"I am a very sensitive person. A person with very vulnerable feelings. My best friends in the whole world are children and animals. They’re the ones who tell the truth and love you openly and without reservation. Adults have learned how to hide their feeling and their emotions. They can lie. They will smile to your face and say bad things behind your back. Children haven’t learned those things yet, and they can’t hurt you."

Michael Jackson

I will now and forever know in my heart that Michael is innocent.

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fuckyeahmichaeljackson:

“I respect the secrets and magic of nature. That’s why it makes me so angry when I see these things that are happening, that every second, I hear, the size of a football field is torn down in the Amazon. I mean, that kind of stuff really bothers me. That’s why I write these kinds of songs, you know. It gives some sense of awareness and awakening and hope to people. I love the planet. I love trees. I have this thing for trees and the colors and changing of leaves. I love it. And I respect those kind of things.
I really feel that nature is trying so hard to compensate for man’s mismanagement of the planet. Because the planet is sick. Like a fever. If we don’t fix it now it’s at the point of no return. This is our last chance to fix this problem that we have - it’s like a runaway train - and the time has come. This is it. People are always saying, “They’ll take care of it, the government will - don’t worry, they’ll…”
“They” who? It starts with us. It’s us! Or else it’ll never be done.”
Michael Jackson in 2009
Screencaps from Earth Song/This Is It. 

fuckyeahmichaeljackson:

“I respect the secrets and magic of nature. That’s why it makes me so angry when I see these things that are happening, that every second, I hear, the size of a football field is torn down in the Amazon. I mean, that kind of stuff really bothers me. That’s why I write these kinds of songs, you know. It gives some sense of awareness and awakening and hope to people. I love the planet. I love trees. I have this thing for trees and the colors and changing of leaves. I love it. And I respect those kind of things.

I really feel that nature is trying so hard to compensate for man’s mismanagement of the planet. Because the planet is sick. Like a fever. If we don’t fix it now it’s at the point of no return. This is our last chance to fix this problem that we have - it’s like a runaway train - and the time has come. This is it. People are always saying, “They’ll take care of it, the government will - don’t worry, they’ll…”

“They” who? It starts with us. It’s us! Or else it’ll never be done.”

Michael Jackson in 2009

Screencaps from Earth Song/This Is It. 

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"When the tour was in Washington, D.C., I was on our balcony with Frank, who has a great sense of humour and enjoys playing pranks himself. We were teasing one another and I started pullng $100 bills from his pockets and throwing them to people who were walking down below. This almost caused a riot. He was trying to stop me, but we were both laughing. It reminded me of the pranks my brothers and I used to pull on tour. Frank sent our security people downstairs to try and find any undiscovered money in the bushes."
— Michael Jackson on Frank Dileo (his manager)
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"I just hope that one day they will be fair and portray me the way I really really am — just a loving, peaceful guy wanting to make wonderful unprecedented entertainment, songs, music and films for the world. That’s all I want to do. I’m no threat. I just want to do that."
— Michael Jackson
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"The A-list turned out for the premiere at the 500-seat historic Crest Theater; Diana Ross, Warren Beatty, Prince, Eddie Murphy. “I’ve been to the Oscars, the Baftas, the Emmys and the Golden Globes, and I have never seen anything like this,” remembers John Landis. Ola Ray looked for Michael before the lights went down and found him in the projection booth, He told her that she looked beautiful, but refused her entreaty to come sit in the audience, telling her “This is your night, go enjoy yourself.” […] Then came Thriller, cranked at full volume. Fourteen minutes later the crowd was on its feet, applauding and crying “Encore! Encore!” Eddie Murphy shouted “Show the goddamn thing again!” And they did."
— Thriller premiere.
from Vanity Fair, July 2010.
"If the whole world says no, you say yes."
— Michael Jackson
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March 10 1988 - Michael is honoured by the United Negro College Fund as one of their highest contributors at the 44th annual anniversary dinner held at the Sheraton Hotel in New York. He receives their highest honour, the Frederick D. Patterson Award for his continued efforts towards alleviating world hunger, helping terminally ill children and for his inspirational example to the youth of America. This is a special moments  for Michael with his Michael Jackson Scholarship Fund, set up in 1984, having provided 97 scholarships. Michael scholars have been enrolled in almost every one of UNCF’s 42 schools. 

"I would like to say this about United Negro College Fund. An education opens a person’s mind to the entire world, and there is nothing more important than to make sure everyone has the opportunity for an education. To want to learn, to have the capacity to learn and not to be able to is a tragedy. I am honored to be associated with an evening that says this will never happen." - Michael Jackson

March 10 1988 - Michael is honoured by the United Negro College Fund as one of their highest contributors at the 44th annual anniversary dinner held at the Sheraton Hotel in New York. He receives their highest honour, the Frederick D. Patterson Award for his continued efforts towards alleviating world hunger, helping terminally ill children and for his inspirational example to the youth of America. This is a special moments  for Michael with his Michael Jackson Scholarship Fund, set up in 1984, having provided 97 scholarships. Michael scholars have been enrolled in almost every one of UNCF’s 42 schools. 

"I would like to say this about United Negro College Fund. An education opens a person’s mind to the entire world, and there is nothing more important than to make sure everyone has the opportunity for an education. To want to learn, to have the capacity to learn and not to be able to is a tragedy. I am honored to be associated with an evening that says this will never happen." - Michael Jackson

Michael answers fans questions about Billie Jean and his Motown family.

"Marvin Gaye used to come to my house at least twice a week to play basketball with my brothers. Stevie Wonder would come by for gatherings and parties. I would go to The Supremes house… it was really, sincerely, one happy family."

Michael’s speech at the 2002 Bambi Awards in Germany, where he received the award Pop Artist of the Millennium. Watch the video. 

Michael’s speech at the 2002 Bambi Awards in Germany, where he received the award Pop Artist of the Millennium. Watch the video

"It’s my hope that Thriller continues to live on for each new generation to discover."
— Michael Jackson - this video
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"

I think what the interviewer and maybe even Oprah misinterprets, is that it wasn’t Mike chasing Thriller or trying to recreate it, it was OTHER people who didn’t allow Thriller to stay in the past.

Producers, critics, audiences, etc.; everytime he had an album, if it didn’t do what Thriller did, then it must be a failure. But that wasn’t how it was for Mike. HE had to happen, Thriller had to happen. Happenings can’t be repeated or duplicated.

Maybe Mike had a fear that everyone else wouldn’t let him move beyond Thriller, not that he couldn’t himself.

Thriller was not the height of his popularity it was just the beginning of the phenomenon.

It was a MOMENT, and those don’t happen twice.

"

A quote I found on a forum.

(via borednschooled)