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Rihanna Quotes

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“You can’t change who you are.  It’s important for me to know who I am and work with that.  They’re gonna keep knocking away until all this comes crashing down, but I’m not ever gonna crash.  I’m in control.”

“I think I’m like most people – we fear the unknown and the things that have yet to come to pass, which are the very things that don’t deserve to be feared.  When you give God complete control, it’s very hard not to be fearless.”

“Let go of the things that make you feel dead.  Life is worth living.”

“When I was 14 and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else.  So I would go to the club in a polo and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls.”

“You can’t master your future if you’re still a slave to your past.”

“People gonna talk whether you’re doing good or bad.”

“I used to feel unsafe in the moment of an accomplishment.  I felt the ground fall from under my feet because this could be the end.  And even now, while everyone is celebrating, I’m on to the next thing.  I don’t want to get lost in this big cushion of success.”

“I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain, or against what society says.”

“It’s nice to look back on your life and see things as lessons, and not regrets.”

“Hurt me with the truth.  Don’t comfort me with a lie.”

“Everyone was really surprised when I started liking new things and changing my image.  I was 16 when I was signed and I’m 22 now.  My musical taste and image is going to change naturally.  It’s not forced, I do what comes natural to me.  Sometimes I like to be dark and other times I like to be really light and ladylike.”

“People hesitate to follow their desires because they don’t know how to divide their soul from their spirit.”

“It is one thing to record an album, but it’s a huge difference when people play it and listen to it and embrace it the way I do.”

“It’s all about honesty.  This is not failure, it’s lessons.  It’s not the end.  If you learn from mistakes it’s not failure.  If you go and do the exact same f*cking thing then that’s the stupidest thing ever and it probably won’t work the second time.”

“I could never identify with that word, weak.”

“It’s always been my dream to get my music out to the world and have people hear it.”

“I want to make music that’s hopeful, uplifting.  Nothing corny or super-sentimental, I want it to have the feeling that brings you out of whatever you’re going through.  I want it to spark a fire.  I want it to be real, authentic, raw.”

“I stand up for what I believe in, and a lot of the time that can be against people’s opinions.”

“I’m crazy, and I don’t pretend to be anything else.”

“I think a lot of people are afraid of being happy because of what others might think.”

“I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work.  If I had to examine her evolution through time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time.  And at the same time remained a real force in entertainment throughout the whole world.”

“You may never be good enough for everybody, but you will always be the best for somebody.”

“It’s tougher to be vulnerable than to actually be tough.”

“I respect what other people have to say.  The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently.  It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it.  People end up wasting their time on blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s alright.  I don’t hate them for it.  Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person.  I’m still going to do what I want to do.”

“I don’t do things for the response or the controversy.  I just live my life.”

“It’s amazing how lonely you can feel and like nobody understands.  The moment you are vulnerable, someone always reaches out.  They go through the same things.  I want them to feel comfortable knowing that I have flaws as well.  I want them to know those flaws.  I’m afraid of the pedestal; I want to be a peer to my fans.”

“I feel like it [life] is hard for everybody!  I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous.”

“Life’s too short to be sitting around miserable.”

“People want to shy away from the truth and keep sweeping it under the rug, but after a while, you pick up the rug and there’s just way too much dirt… so you might as well just be upfront about it.  If you just face it today, then tomorrow you can move on to something else.”

“There are people in the world who will love you, and people in the world who will hurt you, and there are people in the world who will do both.”

“I love making music.  That’s what I love to do.  So I don’t feel like there’s any need to take a break unless I want to.”

“I take risks because I get bored.  And I get bored very easily.”

“Success for me isn’t a destination.  It’s a journey.  Everybody’s working to get to the top but where is the top?  It’s all about working harder and getting better and moving up and up.”

“Sometimes a person looks at me and sees dollars.  They see numbers and they see a product.  I look at me and see art.”

“I’m in a positive space, but I do have my days.  Everybody has their days.”

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