And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I’d see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.
Because I think every child star suffers through this period because you’re not the cute and charming child that you were. You start to grow, and they want to keep you little forever.
Because I wanted to have a place that I could create everything that I that I never had as a child. So, you see rides. You see animals. There’s a movie theater.
Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this, this isn’t him. This is not him.
Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists.
But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.
Elizabeth Taylor is a warm cuddly blanket that I love to snuggle up to and cover myself with. I can confide in her and trust her. She’s Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, the Queen of England, and Wendy.
Elizabeth Taylor is gorgeous, beautiful, and she still is today, I’m crazy about her.
Elizabeth Taylor used to feed me, to hand-feed me, at times. Please, I don’t want anybody to think I’m starving, I’m not. My health is perfect, actually.
Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child.
Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And – and we have bus loads of kids, who don’t get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it.
Great. I just got to kiss the most beautiful girl in the world. I hope I’m worthy of her. I think I might marry her.
I am always writing a potpourri of music. I want to give the world escapism through the wonder of great music and to reach the masses.
I am bewildered at the length to which people will go portray me so negatively.
I am speechless about the idea of putting music fans in jail for downloading music.
I can’t think of a better way to spread the message of world peace than by working with the NFL and being part of Super Bowl XXVII.
I don’t like pop music.
I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of my skin, it’s something that I cannot help, OK?
I have spent my entire life helping millions of children across the world. I would never harm a child. It is unfortunate that some individuals have seen fit to come forward and make a complaint that is completely false. Years ago, I settled with certain individuals because I was concerned about my family and the media scrutiny that would have ensued if I fought the matter in court. These people wanted to exploit my concern for children by threatening to destroy what I believe in and what I do. I have been a vulnerable target for those who want money.
I just want to say to fans in every corner of the earth, every nationality, every race, every language: I love you from the bottom of my heart. I would love your prayers and your goodwill, and please be patient and be with me and believe in me because I am completely, completely innocent. But please know a lot of conspiracy is going on as we speak.
I just wish I could understand my father.
I love my children. I was holding my son tight. Why would I throw a baby off the balcony? That’s the dumbest, stupidest story I ever heard.
I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we’re a show business family and we all work.
I made a terrible mistake. I got caught up in the excitement of the moment. I would never intentionally endanger the lives of my children.
I rememeber one time we were getting ready to go to South America and everything was packed up and in the car ready to go and I hid and I was crying because I really did not want to go, I wanted to play. I did not want to go.
I think that it’s demeaning and disrespectful but I also want to make it clear it’s not just about me but a pattern of disrespect that he has shown to our community. He needs to stop it and he needs to stop it now.” – On Eminem’s video for “Just Lose It
I trusted Martin Bashir to come into my life and that of my family because I wanted the truth to be told. Martin Bashir persuaded me to trust him that his would be an honest and fair portrayal of my life and told me that he was the man that turned Diana’s life around. I am surprised that a professional journalist would compromise his integrity by deceiving me in this way. Today I feel more betrayed than perhaps ever before; that someone, who had got to know my children, my staff and me, whom I let into my heart and told the truth, could then sacrifice the trust I placed in him and produce this terrible and unfair programme. Everyone who knows me will know the truth which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child. I also want to thank my fans around the world for the overwhelming number of messages of support that I have received, particularly from Great Britain, where people have e-mailed me and said how appalled they were by the Bashir film. Their love and support has touched me greatly.
I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.
I was coming out of the shower and I fell and all my body weight – I’m pretty fragile – all my body weight fell against my rib cage. And I bruised my lung very badly.
I will say again that I have never, and would never, harm a child. It sickens me that people have written untrue things about me.
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’ll always be Peter Pan in my heart.
I’m a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.
I’m a visionary and a creative person. God blessed me with certain talents. I hate to use an analogy, but Walt Disney was creative but not good with business. His brother Roy handled the books. He loved creating family-oriented entertainment and so do I. I feel that was a gift and I have that gift also. I’m very honored to have been chosen.
I’m happy to be alive, I’m happy to be who I am.
I’m just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarass easily.
I’m never pleased with anything, I’m a perfectonist, It’s part of who I am.
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. In a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
It’s a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It’s not the truth I’m here to say. You know, don’t judge a person, do not pass judgement, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don’t care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie.
I’ve helped many, many, many children, thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids.
Just because it’s in print doesn’t mean it’s the gospel.
Just because you read it in a magazine or see it on a TV screen doesn’t make it factual. To buy it is to feed it. – about tabloid magazines.
Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
Marlon Brando has been pushing. He’s a wonderful man. He’s a god. He wants a lot of money. He wants to get things done right now. – On a video about acting which he was planning to make with Brando in 2001
Me and Janet really are two different people.
My mother’s wonderful. To me she’s perfection.
People think they know me, but they don’t. Not really. Actually, I am one of the loneliest people on this earth. I cry sometimes, because it hurts. It does. To be honest, I guess you could say that it hurts to be me.
People write negatives things, cause they feel that’s what sells. Good news to them, doesn’t sell.
Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court.
The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music.
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.
The record companies really do conspire against the artists. They steal. They cheat. They do whatever they can, especially the black artists… Sony’s Tommy Mottola is the president of the record division. He is mean. He is a racist, and he’s very, very, very devilish.
There is a lot of sadness in my past life. My father beat me. It was difficult to take being beaten and then going on stage. He was strict; very hard and stern.
There were times when I had great times with my brothers, pillow fights and things, but I was, used to always cry from loneliness.
They did it to try and belittle me, to try and to take away my pride. But I went through the whole system with them. And at the end, I – I wanted the public to know that I was okay, even though I was hurting.
To Lisa Marie. Your being provides the star that brightens my galaxy and the force that strengthens me. Love, Michael.
Well Brooke, I’ve always liked her, and when I was little I used to stay with Diana Ross, me and my brothers stayed with her for years and I never said, but I always had a crush on her.
Well, especially now I come to realize – and then – I would do my schooling which was three hours with a tutor and right after that I would go to the recording studio and record, and I’d record for hours and hours until it’s time to go to sleep.
Well, you don’t get to do things that other children get to do, having friends and slumber parties and buddies. There were none of that for me. I didn’t have friends when I was little. My brothers were my friends.
When I saw him move I was mesmerized. I’ve never seen a performer perform like James Brown and right then and there I knew that that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
When I see children, I see the face of God. That’s why I love them so much. That’s what I see.
Why can’t you share your bed? The most loving thing to do is to share your bed with someone. It’s very charming. It’s very sweet. It’s what the whole world should do.
Yeah, Wacko Jacko, where did that come from? Some English tabloid. I have a heart and I have feelings. I feel that when you do that to me. It’s not nice.
Yes, and I had pimples so badly it used to make me so shy. I used not to look at myself. I’d hide my face in the dark, I wouldn’t want to look in the mirror and my father teased me and I just hated it and I cried everyday.
You ain’t seen nothing yet, and the best is yet to come.
You know, let’s put it this way, if all the people in Hollywood who have had plastic surgery, if they went on vacation, there wouldn’t be a person left in town.