Celebrity Quotes Inspirational

  • Alec Baldwin
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Ariana Grande
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Beyoncé
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bob Marley
  • Bono
  • Britney Spears
  • Bruce Lee
  • Charlize Theron
  • Demi Moore
  • Doris Day
  • George Clooney
  • Halle Berry
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Jackie Chan
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • John Lennon
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Lucille Ball
  • Madonna
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Michael Jackson
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Neil Diamond
  • Penélope Cruz
  • Ray Charles
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Selena Gomez
  • Shakira
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Whitney Houston

Alec Baldwin

“I was in love when I was married to Kim Basinger, I’m not ashamed to say. I used to wake up in the morning and just look at her and say ‘What do you want for breakfast, baby? Special K with blueberries? Let me go get some.’”

Angelina Jolie

“These problems do not disappear just because we do not hear about them. There is so much more happening around the world than what is communicated to us about the top stories we do hear. We all need to look deeper and discover for ourselves…. What is the problem? Where is it? How can we help to solve it?”

Ariana Grande

“Music is something everyone on Earth can share. Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy.”

Audrey Hepburn

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”

“As a child, I was taught that it was bad manners to bring attention to yourself, and to never, ever make a spectacle of yourself … All of which I’ve earned a living doing.”

“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”

“You have to look at yourself objectively. Analyze yourself like an instrument. You have to be absolutely frank with yourself. Face your handicaps, don’t try to hide them. Instead, develop something else.”

“I can testify to what UNICEF means to children, because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II, I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does.”

“I am proud to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, and awakens our conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly, gives millions a respite from our so violent world.”

Beyoncé

“We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health—take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.”

Bob Dylan

“Art is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for anyone but inspire them?”

“Anything I can sing, I call a song. Anything I can’t sing, I call a poem.”

“There’s no black and white, left and right to me anymore; there’s only up and down and down is very close to the ground.”

“I used to think that myself and my songs were the same thing. But I don’t believe that any more. There’s myself and there’s my song, which I hope is everybody’s song.”

“I wanted just a song to sing, and there came a certain point where I couldn’t sing anything. So I had to write what I wanted to sing ‘cos nobody else was writing what I wanted to sing.”

“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

“Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else.”

“An artist has gotta be careful never really to arrive at a place where he thinks he’s at somewhere. You always have to realize that you’re constantly in a state of becoming.”

“I think it’s the land. The streams, the forests, the vast emptiness. The land created me. I’m wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I’m more at home in the vacant lots. But I have a love for humankind, a love of truth, and a love of justice. I think I have a dualistic nature. I’m more of an adventurous type than a relationship type.”

“Opportunities may come along for you to convert something—something that exists into something that didn’t yet.”

Bob Marley

“Today, people struggle to find what’s real. Everything has become so synthetic that a lot of people, all they want is to grasp onto hope.”

“Possession make you rich? I don’t have that type of richness. My richness is Life, forever.”

Bono

“It’s an amazing thing to think that ours is the first generation in history that really can end extreme poverty, the kind that means a child dies for lack of food in its belly. Be honest. We have the science, the technology, and the wealth. What we don’t have is the will, and that’s not a reason that history will accept.”

“We can be the generation that no longer accepts that an accident of latitude determines whether a child lives or dies. But will we be that generation?”

“Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will. Slavery was one of them and the people who best served that age were the ones who called it as it was — which was ungodly and inhuman. Ben Franklin called it what it was when he became president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society.”

“America is an idea, but it’s an idea that brings with it some baggage, like power brings responsibility. It’s an idea that brings with it equality, but equality even though it’s the highest calling, is the hardest to reach. The idea that anything is possible, that’s one of the reasons why I’m a fan of America. It’s like hey, look there’s the moon up there, lets take a walk on it, bring back a piece of it. That’s the kind of America that I’m a fan of.”

“Every era has its defining struggle and the fate of Africa is one of ours. It’s not the only one, but in the history books it’s easily going to make the top five, what we did or what we did not do.”

“The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.”

“You know I used to think the future was solid or fixed, something you inherited like an old building that you move into when the previous generation moves out or gets chased out. But it’s not. The future is not fixed, it’s fluid.”

“I really remember John Lennon’s Imagine. I guess I’m twelve; that’s one of my first albums. That really set fire to me. It was like he was whispering in your ear — his ideas of what’s possible. Different ways of seeing the world.”

