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Erykah Badu Quotes


36 Erykah Badu quotes:



"And I figured out that the reason I couldn't get through the day as well as I can now is because I had too many things on my mind, on my plate, you know, for one person to have. So I started to eliminate some of the things that were too heavy to carry and unnecessary."
"Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good."
"I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me."
"I grew up listening to old soul."
"I knew it would happen. I knew I'd be No. 1. I'm a new artist; I don't know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn't happen."
"I love putting the music together. It's like art."
"I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen."
"I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform."
"I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that."
"Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That's what I want to do."
"Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now. Actually, when I first had the baby, I was breast-feeding him for two years straight. So we were together for two years of his life, every single day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one."
"The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do, the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear."
"The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings."
"Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that."
"What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that."
"What makes me furious, not just because we're in an interview, but I don't like when writers take your words and put them somewhere else, in the wrong context in their own article about you."
"I was given a tremendous gift and a platform, and it is my responsibility to use my platform to do the work of the Most High."
"The wise healer endures the pain. Cry. Tears bring joy."
Author: Badu Quotes Category: Joy Quotes
"Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing."
"As Erykah Badu, it has nothing to do with me, the way I look, my hair wrap, my style, it's about you and what you feel for my music. If I can make you feel like the way that people who influenced me made me feel, that's completion."



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