I’m totally at home on the stage. That”s where I live. That’s where I was born. That’s where I’m safe.” When I was young, the people I waatched were the real showmen — James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly.
A great showman touches everybody.”
“I feel guilty just sitting around when I know I can be doing something.”
“It was hard to ahve your life turn into public property, even if you appreciated that people were interested in you because of your music.
“I never smile when I dance.”
“Even at home, I’m lonely. I sit in my room sometimes and cry.
It’s so hard to make friends, and there are some things that you can”t talk to your parents about. I sometimes walk around the neighborhood at night, just hoping to find someone to talk to. But I just end up coming home.”
“I am a very sensitive person. A person with very vulnerable feelings. My best friends in the whole world are children and animals. They’re the ones who tell the truth and love you openly and without reservation. Adults have learned how to hide their feelings and their emotions. They can lie. They will smile to your face and say bad things behind your back. Children haven’t learned those things yet, and they can”t hurt you.”
“I don’t understand why they feel the need to make up things about me. I supposed if there’s nothing scandalous to report, it”s necessary to make things interesting.”
“It hurts to be mobbed. Not mentally, but physically. Your body feels like a noodle, being pulled by ten different people. They don”t realize it. They love you so much they just want a part of you. They say, ”I gotta get a peice of this guy, if it”s his shirt, his hair, his face, anything.” There are fans who actually have pieces of my hair. I could go to England right now, and they”d show me and say, ”This is your hair from 3 years ago.” I’d say, ”Oh my gosh.” And it’s sitting in their wallet. They collect hair.”
“People think they know me, but they don’t. Not really. Actually, I am one of the loneliest people on this Earth. I cry sometimes, because it hurts. It does. To be honest, I guess you could say that it hurts to be me.”
“Like the old Indian proverb says, ”Do not judge a man until you’ve walked 2 moons in his mocassins.” Most people don’t know me, that is why they write such things in which most is not true. I cry very very often because it hurts and I worry about the children. All my children all over the world, I live for them. If a man could say nothing against a chaaracter but what he can prove, his story could not be written. Animals strike not from malice, but because they want to live, it is the same with those who criticize, they desire our blood, not our pain. But still I must achieve. I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for the power I was sent forth, for the world, for the children. but have mercy for I”ve been bleeding for a long time now.
“When I’m not onstage, I”m not the same. I”m different. I think I”m some kind of stage addict. When I can”t get onto a stage for a long time, I have fits and get real crazy. I start crying, and act weird and all freaked out. No kiddin”, I do. I start dancin” around the house.” (like me! lol.. I could picture it..awe..)
“I am so proud to be an entertainer, but you have seen nothing yet.”