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Patti LaBelle

  • Once I stopped dwelling on what I didn't have, on what I thought I was going to lose, and began to give freely, everything opened up for me. Everything began to flow into my life.

  • The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()
  • You have to go out on a limb. Because that's where all the fruit is.

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()
  • Many a false step is made by standing still.

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()
  • Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()
  • Every exit is an entrance to someplace else.

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()
  • In matters of the heart it is always better to want something you don't have than to have something you don't want.

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()
  • Women who want to lead the orchestra have to turn their back on the crowd.

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()
  • Anger is like the blade of a butcher knife — very difficult to hold on to for long without harming yourself.

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()
  • When you're getting kicked in the butt, it means you're in front!

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()
  • The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

    • Patti LaBelle,
    • in Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster, Patti's Pearls ()

Patti LaBelle, U.S. singer, actor, writer, Grammy winner

(1944)

Born: Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards.