220 Michael Jackson Quotes That Will Heal the World

Spread love and happiness and change your life through these Michael Jackson quotes.

Michael Jackson was a singer, dancer, and one of the greatest best-selling music artists of all time. He was also known as the King of Pop and the most awarded music artist in history.

His beats will surely make you dance, but this was not all he was good at. Jackson’s songs are full of meaning and enlightening for many people. Let the collection below heal your sorrows and make the world a better place by reading it below.

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And make sure to check out these Freddie Mercury quotes and Elvis Presley quotes.

Best Michael Jackson Quotes

1. “Just doing as well as you did last time is not good enough.” 

2. “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.” 

3. “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 with.” 

4. “I’m going to search for my star until I find it. It’s hidden in the drawer of innocence, wrapped in a scarf of wonder.” 

5. “I’m happy to be alive. I’m happy to be who I am.” 

6. “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.” 

7. “Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons. The truth will win this marathon in court.” 

8. “I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to.” 

9. “Some friends are like shadows. You only see them when the sun shines.” 

10. “When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.”

11. “To give someone a piece of your heart is worth more than all the wealth in the world.” 

12. “We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.” 

13. “You can’t hurt me. I found peace within myself.” 

14. “I don’t care if the whole world is against you, or teasing you, or saying you’re not gonna make it. Believe in yourself, no matter what.” 

15. “A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life.” 

Inspirational Michael Jackson Quotes

16. “When they say the sky’s the limit, to me, that’s really true.”

17. “My mission is healing—pure and simple.”

18. “Please go for your dreams. Whatever your ideals, you can become whatever you want to become.”

19. “Sometimes, the heart is so heavy that we turn away from it and forget that its throbbing is the wisest message of life, a wordless message that says, ‘Live, be, move, rejoice, you are alive!’ Without the heart’s wise rhythm, we could not exist.”

20. “Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.”

21. “Always believe in yourself, no matter who’s around you being negative or thrusting negative energy at you, totally block it off because whatever you believe, you become.”

22. “I love to create. I love to make magic. I love to create the unexpected.”

23. “I look at things and try to imagine what is possible, and then hope to surpass those boundaries.”

24. “Just because it’s in print, doesn’t mean it’s the gospel.”

25. “When you have a special gift, you don’t realize it because you think everyone else has the same gift.”

26. “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.”

27. “I’m interested in making a path instead of following a trail.”

28. “We can fly, you know. We just don’t know how to think the right thoughts and levitate ourselves off the ground.”

29. “I know who I am inside and outside, and what I want to do, and I will always go with my dreams.” 

30. “Feeling free, let us fly into the boundless beyond the sky.”

Michael Jackson Quotes That Are Filled With Lessons

31. “The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

32. “There’s nothing that can’t be done if we raise our voice as one.”

33. “Sometimes, I really want to ask, what happened to the truth? Is it out of fashion?”

34. “I’m just like anyone. I cut, and I bleed, and I embarrass easily.”

35. “Magic is easy if you put your heart into it.”

36. “Forever continue to love, heal, and educate the children. The future shines on them.”

37. “God and the truth are on our side. We will be victorious.”

38. “They say that parenting is like dancing. You take one step. Your child takes another.”

39. “Chin up, kid. They’d love to see you fall.”

40. “Holding on to love is not wrong, but you need to learn to hold it lightly, caressingly. Let it fly when it wants. When it’s allowed to be free, love is what makes life alive, joyful, and new.”

41. “All of us are products of our childhood.”

42. “Sometimes, when you’re treated unfairly, it makes you stronger and more determined. I admire that kind of strength. People who have it take a stand and put their blood and soul into what they believe.”

43. “Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.”

44. “I’m starting with the man in the mirror, I’m asking him to change his ways, and no message could have been any clearer. If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and make a change.”

45. “Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator.”

Michael Jackson Quotes to Guide You in Life

46. “The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”

47. “Heal the world! Stop the hate. Lend a helping hand to those in need.”

