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LaToya Jackson Quotes
LaToya Jackson Quotes
"Black people were very angry with me for writing the book. A lot of people didn't believe me, or didn't want to believe me, and that used to really bother me. It was a very painful and difficult time." "For so long, I was controlled and manipulated by other people. Whatever people think of me, I'm finally doing what I want to do." "He will be beginning a brand new chapter in the Michael Jackson legend." "I am pleased to tell you that he is finally getting some rest and is regaining his appetite as well." "I can honestly say that I am happier now than I have ever been. For the first time in my life I feel free." "I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise." "I felt suffocated." "I love my family and I miss them very much but I'm a new person now. I know a lot of people will not agree with what I've done, but it was right for me." "I married him because he told me it was the only way he could protect me. If we were just manager and client, my family could do whatever they wanted to get me back, but if I was his wife, they couldn't." "I posed nude to show my parents they couldn't dictate to me any more - that I control my life." "I realize now I didn't really want to die. I just wanted to stop the hurt and pain." "I think the deepest problem is between my parents and me. I just don't know if it will ever be the same." "I told him, 'No way, Jack! I can't marry you. You know what marriage means to me. I've never been in love; I don't even date. It's not right. I don't love you. I don't have feelings for you." "I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future." "I'm like a flower that's finally opening. I was a closed rose but now the rose is blossoming and I can finally discover who I am." "It has meant a great deal to me, to Michael and to our whole family. It is truly wonderful to have such amazing and loyal fans!" "It is so difficult in the world for people to find love, true love." "It was so strange. I knew that Josephine Baker had performed on the same stage but that night I felt it. Many of the same people who worked with Josephine Baker are still here. They know what they're doing. And that was a very comfortable feeling." "J has told me about his past. I know what happened and why. But he is the one person who made me believe in my talent and whatever happened in the past, he's been a wonderful manager to me." "Leaving home was the most difficult decision of my life. I was so sheltered, so overprotected. I was like a child, a mommy's girl, not an adult. I had to leave to find the courage to be my own person." "Michael and I talk at least every two weeks. He understands why I've done the things I have." "No one thought I would be successful. Everyone thought I would fail. You have no idea how much courage it took for me to do this." "Now that it's out, I feel free - like a bird that's been let out of a cage. For the first time in my life, I feel free to live my life, my dreams." "Our marriage is strictly in name only. It has never been consummated." "People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect American family and I destroyed that image. But what people have to understand is writing that book was very healing for me." "Since I've been here, I've worked every single day. I haven't had a day to myself." "Subconsciously it was a test to see if my parents could love me as the woman I was now, not as the little girl they'd tried so hard to make." "The end of the trial and the 'not guilty' verdicts on all counts, clearing Michael of all charges, mean that he can now concentrate on the future and his art." "The Parisians are very open-minded people, much more so than Americans, and given my background that's very important to me." "This is a very big victory for Michael and we are all very proud that he has been completely and totally vindicated in court, as we were certain he would be." "This is the first time in my life I've ever been happy, not completely happy, but happier than I've ever been." "When I finally decided to do the show, I only had two weeks to learn the choreography and the songs in French." "When I'm ready, I plan to adopt. I still believe in family." "When people are in love, I don't see anything wrong with it in the world. If they choose to live their lives and get married, why should we interfere? A lot of people don't agree with me, but that's how I feel." "Writing this book was therapy for me."