Michael Jackson quotes

  • Planet Earth, gentle and blue With all my heart, I love you. Dancing the Dream by Michael Jackson
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Dream #Love You #Heart

  • I love to create magic - to put something together that's so unusual, so unexpected that it blows people's heads off. Something ahead of the times. Five steps ahead of what people are thinking.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Blow #Thinking #People

  • To give someone a piece of your heart, is worth more than all the wealth in the world.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Heart #Giving #Pieces

  • The color of a person's skin had nothing to do with the content of their character.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Character #Color #Skins

  • Magic is easy if you put your heart into it.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Heart #Perfection #Magic

  • I love surprising people with a present or a gift or a stage performance or anything.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #People #Stage #Surprising

  • 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.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Inspirational #Dream #Hate

  • The actor's tense, he's being taped and things are not falling naturally. That's what I hate about Boadway. I feel like I'm giving a whole lot for nothing. I like to capture things and hold them there and share them with the whole world.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Hate #Fall #Giving

  • Just watching a girl can give me the best reason to smile. Girls are something very special and you got to treat them that way. That's why I always say don't stare right at a chick. She'll begin to fidget, wondering if her hair's messed up or if her make-up is smeared. It's kind of like going to an art gallery to see beautiful paintings. If you look at a painting just the right way, you get the most out of it!
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Beautiful #Girl #Art

  • I always like to plan ahead of time and follow up.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Plans #Follow Up

  • I love to draw-pencil, ink pen-I love art. When I go on tour and visit museums in Holland, Germany or England-you know those huge paintings?-I'm just amazed. You don't think a painter could do something like that. I can look at a piece of sculpture or a painting and totally lose myself in it.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Art #Thinking #Museums

  • Look at how many great actors or entertainers have been lost to the world because they did a performance one night and that was it. With film, you capture that, it's shown all over the world and it's there forever.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Night #Forever #Looks

  • Being on stage is magic. There's nothing like it. You feel the energy of everybody who's out there. You feel it all over your body. When the lights hit you, it's all over, I swear it is.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Light #Over You #Magic

  • I think Broadway is good for sharpening your skills. It's the best for really reaching the zenith of your talent. You go so far and reach the peak of it and you say, "Maybe this is the best performance I can do."
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Thinking #Skills #Zenith

  • I love experienced people. I love people who are phenomenally talented. I love people who've worked so hard and been so courageous and are the leaders in their fields. For me to meet somebody like that and learn from them and share words with them -to me that's magic.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #People #Leader #Magic

  • I've never seen a performer create electricity with an audience like James Brown. He's got everybody in his hands and whatever he wants to do with them, he does it. It's amazing. I've always thought he was underrated.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Hands #Want #Doe

  • It puts a smile on my face to see all the children, and all the teenagers, and the adults - the demographics - it makes my heart very, very happy. I love them. I love all the fans, very much.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Children #Teenager #Heart

  • I love John Travolta, who came off that Kotter show. Nobody knew he could dance or do all of those things. He is like - boom. Before he knew it, he was the next big Brando or something.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Next #Bigs #Shows

  • I totally enjoy what I'm doing and bringing joy into people's lives. To me, and if I can bring one second of joy into a child or a grown-up's life, then I have achieved my lifetime ambition.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Children #Ambition #People

  • When I was five I was touring, singing and dancing. Always gone, always out of school.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #School #Dancing #Singing

  • Escapism and wonder is influence. It makes you feel good, and that allows you to do things. You just keep on moving ahead, and you say, 'God, is this wonderful - do I appreciate it.'
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Moving #Appreciate #Feel Good

  • I've heard that Black people and Black faces don't sell magazines, but one day you're going to beg me to be on there.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #People #Black #One Day

  • My mission is healing, pure and simple.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Healing #Simple #Missions

  • I love great music - it has no color, it has no boundaries.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Color #Great Music #Boundaries

  • My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Dance #Giving #Goal

  • I'm trying to imitate Jesus in the fact that he said to be like children, to love children, to be as pure as children and to make yourself as innocent and to see the world through eyes of wonderment and the whole magical quality of it all.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Jesus #Children #Eye

  • I have always felt compassion for the planet. Sometime I just start to get emotional. I cry because I can almost feel the pain in the air. I put it in words and in song and in dance I think that is what artistry is.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Song #Pain #Emotional

  • I think my image gets distorted in the public's mind. They don't get a clear or full picture of what I'm like, despite the press coverage I mentioned early. Mistruths are printed as fact, in some cases, and frequently only half of a story will be told. The part that doesn't get printed is often the part that would make the printed part less sensational by shedding light on the facts.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Thinking #Light #Mind

