After years of making wrong decisions in my life, in 1977 I found out that it was all right to be square, simple, and sober.

Martha Reeves

I was stranded in Disco. I went to dozens of darkened places with enough flashing lights to drive the average person mad. I felt lost in the pulse of sheer panic.

Martha Reeves

There are times in show business when you work so much you think you will pop your cork, and then suddenly you can't find any work.

Martha Reeves

You can't very well live in a castle while your kin is on the poor side of town and barely have enough food. Some want you to get to the top and rely on you making it for them, too.

Martha Reeves

If you stick around long enough, people start referring to you as a survivor. Suddenly I found myself on the receiving end of several prestigious awards.

Martha Reeves

I went from elementary school to proper training, operatic training, and I went on to the Motown University and learned a lot of things from some wonderful people.

Martha Reeves