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Patti LaBelle quotes

So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.

When I was married, I wasn't loving myself. Now I'm in love with myself. I will get married again.

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.

A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.

I don't feel as though I have to prove anything to anybody.

I want to be remembered as a woman who was fair and always gave 150 percent, no matter what I did.

I have to go 150 percent or nothing at all.

People with no humor, they're outta my life.

You don't have to be an angel, just be someone who can give.

I know how to put it on when it comes to interviews and performing because I have to. But I'm pretty laid back.

I like hip-hop music, but some of the lyrics make me want to cry.

I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada.

I was very shy. I'm still shy.

Women are strong now. Women are dominating the charts, and women are doing it for themselves. We're kicking butt and taking no prisoners.

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.

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.

I decided to always sing in the back with the chorus and never went up front because I had trouble performing.

I just sing the stuff that makes me smile, makes me feel like I didn't sell myself out.

I keep showing decade after decade that I am a real performer.

I never thought I would be singing for the world.