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Gloria Gaynor Quotes
Gloria Gaynor Quotes
"Actually I'm more passionate about dancing than I am about singing." "Americans don't realize that I have never stopped performing." "And then I have a copy of every CD. I just immediately take one and put it away for my personal collection." "Another previous great memory was when I performed in Verona, Italy and there was Barry White, Suzy Quattro and a number of other American artists and there were 52000 people there listening to us sing." "As a matter of fact, Johnny Nash is the one who gave me that name - Gloria Gaynor." "But I have chronic back pain ever since, I mean, I never overcome the back pains." "But I just don't dance as much as I used to. I've had a couple of car accidents and hurt my knees so I'm unable to." "But my love for the U.S. and the pleasure of performing for American audiences has caused me to want to come home and give them an album that would cause them to demand that I stay." "But then, I could hide behind that voice, and I could hide behind my face performance because if anybody liked it, that was me and if they didn't like it, it was my act." "Even as a very small child I used to talk to God." "Experimenting with drugs, drinking, doing this just enough to be accepted as one of the crowd, but I hated drugs, and I hated the taste of alcohol!" "First I have a collection of all of the albums I've ever done, on vax." "God was in control, and I was just pliable enough to say yes to wherever He would lead." "I agree that a well groomed appearance or a slovenly appearance says a lot about one's character." "I did one or two covers on each of my first 5 or 6 albums." "I don't know if they enjoy it as much, I really can't say, I get a great response to those performances, but I think that it's always better when you have a live band and you get that... spontaneous creativity between yourself and the band." "I grew up without a father, and my mother grew up without a father and her mother grew up without a father. So we have this long heritage of growing up without fathers." "I had a fear of being alone." "I have a European Fanclub that's based in Holland, and I had to have that President of the Fanclub to get me a number of recordings that I hadn't had the foresight to collect myself." "I have been nervous before, but I have never had stage fright." "I have been to more than 80 countries, and there is not one-not one-that I didn't have women coming up to me sharing stories of overcoming major abuse, a bad marriage turning good, etc." "I have even heard about the song being used with kids to help when they are taking exams." "I have never been a different person onstage than I am off." "I loved the fact that I could get on stage and be in control." "I prefer buttered pecan but about 18 months ago I developed an allergy to nuts, caffeine and shellfish." "I started out doing covers." "I study the Bible and spend time on the Internet." "I think I sound like Barry White." "I was doing all this gospel music-I invited the press and everyone! It was my first big gospel performance." "I went to Zululand and there they've kept an area of the country as it used to be. It is a tourist site and anybody can go there and be an honorary Zulu." "I've written a lot of songs but I haven't had the opportunity to record a lot of them." "I've written about one song on several different albums." "Low self-esteem comes from who you assess yourself to be. It's about who you are, and I didn't think I was anything or anybody." "Music is my life. The only other thing I've done is office work in different places. But no real professional career other than singing." "My audience is often hands-up, standing and cheering and on tables and all of that kind of things." "My grandmother went to church, but my mother had been inundated with church and decided that when she had children, she would not push church or God on her children." "My purpose for recording that song was to bring hope and encouragement to people, to impact their lives in a way that helped them to know that they could gather their strength and overcome the problems in their lives." "None of my family had anything to do with show business, my life was totally foreign to them." "Of course, Thank God, I'm no longer paralyzed and it relatively didn't last very long at all. But it could be a thousand times worse, but I have some back pains ever since that accident." "One thing I talk about in my book is how we are a fatherless generation, and the importance of a father's role in a child's life." "Only if I could be known for being one of the world's greatest and most sincere Christian Evangelists." "People always want to ask me about my drug problem-I never had a drug problem; I had a self-esteem problem!" "Performing was easy because I believed that I could sing, but that was an outside thing." "Personally I prefer Gospel music." "Songs were solicited from top writers around the country, the record company, my manager and I collaborated on the final 12 songs chosen." "That is what I liked about being on stage. I was comfortable there, and I could be myself with confidence." "That's why you find a lot of entertainers are insecure, because it's the perfect camouflage for insecurity." "The respect that you should have for one another-I never knew any of that. So I suffered." "The scripture that God used to save me was Isaiah 7.14, which today is still my favourite verse in the Bible." "There's nothing to compare to live music, there just isn't anything." "This song means so much more to me now. Of course, survival means so much more to me." "Well it kind of had an inkling, when we first read the lyrics we realized that it was a timeless lyric and people could relate to it and it would be popular as long as it would be played." "Well, I think it's era that in which people had a lot of fun. In fact too much fun and would not concern themselves with the negative effects of the accesses that they were involved in." "Well, I was in a band. I was the singer with a band called the Soul Satisfiers. I sang then quite a bit of Jazz and some Top 40 stuff." "Well, I went through some emotionally abusive relationships and allowed myself to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried everything I knew to be a lady." "Well, I've recorded 16 albums - 17 albums. 17 albums! And besides that, compilations... No, I can't say I have all of the compilations, but I must have at least 20 compilations that I've been on." "Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you, not what other people think of you." "Where you perform live, you sing live to recorded music." "Yes, too much emphasis is put on outward physical attributes in every area of American life." "Yes, we plan to produce a multi-media show for a world tour." ""I am what I am.""