After watching Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland last night, we got to thinking about how many people saw Michael as a larger than life figure – but respected him at the same time. He was a well-oiled machine to some, to others he was a man falling apart – but they’d still turn their cheek to watch him make a dollar. To a select few – he was a man with the spirit of a child and the same hope and optimism as well, even though he’d experienced things that had every right to turn him cold.
Michael had every reason not to believe in people and every reason not to believe in love, but he did so anyway, and in his belief, he inspired all of us to step outside of our own cynicism and heartache and believe too.
We found 8 quotes from Michael that are perfect to start your Monday off with, not just today, but in weeks to come. There’s something about the way he talks about life that is so honest and open that we should hope to live that same way ourselves.
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
“In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way. ”
“You can’t hurt me, I found peace within myself.”
“When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.”
“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
“Each song is a child I nourish and give my love to. But even if you have never written a song, your life is a song. How can it not be?”
“Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
This, more a lyric than a quote, is something we could all use right now.
“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and make a change.”
Michael Jackson’s legacy will live on forever, as a pioneer, as a game changer, and as a man with a soul that was so pure that it sometimes made him a target, but he still believed in goodness, and that’s so inspiring.
‘…but I knew him’