- 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 yourself.
- As quoted in Jet magazine, Vol. 67, No. 2 (4 February 1985), p. 40
- A reporter once asked me if I ever cried. I wonder if people think I'm just as hard as a rock and have no emotions at all.
- As quoted in Call Her Miss Ross : The Unauthorized Biography of Diana Ross (1989) by J. Randy Taraborrelli