The Best Alicia Keys quotes

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What can you learn from a musician who went from homelessness to international fame and fortune? If you’re curious about the answer, then you’ll want to read this quotes compilation of Alicia Keys. This remarkable woman has not only achieved professional success, but she also maintains a positive outlook on life and gives back to her community. Her story is sure to inspire entrepreneurs everywhere.

Discover the best Music, Love, Feelings, Time, Life, World, Mor quotes from Alicia Keys, and much more.

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About Alicia Keys

birth of the author

January 25, 1981

occupation of the author

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer, Philanthropist And More.

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

R&B, Soul, Pop, Hip Hop

instrument of the author

Vocals, Piano

institution of the author

Columbia, Arista, J, Rca

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Dj Dirty Harry, Jermaine Paul, Kerry Brothers Jr., Swizz Beatz


Love me like you’ll never see me again. โ€” Alicia Keys

I think we deserve people who really, really love us. โ€” Alicia Keys

Love will come find you, just to remind you of who you are. โ€” Alicia Keys

I know people who’ve gone to jail. It don’t mean you stop loving them! They deservin’ love just as much in there, and maybe they needin’ it more. โ€” Alicia Keys

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As a lyricist, you love to hear other great lyrics or other great concepts. โ€” Alicia Keys

I would hate to make music and people love me for something that isn’t me. โ€” Alicia Keys

Love is accepting people for who they are and what they are, regardless. โ€” Alicia Keys

If I didn’t love it, I would not record it. โ€” Alicia Keys

I have big everything on the bottom but I love my legs. You’ve got to love what’s yours. โ€” Alicia Keys

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Through the shake of an earthquake I will never fall. That’s how strong my love is. โ€” Alicia Keys

Not because I’m trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades. โ€” Alicia Keys

I love the written word so much, I know it’s gonna flow naturally. โ€” Alicia Keys

Living will always be a struggle looking for someone to love you. โ€” Alicia Keys

But when I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play. โ€” Alicia Keys

love will come find you just to remind you of who you are Alicia Keys quote

Love is giving of yourself in a way that is free of fear. โ€” Alicia Keys

I like to do outdoorsy things: hikes, trails, running, swimming. I love the sun. I’m all about the warmth. โ€” Alicia Keys

I lived with my mom in a really small apartment. My bedroom was like in the living room. That’s why I still love to sleep on couches now. โ€” Alicia Keys

Love will come find you Just to remind you Of who you are […] See that’s the thing about love […] Then life It will embrace you Totally amaze you So you don’t give up โ€” Alicia Keys

I think that marriage is beautiful. And if it’s a partnership with someone you love, then it really is beautiful. Yeah, I think that marriage does work. โ€” Alicia Keys

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I look forward to my first visit to Israel. Music is a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love, and that is the spirit of our show. โ€” Alicia Keys

I find that the love we share fills me up and makes me see and appreciate life in a different way. โ€” Alicia Keys

And I love kick boxing. It’s a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head. โ€” Alicia Keys


It’s not until I hear songs that I’ve done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the ’60s and ’70s has been. โ€” Alicia Keys

Listening to great music and art inspires me and recharges me. โ€” Alicia Keys

listening to great music and art inspires me and recharges me Alicia Keys quote

I learned the cello , but I would still need a massive amount of practice. But I do play classical music, so I understand where that comes from. โ€” Alicia Keys

When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even niceโ€“you have to put in six. โ€” Alicia Keys

I was so deeply involved in music, I had already outgrown all the pressure of high school cliques and gossip. โ€” Alicia Keys

Music is funny. I shouldn’t even ever talk about music, because you can have all the ideas in your head, and it never goes exactly the way that you think it’s gonna go. โ€” Alicia Keys

If I can remain excited about the music that I’m giving you, then you’re damn sure going to be excited about it. โ€” Alicia Keys

I’m inspired by artists and musicians. There are so many wonderful and talented people in the world. I love discovering new music, new writers, or new art. โ€” Alicia Keys

Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowyโ€“and it made me feel something. That’s when I realized music was inside me. โ€” Alicia Keys

I acted before I sang. And I did The Cosby Show, and things like that. But the music kind of came first. And it was a part of my essence. So I knew that I would evolve into this world. โ€” Alicia Keys

I definitely want to act, but I also want to score movies, and I have this idea to fuse classical music with other styles that would give it a different perception. โ€” Alicia Keys

Soul music is timeless. โ€” Alicia Keys

It allows us to hear one another, to invIte each other in. music shows us that all of It mattersโ€“โ€“every story wIthin every voice, every note wIthin every song. โ€” Alicia Keys


The more you know the stronger you become, the closer you feel to yourself and the farther you can go. โ€” Alicia Keys

Not having all the information can make me feel vulnerable. โ€” Alicia Keys

I’d rather believe in my own choice and see it all go wrong than do something I’m not fully convinced of and later feel guilty about it. โ€” Alicia Keys

I don’t know if I’d go with an alien to space. I would have to feel the alien’s vibe. I’m a vibe person. โ€” Alicia Keys

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Risk the fall to know how it feels to fly. โ€” Alicia Keys

When I am truly present, I feel alive, and I want everyone around me to share that feeling so we can make the most of that moment together. โ€” Alicia Keys

I feel like B sides are always better, no matter whose record it is. โ€” Alicia Keys

If I know everything around the situation, all the facts, I feel like I can handle just about anything. โ€” Alicia Keys

It’s the unknown that makes me feel the most vulnerable. โ€” Alicia Keys

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I feel like the majority of the fear that I had or that we have we hold from other people. They’re like people that we trust; they’re their fears. All of a sudden we think that they’re our fears. โ€” Alicia Keys

I personally feel that acting is not totally different from singing and being a musician. โ€” Alicia Keys

Writing in my journal keeps me focused on my spirit and what I need or feel. โ€” Alicia Keys

How terrible would it have been if I had come out with some wateredโ€“down version of who I am? People fell in love with the real me, and I still feel blessed that that was how the journey began. โ€” Alicia Keys

Sometimes I feel good, at times I feel used. Loving you darling, makes me so confused. โ€” Alicia Keys

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When I first started getting into the business, a young woman in a music game that was mostly men, I did feel inadequate. โ€” Alicia Keys

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The last thing I want is to walk into my house after a long day and see all the Grammys and awards. It would make me feel weird. โ€” Alicia Keys

Moments are so fleeting; I want to hold on to the good ones. When I am truly present, I feel alive, and I want everyone around me to share that feeling so we can make the most of that moment together. โ€” Alicia Keys

I believe if you can find something to give back to, your soul will feel fulfilled in a very powerful way. โ€” Alicia Keys

Everybody goes through their life in different ways. I definitely am having my journey. It evolves and changes. At some moments, I feel totally off center and trying to find my way back. โ€” Alicia Keys

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When I had nothing else, I had my mother and the piano. And you know what? They were all I needed. โ€” Alicia Keys

I’ve always been very private, maybe because I discovered my mother, who is a wonderful lady, is very emotional. โ€” Alicia Keys

I have my mother who is an Irishโ€“Italian, and my father who is African, so I have the taste buds of an Italian and the spice of an African. โ€” Alicia Keys

My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from theater to theater and reading to reading. โ€” Alicia Keys

I’ve stepped more into my womanhood, I’m a mother now, I’m having a beautiful relationship as a wife and as a friend. โ€” Alicia Keys

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I grew up around the theatre. My mother is an actress. I would fall asleep on tons of theatre chairs. It’s in my blood; it’s in my spirit and my fabric of who I am. โ€” Alicia Keys


My life is rich because I have those kinds of people in my life. โ€” Alicia Keys

Your life can become the background for the art you create. โ€” Alicia Keys

I love Bono. I really respect what he has done for Africa and how he has used his fame to do good in the world. I hope I can do half as much in my life. โ€” Alicia Keys

