Michael Jackson, fully Michael Joseph Jackson, aka MJ or King of Pop

Jackson, fully Michael Joseph Jackson, aka MJ or King of Pop

American Contemporary Musical Entertainer, Recording Artist and Businessman

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Keep on with the force, don't stop don't stop 'til you get enough.

In the field I?m in, there is a lot of that and it gets offered to me all the time. People even go as far as to just stick it in your pocket and walk off. Now, if it was a good thing, they wouldn?t do that. I mean, would somebody drop something beautiful in my pocket and just walk off? But I don?t want to have anything to do with any of that. I mean, as corny as it sounds, but this is how I really believe: Natural highs are the greatest highs in the world. Who wants to take something and just sit around for the rest of the day after you take it (drugs), and don?t know who you are, what you?re doing, where you are? Take in something that?s gonna inspire you to do greater things in the world.

In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.

It always surprises me when people assume that something an artist has created is based on a true experience or reflects his or her own lifestyle. Often nothing could be farther from the truth... An artist's imagination is his greatest tool. It can create a mood or feeling that people want to have, as well as transport you to a different place altogether.

It pains me to watch the human suffering taking place in the Gulf region of my country. My heart and prayers go out to every individual who has had to endure the pain and suffering caused by this tragedy? I will be reaching out to others within the music industry to join me in helping to bring relief and hope to these resilient people who have lost everything.

It?s like when a mother sends her child off to war, they don?t know if they?re ever gonna come back, you know? How can we look at such things happening, and not, you know, want to do something? How can we turn our heads and pretend as if we don?t see it? you know? i can?t see people in pain and pretend as if it?s not there.

It's a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It's not the truth I'm here to say. You know, don't judge a person, do not pass judgment, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don't care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie.

I've helped many, many, many children, thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids.

Just because it's in print doesn't mean it's the gospel.

I'm going to search for my star until I find it. It's hidden in the drawer of innocence, wrapped in a scarf of wonder.

I'm happy to be alive, I'm happy to be who I am.

I'm in pain.

I'm just like anyone. I cut and I bleed and I embarrass easily.

I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist, it's part of who I am.

I'm really very self-confident when it comes to my work. When I take on a project, I believe in it 100%. I really put my soul into it. I'd die for it. That's how I am

In many ways an artist is his work. It's difficult to separate the two. I think I can be brutally objective about my work as I create it, and if something doesn't work, I can feel it, but when I turn in a finished album ? or song ? you can be sure that I've given it every ounce of energy and God-given talent that I have.

In our darkest hour, in my deepest despair, will you still care? Will you be there? In my trials and my tribulations, through our doubts and frustrations, in my violence and my turbulence, through my fear and my confessions, and my anguish and my pain, through my joy and my sorrow, in the promise of another tomorrow, I'll never let you part, for you're always in my heart.

I'm a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.

I'm a perfectionist; I'll work until I drop.

I'm constantly working on it.

I trembled to think of a world without stars. No guide for the sailor to trust at sea, no jewels to dazzle our sense of beauty... But all around the globe, the air is so dirty and the lights from the cities are so bright that for some people few stars can be seen anymore. A generation of children may grow up seeing a blank sky and asking, did there used to be stars there?

I try to do what's right for me, but no-one sees the way I see, and then I try to please them so, but how far can this pleasing go?

I used to dream, I used to glance beyond the stars. Now I don't know where we are although I know we've drifted far. What about yesterday? What about the seas? The heavens are falling down, I can't even breathe. What about the bleeding Earth? Can't we feel its wounds? What about nature's worth? It's our planet's womb.

I wake up from dreams and go, 'Wow, put this down on paper.' The whole thing is strange. You hear the words, everything is right there in front of your face. And you say to yourself, 'I'm sorry, I just didn't write this. It's there already.' That's why I hate to take credit for the songs I've written. I feel that somewhere, someplace, it's been done and I'm just a courier bringing it into the world. I really believe that. I love what I do. I'm happy at what I do. It's escapism.

I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.

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American Contemporary Musical Entertainer, Recording Artist and Businessman