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All Quotes by author - Donny Osmond
" A belief in God is vitally important, not just in show business, but stability in life. You know, to recognize deity is the most important thing that you can do. I mean, it comes to the Ten Commandments. They weren't ten suggestions. They were Ten Commandments. "
" A lot of people think that there has to be extreme continuity in an album, but if you look at my background, it's variety! I want to see some variety in an artist, I want to be entertained, I want some depth. Show me some different styles! "
" Here's the mark that a lot of people miss nowadays. Producers missed. They leave out the heart and soul. And that's what I learned from Sammy Davis, Jr., from Frank Sinatra, is when you went to go see those shows, you got to know them. "
" I am fine with 'Puppy Love.' I hated it for a while. But I still sing it. I have a country version, a sexy version and a cheesy nightclub version. I am trying to infuse it with maturity. I will never escape that song. I will always be Mr. 'Puppy Love.' "
" I am not going to condemn anybody. That's where religion gets a bad name, when people get holier than thou. We are all human. If my children make a mistake, I want them to know it is all right and they should try harder next time. "
" I believe in the institution of marriage. Of course being a Mormon, we believe in eternity rather than just till death do us part. If you really try hard, if you make it work, it's blissful. But I also know a marriage that isn't working can be painful. "
" I could play it safe by recording songs that are familiar, but am I expanding myself as an artist by doing covers? It's a catch-22. It's called show business: The word 'business' is in it, and you've got to be a businessman. But then again, you have to be true to yourself as an artist. "
" I didn't grow up with Broadway music. My mother played Perry Como, while I listened to Andy Williams records. Later on it was Cream, Grand Funk Railroad and lots of R&B like the Isley Bros. and Parliament. "
" I'd like to work with Justin Bieber. He's talented and he's so young. I know what he's going through. I've lived what he's living through right now. Working with him would complete a circle of sorts for me. And he might find it a worthwhile experience himself. "
" I don't have a lavish lifestyle with expensive cars. "
" I don't want my album coming out with a 'G' rating. Nobody would buy it. "
" If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone. "
" I got fitter when I did 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' I wore a loincloth - that's a lot of motivation! "
" I go to bed late. My mind starts going at night - that's when those creative juices begin flowing. "
" I had a rough spot about being a goody-goody Mormon, and not drinking or smoking. But I'm kind of grateful I've got this image now. There are no skeletons in my closet. What you see is what you get. "
" I look at Justin Bieber and my heart breaks for him, because I know what he's going to go through. He knows it. Everybody knows it. "
" I love cranberry juice, but I'm not a coffee drinker - as a Mormon, I avoid caffeine. "
" I love living in Utah. I was born here but raised in L.A., but we decided about 13, 14 years ago to come here to Utah. "
" I'm an entertainer. I get up on stage and I try to make people enjoy my music, and that political arena - I'm going to stay out of it, right out. "
" I'm going to be true to what I want to do, because if I care what people think about me, I'm a puppet. Which I have been in my life. And you can't live life that way, man! "
" I'm like everybody else. I get tired sometimes. "
" I never smile unless I mean it. "
" I tried Botox once. Never again. It made my forehead freeze. "
" I try to be a good guy and I fall short sometimes, but I use Christ as an example. "
" It's a lot of work to keep reinventing yourself and coming up with new stuff, but that's what it takes to be in show business. "
" It's a natural phenomenon that when you hit as a little kid, as a teenybopper, we'll call it, everybody who used to like you back in that period of time grows up and they leave you back there. "
" I was never considered cool throughout my teens: a very important time to be accepted by someone, especially your peers. Yes, I had all the screaming women, but the guys hated my guts. "
" I went from an innocent child to a national television star. My career took on a life of its own. "
" I wish I could dance like Michael Jackson. I'd love to be able to have my life exactly the way it is, but with his dance moves. "
" Knowing what I know now and what I have been through, would I do it the same? I look at the alternative - a very simple life. It would have been nice to have a simple life. "
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