Clay Aiken Quotes


40 Clay Aiken quotes:



"I sometimes think I might be autistic because I like to know - I need to know - my beginnings and my ends. I don't have to be in control of it, but I need to know what's going on."
"I went to school for special education. I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would love to try and help kids with disabilities."
"If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others."
"Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our particular year was going to get a record contract also. So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity."
"You know, I think I'm a stronger person for realizing that you can't make everybody love you."
"I could have a degree in music and come on the show, and Simon could still say 'You stink'."
"I'm really not that special. Really, I'm not. I was on a big TV show, but it was just a TV show."
"I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That's what I planned to do with my life."
"I got rid of my glasses and they changed my hair. That's really all they did. They went shopping for me, so the clothes are different too. It wasn't like Extreme Makeover where I got a nose job or anything."
"There are 120 million kids in the world right now who don't go to school. Who have no education - who have no access to education."
"Well, financially it's a little bit better. But it's better than than when I was a teacher. But I kind of - it's allowed me to buy a house. And I've been able to help my mother with some stuff and my brother. So, that's nice."
"I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old."
"I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here."
"And I don't think that success can be measured by how many TV shows you're on."
"And I think that when I finally decided to let go and let God and allow that to happen, I became a lot more successful than I could have done if I had planned it all myself."
"I auditioned just for fun."
"I mean, that's kind of what this business is about in some ways. You're trying to make everybody like you. But you can't do that. You can't force everybody - anybody to like you if they're just not willing to do it."
"I'm being trained to shake the bon-bon appropriately."
"In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people."
"Well, there are certain words and emotions I don't want kids hearing, and I'm not changing because they think it's going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did."



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