Cher Quotes

Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)

Born: 20 May 1946, El Centro, California

Born Cherilyn Sarkisian to an Armenian refugee father and an aspiring actress and occasional model. Parents divorced, mostly raised by mother but briefly in foster care due to finances. Mother remarried, husband adopted so her name included LaPierre until legally changing it to the one syllable “Cher” in 1979. She suffered from severe dyslexia not identified by the school, left Fresno High School at age 16. Met Sonny Bono who worked for Phil Specter, did session work including backup vocals on several hits, paired with Bono as “Sonny and Cher”, charted several times including the #1 “I Got You Babe” and hosted series of television comedy shows, up to and again after their divorce in 1975. Largely with designer Bob Mackie became known for extravagant revealing costumes. For details on musical and film career, see either of the references below, they’re extensive in both fields. (Disclosure: The Quotemaster’s music collection includes no Cher titles although he sings along with the radio, both Silkwood and Moonstruck are in his video collection.) After the movie Mask, in which she played the mother of a severely disfigured son, Cher has served as a spokesperson for the Children’s Craniofacial Association and has made it the center of her philanthropy along with Project Helmet, a campaign to improve the safety of American combat forces. As a musician she has charted in every decade since the 60s and has the longest span between #1 hits at 33 years, she has sold over 100 million records. Although the schedule was interrupted due to damage to her voice in the dry Las Vegas air, she is currently in a long run at Caesars Palace.

Cher quotes:

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.
    Cher

Anyone who’s a great kisser I’m always interested in.
    Cher

Don’t take your toys inside just because it’s raining.
    Cher

Going hungry never bothered me – it was having no clothes.
    Cher

Hate crimes are the scariest thing in the world because these people really believe what they’re doing is right.
    Cher

Her hands & feet in cement ! was the dream I had 60 yrs ago ! The impossible dream of a tiny 4 yr old came True ! One shot in a billion
    Cher – Twitter (17 November 2010)

Honesty makes me feel powerful in a difficult world.
    Cher

I am a part of history whether people want to take it seriously or not.
    Cher

I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.
    Cher

I don’t like my voice that much. I think I’m a much better actress than singer. Singing is like going to a party at someone else’s house. Acting is like having the party at your own house. When you go to someone else’s house for a party, it’s not your responsibility at all, but when you have the party at your own house, there’s a lot of responsibility. Everyone has to have a good time. So for me, acting is deeper.
    Cher

I don’t need a man, but I’m happier with one. I like to have someone I can touch and squeeze and kiss, but I don’t fold up and die if I don’t have a man around.
    Cher

I feel like a bumper car. If I hit a wall, I’m backing up and going in another direction. And I’ve hit plenty of fucking walls in my career. But I’m not stopping. I think maybe that’s my best quality: I just don’t stop.
    Cher – (3 November 2010)

I have shoes older than most of these nominees.
    Cher – 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (12 September 2010)

I haven’t a clue why I’ve lasted so long. There’s no reason. There are many people more talented than me. I think it’s luck.
    Cher

I kill myself for my body.
    Cher

I only answer to two people, myself and God.
    Cher

I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel.
    Cher

I was a shy ugly kid who led a big fantasy life. I thought I was an angel sent from heaven, to cure polio. When Dr. Salk did that I was really pissed off.
    Cher – People magazine (1 September 1985)

I won’t be able to do what I’m doing forever. There aren’t that many scripts floating around for fifty-year-old chicks.
    Cher

I would have gone home to my mother, but I’m not that crazy about my mother.
    Cher

I wouldn’t give myself any advice, because advice is kinda bullshit. Take a deep breath and don’t take any of it too seriously.
    Cher

I’m going to have wrinkles really soon.
    Cher

I’m insecure about everything, because … I’m never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I’d like to look like.
    Cher

I’m like a bumper car. When I did an infomercial I was fodder for every TV comedy show. I couldn’t get a job. People said I was a huge joke. I’ve been a joke so many times. I’ve been on my way out since I started, but I’m strong-willed. My mother is so much tougher than I am and my grandmother is so much tougher than my mother.
    Cher

I’m not a role model, nor have I ever tried to be a role model. The only thing about me as a role model is I’ve managed to stay here and be working and survive. For 40 years.
    Cher

I’m not gonna become Ann Bancroft or Meryl Streep and have all the burden that being a “serious actress” entails.
    Cher

I’m scared to death of being poor. It’s like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It’s my pet paranoia.
    Cher

I’m still friends with all my exes, apart from my husbands.
    Cher

I’ve always taken risks, and never worried what the world might really think of me.
    Cher

If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
    Cher

If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you just better give up.
    Cher

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.
    Cher

If you’re black in this country, if you’re a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?
    Cher

In my personal life I’m not very tough at all, but in my professional life, having to deal with being a woman in a man’s world, I’m really tough. I never back down from a fight or an argument. I’m willing to stand there toe to toe with anyone.
    Cher

In the recession people are going to be looking even more at what movie stars are wearing, as it provides a fantasy outlet.
    Cher – (15 May 2009)

In this business it takes time to be really good – and by that time, you’re obsolete.
    Cher

In this business you have to be tough, and if someone pushes me really far I can certainly be impossible. I’ve always said, “If you’re nice they walk over you and if you stand up for yourself they call you a bitch.”
    Cher

It was always ‘Cher’, I never thought of myself as anything but ‘Cher’.
    Cher

It’s a dirty job being ridiculous, but I’ll do it.
    Cher

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.
    Cher

Life is about enjoying yourself and having a good time.
    Cher

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.
    Cher

Men aren’t necessities. They’re luxuries.
    Cher

Men should be like Kleenex: soft, strong, and disposable.
    Cher

My relationships usually last a few years. When I’m involved with a man, other men are fascinated with me, but the minute I’m single again, half of those men disappear because they don’t have the balls to really want me.
    Cher – New Musical Express (April 1984)

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