Monday, October 1, 2012

Grace Jones Quotes

1. Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining.

2. Use, don't abuse.

3. Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.

4. Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties. But there's always one brave enough to stay.

5. I've always been a rebel. I never do things the way they're supposed to be done. Either I go in the opposite direction or I create a new direction for myself, regardless of what the rules are or what society says.

6. Men are terrified of me. I can easily step into the man's shoe, and that puts the man in a position where he has to become the female. That's what sets off the tension. But my image is supposed to frighten men - so only the good ones come through.

7. After I left home I realized that I was not myself. When does one decide to be oneself? I think that's what it all comes down to. I decided first to discover life and then decide what I wanted from life - what made me happy, what was easy for me. You see, whatever one is, one must first know the truth about oneself. 

8. Photographers often meet me and say: "I still haven't seen a picture of you that looks like you", as if they feel they are the one to do it. Perhaps the ability to see oneself through someone else's eyes is a kind of sixth sense. All I know is that photographers can get totally carried away and shoot until six or seven in the morning. My word, I almost killed Jarelle at age 83. He acted like he'd had a shot of adrenaline.

9. As a model one is forced to spend a lot of time in front of the mirror and I just started to freak out, like I was going on the other side of the mirror. I moved every mirror out of my house when I stopped modeling.

10. I believe in having certain releases, certain outlets. One has to indulge. If you don't indulge you don't live - might as well be dead. I believe in indulging as a user and not as an abuser.

11. I enjoyed fame as a model but music was my inspiration. I began singing at parties, on table-tops in Paris, and someone saw a chance of making some money. So I quess I got lucky.

12. It doesn't surprise me that people can't see beyond my image. It's amazing but I can understand it. That's what image is for. But it's never a problem for me. It's only a problem for them. I don't really care. I do what I want regardless.

13. My look is for girls on the run. I'm always in a hurry. For me, sunglasses are eye make-up, even at night. Half of my face is sunglasses, the other half is lips - I use four colors to do my lips. My other trademark I suppose is the hood.

14. I'm so old spiritually. I feel I've already lived a very long time. I always thought I would die young. I've already passed the age I thought I would die at.

15. Society changes. We still say "sex, drugs and rock and roll" and yet I go to a private party and feel I have to ask permission to smoke a cigarette. I don't, of course. I'm not going to put that pressure on myself. If someone has problem they can come and tell me.

16. Some times one just has to - with a conscience - do things because we're human that aren't necessarily god-like. I don't believe in doing something to hurt. But I'm a free spirit. Where is the wrong? How do I put a limit to freedom? What does it mean: "scandal"? For someone else is, not a scandal for me. I can do anything.

17. Forget health clinics and gyms. Sex is the best cure. One good night of sex and your problems are gone.

18. I communicate with my soul rather than my color, so I don't carry any chip on my shoulder about race. I could easily play a white girl. Why shouldn't I? I don't feel especially "black". I am beyond race. I can do them all.

19. People have often mistaken me for a man. But I am all woman to me! But what's a woman supposed to feel like? I like hard things. I like soft things. I go feminine, I go masculine. I change roles in life. I am both!

20. I was born to be a star. Once I decided to accept that responsibility I would not be placed in any mold that was limiting again.

21. I can't run out of different ideas. I am different. When can I run out of me?

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