After I had my son, Max, I knew I wanted to get involved in causes that help children.
All I want to do is be normal. But really, it’s other people who won’t let me be that way.
Basically, what I’m saying is there is nothing fake about what I do. I’m up-front, I’m real, I’m honest and I’m open with my feelings.
Being a mother, singer and actress is a definite juggling act, but I don’t think I would be comfortable any other way.
Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale.
Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion.
Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl.
Everybody needs that one person that takes you to the right place to see all the positives in your life.
For a while, it was to the point that I was losing my voice and I thought I was going to have to be hospitalized if I kept working myself into the ground. I ended up getting really introverted. I wasn’t happy… Nobody knows what’s really going on. I need to eat, I need to sleep, and sometimes those things weren’t considered. It was like, “When do you think I’ll have time to go to the bathroom?” That wasn’t on the schedule.
For me the visual is just as important as the music.
For me, my voice and music was always an outlet. Growing up in an unstable environment and whatnot, music was my only real escape.
Getting older, you just don’t want to sing fluffy.
Growing up with the childhood that I had, I learned to never let a man make me feel helpless, and it also embedded a deep need in me to always stick up for women.
I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school.
I am a woman who has my extreme vulnerable side and my baggage – and at times I feel extremely weak.
I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.
I definitely love women. They are more attractive to the naked eye.
I didn’t want to do something that was easy for me.
I do reinvent old hits of mine and sort of give them a new life.
I don’t even watch my own show: I tape it, I’m out.
I don’t have anything to hide but what happens is the media tend to beat up what I say.
I don’t see anything wrong with being comfortable with my own skin.
I don’t think I could ever really be with a woman because that’s a lot of… Yeah, there’s a lot of estrogen and I’m a lot to deal with when it’s that time of the month, so I can’t imagine it times two.
I don’t think there is such a thing as being too raunchy when it comes to the art form of burlesque.
I don’t want to believe my own hype.
I don’t want to talk about genies in bottles anymore.
I embraced being a pop artist, but I like doing it on my own terms, at my own pace.
I feel so fortunate.
I feel things deeply.
I felt caged by my childhood.
I find fragrance to be such a mood enhancer and definitely a seduction tool.
I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, ‘If you talk to her, I’ll kill you.’ It’s always rough with that high school thing.
I hate working out – I have to mentally push myself through it. I can get very whiny, saying things like, ‘I can’t do it!’
I have a lot of aggression in me that needs to come out in a not-very-precise or articulate way.
I have a lot of things to say and a lot of things to let out of me.
I have always been one to encourage perseverance.
I have certain physical features that I favor over others. We all have our areas.
I have fun being sexy and tough at the same time.
I have more than one side of me that likes to get out on a stage and sing.
I have six-year-old fans that weren’t even around for ‘Genie in a Bottle’ or even ‘Fighter.’
I have those days where I’m PMSing and bloated.
I just get really bored with sticking to the norm and having the proper conservative image. That’s just so not me.
I knew there would be a negative reaction in the press to my divorce, but I am not going to live my life because of something someone might say.
I like to be as free as possible at all times.
I love color – I’m not a beige kind of girl.
I love doing normal things – movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths – that’s a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums.
I love my body.
I love theatrics and have a huge imagination: Why would I want to sit onstage and sing a bunch of ballads back-to-back?
I never mind contorting myself for a good cause.
I really don’t spend any time on the Internet, so I guess I live a little under a rock in that respect.
I really feel free and not as serious as I have been in the past.
I really love traveling to Japan.
I remember watching the Grammys and looking at the performances and crying to my mom, saying how much I wanted to be there.
I still got the nasty in me.
I stray away from formulaic, the formatted.
I think all of us as women have this super-human quality. We create life, we give life, we are the sources of life for our children – we’re all pretty bionic.
I think everybody should have a great Wonderbra. There’s so many ways to enhance them, everybody does it.
I think it’s a given that people know what I can do vocally.
I think it’s really great when you stand up for something that you really believe, even if you get heat for it.
I think that whatever size or shape body you have, it’s important to embrace it and get down! The female body is something that’s so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not dis other women for being proud of theirs!
I think they say that when you’re breast feeding, you know, your weight kind of slims down. It’s a little easier. It’s like a workout within itself. It’s very tiring actually and you find yourself snacking more often.
I think women are sensual, beautiful beings, and I feel empowered when I express myself sexually.
I think you can really gauge my state of mind by listening to my albums.
I try to stay focused on my creativity.
I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt.
I want to be a poet and have a chance to explore that and let people know what’s really on my mind.
I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can.
I want to look good when people see me.
I was brought up in a household of chaos and I never felt stable at home.
I was known as the little girl with the big voice.
I was never into the boy crazy thing because I was very focused on my career.
I was very pushed to look a certain way and act a certain way, and it wasn’t me, but I played by their rules to get my foot in the door.
