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130 Prince Quotes That Reign Over Creativity & Music

If you are struggling in life or need quotes you can relate to, you better check this out to make you feel better.

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1. “I don’t really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are.” 

2. “I had a massive ego. Massive. But that’s not such a bad thing. Because at least you’re aspiring to be something, you consider yourself great because you want to be great.”

3. “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.”

4. “Everyone has a rock bottom.” 

5. “There’s always a rainbow at the end of every rain.” 

6. “I have written a song that says—if you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, ‘they’re gone,’ and they’ll come back.” 

7. “Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.” 

8. “Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.”

9. “I’ve grown up, everyone has got to grow up. But there’s something inside me, I’m always going to have that little sort of—how do you say—child streak.’” 

10. “A strong spirit transcends rules.” 

11. “Hard to say what’s right when all I wanna do is wrong.”

12. “There is something that happens when you get emancipated. You approach life differently. You eat differently. You respect yourself more. You respect the gift you have been given.” 

13. “When everyone recognizes Jehovah’s name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it.” 

14. “Every day, I feel, is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.”

15. “Always cry for love, never cry for pain.”

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16. “When you don’t talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you. I give them a lot of credit to be able to hang with me this long, because I’ve gone through a lot of changes, but they’ve allowed me to grow, and thus we can tackle some serious subjects and try to just be better human beings, all of us.” 

17. “The voice that you hear is the alchemy of your mind.”

18. “Time is a mind construct. It’s not real.”

19. “I like constructive criticism from smart people.”

20. “But life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last.”

21. “Negative people will always have something negative to say. Don’t let their fickle opinions bother you.”

22. “There are people who are unhappy with everything.”

23. “Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is, ‘Is there anybody I’m afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked in a room I’d get nervous?’ If not, then you’re cool.”

24. “Everyone has their own experience. That’s why we are here, to go through our experience, to learn, to go down those paths, and eventually, you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don’t have to come back again.”

25. “I want to tell people to create. Just start by creating your day. Then create your life.”

26. “Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.”

27. “Act your age, not your shoe size.”

28. “The grind is real. There are no shortcuts. But what’s the alternative? Don’t quit one meter before you strike gold. Keep moving forward and creating the life of your dreams.”

29. “Real music lovers are actually my favorite kind of people because they like to know, rather than just be told what to think.”

30. “No child is bad from the beginning. They just imitate their atmosphere.”

31. “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.”

32. “I have a very thick skin. I take everything that comes and let it bounce right off me because I know the time will come when nobody will be able to speak falsely.”

33. “Yeah, everybody’s got a bomb, we could all die any day. But before I’ll let that happen, I’ll dance my life away.”

34. “Still, my soul is cast iron and not to be dented.”

35. “Time is something we created in order to measure the span of our lives. It’s not meant to create fear in you or paralyze you from moving forward. You are never too old and it is never too late to start over.”

36. “You don’t need a record company to turn you into anything.”

37. “When you wake up, each day looks the same, so each day should be a new beginning.”

38. “I don’t live in the past. I don’t play my old records for that reason. I make a statement, then move on to the next.”

39. “Whoever said that elephants were stronger than mules?”

40. “It’s a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don’t need to add to it. And we’re in a place now where we all need one another, and it’s going to get rougher.”

41. “Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?”

42. “You decide how you view the world each day. Choose to make it inspired!”

43. “People will always have their opinions. Only you know who you really are. Focus on living authentically and honestly, have integrity in all that you do, and those opinions won’t matter.”

44. “People who have no creativity, talent, or courage are the ones who follow the rules. Be brave, be bold, step up and make your own! The passion that lies inside of you means you don’t need to follow the pack because you transcend it.”

45. “There’s something about having people around you giving you support that is—it’s motivating, and once I got that support from people, then I believed I could do anything.”

46. “Our consciousness is programmed. We see things a certain way from a young age—we’re programmed to keep doing them that way. Then you have to spend adulthood learning how to overcome it, to read out the programs.”

47. “There’s a dark side to everything.”

48. “I want to make heart decisions in business. If you can’t do that, you’re not free. I want to be able to dictate which way I’m going to go.”

49. “Peace will come when it becomes irrelevant to strike out at people. When you see that it’s striking out against your own genome.”

50. “The truth is, you are either here to enlighten or to discourage.”

