"Love, joy and peace for the world, that’s what I want…peace for the world and love."
- Michael Jackson
"I want everybody in the world to be on one page. A page titled love.”
- Michael Jackson
"The one thing I try to impress upon people is that Michael was the epitome of love. He was the most loving, kind human being I have ever met in my entire life."
“In addition to the humor of Michael Jackson, he was the embodiment of love. I’ve never met anyone who loved you more than Michael. When Michael said ‘I love you!’ you felt that it was true.”
- John Bähler, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Motown Records
"Michael Jackson's the most natural, loving person I've ever known, a very good person, as corny as that sounds."
- Seth Riggs, Michael´s longtime vocal coach
- TJ Jackson, Michael´s nephew (via Twitter)
"Love is the energy that motivates my music, my dancing, everything. As long as love is in my heart, it´s everywhere."
- Michael Jackson
My Only Love - poem from the other side of a mirror
"People really don´t know the love that Michael had in him for other people."
- Katherine Jackson, MJ´s mother
"Ever since I was a child I realized I had a lot of Love to share from my soul. The black tradition is a tradition of soul, which is a gift of Love and Joy. Soul is the most precious thing you can share, because you`re sharing yourself and the world needs that gift now more than ever. The child with aids in the ghetto is waiting for you, along with the starving people in Africa and everyone else who needs healing. Make the world more beautiful by sharing with me the wonderful feeling you get, when your soul is lifted up to become pure love."
- Michael Jackson, Soul Train Award 1993
"I have learned many things but greatest lesson I have ever learned is how to love and be loved. I learned that from Michael Jackson. Love is forever. That is why Michael Jackson will always live in our hearts. Maya Angelou said people ... will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. They way he made us feel… was loved. Michael Jackson healed, filled and lifted the hearts of people all across this globe. It is time for us to try to "heal the world."
Rev. Catherine Gross, Ed.D
"Michael Jackson was nothing but Love & kindness in a world filled with hate & hurt. He truly made the world a better place in many ways."
Keya Morgan, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur & CEO
"Michael was magic, pure and simple. He was a man who believed in the goodness of mankind and embodied pure uncondicional love for the world."
Kellie Parker - Katie from "Moonwalker"
"It almost sounds crazy to say that the show wasn't about him, but ... he'd put it in perspective all the time, saying, "This is what we're here for, to spread a message of love and taking care of the planet, that we want people to understand it's very, very dear and not to take it for granted."
Dorian Holley, Michael Jackson’s vocal director for the "This Is It" London concerts - What Michael Jackson Did on His Last Day
"The foundation of all human knowledge, the beginning of human consciousness, must be that each and everyone of us is an object of love."
"Wherever you go - in every country,or in every continent, people yearn and hunger for only one thing, to love and be loved. Love transcends international boundaries and heals the wounds of hatred, racial, prejudice, bigotry and ignorance. It is the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation."
"If you really want to know what I respected most about him, it was his ability to love people unconditionally. He loved all people. It didn’t matter what race, creed, color or gender.
They tried to run this guy under the bus. What people failed to realize is, he was a child trapped in an adult’s body. And it was not a bad thing. Children are innocent to the world. He kept that love and that innocence within him.
“Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.”
"Love is the most important thing in the world. It's all for love. L-O-V-E."
"I thought about how pure his heart was and how he was able to bless many people with that purity. And although ridiculed, accused and abused, he still managed to maintain the purity of the heart, so that all who crossed with him felt his love”.
Judith Hill, singer for This Is It
(...) The only solution for peace
Is increasing the height of your spirituality.
Masses of minds are shrouded, clouded visions
Deceptions and indecision, no faith or religion, how we're living.
The clock is ticking, the end is coming, there'll be no warning,
But we live to see the dawn.
How can we preach, when all we make this world to be
Is a living hell torturing our minds.
We all must unite, to turn darkness to light,
And the love in our hearts will shine.
We're disconnected from love, we're disrespecting each other (...)"
I've never seen so much— Mourad Mesellaty (@mesellatymourad) March 17, 2019
gentleness in one person
Without even knowing it
U were slowly making a place
for yourself in my heart
But it's so easy to feel close to U
I can't tell U how nice that feels
I realize now that I'd never known
what it meant to be loved
til I was loved by U pic.twitter.com/MzLOObcJns
I had no idea that he wrote and produced many of his songs, no idea that his music came to him in totality often from the above, no idea about the lyrics of his songs were so socially conscious, that he could dance like that, and he had done so much charity work. I stayed hours watching youtube, listening his songs, reading the lyrics, watching the interviews and reading the book , "Michael Jackson Conspiracy". The more I learned about him, the more I realized how very special he was. One thing that stood out about him was that he was always consistently the same, no matter what the situation was. The 60 minutes interview truly convinced me that Michael was real, he means what he says and he truly believes and lives what he says, even when the effect was so overwhelmingly negative to his reputation.
