"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've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Alicia Keys on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Alicia Keys on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Alicia Keys on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Alicia Keys on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Alicia Keys on Earl Nightingale
"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."
"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."
"My mom always said, 'Don't date a guy who thinks he's prettier than you.'"