"My mom is definitely my rock."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Alicia Keys on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Alicia Keys on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Alicia Keys on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Alicia Keys on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Alicia Keys on Pablo Picasso
"If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want - I go to the bathroom."
"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."
"When I was first learning songs, I'd have a favorite song, and I'd take the chords and twist them around. I'd learn the chords and then play them backward. That was my first experimenting with writing a song."
"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."
"My mom always said, 'Don't date a guy who thinks he's prettier than you.'"