“I’m wary of faith outside of actions. I’m wary of religiosity that ignores the wider world.”

“I presume the reason for this gathering is that all of us here — Muslims, Jews, Christians — all are searching our souls for how to better serve our family, our community, our nation, our God.”

Britney Spears

“There will be a “Oops 100.” They’ll be plenty more oopses. I’m not perfect. I’m human.”

“There’s always a way. Where there’s a will there is a way. You have to believe.”

“I’m so blessed with my baby. And I want the most normal life possible for him. And I’ll manage, I will create that.”

Bruce Lee

“When I look around I always learn something, and that is to be yourself always, express yourself, and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate him. Now that seems to be the prevalent thing happening in Hong Kong, like they always copy mannerism, but they never start from the root of his being and that is, how can I be me?”

“All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self knowledge.”

“A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready.”

“Don’t think, feel….it is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!”

“Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.”

“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.”

“There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

“When I look around, I always learn something: to be always yourself, and to express yourself, to have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

“Running water never grows stale. So you just have to ‘keep on flowing.’”

“The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire — soon it will go out.”

“To grow, to discover, we need involvement, which is something I experience every day — sometimes good, sometimes frustrating. No matter what, you must let your inner light guide you out of the darkness.”

“There is no such thing as maturity. There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing.”

“I have come to discover through earnest personal experience and dedicated learning that ultimately the greatest help is self-help; that there is no other help but self-help— doing one’s best, dedicating one’s self wholeheartedly to a given task, which happens to have no end but is an ongoing process. I have done a lot during these years of my process. A swell in my process, I have changed from self-image actualization to self-actualization, from blindly following propaganda, organized truths, etc. to searching internally for the cause of my ignorance.”

“Whether or not we can get together, remember well that art “lives” where absolute freedom is.”

“Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement. I’m still learning, for learning is boundless.”

“The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all. He lives only in what is.”

“Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish.”

“Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man’s mind can conceive and believe.”

“Possession of anything begins in the mind.”

“Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”

“Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.”

“The aphorism “as a man thinketh in his heart so is he” contains the secret of life.”

“Meaning is found in relationship. — Meaning is the relationship of the foreground figure to the background.”

“Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, unrhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.”

“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.”

“To spend time is to pass it in a specified manner. To waste time is to expend it thoughtlessly or carelessly. We all have time to spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever.”

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

“Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. — There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.”

“One should be in harmony with, not in opposition to, the strength and force of the opposition.”

“What you HABITUALLY THINK largely determines what you will ultimately become.”

“Choose the positive. — You have choice — you are master of your attitude — choose the POSITIVE, the CONSTRUCTIVE. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”

“If one loves, one need not have an ideology of love.”

Charlize Theron

“I was raised with the idea that you can feel sorry for yourself, but then, get over it, because it doesn’t get you anywhere. … There was always this awareness that you have to be responsible for yourself in order to have what you want.”

“I grew up on a farm in South Africa, so I’ve always been surrounded by animals. I was raised by a mother who always had great compassion and respect toward animals. It was instilled in me. I grew up that way. So when I see dogs or other animals suffer, it’s just been something close to my heart.”

Demi Moore

“You could either be trapped by what was going on around you, or you could find a way out. I think that everything, even if it is scary or good, comes into our life to help elevate and expand us as human beings.”

“I like to connect to people in the virtual world, exchanging thoughts and ideas, when in the physical world we might never have the opportunity to cross paths.”

Doris Day

“The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it.”

“I’ve been through everything. I always said I was like those round-bottomed circus dolls — you know, those dolls you could push down and they’d come back up? I’ve always been like that. I’ve always said, “No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I’m going to come right back up.””

George Clooney

“I’m terrified of waking up at 65 years old, which is getting closer, and to wake up and say I didn’t do the things that I was supposed to do… as a citizen… As someone who is well-known, I… can help bring focus… And I try to, as a son of a journalist, when I take on those causes, to be really well informed so that they can’t marginalize you or make you an idiot along the way.”

Halle Berry

“When I held that statuette, I felt as if I had won a triumph not just for myself, but for every other woman who’d struggled to overcome the same sort of background.”

“It’s an amazing feeling to know that life is actually growing inside your body. The first time you see the ultrasound and you see the little bones and you realize that it’s part of you and it’s in your care is life changing and this sort of protective instinct has taken over.”

“When you grow up in that (multi-ethnic) environment, you see the world differently. Being a mixed-race child, I didn’t always see color in people, I really didn’t. It was other people that made me see the color all the time.”

“The fact is that I like thrillers and action movies. But what really fulfills me is getting out of my comfort zone, taking chances.”

“Being a black woman, I’ve often felt I’ve been judged by my sex and my race, and I have always known that it shouldn’t hamper me.”

“I don’t buy into that pressure to be glamorous all the time. It’s impossible, I mean, you get a pimple in the morning, you wake up with bags under your eyes, you see if you can use it in your work, maybe incorporate it into your character.”

“I used to believe that if my career was going great, then I was not entitled to a great personal life. Well, I’ve stopped thinking that way. I believe I can have it all.”

“I’ve also grown as an actor as I’ve got older in life. I’ve learnt how to go to work, immerse myself 100 per cent in the character and, at the end of the day, take it all off and go back, get a nice bubble bath, have a nice massage and realize that is not my life. And that feels good.”

“I’m not obsessive, like I have to have the best butt or the best abs, but I like the idea of feeling strong and healthy. It’s important to feel good about myself physically.”

Ingrid Bergman

“It’s not whether you really cry. It’s whether the audience thinks you are crying.”

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”

“I’ve never sought success in order to get fame and money; it’s the talent and the passion that count in success.”

“I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.”

Jackie Chan

“More than 120 takes. Those kinds of things … You [say] “Wow, Jackie’s good.” It’s not good. You can do it. Except, do you have the patience or not?”

Janet Jackson

“Acceptance is right. Kindness is right. Love is right. I pray, right now, that we’re moving into a kinder time when prejudice is overcome by understanding; when narrow-mindedness, and narrow-minded bigotry is overwhelmed by open-hearted empathy; when the pain of judgmentalism is replaced by the purity of love.”

Jennifer Lopez

“Everyone who works with me calls me “Ma.” I’m the motherly type.”

John Lennon

“It was just a gradual development over the years. Last year was “All You Need Is Love.” This year it’s “Give Peace a Chance.” Remember love. The only hope for any of us is peace.”

“The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.”

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

“I’m not claiming divinity. I’ve never claimed purity of soul. I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can … But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.”

“I wouldn’t say I was a born writer; I’m a born thinker.”

Justin Bieber

“Without the Internet I would have no fans and I wouldn’t be in this business. I owe everything to the Internet and my fans.”

“My mom is my biggest fan. She’s been a fan since I was a baby.”

“If I can do just one-tenth of the good Michael Jackson did for others, I can really make a difference in this world.”

Lady Gaga

“I think that fashion and music go hand-in-hand, and they always should. It’s the artist’s job to create imagery that matches the music… I think they’re very intertwined.”

“Creativity for me is religious.”

“I don’t care what people think about me, I care what they think about themselves.”

Leonardo DiCaprio

“You learn after a while that it’s not getting your face recognised that’s the payoff. It’s having your film remembered.”

“I’ve always kind of made sure to maintain the sense of who I am and never be mean or cruel or snotty to anyone. Because, at the end of the day, it’s not going to help you last in the business, and who wants to be around someone like that? I don’t want to turn into ‘that guy.’ That guy!”

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.”

“The main thing for me right now is just to live my life with my family and friends. They treat me like Leo, not ‘Leonardo, Master Thespian’. That’s all I need to keep my sanity.”

“The last thing I want to turn into is a fat Hollywood jerk. I was brought up without much money and I was happy. I don’t think that I will strive for money or success and end up greedy or big-headed. That only leads to unhappiness. I can still be down-to-earth and do this job as long as I enjoy it.”

“Don’t think for a moment that I’m really like any of the characters I play. That’s why it’s called acting.”

“All I know is that when you make a movie it’s something you have to live with forever. It’s not a job I take lightly.”

“And I love doing what I’m doing and I’d get out of it if I hated it that much. I’ve said it many times before: There are much worse problems in the world, people dealing with things that are phenomenally more complicated.”

“I think it’s a real danger, as an actor, when you try to make some statement through your career about what the business should be doing or ultimately what your image should be or how you want to be perceived. I look at every project that comes along and say, “Is this something I can sink my teeth into and can do a good job on?” That’s really how I choose roles.”

“A lot of actors ask me “what do you do? How do you get into the business?” My only answer is don’t be discouraged. … You have to commit your life to it, almost, and never give up. It’s a cliché, but it’s true.”

