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What are the best Prince quotes?
We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Prince truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
I'm not entangled in a bunch of lawsuits and a web that I can't get out of.
I can hold my head up... a happily married man who has his head in order. There isn't a bunch of scandal in my life.
Most bands out there are basically pretty boring. I try to affect people inside their bodies.
And we'll watch them fall, they stand in the way of love, and we will smoke them all.
Like books and black lives, albums still matter.
Sometimes ideas are coming so fast that I have to stop doing one song to get another. But I don't forget the first one. If it works, it will always be there. It's like the truth: it will find you and lift you up. And if it ain't right, it will dissolve like sand on the beach.
'When Doves Cry' came out - it sounded like nothing that was on the radio.
'Let's Go Crazy' was number one on R&B stations, and there's nothing that's been like that on radio since.
My mother told me one day I walked in to her and said, 'Mom, I'm not going to be sick anymore,' and she said 'Why?' and I said 'Because an angel told me so.' Now, I don't remember saying it; that's just what she told me.
It's work to play the same songs the same way for 70 shows.
A bootlegger is a bootlegger, a scalper is a scalper.
You can always tell when the groove is working or not.
Tell me a musician who's got rich off digital sales. Apple's doing pretty good though, right?
There are no great jazz-fusion bands.
Most people don't want to talk about politics and religion.
They say, 'Let's talk about something else.'
I like to open people's eyes.
All you see on television are debased images.
Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.
Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.
My father left his piano at the house when he left, and I wasn't allowed to play it when he was there because I wasn't as good as him. So when he left, I was determined to get as good as him, and I taught myself how to play music, and I just stuck with it, and I did it all the time.
Most artists lose their voice, their hair, and their bands. That's not going to happen to me.
Young people have decided they like to listen to music in a certain way, through ear buds, and that's fine with me as long as it doesn't bother them that they're not hearing 90 percent of the music that way.
To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would - I don't know, I wish it upon everybody. It's heaven.
Time is a mind construct. It's not real.
I do pay performance royalties on others' songs I perform live, but I'm not recording these songs and putting them up for sale.
The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.
I've always understood the two to be intertwined: sexuality and spirituality. That never changed.
There's not a lot of pop music in the mainstream that makes you feel scared, that makes you wonder what's happening.
Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what's already there.
I pride myself on working with great musicians.
Every year, they ask me to play the Grammys.
When you don't talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you.
I don't talk about the past.
I've never stopped writing, never stopped recording.
Record contracts are just like - I'm gonna say the word, slavery.
Doing a residency in any particular city requires a large repertoire to ensure repeat business.
The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.
If you look in the Bible there's no birthdays.
When you sit down to write something, there should be no guidelines.
The main idea is not supposed to be, 'How many different ways can we sell it?' That's so far away from the true spirit of what music is.
When it comes to the video channels and the programs, the radio stations, the music is geared towards kids, and it's made by kids.
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.