I'm a real romantic.
Prince and I happen to think alike.
Boy, it is not fun suffering in this body of weak flesh, but Jesus is straightening out all my crooked places.
I never thought, 'Oh God, I'm in Prince's shadow.' He'd been performing for years, and he was my teacher.
I wish I had come along when the studios were making those big musical pictures. It would be great to do re-makes of some of the old ones like 'Porgy and Bess' or 'Showboat.' I'd love to do 'em.
'Vanity' means worthlessness.
I was miserable the entire time I was Vanity. I spent so many days and so many nights crying, hating who I'd become.
I don't listen to my old music of Vanity's unless I have to hear it playing in a mall or something place like that.
Getting past my past... was a process, a very serious process indeed.
A girl's best friend is her pride.
An abused childhood affects the entire life... It affects every facet of the life.
I never want to be that person again, that Vanity.
People think stars never have any problems or cares. That's bull. Why would we show any more than one mask to the public. There's a whole lotta things I've done that I don't want to think about. But I bring it all right out when I need it for a role.
I look at singing and acting as one career, and I love the chance to do both in the same project. I need to do both. When I'm doing one, I miss the other.
According to God's word, we haven't done a very good job concerning our little ones, nor our teens.
I apologize profusely to those I have offended deeply a million times over.
I go to wherever God calls me, wherever the church calls me to come to minister and preach the word of God.
I had internal bleeding with blood clots on the brain. I was completely blind and deaf. I had a heart attack and a stroke.
I used to sneak into my mother's closet and try to wear her lingerie to school.
I repent daily my sins, my faults, and my shortcomings.
Every day, I wake up and say, 'Good Morning, Jesus.'
I'm totally comfortable with myself.
Vanity was a joke. She was an image created to make money.
I was young and irresponsible, a silly woman laden with sin, not caring for anything except fame and fortune and self. But I have lived seeking truth in Jesus Christ and found it has made me free.
I sing to Jesus for Jesus now. This gives me pure joy... worship!
Things have changed. Now it's not the outward appearance, it's the inward man that I'm trying to change. And that's the message I bring to the people.