"I love my fans to pieces and what makes my heart happy is when I see they support my beliefs about family and children. They have these big billboards of children and babies and they're with me, they get it, you know? They get what I'm saying."
“My mother was a great provider. If she found out that one of us had an interest in something, she would encourage it if there was any possible way. If I developed an interest in movie stars, for instance, she’d come home with an armful of books about famous stars. Even with nine children she treated each of us like an only child. There isn’t one of us who’s ever forgotten what a hard worker and great provider she was. It’s an old story. Every child thinks their mother is the greatest mother in the world, but we Jacksons never lost that feeling. Because of Katherine’s gentleness, warmth, and attention, I can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up without a mother’s love.[…] The lessons she taught us were invaluable. Kindness, love, and consideration for other people headed her list. Don’t hurt people. Never beg. Never freeload. Those were sins at our house. She always wanted us to give , but she never wanted us to ask or beg. That’s the way she is.” - Michael Jackson
“Michael, as quiet as he is now, was really outgoing like Randy as a little boy. He was just as fast!” she exclaimed in admiration. “He’d play tricks on people all the time. When he was about eleven or twelve, he had a really high voice so he and other boys would get together and call his brothers at hotels pretending to be girls who wanted to meet them. He’d trick the brothers into going down to the lobby to meet the girls and they’d go down there and not see anybody. Then he’d laugh and say, ‘that was me, fool!’” (“Jackson Tattletales” Katherine Jackson, 1977)