Tina Turner Quotes


Best 57 Quotes by Tina Turner – Page 1 of 2

“After I moved with my mother to St. Louis, my older sister and I went to see Ike Turner, who was the hottest then. His music charged me. I was never attracted to him, but I wanted to sing with his band.”

“Age is no issue to me. I think 50 is the new 30 and 70 is the new 50. There are no rules that say you have to dress a certain way or be a certain way.”

“As I grew up, I learned what worked for me. That's where the short dresses came from. And you can't dance in a long dress.”

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

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

“For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different.”

“Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.”

“I always had long legs. When I was young, I used to think, 'Why do I look like a little pony?”

“I am a practicing Buddhist. I have been for 25 years.”

“I am attracted to myths.”

“I believe in prayer and in strong belief.”

“I believe that if you'll just stand up and go, life will open up for you.”

“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.”

“I don't hate myself anymore. I used to hate my work, hated that sexy image, hated those pictures of me onstage, hated that big raunchy person.

Onstage, I'm acting the whole time I'm there. As soon as I get out of those songs, I'm Tina again.”

“I don't like to dwell on the past.”

“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.”

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“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.”

“I know the difference between black magic and white magic.”

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

“I never close a door on any other religion. Most of the time, some part of it makes sense to me. I don't believe everyone has to chant just because I chant. I believe all religion is about touching something inside of yourself.”

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

“I never put a lot of praise on myself because of my relationship with Ike. I was just happy when I started to like myself – when I divorced and took control of my life.”

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

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

“I want to tell people how to live spiritually. After you've bought all your houses and your clothes, you want something bigger.”

“I was always attracted to science fiction movies.”

“I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!”

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

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

“I'm pleased with my life, with the journey.”

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