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Words from the Goddess of Pop — Cher’s Most Empowering Quotes Should Lift You Up

Whether you’re a fan of Cher‘s songs, films, performances, outfits or all of the above, one thing is clear: she has been quite the inspiration for millions of people throughout her legendary career, and her words have empowered many.

The performer has been in the industry for over 60 years and continues to be a mainstay — she’s had a very successful Broadway musical showcasing all of her hits and outfits. And with plenty of fans and followers, the “If I Could Turn Back Time” singer knows how powerful her words are, and how much they can strike a chord. In fact, Cher even has famous fans in Hollywood.

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“I think you know by now I love you and I have for as long as I can remember,” Kelly Ripa said in a video project shared by People. “You have seriously taught me so much about being a woman, a strong woman and an inclusive woman in the entertainment industry. I look up to you, I hold you in such high esteem and I thank you for keeping it real and normal and fighting the good fight.”

Even a big star like Kelly Clarkson was pretty starstruck upon meeting the icon. “I met Cher! My life is better than everyone else’s today!” the American Idol winner once gushed.

It seems like Cher has a way of winning over people’s hearts through her music. After all, she’s won a Grammy and has been nominated for one seven times. “I just don’t stop,” the “Strong Enough” singer once admitted. “I think that’s my best quality.” But even though the world loves her music, Cher said she’s had enough of her songs.

In general, “I’m not a huge Cher fan, I’m really not,” she said. “I don’t want to listen to what I do. I don’t want to see it, and I don’t want to hear my voice.” However, that hasn’t stopped the entertainer from making new music and performing on tour. If there’s anything we can learn from Cher’s decades-long career, it’s that she’ll continue writing awesome songs for her fans.

Scroll below to read the singer’s most empowering quotes!