celebrityI'm not a movie star. I'm just an actress.
celebrityI feel fine and comfortable with myself, but not because I'm beautiful.
celebrity I believe that time destroys everything. You can take one beautiful apple, red. After a while, it becomes shrivelled and full of worms, just like what happens to us.
celebrityI know many beautiful people and their lives are just so terrible. They feel so uncomfortable with themselves. Being comfortable is not about what you look like, but how you feel.
celebrityWhen I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.
celebrityTo me, the drive for monumentality is as inbred as the desire for food and sex, regardless of how we denigrate it. Monuments differ in different periods. Each age has its own.
celebrityThe future of architecture is culture.
celebrityAll architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
celebrityArchitecture is basically the design of interiors, the art of organizing interior space.
celebrityArchitecture is the art of how to waste space.
celebrityNot working is bad for you. It is my drug, it gives me a high; most performers will tell you that. And there is nothing like the high that an audience gives you.
celebrityYou can only be as good as your audience. Sometimes you can be as bad as your audience, but you have to remember you can never be better than them.
celebrityThere was a man sitting in the dining room of the Titanic, he said: "I know I asked for ice, but this is ridiculous.
celebrityI gave my wife a kiss this morning. She jumped out of bed and did a lap of honour.
celebrityWhat's the difference between a Rottweiler and a poodle peeing on your leg? You let the Rottweiler finish.
celebritySomeone threw a petrol bomb at Alex Higgins once and he drank it!
celebrityI don’t think my wife likes me very much, when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.
celebrityYou know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it's kind of a lifestyle and it's easy to get caught up in it , you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone's doing a certain thing!; It's tough.
celebrityAnybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.
celebrityWhen I put out my first mixtape, '50 Cent is the Future,' it was the first tape where an artist did the entire tape in song format.
celebrityPeople talk about Bollywood being very kitsch, and just songs and dances, and over the top and colorful.
celebrityI say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
celebrityDealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.
celebrityTrust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends.
celebrityIf people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down.
celebrityI don't even know how to speak up for myself, because I don't really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice.
celebrityI want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I'm going to grow artistically.
celebrityI stopped watching TV because of The Wire.' Like, The Wire' ruined everything for me because I don't even want to watch anything else now.
celebrityI say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
celebrityNobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn't much. But the things that I'm really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I'm not successful, what do I have?
celebrityI'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid?
celebrityI need drama in my life to keep making music.
celebrityWhen Paul's Boutique' came out, I was one of the fans that didn't get it.
celebrityIt sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.
celebrityBefore I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
celebrityI don't think I've ever read poetry, ever. I'm not really book-smart.
celebrityI didn't have nothin' going for me!; school, home!; until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.
celebrityUltimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.
celebrityMy only scheme was to be a rapper.
celebrityHonestly, I never really put the mic down.
celebrityMy father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
celebrityA lot of truth is said in jest.
celebrityI don't think I ever thought of myself as Superman. But there were people who thought of me that way, and maybe I believed them a little.
celebrityPeople can try to reinvent themselves. I don't think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you've done up to now.
celebrityMy family has never been there for me. They expect things because we're blood.
celebrityHip hop has always been braggin' and boasting and I'm better at you than this' and I'm better at you than that.'
celebrityNothing on Relapse' and very little on Recovery' was produced by me.
celebrityI always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
celebrityHip-hop is ever changing but you'll always have the pack. And you'll always have those people who are separated from the pack.
celebrityI try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.
celebrityEverybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.
celebrityI am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't, then why would you say I am.
celebrityI was a smart kid, but I hated school.
celebrityMy thing is this; if I'm sick enough to think it, then I'm sick enough to say it.
celebrityThe album requires a certain focus of mine that I can't really explain , let's just say it's all I can really do while I'm doing it.
celebrityYou're not going to say anything about me that I'm not going to say about myself. There's so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this. So I'm going to say it before they can. It's the best policy for me.
