Words matter. These are the best Cyndi Lauper Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I wanted to make the album I always needed to make. I had to say the things I never could.
Sharon Osbourne is such a blast and she’s so, so bright.
I’m not gonna worry about what people think about me. I’m too busy. I don’t give a hoot.
If you can’t go one way, there’s many ways to get where you’re going. So you just take a step back and see beyond the wall.
Fame doesn’t redeem you. It takes a long time to get there, and when you’re finally there, you realise you still have authority figures telling you what to do.
God has more important things to worry about than who I sleep with.
Dick Clark was a really great influence in my career; he helped me a lot with his whole organization, and they were awesome to me at all different points – but one thing that I really disagreed with him on was when he said that what I do, pop music, is a disposable art form.
You can laugh when I talk, but not when I sing.
Where I come from, if you see your family and friends’ civil rights being taken away, you speak up and do everything you can to keep that from happening!
I don’t have good business sense. You never get much money for the arts. But I like independence. I like to grow.
I’m in the business where you get the business all the time.
I’ve got a Grammy and Emmy, I’d like to have a Tony.
There have been great things that happened to me.
I’ve always felt, even as a songwriter, that the rhythm of speech is in itself a language for me.
When I sing I don’t feel like it’s me. I feel I am fabulous, like I’m 10 feet tall. I am the greatest. I am the strongest. I am Samson. I’m whoever I want to be.
I do have a lot of difficulty figuring out what I want to be working on, but what’s the alternative? To be one of those people who has a million things they want to do, and then never does any of them? And then where will you be?
If you saw me without makeup, you wouldn’t recognize me.
Before I became famous I had a very full life, and that gave me a lot to pick from. I always use everything. It always comes in handy. Working with animals… Well, I just enjoyed that. That was the most peaceful time.
Understand where it is you want to go. Then picture yourself there. If you can picture yourself there, then you can be there. Bottom line.
The more you practice and study, the better you are… so I still practice and study all the time.
I never had a rivalry with Madonna. You don’t knock another sister, ever. There’s room for everybody on this planet; you don’t have to be like anyone else.
I lucked out when I started to sing. I’d already experienced failing at everything else.
There’s ageism in everything. I don’t give a hoot. It isn’t what other people think; it’s what you think. But it’s hard to come to terms with getting older. I admire people like Vivienne Westwood.
People can save the world by the way they think and by the way they behave and what they hold to be important.
The ’80s was a really creative and brave period. Remember, it was a period of ultraconservatism, and so you needed brave people to push ahead like that.
With fame, I’m able to create more. With every success, you have more freedom to create.
I always sang. I wanted to be in a band with my sister, and I was, at 11. At 12, I started writing seriously, and that was my pacifier all through high school – that and painting.
My torso is short, but my arms are really long and gangly and my legs and my neck, and my feet and hands are really long, and I look like a duck.
I can’t judge the way other people behave. I can only look at myself.
I absolutely refuse to reveal my age. What am I – a car?