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1. "Don't say Aretha is making a comeback, because I've never been away!"
Author: Aretha Franklin
2. "Aretha with no goals, eternally single & one step soft of heaven/ let it be understood that she owns this melody along with her emotional diplomats & her earth & her musical secrets"
Author: Bob Dylan
3. "We would parachute in like typical asshole Americans and be completely clueless about what kind of trip we were actually on, asking questions like, "When do we start shooting the animals? Where is the freshest sushi? When do we meet Aretha Franklin, and where are the squash courts?" I'd also insist on hunting live lobster and killing it with my handgun."
Author: Chelsea Handler
4. "The muse of music isn't just from Greek mythology, but living in people like the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin."
Author: Ernie Isley
5. "I know I'm not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or Elvis Presley or any of those people."
Author: George Thorogood
6. "My ultimate film role would be to play the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin."
Author: Jennifer Hudson
7. "Absolutely, I grew up listening to soul music. People like Stevie, Aretha, Ray Charles, Michael and Prince. My parents' record collection was all I had when I was a little kid. If it wasn't that, it was something else in their collection."
Author: Jesse McCartney
8. "Aretha Franklin's 'Let Me in Your Life' is one of the few recent R&B albums that places the emphasis entirely and deservedly on a voice. Many R&B producers have been making records on which the singer is outshined by the song, the arrangement and the sound."
Author: Jon Landau
9. "Atlantic's Jerry Wexler believes first-rate records are made by first-rate voices. He certainly has worked with enough of them: Clyde McPhatter, Joe Turner, La Vern Baker, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin."
Author: Jon Landau
10. "In the end, the sign of Aretha Franklin's artistry is that she always leaves her mark - first, on the music, then on us."
Author: Jon Landau
11. "People say I'm the white Aretha Franklin. I wish I was her."
Author: Joss Stone
12. "I was a pop-music junkie. My parents were into Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. They weren't too excited when I had Aretha or the Stones pumping."
Author: Kara DioGuardi
13. "I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald."
Author: Lena Horne
14. "So, uh, I'm not really sorry about that, and I'm not reallygrateful for your butting in or, or anything, but I'm kind of awarethat I ought to be..."(...)Jeremy considered this. "Well, since it's you, I suppose it'sthe best I'm likely to get. Fair enough. Your non-apology isaccepted, and I'll attempt to treat your delicate condition lesslightly in the future."
Author: M. Chandler
15. "The voice of God, if you must know, is Aretha Franklin's."
Author: Marianne Faithfull
16. "Darius held Stark back from launching himself at Neferet, and Duantia spoke quickly into the rising tension. 'Neferet, I think we can all agree that there are many unanswered questions about the tragedy that occured on our island today. Stark, we also understand the passion and rage you feel at the loss of your Priestess. it is a hard blow for a Warrior to-'Duantia's wisdom was cut off by the sound of Aretha Franklin belting out the chorus from "Respect," which was coming from the little Coach purse Aphrodite had slung over her shoulder.Oopsie, um, sorry 'bout that.' Aphrodite frantically unzipped her purse and dug for her iPhone."
Author: P.C. Cast
17. "There was a time in American history when almost every white person knew who Aretha Franklin was."
Author: Peabo Bryson
18. "I was glad to be made awarethat "Veimke" (jeune fille au pair),is subject to natural law,and can be made fat,by such things as poor diet,and alcohol."
Author: Roman Payne
19. "Your body is wovenfrom the light of heaven.Are you awarethat its purity and swiftnessis the envy of angelsand its couragekeeps even devils away."
Author: Rumi
20. "Hey, I'm like Aretha Franklin, I don't get no R -S -P -E -C -T around here!"
Author: Si Robertson
21. "Short is shortand Tall is TallYou are what you areThat is All!"
Author: Stephen Cosgrove
22. "Silver" is what I called girls who were natural beauties but who also smoothed on a layer of pretty from a jar. It wasn't just how they looked, it was how they were. The name came from a song my mother sang sometimes when she was getting dressed to go out somewhere special. She sang along with Aretha Franklin at the end: "Sail on, silver girl… Your time has come to shine. All your dreams are on their way."
Author: Tayari Jones
23. "Being around people like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Roberta Flack, all these greats, I was taught to listen and observe."
Author: Whitney Houston

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