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Ma Quotes

We’ve collected the best Ma Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Meghan Trainor, Sonu Nigam, Pankaj Mishra, Tom Peters, Jose Jose. Use them as an inspiration.

I wasn’t strong enough to have an eating disorder. I tried to go anorexic for a good three hours. I ate ice and celery, but that’s not even anorexic. And I quit. I was like, ‘Ma, can you make me a sandwich? Like, immediately.’
When I started, I faced a lot of hardships. People used to call me a Rafi clone because I used to sing my favourite singer‘s songs. Then ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ happened. It gave me a good break.
Tiananmen Square in early 1989 attracted many dreamers like Ma Jian, who returned from Hong Kong to a one-room shack in Beijing in order to join the student protests.
‘In Search of Excellence‘ – even the title – is a reminder that business isn’t dry, dreary, boring, or by the numbers. Life at work can be cool – and work that’s cool isn’t confined to Tiger Woods, Yo-Yo Ma, or Tom Hanks. It’s available to all of us and any of us.
Under my real name, Pepe Sosa, I recorded ‘El Mundo’ by Jimmy Fontana and ‘Ma Vie’ by Alain Barrier.
Jose Jose
I don’t know whether, if your father is a brain surgeon, people go, ‘He’s not as good a brain surgeon as his father.’ I don’t know whether that happens, but because of who Ma is, a lot of people have an opinion, which they form before they get to know me or before they see what I can do.
Growing up, I can remember singing along with my ma all of the time. I wouldn’t say she necessarilytaught‘ me how to sing, but she was definitely the first person to inspire me to sing and the first to intrigue me vocally. I’ve always had a natural ear for music, though.
Elliott Yamin
My ma is from County Clare, so she’s a Munster fan, so she keeps sending me Munster jerseys all the time, trying to convert me to Munster.
The first big stars, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, you know, these were gigantic stars. I even wonder sometimes whether all music actually comes from women, whether the first glimmering of music is a mother soothing a baby.
My ma is an economist. My dad is a software engineer.
Suraj Sharma
I did business the same way President Lee did, and from what I read in the papers, the same way President Ma has done. But I have been charged for misuse and misappropriation. People need to learn at the most basic level that valid charges have not been brought against me.
I live in a joint family with 17 members under one roof. My father is an MA, but he didn’t get a job, because all his certificates got destroyed when our house caught fire. So my father took up farmingfish farming and vegetable farming.
There was a time when we had a nice little run: Eve, Lil’ Kim, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Remy Ma, Da Brat – it goes on. But what I noticed is that a lot of talented females in hip-hop came out of a male camp.
I know I wouldn’t have made the callback for ‘Ma’ if my father’s house had not burned down because I would have been in finals. My teachers would not have been chill with me leaving in the middle of my Medieval Magic final.
Not to harp on too much about Ma, but it’s a misconception that she is formidable. She calls herself a patsy.
When I introduce you to somebody, his name is Big Pun. When I introduce you to somebody, his name is DJ Khaled. When I introduce you to an artist, her name is Remy Ma. If I introduce you to somebody, it’s Cool and Dre or Scott Storch – people who change the face of the game.
Just like I gave Jack Ma and Alibaba the luxury of staying private for longer, I am now giving Arm the gift of being private. My only message to them now is take my investment and let’s go, go, go.
I think I was probably an early teenager when I discovered Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and a bunch of people that are on a long list of artists. They were important to me, especially as an early adolescent.
Madeleine Peyroux
When people see shows like ‘Antakshari’ or ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ they are encouraged to take part in such shows.
A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.
If drama school was like doing a BA, coming to the Court was like an MA or a PhD.
My ma wanted to go and have a wee look at where all the Scottish kings had been buried. So we traipsed over Mull, in the pishing rain, with the parents desperately trying to find things to do as is the case with a holiday in Scotland, then on to Iona.
The first night I met Yo-Yo Ma, I found him the most charming person I had ever met, and I was willing to follow him with the camera anywhere.
Ma did a play called ‘Entertaining Strangers‘ when I was about 14, which totally changed my life, I loved it so much.
My passion for service came from my parents, and my community involvement began at a very young age, when I volunteered with the local Chamber of Commerce in Lowell, MA to help revitalize our city.
James Costos
I was not one of those children hanging on Ma’s coat-tails following her round sets. I’d go to the theatre after school if she was working, but I didn’t even know what an agent was.
Around eight or nine years back, I participated in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.’ The point of coming on the show was that a person coming from music family can also compete with people from all over India.
I wrote ‘Me and Ma’ to celebrate a beautiful phase of my life with people.
After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics.
Vernon L. Smith
Maluma comes from my mom, my dad and my sister‘s names. The first letters of my mom’s name are Ma, my dad’s is Lu, and my sister’s is Ma.