124+ Best Cher Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Cher is an American singer, actress and television personality. Commonly referred to by the media as the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. Profoundly inspirational Cher quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Cher Quotes

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

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

If you’re waiting for someone to believe in you, you’ll be waiting forever. You must believe in yourself. – Cher

The only thing in the world you can change is yourself and that makes all the difference in the world. – Cher

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

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

Honesty makes me feel powerful in a difficult world. – Cher

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

Sometimes I don’t tell the truth, which is telling the truth about not telling the truth. I think people don’t tell the truth when they’re afraid that something bad’s going to happen if they tell the truth. I say things all the time that I could really get into trouble for, but they kind of blow over. – 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

Fitness – if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body. – Cher

One thing about prejudices — once you break one of them, you’re screwed, because then they all have got to go. – Cher

So okay, I don’t want to be a traitor to my generation and all, but I don’t get how guys dress today. I mean, come on, it looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair-ew!-and cover it up with a backwards cap and like, we’re expected to swoon? I don’t think so. – Cher

You know, honey, husbands come and go but I’m still Cher at the end of the day. – Cher

The truth is that in my job, becoming old and becoming extinct are one and the same thing. – Cher

I want to be really special; I want to be really good. It’s not enough to be famous for me. Famous is empty so quickly, it’s not what people think it is. It’s wonderful, but if you’re famous and you feel that you’re an artist inside and everyone thinks you’re just a celebrity, it’s really painful. – Cher

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. – Cher

What am I supposed to do, Sit around and wait for you? Well I can’t do that, And there’s no turning back. I need time to move on, I need love to feel strong. Cause I’ve got time to think it through, And maybe I’m too good for you! – Cher

Come hell or water high you’ll never see me cry this is our last good bye. – Cher

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

There is only one value to having the look you have when you are young and no value to the look you have when you are older. – Cher

I never cared about money. I’m not destined to be a rich woman. I’m destined to be a woman who makes a lot of money and never has any. I’ve made millions and millions and millions of dollars and I just spend it. – Cher

It doesn’t always turn out. It’s not always a happy ending when sometimes you say things that you think, and it goes against the grain of the larger group. – Cher

Women are the architects of society – Cher

You’ve probably noticed already that I’m dressed like a grown-up… I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again. – 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

You can’t just sit around, and watch life pass you by. You have to keep dreaming. Sonny taught me that, and I intend to do him proud. – Cher

Men aren’t necessities, they’re luxuries. – Cher

If you can give it, I can take it ‘Cause if this heart is gonna break it’s gonna take a lot to break it I know tonight, somebody’s gonna win the fight So if you’re so tough, come on and prove it Your heart is down for the count and you know you’re gonna lose it Tonight you’re gonna go down in flames Just like Jesse James – 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

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

If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner. – Cher

There are lots of things that I’d like to be, and nice just doesn’t seem good enough. – Cher

Unless you’re willing to look a little foolish, forget the possibility of becoming great. – Cher

I’m the female equivalent of a counterfeit $20 bill. Half of what you see is a pretty good reproduction, the rest is a fraud. – Cher

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

Words are like weapons; they wound sometimes. – Cher

If a man’s a good kisser, he’s a great f-. – Cher

I’ve never compromised who I am not ever. If I’ve gotten anywhere in my life it’s been on my own merits. – Cher

I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel. – 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 am the girl who everyone said was never going anywhere. I guess I shocked a few people. – Cher

I wear my clothes; my clothes don’t wear me. – Cher

I wouldn’t mind living with someone forever. I don’t really want to get married. I don’t see any reason for it. And yet I’m so romantic that every time I think I meet someone I want to live with them forever and ever. – Cher

I’m going to die wearing the same things that I love wearing. I’m going to wear my jeans. I’m going to wear wifebeaters. I’m going to wear my leather jacket. I don’t care. As long as I can look good in it, and feel comfortable in it, then I’m going to do it. – Cher

Women, unlike most men, are able to accept mystery, accept whatever comes to them – even if it’s not logical. – Cher

People are negative no matter what you do. – Cher

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. – Cher

I can’t listen to my own voice; I don’t like it. You see all your mistakes when you hear your voice. You see all your imperfections. – Cher

