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A large family makes you accept sharing your parents.
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A song has to become as much a part of you as a tailored suit.
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After years of making wrong decisions in my life, in 1977 I found out that it was all right to be square, simple, and sober.
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As a young girl, God must have heard my prayers.
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Berry Gordy turned his house into a studio and discovered over 30 acts in the city. And we're famous all over the world.
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Detroit is full of talent.
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Disco music in the '70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow.
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Divas need their furs!
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Dusty Springfield was perfectly happy having a cocktail in her dressing room. She was just fine. I had fun with my new friend.
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For some crazy reason I get more rest when I am on the road. The world seems to take it as a signal to call me up first thing in the morning.
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God uses singers in a mighty way, and I am grateful.
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Going on with life, it only gets more and more intense as time goes by - and the challenges only multiply.
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Good and bad - this is the story of my life.
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How famous do you have to be before a city recognizes you?
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I catch cold easily, and in the winter, I risk becoming very sick.
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I didn't know what recess was, so as soon as we were led to the playground, I just kept walking and went home.
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I don't work on weekends with the City Council. That's when I usually go and do performances.
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I don't worry about being in a hurry any more, because my faith in God will always deliver me on time.
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I felt true abandonment from my hero, Diane Ross, for the first time. We found enough space to avoid each other until our tension eased, and were back to the show business at hand.
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I have always thought music as a way out of the ordinary mundane obligations of life.
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I pray for miracles. I have always found prayer to bring quick results.
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I represent the Motown Records in an official capacity, where I'm able to actually make changes and help make decisions with our City Council members.
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I still marvel at how God turns dreams into reality.
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I underwent a total hysterectomy in 1989. I had to face the fact that after it was over, things will never be quite the same.
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I vowed to slowly wean myself off these legal drugs. I am not and have never been nervous.
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I was stranded in Disco. I went to dozens of darkened places with enough flashing lights to drive the average person mad. I felt lost in the pulse of sheer panic.
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I wasn't much of a drinker. But with newfound fame, success, and acclaim came new pressures.
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I went from elementary school to proper training, operatic training, and I went on to the Motown University and learned a lot of things from some wonderful people.
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I will always dance in the street.
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I worshipped Berry Gordy for the creative dreams he had made come true.
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I would like to just let people know that you can make it, your dream.
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I'm going to be a spokesman for the public schools.
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I'm just thanking God. I'm inspired.
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I'm not a politician. But I think I will make a good one in a couple of years.
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If you stick around long enough, people start referring to you as a survivor. Suddenly I found myself on the receiving end of several prestigious awards.
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In Detroit, my family continued to grow, new sibling after another, until there were 12 of us in all.
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In October 1962, we went to Philadelphia to sing background on American Bandstand and became the first act to get an encore on his show.
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In show business I had learned to rely on those pills. I was deeply entrenched in the Valley of the Dolls syndrome, and I wasn't even aware of it.
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It was a thrill just being in Beverly Sills' presence. Thanks to her, I learned a thing or two about pacing and grace.
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It was wonderful being on a label with so many talented artists, but to dress totally alike was taking this family thing one step too far.
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It's a good thing to have faith. And I do have faith in our city.
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It's a real good feeling when you know that you are loved, and I'm glad to be of service, doing what I love to do!
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Lead singers not only do the majority of the work, but their personalities are singled out and taken as the general attitude of the unit.
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Life was so different in the South. I loved those summers we spent in Alabama.
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Los Angeles meant a lot of things to me, but it never seemed like home.
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Mary Wells and I worked together on shows regularly for the last 10 years of her life. There was nothing I could do to stop her from smoking cigarettes.
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Momma was our main source of entertainment. She sat with us all until we went to sleep, telling us all about the world.
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Most performers spend half their earnings taking care of family members.
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Motown had signed us all to ironclad contracts, and they turned us into international stars.
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My main reason for being on the City Council is to be the voice of the public.
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My music is precious to me because it represents the Sound of Young America.
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Onstage I still get excited when it is time to share my music with wonderful songs I could call my own.
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Our last 1964 single, Wild One, was written by Mickey Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter.
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Our music was meant to make you dance. Smokey Robinson stopped his show once when a security guard attacked a spectator who was happy with the music.
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People are talking destruction, but I see improvements and remodeling done all over the city. We're looking for some wonderful results from our Super Bowl.
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Suddenly there was a huge resurgence in the interest of Motown music. When the movie The Big Chill was released, the soundtrack album sold over a million copies.
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The 1989 reunion tour was besieged with problems. I kept referring to it as the bus tour from hell.
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The early years of Motown, the company was mainly following trends and trying to fit into the music scene as it existed.
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The morning after my high-school graduation found me up early job hunting. The dream of college I put on the back burner.
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The world I was born into was one filled with music.
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There are a lawsuits that we settled that are just unnecessary, because we can answer their problems a little sooner. I'm a concerned citizen.
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There are a lot of things we can do to create new industry. We're going to take care of the people who are being laid off. Ford used to lead the industry. I'm sure they will make a comeback.
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There are times in show business when you work so much you think you will pop your cork, and then suddenly you can't find any work.
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There's a statue of Eddie Kendricks in Birmingham, Alabama. But there should be something here in this city, famous as all of us are. Give Stevie Wonder a statue!
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We used to have dance parties here. We used to have amateur shows where our talent was discovered. We all came from amateur shows.
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We would play 50 straight days with one day off for travel between each major theatre date, and we would rest on trains and boats and planes.
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We're asking that most of the firefighters and policemen be residents of the city so they are easier to get to emergency situations.
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We're doing a neighborhood search, trying to find out just where the crime is and to get rid of some of the drug abuse that is happening in this city.
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When I first heard Dancing in the Street, it was sun by Marvin Gaye.
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With the Detroit riots, the Vietnam war, and the sexual revolution underway, the world was a different place.
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You can't very well live in a castle while your kin is on the poor side of town and barely have enough food. Some want you to get to the top and rely on you making it for them, too.
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Youngsters in school, public schools especially, can have their dreams come true. All they have to do apply themselves and get as much education as they can.
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