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Anita Baker

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 31
Singer Kind Vocal

As soon as you get off stage, that's the most dangerous time for a singer to kiss people because your vocal chords are receptive to any kind of germ.

- Anita Baker

Voice Mail About

I don't even have voice mail, and people get all out of shape about that. But, you know what, I don't want to transcribe your message; I want to talk to you. And that kind of freaks people out a bit. They go, 'Oh, who has time to talk?' and I'm like, 'Well, I'm gonna make time.'

- Anita Baker

Strong Think Held

I don't think being black has held me back at all. Being black makes you strong.

- Anita Baker

Pain Like Became

Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily.

- Anita Baker

Generation Heroes Heroines

Historically, in my generation, all of my heroes and heroines have had issues and problems. We all do.

- Anita Baker

Mom Means Given

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history.

- Anita Baker

Singer About Numerous

I made numerous attempts to find a way to do it all, to be a creative singer, songwriter, producer, and to be the mother, daughter, sister, lover, wife. And the thing about music is, with me, that she's a harsh mistress. She does not come to me in the midst of stress.

- Anita Baker

My Life Small More People

I don't let people use me. That's why I like a small number of people in my life. The more people in my life, the more complex it becomes, so I just try to keep it at a minimum.

- Anita Baker

Love Voice Generation

I'd love to be the political voice of my generation, but that's not my gift.

- Anita Baker

Stress Going Terms

I'm picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor. If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it.

- Anita Baker

Some Throat Maybe

I have as many pictures of my vocal cords as I do of my children. I have a great ear, nose and throat doctor, and we look at them - if there's some redness, maybe I'll take a little time off.

- Anita Baker

Wish Brilliant Chris Brown

Chris Brown is brilliant. That cat is crazy brilliant, and I wish him the best.

- Anita Baker

Funeral Needed Vocalist

I used to sing at funeral homes for families that didn't have a vocalist. I didn't get paid. I needed to sing.

- Anita Baker

Wife Doing Mommy

I'm used to getting up at 7, getting breakfast, getting the kids off to school, and doing the mommy thing and the wife thing and the daughter thing.

- Anita Baker

Say Making Album

I would say that my peak was making my first million at the ripe age of 29, after the first album.

- Anita Baker

Life Is Short Needed

My father worked on assembly lines in Detroit while I was growing up. Every day, I watched him do what he needed to do to support the family. But he told me, 'Life is short. Do what you want to do.'

- Anita Baker

Love Very Everybody

I love radio, but it's a very limited thing today. Everything has to be edited down to 3:59, and too bad if I didn't make my statement in three minutes and 59 seconds. Everybody's song has to make its point so quickly.

- Anita Baker

Song My Own More

I would make far more money if every song were my own, but I don't write to fill up the album with my songs.

- Anita Baker

Impossible Your Come

It's impossible to write and produce a record when your parents are dying. I really tried, I really, really tried, but it just wouldn't come.

- Anita Baker

Fall Most Artists

Most artists are notoriously insecure, and I fall into that category.

- Anita Baker