  • Going to my shows, it's like a religious experience, because you come out, you go in one person, you come out a different person.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Religious #Different #Shows

  • Love is the human family’s most precious legacy. Its richest bequest. Its golden inheritance.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Love Is #Golden #Legacy

  • I want to always be youthful and have the energy to run around and play hide and seek, which is one of my favorite games.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Running #Games #Play

  • For me, Love is something very pure.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Love Is

  • That's what's great about show business. It's escapism. You pay your five bucks to get in and sit there and you're in another world. Forget about the problems in the world. It's wonderful.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #World #Bucks #Pay

  • People need love. It’s the most powerful emotion in the world.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Powerful #People #World

  • I deserve a fair trial, like every other American citizen. A large amount of ugly, malicious misinformation has been released to the media about me.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Media #Citizens #Trials

  • Wherever you go - in every country, or in every continent, people yearn and hunger for only one thing, to love and be loved. Love transcends international boundaries and heals the wounds of hatred, racial, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance. It is the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Country #Heart #Ignorance

  • Through the years, I have helped thousands of children who were ill or in distress.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Children #Years #Ill

  • I look at things and try to imagine what is possible and then hope to surpass those boundaries.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Trying #Looks #Imagine

  • I do believe deeply in perfection. I'm never satisfied.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Believe #Perfection #Satisfied

  • Beer may cause you to digress - and lead a happier life.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Funny #Beer #May

  • If you're satisfied with everything you're just going to stay at one level and the world will move ahead.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Moving #World #Levels

  • 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.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Hurt #Thinking #People

  • The happiness and the joy that I see in the eyes of the children. They saved my life so I want to, give it back. I'm not joking.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Children #Eye #Giving

  • Never ask for 'a beer.'
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Funny #Beer

  • I always hated the world "acting" - to say, "I'm an actor." It should be more like a believer.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Acting #World #Actors

  • Heal the world! Stop the hate. Lend a helping hand to those in need.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Hate #Hands #Needs

  • It's always difficult for anyone trying to compete against their past achievements.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Past #Achievement #Trying

  • What I enjoy most about performing is making people happy. Just to make a person smile means more to me than anything.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Mean #People #Enjoy

  • With acting, it's like becoming another person. I think that's neat, especially when you totally forget. If you totally forget, which I love to do, that's when it's magic.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Thinking #Magic #Acting

  • One of the best moments is right here (during History Tour in Copenhagen, on his birthday in 1997). Right here. It’s right in the middle of the show and it’s my birthday and I’m thousands of miles away from my family. When they surprised me with the full marching band and then they brought out this huge, beautiful birthday cake.. I realized that I’ve got family all over the world. Everywhere I go, because my fans really show me the love and I love them just as much.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Beautiful #Cake #My Birthday

  • Wherever you go, in every country, on every continent, people yearn and hunger for one thing: to love and be loved.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Country #People #Hunger

  • I've never asked a girl out in my life, they have to ask me.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Girl #Ask Me

  • I know that the creator will go, but his work survives.  That is why to escape death, I attempt to bind my soul to my work.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Soul #Creator

  • One day my dad said, "If you guys ever stop singing, I'll drop you like a hot potato." That's what he said. It hurt me. You don't say that to children and I never forgot it.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Hurt #Dad #Children

  • God has always been in my heart and a part of my life and my familys lives. It is through Him that we draw our strength.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Heart #My Heart #Draws

  • I've been an ambassador of goodwill all over the world, spreading this message, did we do heal the world, treaty of all nations, circling this huge globe? What I don't understand is just singing about sex and "I want to get in a hot tub with you baby and rub you all over" and, but I get battered in the press as the weirdo.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Baby #Sex #Singing

  • Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Fields #Alive #Being The Best

  • I love performing. It's a phenomenal getaway. If you want to really let out everything you feel, that's the time to do it.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Want #Getaways #Performing

  • Yeah, they are loyal, women. They have been loyal. They are activists. They will fight you about me.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Fighting #Loyal #Yeah

  • I care about being paid fairly for what I do. When I approach a project, I put my whole heart and soul into it. Because I really care about it.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Heart #Soul #Care

  • I love fairytales. I like fantasy a lot, science fiction, I like magic. I like to create magic. I love magic.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Magic #Fiction #Fairytale

  • I'm crazy about Steven Spielberg. Another inspiration for me, and I don't know where it came from, is children. If I'm down, I'll take a book with children's pictures and look at it and it will just lift me up. Being around children is magic.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Children #Crazy #Book

  • Everyday create your history, every path you take you're leaving your legacy.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Inspirational #Leaving #Everyday

  • I think about our planet. I mean how to make it a better planet. The global warming issue is a concern to me very much. Just make the world a better, happier place. It's our home. I'd like to see us do a better job of taking care of it.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Jobs #Mean #Home

