"Love, joy and peace for the world, that’s what I want…peace for the world and love."
"I want everybody in the world to be on one page. A page titled love.”
"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."
"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."
“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."
(...) 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 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
"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
"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 Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn Is Just To Love And Be Loved In Return
(Song "Nature Boy" 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."