We believe Frederick Nietzsche couldn’t have been more right when he said ‘without music, life would be a mistake. โ€” Alicia Keys

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I really like to live my life in a lowโ€“key fashion. โ€” Alicia Keys

I’ve learned that while I’d be a fool not to stay open to the advice and experiences of the smart, amazing people in my life, I also need to listen to what I have to say. โ€” Alicia Keys

Death is a gift meant to wake up the living, to nudge us toward a life of purpose and intention. โ€” Alicia Keys

I want to continue to produce film, television, and theater, and to make the most amazing music that I’ve made in my life. โ€” Alicia Keys

I was worried that one day, 40 years from now, I would look back and wouldn’t be able to remember the details of my life, so I’ve written them all down. โ€” Alicia Keys

your life can become the background for the art you create Alicia Keys quote

I see what happens when one gets very attached to material things. That’s just not what my life is. โ€” Alicia Keys

Empire’ isn’t just about New York. It’s about hope. No matter where we’re from, we all want the opportunity to work hard and breathe life into our ambitions. โ€” Alicia Keys

I’m committed to evolving and growing and sitting at the head of my own table with no fears or limitations. But I’ve also learned to be more open now and more spontaneous in life. โ€” Alicia Keys

I’ve met many young women who are HIV positive and courageously fighting the disease. Their determination to live a full life and see their children live in a better world is deeply inspiring to me. โ€” Alicia Keys

When life forces you to face yourself, what awaits in the mirror is a gift: vulnerability. Your heart is pierced. You’re broken open. You’re hyperaware of what you’re feeling. โ€” Alicia Keys

We’re all going to change. Otherwise, it’s boring. Who wants to stay the damn same all their life? โ€” Alicia Keys


I think what happens in the world, and I think it’s part human nature and part programming, is we become an emulation of what we see. We become clones of each other. โ€” Alicia Keys

Create the world you want, and fill it with the opportunities that matter to you. โ€” Alicia Keys

You could have all the riches in the world, but it doesn’t mean much without family. โ€” Alicia Keys

Hand me the world on a silver platter, and what good would it be? โ€” Alicia Keys

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My parents weren’t married. It wasn’t like my dad up and left. I maintained a steady relationship with my grandparents. My dad’s mother is my nana, and I’m closer to her than almost anybody in this world. โ€” Alicia Keys

I think following my instinct has proven to lead me in the right direction, and it’s hard to hear sometimes, because it’s a noisy world and there’s a lot of people talking to you. โ€” Alicia Keys

I grew up in the theater, my mother is an actress, I was always around the world of acting and theater. โ€” Alicia Keys

To be able to help a 13โ€“yearโ€“old kid from the Bronx follow her dreams just by letting her know she’s not forgotten in this crazy worldโ€“that’s why I got involved with Frum Tha Ground Up. โ€” Alicia Keys

What breaks my heart is suffering of any kind. Too often, our world is divisive and cruel where it needs to be uniting and loving. โ€” Alicia Keys

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No matter how far you are. No matter how long it takes him. Through Distance And Time I’ll be waiting .. โ€” Alicia Keys

I play Beethoven and Bach. At the same time, Biggie is my dog. โ€” Alicia Keys

I think being really connected to a higher power, of having a spirituality to me, has been really good for me and I pray all the time. โ€” Alicia Keys

A Minor is one of my allโ€“time favorite keys to play in. It’s a very moody key, and also ‘A’ is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes. โ€” Alicia Keys

I’m having an unbelievable time on the road. I am taking the time to explore each new city in a way I never have before. โ€” Alicia Keys

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With each new day, I’m learning how to take control in order to have balance in my life. I plan time for myself and my loved ones and take it. โ€” Alicia Keys

I think I grew up really fast; I grew up in this really fastโ€“paced business, and I never understood what it meant to take a break or take time off or recover, and I paid for it. โ€” Alicia Keys

If we took the time to learn more about different places and people, perhaps we would have more empathy for each other. โ€” Alicia Keys

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