You must love and care for yourself, because that's when the best comes out.
Greatest hits is easy because one has nothing to do - except that we both, Roger and I, felt that new songs should be there because I've been away for awhile.
I'm self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream - to have class.
I don't want to be dragging myself on stage, year in year out, until someone else tells me it is time to go. There are certain birthdays that make you revalue your life.
I know the difference between black magic and white magic.
In Buddhism there are words you can say... as you say the words with rhythm the conscious tells the subconscious.
I am a practicing Buddhist. I have been for 25 years.
I need that on stage. I need a burst of life. That's entertainment for me.
You wouldn't believe that I still have the bikers with the caps to the side at my door, ringing the doorbell.
I never close a door on any other religion. Most of the time, some part of it makes sense to me. I don't believe everyone has to chant just because I chant. I believe all religion is about touching something inside of yourself.
After I moved with my mother to St. Louis, my older sister and I went to see Ike Turner, who was the hottest then. His music charged me. I was never attracted to him, but I wanted to sing with his band.
In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church.
Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic.
In Tennessee where I grew up, there were animals, farms, wagons, mules.
For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different.
I didn't worry about it because I kind of felt I left a good message and memory with the people in terms of my work, and I always felt with a good record, I could always come back.
When my parents went off to Knoxville to work, I lived with my father's mother. She was strict - the kind who starched and ironed dresses. I had to sit more than I played. Oh, I was miserable. I liked being out with the animals. I'd come in the house with my hair pulled out, sash off the dress, dirty as heck. I was always getting spanked.
But I believe we have a higher level of mentality within us, but we have to use the power in the right way.
Success in America - what I find with my homeland, nothing lasts very long. Europe is different. You're right there with them until you come back.
I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers.