I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A REBEL. I NEVER DO THINGS THE WAY THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DONE. EITHER I GO IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OR I CREATE A NEW DIRECTION FOR MYSELF, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE RULES ARE OR WHAT SOCIETY SAYS.— Grace Jones
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We're not perfect; we all have things that people might not like to see, and I like to show my faults.
Everyone has to make their own decisions.
I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining.
Forget health clinics and gyms. Sex is the best cure. One good night of sex and your problems are gone.
Disco existed before we were all born and will exist afterwards.
It is a ritual - it is a celebration - and it is the same kind of music that we call disco or rock'n'roll or a whole list of names that we can call it. Call it what you will, nothing will change the fact that certain kinds of music will make you want to celebrate or party.
I'm too vain, one of my biggest sins, but it saved me; I can see what excess does.
I don't know what I'm going to be doing in two years or even in two weeks. I have to live for today.
In the Seventies and Eighties we all had our fun, and now and then we went really too far. But, ultimately, it required a certain amount of clear thinking, a lot of hard work and good make-up to be accepted as a freak.
I never do what anyone else is doing.
I could walk away from music and become a farmer or do some crochet. The worst thing in life for me is to do something I'm not happy doing.
I always thought that feminine, softer side was just too vulnerable to put out there, because then it's like you're opening up a door for everybody to come in, and you don't know who's going to come in that door.
It was very painful combing my hair. My grand-uncle was a Pentecostal bishop, and he was very strict: our hair couldn't be permed or straightened. So I just cut it all off.
Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties. But there's always one brave enough to stay.
Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people.
Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.
I like to think of myself as a positive person. Otherwise I wouldn't have had a child.
I believe in having certain releases, certain outlets.
One has to indulge. If you don't indulge, you don't live -might as well be dead. I believe in indulging as a user and not as an abuser.
I was skinny as a rail and had high cheekbones and a very interesting face - or so I was told.
That's what they do in Argentina. Have a little wine and talk. Then have some coffee and talk. Then, go back to the wine.
I didn't think I had a voice at all, and I still think of myself as an interpreter of songs more than a singer. I thought it was too deep; people thought I was a man. I had a very strong Jamaican accent, too; the accent really messed me up for auditions.
I'm not as impatient as I used to be.
I used to hit people if I didn't like what they were saying. Just lash out. 'Bam - shut up! Hahahah!' I was terrible.
Women and men grow up with both sexes.
Our mothers and fathers mean a lot to us, so it's just a question of finding a balance between their influences. I've found mine. And it tends to be more on the male side. I mean male side the way we understand it in the West.
I loved all those classic figures from the '30s and '40s.
.. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth. They had such glamour and style. I loved the movies of those times too - so much attention paid to details, lights, clothing, the way the studios would develop talent.
I came from a very strict background, and didn't hear any Jamaican music when I was growing up.
Prescription drugs can be even worse than illegal drugs. The only difference is the legality.
There will always be a replacement coming along very soon - a newer version, a crazier version, a louder version. So if you haven’t got a long-term plan, then you are merely a passing phase, the latest trend, yesterday’s event.
I would have rebelled against parental authority, no matter what.
When I was 15, I started painting my face and making my own clothes.
Disco was like the celebration of music through dance and my God! When you heard the music sometimes it was like, if you don't get up and dance, you aren't human!
Growing up in Jamaica, the Pentecostal church wasn't that fiery thing you might think. It was very British, very proper. Hymns. No dancing. Very quiet. Very fundamental.
I've had more misrepresentations than I can handle, and people have told the wickedest lies about me. A lot of them have taken their frustrations out on me, and I don't like that because it can wound. Not necessarily me, but those around me. Journalists can be so bad.
I wear my furs all the time. I wear like three different ones in a day.
I like working until the morning, so I can see the day and then I like to go to sleep and then get up before sunset. But I love the energy of the morning.
I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it's up to them to find that quality and let it live.
I think it's somewhere in my head, in my travel space, and it just comes out.
It's a visual thing that happens unintentionally. People will tell me, "You do realize you just spoke with that accent, right?" And I'll go, "Oh, did I?" So it's not something I think about. As we talk, I have a visual about my speech and it just comes out like that. If that makes any sense!
When you start in that [model] business the rules are imposed upon you, but when you stay in the business long enough the rules could be broken.
I don't take the English press seriously at all because all they want is dirt... I hate them.
Whatever one is creating, one has to stick to one's guns and just do it.
That is all. Put your foot down and do not let your work be compromised.
Survival is my primary instinct...it's out of my control. It's stronger than me. It's an outside force, a voice that says 'do this for your life or it will devour you.'
Rock n' roll can get quite overwhelming. You can get caught up in the cycle.
My mother was a champion high-jumper.
My three brothers are basketball players. We've all been very athletic.
I have just as much woman in me as I have man.
It's just a matter of channeling the energy into which way you use it.
You can be a boy, a girl, whatever you want. I have a lot of man in me.
I like dressing like a guy. I love it. When I was modeling I used to do pictures where I would dress up like my little brother. No makeup and I looked like a boy.
I like to isolate myself when I work because I end up losing my voice by doing interviews all day.
When you become such a strong personality in music, it's hard for people to accept you as a different character.
Whatever; bling always has something to hide.
I hate prescription drugs! They don't tell you everything that is in them.
Some songs come from my head, some from my throat, but there will always be moments when it is an injection of the soul.
I thought I'd take style to its limit.
.. My philosophy is a belief in magic, good luck , self-confidence, and pride.
Crying is not a weakness. It's something that should be able to work for you. It should also be a strength. I think if you can cry when you feel like crying it's a strength. If you feel like crying and you can't cry, that's a weakness. That means you're holding all that stuff inside.
I am an actress first, a singer second.
There're lots of musicians in my family, too.
My mother sings incredibly well. I've got to make a record with my mother's voice on it. She sings a lyric soprano. We do the opposite. I'm a baritone. She's a star singer in her church. She always does her solo.