48. “People need love. It’s the most powerful emotion in the world.”

49. “In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.”

50. “It’s better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

51. “Before you judge me, try hard to love me. Look within your heart, then ask—have you seen my childhood?”

52. “To live is to be musical. Starting with the blood dancing in your veins, everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?”

53. “We listen, we watch, we learn. We open our hearts, and we open our minds.”

54. “If you’re satisfied with everything. you’re just going to stay at one level, and the world will move ahead.”

55. “I say, ‘You should blanket me,’ or, ‘You should blanket her,’ meaning like a blanket is a blessing. It’s a way of showing love and caring.”

56. “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.”

57. “Heal the world, make it a better place, for you, and for me, and the entire human race. There are people dying. If you care enough for the living. Make a better place for you and for me.”

58. “Human knowledge consists not only of libraries of parchment and ink—it is also comprised of the volumes of knowledge that are written on the human heart, chiseled on the human soul, and engraved on the human psyche.”

59. “Some people try to find love outside themselves, while love is in my heart, it’s everywhere.”

60. “I believe we are powerful, but we don’t use our minds to full capacity. Your mind is powerful enough to help you attain whatever you want.”

Michael Jackson Quotes on Love

61. “Love is the human family’s most precious legacy. Its richest bequest. Its golden inheritance.”

62. “It’s all for love.”

63. “For me, love is something very pure.”

64. “It’s easy to say I love you with your mouth. But I like when people say I love you with their heart.”

65. “Be humble, believe in yourself, and have the love of the world in your heart.”

66. “Wherever you go, in every country, on every continent, people yearn and hunger for 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.”

67. “Make love your weapon to overcome any evil.”

68. “Of course, I believe in love. It’s beautiful when it’s right. My love life is like my music.”

69. “The world should be full of love. Love is the most important thing in the world.”

70. “You never know how long you have with someone, so don’t forget to say I love you while you can.”

Michael Jackson Quotes on Music

71. “People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.”

72. “Music is a mantra that soothes the soul, something our body has to have. It’s important to understand the power of music.”

73. “When children listen to music, they don’t just listen. They melt into the melody and flow with the rhythm. Something inside starts to unfold its wings, soon the child and the music are one.”

74. “With my music, with what I do, I would like to bring light into the world.” 

75. “The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music.”

76. “I love great music—it has no color, it has no boundaries.”

77. “I’m not a comedian. I’m not a show host. I’m a musician. That’s why I’ve turned down offers to host the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards. Is it really entertaining for me to get up there and crack a few weak jokes and force people to laugh because I’m Michael Jackson? When I know in my heart that I’m not funny?”

78. “I’m a person of the arts. I love the arts very, very, very much, and ah, I’m a musician, I’m a director, I’m a writer, I’m a composer, I’m a producer, and I love the medium. I love film very, very much. I think it’s the most expressive of all of the art mediums.”

79. “Music is a very important and powerful substance, and all the planets in the universe make music. It’s called music of the spheres. They all make a different note. They make harmony. So there’s harmony even in the universe as we speak.”

80. “My deepest gratitude to the Creator for His gift to me—the joy I receive in creating my music.”

81. “Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it, I know I will live forever.”

82. “It’s been my dream since I was a child to somehow unite people of the world through love and music.”

83. “I’m putting my heart and soul into it because I’m not sure if I’m going to do another one after this. This will be my last album. I want it to be something that touches the heart and emotions of the world. I want to reach every demographic I can through love, and joy, and simplicity of music.”

84. “I start to spin as wildly as I can. This is my favorite dance because it contains a secret. The faster I twirl, the more I am still inside. My dance is all motion without all silence within. As much as I love to make music, it’s the unheard music that never dies.”

85. “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 Quotes That Will Heal Your Soul

86. “Today, we stand together all around the world, joined in a common purpose—to remake the planet into a haven of joy, and understanding, and goodness.”

