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The Smooth Late Show with Martin Collins 10pm - 1am
By the end of the 60s she was known as the Queen of Soul, Smooth celebrates Aretha Franklin's Greatest Quotes.
"Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well."
"Falling out of love is like losing weight. It's a lot easier putting it on than taking it off."
"Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it."
"I'm the lady next door when I'm not on stage."
"If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about."
"We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right."
"Parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home."
"I'm a big woman. I need big hair."
"I've been around long enough for people to know who I am and what my contributions are. They know me as more than just an artist. I think they know me as a woman as well."
"Don't say Aretha is making a comeback, because I've never been away!"