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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.
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.
I really, deeply believe that dreams do come true. Often, they might not come when you want them. They come in their own time.
Take a little time out of your busy day to give encouragement to someone who's lost their way.
Most people are so hard to please that if they met God, they'd probably say yes, she's great, but.
You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.
It takes a long time to get to be a diva. I mean, you gotta work at it.
My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunities.
I can be a better me than anyone can.
If I have someone who believes in me, I can move mountains.
You can always tell where Diana Ross has been by the hair that's left behind!
If we hold on together I know our dreams will never die Dreams see us through to forever Where clouds roll by For you and I
I was brought up in this part of Detroit that they used to call the ghetto.
Discipline is a necessary tool to help you get what you want in life. It forces you to stay on center and to move away from the things that are not necessary.
One thing you cannot control is nature.
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.
It's easier for me to sit with the producers and the writers and I give them my feelings and my thoughts and what I think I feel like singing about and then they go away and write it.
Do you know where you going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?
Either black people end up being the best in sports, or else it's show business. You know, we all got rhythm.
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.
My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny, wiry kid full of energy.
Hair has always been important.
If I'm with a man I'm soft and buttery.
I don't care about vacations. I go away and I come back real quick because I like my work. I really like my work to consume me.
I don't like to have too many makeup artists around, so I always like to do my own.
I keep a great organiser, I try to keep my priorities in the right place.
Being a parent is very important to me.
I think that if my voice for some reason changes - because your voice does change - then it's time for me not to sing.
I have a lust for life.
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.
I know that my fans want to know who I'm sleeping with, but it's really none of their business.
I even thought of adopting a child as a single mother.
The first time I heard a Billie Holiday record, I thought, 'What's so great about Billie Holiday?'
I just appreciate still having the longevity that I've had in my career.
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.
I'd traveled a lot, was going temporarily insane and became very successful, but there was no one to take that all home to.
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.
I don't have to sit around and wait for the next movie to come along, I can go out and sing.
My life has often been described as 'from rags to riches' but in fact, the Ross's were never raggedy.
I jog and I roller-skate. I dance - that's the best exercise.
It tickles me, my daughter said that to me. She said, "Mommie, why is it that every time they say your name they put your age right behind it?"
I would like to enjoy my life a little bit more so I can really have more fun, but my work is my fun.
My name, Diana Ross, is my name and nobody should be able to use that for exploitative purposes but me.
I've never been damaged or hurt by press. It's just that I think it's unfair to use your name in media.
I really don't think that Detroit was any different than New York of Boston or Philadelphia. Kids always wanted to listen to music outside because that's where they hung out with their friends.
I spend too much money on my sets and my gowns. I think the presentation is important. I don't think people want to see the old show all the time.
My problem is that people have been writing books about me.A lot of things that people write about you are incorrect, but you don't fight about it.
I want to live in Paris for a couple of years. I'm dying to do the Josephine Baker story. I really want to be there and do it. It's certainly my intention to do it.
I want to go Africa. I want to go to China. There are some places I want to go not to work, but to really explore and to see for my own education.
What's important for me is to give my daughters a well-rounded education and a mixture of people in their lives. They'll make their own choices. I think they would be good in show business.