It doesn't always turn out. It's not always a happy ending when sometimes you say things that you think, and it goes against the grain of the larger group.
I never cared about money. I'm not destined to be a rich woman. I'm destined to be a woman who makes a lot of money and never has any. I've made millions and millions and millions of dollars and I just spend it.
Performers love to perform - that's the thing that we do. I think one of the best things was being able to imagine anything that I wanted, anything that I came up with we could do, because this theater is unbelievable.
I wouldn't mind living with someone forever. I don't really want to get married. I don't see any reason for it. And yet I'm so romantic that every time I think I meet someone I want to live with them forever and ever.
Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not.
I always wanted to be famous because I thought that if I couldn't be good [at something], I'd be famous. I was never really good. I was just something different and I got to be famous for being different.
There's not someone who tells you how adorable you are and rubs your head and goes into a crowded press conference and stands at the back and winks at you so that you think, 'I can get through this.'
I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
My mother was the most creative, fantastic person and would come up with great things for us to do. She'd buy art supplies and all of us would sit around painting. I was lucky.
I'm not a role model, nor have I ever tried to be a role model. The only thing about me as a role model is I've managed to stay here and be working and survive. For 40 years.
If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?
I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia.
Women have to harness their power - it's absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first 'no.' And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
The first concert I attended was an Elvis concert when I was eleven. Even at that age he made me realize the tremendous effect a performer could have on an audience.
I don't need a man. But I'm happier with one. I like to have someone I can touch and squeeze and kiss. But I don't fold up and die if I don't have a man around.
I'm insecure about everything, because I'm never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I'd like to look like.
I felt impotent and out of control, which I really, really hate. I had to find sanctuary in a place where I could gather my thoughts and regain my strength.
A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.
Until mankind is peaceful enough not to have violence on the news, there's no point in taking it out of shows that need it for entertainment value.
Living your life the way you want to live it is the most important thing so if you have to pay small prices along the way, it's not important.
You've probably noticed already that I'm dressed like a grown-up... I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again.
I have no belief in the system. So Sonny is perfectly at home (in Washington D.C.). Politicians are one step down below used-car salesmen.
OMG! Is this true? [Marcus Bachmann] has a Christian clinic where he de-programs gay boys & girls! I'm gonna strangle him with my Boa!
Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.
Some years I'm the coolest thing that ever happened, and then the next year everyone's so over me, and I'm just so past my sell date.
You can't just sit around and watch life pass you by. You have to keep dreaming. Sonny taught me that, and I intend to do him proud.
I can't listen to my own voice, I don't like it. You see all your mistakes when you hear your voice. You see all your imperfections.
I'm the female equivalent of a counterfeit $20 bill. Half of what you see is a pretty good reproduction, the rest is a fraud.
There is only one value to having the look you have when you are young and no value to the look you have when you are older.
I haven't a clue why I've lasted so long. There's no reason. There are many people more talented than me. I think it's luck.
In the recession people are going to be looking even more at what movie stars are wearing, as it provides a fantasy outlet.
I won't be able to do what I'm doing forever. There aren't that many scripts floating around for fifty-year-old chicks.
I really don't think of myself as a singer. I think of myself as an entertainer, and the best place I do it is onstage.
When you stop trying to find the right man and start becoming the right woman, the right man will find his way to you.
Some guy said to me: Don't you think you're too old to sing rock n' roll? I said: You'd better check with Mick Jagger.
It’s not necessary, in order to be a complete person, that I have a man. It’s not the end-all, be-all of my life.
I went through absolute stress and mayhem. I couldn't go out, because people were constantly on my back all the time.
Hate crimes are the scariest thing in the world because these people really believe what they're doing is right.
Younger men are more supportive and a lot less demanding, and they also have more time for their relationships.
One thing about prejudices -- once you break one of them, you're screwed, because then they all have got to go.
Women, unlike most men, are able to accept mystery, accept whatever comes to them - even if it's not logical.
Singing is like going to a party at someone else's house. Acting is like having the party at your own house.
Donald Trump can't come up with a hairstyle that looks human, how can he come up with a plan to defeat ISIS.
If you're waiting for someone to believe in you, you'll be waiting forever. You must believe in yourself.
I've never compromised who I am not ever. If I've gotten anywhere in my life it's been on my own merits.
Sometimes you have to show a little skin. This reminds boys of being naked, and then they think of sex.
The only thing in the world you can change is yourself and that makes all the difference in the world.
I just wanted my daughter to grow up, get married, have children and get divorced like everyone else.
Everyone's got to have a dream... It's not reaching your dream that counts. It's going toward them.
I'm learning English at the moment. I can say 'Big Ben', 'Hello Rodney', 'Tower Bridge' and 'Loo'.
Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.
I've been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, 'Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!'
Credibility is to be good. You must be good. That's all I ever wanted - to be good at what I did.
If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you just better give up.
Don't buy into the idea that women aren't strong enough to do anything they want on their own.
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him.
The truth is that in my job, becoming old and becoming extinct are one and the same thing.
Unless you're willing to look a little foolish, forget the possibility of becoming great.
I am the girl who everyone said was never going anywhere. I guess I shocked a few people.
You don't have to be smart to act - look at the outgoing president of the United States.
I can trust my friends... these people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.
Where's my white collarless shirt from Fred Segal? It's my most capable-looking outfit!
Meryl Streep is an acting machine in the same sense that a shark is a killing machine.
Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.
I don't like Bush. I don't trust him. I don't like his record. He's stupid. He's lazy.
There are lots of things that I'd like to be, and nice just doesn't seem good enough.
I've always taken risks, and never worried what the world might really think of me.
I know I'm not supposed to have any opinions about politics, because I'm famous.
You know, honey, husbands come and go but I'm still Cher at the end of the day.
If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
I've been up and down so many times that I feel as if I'm in a revolving door.
All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others.
I would have gone home to my mother, but I'm not that crazy about my mother.
Christian said he'd call the next day, but in boy time that meant Thursday.
Come hell or water high you'll never see me cry this is our last good bye.
It was always 'Cher', I never thought of myself as anything but 'Cher'.
I am a part of history whether people want to take it seriously or not.
If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.
I've had so many rebirths, I should come with my own midwife by now.
For someone who likes tattoos, the most precious thing is bare skin.
Fitness - if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
You make good coffee . . . You're a slob, but you make good coffee.
Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended.
I am never offended when I see the drag-queens dressed up like me.
Elvis was the first person in music that I really identified with.
I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel.
I'm still friends with all my exes, apart from my husbands.
Going hungry never bothered me - it was having no clothes.
If you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
The only grounds for divorce in California are marriage.
Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable.
Life is about enjoying yourself and having a good time.
If it doesn't matter in five years, it doesn't matter.
Don't take your toys inside just because it's raining.
Anyone who's a great kisser I'm always interested in.
Honesty makes me feel powerful in a difficult world.
I have a belief: What belongs to you, comes to you.
It's a dirty job being ridiculous, but I'll do it
I love ghosts, I prefer ghosts to some people.
I wear my clothes, my clothes don't wear me.
Words are like weapons; they wound sometimes.
I only answer to two people, myself and God.