Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.
I’m self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream—to have class.
I don’t hate myself anymore. I used to hate my work, hated that sexy image, hated those pictures of me on stage, hated that big raunchy person. On stage, I’m acting the whole time I’m there. As soon as I get out of those songs, I’m Tina again.
My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments—I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. […]
This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. (“Hamlet”)
After giving birth, I feel like I can do anything.
I always want to leave everyone with three pieces of advice, which are: Be positive, try always to be optimistic, always believe in yourself.
Let it be remembered that most men live in a world of their own, and that in that limited circle alone are they ambitious for distinction and applause.
A man attains an elevated position only when his mediocrity prevents him from being a threat to others. And for this reason a democracy is never governed by the most competent, but rather by those whose insignificance will not jeopardize anyone else’s self-esteem.
We go to a book as Narcissus went to the fountain, see ourselves therein, and are enamored.