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Talib Kweli Quotes and Sayings

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We're in an illusion about what our role is in world
politics and foreign affairs,
and our policies are killing and destroying and doing
a lot of things that we are not aware of.
- Talib Kweli

I think music sharing of any kind is great.
- Talib Kweli

I met Mos Def around that time but I didn't hook up
with him until I was about 17 or 18.
- Talib Kweli

Well if somebody's giving me a script,
I'll consider it.
But it's not something I'm chasing.
- Talib Kweli

 

Once you're signed to a label you compromise.
- Talib Kweli

War is not civilized.
- Talib Kweli

But you have to be creative on how you sell yourself and market yourself.
- Talib Kweli

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I don't feel comfortable making empty music.
- Talib Kweli

Hi-Tek is on three or four songs on the new record.
- Talib Kweli

Hip-hop is a vehicle.
- Talib Kweli

I not only wanted to showcase lyrical skills but also
continue to drop knowledge on the hiphop community.
I'm looking to elevate through my music,
and through my music I educate.
- Talib Kweli

Hip-hop isn't as complex as a woman is.
- Talib Kweli

Woman are complex creatures.
- Talib Kweli

Even an independent label is looking for a hit,
they're not looking for a record that's not gonna do well.
- Talib Kweli

And you know, art as commerce, doesn't really make too much sense,
they don't go together.
- Talib Kweli

I'm not looking to set a standard...
but, I believe I have offered a challenge to others with my work.
- Talib Kweli

I started rapping because I wanted people to hear what I have to say,
I want as many people to hear me as possible,
and I do everything in my power to make that pop.
- Talib Kweli

I think its man's nature to go to war and fight.
- Talib Kweli

But it becomes disrespectful when the artist's process is not respected.
- Talib Kweli

The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion.
- Talib Kweli

Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest
way to be heard is to be on the radio,
but you should never compromise who you are,
your values or your morals.
- Talib Kweli

You have to know when to be arrogant.
You have to when to be humble.
You have to know when to be hard and you have to know when to be soft.
- Talib Kweli

People consider Black Star a great album,
and I think it's a classic album.
But the fact is, both me and Mos Def have made better albums since Black Star.
- Talib Kweli

I will never do a record without some sense of responsibility.
- Talib Kweli

As far as being on a major label, some labels get it
and get what they have to do,
and some labels don't.
I don't think the label I'm on necessarily gets it,
but I think over time they're gonna have to.
- Talib Kweli

So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the
moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all
my energy on that is when things started to happen.
So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output.
- Talib Kweli

A lot of these people, these program directors,
just like anybody else in the world,
even though they're supposed to be leaders in the world,
they're followers.
They follow what they think someone else is doing,
instead of trying to blaze a trail.
- Talib Kweli

The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it's like an audio collage.
You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop
way and it'll be a hip-hop song.
That's the only music you can do that with.
- Talib Kweli

I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated
because you believe their words and you appreciate
their honesty in their music.
If you don't appreciate the honesty in the music,
the beat can be fly as hell but you'll never give an emcee props.
- Talib Kweli

So I think hip-hop is moving and is going to continue
to move in the direction of rappers just being honest with themselves,
whether you're talking about Common and Mos Def or Nas and 50 cent.
- Talib Kweli

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Nothing is missing - Lack is an illusion.
We always have everything we truly need.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists?
In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
- Woody Allen

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that
great success and huge money buy you immunity from
the common ills of mankind,
such as cars that won't start.
- Larry McMurtry

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
- Miguel de Unamuno

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.
- George Lucas

Love can sometimes be magic.
But magic can sometimes...
just be an illusion.
- Javan

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

A logical analysis of reflexive usages in French shows,
however, that this simplicity is an illusion and that,
so far from helping the foreigner, it is more calculated to bother him.
- Edward Sapir

We cast away priceless time in dreams,
born of imagination, fed upon illusion,
and put to death by reality.
- Judy Garland

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
- Andre Maurois

Ugly.
Is irrelevant.
It is an immeasurable insult to a woman,
and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman.
But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
- Margaret Cho

Life has no meaning the moment you loose the illusion of being eternal.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Law not served by power is an illusion;
but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Progress is not an illusion, it happens,
but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
- George Orwell

A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
- George Jean Nathan

Because you know, down deep in my heart,
when all is said and done, I still live under the illusion
that basically people think of me as an up-and-coming young actor.
- Jack Nicholson

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

I have, alas, only one illusion left,
and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Sydney Smith

For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything,
for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
- Emile M. Cioran

I even had the illusion, for a very short time,
that I could become a medium pace bowler.
- Perry Christie

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity,
between suffering and bliss, between good and evil,
is also an illusion.
- Herman Hesse

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance
when the need for illusion is deep.
- Saul Bellow

Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting
that it can only be misery to live in folly,
illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic,
so what you see is not what you see.
- Philip Guston

Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.
- Voltaire

Unlike any other business in the United States,
sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
- Lewis H. Lapham

The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion,
or delusion.
- Derek Jarman

That time is important.
It gives a comforting illusion of permanence not found in running by the mile.
- Joe Henderson

I'm not under too much of an illusion of how smart
or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.
- Guy Ritchie


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