87. “I think it’s important to help out as much as you can. Just to help one person means a lot. It’s a big step forward.”

88. “Look beyond yourself.”

89. “I love to read. I wish I could advise more people to read. There’s a whole new world in books. If you can’t afford to travel, you travel mentally through reading. You can see anything and go any place you want to in reading.”

90. “But they told me a man should be faithful, and walk when not able, and fight ’till the end, but I’m only human.”

91. “They did it to try and belittle me, to try and to take away my pride. But I went through the whole system with them, and at the end, I wanted the public to know that I was okay, even though I was hurting.”

92. “The earth we share is not just a rock tossed through space, but a living, nurturing being. She cares for us. She deserves our care in return.”

93. “I’m saying heal the planet, heal the world, save our children, save the forest. There’s nothing wrong with that, right?”

94. “But for me, the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep, soft silence. The infinity of God’s creation embraces me.”

95. “Be like children, not childish but childlike.”

96. “I don’t think I’m better than other people. I think I’m different from other people because I do different things.”

97. “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.”

98. “I’ll always be Peter Pan in my heart.”

99. “I don’t believe in the justice system. I have seen things go on in the world and how people get away with them.”

100. “Just let me share and give, put a smile on people’s faces, and make their hearts feel happy.”

Religious Michael Jackson Quotes to Be Closer to God

101. “I try to be kind and generous, and to give to people, and to do what I think God wants me to do.”

102. “God has always been in my heart, and a part of my life, and my family’s lives. It is through Him that we draw our strength.”

103. “When I see children, I see the face of God. That’s why I love them so much. That’s what I see.”

104. “I can’t take credit for it because it’s God’s work. He’s just using me as the messenger.”

105. “The key to being a wonderful writer is not to write. You just get out of the way, leave room for God to walk in the room, and when I write something that I know is right, I get on my knees and say, ‘Thank You.'”

106. “There have been times in my life when I wondered about God’s existence. When Prince smiles, when Paris giggles, I have no doubts.”

107. “God gave me a gift, and I have to use it responsibly by giving back. I’ll do it until I have pennies left or God calls me home.”

108. “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.'”

109. “I see God through my children. I speak to God through my children. I am humbled for the blessings He has given me.”

110. “We look high and low for God, but somehow He’s not there. So we blame Him and tell ourselves that He must have forgotten us.”

Passionate Michael Jackson Quotes That Will Lift Your Spirits

111. “Often, people just don’t see what I see. They have too much doubt. You can’t do your best when you’re doubting yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?”

112. “Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.”

113. “A perfectionist has to take his time. He shapes, and molds, and sculpts that thing until it’s perfect. He can’t let it go before he’s satisfied. He can’t.”

114. “That’s what innocence is. It’s simple and trusting like a child, not judgmental and committed to one narrow point of view. If you are locked into a pattern of thinking and responding, your creativity gets blocked. You miss the freshness and magic of the moment. Learn to be innocent again, and that freshness never fades.”

115. “The dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face, and the world we once believed in will shine again in grace.”

116. “In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. I mean, work like there’s no tomorrow, train, strive. I mean, really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it’s books, or a floor to dance on, or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it’s yours.”

117. “I feel like I’ve done what I’m supposed to do on earth. I’m compelled to do these things.”

118. “The creator and creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing, and dancing, and dancing until there is only the dance.”

119. “I’m never pleased with anything. I’m a perfectionist. It’s part of who I am.”

120. “I just do what I do, and I love doing it. I pray that I’m doing my job, what I’m here to do on earth because I love the fans.”

121. “I’m really very self-confident when it comes to my work. When I take on a project, I believe in it 100%. I really put my soul into it. I’d die for it. That’s how I am.”

122. “I am a slave to the rhythm. I am a palette. I just go with the moment. You’ve got to do it that way because if you’re thinking, you’re dead. Performing is not about thinking. It’s about feeling.”

123. “Once I get on stage, something happens. The rhythm starts, and the lights hit me, and the problems disappear.”

