"For me the visual is just as important as the music."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Christina Aguilera on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Christina Aguilera 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."Christina Aguilera on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Christina Aguilera 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."Christina Aguilera on Ray Charles
"It's an amazing thing to say, 'I'm beautiful,' without feeling like you're cocky."
"I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt."
"I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums."
"I don't think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque."
"Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion."