50+ Best Aaliyah Quotes And Lyrics

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jan 29, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jan 26, 2021
Quotes by Aaliyah have inspired people all around the world.
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Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, who had been singing almost since she could talk!

As well as being an amazing singer, Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an actress and model too. She had one number one hit on Billboard's 100 with the song, 'Try Again'!

Aaliyah picked up recognition in the music industry at just 10-years-old and signed her first record agreement at 12-years-old, making her among the youngest successful R&B artists. She had a glittering career ahead of her, but tragically on 25 August 2001 Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash. She was only 22 at the time.

Despite the fact that she is no longer with us, her legacy lives on in her music, which is still much loved by her fans all around the world. Aaliyah, as well as producing great lyrics, also had many words of wisdom to share, and so we have gathered the best Aaliyah quotes and lyrics here to pass these words on. From quotes from song lyrics, to her advice for those in the music industry, there is an Aaliyah quote for everyone here.

Perhaps her most famous quote was, “I’m the interpreter. I’m the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that’s what I want to do.” We think that encapsulates her talent perfectly! You will find many more famous quotes by Aaliyah in this article, so read on to get inspired. And, if you like these Aaliyah quotes, you might also love these Lizzo quotes and Beyonce quotes too.

The Best Aaliyah Quotes

Aaliyah was a famous singer and icon in the music industry.

As you know, Aaliyah Dana Haughton, known to the rest of the world simply as Aaliyah, was an American singer, actress and model. She is most known for her for modern R&B, pop and hip style. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Aaliyah is remembered as a talented female R&B singer, having sold more than 30 million albums around the world. These famous Aaliyah quotes form the best of Aaliyah quotes, thanks to the huge number of inspirational quotes that she has provided us with. We hope you can take some inspiration from these Aaliyah quotes and Aaliyah song quotes.

1.  “Everything is worth it. The hard work, the times when you’re tired, the times where you’re a bit sad… In the end, it’s all worth it because it really makes me happy. There’s nothing better than loving what you do.”

- Aaliyah.

2. “You have to enjoy your job; you should wake up every day and love what you do… I honestly do… From the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul. I’m truly happy.”

- Aaliyah.

3. “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same.”

- Aaliyah.

4. “I’m the interpreter. I’m the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that’s what I want to do.”

- Aaliyah.

5.  “If at first, you don’t succeed, you can dust it off and try again, dust yourself off and try again.”

- Aaliyah, 'Try Again'.

6.  “I don’t want to abandon one work for the other, and I don’t think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.”

- Aaliyah.

7. “It’s fun to be creative and innovative and come up with something crazy. So I need people to work with who are not going to be afraid to take it to the left a bit.”

- Aaliyah.

8. "I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget."

- Aaliyah.

9. “I think it’s important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don’t want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.”

- Aaliyah.

10. "I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character."

- Aaliyah.

11. “I go through the same problems all young people go through. Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms.”

- Aaliyah.

12. "Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard."

- Aaliyah.

13. "I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful."

- Aaliyah.

14. "There is always a bit of pressure to do a good album - to do good work, period. I really put a lot of pressure on myself, more so than other people. But I try not to let that overwhelm me to the point where I can't even do good work. I just put it aside and do the best that I know that I can."

- Aaliyah.

15. "I'm a survivor and I can handle anything. I'm very confident about that."

- Aaliyah.

16. "There is a bit of acting involved when you get in front of a camera for a video. Even when you perform on stage, you're putting on a show."

- Aaliyah.

17. "Age ain’t nothing but a number; throwing down ain’t nothing but a thang. This loving I have for you it’ll never change".

- Aaliyah, 'Age Ain't Nothing But A Number'.

18. "I don’t feel I made any sacrifices at all. I’m doing my best to juggle."

- Aaliyah.

19. "All I can do is leave it in God's hands and hope that my fans feel where I'm coming from."

- Aaliyah.

20. "There are times I can’t even figure myself out."

- Aaliyah.

21. “It’s in how you carry yourself. I’ve always been a very mature person, and I’ve always known what I wanted. And I go after it no matter what.”

- Aaliyah.

22. “Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.”

- Aaliyah.

23. “I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.”

- Aaliyah.

24. “If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it’s always cool. The kids are amazing.”

- Aaliyah.

25. “I’ve always wanted this. I sang in church, in school plays, and my parents gave me vocal lessons. My parents always said this was destined for me.”

- Aaliyah.

26. “When you get into this business you have to grow up quickly.”

- Aaliyah.

The Best Aaliyah Quotes From Song Lyrics

Aaliyah's albums were a work of art.

