"Soul music is timeless."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Alicia Keys on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Alicia Keys on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Alicia Keys on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Alicia Keys on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Alicia Keys on Ray Charles
"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 is definitely my rock."