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By Anonym 15 Sep

Mavis Staples

There's still injustice happening in my world. I sing my songs at concerts and I'm so grateful that the people are ready to hear them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

I started writing letters home to my mother, saying that I wanted to come home, grandma won't let me sing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mavis Staples

We stay strong. We stay positive, keep our heads up, love one another, spread love. The Devil can't win when you have God on your side.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mavis Staples

My purpose: to lift your spirit and to motivate you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

I have to pinch myself sometimes. It's unbelievable, but it's not. Because I know that this would not be happening if it hadn't been for Dr. Martin Luther King.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mavis Staples

I would get in fights a lot. My voice was so heavy, kids would say you sound like a boy, so I would start beating them up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

If I wasn't my age, I would turn a flip. I would do some cartwheels. That's how I feel.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mavis Staples

My uncle was 16, in junior high, and he heard me singing and snatched me off the stage. I thought he was happy and was going to pat me on the head and say I was good. But he took me home and told my grandmother this youngin' was at school singing the blues.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mavis Staples

There is a great feeling in a small venue, with the closeness of the people and the intimacy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mavis Staples

One day, when I was about eight years old, some kids pushed me on stage at school during a talent show because they knew I could sing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

I'm so blessed that I can still be here to bring the music and have new generations of fans. My Pops would be so proud.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mavis Staples

My voice is my gift. And Pops had me using it in the right way. I had many offers to sing pop, to sing rhythm and blues. Pops said "Mavis, this record company want to give you a million dollars." I said, "No daddy, I want to sing with the family." And I did. I never wanted to branch out by myself. But I've had to now. It's my mission. I've been left here to do it. And I'm grateful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

I just had a wonderful life, and I couldn't ask for anything else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

I never sang for a Grammy, for money, for fame. That's my whole purpose for singing: for people, for the fans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

I'm singing these songs to inspire you, to keep you going, to lift you up and give you a reason to get up in the morning

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mavis Staples

We enjoyed the fact that we were called to the folk festivals and we got to know Joan Baez, Dylan. We were singing strictly gospel, but then after we started hearing songs that they would sing, we saw that those songs were very fitting for us because they were singing the truth, and truth is gospel.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

I feel so good singing songs that I sang with my father.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mavis Staples

Well Lord, I'm still on the case. I'm still doing what Dr. King and Pops want me to do. I'm still on that freedom highway, and I'm going to walk on it until Dr. King's dream is realized.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mavis Staples

I won't wear rings and jewelry on the stage because I don't want you looking at my hands. I want you hearing what I'm saying.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mavis Staples

I was not fortunate enough to run into Obama. We were at the same church per se, but I would never be there when he was there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mavis Staples

Whenever somebody tells me they want me to stop singing, I'm gone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

I have fun just about everywhere I go.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mavis Staples

I'm old enough to be Obama's grandmom. But I still like seeing good-looking things. Nothing wrong with that.