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All Quotes by author - Queen Latifah
" A confident woman is a sexy woman, in my opinion. And I think guys find that to be the same way. "
" A lot of people are crazy, cruel and negative. They got a little too much time on their hands to discuss everybody else. I have a limited amount of energy to blow in a day. I'd rather read something that I like or watch a program I enjoy or ride my damn motorcycle or throw back a couple of shots of tequila with my friends. "
" Always follow your own path. "
" Anyone who knows me knows that I'm way more of a joker than I am a serious person. "
" As a rapper, you sort of act in music videos and in the persona you adopt onstage. You kinda have to put yourself out there and be courageous even to be a rapper. So, to step into acting was not that difficult a transition to make. "
" As a teenager, I had big breasts for my age, and my friends cracked on me a lot. "
" Award shows, like the Grammys, were tough on us early in hip-hop, not even televising our categories or splitting them up on best male or female or any of that. We had to earn them. "
" Beauty is not just a white girl. It's so many different flavors and shades. "
" Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self. "
" Bowling, I like bowling. I've been getting into this bowling thing. It's kinda fun. "
" Business is fun. Controlling your own destiny is fun. Creating an idea and turning it into a movie; finding an artist and guiding their career and bringing them to some type of status - there's joy in that. "
" Church was a requirement - there was no choice in the matter; so was vacation bible school. Gospel has been in me since I was a kid. "
" Dolly Parton made me chicken and dumplings. That Tennessee woman can burn some pots! And we know that I am not necessarily shy to a fork! "
" Don't you want to know what's real and what's not? I remember when I was a kid, you know, this whole Cold War thing. They had us scared of the Russians. So, it's almost like, what's real and what's not? "
" Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it. "
" Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer. "
" Fear can be good when you're walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it's not good when you have a goal and you're fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before. "
" God is my homeboy. Jesus is my homeboy. "
" Having Black hair is unique in that Black women change up styles a lot. You can walk down one street block in New York City and see 10 different hairstyles that Black women are wearing: straight curls, short cuts, braids - we really run the gamut. "
" Hip-hop definitely taught me a lot. Having to create your own identity and become known and respected in a male-dominated field - it requires some guts. There are times you have to be strong, and times when you have to stand alone for what you believe in. "
" How many crossroads are you allowed to have in life? I seem to have a lot of crossroads. I think maybe I crossed back across the same road too often. "
" I always loved all kinds of music. I would watch musicals a lot as a kid, on TV, watch the Fred Astaire movies. I'd watch 'The Wizard of Oz.' I was a big Jerry Lewis fan, and they'd have these big bands and someone singing - some siren, or some guy singing some gorgeous song. I was always enamored of that style of music. "
" I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants. "
" I am not one to turn down macaroni and cheese, even late at night. I love Italian food. I love pasta... A refrigerator full of water and Gatorade? Honey, that's just not gonna happen. "
" I came from a crew, and to me, all the guys I rapped with were better than me, so I was surprised when I was the breakout one. It was definitely a cool thing. "
" I clean up really well. I can get dolled up. "
" I did Jay Leno with Mike the Situation, and he just - he lives, like, ten minutes from me in Jersey. He's like, 'If you ever get a flat, call me. I'll come fix your tire.' That's how we do. That's neighborly, you know? "
" I do feel like I have a direct connection with God for some reason; always have since I was a little kid - I would talk to God, talk to the sky. "
" I don't eat bad food. I probably just eat too much food, and I think a lot of people do. "
" I don't feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don't care if people think I'm gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway. "
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