73 Inspiring Tina Turner Quotes from Queen of Rock n Roll

Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock n Roll, was an American-born singer who achieved success in rhythm-and-blues, soul and rock genres across five decades.

Born as Anna Mae Bullock, she started her career singing in local rhythm-and-blues scenes.

Turner’s early fame came from her dynamic performances with her then-husband, Ike Turner, with their Ike and Tina Turner Revue.


However, after allegations of abuse and infidelity, she divorced Ike in 1978 and launched a highly successful solo career.

Her 1984 debut solo album, ‘Private Dancer’, sold over 20 million copies globally and won three Grammy Awards.

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Turner continued making music into the 21st century and featured on albums by other artists.

The singer also acted in films and authored autobiographies and a self-help book.

She became a Swiss citizen in 2013, relinquishing her U.S. citizenship. Her life inspired a musical and documentary.

Turner was inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ twice as part of a duo and as a solo performer.

Let’s have a look at some of the best quotes from Tina Turner.

Best Tina Turner Quotes


I’m pleased with my life, with the journey. ~ Tina Turner.


There comes a point where it is just undignified to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. ~ Tina Turner.


You asked me if I ever stood up for anything. Yeah, I stood up for my life. ~ Tina Turner.

What is love but a second-hand emotion? ~ Tina Turner.

What’s love got to do with it? ~ Tina Turner.

I’ve never bothered about my color. ~ Tina Turner.


Movies are movies: they take you back in time, and how it still is for some. ~ Tina Turner.

As a child my grandmother used to tell us stories about the dead and the mystical. ~ Tina Turner.

I grew up in the south, poor – on rock, dirt roads. ~ Tina Turner.

I never said Well, I don’t have this and I don’t have that. I said, I don’t have this yet, but I’m going to get it. ~ Tina Turner.

I always had long legs. When I was young, I used to think, ‘Why do I look like a little pony?’ ~ Tina Turner.

I’m perfectly fine now if I never went on stage again. ~ Tina Turner.


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their own dreams. ~ Tina Turner.

The older you get, the more you realize it’s not what happens, but how you deal with it. ~ Tina Turner.

Top Tina Turner Quotes

I don’t want to act just to be on the screen doing anything and looking any kind of way. ~ Tina Turner.

I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of things. ~ Tina Turner.

My career always took me away from home, I was always away from home and I just wanted to be at home. ~ Tina Turner.


It’s every man for himself, every woman, every child. A new breed ferocious and wild. ~ Tina Turner.

Fifty is the new 30. Seventy is the new 50. There are no rules that say you have to dress a certain way, or be a certain way. We are living in exciting times for women… ~ Tina Turner.

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have problems of one sort or another. If we find ourselves without any problems, it’s just a matter of time until something pops up. That’s life! ~ Tina Turner.

I don’t want to be dragging myself on stage, year in year out, until someone else tells me it is time to go. There are certain birthdays that make you revalue your life. ~ Tina Turner.

Greatest hits is easy because one has nothing to do – except that we both, Roger and I, felt that new songs should be there because I’ve been away for awhile. ~ Tina Turner.

Inspirational Tina Turner Quotes

Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people, and oh, the traffic. ~ Tina Turner.

I believe that if you’ll just stand up and go, life will open up for you. ~ Tina Turner.


I need that on stage. I need a burst of life. That’s entertainment for me. ~ Tina Turner.

I never felt loved, so I decided it wasn’t important. Not to me. I think I put up a kind of a shield against it. I told myself, If you don’t care about me, that’s okay, I’ll go on. If you don’t love me, I’ll go on. I’ll go on was my mantra before I ever knew what a mantra was. ~ Tina Turner.

You take everything I’ve made in the last 16 years. I’ll take my freedom. ~ Tina Turner.

I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I’m not old yet! ~ Tina Turner.

My mother and father didn’t love each other, so they were always fighting. ~ Tina Turner.


I am a practicing Buddhist. I have been for 25 years. ~ Tina Turner.

In Tennessee where I grew up, there were animals, farms, wagons, mules. ~ Tina Turner.

