Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well.

— Nelly Furtado

The most irresistibly Nelly Furtado quotes that will activate your desire to change

I'm into cotton underwear. I don”t need cheetah print leather to make me feel sexy.

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When you're scrambling to fill the void in your life and you feel like you're drowning... we all yearn to hear that one friend's voice, say: "You're going to get through this."

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I'm channelling my 14-year-old self. She's thinking about putting on her big hoop earrings and baggy pants and going to the mall downtown.

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We may look great on Instagram, but we're still lonely and depressed and anxiety-ridden. I hope, for the sake of our future generations, that our moral compass stays intact.

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Art and life go together. I have to have a life filled with experiences to make art, and I have to have art around me to live well.

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Music is one of the only inanimate things we have left.

It can still be mystical, magical and awe-inspiring

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You can have the best of intentions and think you're doing the right thing but you fall down when you're going against your own instinct.

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I believe the future will reflect different body types, ethnicities, cultures and sexual orientations. I've been working with a lot of young artists who really project an androgynous and inclusive approach to the world. I'm very inspired by that.

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I often think about the idea that augmentation has become the new normal.

When you start to augment and filter yourself because you think you should, you're kind of putting your worth in other people's hands, rather than having that worth come from within.

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If we stepped away from so much of the victimhood talk, I think that would make a big change for the better. It does limit art. The conversation wouldn't just be one-sided.

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I say it's a girls' world.

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I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away...

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About Nelly Furtado

Quotes 54 sayings
Nationality Canadian
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

All of the women in music business understand that.

They're fighting in a misogynist world. That's why they wear some elements of their femininity and have to blend it in with masculinity... it's a kind of protection. Somebody like Madonna is strong but soft. You have to be that way in this business.

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I remember attaching a wire clothing hanger to the antenna of my radio in my bedroom, so I could get the frequency and get that station and listen to the top 10 every night.

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I actually feel pretty inspired and hopeful by the fact that protests are becoming the norm now. They're less part of fringe society and more a part of mainstream society. That's exciting. There is no fringe anymore. We should all be included.

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I write pop songs. But I think it is sprinkled with a lot of counter-culture references. It ranged from rap to hip hop to trip hop, house, drum and bass, and experimental and improv and jazz.

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Girls like to see girls dressed up like princesses occasionally.

Guys don”t really care, they just want to get the clothes off.

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I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds.

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I'm not into branding - I'm trying to be organic to who I am on every level.

I do really connect to being a part of the working class. Those are my roots. My family [consists of] farmers from Portugal, builders, housekeepers and stonemasons.

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Guys don't really care, they just want to get the clothes off.

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I like my body so much more now since having my baby.

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It was summertime and I was in The Azores, hanging around the small village my parents are from. I was looking out on this very rural setting, on a road going up a hill. There was an old man coming down the hill with a pitchfork on his shoulder. He was wearing gum boots, work pants - and a Coca-Cola T-shirt. I saw that and thought, That's my album!

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There are tears. There's laughter. There's an unconscious thing happening between us as humans. There's so much about the brain that we don't understand. I believe everybody's empathic.

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Our connection to nature grounds us, it makes us more spiritually aware.

We must keep the legacy of nature materially alive for future generations.

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I have a photograph of my grandfather driving a donkey cart barefoot.

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I think when you mature, you realize that you really don't have to do anything you don't want to do or be represented in a way that doesn't suit you.

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I'm aware of - and embrace - my masculine energy. Sometimes I have too much yang.

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I just think motherhood made me better, I think it rejuvenates you as a person, mind, body and spirit, and I think every woman is different.

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Since our online libraries are so extensive, we think we can make all the right decisions about our personal health and well-being by pushing buttons. It's not intuitive anymore. That's the internet. Before the net, we would have gone to the community or our families to see what we should do. We often feel more isolated on our own little islands because of it.

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I'm privileged that I'm an artist.

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In our world, it's a big deal when you have a favourite collaborator and share them.

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When she walks she walks with passion when she talks, she talks like she can handle it when she asks for something, boy she means it she know you would do [anything] to keep her by your side she'll make you work hard make you spend hard make you want all, all of her she'll make you fall real fast [in love].

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I don't really believe in good and evil. I never had. I think it's enabled me to open my mind.

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I'm having a lot more fun living life.

My new motto is "plerking" - I play and work at the same time.

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If you wait this long to put an album out, you'd better be sure you tried your best.

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Touring is a favorite part of what I do. I love connecting with the fans in that immediate way.

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Girls like to see girls dressed up like princesses occasionally.

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It's just kind of empowering when you become a mother.

You just get overwhelmed with this new confidence and you feel really in control of your life. It's been beautiful.

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Hip-hop was super-exotic to us in Canada.

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I can't understand marketing. I think it's because I never looked at what I do as a job. I've rebelled against that and I will continue to.

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Having the balance of a work life and a family life has been so good for me.

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I am impressed when music matters, when genres are broken, when spirits are lifted, when people make a difference, and when people are true to themselves.

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Any time you turn off and let someone else make any artistic decision for you, you make a mistake.

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I do feel like I'm a survivor because the music industry is still a boys' club.

I really respect all the women in the business. I know trusting yourself is hard work but it helps you avoid all the traps and labels that come with being in this business.

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Maneater -- make you work hard, make you spend hard, make you want all of her love.

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As an artist, comfort can be your worst enemy.

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When you follow your heart, you always win and it feels so good.

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We can't automatically think about young women in makeup negatively.

Sometimes a woman engages in these new forces and energies of beauty coming into her world. They can become tools. She's trying to express her femininity outwardly. I'm still learning too.

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When you're too concerned about branding, you're restricting yourself.

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