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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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.

I will say again that I have never, and would never, harm a child. It sickens me that people have written untrue things about me.

I love you. That'll be the ending of this under the words.

I must endure for the world, for the children.

I prefer just being with people I like. That's my way of celebrating.

I put a lot of mannequins in my room in the past, and I still have mannequins in my room, because I used to be very lonely, painfully lonely. You have no idea. I used to walk the streets looking for people to talk to. I'm talking about the height of one's career? I would walk up to them, strangers, and say, "will you be my friend?" They'd go, "my god, Michael Jackson!" and that's not what I wanted.

I remember going swimming as a child and making a wish before I jumped into the pool. [...] I'd stretch my arms out, as if I were sending my thoughts right into space. I'd make my wish, then I'd dive into the water. I'd say to myself, This is my dream. This is my wish, every time before I'd dive into the water.

I remember one time we were getting ready to go to South America and everything was packed up and in the car ready to go and I hid and I was crying because I really did not want to go, I wanted to play. I did not want to go.

I respect the secrets and magic of nature. That's why it makes me so angry when I see these things that are happening, that every second, I hear, the size of a football field is torn down in the Amazon. I mean, that kind of stuff really bothers me. That's why I write these kinds of songs, you know. It gives some sense of awareness and awakening and hope to people. I love the Planet, I love the trees. I have this thing for trees - the colors and changing of leaves. I love it. I respect those kind of things. I really feel that nature is trying so hard to compensate for man's mismanagement of the planet. Because the planet is sick, like a fever. If we don't fix it now, it's at the point of no return. This is our last chance to fix this problem that we have, where it's like a runway train. And the times has come, This Is It. People are always saying, 'They'll take care of it. The government'll--Don't worry, they'll--' 'They' who? It starts with us. It's us. Or else it'll never be done... We have four years to get it right. After that it would be irreversible. Let's take care of the planet.

I said, you wanna be startin' somethin', you got to be startin' somethin', I said, you wanna be startin' somethin', you got to be startin' somethin', it's too high to get over, it's too low to get under,you're stuck in the middle, and the pain is thunder.

I sit there and say, 'Please don't call me up, I am too shy.' But once I get up there, I take control of myself. Being onstage is magic. There's nothing like it. You feel the energy of everybody who's out there. You feel it all over your body. When the lights hit you, it's all over, I swear it is.

I took my baby on a Saturday bang, boy, is that girl with you? Yes, we're one and the same. Well, I believe in miracles, and a miracle has happened tonight, but if you're thinking about my baby, it don't matter if you're black or white.

I know my race. I just look in the mirror. I know I'm black.

I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we're a show business family and we all work.

I love to read. I wish I could advise more people to read. There?s a whole new world in books. If you can?t afford to travel, you travel mentally through reading. You can see anything and go any place you want to in reading.

I don't understand why the press is so interested in speculating about my appearance, anyway. What does my face have to do with my music or my dancing?

I drank a little bit and told him it tasted ugly... it will relax you. I know you're all stressed out.

I fast every Sunday. I don?t eat anything. Just juices? It flushes out the system, cleans out the colon. I think that?s great. To really make it work, you have to do it properly. That?s the sewer valve of the system. You have to keep that clean like you clean the outside of your body. All these impurities come out of your system because you?re not clean inside. It comes out in pimples or disease or through big pores. Toxins trying to get out of your system. People should try to keep themselves clean.

I hate it. I hate taxidermy shops and all that crap.

I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of my skin, it's something that I cannot help, OK?

I have always maintained my innocence, and vehemently denied that these events ever took place. I reluctantly chose to settle the false claims only to end the terrible publicity and to continue with my life and career,

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American Contemporary Musical Entertainer, Recording Artist and Businessman