Olivia Newton-John quotes:

  • Grease' changed my life in the most amazing way, and I've had such an amazing life. When things go wrong, you've got to believe you will get through them and focus on the positive things in your life.

  • I am fortunate to have the ability to lend my name to build the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in my hometown of Melbourne. It will be a state-of-the-art facility to help heal the whole person - body, mind and spirit.

  • You never know what the future holds, so I am just enjoying being happy, healthy, and having my wonderful husband by my side.

  • My family and friends were definitely the key to my recovery. One thing that I do suggest is that anyone dealing with a life-threatening illness like cancer choose a point person for people to call to find out how you are doing - a sister, brother, mother, father, daughter, son, or close friend.

  • Most women don't do regular breast self examinations, mainly because they are either intimidated by what they might find, or they're confused as to how to do the self exam correctly. 'Liv Aid' eliminates all of these concerns because it makes breast self exams easy to perform.

  • Professionally, when I did the Olympic games and sang for my country in Australia. It was a big moment, Sydney in 2000. It was just a brilliant moment in my life.

  • I love to design and remodel houses, from working with the contractors to picking the colours, materials, kitchen and bathroom accessories to finally what furniture goes where.

  • When I was a young girl, I was so crazy about animals that I wanted to do something associated with them, and I thought of being a vet. But then again, I figured I had to go to medical school, and science wasn't a good subject for me, so I dropped the idea pretty soon and thought maybe I could be a vet's assistant.

  • I used homeopathy, acupuncture, yoga and meditation in conjunction with my chemotherapy to help me get stronger again after the cancer. I also chanted with Buddhist friends and prayed with Christian friends. I covered all my bases.

  • I've always been aware of my health - when you are having to go on stage and perform, you need to be feeling good - but when I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, I became really, really conscious of my health.

  • Nothing I have done professionally will top the feeling I got when singing with John Farnham at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

  • My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.

  • I feel very passionately that we need to take care of the planet and everything on it. Whether it's saving the Amazon or just being kind to those around you, we need to take care of each other and Mother Earth.

  • I look at my cancer journey as a gift: It made me slow down and realisethe important things in life and taught me to not sweat the small stuff.

  • Men need to be aware of the health of their bodies, as well - prostate cancer and breast cancer are almost on the same level. It's fascinating to me that the correlation between the two is almost the same - people don't talk about it so much, but they are almost equal in numbers.

  • Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It's better than art because it's from the creator.

  • I'm happy, and I think being happy keeps you looking young.

  • I feel alive, fit and active. I have no plans for retirement. My only concession to getting a little older is that I like to have a cat-nap in the afternoon. After that, I can push on through anything.

  • I made an album of healing music called 'Grace and Gratitude' that came from my soul.

  • Cancer got me over unimportant fears, like getting old.

  • I remember as a little girl I could tell you the name of the dog next door, but I couldn't tell you the names of the kids. The dog was my best friend. I love animals. They give so much to you and demand so little.

  • In June 1992, I discovered a lump in my breast. A subsequent mammogram, ultrasound and a needle biopsy proved negative. But my instinct said it still didn't feel right, so I had a lumpectomy. I then got the news that it was cancer.

  • Being in love is the best thing in my life.

  • Family, nature and health all go together.

  • I'm so happy with 'Grease' and 'Xanadu,' particularly because of the music in both films.

  • Breast Cancer is not necessarily a death sentence, stay strong and centered and be involved in all aspects of your treatment.

  • My father had the most amazing operatic voice, so I have a soft spot for that.

  • My wish is that all all women age 20 and above perform monthly breast self-examinations.

  • Early detection is key," she said. "And if I hadn't found my lump early, I don't know what would have been. I am still here and I want to encourage women to do that on a regular basis.

  • Being a breast cancer survivor, as I like to call myself - it will be twenty years next year - I did it to make it possible for women to do regular self breast examinations. It's really important - and, it makes common sense: you know your body better than the doctor does who only sees you once a year, you know?

  • I am not embarrassed to say that when I was at my worst I took anti-depressants because I think people need to hear that. I think if you are in a dark place where you can't pull yourself out, you may need to ask for help.

  • Once you face your fear, nothing is ever as hard as you think.

  • The Great Walk to Beijing was a fundraiser for my cancer center. It was a three-week trek with fellow cancer thrivers, including celebrities ranging from Joan Rivers to Leeza Gibbons and Olympians.