I went through my first big breakup, with a boyfriend who I had been with for more than two years. He had been one of my dancers, and it was my first love and his.
I will not have my son grow up in a tension-filled home.
I’m a bit of a night owl because that’s when I feel the most creative and alive.
I’m a businesswoman.
I’m a hard worker and I really give to my fans through my shows.
I’m a lucky girl.
I’m a risk taker and I’ve always been like that, especially when it comes to fashion.
I’m a smart girl.
I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures.
I’m at peace.
I’m content with life, and I’m finally at that place where I feel relaxed and can really enjoy what’s going on around me.
I’m embracing many different things, but it’s all feel-good.
I’m experimental by nature… always exploring my creativity.
I’m not a 9-to-5 woman who has the same kind of lifestyle for years on end. I couldn’t do it.
I’m not a judgmental person, so I can’t comment on someone else’s background.
I’m not being like, ‘Hey, everybody, I’m pregnant!’ I’m not that girl.
I’m not just another bimbo.
I’m not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.
I’m one that likes to collaborate.
I’m turning 30 years old this year … it’s better than 20, I’ll tell you that. The lessons I’ve learned.
I’m very protective of how much I let people see.
In order to effect great change, we need to look at how we can help those in our own communities as well as globally.
In this business, it’s often all about hype, record sales, and a crazy schedule of traveling, performances, and it can be easy to get lost in all that. But for me, the greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch peoples’ lives. I know that’s a greater accomplishment than selling records.
It can be hard in this business, especially when you’re very young, to figure out who you can and can’t trust.
It’s always nerve-wracking when you’re hosting ‘Saturday Night Live.’ You either sink or swim.
It’s an amazing thing to say, ‘I’m beautiful,’ without feeling like you’re cocky.
It’s been a joy to be a part of other people’s journey, to be able to inspire and be a part of new singers coming up in this business.
It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, but I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself… The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people’s lives… For that I give thanks.
It’s definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it’s also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don’t know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.
It’s funny how society places such strict standards upon young blonde females. We’re supposed to play the clean-cut view the public wants of us. But I am not your little cookie-cutter virgin.
It’s human nature to have a sexual side.
It’s important to take time for your spouse and nurture the relationship.
It’s impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight.
I’ve always been really good with my heels. Even pregnant, I could perform in heels.
I’ve been a local performer since I was six years old, around my hometown, so everyone knew about it. I was known as the little girl with the big voice.
I’ve found that doing interviews forces you to face yourself; I’m constantly having to search within myself, to see why I do certain things.
Mormons aren’t gonna buy my album but, you know, what are you gonna do?
My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore – my body is just not on the table that way anymore.
My fans do deserve to see me back out on the road.
My first love was singing and I had no time for boys.
My first record was very clichéd pop – what everyone else wanted.
My future daughter is not going to go through what I did.
My mom brought me up to believe that my talent is a gift and a blessing.
My parent’s divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn’t necessarily have had otherwise.
My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.
Nothing is ever a setback. If anything, it just motivates you for what’s next.
Now everyone is a critic.
Pain is rewarding, in every capacity.
People don’t always want to have females as leaders.
People expect me to cry, but I always laugh when things go wrong.
Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.
Red lips and fragrance always top off an outfit for me.
Right now I’m pretty single… My career is my boyfriend.
So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
Sometimes you just know what you’re placed on this earth to do.
Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on.
The artists I look up to are the ones who push their own limits.
The blind audition process can be nerve-wracking.
The female form is much more erotic than the male, who doesn’t think that?
The most successful people I’ve worked with, like the Rolling Stones – people of a different, kind of legendary caliber – have such great, warm energy.
The road is a lot of work.
The roughest road often leads to the top.
There was no way in hell I was going to jeopardize my baby for my show.
There’s a witch under this hair.
To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.
Toward the end of my pregnancy, I felt really big – I gained about 40 pounds, which is a lot for my size.
We take food for granted, but it isn’t a luxury for many people.
What is it in us that makes us feel the need to keep pretending… we gotta let ourselves be.
Whatever I do, it’s my business. It’s not my job to parent America.
When I first came out there was no such thing as Twitter or Facebook. And the blogs! Like, what is that?
When I first met my husband, I needed that helping hand to take the reins and look after me.
When I learned how millions of children go to bed hungry, my only response was, ‘What can I do to help?’
When I’m traveling on tour, one of my favorite things to do is to throw a baseball cap on and go to a Target. The company has always been good to me. They’ve got such a great creative team.
When success comes, people can try to trick you or take advantage of you.
When you’re part of a pop phenomenon, you have so many opinions shoved down your throat.
When you’re young, it’s so easy to get bull-dozed.
You used to have to sing and convey emotion, and now, well, technically you can do anything with technology. It sucks for music today, but that’s why that old music feels so good to me.