No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” - Nelson Mandela R.I.P (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)
MJ: “He [Nelson Mandela] is sweet, very childlike.”Q: Does he like to giggle?MJ: “He [Nelson Mandela] loves children because when I went to see him I had some kids with me and people were saying the kids have to stay, but Michael Jackson can come. I said. “I’m sure Mr. Mandela wouldn’t mind seeing children. I won’t go in unless the children go too.” I remember his representatives looked at me like this [makes stern and suspicious facial expression] and they went back and then they said, “Everybody come.” The first thing Mandela did is run to the children and pick them up and hug them. I knew he was that kind of man and he loved them. He was talking to them and then he shook my hand. I knew I was right.”
"This is an immense honor for me today to announce this project next to a man whose extraordinary courage and dignity has lit up the twentieth century in such a manner that he truly is an example to us all."
At age of 4, while meeting Michael, one of the Taiwanese Ma twins asked him “Can you dancing?”. Michael thought it was hilarious, as it was the first time in his life that anyone asked him that question. It later became their security password in order to get put through to him.
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Elizabeth Taylor: “It is 1993, and this will be Michael Jackson’s very first Christmas. It has taken me, I would think - about 5 years of talking him into celebrating Christmas at Neverland, because I understood that if you were a Jehovah’s Witness, they don’t celebrate Christmas. When he quit being a Jehovah’s Witness, I said to Michael, I think Christmas is a wonderful way of celebrating love. It’s a celebration of love. And I can’t see Christmas without Michael, or Michael without Christmas”.
“People don’t even eat with their fathers anymore, or their mothers … the family bond has been broken, it’s an outcry for attention why kids are going to school with guns. They want to be loved, they want to be touched, they want to be held, but they are busy off on their day job and you know, they leave them at home on the computer and they just doing all kinds of crazy stuff. And that’s destroying our world. We need to bond again, that’s very important”