celebrityThe kids are old enough now , I just want to let them be kids. I don't want to comment on them too much. They're at an age where I just want to let them be kids.
celebrityThroughout my career, I fed off the fuel of people not being able to understand me.
celebrityBeing a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap.
celebrityI'm not really book-smart.
celebritySay there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter , for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.
celebrityAs for my stuff, I'm just doing guest verses for other people's records. I try to stay recording, because if I don't, I get rusty.
celebrityThe truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
celebrityTo the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway.
celebrityI always felt that if I was going to do a movie, I wanted it to be authentic.
celebrityI've been running a lot, taking care of myself.
celebritySporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I'll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I've written a whole song in an hour.
celebrityWhen you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.
celebrityOne Direction. Proper pop band. There has to be a band that people want to scream at. I don't think I've ever behaved like a pop star.
celebritySomewhere deep down there's a decent man in me, he just can't be found.
celebrityThese times are so hard, and they're getting even harder.
celebrityI want to keep making records as long as I can, but I don't know how long you can be taken seriously in rap.
celebrityIdeally, I would love to mix singing and acting, but you can only be a pop star for so many years. I mean, at 30 it's a little bit sad, right?
celebrityI love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don't think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn't put it out in the world!
celebrityYeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it's like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can't really speak on it, because I wasn't there. I don't feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.
celebrityI feel like a spoilt rapper. I get to pick and choose everything.
celebrityIt's a tough life being a pop star. You know, at the end of the day when you've paid all the bills and put the kids through college and that, you know, there's only enough left for a small island off the South Pacific.
celebrityHip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ever been even decent at. I don't know how to do anything else.
celebrityRap was my drug.
celebrityNo, in 1968 I still wanted to be a Pop Star, and be about the music. Now, I want to be just about the music.
celebrityI think of myself as a performance artist. I hate being called a pop star. I hate that.
celebrityI have been told by people that I should not be seen clubbing with good-looking women, but I can't see why not. Why be a pop star otherwise?
celebrityThere was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.
celebrityFive or six songs leaked from the original version of Encore.' So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them.
celebrityI've always gone back and forth between acting and music, but for music I'm not trying to be a pop star , I just like to do it.
celebrityI think I've committed the one really bad English crime, which is I've risen above my station. I was supposed to be a pop star, and suddenly I'm claiming that I'm an artist of some kind.
celebrityI've accomplished enough with the music that I haven't had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.
celebrityAs a kid, I dreamed of being a pop star, a glamorous woman and traveling the world. And I've done that all my life.
celebrityI'm a huge karaoke fan. Oh my God. I'm one of those girls who don't give the mic away. It's a problem. I'm a closeted pop star.
celebrityI like to think of myself as the people's pop star a little bit. I respect Lady Gaga so much, and I love what she does, but she has this kind of mysterious, out-of-reach thing. I'm just not that , as much as I'd love to have that sort of mystique, I think I'm kind of an open book.
celebrityBeing a pop star is something I don't think I'm very good at. I'm worried it's making me too paranoid, because all of a sudden, life has become this constant assessment. When you put something out there and people get to hear it, then those people react to it, socially, culturally.
celebrityYou realise that having a number one record and being loved and adored isn't the most important thing in the world. But at the same time, I don't have a problem with it. What I'm trying to say is, I'm not a reluctant pop star.
celebrityPeople always seem to be interested in my private life because I'm married to a pop star.
celebrityI love getting dressed up. Being a pop star is the most brilliant job for that. A lot of girls love shopping, but they might see the most amazing outfit and think, When am I going to wear that?', so it's my duty to exploit the fact I do have events I can wear these things to.
celebrityPop is a little bit theatrical. That's the whole vibe. That's the point , is that it's great music, great melodies, great hooks. But, on top of it, it's a presentation. There's a showmanship about it. And that's why I wanted to be a pop star.
celebrityIt's weird, man. I've had a weird life, and I don't want to end up on the dole. I'm fed up with the plumbing. And I think it would be good to be a little pop star again.
