"I feel like a good mom. I'm a strong woman now... Don't look down on me. Pray for me because I'm trying."
"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."Fantasia Barrino 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."Fantasia Barrino on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Fantasia Barrino on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Fantasia Barrino 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."Fantasia Barrino on Pablo Picasso
"When I realized I was having trouble reading, I was too embarrassed to ask for help. Some teachers believed in me, but I just wasn't focused on school - I was into the music and trying to please my dad."
"I want to still be singing at 70 years old. I want to be open to the dreams I haven't even dreamed up."
"I want people to just to see, all you got to do is have a little faith."
"Have a little faith. Don't give up."