  • The dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face, and the world we once believed in will shine again in grace.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Dream #Peace #Shining

  • I love composing and writing music and dancing and performing and conceptualizing creatively for visual mediums. I love to create.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Writing #Dancing #Performing

  • If you can't feed your baby, then don't have a baby.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Baby #Advice

  • I could compose and write music and get to share it with the masses and the people around the world and to have them to receive it so beautifully - I love that.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Writing #People #World

  • Drinking really cold beer is like slapping yourself in the face with an ice pick.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Drinking #Beer #Ice

  • I will be acquitted and vindicated when the truth is told.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Truth Is

  • If you don't have that memory of being loved, you are condemned to search the world for something to fill you up.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Memories #World #Being Loved

  • I think the actor or performer should be - to touch that truth inside of a person. Touch that reality so much that they become a part of what you're going and you can take them anywhere you want to.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Reality #Thinking #Want

  • No matter what you do, give it everything you have. Be the best, not the second best.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Giving #Matter #Being The Best

  • I love realism. I don't like plastics. Deep down inside we're all the same.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Plastic #Realism

  • I like people who can make you laugh without using vulgarity, or bad words.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Laughing #People #Bad Word

  • There are two kinds of music. One comes from the strings of a guitar, the other from the strings of the heart. One sound comes from a chamber orchestra, the other from the beating of the heart's chamber. One comes from an instrument of graphite and wood, the other from an organ of flesh and blood. This loftier music I speak of tonight is more pleasing than the notes of the most gifted composers, more moving than a marching band, more harmonious than a thousand voices joined in hymn and more powerful than all the world's percussion instruments combined. That sweet sound of love.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Sweet #Powerful #Moving

  • The idea is to take it a step forward and innovate. Or else why am I doing it? I don't want to be just another can in the assembly line. I want to create - do something that is totally different and unusual.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Ideas #Lines #Want

  • Songwriting is a very frustrating art form. You have to get on tape exactly what's playing inside your head
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Art #Tape #Form

  • I'm not trying to be philosophical, but I really think it's my job to help children. And I don't care if people laugh.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Jobs #Children #Philosophical

  • Be humble, believe in yourself, and have the love of the world in your heart.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Believe #Heart #Humble

  • Be like children , Not childish BUT childlike.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Children #Childlike

  • Some of us like to take a walk on the wild side.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Sides #Walks

  • My fans truly are a part of me, we share something that most people will never experience.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #People #Fans #Share

  • They scream, they cry, they love, they support, they defend, they listen. My fans are everything.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Support #Fans #Cry

  • I've seen lawyers who don't represent me and spokespeople who do not know me speaking for me. These characters always seem to surface with dreadful allegations just as another project, an album, a video is being released.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Character #Video #Albums

  • I have the greatest fans in the world. I love them.. All of them, I really do.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Fans #World

  • You never know how long you have with someone, so don’t forget to say I love you while you can.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Love You #Long #Forget

  • I believe that through music we can help heal the world.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Believe #World #Helping

  • You have to be loyal and true to one another, or your love will never last!
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Loyal #Lasts

  • Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Hurt #Children #Wrists

  • I love to accent movement. The eye goes to where the white is - you know, the glove. And the feet, if you're dancing, you can put an exclamation point on your movement if it has a bit of light on it. So I wore the white socks. And for the design of the jacket, I would sit with the people who made the clothes and tell them where I wanted a button or a buckle or a design.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Eye #Light #White

  • I always enjoyed the feeling of being onstage - the magic that comes. When I hit the stage it’s like all of a sudden a magic from somewhere just comes and the spirit just hits you and you just lose control of yourself.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Feelings #Magic #Spirit

  • Thinking is the biggest mistake a dancer could make. You have to feel.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Mistake #Thinking #Dancer

  • I believe in wishes and in a person's ability to make a wish come true, I really do. And a wish is more than a wish.. it's a goal that your conscience and subconscience can help make reality.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Dream #Believe #Reality

  • An artist should let his style evolve naturally, spontaneously.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Artist #Style #Should

  • Study the greats and become greater
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Study

  • I'm willing to forgive the press, or forgive anybody, I was taught to love and forgive, which I do have in my heart.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Heart #Forgiving #Taught

  • Live, be, move, rejoice -- you are alive! Without the heart's wise rhythm, we could not exist.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Wise #Moving #Heart

  • I love to read. I wish I could advise more people to read. There's a whole other world in books.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Book #Other Worlds #People

  • It's easy to say I love you with your mouth. But I like when people say I love you with their heart.
    -- Michael Jackson

    #Love You #Heart #People

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