We meditate so we can see miracles unfolding. Without stillness life is a blur.— Russell Simmons
The most unique Russell Simmons quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Whatever obstacles appear in your path, put your head down and get past them.
Those obstacles aren't real. They're just God's way of testing you. He's asking you, 'Do you want to make it or not?'
In my experience, there's only one thing that will always steer you toward success: That's to have a vision and to stick with it... Once I have a vision for a new venture, I'm going to ride that vision until the wheels come off.
Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.
When you give without reservation, you’ll become a magnet that pulls the world toward you.
Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.
Embrace struggle... It is your greatest teacher.
Whatever you chase will run away from you.
So, stop chasing success and realize you already have it all.
You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be.
Decide that no matter what is happening around you, the sun will always be shining in your world.
Needing nothing attracts everything.
If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you're going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money.
Antisemitism is just another form of racism.
It's the same sickness, whether it's about Christians, about Islamophobia, which is horrible. It's all wrong. It's all the same.
What holds most people back isn't the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves.
There are no failures, only quitters.
Reacting to the world with a smile instead of a curse, a wave instead of the middle finger, will actually help you live longer.
Give what you want to receive. If you want happiness, make others happy.
It's all about the work. Nothing is going to fall into your lap.
The thing about hip-hop is that it's from the underground, ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out, who have not been recognized.
Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.
Hip-hop is a voice for voiceless poor people.
If you don't break a hole through the brick wall, don't just start digging a new hole. Keep going until you break through that wall.
Being a thoughtful vegan makes our time on this Earth more peaceful and joyous, because you get to have a hand in promoting and increasing the happiness, good health and well-being of others -- both animal and human -- rather than being an instrument of their suffering and death.
Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith.
If you want to say something profound, writing from your heartbeat is different than writing from the loud voices you get from music. If they're rapping from noise, it's about robbing people. It's that simple.
I know some people say "Keep your eyes on the prize," but I disagree.
When your eyes are stuck on the prize, you're going to keep stumbling and crashing into things. If you really want to get ahead, you've got to keep your eyes focused on the path.
I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens.
You'll see a lot of funny stuff, you'll see a lot of daddy knows best stuff, you'll see a lot of me and my wife trying to hold the family together.
You know, I love all kinds of activism.
I certainly think blacks deserve to have something whether it is affirmative action or an opportunity that should be opened up to them. But at the same time I believe that people of color are not the only poor people in America and all over the world.
If it feels like your life has become a nasty, brackish puddle of water, never forget that you do possess the power to transform it into a beautiful, rushing stream that will carry you to enlightenment.
Be encouraged. Stay on your hustle. You can't fail until u quit.
By listening to your higher self, or Atman, you can return to the truth that's already inside of you and in the process change not only yourself, but the entire world, through positivity and love.
One positive thought can change your whole day.
You've got to put your head down and do the work. There are no shortcuts.
Every time I go into a new venture, I find a "rabbi" who has the business acumen to help me understand the mechanics of that industry, the costs involved in developing a product, and what you need to do in order to make a profit.
Gangsta rappers, they call them. Not nearly as gangsta as the things that inspire them.. you know, a gangsta government that we operate under.
Look at all the billionaires. If I know 15 billionaires, I know 13 unhappy people.
I've been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.
Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question.
I am very lucky that I have talented and creative people around me.
Also, mediation has been a very big part of my freedom, because it allows me to watch all the things going on and allows me to focus.
Everything you need to know about success is inside of you, because I believe it is inside of all of us. That is, all human beings have potential for infinite success.
You don't need a record deal. You'll have the industry begging for you, when you build your buzz.
The research shows that if you meditate, the mind becomes still, and they can see the functionality and gray matter in the brain increase, the nervous system calm, the immune system improve and a reduction in stress.
You cannot find it anywhere, because it is located inside you... happiness is your natural state.
I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all 'see' a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere.
If you just remember to breathe and smile before you act, you’ll always make the right decision.
Every day set the simple goal of trying to be more awake and less distracted.
I think if you're open-minded, the road will take you where it takes you.
If you're closed, you might not get to go where the road is heading.
You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.
Never change for the mainstream—stay in your lane, and if you’re talented and resilient enough the mainstream will come to you.