“I like to help the whales, the otters, and the dolphins. When I`m acting and I take a break, the first thing on my list is spending time by the sea.”

“A consensus has emerged in our scientific community that global warming is no longer merely a theory but a reality, a crisis with truly global implications for planet Earth and all of us who share it.”

“Brothers don’t necessarily have to say anything to each other-they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.”

“I’ve been very lucky to have achieved a lot of the things that I dreamt of achieving as a young man. But, at the end of the day – and I truly believe this – it is not about achieving great wealth or success. Because they don’t bring happiness ultimately. They really don’t. What matters is whether or not you’ve fulfilled the idea of having led an interesting life, whether you’ve contributed in some way to the world around you.”

Lucille Ball

“I don’t suppose that hard work, discipline, and a perfectionist attitude toward my work did me any harm. They are a big part of my makeup today, as any of my co-workers will tell you. And when life seemed unbearable, I learned to live in my imagination, and to step inside other people’s skins- indispensable abilities for an actress.”

“Here’s what I advise any young struggling actress today: The important thing is to develop as a woman first, and a performer second. You wouldn’t prostitute yourself to get a part, not if you’re in the right mind. You won’t be happy, whatever you do, unless you’re comfortable with your own conscience.”

“I closed my eyes, put blinders on, and ignored what was too painful to think about. I tried to view my troubles less seriously, and worry less. I tried to curb my temper. Things said in embarrassment and anger are seldom the truth, but are said to hurt and wound the other person. Once said, they can never be taken back.”

“Children internalize their parents’ unhappiness. Fortunately, they absorb our contentment just as readily.”

Madonna

“Fame is a by-product. Fame is something that should happen because you do work that speaks to people and people want to know about your work. Unfortunately the personality of people has taken over from the work and the artistry and it’s this thing now that stands on its own. I don’t think one should ever aspire to being famous.”

“That consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure.”

“I am because we are. We all bleed the same color. We all want to love and be loved.”

“Family is everything. Family comes first. It’s not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is.”

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.”

“I’d like to think I am taking people on a journey; I am not just entertaining people, but giving them something to think about when they leave.”

“One set of circumstances does not complete you. Maybe nothing ever does. So you work on your life and you work on your ‘work’ and you try to live every single day like it’s your last. And you try to be better, to yourself and to others. I don’t always succeed. But I try and it’s my goal.”

“I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.”

Marvin Gaye

“Father, father
We don’t need to escalate.
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate.
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today.”

Mary Tyler Moore

“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”

“I knew at a very early age what I wanted to do. Some people refer to it as indulging in my instincts and artistic bent. I call it just showing off, which was what I did from about three years of age on.”

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

“Whatever it is, it’s OK because it’s what it is. Don’t be looking for perfection. Don’t be short-tempered with yourself. And you’ll be a whole lot nicer to be around with everyone else.”

Michael Jackson

“Like the old Indian proverb says, do not judge a man until you’ve walked 2 moons in his moccasins.

Most people don’t know me, that is why they write such things in which most is not true. I cry very very often because it hurts and I worry about the children, all my children all over the world, I live for them.

If a man could say nothing against a character but what he could prove, history could not be written.

Animals strike not from malice but because they want to live, it is the same with those who criticize, they desire our blood not our pain. But still I must achieve I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for the power I was sent forth, for the world for the children.

But have mercy, for I’ve been bleeding a long time now.”

“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The Creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing — until there is only … the dance.”

“Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it — my music, I know I will live forever.”

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”

“I have begun to see that even my father’s harshness was a kind of love. An imperfect love, to be sure, but love nonetheless. He pushed me because he loved me, because he wanted no man to ever look down at his offspring. Now with time, rather than bitterness I feel blessing.… My initial fury has slowly given way to forgiveness.”

“I’m just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarrass easily.”

“Lies run sprints but the truth runs marathons.”

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

“I wake up from dreams and go, ‘Wow, put this down on paper.’ The whole thing is strange. You hear the words, everything is right there in front of your face. And you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry, I just didn’t write this. It’s there already.’ That’s why I hate to take credit for the songs I’ve written. I feel that somewhere, someplace, it’s been done and I’m just a courier bringing it into the world. I really believe that. I love what I do. I’m happy at what I do. It’s escapism.”

“I always wanted to do music that influences and inspires each generation. Lets face it, who wants mortality?”

