Cher celebrates her 75th birthday today, and the iconic singer and actress is known for her blunt, carefree statements. We have compiled a list of her 14 most memorable and inspiring quotes.
“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”
"Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not."
“I love having boyfriends. A girl can wait for the right man to come along—but in the meantime, that doesn’t mean she can’t have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.”
"I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel."
"My mom said to me, 'You know sweetheart, one day you should settle down and marry a rich man. And I said, 'Mom, I am a rich man.'"
“Women are the architects of society.”
"Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable."
“If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.”
"I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow."
“Women have to harness their power—it's absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first 'no.' And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.”
“Don’t buy into the idea that women aren’t strong enough to do anything they want on their own.”
“I wouldn't give myself any advice, because advice is kinda bulls---. Take a deep breath and don't take any of it too seriously.”
“It’s not necessary, in order to be a complete person, that I have a man. It’s not the end-all, be-all of my life.”
“I’ve always taken risks and never worried about what the world might think of me.”