These Olivia Newton-John Quotes Highlight Her Impact On The World

There aren’t many people who weren’t enamored with Olivia Newton-John. Whether you were introduced to her through Grease, her many albums, or you witnessed Xanadu, the legend made a name for herself onscreen and on the Billboard charts. 

Newton-John was a British-Australian activist, actor, and singer. She was a four-time Grammy Award winner and remains one of the best-selling music artists from the second half of the 20th century to the present.

When she wasn’t taking over the charts, she was an activist for environmental and animal rights and breast cancer research. Olivia Newton-John battled breast cancer and made it her life’s goal to support and promote better research for both breast and prostate cancer. 

After a thirty-year battle with breast cancer, the actress passed away on August 8, 2022. 

Today, we honor and remember the legend by looking back at some of her most iconic quotes.

On Cancer


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“Cancer got me over unimportant fears, like getting old.”

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

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

On Living Life


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“I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m just walking it.”

“My biggest mistake was my best lesson: you don’t learn anything when everything is going perfectly.”

On Facing Fear

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

“I love life and nothing intimidates me anymore.”

“Of course you have fear. That’s only natural. But my positive outlook is a decision. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I have dark moments and negative moments, I’m human. But on the general scale, I tend to see the glass is half full.”

On Nature

“Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It’s better than art because it’s from the creator.”

“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.”

On Love

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“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.”

“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’m happy and I think being happy keeps me looking young.”


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