25 Michael Jackson Quotes About Life, Music and Dreams

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Born Michael Joseph Jackson on August 29, 1958, the singer was destined to become the “King of Pop”.

In the early 1960s he became the lead vocalist of his brothers’ music group, The Jackson 5.

The kids quickly gained popularity, moved to Los Angeles,  and went on to live with Diana Ross of the Supremes while they got settled into the new city.

Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, their first album, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart soon after its release, and singles like “ABC,” “The Love You Save,” and “I’ll Be There” were instant chart toppers.

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Michael Jackson Quotes On Life, Race, Childhood and Beauty

At 13, Michael launched a solo career in addition to working with his brothers.

Michael Jackson hit true stardom when his 1982 album Thriller became the best-selling album in history!

In 1983, Michael signed a five million dollar endorsement deal with Pepsi, but while filming a commercial, he was badly burned and had surgery to repair the injuries to his face and scalp.

This is believed to be the origin of his obsession with plastic surgery, as his looks would change rapidly and completely before his death.

He also went on his last tour with his brothers in 1983.

His next album, Bad, was released in 1987 and was also a success.

He had three children, and soon after, his “tragic” years began.

During this time Michael had encounters with drugs, financial troubles, and a lack professional development.

Sadly, on June 25, 2009, Jackson died due to cardiac arrest at the age of 50.

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With a life full of mesmerizing adventures, tragic beauties and timeless hits, Michael Jackson has a few lessons for anyone going through a tough time!

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Michael Jackson Quotes About Life, Music and Dreams

1. 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. – Michael Jackson

2. 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. – Michael Jackson

3. 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. – Michael Jackson

4. I’m happy to be alive, I’m happy to be who I am. – Michael Jackson

5. 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. – Michael Jackson

6. Elizabeth Taylor is gorgeous, beautiful, and she still is today, I’m crazy about her. – Michael Jackson

7. But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to. – Michael Jackson

8. 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. – Michael Jackson

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9. 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. – Michael Jackson

10. My mother’s wonderful. To me she’s perfection. – Michael Jackson

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11. 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. – Michael Jackson

12. I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of my skin, it’s something that I cannot help, OK? But when people make up stories that I don’t want to be what I am it hurts me. – Michael Jackson

13. 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. – Michael Jackson

14. 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. – Michael Jackson

15. I’d slit my wrists rather than hurt a child. I could never do that. No-one will ever know how much these wicked rumors have hurt me. – Michael Jackson

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16. They used to call me a 45-year-old midget wherever I went. – Michael Jackson

17. I wrote a song called Dirty Diana. It was not about Lady Diana. It was about a certain kind of girls that hang around concerts or clubs, you know, they call them groupies. – Michael Jackson

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18. “She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene,
I said, ‘Don’t mind, but what do you mean I am the one, Who will dance on the floor in the round?'” – Michael Jackson

19. 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. – Michael Jackson

20. 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. – Michael Jackson

21. I was a veteran, before I was a teenager. – Michael Jackson

22. Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court. – Michael Jackson

23. 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. – Michael Jackson

24. 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. – Michael Jackson

25. I’ve helped many, many, many children, thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids. – Michael Jackson

What’s your favorite Michael Jackson quote?

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  1. Dee P

    July 2, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Number 13 and number 35 are exactly the same.

  2. Ssali Aaron

    April 27, 2020 at 10:11 AM

    ‘I’m névér pléàséd with ànything, I’m a pérféctionist its pãrt õf whó i àm’ is my fav!

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