Rihanna Quotes and Sayings

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  • Full name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
  • Born: February 20, 1988
  • Born in: Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Occupation: Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman
  • Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
  • Weight: 61kg
  • Net worth: $600 million

 

Streaming is a really big market for me. We’ve been doing great in the streaming market, so it’s not something I want to alienate at all. Streaming counts now. They’re treating artists the way we deserve to be treated.

 

When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls.

 

When I am putting looks together, I dare myself to make something work. I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that’s a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me. I think that’s the thrill in fashion.

 

I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way. I hate anything that’s too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly.

I think a lot of people are afraid of being happy because of what others might think.

 

I have a lot of other stuff to accomplish before I get to kids. Whenever the time is right, I’ll just know. If I had a girl, she’d probably be really rebellious. She would be like a bundle of karma. I would love to bring them up in Barbados.

I always believed that when you follow your heart or your gut, when you really follow the things that feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.

 

If someone is right for you, you’ll know it.

 

When it comes to everybody else’s thing and their lane and their timing, I’m never doing anything intentional to, like, come after somebody. That will always be my biggest mistake or anybody’s biggest mistake if that’s their intention.

 

Don’t hide from who you are.

Ask God for forgiveness, and leave your regrets in the past.

 

I like to be creative.

 

Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados. When I shot my 1st video I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines.

You don’t want to live your life and then meet someone. You want to share your life with someone. That’s what I’m missing right now.

 

Music is in my DNA!

Nobody can understand what you’re feeling unless they burn the way you burned.

 

When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me.

 

You just want something else that someone else has, but that doesn’t mean what you have isn’t beautiful, because people always want what you have, and you always want what they have – no one is ever 100 per cent like, ‘Yes, I’m the bomb dot com – from head to toe!’

You may never be good enough for everybody, but you will always be the best for somebody.

 

It’s only up from here, no downward spiral.

 

People – especially white people – they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead. The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me.

 

I drink a lot of coconut water. It balances out all the other toxic stuff I put into my body.

 

I want to give people a taste of the Caribbean, and show them the fun side of me.

I have such incredible experiences in my life.

 

You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that’s your body.

 

I love reading people. I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, the reason they wore that dress, the reason they smell the way they do.

 

Single life is so overrated.

 

When I see myself as an old woman, I just think about being happy. And hopefully, I’ll still be fly.

 

I know that a large part of my fan base is gay. They’ve shown me love from the start. I mean in this industry, everyone from my glam people to my dancers are gay. You can’t be homophobic in this line of work – I’m a pop star!

 

It’s easy to make an album full of great songs. But I want people to go for the ride. The songs have to make sense together.

 

When it’s over and it’s gone, you almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back so you can have the good.

 

Oh my God – this is scary and sad all at the same time. I literally dream about buying my own groceries. Swear to God. Because it is something that is real and normal.

 

I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way. I hate anything that’s too straightforward, too routine, too familiar, and I get bored really, really quickly.

 

I am happy and I’m single.

 

I don’t have anything to hide.

 

Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.

 

I always keep my guard up with guys and I guess that can get in the way sometimes. I can make them go through hell.

 

People think, because we’re young, we aren’t complex, but that’s not true. We deal with life and love and broken hearts in the same way a woman a few years older might.

 

If you’re performing music that is not who you are or where you’re at, it is painful. It’s painful for the performer and for the audience.

 

You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that’s your body.

 

When I cut my hair, the whole sound changed, my style changed.

 

It’s every girl’s dream to be a cover girl!

 

I don’t have time to be lonely. And I get fearful of relationships because I feel guilty about wanting someone to be completely faithful and loyal, when I can’t even give them 10 percent of the attention that they need. It’s just the reality of my time, my life, my schedule.

 

If I cry, it’s because I’m very angry and I can’t do anything about it because I’ve run into a dead end. That’s when the tears would come down.

 

It’s tougher to be vulnerable than to actually be tough.

 

My mother would kill me if I posed nude! My mother raised me with certain standards.

 

It is one thing to record an album but it’s a huge difference when people play it and listen to it and embrace it the way that I do. It has always been my dream to get my music out to the world and have people hear it.

 

If I cry, it’s because I’m very angry and I can’t do anything about it because I’ve run into a dead end. That’s when the tears would come down.

 

I have too many clothes, I have too many options.

 

If you don’t live your life, who the f**k will?

 

I love music, and after my first experience with movies, I can’t wait to do more.

 

I take risks because I get bored. And I get bored very easily.

 

I am a child but I have to think and act like a woman, this business forces you to.

 

People think, because we’re young, we aren’t complex, but that’s not true. We deal with life and love and broken hearts in the same way a woman a few years older might.

 

There’s a long way to fall when you pretend that you’re so far away from the earth, far away from reality, floating in a bubble that’s protected by fame or success. It’s scary, and it’s the thing I fear the most: to be swallowed up by that bubble. It can be poison to you, fame.

 

I never eat salad. I make sure I don’t put a lot of junk into my system, but I hate vegetables!

 

People gonna talk whether you doing good or bad.

 

I don’t do things for the response or the controversy. I just live my life..

 

I love music, and after my first experience with movies, I can’t wait to do more.

 

Hurt me with the truth. Don’t comfort me with a lie.

 

The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently.

 

Be a girl with a mind, a b**ch with an attitude, a lady with class.

 

You almost feel ashamed, that someone could be that important that without them, you feel like nothing.

 

Honestly, I’ve been thinking lately about how boring I am. When I do get time to myself, I watch TV.

 

God just has a way of working things out the way he wants to and you have no say in that.

 

It’s nice to look back on your life and see things as lessons, and not regrets.

 

My musical taste and image is going to change naturally. It’s not forced; I do what comes natural to me. Sometimes, I like to be dark… other times, I like to be really light and ladylike.

 

I stand up for what I believe in, and a lot of the time that can be against people’s opinions.

 

I’m really looking forward to seeing what life brings to me.

 

Sure, you wish you did some things differently. But there is no sense in becoming burdened with regret over things you have no power to change.

 

I’m crazy, and I don’t pretend to be anything else.

 

You don’t want to live your life and then meet someone. You want to share your life with someone. That’s what I’m missing right now.

 

I don’t like cream puff, corny guys. Usually, they are the nice guys, the ones that won’t hurt you. They’ll pull out the chair for you and the whole nine yards. Everything is perfect and boring.

 

I’m crazy and I don’t pretend to be anything else.

 

Over the holidays, and even during filming, I realized that I actually like my body, even if it’s not perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don’t want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it’s not unhealthy, so I’m going to rock with it.

 

When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me.

 

I don’t do things for the response or for the controversy. I just live my life.

 

I’d love to date somebody cool, fun, funny.

 

Let go of the things that make you feel dead! Life is worth living!

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