Morgan Freeman

“I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.”

“You’re going to relegate my history to a month? I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.”

“The search for truth is never over and the survival of truth is never assured. We have to choose – do we stand with those who wish to suppress the truth or stand with those who seek it.”

Neil Diamond

“I actually wanted to go to medical school. I actually wanted to be a laboratory biologist. I wanted to study. And I really wanted to find a cure for cancer. My grandmother had died of cancer. And I was always very good at the sciences. And I thought I would go and try and discover the cure for cancer.”

Penélope Cruz

“The good thing is that I have always had wonderful people around me. It’s dangerous when you start earning a lot of money and you become famous when you are too young.”

“I think magic is very related to happiness. So it is not there all the time, but there are beautiful moments of magic in everyone’s life.”

Ray Charles

“You gotta know how to get to people’s heart.”

“Soul is when you take a song and make it a part of you — a part that’s so true, so real, people think it must have happened to you. … It’s like electricity — we don’t really know what it is, do we? But it’s a force that can light a room. Soul is like electricity, like a spirit, a drive, a power.”

“Music has been around a long time, and there’s going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it’s a big record, that’s the frosting on the cake, but music’s the main meal.”

“The fact of the matter is, you don’t give up what’s natural. Anything I’ve fantasized about, I’ve done.”

“I started to sing like myself — as opposed to imitating Nat Cole, which I had done for a while — when I started singing like Ray Charles, it had this spiritual and churchy, this religious or gospel sound. It had this holiness and preachy tone to it. It was very controversial. I got a lot of criticism for it.”

“Do it right or don’t do it at all. That comes from my mom. If there’s something I want to do, I’m one of those people that won’t be satisfied until I get it done. If I’m trying to sing something and I can’t get it, I’m going to keep at it until I get where I want it.”

“You better live every day like your last because one day you’re going to be right.”

“I was born with music inside me. That’s the only explanation I know of, since none of my relatives could sing or play an instrument. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me — like food or water.”

“I know that men ain’t supposed to cry, but I think that’s wrong. Crying’s always been a way for me to get things out which are buried deep, deep down. When I sing, I often cry. Crying is feeling, and feeling is being human.”

“Music is nothing separate from me. It is me. I can’t retire from music any more than I can retire from my liver. You’d have to remove the music from me surgically — like you were taking out my appendix.”

Sandra Bullock

“I now know that anything sweet, really sweet, that I have was nothing that I planned. If you don’t have kids and animals, you don’t truly know what real life is about.”

“I never did anything according to what anyone else wanted. That’s why I think I am happy. I do everything 100% — even my stupidest missteps. I know when I’m getting ready to mess up, I’m going to do it full-on.”

“I have to fight every single day to live my true life. I don’t ever want to come home saying, “I should have spoken my mind. I shouldn’t have let someone say something that I didn’t feel was right.” … [But] I have to remember that there’s a balance. I’m in the entertainment business. We’re here to entertain people, to make them laugh and forget.”

Selena Gomez

“Honestly, music is an expression, and if you will be that voice for these girls, there are some people that feel this. This is universal.”

“I have a great family, I have great friends, and my mom is like my mama bear. She’s the one that’s going to tell me ‘no’ when everyone around me says ‘yes’.”

Shakira

“I do feel that I have to use my voice for those that don’t have one. I have to do the best I can in my own work to represent my culture, represent the women of my country, of Latin America. What we stand for. What we’re made of. I feel like there is a part of me that represents a minority in the US, a minority around the world. People who struggle, people who want to succeed with drive and ambition. So, people who want to try – yeah, I do feel in a way like an ambassador, for all of those.”

“There had to be something else to my life. And I feel that with this work that I do, that’s how my life gets fulfilled. And how I find a purpose to my own existence. And I do feel that music is the platform. It’s become the vehicle that allows me to use my voice to speak about those issues that need urgent attention. I can take the spotlight that shines on me and shift it towards those issues that are infinitely more important than my own issues.”

Stevie Wonder

“We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.”

“Sometimes I think I would love to see … just to see the beauty of flowers and trees and birds and the earth and grass. … Being as I’ve never seen, I don’t know what it’s like to see. So in a sense I’m complete.”

Whitney Houston

“Success doesn’t change you; fame does.”

“You’ve got to know who you are before you step into this business, because if you’re trying to find it, you’ll probably wind up being somebody else, that you probably don’t even like.”