124. “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.”

125. “When I perform, I lose myself. I’m in total control of that stage. I don’t think about anything. I know what I want to do from the moment I step out there, and I love every minute of it.”

Michael Jackson Quotes on Being Black

126. “I’m not going to spend my life being a color. Don’t tell me you agree with me when I saw you kicking dirt in my eye, but if you’re thinking about my baby, it doesn’t matter if you’re Black or White.”

127. “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.”

128. “I just can’t conceive of how a person could hate another because of skin color. I love every race on the planet earth.”

129. “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.”

130. “The color of a person’s skin had nothing to do with the content of their character.”

Michael Jackson Quotes That Express His Love for Children

131. “Being a world traveler, I’m touched and moved by everything that happens, especially to children. It gets me emotionally sick, and I go through a lot of pain when I see that type of pain. I can’t pretend as if I don’t see it. It affects me very much.”

132. “Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say, but the love of money is the root of all evil, and this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this, this isn’t him. This is not him.”

133. “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.”

134. “Over the years, we became a family. You are all my family. My children are your children.”

135. “I remember going to the record studio, and there was a park across the street, and I’d see all the children playing, and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.”

136. “It puts a smile on my face to see all the children, and all the teenagers, and the adults, te demographics, it makes my heart very, very happy. I love them. I love all the fans very much.”

137. “The essence of Halloween is for children to witness the kindness of strangers. It brings the world together.”

138. “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.”

139. “Nothing is more important than our children. They are the future. They can heal the world. It is our obligation to be there for them.”

140. “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.”

141. “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.”

142. “I wanted to have a place that I could create everything that I never had as a child. So, you see rides. You see animals. There’s a movie theater.”

143. “Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?”

144. “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.”

145. “The Wizard Of Oz has secrets that are just too much or Peter Pan. The whole ‘lost boys’ thing is just incredible. They’re not childlike at all, they’re really, really deep. They rule your life by them or say ‘childlike,’ because children are the most brilliant people of all, that’s why they relate to those stories so well. Fairy tales are wonderful.”

Michael Jackson Quotes That Show His Kindness

146. “Why can’t you share your bed? The most loving thing to do is to share your bed with someone. It’s very charming. It’s very sweet. It’s what the whole world should do.”

147. “I love surprising people with a present, or a gift, or a stage performance, or anything.”

148. “Tell the angels, ‘No, I don’t wanna leave my baby alone. I don’t want nobody else to hold you. That’s a chance I’ll take. Baby, I’ll stay. Heaven can wait. No, if the angels took me from this earth. I would tell them, ‘Bring me back to her.’ It’s a chance I’ll take. Maybe, I’ll stay. Heaven can wait.”

149. “You are not alone.”

150. “I just wish I could understand my father.”

151. “I’m a gentleman. Call me old-fashioned if you want.”

152. “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.”

153. “I have been a vulnerable target for those who want money.”

154. “I promise to love and cherish each of my sweet-faced fans forever.”

155. “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!”

156. “I’ve helped many, many, many children, thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids.”

157. “I like people who can make you laugh without using vulgarity or bad words.”

158. “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.”

159. “I trembled to think of a world without stars—no guide for the sailor to trust at see, no jewels to dazzle our sense of beauty. But all around the globe, the air is so dirty, and the lights from the cities are so bright that for some people, few stars can be seen anymore. A generation of children may grow up seeing a blank sky and asking, ‘Did there used to be stars there?'”

160. “I have always felt compassion for the planet. Sometimes 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 Quotes to Help You Become Better

161. “When I step out on stage in front of thousands of people, I don’t feel that I’m being brave. It can take much more courage to express true feelings to one person. In spite of the risks, the courage to be honest and intimate opens the way to self-discovery. It offers what we all want, the promise of love.”

162. “Stop this agony of wishing. Play it out. Don’t think, don’t hesitate curving back within yourself. Just create. Just create.”

