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    I learned something from that. If someone asks me something that I really don't want to do, I say no. I have to trust that. And I'm not afraid to talk money.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: trust  money  afraid 
     
    So every time I make a new circuit, a new time around, then I change the show. You can't change the songs; people still want to hear "Lady Sings the Blues" and they still want to hear some of the oldies.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: time  people 
     
    My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny, wiry kid full of energy.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: energy  kids 
     
    Discipline is a necessary tool to help you get what you want in life. It forces you to stay on center and to move away from the things that are not necessary.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: help  discipline 
     
    Do you know where you going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?
    — Diana Ross
    I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter. So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost. I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: heart  song 
     
    Criticism, even when you try to ignore it, can hurt. I have cried over many articles written about me, but I move on and I don't hold on to that.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: criticism  hurt 
     
    Icon. What is an icon? When someone is iconic it means they have established a certain kind of legacy possibly, and I think it does come with time. It's something in the arts, I feel. Maybe not, maybe it doesn't have to be in the arts exactly. I'm not really sure. But I don't think you are born an icon.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: time 
     
    One thing you cannot control is nature.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: nature  control 
     
    You can always tell where Diana Ross has been by the hair that's left behind!
    — Diana Ross
    If we hold on togetherI know our dreams will never dieDreams see us through to foreverWhere clouds roll byFor you and I
    — Diana Ross
    tags: dreams 
     
    I can be a better me than anyone can.
    — Diana Ross
    I don't care about vacations. I go away and I come back real quick because I like my work. I really like my work to consume me.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: work  care  real 
     
    If I have someone who believes in me, I can move mountains.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: believe 
     
    My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunities.
    — Diana Ross
    It's easier for me to sit with the producers and the writers and I give them my feelings and my thoughts and what I think I feel like singing about and then they go away and write it.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: thoughts  write 
     
    It takes a long time to get to be a diva. I mean, you gotta work at it.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: time  work 
     
    You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: believe 
     
    Most people are so hard to please that if they met God, they'd probably say yes, she's great, but ...
    — Diana Ross
    tags: people  god 
     
    Take a little time out of your busy day to give encouragement to someone who's lost their way.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: time  lost 
     
    I really, deeply believe that dreams do come true. Often, they might not come when you want them. They come in their own time.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: time  believe  true  dreams 
     
    Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: past  year 
     
    You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: people  dreams 
     
    I don't know what my life would have been like if I'd never gotten into show business.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: business 
     
    What's important for me is to give my daughters a well-rounded education and a mixture of people in their lives. They'll make their own choices. I think they would be good in show business.
    — Diana Ross
    I'm crazy about Diane Von Furstenberg. It's a relationship that's very different; I don't see Diane a lot. So when I saw the article in New York magazine she looked so beautiful and it was talking about her work, too. She set up the interview and it was happening. That's different than someone writing a book about you who you've never met.
    — Diana Ross
    If I do an interview, then I take full responsibility. I figure I'm not going to talk to anyone that I think is unethical anyway.
    — Diana Ross
    My life has often been described as 'from rags to riches' but in fact, the Ross's were never raggedy.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: facts 
     
    I was brought up in this part of Detroit that they used to call the ghetto.
    — Diana Ross
    With the Supremes I made so much money so fast all I wanted to do was buy clothes and pretty things. Now I'm comfortable with money and it's comfortable with me.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: money 
     
    I don't have to sit around and wait for the next movie to come along, I can go out and sing.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: movie 
     
    I'd traveled a lot, was going temporarily insane and became very successful, but there was no one to take that all home to.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: successful 
     
    Hair has always been important.
    — Diana Ross
    I don't judge people by their sexual orientation or the color of their skin, so I find it really hard to identify someone by saying that they're a gay person or a black person or a Jewish person.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: people  saying  sexual  gay  black 
     
    The first time I heard a Billie Holiday record, I thought, 'What's so great about Billie Holiday?'
    — Diana Ross
    tags: time  thoughts 
     
    I know that my fans want to know who I'm sleeping with, but it's really none of their business.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: business 
     
    I don't know what I feel about wearing my furs anymore. I worked so hard to have a fur coat, and I don't want to wear it anymore because I'm so wrapped up in the animals. I have real deep thoughts about it because I care about the world and nature.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: animals  nature  world  thoughts  care  real 
     
    I think that if my voice for some reason changes - because your voice does change - then it's time for me not to sing.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: time 
     
    So I'm not worried about the emotions I carry with me, because I'm happy that I have them; I think it's good for the work I do. The emotions that are not healthy are the ones you hold inside, like anger.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: work  anger  emotion  healthy 
     
    Being a parent is very important to me.
    — Diana Ross
    tags: parent 
     
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