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All Quotes by author - Natalie Cole
" A lot of people want to donate a kidney, but they're not in a position to because they have health issues of their own, and a lot of people need them. That's why the list is long and it takes a long time. "
" Aretha Franklin does not like me. "
" As kids, we had no clue about the racial stuff that seemed to preoccupy adults. We just enjoyed our life as kids. "
" As miserable as I was, once I started singing, I felt better. "
" Being my dad's daughter has allowed me to do a lot of things that maybe another artist might not be able to do or wouldn't be necessarily embraced doing. "
" By the time I approached my forties, I had the self-assurance to approach all the genres I love so deeply: R & B, rock, jazz, and pop. "
" Even when I had no money, I spent everything I had on clothes. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I continually acted up to get attention. My father gave me that, and once he left, I felt that I didn't have any. "
" 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. "
" I didn't realize I was still grieving for my father at 30-something. "
" I don't think anyone can measure up to what my father had achieved. I'm just happy to at least play some of his music, but he is really the one who was the pioneer, the one who started all this. He's really The King. "
" I don't think that my parents even imagined that I would be exposed to drugs. In those days, for some reason, it was not talked about, just like sex was not talked about. "
" I'd sometimes fly for 14 hours, then go straight to dialysis. I spent a little time being tired, but we managed. I'm not a pity-party person. "
" 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. "
" I felt that if I'm serious about acting, I would like people to see me as an actress. It's less of a stretch if I'm singing, unless I'm playing a character who sings. "
" If you don't have dialysis, absolutely, you will die. Dialysis is actually keeping me alive. "
" If you don't shop smart, you get a little trendy. "
" 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. "
" I had to make peace with my past because I can't change it. "
" I have been on dialysis in Istanbul, Milan, Indonesia, Manila, London. It's - it's amazing. "
" I have been to hell and back. I have seen the edge. I have seen the dark side of life. "
" 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. "
" I know that God has had my back, even when I was screwing up. "
" I like Babyface, but he keeps the good stuff for himself. If he's willing to give his good stuff to me, we'll talk. But it can't be any of his B-grade stuff. "
" I like Kelly Rowland, I think that she's great. It's hard to come out of the group of Destiny's Child and still kick some butt. "
" I like to grow and experiment, and as an artist, it's about kicking the bar up a little. "
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