If you are unhappy with anything – your mother, your father, your husband, your wife, your job, your boss, your car – whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. ~ Tina Turner.

I’m self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream – to have class. ~ Tina Turner.


I believe in prayer and in strong belief. ~ Tina Turner.

At every moment, we always have a choice, even if it feels as if we don’t. Sometimes that choice may simply be to think a more positive thought. ~ Tina Turner.

I want to tell people how to live spiritually. After you’ve bought all your houses and your clothes, you want something bigger. ~ Tina Turner.

I didn’t worry about it because I kind of felt I left a good message and memory with the people in terms of my work, and I always felt with a good record, I could always come back. ~ Tina Turner.

I am attracted to myths. ~ Tina Turner.


I was always attracted to science fiction movies. ~ Tina Turner.

They’re still in good shape, but I’m not flashing them anymore. I’m an old lady. I leave all the flesh to the kids. ~ Tina Turner.

I call something a miracle when an ordinary person achieves something extraordinary. We all have the potential to create miraculous changes. It is my hope and my prayer that you will become a miracle maker, a “human revolutionist,” too. ~ Tina Turner.

Motivational Tina Turner Quotes

I think health has a lot to do with happiness. When you’re healthy, you think more clearly, and you can work on yourself. But it’s not about extremes. I eat everything I ever wanted to eat, just not too often. ~ Tina Turner.


I want to know what the difference between the essence of a man and woman is. ~ Tina Turner.

After I moved with my mother to St. Louis, my older sister and I went to see Ike Turner, who was the hottest then. His music charged me. I was never attracted to him, but I wanted to sing with his band. ~ Tina Turner.

People think my life has been tough, but I think it’s been a wonderful journey. The older you get, the more you realize it’s not what happened, it’s how you deal with it. ~ Tina Turner.

You take your problems to a god, but what you really need is for the god to take you to the inside of you. ~ Tina Turner.

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up. ~ Tina Turner.


I don’t have a problem with being black in a white country or being with my people. ~ Tina Turner.

On the third day in India, I realized people were not suffering as much as I thought. ~ Tina Turner.

I was a victim; I don’t dwell on it. ~ Tina Turner.

I didn’t have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life. ~ Tina Turner.

Famous Tina Turner Quotes

You must love and care for yourself, because that’s when the best comes out. ~ Tina Turner.

As long as I have people’s attention, I can’t stop. You can’t put the public on hold, because they might not be there when you get back. I have a pathological fear of stopping. ~ Tina Turner.


Physical strength in a woman – that’s what I am. ~ Tina Turner.

I’m your private dancer, a dancer for money, I’ll do what you want me to do. ~ Tina Turner.

At every moment, we always have a choice, even if it feels as if we don’t. Sometimes that choice may simply be to think a more positive thought. ~ Tina Turner.

I don’t like to dwell on the past. ~ Tina Turner.

I heard stories from my mother’s mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers. ~ Tina Turner.


I know the difference between black magic and white magic. ~ Tina Turner.

Sometimes you have to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down – get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. ~ Tina Turner.

For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different. ~ Tina Turner.

Inspiring Tina Turner Quotes

I never close a door on any other religion. Most of the time, some part of it makes sense to me. I don’t believe everyone has to chant just because I chant. I believe all religion is about touching something inside of yourself. ~ Tina Turner.


Sometimes we need help from a god. ~ Tina Turner.

You wouldn’t believe that I still have the bikers with the caps to the side at my door, ringing the doorbell. ~ Tina Turner.

My parents separated when I was younger. ~ Tina Turner.

First of all, I’m happy that I’m healthy. ~ Tina Turner.

I want to breathe in the Spiritual. ~ Tina Turner.


In the USA there is no female equivalent to god. ~ Tina Turner.

But I believe we have a higher level of mentality within us, but we have to use the power in the right way. ~ Tina Turner.

I never had that thing about being black. If the whole world was like that, maybe there would be more harmony and love. ~ Tina Turner.

You can’t get hung up on age or beauty because you’re then always chasing after something you’ll never get back. ~ Tina Turner.

So these were the 73 top Tina Turner quotes on music, life and motivation.

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