  • There's a rumor going around that I'm Miss Goody-two-shoes from Australia. Well, that's a laugh. I'm really Miss Goody-two-shoes from England!

  • To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn't hurt.

  • I love life and nothing intimidates me anymore.

  • I love to make stories out of license plates on cars about the initials and the numbers - my mum used to do that with me.

  • Live, love, knowing that we're all free Now that we are blessed in our country And realise how lucky we are

  • I simply have a marvellous life, a very lucky life.

  • Let me hear your body talk.

  • The idea is to encourage men to go with their wives and screen. So, if the wife is going to go and do her screening, then the man can go and do his baseline screening, too. Men need to be aware of the health of their bodies, as well - prostate cancer and breast cancer are almost on the same level.

  • I love that quiet time when nobody's up and the animals are all happy to see me.

  • When you have a cavity in your tooth and you let it get worse, eventually you have to get a root canal. If you have something that isn't right, the earlier you treat it the easier the treatment is going to be. That's kind of common sense.

  • My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life

  • There's a balance in my life, there's reality and there's the part that looks really glamorous, but we're all just people in the end.

  • Eating disorders are usually nothing to do with food. Parents need to be with their child to see them through it. All the therapists in the world can't help if the parents aren't present, loving, and proactive.

  • I'm a very light sleeper. I get about six hours a night.

  • I live every day to its fullest extent and I don't sweat the small stuff.

  • I believe love is what makes the world go round. No matter how old or young, love is why we are here. It is the very essence of one's being...

  • It feels really good to give back. I'm opening the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Australia.

  • I've been through cancer, divorce, loss and bereavement, but they are things most humans go through.

  • I still can't believe I danced with Gene Kelly. How lucky am I that I've been in movies where I've danced with two of the greatest dancers of all time - with Gene Kelly and John Travolta.

  • I don't know what my path is yet. I'm just walking on it.

  • When I first arrived in America, the very first place I came was California, and I rented a house in Trance, which is about half an hour from Malibu.

  • We print 37 million copies, and we found out about the unfortunate news as we were putting the issue to bed.

  • The 'Great Walk to Beijing' was a fundraiser for my cancer center. It was a three-week trek with fellow cancer 'thrivers,' including celebrities ranging from Joan Rivers to Leeza Gibbons and Olympians.

  • The only weights I lift are my dogs.

  • I took you to an intimate restaurant, then to a suggestive movie. There's nothing left to talk about, unless it's horizontally.

  • We wake up and are grateful for the day. Not taking away from the pain, because the pain will be there. But you live on.

  • A lot of songs are inspiration and help people through pain, grief and loss.

  • For me I have learned to enjoy everything, especially performing live, so much more. I used to get horrible stage fright when I was younger and today and just love to sing for anyone who still turns up at my shows!

  • My biggest mistake was my best lesson... you don't learn anything when everything is going perfectly.

  • As for the industry, it has certainly changed. I think with all of these television shows and YouTube and the internet, you have so much less time to develop as an artist and perfect your craft. So many things today are "instant" and, that's not always a good thing.

  • I am extremely grateful. And that brings me back to reality on the days I am complaining about something.

  • I would not be comfortable appearing in a country where they have permitted the destruction of such beautiful and intelligent animals.

  • My memories are inside me - they're not things or a place - I can take them anywhere.

  • Fight each round take it on the chin. And never never never ever give in.

  • I just wanna do my music.

  • I do have high standards, but I don't expect anything from anyone that I don't expect from myself.

  • I live my life in gratitude.

  • I don't have the desire that I think a lot of performers feel - to get the applause. It's not life or death for me. I love it and it's exciting, but it's not something I crave or miss, so I don't need to perform; I don't have that desire. I like to sing, and I love doing what I'm doing, but it's not a dire need.

  • We women should remember that we are much more than just breasts.

  • I respect my parents' opinion very much. No matter how old you are, what your parents think is very important. If they like your boyfriend or if they like some work you've done. And if they don't, it's more shattering than anybody else telling you, because they're the most honest.

  • As for highlights, of course "Grease" changed my life and I will always be grateful for that experience.

  • Acting is a difficult profession, it really is. It's different than singing. With singing you may have one song and four people to record it - but they'll all do it differently and they'll all have that option. Whereas with actors there might be one part, and five hundred actors all want the same role - it's so much more competitive. It's an incredibly painful profession because you get so much rejection.

