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All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don't let anybody crush your dream.
You don't have to be an angel, just be someone who can give.
So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.
I don't feel as though I have to prove anything to anybody.
Women are strong now. Women are dominating the charts, and women are doing it for themselves. We're kicking butt and taking no prisoners.
A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
When I look into the crowd, I see young and old, black and white - it's amazing that I'm able to connect with so many different kinds of people.
I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada.
You've got to know business before you go to show business.
So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs - one for each year. I don't want no diamonds, I don't want no shoes, I don't want no party. I want some crabs.
I just sing the stuff that makes me smile, makes me feel like I didn't sell myself out.
I never thought I would be singing for the world.
I've been shut down, run down, talked about, dogged out, but that never stopped me from the being the true me that's here and will be here.
I don't tweet, Twitter, email, Facebook, look book, no kind of book. I have a land line phone at my home - that's the only phone I have. If my phone rang every day like everyone else around me, I would lose my mind.
I know how to put it on when it comes to interviews and performing because I have to. But I'm pretty laid back.
I'm so grounded, it's sad.
People with no humor, they're outta my life.
I've had 60 years of ups and downs, and all of the downs that I've had, I'm happy that I've had them because it's taught me to appreciate all the ups.
I have to go 150 percent or nothing at all.
I want to be remembered as a woman who was fair and always gave 150 percent, no matter what I did.
I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.
I'm still standing up there tall and strong every night that I perform.
I clean my house, although I have help. I'm on the floor getting spots. I can't stand a dirty house. I'm a cleaning fanatic.
I decided to always sing in the back with the chorus and never went up front because I had trouble performing.
I keep showing decade after decade that I am a real performer.
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