Prince Quotes

Who was Prince?

Prince Rogers Nelson was an American pop singer, actor and guitarist.

Born June 7, 1958
Died April 21, 2015
Aged 56 years old

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“A bootlegger is a bootlegger, a scalper is a scalper.”

“A strong spirit transcends rules.”

“All these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you.”

“All these non-singing, non-dancing, wish-I-had-me-some-clothes fools who tell me my albums s*ck. Why should I pay any attention to them?”

“All you see on television are debased images.”

“Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what's already there.”

“At one time, MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.”

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“Being a Jehovah's Witness, I don't celebrate birthdays or holidays. I don't vote.”

“Contrary to what a lot of people think, I haven't been domesticated.”

“Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.”

“Everyone has a rock bottom.”

“I ain't mad at anybody. I don't have any enemies.”

“I always knew I had a relationship with God. But I wasn't sure God had a relationship with me.”

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“I became merely a pawn used to produce more money for Warner Bros.”

“I do pay performance royalties on others' songs I perform live, but I'm not recording these songs and putting them up for sale.”

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“The act of making music, clothes, art, or even food has a very different, and possibly more beneficial effect on us than simply consuming those things. And yet for a very long time, the attitude of the state toward teaching and funding the arts has been in direct opposition to fostering creativity among the general population. It can often seem that those in power don’t want us to enjoy making things for ourselves — they’d prefer to establish a cultural hierarchy that devalues our amateur efforts and encourages consumption rather than creation. This might sound like I believe there is some vast conspiracy at work, which I don’t, but the situation we find ourselves in is effectively the same as if there were one. The way we are taught about music, and the way it’s socially and economically positioned, affect whether it’s integrated (or not) into our lives, and even what kind of music might come into existence in the future. Capitalism tends toward the creation of passive consumers, and in many ways this tendency is counterproductive.”

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“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 don't live in the past. I don't play my old records for that reason. I make a statement, then move on to the next.”

“I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.”

“I don't talk about the past.”

“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.”

“I don't vote and I got nothing to do with it.”

“I don't want anyone to fail, so if you can make money off music even though you can't sing or dance, that's genius.”

“I have a writing addiction.”

“I learned from Jehovah's Witnesses that a fatalistic view is counterproductive.”

“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.”

“I like constructive criticism from smart people.”

“I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.”

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“I like to open people's eyes.”

“I pushed the envelope as far as it needed to be pushed, and now it's on the floor, and people seem to want it to stay there.”

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“If a man's a good kisser, he's a great f-.”

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