Erykah Badu Quotes


36 Erykah Badu quotes:



"Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business."
"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."
"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."
"But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different."
"From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it."
"Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good."
"I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word."
"I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that, it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it."
"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 don't read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear."
"I grew up listening to old soul."
"I have a master plan as an artist. I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world."
"I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand."
"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 love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It's fun to see what they'll say it is."
"I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen."
"I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder, one of those little flat recorders where you just push PLAY and RECORD."
"I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform."



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