"I want to make sure I continue to make good music that my mom and everybody around me can be proud of."
"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."Ruben Studdard 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."Ruben Studdard on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Ruben Studdard on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Ruben Studdard 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."Ruben Studdard on Pablo Picasso
"I like doing theaters. I like being up close and personal with the fans. It's really cool."
"Simon is cool. You know, it's different if you ever see him around his mom. He acts totally different."
"My mother always taught me, even my dad, just never let other people's opinions of you shape your opinion of yourself. And I never have and I never will."
"I have a greater goal - to empower young people through music education."
"I'm not in the best shape, but I want to prove to myself I can do something that seems insurmountable and inspire others by showing them no matter where they are in their fitness goals, they can do it, too."