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Diana Ross Quotes

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I majored in fashion design in school,
and I have always wanted to design my own line of clothing,
jewelry, and stuff like that; so this was just a step
for me in that direction.
- Diana Ross

When we first began, we didn't have any hits.
- Diana Ross

I was brought up in this part of Detroit that they used to call the ghetto.
- Diana Ross

I know that my fans want to know who I'm sleeping with,
but it's really none of their business.
- Diana Ross

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My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny,
wiry kid full of energy.
- Diana Ross

With the Supremes I made so much money so fast all
I wanted to do was buy clothes and pretty things.
Now I'm comfortable with money and it's comfortable with me.
- Diana Ross

You see, I've never really studied acting.
- Diana Ross

 

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead
twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now
in order to get there then.
- Diana Ross

I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter.
So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost.
I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart.
- Diana Ross

Just because I have my standards they think I'm a bitch.
- Diana Ross

My travels led me to where I am today.
Sometimes these steps have felt painful,
difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
- Diana Ross

Criticism, even when you try to ignore it,
can hurt.
I have cried over many articles written about me,
but I move on and I don't hold on to that .
- Diana Ross

I try to choose the songs that really are basically coming from my heart.
I think that through the songs that I select,
people know what's going on in my life.
- Diana Ross

You know, you do need mentors, but in the end,
you really just need to believe in yourself.
- Diana Ross

If I have someone who believes in me,
I can move mountains.
- Diana Ross

I learned something from that.
If someone asks me something that I really don't want to do,
I say no.
I have to trust that.
And I'm not afraid to talk money.
- Diana Ross

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream.
You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
- Diana Ross

It's the first time I have returned to my roots -
like going back to be a trio.
The fans really wanted me to go back on stage and do the Supremes music,
so I went about trying to make it happen.
We'll go on tour in the summer.
- Diana Ross

I don't judge people by their sexual orientation or the color of their skin,
so I find it really hard to identify someone by saying
that they're a gay person or a black person or a Jewish person.
- Diana Ross

I have three girls, and I say the same thing to them.
I'm not involved in their careers because I've learned
that it's important for them to stand on their own two feet.
They'll feel better and prouder of themselves if they do.
- Diana Ross

So I'm not worried about the emotions I carry with me,
because I'm happy that I have them; I think it's good for the work I do.
The emotions that are not healthy are the ones you hold inside,
like anger.
- Diana Ross

I think a responsibility comes with notoriety,
but I never think of it as power.
It's more like something you hold, like grains of sand.
If you keep your hand closed, you can have it and possess it,
but if you open your fingers in any way,
you can lose it just as quickly.
- Diana Ross

My father worked hard, but we were still very poor;
and I didn't want anybody arguing about money,
so I became the entertainer - the one who wanted everyone to be happy.
I didn't want there to be any problems.
- Diana Ross

I'm a parent, and I try to take care of my health and keep my life in order.
In the last few years I've really had to decide what's important to me,
and it seems to me that my family and my health are top on the list.
And those have nothing to do with show business.
- Diana Ross

Years ago I wanted to buy an apartment in New York City.
I was a single female - I had gone through my divorce -
I had three children,
I was in show business and black.
It was, like, impossible.
- Diana Ross

They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong
enough to love my own strength and independence,
and not worry about being Mr. Diana Ross, but I disagree.
I know absolutely that that man is somewhere out there.
- Diana Ross

I was looking at making a shift in my career.
I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back.
If I could find young artists, young performers I can
nurture to have a career I would really like that.
- Diana Ross

I noticed that almost everyone I went to college with
has worked at something other than the subject they majored in.
I guess that' s one of the reasons for campus unrest.
- Kent McCord

I majored in geology in college but have majored in
Herbert Hoover ever since.
- Lou Henry Hoover

No, I majored in biology, in a pre-med program.
- Neil Diamond

Yes, for my undergrad I majored in Criminal Justice
and minored in Political Science and English.
- Matthew McGrory

Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.
- Wanda Sykes

I slept for four years.
I didn't study much of anything.
I majored in something called communication arts.
- Don DeLillo

When I went to college, my goal was to be a college history teacher.
I majored in history.
- George J. Mitchell

I majored in Chinese.
I was never really good at Chinese but I really,
really benefited from having been exposed to Asian
philosophy early in my life.
- Martha Beck

But I majored in Drama, modified with Psychology.
- Rachel Dratch

I became an art major, took every art class my school had to offer.
In college, I majored in Advertising Art and Design.
- Len Wein

At Harvard I majored in chemistry with a strong inclination toward math.
- William Standish Knowles

I never made a career decision based solely on my desire to be an astronaut.
I attended the Naval Academy because I wanted to be a Navy pilot.
I majored in math because math had always come pretty
easily to me and I liked it.
- John L. Phillips

So I majored in Drama, did all the plays that were possible to do,
skated through school in order to be in every production
on stage or backstage in whatever capacity and I came
to New York looking for work in the summers.
- Linda Lavin

And friends of mine that had photography class in high
school would develop the film and make prints and I'd
take them back to the track and give 'em away or try and sell them.
Much to my parents' dismay, I majored in photography in college.
- John Sexton

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice.
Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts,
but I never noticed.
- B. B. King

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
- Al Boliska

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

Women have to show that tummy to stay noticed.
- Crystal Gayle

Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket...
the least understood and the least noticed.
- Frank Capra

I thought it might be a good move to get into a beauty
contest so I tried for Miss Pennsylvania and won.
I think that helped me get noticed, at least by the people of Pennsylvania.
- Sharon Stone

I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence
in his ability was defeated,
after doing his level best to win, always received
an ovation from the gathering.
- Major Taylor

The individual, man as a man, man as a brain,
if you like, interests me more than what he makes,
because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.
- Marcel Duchamp

Sure I faced the troubles and challenges that most
actors and actresses face until they get noticed,
but I was always confident of myself and my capabilities.
- Christine Lahti

Have you noticed in your past experience that your
kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one?
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined,
and that we can do nothing to change it,
look before they cross the road.
- Stephen Hawking

Have you ever noticed that when you must struggle to hear something,
you close your eyes?
- Marilyn vos Savant

I am not the archetypal leading man.
This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed,
I have no hair.
- Patrick Stewart

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.
- George Orwell

I hadn't really noticed that I had a hearing problem.
I just thought most people had given up on speaking clearly.
- Hal Linden

Being noticed can be a burden.
Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed.
So I disappear a lot.
- Bob Dylan

Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn,
some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
- Dave Barry

I just noticed recently that in one book after another
I seem to find an excuse to find some character who,
to put it idiotically simply, is allowed to talk crazy.
- Jonathan Lethem

You noticed from last night, we only did two from the 80s.
And our set's two hours long.
- Ann Wilson

You've probably noticed already that I'm dressed like a grown-up...
I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again.
- Cher

Some people may have noticed the new computer shelf at the anchor desk.
Rather than phone calls, we want to take real time e-mails,
and we'll be starting that very soon.
- Catherine Crier

It wasn't until after private lessons and learning
bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I
was listening to at that age.
My ears were blown wide open.
- Trevor Dunn

It actually was a complete departure having a woman
playing M. I didn't realize at the time that it would be so noticed.
- Judi Dench

They didn't accept me theory - not a theory,
but just a thought I had about this character.
I noticed that this man only exists when the boy comes into the grocery.
- Omar Sharif

But it's cool to be noticed for the smallest part of that.
- Shane West

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was
located in something called the Professional Building.
I felt better right away.
- George Carlin

If you don't get noticed, you don't have anything.
You just have to be noticed, but the art is in getting noticed naturally,
without screaming or without tricks.
- Leo Burnett


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