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    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.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: year  diamond 
     
    I just sing the stuff that makes me smile, makes me feel like I didn't sell myself out.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: smile  sell 
     
    I never thought I would be singing for the world.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: world  thoughts 
     
    A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: craft 
     
    I can't do some of the songs that younger girls like Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are doing. They have their own place and I have my own place.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: girls  song 
     
    There's not much longevity in music today. It's so easy to go in, put some pretentious lyrics on, with people saying the same thing over and over and over.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: people  saying  music  lyrics 
     
    I think the race situation is getting better as far as people respecting each other goes. I think the race situation with entertainment is not that much better.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: people  race 
     
    I have to go 150 percent or nothing at all.
    — Patti LaBelle
    Always respect yourself and don't go out there disrespecting yourself.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: respect 
     
    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.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: people  young  black 
     
    I'll perform all the way to the grave.
    — Patti LaBelle
    Every exit is an entrance to someplace else.
    — Patti LaBelle
    I haven't stopped looking for the good in people. I've just accepted the fact that I'm not always going to find it.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: people  facts 
     
    In matters of the heart it is always better to want something you don't have than to have something you don't want.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: heart 
     
    I've never been with a woman, so I guess I'm straight, OK? But I'm straight enough to know the difference between right and wrong. I am straight enough to know that if you want to marry whoever you want to marry, you should be able to marry whoever you want to marry
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: women  right  wrong  marry 
     
    So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: giving 
     
    I don't feel as though I have to prove anything to anybody.
    — Patti LaBelle
    When you take your troubles to God, you may have them but they don't have you.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: god 
     
    Peace of mind just can't be bought. Trust me: Even if your conscience doesn't stop you from playing dirty to get what you want, once you get it, it will keep you from enjoying it. As my mother used to say, "A good conscience is God's eye." Which is why I always prefer a loss to an underhanded gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: time  peace  pain  trust  loss  moment  conscience  god  mind  mother 
     
    That's another lesson I've learned the hard way. All relationships will die if they aren't nurtured. Just as a flower will die if it's not watered. Because love is demonstration, not declaration.
    — Patti LaBelle
    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.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: heart  dreams 
     
    There is nothing more personal than your values. What you will and won't do to get ahead, the lines you will and won't cross to win, whom you will and won't step on for personal gain, are at the very core of your code of honor. And your code of honor determines your character. And your character is who you are. Behind closed doors. When nobody is watching.
    — Patti LaBelle
    God doesn't do the work for you; he does the work through you. It's not enough to look up; you must also look within.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: work  god 
     
    Tell Aretha I'll be praying for herBecause she needs Jesus!I love her.
    — Patti LaBelle
    You've got to know business before you go to show business.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: business 
     
    I want to be remembered as a woman who was fair and always gave 150 percent, no matter what I did.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: women 
     
    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.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: appreciate  year 
     
    I like hip-hop music, but some of the lyrics make me want to cry.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: music  lyrics 
     
    I'm still standing up there tall and strong every night that I perform.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: night  strong 
     
    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.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: mind  book 
     
    I know how to put it on when it comes to interviews and performing because I have to. But I'm pretty laid back.
    — Patti LaBelle
    I truly respect the people who are working. If they want an autograph from Patti LaBelle, they are going to get it. I have never separated myself from them. I never think you are better than the next one.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: people  respect 
     
    I never wanted to go on stage alone because if you mess up, who can you blame?
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: alone 
     
    I was very shy. I'm still shy.
    — Patti LaBelle
    I'm very shy in a crowd.
    — Patti LaBelle
    People with no humor, they're outta my life.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: humor  people 
     
    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.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: help 
     
    Whenever I go out, so many people who respect me ask me what to do in a certain situation. A lot of times, I didn't know the answers because sometimes I was going through the same sort of thing. But then later on, I would think of things that people told me.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: time  people  respect 
     
    I'm so grounded, it's sad.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: sad 
     
    When I was married, I wasn't loving myself. Now I'm in love with myself. I will get married again.
    — Patti LaBelle
    tags: loving 
     
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