I’ve had so many rebirths, I should come with my own midwife by now. – Cher

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

All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others. – Cher

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

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

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

I have a belief: What belongs to you, comes to you. – Cher

Everyone’s got to have a dream… It’s not reaching your dream that counts. It’s going toward them. – 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

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

Donald Trump can’t come up with a hairstyle that looks human, how can he come up with a plan to defeat ISIS. – Cher

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

If it doesn’t matter in five years, it doesn’t matter. – Cher

Some guy said to me: Don’t you think you’re too old to sing rock n’ roll? I said: You’d better check with Mick Jagger. – Cher

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him. – Cher

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

For someone who likes tattoos, the most precious thing is bare skin. – Cher

When you stop trying to find the right man and start becoming the right woman, the right man will find his way to you. – Cher

Husbands are like fires – they go out when they’re left unattended. – Cher

I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas. – Cher

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. – Cher

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. – Cher

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

I don’t know what else I would be if I wasn’t me. I am not looking from the outside, looking back. I am who I am. – 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 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. – Cher

I know it sounds weird, but how bad, how hard can dying be? – Cher

I am never offended when I see the drag-queens dressed up like me. – Cher

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. – Cher

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

I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, ‘Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!’ – Cher

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

My mother was the most creative, fantastic person and would come up with great things for us to do. She’d buy art supplies and all of us would sit around painting. I was lucky. – Cher

The road is a nasty place and lonely. – Cher

I’m learning English at the moment. I can say ‘Big Ben’, ‘Hello Rodney’, ‘Tower Bridge’ and ‘Loo’. – Cher

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

I’m amusing and crazy on Twitter. I talk about important things, stupid things. – Cher

My passion lies with whatever I’m doing at the time… I only see what is front of me. – Cher

I can’t do coffee, but I can do Dr. Pepper. – Cher

I’ve been famous my entire life; I don’t know any other way. – Cher

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. – Cher

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

I’m just the worst little Buddhist in town. – Cher

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

I have a problem with religion that makes it so, like, ‘We are the ones. We are the chosen ones.’ – Cher

I know I’m not supposed to have any opinions about politics, because I’m famous. – Cher

I went through absolute stress and mayhem. I couldn’t go out, because people were constantly on my back all the time. – Cher

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 don’t like Bush. I don’t trust him. I don’t like his record. He’s stupid. He’s lazy. – Cher

To me marriage is for five or ten years – Cher

Performers love to perform – that’s the thing that we do. I think one of the best things was being able to imagine anything that I wanted, anything that I came up with we could do, because this theater is unbelievable. – Cher

Credibility is to be good. You must be good. That’s all I ever wanted – to be good at what I did. – Cher

I always wanted to be famous because I thought that if I couldn’t be good [at something], I’d be famous. I was never really good. I was just something different and I got to be famous for being different. – Cher

Until mankind is peaceful enough not to have violence on the news, there’s no point in taking it out of shows that need it for entertainment value. – Cher

I’m going to have wrinkles really soon – Cher

There’s not someone who tells you how adorable you are and rubs your head and goes into a crowded press conference and stands at the back and winks at you so that you think, ‘I can get through this.’ – Cher

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

I’m from a Gypsy background! – Cher

I have no belief in the system. So Sonny is perfectly at home (in Washington D.C.). Politicians are one step down below used-car salesmen. – Cher

Sometimes I feel like an old hooker. – Cher

OMG! Is this true? [Marcus Bachmann] has a Christian clinic where he de-programs gay boys & girls! I’m gonna strangle him with my Boa! – Cher

I’ve been up and down so many times that I feel as if I’m in a revolving door. – Cher

Christian said he’d call the next day, but in boy time that meant Thursday. – Cher

Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie. – Cher

I felt impotent and out of control, which I really, really hate. I had to find sanctuary in a place where I could gather my thoughts and regain my strength. – Cher

Where’s my white collarless shirt from Fred Segal? It’s my most capable-looking outfit! – Cher

I love ghosts; I prefer ghosts to some people. – 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 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’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

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

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