I have come to believe that Michael was LOVE, that was his essence, and that after all the horrible things done to him by the enemies, they couldn't change his basic character, they couldn't make him into a bitter, angry and hateful person that many of us probably would have become. We hear "Love conquers all", and it sounds so altruistic, but I think in Michael's case, it was true. His love seems to have been more divine than human (not saying that he was divine) and with his open heart and outstretched arms, he sent his special love to the poor, the hungry, the sick, the weak, the unloved, and the lonely all his life. In spite of all the attacks, he kept his heart open so that he could share it with others to reach out and touch the their hearts and souls. I think this is why so many of us feel that Michael was like a family member, that his death feels more personal, not just of another celebrity.
So, now I understand what the world has lost. We didn't just lose an entertainer, a celebrity, we lost Love, a special kind of love gift wrapped in beautiful wrappings that were delivered to our door once in a while, but now no more. We have old gifts to keep, but we know the new ones will never arrive. When I read the postings of his fans on his memorial site, they are so gut-wrenching, they bring tears to my eyes, because often those are the same feelings that I feel now. In a way, I am glad that Michael settled the first case, because it gave him another 8 years of his creative productive life during which time he did an immense amount of good in the world. Had he gone to the court, his reputation would have been throughly destroyed by the media frenzy. "Michael Jackson conspiracy" says how much Michael's fans sustained him during the trial, and I am thankful to all the fans who believed in him and stood by him and helped him immeasurably.
I bought several CDs of his (I didn't own any before) and listen to Invincible songs carefully. They are all so beautiful and I am sad that none of them are ever played on the radio I listen to. When I watch him on youtube, I feel happy and sad at the same time. I hope Michael's music will last 100 or 200 years like the ones by the giants of music, for no matter how much technology advances, art comes from people, and I can't imagine anyone like him coming along any time soon.
I wonder if true love can be proven without sacrifices and sufferings.. If Michael can be asked " would you do it all over again knowing all the pains that came along with your gifts ?", he may say, "yes". His friend said that Michael said that he wanted to help children so much that if the meida crucified him for that, then let that be. I hope Michael can see now in totality how much he helped the world, that his numerous sufferings weren't in vain, and millions of people present and future will look at his work and wonder the beauty of it all, then he may think his sufferings were all worth it, that he didn't have an easy, happy, fun filled, successful, wonderful life who could never connect with the rest of the world population. His art was him, and they were all authentic from his soul.
Of course, this doesn't excuse all the wrongs the media has done, but after all said and done, those critics will disappear into oblivion, but Michael's work will continue to shine and glow, and he will be so busy hugging and talking to millions of his fans in Heaven. The enemies may have destroyed his body, but they couldn't destroy his spirit, for as he said he was Unbreakable. I do feel sad about his children, that is probably one thing Michael feels regret, and hopefully God takes good care of them. Thank you Michael for all the love you shared throughout your life, you were truly special and I am glad to have learned about you.
A new fan´s comment
I Just Can´t Stop Loving You
"It's easy to say I love you with your mouth. But I like when people say I love you with their heart."
“I just simply want to be loved wherever I go. All over the world, because I love people of all races from my heart, with true affection.”
Michael Jackson talks to Oprah, 1993
Michael said this to me and I want to share it with his Fans.— Brenda Harvey Richie (@BrendaRichie) March 7, 2019
‘I was, am and always will be loved and the evil in the world will always try to rip me and my memory down. No matter how hard they try they will never win The dark always tries to destroy the light’ Michael
"I am going to say something I have never said before and this is the truth. I have no reason to lie to you and God knows I am telling the truth. I think all my success and fame, and I have wanted it, I have wanted it because I wanted to be loved. That’s all. That’s the real truth. I wanted people to love me, truly love me, because I never really felt loved. I said I know I have the ability. Maybe if I sharpened my craft, maybe people will love me more. I just wanted to be loved because I think it is very important to be loved and to tell people that you love them and to look in their eyes and say it."
Michael Jackson in conversation with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
"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.
Michael Jackson´s message on a black board at the Capitol Tokyo Hotel in October 1987 - "Make love your weapon to overcome any evil".
"The main thing with my uncle was just the love he showed all of us and how caring and giving he was to other people as well. The most important lesson that he showed us was charity and giving back. All of this meant nothing if you weren't giving anything back.“
Austin Brown, Michael´s nephew
Question: How should Michael should be remembered?
