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Olivia Newton-John Quotes

Dame Olivia Newton

Olivia Newton-John quotes: regarding her career, cancer, aging gracefully, and more.

“My biggest mistake was my best lesson. You don’t learn anything when everything is going perfectly.”

“When things go wrong, you’ve got to believe you will get through them and focus on the positive things in your life.”

“Once you face your fear, nothing is ever as hard as you think.”

“Fight each round, take it on the chin. And never never never ever give in.”

“I had a good, sound upbringing with sensible people around me. I was brought up by intelligent parents. My mother always said to me, ‘You’ve got to work at your career and you’ve got to be good at it. Okay, you’ve had a bit of success but that’s not longevity. You’ve got to really work for a long time.'”

“A lot of people lose a sense of reality when they achieve success. That’s a terrible danger because you have to remember who you were and who you are basically and that you’re still a person and all that out there is a kin of magic… what people see out there is magic, it’s media magic. It’s not very real and it’s very glamorous, but you have to keep a sense of you through it all.”

“I think I’ve always had a positive outlook. When I go through difficulties, I go through all the emotions everyone goes through: fear and worry and all those things. I believe you create your world by what you think, so it’s important to keep those positive thoughts.”

“You see the good things in people or you can see the bad. I prefer to see the good. This doesn’t mean I don’t see the bad, I just choose not to talk about it.”

“We wake up and are grateful for the day. Not taking away from the pain, because the pain will be there. But you live on.”

“My cancer scare changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.”

“I look at my cancer journey as a gift: It made me slow down and realize the important things in life and taught me to not sweat the small stuff.”

“I’m focused on making the most of every moment and helping others facing cancer.”

“I feel alive, fit and active. I have no plans for retirement. My only concession to getting a little older is that I like to have a cat-nap in the afternoon. After that, I can push on through anything.”

“I live in the moment, I don’t dwell of the past. I don’t think about the past or what could have been because we only have now. We only have this minute that we are in. Once it’s gone, we can’t change it. Tomorrow we are not guaranteed anything. We only have this moment which is a gift, so I tend not to reflect back too much.”

“Seeing an end to cancer in my lifetime. That’s my dream.  I’m realizing that there’s more to life than work.”

“I love life and nothing intimidates me anymore.”

Grease changed my life in the most amazing way, and I’ve had such an amazing life. I will always be grateful for that experience.”

“I love to sing, it’s all I know how to do, that’s all I’ve ever done since I was 15, so it’s my life. I feel very grateful that I can still do it and people still come to see me. I wouldn’t be doing it if that wasn’t the case, so I feel very lucky.”

“I have really been blessed in my career with some wonderful songwriters and in turn, songs.”

“I think I’ve done it all, and more. I had icing and cream on the icing, and candles on top of that. I’ve achieved everything I could have possibly dreamed of. I’m very grateful.”

“I am extremely grateful. And that brings me back to reality on the days I am complaining about something.”

“I keep a diary when I have time to. I always know that I’m either having a great time or I’m very busy when there are three weeks of nothing in my diary. But I like to look back because in 10 years to the day I can know where I was and what I was doing, and that’s a nice feeling.”

“As an entrepreneur with a desire to bring ‘everything Australian’ to the world, I opened my first store, Koala Blue, with my friend and former singing partner.”

“I also choose to see the positive in life and cultivate things that bring me joy and laughter. Family, friends, animals and spending time in nature. Staying young at heart—that’s my secret to timeless beauty!”

“I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m just walking on it.”

“I live my life in gratitude.”

“I do have high standards, but I don’t expect anything from anyone that I don’t expect from myself.”

“There’s a balance in my life, there’s reality and there’s the part that looks really glamorous, but we’re all just people in the end.”

“I respect my parents’ opinion very much. No matter how old you are, what your parents think is very important. If they like your boyfriend or if they like some work you’ve done. And if they don’t, it’s more shattering than anybody else telling you, because they’re the most honest.”

“‘Spiritual’ is a word that means different things to many people. I am open to many belief systems and as I learn and explore them, I find that at their core most of them have the same message. Love and forgiveness. So simple. So pure.”

“Family, nature and health all go together.”

“I believe love is what makes the world go round. No matter how old or young, love is why we are here. It is the very essence of one’s being.”

“I’m happy, and I think being happy keeps you looking young.”

“I have had someone wonderful things happen to me during my career and lifetime. I simply have a marvelous life, a very lucky life.”

“Let me hear your body talk.”

“I don’t know what my time is, but I need to enjoy my life. So, I’m going to eat a cookie if I want it. And I’m gonna have a cup of tea if I want it. And if I wanna have a little bit of wine, I’m gonna do that. Because the joy of life and everyday living has to be a part of that healing process as well.”

“We’re all lucky to get to each birthday because you don’t know what’s going to happen. You have to relish each day. Age to me is a gift.”

“It’s a decision how you choose to feel about something. So, I’ve chosen that path. I’m happy. I’m lucky. I’m grateful. I have much to live for. And I intend to keep on livin’ it.”

“We only have this minute that we are in. Once it’s gone, we can’t change it. Tomorrow we are not guaranteed anything. We only have this moment which is a gift.”

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