Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tina Turner Quotes

1. For me the goddess is the female of God. She is powerful if different.







2. I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.


3. I don't want to be dragging myself on stage, year in year out, until someone else tells me it is time to go. There are certain birthdays that make you revalue your life.

4. You take your problems to a god, but what you really need is for the god to take you to the inside of you.

5. I believe in prayer and in strong belief.

6. I don't like to dwell on the past.


7. I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers.

8. I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.

9. Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic.

10. But I believe we have a higher level of mentality within us, but we have to use the power in the right way.


11. Greatest hits is easy because one has nothing to do - except that we both, Roger and I, felt that new songs should be there because I've been away for awhile.

12. I am a practicing Buddhist. I have been for 25 years.

13. I am attracted to myths.

14. I didn't worry about it because I kind of felt I left a good message and memory with the people in terms of my work, and I always felt with a good record, I could always come back.


15. I don't want to act just to be on the screen doing anything and looking any kind of way.

16. I know the difference between black magic and white magic.

17. I never had that thing about being black. If the whole world was like that, maybe there would be more harmony and love.

18. I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.

19. I need that on stage. I need a burst of life. That's entertainment for me.


20. I want to know what the difference between the essence of a man and woman is.

21. I was always attracted to science fiction movies.

22. I'm perfectly fine now if I never went on stage again.

23. I'm pleased with my life, with the journey.

24. In Buddhism there are words you can say... as you say the words with rhythm the conscious tells the subconscious.


25. In Tennessee where I grew up, there were animals, farms, wagons, mules.


26. In the USA there is no female equivalent to god.



27. It just feels like Erwin and me... even at night I don't feel I have to look pretty in bed.

28. Movies are movies: they take you back in time, and how it still is for some.


29. My career always took me away from home, I was always away from home and I just wanted to be at home.



30. Physical strength in a woman - that's what I am.



31. My parents separated when I was younger.

32. This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.


33. Sometimes we need help from a god.

34. You wouldn't believe that I still have the bikers with the caps to the side at my door, ringing the doorbell.

35. Well, these days, if you're away five years, you might not be able to get back.

36. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.


37. Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything...whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.

38. I will never give in to old age until I become old.

39. I never said: "Well, I don't have this and I don't have that." I said: "I don't have this yet, but I'm going to get it".


40.  I never drink and I have never done drugs…All I have ever done is work, work, work my entire life.


41. I really hope I don't get this obsessed with somebody next season…Because it's really kind of wearing me out.


42. There comes a point where it is just undignified to be a rock 'n' roll star.

43. Some of those dresses are works of art. I'd be happy to just have them in my closet and let somebody else wear them.

44. People have visions of choristers in gowns, but that was never my experience. I'm very proud of that period in my life.

45. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their own dreams.


46. My message here, and I do hope that in this book there is a message for people, is: If you are unhappy with anything-your mother, your father, your husband, your wife, your job, your boss, your car-whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it.

47. I think that your mother doesn't wear mini dresses because your mother isn't me.

48. Age and colour are things I don't think about, it's a real obstacle for me to assume I cant have something because I'm a black woman…or to tell myself I'm too old for this or that…I may have broken some rules…I don't put limits on my life.


49. Determination, perseverance, patience...I did it; I really did it!







50. The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself - something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.

51. I'm the only person left doing the kind of work that I do.



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