I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.
Peace will come when it becomes irrelevant to strike out at people. When you see that it's striking out against your own genome.
Tell me a musician who's got rich off digital sales. Apple's doing pretty good though, right?
The internet's completely over.
My bankers are very happy with me.
The Bible is a study guide for social interaction.
I always wanted to make a three-record set. 'Sign o' the Times' was originally supposed to be a triple album, but it ended up as a double.
A strong spirit transcends rules.
I might just stop talking again and not do interviews.
I try not to repeat myself. It's the hardest thing in the world to do -- there are only so many notes one human being can master. .
Young people have decided they like to listen to music in a certain way, through ear buds, and that's fine with me as long as it doesn't bother them that they're not hearing 90 percent of the music that way.
I'm real easy-going.
Just sharing music with each other -- that's cool. It's the selling that becomes the problem.
It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that.
If you lend your consciousness to someone else, you're a robot.
A bootlegger is a bootlegger, a scalper is a scalper.
Like books and black lives, albums still matter.
I record all the time.
Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you.
Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.
See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,
That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!
There is something that happens when you get emancipated. You approach life differently. You eat differently. You respect yourself more. You respect the gift you have been given.
Oh, I love critics. Because they love me. It's not a joke. They care.
Just start by creating your day. Then create your life.
Music is healing...(M)usic holds things together.
So much has been written about me, and people don't know what's right and what's wrong. I'd rather let them stay confused.
I learned from Jimi Hendrix. They all wanted him to do the tricks, and at the end of his career, he just wanted to play. I lived longer than he did, and I can see how those pressures can really play with your head.
Don't hate me because I'm fabulous.
Rhythm came from Africa. We need 2 stop frontin' about that. Rhythm and heartbeats.
I've grown up, everyone's got to grow up. But there's something inside me, I'm always going to have that little sort of, how do you say, child streak.
I always knew I had a relationship with God. But I wasn't sure God had a relationship with me.
Everything has changed for me since I've changed my name. It's one thing to be called Prince but it's better to actually be one. I have such a reverence for life.
It's work to play the same songs the same way for 70 shows.
I have friends that are gay, and we study the Bible together.
I ain't mad at anybody. I don't have any enemies.
I knew a girl named Nikki
I guess u could say she was a sex fiend
I met her in a hotel lobby
Masturbating with a magazine
She said "how'd u like 2 waste some time?"
And I could not resist when I saw little Nikki grind.
Great day in the morning my choir sing a pretty song.
Real music lovers are actually my favourite kind of people because they like to know, rather than just be told what to think.
I like to open people's eyes.
There are no great jazz-fusion bands.
You don't have to watch 'Gossip Girl' to have an attitude.
In the tech-savvy, real-time world we all live in today, everything is faster.
I don't talk to old people; they try to find ways to stay static. Young folks are the ones with the ideas and constantly moving forward.
A real friend or mentor isn't on your payroll.
All you see on television are debased images.
Doubts of our conviction
Follow where we go
And when the world's compassion
Ceases, still I know
For your every touch, I
Thank you so much
For your every kiss, I
I wish you love
I wish you heaven
I wish you heaven.
Hip-hop is very diverse, but if you only focus on one aspect of it, then what you get is this image of Black America that is completely contrary to what actually goes on.
Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success.
I learned from Jehovah's Witnesses that a fatalistic view is counterproductive.
Michael Jackson's album was only called Bad because there wasn't enough room on the sleeve for Pathetic.
I like constructive criticism from smart people.
Music is real. It affects people; it's real.
The gatekeepers must change.
Instead of hate, celebrate.
God's a funky little dude because everyone's looking for Him and no one can find Him.
From its conception and that one and only meeting, 'HITNRUN' took about 90 days to prepare its release. If that's what freedom feels like, 'HITNRUN' is what it sounds like.
When i want to hear new music, i make it.
You can judge the success of a man by his bodyguards!
I do pay performance royalties on others' songs I perform live, but I'm not recording these songs and putting them up for sale.
I don't talk about the past.
You ever get that feeling that you just have too many hits?
There are people who are unhappy with everything.
I became merely a pawn used to produce more money for Warner Bros.
I don't know who was the one that came up with the notion that you have to play the same songs every concert.
I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had.
Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.
People don't understand real musicians anymore. Jack White is great -- he's the real thing -- but he isn't having hits.
'When Doves Cry' came out -- it sounded like nothing that was on the radio. 'Let's Go Crazy' was number one on RandB stations, and there's nothing that's been like that on radio since.
It gets embarrassing to say something untrue because you put it online and everyone knows about it, so it's better to tell the truth.
People say I'm wearing heels because I'm short. I wear heels because the women like 'em.
I used to be more involved with every aspect of everything onstage. I'm way more relaxed now. It feels like anything can happen.
The voice that U hear is the alchemy of Ur mind.
I've never stopped writing, never stopped recording.
Contrary to what a lot of people think, I haven't been domesticated.
Most bands out there are basically pretty boring. I try to affect people inside their bodies.
I'm going down 2 Alphabet Street I'm gonna crown the first girl that I meet I'm gonna talk so sexy She'll want me from my head 2 my feet.
When you don't talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you.
When you don't talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you. I give them a lot of credit to be able to hang with me this long, because I've gone through a lot of changes, but they've allowed me to grow, and thus we can tackle some serious subjects and try to just be better human beings, all of us.
If you look in the Bible there's no birthdays.
Success can also cause misery. The trick is not to be surprised when you discover it doesn't bring you all the happiness and answers you thought it would.
It's been so lonely without you here.
Like a bird, without a song.
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling.
So tell me baby, where did I go wrong?
You can always tell when the groove is working or not.
Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what's already there.
There's this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission.
There's a dark side to everything.
Well, my musicians are my friends.