  • I had a good, sound upbringing with sensible people around me. I was brought up by intelligent parents. My mother always said to me, "You've got to work at your career and you've got to be good at it. Okay, you've had a bit of success but that's not longevity. You've got to really work for a long time."

  • A lot of people lose a sense of reality when they achieve success. That's a terrible danger because you have to remember who you were and who you are basically and that you're still a person and all that out there is a kin of magic - what people see out there is magic, it's media magic. It's not very real and it's very glamorous, but you have to keep a sense of you through it all.

  • To 'be loved' is the most basic of human needs. Like a flower, it waters the human soul. But 'to love' is a true blessing.

  • I have really been blessed in my career with some wonderful songwriters and in turn, songs.

  • I love you. I honestly love you.

  • I feel so fortunate and grateful to be a survivor of breast cancer. I see it as a gift.

  • 'Grease' changed my life in the most amazing way, and I've had such an amazing life. When things go wrong, you've got to believe you will get through them and focus on the positive things in your life.

  • I want to get physical, let's get into physical, let me hear your body talk, your body talk.

  • A few years ago I appeared on GLEE and, Jane Lynch and I did a remake of the song that was very popular - someone told me it was in the Top 100 when it was released. First, walking on the set of GLEE the day we filmed it was surreal as they had recreated the entire original set from the music video. It was bizarre - but fun.

  • John Farrar, my dear friend and songwriter/producer of most of my hits (he wrote "You're The One That I Want" and "Hopelessly Devoted to You," among others), wrote the song ["I Think You Might Like It"] and it captures so much fun and joy! Having that reunion as well, with John and John - made the project even more special!

  • I really love performing with an orchestra and am very excited to do so with the Kalamazoo Symphony.

  • Singing at the Opening Ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 was amazing and, probably the highlight of this decade is the opening of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia.

  • John [Travolta] and I have remained very close friends ever since we did Grease. When I was told that "You're the One That I Want" was named the #1 duet in history and, during a text chat with John letting him know he said "we should record a Christmas song." Of course I said yes.

  • I am lucky to have the greatest band and when you add a symphony orchestra to the mix it brings all of my songs to a whole new level. I wouldn't say I really change what I do but, having those talented musicians behind me, along with my band, really makes the songs so much bigger and more fun to sing.

  • I love seeing young girls and their parents and grandparents at my concerts all loving the music from Grease when I perform those songs (and yes, I do perform a bunch of them!).

  • I have had someone wonderful things happen to me during my career and lifetime. Of course, personally, the birth of my daughter is the highlight of my life.

  • I love animals. They give so much to you and demand so little. And you can trust them.

  • It's very hard to get good songs because a lot of writers record their own; they keep the best for themselves.

  • My father is doing a radio program - classical music. He has a beautiful speaking voice and that's his passion in life, his music. My mother lives in Melbourne and is an avid photographer. She's also started writing for a magazine out there and she submits poems, very funny ones, and articles. In some way or other, my family is always doing something with the media.

  • I think that I've always been on a search. I have my own kind of belief in love is the being, but I think that I've always been searching for truth and I think there's lots of truths and I think we should respect that in each other, and that's really what I wanted to bring across.

  • I keep a diary when I have time to. I always know that I'm either having a great time or I'm very busy when there are three weeks of nothing in my diary. But I like to look back because in ten years to the day I can know where I was and what I was doing, and that's a nice feeling.

  • I love clothes. I don't know a woman who doesn't. But generally women are intrigued with fashion. Designers are almost making fun of us at times.

  • Man is taking over the forests and polluting the oceans, the animal species are threatened. I try to contribute as much as I can. We're really messing up our environment. I try to get people more aware of what's going on so that they can, even in a local way, try to prevent pollution to their lakes and rivers and prevent nuclear dumping in the oceans - it's bad enough that they're doing it in residential areas, but putting it in the ocean! Eventually it's going to pollute our food resources and, if the ocean dies, we're gone.

  • I'm an 18-years thriver, I call myself, not a survivor, because I feel like I'm in thriving my life even better than I ever have, and I want to encourage other women that are going through this journey that here I am.

  • There's a kind of a line between music and math, so I guess I got the music gene, thank goodness. But my mother wasn't too thrilled. She wanted me to go to university and get a degree or do something, and my father, he liked opera so he wasn't too thrilled either, because he wanted me to be an opera singer and I didn't have - as he said, I don't really have the strength to do that.