Zitat des Tages von Ciara:
My fans have grown up with me and seen my life change over the years, from a young girl with 'Goodies' to a full-grown woman and now mom.
You don't know your child until they get here; you don't know their personality.
In our world, as artists, the only time I'm allowed to express myself is through song.
I think 'One Woman Army' sums up the overall picture. I talk about love, about life, and I talk about what I want and would hope for and what I need as a woman. It kind of just says it all, you know?
Real music to me is real; it's what you feel.
My mom is one of those women... she don't take no mess. She is very vocal about what she wants and what she doesn't want.
Honestly, I feel like everything in life happens for a reason, and my son has been the greatest gift that God has given me in my life and been the most game-changing thing that's happened to my life, in a necessary way.
It's just so cool when you meet people who are different than you are. That can give you a different perspective, a viewpoint on life, or inspire you. I mean, what would the world be like if we were all the same? I think it would be very boring.
My inspiration is European fashion. I'm really into Euro fashion, and I also love rock n' roll. That's the mentality that I like to have when I'm dealing with fashion.
There are some songs where you're like, 'I really like this song,' and it just didn't work out how you thought it would. That's life. You win some, you lose some. You can't dwell on it. I can't be worried about the past.
A lot of people don't realize that when you're trying to lose weight, or just trying to stay fit, 85 percent of it is what you eat, and 15 percent of it is how you work out.
For me, I like old-school rap music. There was a time when music was so, so rich overall, and the content of what people talked about was so deep on every level, song-for-song, pound-for-pound, and on radio, there was so much content. I gravitate more towards that type of music, to be honest.
Everyone loves to dance. I've realize that's a part of what I do more and more every day.
After I had my son, I was like, 'I can conquer the world.' I just delivered a 9 pound, 10 ounce baby. I was walking in my living room like, 'Yeah, the champ is here!' That's how I felt.
I never had vocal lessons, dance classes, or any of the things my peers had.
Education is everything - education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do.
Moms can be fresh, fly and young, and that's the kind of mom I want to be.
I do not like going to the dressing room and trying on millions of outfits. I just look at something and hope that it will work. I try it on at home, since I don't like going through the whole process.
Before I had a child, I had goals. And I still have to accomplish those goals, but now that I have a child, I have more goals to accomplish. So I can't waste time.
I don't curse when I talk. Unless I'm mad.
You live and you learn. My son has given me so much clarity.
Music that comes from the heart - that's the music that moves me.
I don't believe in being vengeful or trying to send a message to someone. You waste your energy that way.
Dancing - however you do it, even if it's in your living room - is a great workout.
Everything in life is about timing. I've been able to have my experiences and learn from them and kind of figure out the thing that works for me and is best for me, and that's all I can really say.
It's one thing to really dream and have a vision and want all these cool things, but it's a whole other thing when you actually have wisdom and understand things. Then you can truly make the best decisions.
I don't believe in bright, cheesy colors that are applied from roots to tips. I'm not really into that. But I love the more fashion-y way of adding color to your hair methodically.
I'm not totally innocent, and I do date. But as a young woman, I also demand respect.
If a person uses the word 'sorry' loosely then of course it loses its value.
I'm a military baby, so I kind of always see the world as one; we just have different colours, and we're from different places in the world.
I think that when you carry a certain kind of energy, if you have, like, a funky energy that you hold within yourself, you just can't grow.
I love shopping! I'm impatient though. I'll go to the mall and in 30 minutes be ready to go.
As long as I know that I give my best every time, I can sleep well knowing that.
If you don't embrace who you are and accept who you are, you won't be able to live a happy life.
I wasn't a big fan of Instagram at first. I felt it was watering down the way music is perceived 'cause it made things seem more normal.
I don't see myself beneath Beyonce and Jay Z; I don't see myself above them. I'm in my own world, hungry to grow.