163. “You have to deal with their jealousy. They’re all talking about you. When they stop talking, you have to worry.”

164. “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 judgment 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.”

165. “Start with the man in the mirror. Start with yourself. Don’t be looking at all the other things. Start with you.”

166. “My attitude is if fashion says it’s forbidden, I’m going to do it.”

167. “Well, you don’t get to do things that other children get to do. Having friends, and slumber parties, and buddies—there were none of that for me. I didn’t have friends when I was little. My brothers were my friends.”

168. “I’m a perfectionist. I’ll work until I drop.”

169. “Everyone’s taking control of me, seems that the world’s got a role for me. I’m so confused. Will you show to me you’ll be there for me and care enough to bear me?”

170. “No one should judge what I’ve done with my life, not unless they’ve been in my shoes every horrible day and every sleepless night.”

171. “You give of your talent, of your ability, the talent that was given you by the heavens. That’s why we’re here, to bring a sense of escapism in time of need. If you’re a painter, you paint. If you’re a sculptor, you sculpt. If you’re a writer, you write. If you’re a songwriter, you give songs. If you’re a dancer, you give dance. You give people some love, and some bliss, and some escapism, and to show that you truly care from the heart and be there for them. Not just from a distance, but show you really care. You be there for them, and that’s what I did. It’s an important thing.”

172. “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.”

173. “I always like to plan ahead of time and follow up.”

174. “Don’t blame it on the sunshine. Don’t blame it on the moonlight. Blame it on the boogie.”

175. “When you’re strong and good, then you’re bad.”

Michael Jackson Quotes in Response to Media and Paparazzi

176. “People write negative things ’cause they feel that’s what sells. Good news to them doesn’t sell.”

177. “I don’t understand why the press is so interested in speculating about my appearance, anyway. What does my face have to do with my music or my dancing?”

178. “Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court.”

179. “I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of my skin. It’s something that I cannot help, okay? But when people make up stories that I don’t want to be what I am, it hurts me.”

180. “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.”

181. “They used to call me a 45-year-old midget wherever I went.”

182. “If all of the people in Hollywood had plastic surgery and went on vacation, there wouldn’t be a person left in town.”

183. “Sometimes, I think, ‘Leave me alone. What have I done to you for you to attack me in such a way? It really hurts my heart.’”

184. “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.”

185. “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.”

Touching Michael Jackson Quotes About His Fans

186. “They scream, they cry, they love, they support, they defend, they listen. My fans are everything.”

187. “My fans truly are a part of me. We share something that most people will never experience.”

188. “The fans don’t know how much I love them, so it really can get to a hurting feeling inside due to how strong I love them all.”

189. “I have the greatest fans in the world. I love them. All of them, I really do.”

190. “I love my fans to pieces. They’re with me. They get it, you know? They get what I’m saying.”

191. “I truly love my fans. Truly, truly from the heart. That’s the real truth. I love them.”

192. “They cry in all the same places. Become hysterical, faint in the same places. There’s a commonality. We are all the same.”

193. “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.”

194. “In my business, you can’t trust anyone because you don’t know who is your friend. Becoming successful means, you become a prisoner.” 

195. “I prefer just being with people I like. That’s my way of celebrating.”

Michael Jackson Quotes That Will Tell You More About Him

196. “When I was five, I was touring, singing, and dancing. Always gone, always out of school.”

197. “My mother’s wonderful. To me, she’s perfection.”

198. “All the things I’ve read in my school books about England and the Queen were okay, but my eyes are the greatest book in the world.”

199. “There were times when I had great times with my brothers, pillow fights and things, but I was used to always cry from loneliness.”

200. “Well, especially now, I come to realize, and then, I would do my schooling which was three hours with a tutor, and right after that, I would go to the recording studio and record, and I’d record for hours and hours until it’s time to go to sleep.”

