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    The house where I grew up in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles was like a dream - even though my family faced threats after my father bought it in August 1948.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: dreams  father 
     
    I was pretty young, but because of that first record, 'Cole Espanol,' we took our first trip - well, my first trip - to Mexico.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: young 
     
    I've always been interested in the office. I was a secretary a long time ago, and I've always been into paperwork. My first secretarial job was 1965 or 1966.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: time  job 
     
    Aretha Franklin does not like me.
    — Natalie Cole
    I think that I sound a lot better than Diana Ross.
    — Natalie Cole
    Las Vegas has the type of audience - and they haven't changed since my father's days - they're still boring and bored. And there's only that handful of artists that they really enjoy and know how to respond to.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: artist  father 
     
    I managed to survive the worst things any entertainer could possibly go through.
    — Natalie Cole
    God was going to be to me the father that I never had, the father that I didn't have enough of, enough time with.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: time  god  father 
     
    God surrounded me with people of faith, people of strong faith, people of power, spiritual power, and I saw little miracles happen in their lives. By it happening in their lives, I started believing it could happen to me.
    — Natalie Cole
    We had some wonderful people raising us, but they still weren't our parents. As you get older, it gets distorted and convoluted, complicated, and, of course, you start looking for attention, affection, affinity in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways.
    — Natalie Cole
    There's inevitably something missing when you grow up in this kind of an environment when your parents travel a lot. When your father is famous, you are looked at and expected of. There are standards you need to meet.
    — Natalie Cole
    Losing people is dark, but some things you just have to accept.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: people  dark 
     
    When you reach 50, what you care about is being honest, being accurate, and being an example.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: care  example 
     
    Life is such a gift, I just say thank you all day.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: gift 
     
    I'm a born-again Christian. I was raised Episcopalian - I've always been of a Christian faith, but I became much more active in it when I married my first husband, Marvin. I changed from Episcopalian to Baptist.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: christian  faith 
     
    I'm just really, really thankful. I'm thankful to the doctors; I'm thankful to the family that donated the kidney.
    — Natalie Cole
    I get hugs all the time from strangers. I do believe that people can feel your persona when you perform live, but it is one of the nicest things if you can translate that on your records.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: time  people  live  believe 
     
    I know that God has had my back, even when I was screwing up.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: god 
     
    I imagine there are a lot of people who will never be able to accept me because they feel I've let them down, but I am a different person, and most people have welcomed me back in that spirit.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: people  spirit  imagine 
     
    I never got to make that transition from little girl to young woman... and that really screws you up.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: women  young  girls 
     
    I think that talented people really do have insecurities, and that is one of the things that kind of motivates them, because that's one thing they know they're good at. And when they're up on that stage, you can do no wrong. The audience is yours; they're there to see you.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: people  wrong 
     
    I started saying, 'I don't want to be crazy anymore.' I need to make some changes. And the first thing I started doing was just got all the men out of my life, because that was a big problem for me. That was a crutch, if you will. You know, trying to define yourself through other people or men, in particular.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: men  people  problem  crazy  saying 
     
    We used to have to arrange things around the dialysis. I would have to plan where to play so I could be back in time, and couldn't go too far.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: time 
     
    I already had high blood pressure. I have hypertension. And I think the chemo was just too much for my kidneys. And they went into failure. And that was September 12th of 2008. And the doctor rushed me right to the hospital.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: failure  right  blood  doctor 
     
    I was pretty bad. When I first was diagnosed with kidney failure, my function - the function of my kidney was less than 8 percent.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: failure  bad 
     
    If you don't have dialysis, absolutely, you will die. Dialysis is actually keeping me alive.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: die 
     
    I can laugh at myself because I've had to. Everything would have been much worse if I'd been the singing son of Nat 'King' Cole.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: son 
     
    I continually acted up to get attention. My father gave me that, and once he left, I felt that I didn't have any.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: attention  father 
     
    I feel enough distance from the person I used to be. I'm not ashamed about my life anymore, because I've learnt from it.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: people 
     
    There are some great human beings out there. That's all I can say.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: human 
     
    I have been on dialysis in Istanbul, Milan, Indonesia, Manila, London. It's - it's amazing.
    — Natalie Cole
    I couldn't breathe. I - I went into - literally, my kidneys stopped functioning. They stopped, you know, processing the fluid that was starting to build up in my body.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: body 
     
    I have been to hell and back. I have seen the edge. I have seen the dark side of life.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: dark  hell 
     
    Nothing had been attempted like that, to lift Dad's voice, literally, off of that track and put it on a brand-new one, and then line it up, match it up, get the phrasing right. I remember listening - everyone listening at the end, and we were just enthralled. It was really wonderful.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: listening  right 
     
    People said when I started, 'Why don't you just copy your father's style?' I had to be myself, singing my songs in my own way.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: people  song  father 
     
    My first trip to Mexico was with my dad because of his Spanish records. That was back in 1958. I found a picture of me when I was eight dressed as a little senorita.
    — Natalie Cole
    I think we need to be sexy and kind of mysterious and still pretty and beautiful. I like to hear that when a man sings. I don't really want to hear about taking my clothes off.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: men  beautiful  sexy 
     
    I think people just want to be popular. So they're going to write lyrics that are going to get your attention. You know, sometimes, they're a little graphic, and I don't think that's so necessary.
    — Natalie Cole
    I've always loved Spanish. I love my father's Spanish records.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: father 
     
    You shouldn't have regrets. I'd say instead that I've learned a lot of lessons. Yes, I could have handled some things better. But they've also made me who I am today.
    — Natalie Cole
    tags: lessons  regret 
     
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    natalie cole
    Birth    : February 6, 1950
    Death  : December 31, 2015
    Occupation  : Singer-songwriter

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