celebrityWhen you're a pop star, it's a little conservative; you always have to stay in a box. You have fans that are five and fans that are 65; there are so many people wanting so many things.
celebrityThe hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself. People act like there's this one set of rules to follow to be a pop star and I think, Well, you say I'm a pop star, so maybe that's not true.'
celebrityI love anything by Tchaikovsky. He was the real pop star of his day.
celebrityI've never really spent too much or put too much gravity or placed too much importance on being a pop star. It's like, OK, great, does that mean I don't have to do anything anymore except walk around and be a pop star?
celebrityThis obsession with celebrity culture is really unhealthy. I don't want to live my life like that, and I don't want to be a typical pop star.
celebritySince becoming a pop star, I've experimented a lot more. I've gotten more creative with what I wear. My stylist is a bit more adventurous than I would normally be, but it's really worked, and the colours really work together. I think everyone should be a bit more confident: if it's a summer's day, wear some bright colours.
celebrityThe biggest crime in England is to rise above your station. It's fine to be a pop star. Oh, it's great, lots of fun, aren't they sweet, these pop stars! But to think you have anything to say about how the world should work? What arrogance!'
celebrityGrowing up, I thought I was going to be Madonna. I wanted to be a pop star. I wanted to dance and sing.
celebrityIf there is a good musical reason, I think it might draw more attention and sell, though it is not guaranteed. To make a record without a musical reason, you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky.
celebrityIn Asia, I didn't feel like I was Chloe. I felt like I was acting like someone in Asia. I was acting like Chloe Wang, a pop star, that was like a character for me, if anything.
celebrityIt will shock many , I've lived a full life and really enjoyed my time as a pop star.
celebrityMe don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side, not the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.
celebrityThe English don't like concepts, really, not from a pop star. It's alright if they come from an intellectual,', but from a pop star you're getting ahead of yourself. Part of the class game is that you shouldn't rise above your station, and to start talking about concepts if you're in the pop world is getting a bit uppity, isn't it?
celebrityI don't really plan to be a pop star; I just want to be able to make music without the whole My Dad thing hanging over me, which everyone in my position goes through.
celebrityI studied fashion at the London College of Fashion. I get involved in it as part of my own styling, so if I wasn't a pop star maybe a fashion buyer or a stylist.
celebrityI never minded being thought of as a pop star. People have always thought I wanted to be seen as a serious musician, but I didn't, I just wanted people to know that I was absolutely serious about pop music.
celebrityEvery time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.
celebrityI must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role.
celebrityEverything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.
celebrityHere in England, everyone's a pop star, innit, whereas in America they believe in the term artist.
celebrityThe more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.
celebrityI've been here before and will come again, but I'm not going this trip through.
celebrityI'm masquerading as an innocent pop star.
celebrityMan is a universe within himself.
celebrityBecause I'm no longer a pop star 24 hours a day, I'm no longer bogged down by the stupid stuff that used to cripple me. I don't bruise easily any more.
celebrityTell the children the truth.
celebrityI have no ambitions to be a pop star.
celebrityBabylon is everywhere. You have wrong and you have right. Wrong is what we call Babylon, wrong things. That is what Babylon is to me. I could have born in England, I could have born in America, it make no difference where me born, because there is Babylon everywhere.
celebrityBob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.
celebrityI love the excess of Christmas. The shopping season that begins in September, the bad pop star recordings of Christmas carols, the decorations that don't know when to come down.
celebrityI'm not that beautiful, and I don't want to be a pop star.
celebrityI've read every Madonna biography. I've also looked up every pop star to see how they first made it. The biggest thing I learnt was that you have to be pro-active. You can't be scared.
celebrityYou have to be someone.
celebrityAs a pop star, you don't have to be that smart for people to think you're intelligent.
celebrityYou entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can't be entertained , or people who are afraid. You can't entertain a man who has no food.
celebrityMy future is righteousness.
