I'm convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over.— Janet Jackson
The most romantic Janet Jackson quotes that are little-known but priceless
People do see me as sweet and innocent.
Not to say that I am not those things. But I have other sides to me.
I don't believe in luck. ... It's persistence, hard work, and not forgetting your dream.
I can be happy with who I am, not what I should be, or what I might have been, or what someone tells me I must be.
Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself because no one else is going to.
I feel most people’s sexuality is enormously complicated.
That’s what it means to be human. Wouldn’t it be great if we honored that complexity rather than turn it into gossip or ridicule? Wouldn’t it be great if we accepted sexual diversity, in ourselves and others, without condemning it?
Theres nothing more depressing than having everything and still feeling sad.
We must learn to water our spiritual garden.
Every body type is different - that's what makes you unique.
What makes you special is you, and you are different from the next person.
I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces. Happiness with my music.
The greatest achievement to any human being is to love God, yourself, and others.
My dad taught us that there's no greater distance than that between first and second place.
I don't have a lot of friends.
To have someone to relate to and hopefully enjoy the music and get a positive message out of it, to make the best music that we possibly could, those were the goals.
I need you like the blues needs the pain.
I love you - but don't touch me.
I am the baby in the family, and I always will be.
I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don't mind that.
Bound together by our beliefs, we are like minded individuals, sharing a common vision, pushing toward a world rid of color lines.
You get yourself up for it somehow, and your endurance and the crowd gets you up, too.
I don't see anything wrong with staying young looking as long as you can.
I have a pretty bad temper. But you have to really push me to see it. But everybody has their things.
I think it's been a little difficult at times for the audience, because they've told me they see me as a family member. So to see your little sister sing about sex... I think they are pretty used to it now.
I'm no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don't possess any secret wisdom. I'm just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I'm highly emotional. I'm very vulnerable.
You can't worry about pleasing other people; you have to please yourself.
People can have rhinoceros skin, but there's a point when something's going to hurt you.
Marvin Gaye is our John Lennon. The longer he's gone, the more young people appreciate his art. 'What's Going On' was a work of genius far ahead of it's time.
I used to hurt so badly that I'd ask God why, what have I done to deserve any of this? I feel now He was preparing me for this, for the future. That's the way I see it.
I like to have a lot of fun. I just don't see myself as being sexy. It's more sass - more attitude - than sex.
There are two sides of the Velvet Rope.
Those who want to be on the other side and those who are on the other side.
To a world sick with racism, get well soon.
The only thing that bothers me is that the girls come up to me and say, "I'm dating your ex-husband." I'm happy that he's dating girls and getting out.
There are people that regardless of what it is, if it's something that's stressful, whatever it may be, they don't eat, they lose a lot of weight, a divorce, they get real thin. I'm the opposite.
You get used to working with one choreographer.
You kind of get stuck in that vein and you work your way out of it, picking up someone else's style, their flavor. It takes a bit of time.
Self-expression is my goal, I want to be real with my feelings.
Singing and dancing and all the joy that goes with performing come from my heart. If I can't feel it, I won't do it.
When you hear bad things about yourself, just put your energies into something else; it's no good crying about it. Just put it into your music - it'll make you stronger.
Damita Jo. Jo. That's my middle name. It's let in about the different characters that live within me. They say we have 200 characters that we portray with different people.
I was two when we left Indiana, and I don't really remember it that well.
I have a very strong family.
There are two things that really move me: music and acting.
And I'm not talking about my music or watching myself as an actor, but listening to other people's music and watching other actors. There are so many different songs that have moved me. It all depends upon the mood that I'm in at that moment.
You don't know how many people come up to me and say, 'This child was conceived listening to you.'
A lot of people who start work at a very young age never grow up because they never got that opportunity to be a child, so they hold on to that and still do a lot of childish, silly things.
Does what you think of you determine your worth?
What I love about Gaga is her story, where she came from.
Before she made it, before anyone knew who she was, I knew who she was and, to see her finally make it, I was so happy. If we were to work together that would be cool.
I feel that when two people are married - not that you have to totally give up your career - you have to spend time with one another, get to know each other more, just share things with each other.
I would love to. A dream of mine is to produce films, as well as to produce content for television.
I don't find myself sexy.
I like to read. Autobiographies.
I wanted to be a jockey. I'm serious. First time I got on a horse, I loved it. That's what I wanted to be, but my dad asked me to start performing with my family.
Everywhere I go, every smile I see, I know you are there smilin' back at me.
Dancin' in moonlight, I know you are free 'cause I can see your star shinin' down on me.
Remember one rule, no rule.
It was the Control album that was really about what I wanted to do.