Zitat des Tages von Janet Jackson:
There are people that regardless of what it is, if it's something that's stressful, whatever it may be, they don't eat, they lose a lot of weight, a divorce, they get real thin. I'm the opposite.
My parents are very competitive, so we are very competitive as kids. But it's a good kind of competition; it's not a jealousy. You always want to do your best, and if it can't be you, you want it to be your brother or your sister, you know what I mean?
That's always - that's been another dream of mine, to do a Broadway play. An award winning Broadway play.
I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.
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.
Another side to me is this very sexual being. When I look back on my life, it's always been there. It's been there since I was 10 years old, having the imagination that I had.
I believe in a higher power. I believe in inspiration.
That's a part of me going back to what I used to do.
You get used to working with one choreographer. You kind of get stuck in that vein and you work your way out of it, picking up someone else's style, their flavor. It takes a bit of time.
People can have rhinoceros skin, but there's a point when something's going to hurt you.
I was very independent growing up, but there were things that were bothering me that I never told anybody. I would talk to our animals at home.
I wanted to talk about my life. There is so much. I was 18 when I made the record, and I had a lot to say.
I truly felt that was going to be my last tour. So here we are again and I'm saying this will probably be my last tour. That's truly the way I'm looking at it.
I've never been into what am I going to do next, trying to reinvent myself.
You can tell someone who doesn't have love in their life, then someone who is in love.
It was the Control album that was really about what I wanted to do.
My first crush was Barry Manilow. He performed on TV and I taped it. When no one was around I'd kiss the screen.
To have someone to relate to and hopefully enjoy the music and get a positive message out of it, to make the best music that we possibly could, those were the goals.
In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you.
It has taken me most of my adult life to come to terms with who I am. To do that, I had to break free of attitudes that brought me down.
I get so much energy from the fans.
Every body type is different - that's what makes you unique. What makes you special is you, and you are different from the next person.
I can be an emotional eater.
I have a pretty bad temper. But you have to really push me to see it. But everybody has their things.
As a child, I had to get up early for school or work. I'd get ready by myself. I'd set my alarm to wake me up very early in the morning, and be off to work, the family driver driving me every morning. I did it alone, my parents never coming in to wake me up.
I always get bored with my hair. That's why I would always change it throughout my career.
All those songs reflect all the people that live within me.
It's really about being pleased with yourself.
I do think kids should be kids. You have the rest of your life to be an adult.
You get yourself up for it somehow, and your endurance and the crowd gets you up, too.
I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool.
There's other things I'd like to do. I probably won't tour for a very, very long time. It's something that you feel inside and that's the way I've been looking at everything.
You don't have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory.
Big sisters and brothers... I am telling you, it never changes.
People do see me as sweet and innocent. Not to say that I am not those things. But I have other sides to me.
It is my belief that we all have the need to feel special. It is this need that can bring out the best in us, yet the worst in us.