“My real goal is to fulfill God’s purpose. I didn’t choose to sing or dance. But that’s my role, and I want to do it better than anybody else. I still remember the first time I sang in kindergarten class. I sang ‘Climb Every Mountain,’ and everyone got so excited.
“It’s beautiful at the shows when people join together. It’s our own little world. For that hour and a half, we try to show there is hope and goodness. It’s only when you step back outside the building that you see all the craziness.” —Michael Jackson in an interview with Robert Hilburn from 1981. L.A. Times, 6/27/09
“I desperately hope that he can be relieved from his pain, pressure and turmoil now. He deserves to be free from all that.” —Lisa Marie Presley, from her celebrity MySpace blog, 6/26/09