Beyoncé Knowles Quotes


 
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Best 69 Quotes by Beyoncé Knowles – Page 1 of 3

“Any other woman who has to go to work and pick up the kids and make dinner – that's way harder than what I have to do.”

“Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us. We all grew up watching everything about her – her mic placement, her grace, her style and her class.”

“Don't try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.”

“I always try to be myself. Ever since I was an introverted kid, I'd get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.”

“I am really proud that I am one of the artists that has the opportunity to be on magazine covers and to be in the movies.”

“I believe everything in our life, every person in our life, every relationship, everything is there for a reason. And when you really pay attention, there are certain little clues we get, it’s so crystal clear what the next step is. It’s just this puzzle and everything’s in its right place, and as we grow we take the next step, the dots get connected and we eventually become what we’re supposed to be.”

“I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That's how I've gotten to where I am.”

“I discovered after going to music festivals that I am a rock fan. I love the guitars, the phrasing, and the abandon of rock fans.”

“I don't like to gamble, but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself.”

“I don't really like to call myself a brand, and I don't like to think of myself as a brand. I'm a singer, a songwriter, a musician and a performer. And an actress, and all the other things that I do. When you add it all together, some might call it a brand, but that's not my focus.”

“I feel like you get more bees with honey. But that doesn't mean I don't get frustrated in my life. My way of dealing with frustration is to shut down and to think and speak logically.”

“I get nervous when I don't get nervous. If I'm nervous I know I'm going to have a good show.”

“I grew up in a very nice house in Houston, went to private school all my life and I've never even been to the 'hood. Not that there's anything wrong with the 'hood.”

“I grew up upper-class. Private school. My dad had a Jaguar. We're African-American, and we work together as a family, so people assume we're like the Jacksons. But I didn't have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.”

“I hold a lot of things in. I'm always making sure everybody is okay. I usually don't rage; I usually don't curse. So for me, it's a great thing to be able to scream and say whatever I want.”

“I just hope people don't get sick of us. I'm sick of us and I'm in Destiny's Child.”

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“Break the rules, stand apart, ignore your head, and follow your heart.”


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“I know I'm stronger in the songs than I really am. Sometimes I need to hear it myself. We all need to hear those empowering songs to remind us.”

“I like to walk around with bare feet and I don't like to comb my hair.”

“I love my job, but it's more than that: I need it.”

“I remember being in Japan when Destiny's Child put out 'Independent Women', and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way.”

“I think it's healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care – that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.”

“I think music is something that can, and should, be used to get you into different things because eventually what goes up must come down – we're not going to be the number one group in the world forever – so you have to have something else to fall back on.”

“I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let's face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what's sexy. And men define what's feminine. It's ridiculous.”

“I used to want you so bad, I'm so through with that because honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had!”

“I wanted to be famous for my music and my talent, and I always wished I could cut it out when I left the stage.”

“I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum; I went platinum. I've been working non-stop since I was 15. I don't even know how to chill out.”

“I'm a human being and I fall in love and sometimes I don't have control of every situation.”

“I'm a people pleaser. I hold a lot of things in. I'm always making sure everybody is okay. I usually don't rage; I usually don't curse.”

“I'm always happy when I'm surrounded by water, I think I'm a Mermaid or I was a mermaid. The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective It humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.”

“I'm learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don't have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.”

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“In film, I was surprised when I first saw the movie 'Drive.' I said, 'Oh, God. It sounds great – I love it. Wow, this could be the soundtrack from 'American Gigolo' or 'Cat People.' But I'm surprised that the director would agree with a composer to write that kind of sound.”


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