"It is dark in my favorite dream. Someone is following me. I don't know why. I'm scared. Then suddenly I lift off. Far away. How do I feel? As if I am swimming in the air. Free. Weightless. Nobody can reach me. Nobody can touch me. It's a wonderful feeling." (interview in July 2001 with Germany's "Die Zeit" newspaper that eerily predicts Aaliyah's death)
"I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person." -From MTV Diary: Aaliyah
"It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone."
(Her advice for aspiring artists) "Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!"
"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."
"Sensual is being in tune with your sensual self."
"When I'm long gone, I want to be remembered not just as an actress or singer, but as a full on entertainer".