Tina Turner Quotes Page 2


Best 57 Quotes by Tina Turner – Page 2 of 2

“I'm self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream – to have class.”

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

Maybe. I don't have a problem with being black in a white country or being with my people.”

“Ike's problem was that he was a musician that always wanted to be a star; and was a star, locally, but never internationally...

So he then changed the name to Ike and changed my name to Tina because if I ran away, Tina was his name. It was patented as you call it.”

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

“In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church.”

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

“In the USA there is no female equivalent to god.”

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

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

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

“My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don't use special creams or treatments – I'll use a little bit of everything.

It's a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life.

Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.”

“My legacy is that I stayed on course... from the beginning to the end, because I believed in something inside of me.”

“My mother and father didn't love each other, so they were always fighting.”

“People think my life has been tough, but I think has been a wonderful journey. The older you get, the more you realise it's not what happens, but how you deal with it.”

“Physical strength in a woman – that's what I am.”

“So when it came to role models, I looked at presidents' wives. Of course, you're talking about a farm girl who stood in the fields, dreaming, years ago, wishing she was that kind of person.

But if I had been that kind of person, do you think I could sing with the emotions I do? You sing with those emotions because you've had pain in your heart.”

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“Sometimes in a restaurant you'll see a lady dressed very nice, she picks up a menu or something... a little fan is always a little bit nice.”

“Sometimes we need help from a god.”

“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.”

“Success in America – what I find with my homeland, nothing lasts very long. Europe is different. You're right there with them until you come back.”

“The older you get, the more you realize it's not what happens, but how you deal with it.”

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

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

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

“When my parents went off to Knoxville to work, I lived with my father's mother. She was strict – the kind who starched and ironed dresses. I had to sit more than I played.

Oh, I was miserable. I liked being out with the animals. I'd come in the house with my hair pulled out, sash off the dress, dirty as heck. I was always getting spanked.”

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

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

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