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20 Aaliyah Quotes and Lyrics That Still Inspire Us Today

Our latest collection of Aaliyah quotes and lyrics.

Aaliyah Dani Haughton, known to the rest of the world simply as Aaliyah, was a beloved American singer, actress, and model who is credited for helping redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Aaliyah is regarded as one of the most successful female R&B artists, having sold over 30 million albums worldwide. She first gained recognition at the age of 10 and signed her first record deal at the age of 12.

On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah was killed in a tragic accident. But though she’s no longer with us, her legacy still lives on. In honor of the late R&B legend, below are some of the most inspirational Aaliyah quotes and lyrics.

Aaliyah Quotes and Lyrics That Still Inspire Us Today

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.) “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

3.) “I’m a survivor and I can handle anything. I’m very confident about that.” – Aaliyah

4.) “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

5.) “Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.” – Aaliyah

Aaliyah Quotes and Lyrics That Still Inspire

6.) “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same.” – Aaliyah

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

8.) “My parents just tell me, ‘If you know what you want, you should stay determined and go for it. You can do anything.’”
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9.) “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

10.) “All I can do is leave it in God’s hands and hope that my fans feel where I’m coming from. – Aaliyah

Other Aaliyah quotes and lyrics that prove her legacy still lives on

11.) “I don’t think about my previous success. I’m happy that the work I’ve done has been very successful.” – Aaliyah

12.) “I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.” – Aaliyah

13.) “There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself.” – Aaliyah

14.) “Whatever will be, will be.” – Aaliyah

15.) “You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday.” – Aaliyah

Aaliyah quotes and lyrics that prove her legacy still lives on

16.) “If at first you don’t succeed/You can dust it off and try again/Dust yourself off and try again.” – Aaliyah

17.) “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

18.) “When a fan comes up to you and says I love your music, there’s nothing better than that.” – Aaliyah

19.) “It’s hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I’m long gone.” – Aaliyah

20.) “She is tough, she is independent, she is edgy, she gets involved in the action.” – Aaliyah

Which of these Aaliyah quotes was your favorite?

Aaliyah’s music lives on. Despite her untimely death, her fans still love her talent and feel her passion through her music.

We hope the above quotes have inspired you to pursue your dreams and love what you do. Regardless of where you are in life, stay determined and go for it.

Did you enjoy these Aaliyah quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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  1. Madzskie J. Marivelez

    January 18, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Quite #16 is my favorite. It inspired so many date hunters and even the job hunters. Back in the late 2000 when I just finished college, I decided to get myself employed sooner but I can’t seem to get the job that I want. But by time I was about to give up looking for work I stayed at home for a while and I happen to listen to the radio and Aaliyah’s music was played on with the lyrics “and if at first you don’t succeed / you can dust it off and try again / you dust yourself off and try again / try again …” and I was mesmerized by that idea of not giving up. She whispered like an angel to me saying those words. Then I wanted to know the title of that latest song of her by that time and it was a soundtrack for her movie “Romeo Must Die”. I was very excited to see that movie which she starred knowing it was her debut acting to date. I loved Aaliyah more after that. Everytime I hear her mellow ballad version of “At Your Best (You Are Love)” I can’t help missing her and left me teary eyed. She was a sensation back then and her legacy will live for generations to come.

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