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Cyndi Lauper Quotes

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Cyndi Lauper quotes: secrets stolen from deep inside Cyndi’s soul.

“Understand where it is you want to go.  Then picture yourself there.  If you can picture yourself there, then you can be there.  Bottom line.”

“If you can’t go one way, there’s many ways to get where you’re going.  So you just take a step back and see beyond the wall.”

“Be creative and be yourself.”

“When an idea is bigger than yourself, it’s the one you should do.  The unpopular ideas and causes are the ones you should stand behind.”

“You try to put your best foot forward, but sometimes there’s a full circle that comes back and shows you something that inspires you to take action again.”

“If you have to worry about what everybody thinks, you’ve got a problem.”

“It’s a strange lesson to learn in life that your differences – the things that make you feel uncomfortable about yourself – are what will help you to grow into who you are.  Those are your gifts.”

“It’s that anonymous person who meanders through the streets and feels what’s happening there, feels the pulse of the people, who’s able to create.”

“With fame, I’m able to create more.  With every success, you have more freedom to create.”

“The more you practice and study, the better you are… so I still practice and study all the time.”

“There’s always a possibility.  You gotta use the internet, you gotta use your smarts, you gotta be on top of it.”

“Humor is a great vehicle for getting a message across.  If you get too serious, you could die of starch.”

“What you truly believe and what you genuinely feel, someone else will genuinely feel.  If you’re just changing with the style and fashion, then you’re bullsh*tting people.  If you’re honest and you’re changing with your heart, you’ve evolved, and that’s what penetrates the people.”

“Accepting yourself, you’ll accept others.”

“Your own shoes are hard enough to fill, but somebody else’s are even tougher.”

“I’ll never tell people what to think, but I will beg them to think.  Not to just blindly follow along.”

“You can’t make your kids what you want them to be.  They are who they are and you have to help them to succeed in the world as best you can.”

“When you’re sick you feel powerless.  When you get information, that will give you back some of your power.  Information is power, so empower yourself by reaching out for treatment.”

“I’ve been a diva since I was four.”

“I always sang.  I wanted to be in a band with my sister, and I was, at 11.  At 12, I started writing seriously, and that was my pacifier all through high school – that and painting.”

“I lucked out when I started to sing.  I’d already experienced failing at everything else.”

“Just to be able to sing, make a record and have creative freedom is so valuable to me.  I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t create.  I’d probably be really half-crazy.  And then to be a success at it in your own lifetime.  That’s pretty cool.”

“I wanted to create and inspire other artists and make, like, an artists’ community, and in a small way I have done that, I’ve influenced others.”

“I get the greatest feeling when I’m singing.  It’s other-worldly.  Your feet are anchored into the Earth and into this energy force that comes up through your feet and goes up the top of your head and maybe you’re holding hands with the angels or the stars, I have no idea.”

“When I sing I don’t feel like it’s me.  I feel I am fabulous, like I’m 10 feet tall.  I am the greatest.  I am the strongest.  I am Samson.  I’m whoever I want to be.”

“I knew Queen Elizabeth didn’t do any laundry!  I knew I wasn’t going to be doing laundry.  I was going to be singing.”

“Money changes everything.”

“When I sing I have a lot of visions.  Like what’s happening now in my life.”

“My music is about a joyful experience.  I’ve learned that if you can affect other people, you should.”

“As artists, our job is to just create something and put it out there in the world and then, who knows?”

“I have a hard time doing anything someone else tells me to do!  I’ve always been driven to follow my own path and not be pushed down another lane because some executive thought I could be more commercially successful or whatever.”

“I’ve worked with men half my life.  I have a power position and I run my life.  I have people working for me and with me on it and I have creative control over my career and my work.  It’s great to have that now.  You know why?  I had to fight so hard for it.”

“There’s no book on How to Be Famous For Dummies.  So you just do what you can.  All of a sudden you get to the top of the mountain and everybody around is like, ‘You can’t do that!  Don’t do this!  You’ll be ruined!’  After a while you get to a point where you’re, ‘Well, I think I’ve been ruined enough, it doesn’t matter now, I can do whatever the hell I want.'”

“You can’t live your whole life worrying about staying famous.  If losing some fame means doing what you want, you gotta go with what you want.”

“I think I have reached an age when I can have pink hair if I want – or blue hair.  But blue, it turns a little green, so right now I am going with the pink.”

“Before I became famous I had a very full life, and that gave me a lot to pick from.  I always use everything.  It always comes in handy.”

“All I want to convey to anyone who is suffering while they’re young is that sometimes you get a reprieve when you’re older.  Maybe it’s just your perception that changes, but somehow it eases up, because life ebbs and flows.  When you’re ebbing, maybe you’re strengthening your perspective of the world.  And when you’re flowing, maybe you can use everything to create, to write, to sing, act and eventually stand taller and see farther.”

“You always have to remember – no matter what you’re told – that God loves all the flowers, even the wild ones that grow on the side of the highway.”

“You can’t stamp out individuality, there’s too many of us.”

“Everyone should be allowed to show their true colors, and be accepted and loved for who they are.”

“My career never went like anyone else’s, so I never followed anyone.”

“I’m in the business where you get the business all the time.”

“I’m not gonna worry about what people think about me.  I’m too busy.  I don’t give a hoot.”

“There have been great things that happened to me.  If they didn’t happen to me, I wouldn’t be here.  Everything was supposed to happen to me.  I wouldn’t have the sight that I have, I wouldn’t have the creative moments that I have, I wouldn’t be able to articulate what I need to articulate.  I wouldn’t have my son.  I wouldn’t have my husband.  I’m a lucky woman.  Everything.  Every single thing.  There are no mistakes.”

“I’ve got a Grammy and Emmy, I’d like to have a Tony.”

“I’m not going away anytime soon!”

“When the working day is done, girls they just want to have fun.”

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