The best Aaliyah lyrics about love are given below. The Aaliyah quotes about love include the best of Aaliyah's song quotes, R&B lyrics, R&B quotes, music quotes and Aaliyah quotes from songs. Enjoy these Aaliyah Haughton quotes!

27. “When there are clouds on a rainy day, you know how to bring sunshine to my life. And I’ve never felt this way before, you make me feel like I’m your goddess”

- Aaliyah, 'No One Knows How to Love Me Quite Like You Do'.

28. "You know just how to satisfy me, you pick me up when I’m down, you put my feet on solid ground and you make me your first priority."

- Aaliyah, 'No One Knows How to Love Me Quite Like You Do'.

29. "I won’t keep you, I won’t keep you holdin’ on. But if you wait on me, I promise you it won’t be long."

- Aaliyah, 'Hot Like Fire'.

30. "Turn me inside out, make my heart speak. Need no one else, you’re all I need. Personality, everything you do, makes me love everything ’bout you."

- Aaliyah, 'One In A Million'.

31. "Women always wonder how I keep a man. They’ve been tryin’ for so long, and still don’t understand."

- Aaliyah, 'I Gotcha Back'.

32. I got to let you know just how I feel ’cause I never felt like this before."

- Aaliyah, 'The Thing I Like'.

33. “If you down with the clique, let me hear you say, I’m down with it."

- Aaliyah, 'Down With The Clique'.

34. "You’re hotter than a summer day in California. You got me meltin’ like a sundae..."

- Aaliyah, 'Hot Like Fire'.

35. "At your best, you are love. You’re a positive motivating force within my life. Should you ever feel the need to wonder why, let me know."

- Aaliyah, 'At Your Best'.

36. "Your love is a one in a million. It goes on and on and on. You give me a really good feeling, all day long."

- Aaliyah, 'One In A Million'.

37. "Boy, you know just what to do when it comes down to lovin’ me. That is why I’m into you, ’cause we’ve got a love that’s guaranteed."

- Aaliyah, 'The Thing I Like'.

38. "Now you’re gone and I’m lost without you here now. But I know I gotta live and make it somehow."

- Aaliyah, 'Miss You'.

39. "Don’t compare me to your last one. I can’t help it she was a fast one, a sassy one; I’m a classy one."

- Aaliyah, 'Don’t Know What to Tell Ya'.

40. "There are times when I find you want to keep yourself from me. When I don’t have the strength, I’m just a mirror of what I see."

- Aaliyah, 'At Your Best'.

41. "Here I am and there you are. Your eyes are calling me to your heart. All you gotta do is knock, and I’ll let you in."

- Aaliyah, 'Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number'.

42. "You and me got a street kinda thing goin’ on. And I’m so happy that I found you. Our love ain’t goin’ nowhere. It’s gonna stay right here, right here forever."

- Aaliyah, 'Street Thing'.

43. "Hey, boy, let me hear your song. Yeah, play till the break of dawn. Keep it right here, groovin’ all night."

- Aaliyah, 'Old School'.

44. "I don’t mean to be bold, but I gotta let you know - I gotta thing for you and I can’t let go."

- Aaliyah, 'Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number'.

Quotes About Aaliyah

Aaliyah, as an American singer, actress and model was popular around the world. She was loved by everyone. Many great famous faces have expressed their gratitude towards and love for her, especially after her tragic death. Here are some quotes from other influential people about Aaliyah to show just how loved she was.

45. "She was one of the best people I ever met. Even with the pain I felt, I would do it all over again."

- Dame Dash.

46. "The song idea came together right after Aaliyah passed away. It just made everything crystal clear to me - what matters, and what doesn't."

- Alicia Keys.

47. "Her presence will be felt long after all of us are dead... That’s the thing about a great artist. Music is timeless. Music will never die. She’ll never die."

- DMX.

48. "Every time I saw Aaliyah she was happy. She had this presence that few people have."

- Beyonce.

49. "Her purity of voice was incredible...when she was singing, she let it fall out of her."

- Estelle.

50. "When I first met Aaliyah - it time for the world to hear this, I'm gonna give a little secret -I was in love with her... Oh man, I was fightin', I was fightin' a lot - a big war. But I loved Aaliyah."

- Timbaland.

51. “ I think it’s only in death do we recognize a person’s true presence... But some people, when they’re gone, physically, they leave a void. And that’s definitely what happened with Aaliyah. She left an emptiness.”

- DMX.

52. "It wasn't like she was trying to be anything more than who she was."

- Ciara.

53. "She was one of those individuals that would light up a room."

- Diddy.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Aaliyah quotes about the famous American singer, actress, and model, then why not take a look at these Whitney Houston quotes and [Adele quotes] for more?

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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