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Erykah Badu Quotes and Sayings

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Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers.
I don't want the government in my business.
- Erykah Badu

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I grew up listening to old soul.
- Erykah Badu

Music and the music business are two different things.
- Erykah Badu

The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do,
the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear.
- Erykah Badu

 

The music business is motivated by money.
Music is motivated by energy and feelings.
- Erykah Badu

I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual,
you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform.
- Erykah Badu

I planned my success.
I knew it was going to happen.
- Erykah Badu

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Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries.
He spoke from his heart, his mind.
That's what I want to do.
- Erykah Badu

I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder,
one of those little flat recorders where you just push play and record.
- Erykah Badu

Personally, I don't choose any particular religion
or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me.
That's between me and the most high.
You know, my higher self.
The Creator.
- Erykah Badu

I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator.
It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that,
it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.
- Erykah Badu

But now I realize that this record business really needs me.
No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.
- Erykah Badu

Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life.
It was a gift.
It's nothing I work real hard at doing.
- Erykah Badu

I'll dabble here and there in different forms of the art,
but the label has me locked down like a slave so,
of course, I'll be doing albums during this time.
- Erykah Badu

I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener.
It's fun to see what they'll say it is.
- Erykah Badu

I have a master plan as an artist.
I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock.
I will work as an artist to survive in this world.
- Erykah Badu

I believed in myself, and I've always worked very,
very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.
- Erykah Badu

I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion.
I just love life.
And I'm not judgmental.
And I'm a vegetarian.
- Erykah Badu

I'm not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school.
- Erykah Badu

I don't read music or anything, so when I produce,
I go basically by ear.
- Erykah Badu

I love putting the music together.
It's like art.
- Erykah Badu

I knew it would happen.
I knew I'd be No.
1.
I'm a new artist; I don't know the rules.
Nobody told me it wouldn't happen.
- Erykah Badu

Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote
for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good.
- Erykah Badu

As Erykah Badu, it has nothing to do with me,
the way I look, my hair wrap, my style,
it's about you and what you feel for my music.
If I can make you feel like the way that people who
influenced me made me feel,
that's completion.
- Erykah Badu

What makes me furious, not just because we're in an interview,
but I don't like when writers take your words and put them somewhere else,
in the wrong context in their own article about you.
- Erykah Badu

From then on, I realized this is what I want to do,
what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving
it back through applause.
I love it.
That's my world.
I love it.
I enjoy it.
I live for it.
- Erykah Badu

Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America,
this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted
with the rest of the world.
America is the only place you can do that,
but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that.
- Erykah Badu

What does music mean to me? I don't think I would really be much without it,
without it coming through me.
It's my means of communication, my means of growth,
my means of transportation from one point in my life to another.
- Erykah Badu

I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling,
but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday,
that's cool.
Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person,
this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the
audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.
- Erykah Badu

I'm free.
I just do what I want, say what I want,
say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody.
I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way,
and I think people respect that.
- Erykah Badu

I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful.
I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative,
helpful spirit.
She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion.
That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison.
- Erykah Badu

And I figured out that the reason I couldn't get through
the day as well as I can now is because I had too many things on my mind,
on my plate, you know, for one person to have.
So I started to eliminate some of the things that were
too heavy to carry and unnecessary.
- Erykah Badu

Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now.
Actually, when I first had the baby,
I was breast-feeding him for two years straight.
So we were together for two years of his life,
every single day, all hours of the day.
So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one.
- Erykah Badu

I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that.
I just feel like I share what I say,
and if listeners get it,
they get it.
And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me.
- Erykah Badu

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being
kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society.
That's hard.
The talent, that's a gift.
I just came here like that.
- Erykah Badu

It's almost like a lot of black people in America,
a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads.
It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have,
that it's harder for us.
- Erykah Badu

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

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

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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