old fans that weren't even around for 'Genie in a Bottle' or even 'Fighter.'
I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can.
I have fun being sexy and tough at the same time.
I'm very protective of how much I let people see.
Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl.
I wanna say thank you cause: Makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder. makes me that much wiser. so thanks for making me a fighter!
I want to look good when people see me.
All I want to do is be normal. But really, it's other people who won't let me be that way.
My future daughter is not going to go through what I did.
Getting older, you just don't want to sing fluffy.
In the end you’ll see you won’t stop me.
I'm a smart girl. There are decisions that I make for reasons, and the most important thing is that my son is happy and he always will be. He's surrounded by love.
I’m addicted to your allure and I’m fiending for a cure.
When I'm traveling on tour, one of my favorite things to do is to throw a baseball cap on and go to a Target. The company has always been good to me. They've got such a great creative team.
My mom brought me up to believe that my talent is a gift and a blessing.
It's been a joy to be a part of other people's journey, to be able to inspire and be a part of new singers coming up in this business.
I'm not just another bimbo.
Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.
I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, 'If you talk to her, I'll kill you.' It's always rough with that high school thing.
In order to effect great change, we need to look at how we can help those in our own communities as well as globally.
I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt.
I don't want to talk about genies in bottles anymore.
A guy gets all the glory the more he can score, while the girl can do the same and you call her a whore.
When success comes, people can try to trick you or take advantage of you.
I don't see anything wrong with being comfortable with my own skin.
I'm a lucky girl.
I'm embracing many different things, but it's all feel-good.
I felt caged by my childhood.
My first love was singing and I had no time for boys.
You’ve got me feeling like you’re that something I’ve been missing.
Being a mother, singer and actress is a definite juggling act, but I don't think I would be comfortable any other way.
Sometimes you just know what you're placed on this earth to do.
I stray away from formulaic, the formatted.
I'm one that likes to collaborate.
It's important to take time for your spouse and nurture the relationship.
There was no way in hell I was going to jeopardize my baby for my show.
I think everybody should have a great Wonderbra. There's so many ways to enhance them, everybody does it.
Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.
What is it in us that makes us feel the need to keep pretending... we gotta let ourselves be.
I don't have anything to hide but what happens is the media tend to beat up what I say.
Life is a journey, it can take you anywhere you choose to go
I still got the nasty in me.
For me the visual is just as important as the music.
The artists I look up to are the ones who push their own limits.
After I had my son, Max, I knew I wanted to get involved in causes that help children.
We take food for granted, but it isn't a luxury for many people.
You are beautiful in every single way. Words can't bring you down.
I always wanted to have my own album recorded and released before I graduated high school.
I want to be a poet and have a chance to explore that and let people know what's really on my mind.
Mormons aren't gonna buy my album but, you know, what are you gonna do?
I'm a risk taker and i've always been like that that, especially when it comes to fashion
I definitely love women. They are more attractive to the naked eye.
When I first met my husband, I needed that helping hand to take the reins and look after me.
I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.
I really feel free and not as serious as I have been in the past.
You are beautiful no matter what they say, remember words can´t bring you down