30 Diana Ross Quotes That'll Inspire You for Years and Years

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We Want the World to Know These Encouraging Diana Ross Quotes

Diana Ross has inspired many throughout her flourishing career, and not just singers who hope to follow in her footsteps.

We've drawn plenty of inspiration from the icon through her work ethic and overall outlook on life. She works hard and plays hard, something we try to emulate in whatever we're currently pursuing.

If you require some words of encouragement, Ms. Ross is here to help. Read some of her most inspiring quotes about life, love, and everything in between now!

Best Diana Ross Quotes

  • "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."

  • "Instead of always looking at the past, I put myself ahead 20 years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then."

  • "If I have someone who believes in me, I can move mountains."

  • "Take a little time out of your busy day to give encouragement to someone who's lost their way."

  • "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."

  • "I can be a better me than anyone can."

  • "You know, you do need mentors; but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself."

  • "It takes a long time to get to be a dive. I mean, you gotta work at it."

  • "I think a responsibility comes with notoriety, but I never think of it as power. It's more like something you hold, like grains of sand. If you keep your hand closed, you can have it and possess it, but if you open your fingers in any way, you can lose it just as quickly."

  • "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."

Inspiring Diana Ross Quotes

  • "It's taken me a lifetime to get here. I'm not going anywhere."

  • "My travels let me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunities."

  • "I'm a dreamer."

  • "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."

  • "A reporter once asked me if I ever cried. I wonder if people think I'm just as hard as a rock and have no emotions at all."

  • "My children come first and the career comes in around that."

  • "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."

  • "Just because I have my standards, they think I'm a bitch."

  • "I really, deeply believe that dreams do come true. Often, they might not come when you want them. They come in their own time."

  • "I try to choose the songs that really are basically coming from my heart. I think that through the songs that I select, people know what's going on in my life."

Encouraging Diana Ross Quotes

  • "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."

  • "They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong enough to love my own strength and independence, and not worry about being Mr."

  • "I just appreciate still having the longevity that I've had in my career."

  • "When we first began, we didn't have any hits."

  • "Hair has always been important."

  • "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."

  • "I keep a great organizer, I try to keep my priorities in the right place."

  • "One thing you cannot control is nature."

  • "No, nothing really upsets me."

  • "I listen to most everything that's out there because I need to stay aware of what's happening in the industry."

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