Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
— Jesse Jackson jacksons quote
Samuel L. Jackson is one of the best actors there is.
— Joel Siegel
Do we really want to know how Michael Jackson makes his music? No. We want to understand why he needs the bones of the Elephant Man -- and, until he tells us, it doesn't make too much difference whether or not he really is bad.
— Frank Zappa
He learned by sight, scent, and hearing. He heard all that was said, and talked over and over the questions heard; wore them slick, greasy, and threadbare. He went to political and other speeches and gatherings; he would hear all sides and opinions, talk them over and discuss them, agreeing or disagreeing. Abe, as I said before, was originally a Democrat after the order of Jackson, so was his father, so we all were. He preached, made speeches, read for us, explained to us, etc.
— jacksons quotation by William M. Thayer
There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall.
Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer.
Andrew Jackson was the first one to think up the idea to promise everybody that if they will vote for you, you will give them an office when you get it, and the more times they vote for you, the bigger the office.
Being a shy, little, skinny Asian kid growing up in the Silicon Valley with low self-esteem, [dancers like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson] made me believe in something bigger.
Anyone who still supports George Bush would still let Michael Jackson babysit their kids.
Snoop Dog is the Phil Jackson of youth football coaches.
He ain't going to accept nothing but a winner.
I think I'm the only actor in the history of film who got to slap Sam Jackson on the face and butt and lived to tell about it.
Michael Jackson is the ultimate traffic accident. People can't take their eyes off him.
I'd die if I was Madonna. I'd die. God, what a horrible way to live. And Michael Jackson! To be so famous and to feel so isolated. I feel so bad for them. I don't know how it feels, and I hope it never happens to me.
We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans and the Michael Jacksons of this world. The rich and the famous don't participate in this.
Zac Efron is my obsession, we're the same person.
We're not actually here, it's like Janet and Michael Jackson. He just puts on his wig and a dress, and it's me, and you don't know that. It's one of the greatest mysteries of all time.
Obama was 200 percent advertising. I promote myself to sell my brands. Because now I am a kind of celeb. I am in a different world than the fashion industry. I am with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Madonna. I build me as a celebrity.
I was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1969, in a time and place where no one was saying, 'Look how far we've come,' because we hadn't come very far, to say the least. Although Jackson's population was half white and half black, I didn't have a single black friend or a black neighbor or even a black person in my school.
I grew up in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, and my mom and pop had an extensive record collection, so Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and all of those sounds and souls of Motown filled the house.
As a child I always wanted to be a singer.
The music my mother played in the house moved me - Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Mahalia Jackson. It was truly spiritual. It made you understand what God was. We are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes you want to live. I know my music has saved my life.
I feel like my peers now are artists like Madonna and the Stones, Michael Jackson and Prince. These are people who were able to take their careers beyond the normal here-today-gone-tomorrow life span.
When I was 17, my producer Rodney Jerkins was working with Michael Jackson at the time. He knew how much I wanted to meet Michael Jackson, so he says, 'Would you like to come and meet him?' I'm like, 'Are you serious? Of course I want to meet Michael Jackson! Where do I meet you? Where do we come?'
And I'm looking at him like, 'Oh my God.
This is Michael Jackson'. I fainted, blacked out - like seriously blacked out.
I cried, I was so overwhelmed to meet Michael Jackson.
After watching my first World Series in 1977, I wanted to be Reggie Jackson.
I bought a big Reggie poster. I ate Reggie candy bars. I entered a phase during which I insisted on having the same style of glasses Reggie had: gold wire frames with the double bar across.
I love movin'. I was observant growing up, watching Michael Jackson and John Travolta. I'd close my eyes, see the moves.
Janet Jackson is an icon, I've been honored to meet her a few times, working with her would be amazing.
It was an amazing experience to work with Michael Jackson, who is a legend.
There are two kinds of people in this world: Michael Jackson fans and losers.
You can get really left of centre influences in mainstream pop.
Michael Jackson and Prince are some of the most progressive artists ever if you actually dissect their songs there's some crazy stuff going on.
The great thing that I appreciate - the fact that my godfather, William "Sticky" Jackson, was a Tuskegee Airman because my father was first born in Ozark, Alabama. The sacrifices and the commitment of those men made it possible for myself and many others.
Collin Jackson was a little before my time and he was a really good athlete.
I've raced with him, but he's now retired. He's a really good role model and someone that I've learnt a lot from.
My first ball I ever got from a Big League player I actually got to purchase in Dodger Stadium in a silent auction, was Reggie Jackson.
It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel.
The artist I wanna be like is Michael Jackson.
I'll get the house with the roller coaster and the rides and a disco, and I'll invite all my friends and just stay at home.
Reggie Jackson hit one off me that's still burrowing its way to Los Angeles.