201. “In the field, I’m in, there is a lot of that, and it gets offered to me all the time. People even go as far as to just stick it in your pocket and walk off. Now, if it was a good thing, they wouldn’t do that. I mean, would somebody drop something beautiful in my pocket and just walk off? But I don’t want to have anything to do with any of that. I mean, as corny as it sounds, but this is how I really believe—natural highs are the greatest highs in the world. Who wants to take something and just sit around for the rest of the day after you take drugs and don’t know who you are, what you’re doing, where you are? Take in something that’s going to inspire you to do greater things in the world.”

202. “Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tiger and lion. And we have busloads of kids who don’t get to see those things. They come up sick children and enjoy it.”

203. “I was a veteran before I was a teenager.”

204. “Well, Brooke, I’ve always liked her, and when I was little, I used to stay with Diana Ross, me and my brothers stayed with her for years, and I never said, but I always had a crush on her.”

205. “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 every day.” 

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206. “I’m actually relaxed onstage—totally relaxed. It’s nice. I feel relaxed in the studio too. I know whether something feels right. If it doesn’t, I know how to fix it. Everything has to be in place, and if it is, you feel good, you feel fulfilled.”

207. “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.'”

208. “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.”

209. “I missed out on Halloween for years, and now, I do it. It’s sweet to go door-to-door, and people give you candy.”

210. “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.”

211. “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.”

212. “The songwriting process is something very difficult to explain because it’s very spiritual. You really have it in the hands of God, and it’s as if it’s been written already—that’s the real truth. As if it’s been written in its entirety before we were born, and you’re just really the source through which the songs come. And I feel guilty having to put my name, sometimes, on the songs that I do write them. I compose them, I write them, I do the scoring, I do the lyrics, I do the melodies, but still, it’s a work of God.”

213. “Elizabeth Taylor is gorgeous, beautiful, and she still is today. I’m crazy about her.”

214. “There’s a whole psychological reason for those cartoons about good against evil. We have ‘Superman’ and all those other hero people so that we can go out into life and try to be something. I’ve got most of Disney’s animated movies on video-tapes, and when we watch them. Oh, I could just eat it, eat it. Jimmy Cricket, Pinocchio, Mickey Mouse—these are world-known characters. Some of the greatest political figures have come to the United States to meet them.”

215. “You give me fever from miles around. I’ll pick you up in my car, and we’ll paint the town.”

216. “I remember one time we were getting ready to go to South America, and everything was packed up and in the car ready to go, and I hid, and I was crying because I really did not want to go, I wanted to play. I did not want to go.”

217. “I wrote a book called ‘Dancing The Dream.’ It was more autobiographical than Moonwalk, which I did with Mrs. Onassis. It wasn’t full of gossip, and scandal, and all that trash that people write, so I don’t think people paid much attention to it, but it came from my heart. It was essays, thoughts, and things that I’ve thought about while on tour.”

218. “I love to trick or treat. I love dressing up like some kind of monster and knocking on doors. Nobody knows it’s me, and I get candy.”

219. “The actor’s tense, he’s being taped, and things are not falling naturally. That’s what I hate about Broadway. 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.”

220. “To me, ballads are special because you can have a pop song that’ll be known for three weeks, and then you’ll hear nothing else about it. Nobody else will record it, and it’ll just be gone. But if you do a good ballad, it’ll be in the world forever.”

Did These Michael Jackson Quotes Inspire You to Become a Better Version of Yourself?

Every day, we witness all the bad things in the world that need to change. But we forget that changing the world starts with being a better version of ourselves.

Michael Jackson’s hit song, Man in the Mirror, tells us the importance of self-reflection and a growth mindset. Most of his songs included themes about racial discrimination, the environment, and injustice. To this day, he continues to remind us that we can never heal the world if we do not look into ourselves first.

He was not only an artist but also a teacher that opened the eyes of his listeners. We hope that his quotes above challenged you to unlearn the hate and spread love.

Which Michael Jackson songs are your favorites? Are you a fan of the King of Pop? Let us know your answers in the comments section below!


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