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The thing that's good about Hip Hop is that it has
by Afrika Bambaataa

The thing that's good about Hip Hop is that it has
experimented with a lot of different sounds and music.
- Afrika Bambaataa

I am one of the founders of Hip-Hop along with my brothers
Kool DJ Herc and Grandmaster Flash.
- Afrika Bambaataa

When you talk about rap you have to understand that
rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture.
- Afrika Bambaataa

I knew that as a DJ from 1970 on up that I would eventually come with this sound.
I brought out all these other break beats that you
hear so much on a lot of these records.
- Afrika Bambaataa

 

You have to look at the fact that Hip Hop is under attack.
It's not just Hip Hop but Black people,
Latino people and all people are under attack for different things.
- Afrika Bambaataa

How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture.
And the music is colorless.
Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown,
yellow, red and white.
- Afrika Bambaataa

They're keeping friction going between people from the East and the West.
One thing we all got in common is your color,
which is Black and Latino, which is our family.
- Afrika Bambaataa

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If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today,
then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it.
If they think that there's a lot of racism going on
then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come
out and speak their mind.
- Afrika Bambaataa

We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness
that's going on between the East and West.
We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal.
Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast.
- Afrika Bambaataa

Well, a lot of people within government and big business
are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists,
because they speak their minds.
They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know.
They reflect what's around them.
- Afrika Bambaataa

There are certain things that they say you can't do,
there are all these secret people behind the scenes
who make things available for you to do.
That's why you have so much crime and violence.
- Afrika Bambaataa

Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and
they control the doctors.
If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose.
In communities like LA and New York they are using
a lot of the youth for a test sight.
- Afrika Bambaataa

There's a lot of people over time who have brought
out all these funky records that everybody has started
jumping on like a catch phrase...
When Planet Rock came out, then you had all of the electro funk records.
- Afrika Bambaataa

We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home
and let's get an understanding as to where all this
is foolishness coming from.
There are others who are putting things out there or
throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping
things built up in the media.
- Afrika Bambaataa

They allow us to disrespect our Black woman.
A lot of these things would be considered criminal
if it were to be carried out in the streets.
That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS
and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies.
- Afrika Bambaataa

Actually freestyle really comes from 'Planet Rock'.
If you listen to all the freestyle records you'll hear
that they are based on 'Planet Rock'.
All the Miami Bass records are based upon Planet Rock.
- Afrika Bambaataa

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein


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