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Diana Ross Quotes and Sayings

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I was brought up in this part of Detroit that they used to call the ghetto.
- Diana Ross

My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny,
wiry kid full of energy.
- Diana Ross

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream.
You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
- Diana Ross

You see, I've never really studied acting.
- Diana Ross

 

If I have someone who believes in me,
I can move mountains.
- Diana Ross

You know, you do need mentors, but in the end,
you really just need to believe in yourself.
- Diana Ross

When we first began, we didn't have any hits.
- Diana Ross

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I try to choose the songs that really are basically coming from my heart.
I think that through the songs that I select,
people know what's going on in my life.
- Diana Ross

I majored in fashion design in school,
and I have always wanted to design my own line of clothing,
jewelry, and stuff like that; so this was just a step
for me in that direction.
- Diana Ross

Criticism, even when you try to ignore it,
can hurt.
I have cried over many articles written about me,
but I move on and I don't hold on to that .
- Diana Ross

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead
twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now
in order to get there then.
- Diana Ross

My travels led me to where I am today.
Sometimes these steps have felt painful,
difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
- Diana Ross

I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter.
So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost.
I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart.
- Diana Ross

Just because I have my standards they think I'm a bitch.
- Diana Ross

I know that my fans want to know who I'm sleeping with,
but it's really none of their business.
- Diana Ross

With the Supremes I made so much money so fast all
I wanted to do was buy clothes and pretty things.
Now I'm comfortable with money and it's comfortable with me.
- Diana Ross

I learned something from that.
If someone asks me something that I really don't want to do,
I say no.
I have to trust that.
And I'm not afraid to talk money.
- Diana Ross

They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong
enough to love my own strength and independence,
and not worry about being Mr. Diana Ross, but I disagree.
I know absolutely that that man is somewhere out there.
- Diana Ross

I'm a parent, and I try to take care of my health and keep my life in order.
In the last few years I've really had to decide what's important to me,
and it seems to me that my family and my health are top on the list.
And those have nothing to do with show business.
- Diana Ross

So I'm not worried about the emotions I carry with me,
because I'm happy that I have them; I think it's good for the work I do.
The emotions that are not healthy are the ones you hold inside,
like anger.
- Diana Ross

I have three girls, and I say the same thing to them.
I'm not involved in their careers because I've learned
that it's important for them to stand on their own two feet.
They'll feel better and prouder of themselves if they do.
- Diana Ross

Years ago I wanted to buy an apartment in New York City.
I was a single female - I had gone through my divorce -
I had three children,
I was in show business and black.
It was, like, impossible.
- Diana Ross

I think a responsibility comes with notoriety,
but I never think of it as power.
It's more like something you hold, like grains of sand.
If you keep your hand closed, you can have it and possess it,
but if you open your fingers in any way,
you can lose it just as quickly.
- Diana Ross

It's the first time I have returned to my roots -
like going back to be a trio.
The fans really wanted me to go back on stage and do the Supremes music,
so I went about trying to make it happen.
We'll go on tour in the summer.
- Diana Ross

My father worked hard, but we were still very poor;
and I didn't want anybody arguing about money,
so I became the entertainer - the one who wanted everyone to be happy.
I didn't want there to be any problems.
- Diana Ross

I was looking at making a shift in my career.
I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back.
If I could find young artists, young performers I can
nurture to have a career I would really like that.
- Diana Ross

I don't judge people by their sexual orientation or the color of their skin,
so I find it really hard to identify someone by saying
that they're a gay person or a black person or a Jewish person.
- Diana Ross

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

I have Gratitude for Everything
that has brought me to this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious,
and they must be brought into connection with action.
They must be woven together.
- Anais Nin

I thank Spirit for EVERYTHING
that has brought me to this moment,
and entrust my entire being
to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- Joseph Campbell

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

Like religion, politics, and family planning,
cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.
It's too controversial.
- Erma Bombeck

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

Justice and power must be brought together,
so that whatever is just may be powerful,
and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

I brought this case because I am an atheist and this offends me,
and I have the right to bring up my daughter without
God being imposed into her life by her schoolteachers.
- Michael Newdow

All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because
the medium is so utterly different.
But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece
Theatre has undoubtedly brought me.
- Joanna Trollope

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard,
to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
- John Milton

I am fiercely independent and I probably wouldn't be
if it wasn't for the way in which I was brought up.
- Tracey Emin

Keep up hope for a better economy, more jobs,
better wages, affordable healthcare and all the issues
we have brought into focus.
- Bob Clement

The casinos brought lots of revenue and jobs to our community.
We've seen lots of benefits from those tax dollars.
- Tina Thompson

My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish.
Don't forget that their support and their reading of
my works is what brought me the Nobel prize.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I've brought my daughters all over the world-they travel with me.
I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship.
When I'm home I'm a big-time daddy.
- Armand Assante

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Fame had brought me so much unhappiness.
- Brigitte Bardot

In my opinion I do not think I am a better guitarist than Ace,
I honestly think we're both different,
and we both brought something unique to the musical.
- Vinnie Vincent

Diligence is the mother of good fortune,
and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to
the goal of any of his best wishes.
- Miguel de Cervantes

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty
as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
- Samuel Johnson

I brought myself down.
I impeached myself by resigning.
- Richard M. Nixon

The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living,
whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it.
- Henry Mayhew

I balanced all, brought all to mind,
the years to come seemed waste of breath,
a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life,
this death.
- William Butler Yeats

Lucy brought with her an image of our human ancestors
that you don't get when you find a jaw or an arm bone or a leg bone.
Here was 40 percent of a single skeleton.
- Donald Johanson

I was brought up in Scotland and have always been a country person,
although the town means a great deal to me,
too.
- Susannah York

My mother would take groups of students to different
countries and always brought us along,
so by the time I was 10, I had been to Russia,
China, Nicaragua and several other countries.
- Eliza Dushku

I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought
it to its present high popularity.
- Bette Midler

This would only come if you have a revolutionary change
in technology like the jet brought about.
- Adolf Galland

All of us grow up in particular realities -
a home,
family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood.
Depending upon how we're brought up,
we are either deeply aware of the particular reading
of reality into which we are born,
or we are peripherally aware of it.
- Chaim Potok

I think of Mike Myers as the Buster Keaton of today.
I think he's brought us something so special.
- Robert Wagner

I truly believe that God brought this,
Dorothy Day script to me, because for a long time up
until I was in eight grade -
I wanted to be a nun.
- Moira Kelly


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