Janet Jackson on Life, Happiness and Age

On May 16, 2016 an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress Janet Jackson turned 50. To welcome her in the age of happiness, we collected some of her qoutes.

— Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.

— I’m no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don’t possess any secret wisdom. I’m just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I’m highly emotional. I’m very vulnerable.

— It’s really about being pleased with yourself.

— I’ve never been into what am I going to do next, trying to reinvent myself.

— When I was younger, I thought you had to be in control of your own life. That takes a lot of discipline, hard work and focus. You just can’t let it all fall by the wayside. Later on, I learned that God is really in control of everything. But you still have to put your best foot forward and be the best you can possibly be.

— You don’t have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory.

— We’re all driven to premieres or nightclubs and seen the rope separating those who can enter and those who can’t. Well, there’s also a velvet rope we have inside of us, keeping others from knowing our feelings.

— I’m fine the way I am. There’s nothing wrong with me.

— I like myself a lot more than I used to. I had a very difficult time in my twenties especially. It was hard for me to look in the mirror and find something that I liked about myself.

— My concepts are never bright ideas; they’re never notions I think will sell or be trendy or attract new fans. I don’t think that way. All I can do is sing from my life.