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52 Diana Ross Quotes That Will Widen Your Smile

Famous As: Lead Singer of 'the Supremes', the Best-Charting Female Group in History
Born On: March 26, 1944
Born In: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Age: 79 Years

Diana Ross is a distinguished American actress, record producer, singer and songwriter. She gained recognition as the lead voice of ‘The Supremes,’ a top-charting vocal group. The group is also the top-selling girl group across the globe. Some of Ross’s most sought-after works include, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ ‘Love Child,’ ‘Endless Love,’ ‘Stop! In The Name of Love,’ ‘Love Hangover,’ and various others. She ventured into movies and bagged an ‘Academy Award’ and ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination for her performance in ‘Lady Sings the Blues.’ Here is compilation of the insightful and popular thoughts and quotes by Diana Ross that will surely widen your smile. Presenting some interesting facts, quotes and sayings by Diana Ross which have been gathered from her writings, thoughts, songs, lyrics, movies, dialogues, interviews and life.

My children come first and the career comes in around that.

My children come first and the career comes in around that.

Diana Ross
I can be a better me than anyone can.

I can be a better me than anyone can.

Diana Ross
You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

Diana Ross
Don't call the doctor, don't call ya mamma, don't call the preacher; no, I don't need it.

Don't call the doctor, don't call ya mamma, don't call the preacher; no, I don't need it.

Diana Ross
It takes a long time to get to be a diva. I mean, you gotta work at it.

It takes a long time to get to be a diva. I mean, you gotta work at it.

Diana Ross
I even thought of adopting a child as a single mother.

I even thought of adopting a child as a single mother.

Diana Ross
I'd traveled a lot, was going temporarily insane and became very successful, but there was no one to take that all home to.

I'd traveled a lot, was going temporarily insane and became very successful, but there was no one to take that all home to.

Diana Ross
If I'm with a man I'm soft and buttery.

If I'm with a man I'm soft and buttery.

Diana Ross
I have never gotten into the label thing.

I have never gotten into the label thing.

Diana Ross
Being a parent is very important to me.

Being a parent is very important to me.

Diana Ross
I listen to most everything that's out there because I need to stay aware of what's happening in the industry.

I listen to most everything that's out there because I need to stay aware of what's happening in the industry.

Diana Ross
I just appreciate still having the longevity that I've had in my career.

I just appreciate still having the longevity that I've had in my career.

Diana Ross
No, nothing really upsets me.

No, nothing really upsets me.

Diana Ross
With the Supremes I made so much money so fast all I wanted to do was buy clothes and pretty things. Now I'm comfortable with money and it's comfortable with me.

With the Supremes I made so much money so fast all I wanted to do was buy clothes and pretty things. Now I'm comfortable with money and it's comfortable with me.

Diana Ross
I was looking at making a shift in my career. I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back. If I could find young artists, young performers I can nurture to have a career I would really like that.

I was looking at making a shift in my career. I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back. If I could find young artists, young performers I can nurture to have a career I would really like that.

Diana Ross
I don't judge people by their sexual orientation or the color of their skin, so I find it really hard to identify someone by saying that they're a gay person or a black person or a Jewish person.

I don't judge people by their sexual orientation or the color of their skin, so I find it really hard to identify someone by saying that they're a gay person or a black person or a Jewish person.

Diana Ross
I learned something from that. If someone asks me something that I really don't want to do, I say no. I have to trust that. And I'm not afraid to talk money.

I learned something from that. If someone asks me something that I really don't want to do, I say no. I have to trust that. And I'm not afraid to talk money.

Diana Ross
You see, I've never really studied acting.

You see, I've never really studied acting.

Diana Ross
I majored in fashion design in school, and I have always wanted to design my own line of clothing, jewelry, and stuff like that; so this was just a step for me in that direction.

I majored in fashion design in school, and I have always wanted to design my own line of clothing, jewelry, and stuff like that; so this was just a step for me in that direction.

Diana Ross
When we first began, we didn't have any hits.

When we first began, we didn't have any hits.

Diana Ross
My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny, wiry kid full of energy.

My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny, wiry kid full of energy.

Diana Ross
I know that my fans want to know who I'm sleeping with, but it's really none of their business.

I know that my fans want to know who I'm sleeping with, but it's really none of their business.

Diana Ross
I think that if my voice for some reason changes - because your voice does change - then it's time for me not to sing.

I think that if my voice for some reason changes - because your voice does change - then it's time for me not to sing.

Diana Ross
I keep a great organiser, I try to keep my priorities in the right place.

I keep a great organiser, I try to keep my priorities in the right place.

Diana Ross
I look forward to the future - and going into the studio to make new music.

I look forward to the future - and going into the studio to make new music.

Diana Ross
I try to choose the songs that really are basically coming from my heart. I think that through the songs that I select, people know what's going on in my life.

I try to choose the songs that really are basically coming from my heart. I think that through the songs that I select, people know what's going on in my life.

Diana Ross
I was brought up in this part of Detroit that they used to call the ghetto.

I was brought up in this part of Detroit that they used to call the ghetto.

Diana Ross
One thing you cannot control is nature.

One thing you cannot control is nature.

Diana Ross
Years ago I wanted to buy an apartment in New York City. I was a single female - I had gone through my divorce - I had three children, I was in show business and black. It was, like, impossible.

Years ago I wanted to buy an apartment in New York City. I was a single female - I had gone through my divorce - I had three children, I was in show business and black. It was, like, impossible.

Diana Ross
It has always been, and still is, my intention to build a playground in Central Park.

It has always been, and still is, my intention to build a playground in Central Park.

Diana Ross