From her most emotional memories to the stars she loves to listen to, Celine Dion is always happy to speak her mind. Over her decades in the spotlight, the “My Heart Will Go On” singer has endeared herself to fans by being open, candid and never afraid to be more than a little sentimental.
In honour of the Canadian icon’s birthday on Mar. 30, we’ve rounded up some of her most memorable quotes.
Family is always top of mind for the singer, who has three sons with her late husband René Angélil. Following his death in January 2016, Celine became a beacon of strength for her family, insisting that "I feel stronger, I step forward. I say what I mean, I mean what I say. I stand up for my kids and I feel like I’m the leader of the family.”
She has also addressed her experience in the limelight, noting that her perspective has changed over the years. “Before I needed to prove things to myself, to the industry…Now it’s more than that. I don’t have to do this, I want to do this.”