Tito Jackson: Michael should be remembered by the love that he had in his heart for all anything. He cared about people, he cared about love, he cared about children, he just cared. He was a very caring person. The music he shared to us, that he wrote for us, it was the music that carried great messages, and some of the lyrics just have a good boundary and all these other elements to it. He was that type of person that everyone wants to be a part of their life. And I think that some people don´t understand that Michael was a different type of person. He didn´t have all the type of things that a normal person would have and have as matter of fact. I don´t think he´s ever been out in the pub without being bothered or hassed or just hang out like a normal person. That itself is very difficult and different to live with. But he was a very happy person as well. He loved the music business but he loved people even more, so I think that´s how he should be rememberd.
From The MJCast - Episode 050: Tito Jackson Special, 2017 www.youtube.com/watch?v=shtibOzDkJY
Question: How do you think Michael should be remembered?
Taryll Jackson: Love. Love. I think about my uncle and I think of love. He was a symbol of love. Everything - and this is so upsetting about our world - everything he did was for love, was to bring happiness to people, all he did was hope, all he wanted to do was help people put a smile on their face, entertain them, make them forget about their troubles for a little bit, and make the world a better place. I mean, he healed the world, We Are The World, Earth Song, donations and all the charitable things he did... it´s like there´s so much love in this person. It upsets me, that they try to erase everything that he´s done with all these lies. Because it´s like you know what he´s done, it´s been great and it´s been shown, you know, the donations and the people he´s helped. There´s so many people that he´s helped that you don´t even know about, that I don´t even know about. You know, someone posted a story, I think maybe a month ago, and I was reading about it for the first time, you know? But this was my uncle. This is how he operated. He was always helping people.
From The MJCast - Episode 101 with Michael´s nephew Tarryl Jackson, 2019 www.themjcast.com
Michael Jackson - Speechless w/ Lyrics
“Thank you to all the fans. You’ve given me so much it’s allowed me to pass it on to those who need and deserve our help. A perfect example is the recent United Nations announcement that 1 to 3 million lives could be saved if children in third world countries were given a vitamin A pill three times a year…the cost, 6 cents, that’s all. We must join together in healing the world so we can share this beautiful planet in joy and love. I love you very much.”
Soldiers of LOVE (Michael´s son and father)
Moderator: "If Michael Jackson had one word to describe what would it be?"
Leon Jones (painter): Love. Because that's all what he was.
You Are Not Alone
The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn Is Just To Love And Be Loved In Return
(Song "Nature Boy" here sang by Céline Dion is not about Michael but captures him perfectly)
Michael Jackson´s answer when he was once asked what he thinks about the people that brought him so much pain: "They only need more Love."
“Michael Jackson’s art transcended every way that human beings have thought of to separate themselves and then healed those divisions…at least at the instant that we shared his music as the globally understood grammar of love.”
Michael Eric Dyson
Love Never Felt So Good
Stephanie Mills: "You know, Michael was so sweet and innocent. I do not think that the world was ready for such a person as he was."
Monique: "He was love."
Stephanie Mills: "He was love."
Monique Show (January 2010)
"Let’s love one another, let’s forget hatred and turn to those who are suffering. Not just today, but every day. Join me in healing the world and making it a better place."
“Michael Jackson regularly used vulnerability to open hearts, bridge divides and create trust. The level of transparency helped us trust him even more and trust is power. But, Michael always used his pain to highlight the desperation in other peoples’ lives, to connect us with each other, and inspire us to take action. On stage his expressions, tenderness, open-heartedness and childlike enthusiasm helped us to see, that under certain conditions it can be safe to express those raw and naked places in front of other people. Those public displays of vulnerability were extremely important…they normalized vulnerability, particularly for men. They made it okay for us to be vulnerable, too.”
Keely Rae, Naked Truth
I Like The Way You Love Me
"Success, fame and fortune – they are all illusions. All there is that is real is the friendship that two people can share. I think that sums it up because the real bottom line is love and friendship. The rest just comes afterward. I like to think of everybody I entertain as being a friend. But I do particularly love children."
"I would never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to. He said, “Continue to love. Always love.”
"Michael was filled with humility, sensitivity, reverence and respect for anyone and everyone. And most of all, the love that he had for his kids equalled the love that he had for his fans. He just was a guy that was beyond amazing, and it’s just sad to hear all the spurious stories that have been created about him."
Al Malnik, godfather of Prince Michael II Jackson (Blanket), interviewed by Merideth Viera on The Today Show (1 July 2009)