Quotations by Helen Reddy

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Born: Saturday, October 25, 1941
Profession: Actress
Nationality: Australian


A lot of women are turned off by the physical appearance of some of the first feminists.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Women, Appearance, First)

Believe it or not, most people think of me as a recording artist, but actually the way I think of myself and the way I earn my living is as a performing artist.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: People, Artist, Living)

Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Time, Depression, Waste)

Hindsight is wonderful. It's always very easy to second guess after the fact.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Fact, Hindsight)

I always believed that I could make it or I would never have spent so many years trying to get here.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Trying, Years)

I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back and pretend.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Numbers, Woman)

I am woman, hear me roar.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Woman)

I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don't exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Legal, Marriage, Quality)

I couldn't do anything. I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't hack it. I couldn't even type! I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Business, Work)

I did my own music videos, my own TV commercials.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Music)

I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Music, Balance, Chaos, Order)

I don't think any one person is the cause of all of someone else's problems.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Cause, Problems)

I had a career for 25 years in Australia before I ever came to the United States.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Career, states, United, Years)

I like music to soothe me.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Music)

I think back and marvel that my ambitions were so small.
- Helen Reddy

I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation, they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Marriage, Work, People, Obligation)

I thought Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was one of the biggest pieces of crap that I've ever read in my life.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Fear, Flying)

I wanted control over the merchandising, the actual packaging of the product. That was a big factor. The only way for me to exercise control on all those levels was to start my own label.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Control, Exercise)

I was looking for a husband, but meanwhile to survive, I had to work.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Work, Husband)

I was very strongly influenced by women's magazines and I really believed tha a woman could not be married and raise a family and have a successful career all at the same time.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Family, Time, Women, Successful, Career, Woman)

I worked with my parents on the stage in production numbers since I was 4, but I never really gave much thought to being a performer on my own until I was 12 or 13.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Thought, Being, Numbers, Parents, Production)

I'm a very private person, and when I leave the stage, I leave the stage.
- Helen Reddy

I've been in a serious conversation with one of my children, and a fan has come up. I've been in a public bathroom and had the hand come under the stall with a paper and pen. That sort of thing anybody can live without.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Children, Conversation, Pen, Public)

If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong, I am invincible, I am Woman.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Woman)

If you had told me when I was 18 that I wouldn't have made it until I was 29, I would have said, Forget it.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Forget)

If you tell people your ambitions, they usually laugh at you. When I told my girlfriends when I was 12 that I was going to Hollywood, they all laughed. And here I am!
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: People, Girlfriends, Hollywood)

In the '50s, a lot of girls never saw beyond the wedding day.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Wedding, Day, Girls)

It took me a year to really learn the American lingo. I really feel for people who are coming here and don't speak English at all. It must be hell.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: People, American, English, Hell)

It took so long to make it in America. The year I arrived was a bad year for women singers, the record company told me. So I starved. I lived in a hotel so dreadful I can't even talk about it.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Women, America, Company, Talk)

Most of the people I know in show business don't need anybody pushing them at all. They're extremely aggressive.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Business, People)

My audience are the same people who bought my albums years ago. These people are now married, with their own homes, their own families. If I'm in concert, I get people now who bring their kids.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: People, Kids, Now, Years)

My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Music, People, Baby, Being, Forget, Population)

Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Politics, Questions, Years)

Stop living a day at a time and stop worrying about age.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Age, Time, Day, Living)

There is a wealth of twentieth century music that is being re-discovered by a generation that hasn't heard it.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Music, Wealth, Being)

There is no magic person out there, no perfect human being out there waiting for you.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Being, Magic, Waiting)

Three-quarters of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat!
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Population, World)

To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that's all I would be remembered for.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Women, Career, Day, Hate, Law, Mail, School, Song)

Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Marriage, Women, Today)

Yoga is wonderful. It clears up most health problems. It also gives you an overview.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Health, Problems, Yoga)

You're not going to find a man whose socks don't get dirty or who doesn't snore.
- Helen Reddy
(Keywords: Man)







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