Janet Jackson Quotes

MTV was completely unaware of it. It was not my intention that it go as far as it did. I apologize to anyone offended -- including the audience MTV CBS and the NFL.

It's two people that are in love with one another. What's the issue?

Another side to me is this very sexual being. When I look back on my life it's always been there. It's been there since I was 10 years old having the imagination that I had.

I like to read. Autobiographies.

It has taken me most of my adult life to come to terms with who I am. To do that I had to break free of attitudes that brought me down.

If I wasn't singing I'd probably be probably an accountant.

I still have certain goals that I want. Grammies... Other awards... an Oscar one day...

If people want to know the truth why don't they just come to me and ask?

I'm flattered that other artists consider me a role model.

Recording is more autobiographical than acting. It's me - either how I'm feeling then or once felt at some point in my life. It's all me.

You have to feel good about yourself.

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.

I'm scared to fall in love afraid to love so fast cuz everytime I fall in love it seems to never last.

The greatest achievement to any human being is to love God yourself and others.

I'd adopt. And I think that if I'm really supposed to have kids it will happen if that's God's plan for me.

Add to the world's confusion we teach our kids rules that we don't adhere to ourselves.

I was a very quiet kid. A really sweet kid I might add.

I'm shy although I'm not shy with my friends and family.

That's always - that's been another dream of mine to do a Broadway play. An award winning Broadway play.

I've talked about sex a great deal in my music for a great while now. I feel very comfortable with it.

It was the Control album that was really about what I wanted to do.

I do not have a child and all allegations saying so are false.

You can't worry about pleasing other people; you have to please yourself.

All those songs reflect all the people that live within me.

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.

I've always been a tomboy. I've always liked to wear red black and white and mostly pants.

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 need you like the blues needs the pain.

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.

Big sisters and brothers... I am telling you it never changes.

My brothers were gone on tour a lot and I would miss them so much.

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...

I was very independent growing up but there were things that were bothering me that I never told anybody. I would talk to our animals at home.

I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces. Happiness with my music.

I don't find myself sexy.

My first name ain't baby it's Janet Miss Jackson if you're nasty

I just want you inside baby we don't need to talk about promises.

I have a very strong family.

I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good.

I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.

My first crush was Barry Manilow. He performed on TV and I taped it. When no was around I'd kiss the screen.

My first crush was Barry Manilow. He performed on TV and I taped it. When no one was around I'd kiss the screen.

To be given permission to be confused -- and remain confused -- for as long as it takes would have been a huge gift.

I always get bored with my hair. That's why I would always change it throughout my career.

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.

Being on 'Good Times' was the first time I was around a group of people that wasn't my family.

I have a pretty bad temper. But you have to really push me to see it. But everybody has their things.

I believe in a higher power. I believe in inspiration.

I don't believe in luck. ... It's persistence hard work and not forgetting your dream.

I'm a true believer in prayer a big believer in prayer.

Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself because no one else is going to...

You've made love to my mind now you gotta take me from behind.

There are artists true performers that have come before me who have been a big inspiration to me. I hope I do the same for others.

I feel everyone is put here for a reason. Everyone has a calling. I always thought my real calling was to help other people.

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.

I have no clue why but maybe sometimes when there's someone you don't hear from it's the person you want to hear from the most.

I like to collaborate on my music. The creative process is fun and you get a lot of ideas from having discussions about it. Ultimately the final decision is mine.

You don't know how many people come up to me and say 'This child was conceived listening to you.'

Food has always brought me comfort and the bingeing is triggered when I'm in a space that is not positive.

Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing then I think it's cool.

I kinda see everyone as competition.

I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing then I think it's cool.

In complete darkness it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.

I have so much more confidence in myself now than I ever did before.

To cut off the confusion and accept an answer just because it's too scary not to have an answer is a good way to get the wrong answer.

I would love to. A dream of mine is to produce films as well as to produce content for television.

No word is absolutely wrong or dirty or insulting. It all depends upon context and intention.

You get yourself up for it somehow and your endurance and the crowd gets you up too.

Control meant not only taking care of myself but living in a much less protected world. And doing that meant growing a tough skin.

When I date different guys I just have to stay away - and not let myself fall. Because if I do it's over.

I do want to get married again and I want to have kids. And this time I really want to do it right.

My dad taught us that there's no greater distance than that between first and second place.

Tie me up tie me down make me moan real loud.

Theres nothing more depressing than having everything and still feeling sad. We must learn to water our spiritual garden.

In complete darkness we are all the same it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us don't let your eyes deceive you.

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 like myself a lot more than I used to. I had a very difficult time in my twenties especially. It was hard for me to look in the mirror and find something that I liked about myself.

Fear is the one emotion that unleashed can destroy anything and anyone.

When I gained weight in 2005 my nutritionist was very worried. I was close to having diabetes.

Does what you think of you determine your worth?

I can be an emotional eater.

I think people really connect with the idea of someone who's gained and lost weight in this very public way and also someone who's an emotional eater.

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.

I get so much energy from the fans.

I don't have a lot of friends.

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.

I'm just trying to get used to living on a fixed income. Now it's going to get unfixed.

I'm fine the way I am. There's nothing wrong with me.

When I finally make up my mind that I want to do something it's never been hard for me to do.

It's very hard trying to have love and a career at the same time. For those who can great but I can't.

Touring is very grueling. It's very taxing on the body and living out of your suitcase going from city to city night after night. It's a tough job.

To a world sick with racism get well soon.

When I do get married again I'm just going to take time off.

The pain is necessary. Sometimes pain is the teacher we require a hidden gift of healing and hope.

I think it's great if a guy has a good sized package.

You dont have to hold on to the pain to hold on to the memory.

Ever since I was little I loved to eat. I started eating when I wasn't hungry. My weight has always been up and down.

I'm happy with the people that I have around me. And they've been friends of mine since I was young for a very long time.

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.

You can tell someone who doesn't have love in their life then someone who is in love.

I love you - but don't touch me.

People do see me as sweet and innocent. Not to say that I am not those things. But I have other sides to me.

That's a part of me going back to what I used to do.

I've never tried pot; I've never tried anything.

I was two when we left Indiana and I don't really remember it that well.

I've never been into what am I going to do next trying to reinvent myself.

That's what I think I am: a lot of fun - a lot of fun to be with.

I don't see anything wrong with staying young looking as long as you can.

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 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.

Too many lives go up in smoke - It's nice to laugh but don't be the joke.

I've never been one for keeping a journal so my songs were my journals. They allowed me to express my feelings and let people know what was going on with me. I knew that somebody would relate.

I lose things all the time. I used to lose my license all the time before I put a place in my car for it.

I am not a religious person but I am spiritual. But I don't believe in things like guilt.

Bound together by our beliefs we are like minded individuals sharing a common vision pushing toward a world rid of color lines.

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.

I can't believe people got so upset at the sight of a single breast! America is so parochial I may just have to move to Europe where people are more mature about things like that!

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.

You can't hold the record forever and I know that. I'm not stupid.

I was out once and had wine and I got sick to my stomach and I vowed I would never drink again.

Remember one rule no rule.

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.

I wanted to be on my own and get out of the house. We were the kind of kids that - we - obeyed our parents. If they said no you don't ask why.

I was never pushed into the religion by my mother or anyone else. I made up my own mind when I was old enough. I am not a religious person but I am spiritual.

I can feel your body pressed against my body. When you start to poundin' love to feel you throbbin'.

People can have rhinoceros skin but there's a point when something's going to hurt you.