21 Cher Quotes That Are as True Now as They Were Then

Cher is an acclaimed American singer, actress, and iconic television personality. Cher’s often referenced by the media as being the undeniable “Goddess of Pop.” She’s famous for her highly recognizable contralto singing vocals, and also for working throughout numerous areas of entertainment, and adopting a multitude of styles and appearances. We’ll take a look at some of her best quotes that she’s gifted the world with.

1. On not being afraid to look foolish

Person with long, curly black hair and light makeup, wearing a black top, appears to be speaking or reacting during what looks like an interview or talk show. The background is a pink, softly-lit setting.

“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”

2. On the real architects of society

A person wearing a red ringmaster-style costume with an elaborate top hat and decorative embellishments stands against a dark, starry background. They hold a baton in one hand and appear to be mid-speech or performance.

“Women are the real architects of society.”

3. On overcoming bad moods

A person with long, dark wavy hair is speaking in front of a softly lit background. They are wearing a dark top and appear to be engaged in conversation or giving an interview.

“Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.”

4. On taking risks

A person with long, dark wavy hair is laughing with their hands clasped together. They are sitting in front of a bookshelf containing a row of colorful books. The background features some illuminated lights and framed pictures.

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

5. On waiting for the right person

A person with long, curly red hair is sitting against a white background. They are wearing a black outfit with sequin details on the shoulders and a patterned top underneath. They have large, dangling earrings and are looking towards the camera.

“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.”

6. On trusting your friends

A hand with multiple rings is seen turning the page of a photo album, revealing a picture of a person with short, stylized black and blonde hair, wearing a black sequined top, against a light purple background.

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

7. On doing what you believe in

A person with long silver hair and wearing a dark top is smiling in a futuristic setting with bright, blurred lights in the background.

“I wish that I did the things that I really believe in, because when I do, my life goes much smoother.”

8. On being cool

A person with long blonde hair is shown on a screen, framed with yellow and blue guidelines. They have their eyes closed, mouth slightly open, and hands raised near their face, creating a playful expression. The background appears blurred.

“Some years I’m the coolest thing that ever happened, and then the next year everyone’s so over me, and I’m just so past my sell date.”

9. On spelling and grammar

A person with long, dark hair and wearing a light-colored top is partially visible, emerging from the doorway of a truck. They have a focused expression and are holding onto the truck's door with one hand, looking ahead through the open door.

“I can’t spell or do grammar, but I’m smarter and more serious than people think. I’m no featherweight when it comes to digging deep and being involved. So many stars I know do so much. It’s our duty to give back.”

10. On negativity

A woman with long dark hair sits by the open door of a vehicle, smiling and looking to her left. She is wearing fishnet stockings and an open shirt, revealing her shoulder tattoo. The image is in black and white.

“People are negative no matter what you do.”

11. On her mother’s values

Black and white image showing a person sitting at the open door of a vehicle, resting their face on a hand. The person has long, dark hair and is wearing a sweater, fishnet stockings, and shorts, with the vehicle's steering wheel visible in the background.

“I think I am a product of my mother’s sensibilities and my mother’s values. There has been lots of battling and lots of love and it’s never an easy road for us. But in the deepest recesses, I do have my mother’s values.”

12. On singing

A person with curly hair is singing into a microphone against a hazy, blue-lit background. The person is smiling and looking slightly upward as they perform.

“I keep coming back because I have no place else to go. What else would I do? I love to sing.”

13. On self invention

A person with voluminous curly dark hair and dramatic makeup is pictured in low lighting, gazing towards the camera through a dimly lit reflective surface. Their expression is intense and the background is largely dark, adding an air of mystery.

“All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others.”

14. On love

A person with long, curly hair is shown in a nighttime setting. They are dressed in a beaded outfit with an intricate neckline and are looking downward. The background is dimly lit with a soft orange light, creating a moody atmosphere.

“If grass can grow through cement, love can find you every time.”

15. On ghosts

A person stands on a circular stage wearing a red and white striped jumpsuit with a plunging neckline and vibrant red headpiece. They are surrounded by seated musicians playing various instruments, performing under dramatic lighting and a stylized backdrop.

“I love ghosts, I prefer ghosts to some people.”

16. On harnessing your power

A woman with long dark hair wearing a light purple blouse with a bow and a cross necklace is seated against a blue background, and she appears to be singing or speaking.

“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.”

17. On adapting to life’s obstacles

A singer wearing a sparkly purple dress performs on a stage with arms outstretched, while a group of background singers dressed in blue and white robes stand elevated behind her. The background features vibrant, colorful lighting.

“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 walls in my career. But I’m not stopping. I think maybe that’s my best quality. I just don’t stop.”

18. On her career

A person with elaborate makeup, wearing a black outfit and a headpiece decorated with red flowers and a black veil, smiles in front of a red background adorned with roses and bright lights.

“I really don’t think of myself as a singer. I think of myself as an entertainer, and the best place I do it is onstage.”

19. On letting things go

A person dressed in an elaborate black and purple outfit with a headpiece adorned with red roses holds a small Chihuahua. They are seated on a throne with a vibrant red background and decorative birds on each side. The scene has a whimsical, fantasy-like atmosphere.

“If it doesn’t matter in five years, it doesn’t matter.”

20. On living life the way you want to

Close-up of a person’s face with glittery, dramatic makeup. Their eyelids are covered in sparkling glitter, and a curl of hair is visible on their forehead. The expression is intense, with eyes partly closed and lips softly pursed.

“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.

21. On her fame

A black-and-white close-up photo of a woman with long, dark, voluminous hair. She is looking slightly to her right with a pensive expression. The background is blurred.

“I’ve been famous my entire life, I don’t know any other way.”

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