Best Collection of Anita Baker Quotes

Anita Baker, American Musician ( January 26, 1958 - )

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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

Mom Motherhood Happiness

If I could be doing anything, I'd be laying on the floor in my birthday suit eating junk food and watching something dumb on TV.~Anita Baker

Birthday Food Doing

You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.~Anita Baker

Family Home You

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

Mother Wife Music

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

Best Crazy Wish

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

Pain Approval Like

I think there's no sacrifice too great for family, whether it's career, singing, whatever.~Anita Baker

Family Great Sacrifice

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

Life Small People

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

Stress Fun Going

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

Time People Kiss

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

Life Family Father

If you have your own agenda and your own style and you don't easily conform to what the masses are doing, you're looked upon as being difficult. Whereas, I think of it as just being an individual.~Anita Baker

Style Doing You

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

Strong Black Me

We don't do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of God and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance.~Anita Baker

Love Respect God

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

Age Say First

Long tresses down to the floor can be beautiful, if you have that, but learn to love what you have.~Anita Baker

Love Beautiful Learn

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

Love Political Generation

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

Generation Problems Heroes

Time has nothing to do with the gifts that the gods give you; it's what you do.~Anita Baker

Time Nothing You

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

Sing Get Paid

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

Money Song My Own

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

Wife Daughter School

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

Parents Impossible Dying

I need my career. That's what validates me.~Anita Baker

Me Career Need

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

Fall Most Artists

Oh my goodness, they are rocking so many variations of my high-top fade. I mean, Rihanna has taken it to a very angular 21st Century thing. Miss Fantasia has it in a very seductive, you know, up-flip, and it's just lovely, right? Oh, I think it's wonderful.~Anita Baker

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