13 of Aretha Franklin’s most inspirational quotes on music, respect, and love

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Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76, her publicist told the Associated Press.

The “Queen of Soul” was one of the best-selling female artists in history with 75 million records sold worldwide in her career.

These are 13 of her most inspirational quotes throughout her expansive career and life.


On love:

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On respect:

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On songwriting:

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On being an influence:

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On community:

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On perspective:

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On music:

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On soul:

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On confidence:

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On the future:

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On relationships:

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On women:

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On legacy:

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