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Born: 1931-09-12
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad.

Tags: Country, Music, Sad

When you become such a strong personality in music, it's hard for people to accept you as a different character.

Tags: Character, Music, Strong

You can't expect your children to be perfect.

Tags: Children, Expect, Perfect

Growing up in Jamaica, the Pentecostal church wasn't that fiery thing you might think. It was very British, very proper. Hymns. No dancing. Very quiet. Very fundamental.

Tags: Church, Growing, Might

I always thought that feminine, softer side was just too vulnerable to put out there, because then it's like you're opening up a door for everybody to come in, and you don't know who's going to come in that door.

Tags: Door, Put, Thought

I loved all those classic figures from the '30s and '40s... Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth. They had such glamour and style. I loved the movies of those times too - so much attention paid to details, lights, clothing, the way the studios would develop talent.

Tags: Attention, Movies, Talent

I never do what anyone else is doing. I could walk away from music and become a farmer or do some crochet. The worst thing in life for me is to do something I'm not happy doing.

Tags: Happy, Life, Music

I'm not as impatient as I used to be. I used to hit people if I didn't like what they were saying. Just lash out. 'Bam - shut up! Hahahah!' I was terrible.

Tags: Hit, Saying, Used

I've had more misrepresentations than I can handle, and people have told the wickedest lies about me. A lot of them have taken their frustrations out on me, and I don't like that because it can wound. Not necessarily me, but those around me. Journalists can be so bad.

Tags: Bad, Lies, Taken

In the Seventies and Eighties we all had our fun, and now and then we went really too far. But, ultimately, it required a certain amount of clear thinking, a lot of hard work and good make-up to be accepted as a freak.

Tags: Fun, Good, Work

Most performers take themselves too seriously. They forget there is a difference between the characters they play on the screen or stage and themselves, but the public doesn't forget there is a difference. They see how silly it is if you try to be the same person all the time.

Tags: Forget, Time, Try

My dad's family were political and he was always a theatrical creature, whereas my mum is really musical and her father was the touring pianist with Nat King Cole. My family was an explosive mixture of politics, religion and music - no wonder I turned out how I did.

Tags: Family, Music, Religion

When I started modelling, I'd raise my arms and it was all muscle and all the other models had nothing. Really, everybody thought I was a man. I don't have to do much to have muscles. It's just genetic.

Tags: Everybody, Started, Thought

When I was modelling, I spent half my life staring at thousands of perfect reflections. It got to a stage where I was losing all sense of reality - so after I quit modelling, I took all the mirrors out of my house.

Tags: Life, Perfect, Reality

Women and men grow up with both sexes. Our mothers and fathers mean a lot to us, so it's just a question of finding a balance between their influences. I've found mine. And it tends to be more on the male side. I mean male side the way we understand it in the West.

Tags: Mean, Men, Women

Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining.

Tags: Able, Decisions, Everyone

Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties. But there's always one brave enough to stay.

Tags: Almost, Brave, Enough

I don't like people who hide things. We're not perfect, we all have things that people might not like to see, and I like to show my faults.

Tags: Might, Perfect, Show

Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.

Tags: Art, Illusion, Real

Use, don't abuse.

Tags: Abuse

I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it's up to them to find that quality and let it live.

Tags: Everybody, Quality, Special

I came from a very strict background, and didn't hear any Jamaican music when I was growing up.

Tags: Growing, Hear, Music

I don't collaborate. You're born alone, you die alone, you get on stage alone.

Tags: Alone, Born, Die

I don't take the English press seriously at all because all they want is dirt... I hate them.

Tags: English, Hate, Seriously

I don't think 'pop' should mean that you had no talent.

Tags: Mean, Pop, Talent

I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don't know where it's going to lead me, but I follow it.

Tags: Follow, Lead, Road
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I like to isolate myself when I work because I end up losing my voice by doing interviews all day.

Tags: End, Losing, Work

I like to think of myself as a positive person. Otherwise I wouldn't have had a child.

Tags: Child, Otherwise, Positive

I love women, but I've never had a relationship with a woman.

Tags: Love, Woman, Women

I never thought I was going to be a singer. That was an accident.

Tags: Accident, Singer, Thought

I was the only black girl at my junior high school. I had an afro, a Jamaican accent, I looked really old.

Tags: Black, Girl, School

I would have rebelled against parental authority, no matter what. When I was 15, I started painting my face and making my own clothes.

Tags: Against, Making, Matter

I'm too vain, one of my biggest sins, but it saved me; I can see what excess does.

Tags: Biggest, Sins, Vain

I've turned down millions of dollars to go on reality TV. It's an absolute no-go.

Tags: Millions, Reality, Tv

My father would have been made a bishop much earlier than he was had it not been for me and my image.

Tags: Bishop, Father, Image

My husband used to shout at my mother, 'What is wrong with your daughter? I'm married to a man.'

Tags: Husband, Mother, Wrong

My mother was a champion high-jumper. My three brothers are basketball players. We've all been very athletic.

Tags: Basketball, Champion, Mother

One creates oneself.

Tags: Creates, Oneself

Rock n' roll can get quite overwhelming. You can get caught up in the cycle.

Tags: Caught, Quite, Rock

When I perform on stage I become those male bullies, those dominators from my childhood. That's probably why it's so scary, because they scared me.

Tags: Become, Scared, Why