Natalie Cole Quotes
I can laugh at myself because I've had to. Everything would have been much worse if I'd been the singing son of Nat 'King' Cole.
I would hate to look back on my life and go, 'You know, I wanted to do a rock n' roll album. I should have, and I never did.'
As kids, we had no clue about the racial stuff that seemed to preoccupy adults. We just enjoyed our life as kids.
When you reach 50, what you care about is being honest, being accurate, and being an example.
The house where I grew up in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles was like a dream - even though my family faced threats after my father bought it in August 1948.
A lot of people want to donate a kidney, but they're not in a position to because they have health issues of their own, and a lot of people need them. That's why the list is long and it takes a long time.
I've had my share of doing things that I really wish I hadn't done.
My first trip to Mexico was with my dad because of his Spanish records. That was back in 1958. I found a picture of me when I was eight dressed as a little senorita.
The medication I had to take was a form of chemotherapy. You feel like death every day. No appetite. No energy. But the treatment worked. It cured my liver 80 per cent but compromised my kidneys.
People said when I started, 'Why don't you just copy your father's style?' I had to be myself, singing my songs in my own way.
It's remarkable what a new kidney does to your life. I have no complaints... I'm pretty amazed. I have been working on my stamina.
I have been on dialysis in Istanbul, Milan, Indonesia, Manila, London. It's - it's amazing.
I felt that if I'm serious about acting, I would like people to see me as an actress. It's less of a stretch if I'm singing, unless I'm playing a character who sings.
When you make your living as a singer, you have to go where the gigs are.
What's really important? That I'm an individual, I guess. I am an individual - a strong one, too. I'm Natalie Cole. I gotta be me.
I love what I do so much. I just keep going. Not much can bring me down.
I like Kelly Rowland, I think that she's great. It's hard to come out of the group of Destiny's Child and still kick some butt.
The dialysis is to wash my blood, to keep my kidneys functioning.
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