Gospel According to Grace Jones
The Amazing Grace is a god/dess, no doubt — so of course she would boast a litany of outlaw commandments. Here are just a few:
“I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it’s up to them to find that quality and let it live.”
“If you’re out there, you’re vulnerable. People prefer to disappear in life, to repress their personality. That’s not living. It’s dying. I see them all over the place, the walking dead.”
“I’ve always been a rebel. I never do things the way they’re supposed to be done. Either I go in the opposite direction or I create a new direction for myself, regardless of what the rules are or what society says.
I’m too vain — one of my biggest sins — but it saved me; I can see what excess does.
“I do change roles in life, I live that way. I go feminine, I go masculine. I am both, actually.”
“I’m a free spirit….how do I put a limit to freedom? What does it mean, “scandal”? For someone else — it is not a scandal for me. I can do anything.”
“It doesn’t surprise me that people can’t see beyond my image. It’s amazing, but I can understand it. That’s what image is for. But it’s never a problem for me. It’s only a problem for them. I don’t really care. I do what I want regardless.”
“Ultimately, it required a certain amount of clear thinking, a lot of hard work, and good make-up to be accepted as a freak.”