"If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen."
"I was always Cher before people got hip to what that meant."
"If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you just better give it up."
"If someone gives me any kind of an opportunity to do something in two days, I'll do it on the first day."
"You can take everything I know about men and put it on the head of a pin, and still have room left for The Lord's Prayer."
"I've always taken risks and never worried what the world might really think of me."
"That sucks out loud."
"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."
"I'm very schizo. I only operate on stop and full blast."
"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great."
"For better or worse, I never plan my life. I focus on today. I love spontaneity. That is what has put me in some strange and wonderful places in my life.
"What I do, I do for myself and my fans, the new ones and the die-hard ones."
"The worst thing in the world is to be uncool."
"I'm a part of history whether people want to take it seriously or not."
"I answer to two people: myself and God."
"Some years I'm the coolest thing that ever happened, and the next year everyone's so over me."
"I wear my clothes, my clothes don't wear me."
"I'm high maintenance for work, and low maintenance for life."
"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."
"There are lots of things that I'd like to be, and nice just doesn't seem good enough."
"I'm a perfectionist, my own boss. If someone isn't pulling their weight, I let them know. I'm a nice person but you can't say yes to everyone."
"I think I'll always look really good for what my age is, and that'll be fine."
"I wish I could never, ever grow old. That's why I kill myself with exercise."
"At sixty-five, you have to retire and go eat dog food or whatever. It's a shame to be discarded because of something that happens to everybody. Old is like an enemy you have to make peace with before you get there."
"I don't read magazines; I don't like disposable culture."
[On her Vegas show] "I'm standing backstage frightened out of my mind saying 'I can't do this.' Then my choreographer tells me, "If God didn't want you to do this, he wouldn't have looked down on your cradle and said, "SEQUINS."
"I don't know what keeps me down to earth, but it sure isn't ironing. I send mine out."
"I have done so much more than I thought I would do, and yet I am not finished."
What others have to say about Cher
"You've got to give someone like Cher a lot of credit. She's worked very hard to get where she is. I can't take that away from her." - Sonny Bono
"She comes in the room and owns the place, puts everyone at ease. She's good news." - Meryl Streep
"She's a wonderful person to work with- she's very easygoing and trusts me completely. There's none of that great star temperament. She's absolutely charming." - Bob Mackie
"The kind of fame that Cher has and the audience base that she has is very unique, and sort of once in a lifetime, that kind of celebrity." - Rosie O'Donnell
"I am such a big fan because there is nobody on the planet like her." - Oprah Winfrey
"She doesn't think of herself as a singer, but she was singing in the rehearsal space and I was listening to her voice over the monitor, and she was just so cool. She's just really cool." - Cyndi Lauper
"She's an American icon. Anyone who has lasted that long and given such wonderful work...they should put her on Mount Rushmore...a big carving of Cher." - Eric Stoltz
"Cher is one of the most talented women I've ever met. She's got depth and emotion that haven't even been touched." - Peter Bogdanovich, Director
"She is so beautiful. She is so flawless. She looks like she's 12. To look like that up close, you go girl!" - Anastacia
"To me, Cher is one hot lady." - David Letterman
"She is really interested in other human beings... Cher asks and she cares." - Jolene Schlatter, friend
"Let's call it for what it is. Before Britney, before Madonna, there was only Cher."
- Gene Simmons
"Cher never allows herself to be angry. I've seen her lose her temper and yell like once or twice in her whole life. She can be angry inside, but she doesn't blow it."
- Georgeanne La Piere, Sister
"She's still a simple girl who longs to live a happy, simple life. It's true she always wanted to be a star, but I don't think she bargained for the high cost of it."
- Georgia Holt, Mother
"She was a sweetheart. I thought she was going to be a problem because she's Cher and she's a big star. But she was one of the best people I've ever worked with-such a caring, nice human being. I can't say enough about Cher." - Paolo Seganti, Actor,
Tea With Mussolini
"Cher was amazing! She was so respectful. She didn’t treat me like an opening act at all. She really gave me the ability to put my own part of the show and evening forward. And come on! She’s Cher. How can you not love sharing the stage with Cher?! It was a great experience." - Cyndi Lauper on touring with Cher
"Cher's great, she's incredible. She is an enormous, enormous star, who goes anywhere and crowds follow her...and yet she's a disciplined actress and she's down to Earth and cool. I can't say enough good things about her." - Greg Kinnear