27 Priceless Cilla Black Quotes

Cilla Black was an English singer, television presenter, actress, and author. Starting her career in 1963, Black was championed by her friends the Beatles. Here is a look back at some of the most memorable Cilla Black quotes.

“Anything which interferes with my social life is a no-no.”

“I am falling apart. My hand is falling apart. I can’t shake hands. I had arthritis, and I had an operation for it.”

“I can’t say I’m surprised I was successful. I was determined – and I got it.”

“I don’t like the selfie because it’s too close. There ain’t no people with arms long enough to do a selfie of me.”

“I don’t want to live beyond the age of 75. That would be a good point to bow out. I don’t want to go on for ever.”

“I helped make the Sixties swing, and I’m very proud of that.”


“I humbly apologise for reality Television.”

“I intend to grow old very disgracefully.”

“I just thank God when I wake up every day.”

“I love books and the latest autobiographies. I’m a Gemini and love being with people, but then again, I love my own company, which is when I read most.”

“I loved everything about show business, meeting the stars, the whole ambience. I was living every young kid’s dream. I was told a pop singer’s life was three years, but I was still making money seven years later.”

“I never did acid, I am just so high anyway.”

“I rarely stay in hotels because I have friends all over the world.”

“I was reading about an age pill that has been developed which they claim will make you live longer. That is not for me.”

“I was so ordinary, critics couldn’t understand it, but looking back, that was the reason for my success. What you see is what you get. People thought, ‘I could do that.'”

“I’m quite subdued, believe it or not. I switch it on for the camera.”

“It is when I am on stage that I feel most comfortable. It is my home. It is the only thing I have known since I was a kid.”

“It’s hard to watch your life unfold, and sad. Life changes.”

“It’s no fun getting older. I might be wearing beautiful diamond earrings, but they can’t take away the pain of losing my hearing.”

“I’ve had a blessed life. I’ve pulled back from trying to control my destiny and gone back to accepting whatever fate has in store for me. I live for today because I don’t know what’ll happen tomorrow.”

“My idea of baking is buying a ready-make cake mix and throwing in an egg.”

“The best advice he gave me was to carry on. It would have been difficult to set foot back inside a TV studio if I hadn’t carried on – I don’t know if I would have ever gone back in.”

“The difference with me is that I did inhale.”

“The first time I went to Abbey Road and put those headphones on, I discovered I had two voices. I no longer had to shout in the studio, but I can’t knock the Cavern or the other clubs because they gave me my strong voice.”

“The nicest thing about coming of age is that I can do whatever I like.”

“There’s nothing going into my mouth that’s not wrapped.”

“When people ask me do I believe in feminism – well, I didn’t even know I was a feminist. I was the top of the bill; I’ve always been the top of the bill. So I don’t know what equality is.”

Here is a commemoration to Cilla Black’s five decades in show business.

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