Janet Jackson is an American singer and performer who was born on May 16, 1966. She has also done a fair amount of acting and is a talented dancer. She has made a number of socially conscious and thought-provoking albums, as well as sexually charged ones. Here are some of her most memorable quotes.
Number Eight: Janet Jackson said, “No word is absolutely wrong or dirty or insulting. It all depends upon context and intention”
She doesn’t view things as black or white. When it comes to words, to Janet, it’s all about their intended meaning and the situation they’re used in.
Number Seven: “If I wasn’t singing, I’d probably be an accountant”
This is a very surprising quote from her. It’s difficult to envision the pop star in such a “normal” career.
Number Six: “Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard…”
… a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.” Not only is she an entertainer, but her words inspire real change as well.
Number Five: “By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun….”
… Granted, it wasn’t a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual.” These qualities certainly set her apart from other people. This is why she became so famous.
Number Four: “It is my belief that we all have the need to feel special…”
… It is this need that can bring out the best in us, yet the worst in us.” This is a wise way to sum up a lot of what is right and wrong with human nature.
Number Three: “There are artists, true performers that have come before me who have been a big inspiration to me…”
… I hope I do the same for others.” Being famous isn’t enough for Janet. She wants to spread that inspiration to other people as well.
Number Two: “When I’m feeling down on myself or not feeling good about who I am…”
… or maybe something happened and I’m feeling depressed, I eat to fill that void. Afterwards I’ll beat myself up about it. I regret doing it, but I’ll turn around and do it again.” This was a brave admission of the star. Hopefully her sharing this helped others who struggle with similar problems.
Number One: “I believe in a higher power. I believe in inspiration”
Janet Jackson isn’t the type to take credit for everything. She believes in a higher power. Thanks for reading.