Top 35 Inspiring Alicia Keys Quotes To Be Yourself

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Alicia Keys is a famous musician. She is well know for her beautiful singing, songwriting and her ability to play the piano. Alicia Keys has received several accolades, including, 17 NAACP Image Awards, 15 Grammy Awards and 9 Billboard Music Awards. Here are some Alicia Keys quotes that will inspire you to always be yourself.

Inspiring Alicia Keys Quotes

“Everything you want to be, you already are. You’re simply on the path to discovering it.” – Alicia Keys

“Simplicity makes me happy.” – Alicia Keys

“Be driven, be focused, but enjoy every moment, because it only happens once.” – Alicia Keys


“Risk the fall to know how it feels to fly.” – Alicia Keys

“I always want to stay focused on who I am, even as I’m discovering who I am.” – Alicia Keys

“I’ve seen so many lives turn around from the impossible. I have come to embrace the idea that even the simplest act of understanding, love, and attention can produce the biggest results.” – Alicia Keys

“You’ve got to love what’s yours.”


“Love is accepting people for who they are and what they are, regardless.” – Alicia Keys

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“All of us are different. That’s what makes us interesting and special. I don’t want to be anything like another person. I want to be totally myself and go against the grain, forge my own path. I’ve learned that being different is what makes you stand out. It makes everything so much more intriguing.” – Alicia Keys

“Create the world you want, and fill it with the opportunities that matter to you.” – Alicia Keys


“I’d rather not have anything than be a liar.” – Alicia Keys

“My music comes from many, many, many places. My emotions, my feelings, my thoughts, and conversations I have with people I know who influence me.” – Alicia Keys

“When I had nothing else, I had my mother and the piano. And you know what? They were all I needed.” – Alicia Keys

“I believe in the limitlessness of humans. We’re capable of incredible things. At times, that realization is frightening.”


“What breaks my heart is suffering of any kind. Too often, our world is divisive and cruel where it needs to be uniting and loving.” – Alicia Keys

“I’m not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I’m thick. I like my body.” – Alicia Keys

“Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.” – Alicia Keys


“We have the potential to help people out of poverty, out of disease, out of slavery, and out of conflict. Too often, we turn the other way because we think there’s nothing we can do.” – Alicia Keys

“I’m a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to always be nice, always smiling, always happy, that’s not real. It was like I was wearing a mask. I was becoming this perfectly chiseled sculpture, and that was bad. That took a long time to understand.” – Alicia Keys

“There’s too much darkness in the world. Everywhere you turn, someone is tryin’ to tear someone down in some way; everywhere you go, there’s a feeling of inadequacy or a feeling that you’re not good enough. I want to bring a certain light to the world.” – Alicia Keys

“Maturity and experience are part of my liberation.”


“I’ve always valued the input of the people I love. So in the past, whenever I’d make a decision – what to wear to an event, whether to pursue a job opportunity – I’d consult those closest to me, like my mother, husband, or manager.” – Alicia Keys

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“I feel the presence of a higher power. I believe that what you give is what you get. It’s universal law. I believe in the power of prayer and of words. I’ve learned that when you predict that negative things will happen, they do.” – Alicia Keys

“It’s when we become afraid of everything and worried about everything that you are never going to reach your highest potential.” – Alicia Keys

“Still when I’m a mess I still put on a vest; With an ‘S’ on my chest; Oh yes, I’m a Superwoman.” – Alicia Keys

“The element of fire to me is very powerful because of what it symbolizes, how it symbolizes strength. It symbolizes something that’s unstoppable. You can’t get through it, you know.” – Alicia Keys

“I just wanted to be who I was, which was like so many other girls I knew. We grew up in the city, had a hard edge and obstacles to overcome, but we were still young and beautiful. I didn’t want to be all dressed up, all made up – I wanted to be myself, which hadn’t been done before.” – Alicia Keys

“I feel more like I’m a person who has so much to offer in different capacities that it would be a danger for me not to give myself a chance to spread my wings in all different directions.”


“How terrible would it have been if I had come out with some watered-down version of who I am? People fell in love with the real me, and I still feel blessed that that was how the journey began.” – Alicia Keys

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“I don’t think even when you find a person, you can be completely honest, ever. There’s still pieces of you that you don’t give away. I do believe you always need that place where it’s just you, your thoughts, no one else’s judgment or anything.” – Alicia Keys

“You can’t really compare people. That’s one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned because comparing yourself to someone else really stops you from being who you are.” – Alicia Keys

“There’s something so powerful about being my own gorgeous, beautiful, individual, unique self.” – Alicia Keys

“If we took the time to learn more about different places and people, perhaps we would have more empathy for each other.” – Alicia Keys

“Our mission goes beyond commerce, it goes beyond technology. Our intent is to preserve music’s importance in our lives, music is the language of love, of laughter, of heartbreak, of mystery. It’s the world’s true, true, without question, universal language.” – Alicia Keys

“Sometimes you need to start again, in order to fly.” – Alicia Keys

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