celebrityMoney can't buy life.
celebrityA nice pop star would do you nice on one of those deserted islands.
celebrityPrejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can't move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that.
celebrityIt was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.
celebrityI know I'm never going to be a big pop star, because I'm not willing to conform.
celebrityPeople want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people.
celebrityI don't know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.
celebrityIt take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail.
celebrityRastafari not a culture, it's a reality.
celebrityI had no plans to be a writer. My teenaged bid for stardom was to be a pop star!; which, ahem, didn't exactly work out.
celebrityI originally wanted to be a pop star. I wanted to be Kylie Minogue. My dad thought that was a very silly ambition and introduced me to drama classes. Once I became fixated on that, there was no stopping me.
celebrityMe is a common sense man. That mean when me explain things, me explain it in a very simple way; that mean if I explain it to a baby, the baby will understand too, you know.
celebrityI'm not doing this to be a pop star. I've had plenty of money and attention. I'm doing it for credibility.
celebrityI know I'm a pop star. But sometime I'd like to be a rock star.
celebrityMy music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
celebrityMy music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
celebrityI came to California and got signed at a young age. And it's not like you see in the movies, where you start rubbing shoulders with Timbaland and Pharrell, and you become a giant pop star.
celebrityI'd love to be a pop star , at heart.
celebrityI'm over being a pop star. I don't wanna be a hot girl. I wanna be iconic. And I feel like I've accomplished a lot. I feel like I'm highly respected, which is more important than any award or any amount of records. And I feel like there comes a point when being a pop star is not enough.
celebrityI hate being called a pop star. I hate that.
celebrityWhat important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind.
celebrityEvery actor I know wants to be a pop star.
celebrityThere's a difference between a pop star and an artist. Pop stars have to be perfect all the time; an artist is allowed, on occasion, to suck. And I put myself in that category because I sometimes suck. I'm not trying to please the masses. It's not going to happen, so I don't try.
celebrityWhen you're 25, it's a little bit easier to be daring, especially if you are a pop star, because eccentric behavior is expected from you.
celebrityWhen you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star.
celebrityI think people in electronic music are trying to get these big features: Oh my gosh, I'm gonna get the biggest pop star to feature on my track.'
celebrityWithin three months I had gone from being this black sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star.
celebrityWhen I was growing up, Brandy was TV star, reality star, a pop star, a Cover girl, Grammy winner, had her own Brandy doll, and was the first African American to play Disney princess Cinderella. Most importantly, she is a survivor. Many only judge and remember a person's most recent failure.
celebrityYou can't be an openly gay movie star. You can't be an openly gay pop star, really , minus Ricky Martin.
celebrityIn that sense, I became politicized because the people in the coal mining villages who were involved in the struggle knew why they were there. But they couldn't understand why some pop star from London would want to be there.
celebrityThere were so much affairs of me created by the media!; of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.
celebrityBeing a part-time pop star was perfect, really, when I wasn't worn out by the partying.
celebrityThe question I love to get asked is: What's the hardest part of your job?' And literally, the answer is probably real sad, but it's to just to be me. Like, it's really hard, because I think people, you know, have a set idea of what a pop star should be.
celebrityIn the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that's kind of natural for anyone who's just embraced Islam , or any religion , as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.
celebrityMy whole point is like, well, if I'm the pop star, then it should be whatever I am. There's, you know, room for Katy Perrys and Adeles and Rihannas and Lady Gagas and Ke$has and me and Pinks. I think what's great about all of us is that we represent something different.
celebrityActually, I find it embarrassing being a pop star. I prefer it when people just treat me like anybody else, although occasionally there is a side of me, which is indulgent and I expect certain things because of my position. It's one of the perks.
celebrityThe end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes.
celebrityYou need a bit more to be a pop star than just a good voice.
celebrityPeter was sick of being a pop star, the guitar god, and so he decided to teach himself other instruments. Among the instruments that he picked up was the mandolin.