51. “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.”

52. “I pushed the envelope as far as it needed to be pushed, and now it’s on the floor, and people seem to want it to stay there.”

53. “As long as I do not take myself too seriously, I should not be too badly off.”

54. “I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn’t know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had.”

55. “Life is just a game, we’re all just the same—do you wanna play?”

56. “Why party like it is 1999 when you can party like it is your birthday?”

57. “I want to win, so sometimes I get a little overanxious.”

58. “Money won’t buy you happiness, but it’ll pay for the search.”

59. “I think you’ll always be able to do what your ear tells you.”

60. “You can’t understand the words of Cocteau Twins songs, but their harmonies put you in a dreamlike state.”

61. “Music is the ultimate power, love is simply the message, and the truth will set you free!”

62. “Music is healing—music holds things together.”

63. “The hardest thing with musicians is getting them not to play.”

64. “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.”

65. “When I’m writing songs, some days the pen just goes. I’m not in charge and I’m almost listening outside of it. That’s when I realize that we all have to start looking at life as a gift. It’s like listening to color and believing that these colors have soul mates and once you get them all together the painting is complete.”

66. “What’s missing from pop music is danger.”

67. “Sometimes it is a curse, but it’s also a blessing. It is a gift that I am completely grateful for. That’s why I keep making music because I don’t want to be ungrateful for the gift.”

68. “I really believe in finding new ways to distribute my music.”

69. “The music, for me, doesn’t come on a schedule. I don’t know when it’s going to come, and when it does, I want it out.”

70. “‘Rock Steady’ by Aretha Franklin, ‘Cold Sweat’ by James Brown, all the Stax records, and Tina Turner—we took it for granted, thinking that music would always be like that. That was just normal to us.”

71. “I’ve never stopped writing, never stopped recording.”

72. “Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.”

73. “Rhythm came from Africa. We need to stop frontin’ about that. Rhythm and heartbeats.”

74. “Music is real. It affects people—it’s real.”

75. “Like books and black lives, albums still matter.”

76. “If you see a man opening a car door for a woman, it means one of two things—it’s either a new woman or a new car!”

77. “Any charitable act is love in motion, and love needs no publicity because love just is.”

78. “A woman, every day, should be thanked, not disrespected, not raped or spanked.”

79. “I just want your extra time and your kiss.”

80. “It’s been so lonely without you here. Like a bird, without a song. Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling. So tell me, baby, where did I go wrong?”

81. “Oh, I love critics. Because they love me. It’s not a joke. They care.”

82. “Capulet! Montague! See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!”

83. “I’ve always understood the two to be intertwined—sexuality and spirituality. That never changed.”

84. “I ain’t mad at anybody. I don’t have any enemies.”

85. “Don’t hate me because I’m fabulous.”

86. “I am yours now and you are mine. And together we’ll love through all space and time.”

87. “Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.”

88. “Artists have the ability to change lives with a single performance.”

89. “The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.”

90. “The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.”

91. “Most bands out there are basically pretty boring. I try to affect people inside their bodies.”

92. “Just sharing music with each other—that’s cool. It’s the selling that becomes the problem.”

93. “When I started playing music, people weren’t selling 5 million records. That was not the standard—that was not the focus.”

94. “I don’t know who was the one that came up with the notion that you have to play the same songs every concert.”

95. “There’s not a lot of pop music in the mainstream that makes you feel scared, that makes you wonder what’s happening.”

96. “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.”

97. “Where rational thought is overcome by the strength of physical attraction. This feeling will draw words from the pen that one doesn’t even know to exist. This feeling will make one combine words that don’t go together but just sound so good you not only read them, you can smell them.”

98. “Success can also cause misery. The trick is not to be surprised when you discover it doesn’t bring you all the happiness and answers you thought it would.”

99. “Sometimes, it takes years for a person to become an overnight success.”

100. “I don’t want anyone to fail, so if you can make money off music even though you can’t sing or dance, that’s genius.”

101. “What if half the things ever said—turned out to be a lie. How will you know the truth if you were given all the answers—and you stopped to wonder why.”

102. “It gets embarrassing to say something untrue because you put it online and everyone knows about it, so it’s better, to tell the truth.”

103. “A lot of people have the idea that I’m a wild sexual person. I’ve lectured quite a few people out there. I’ll say, ‘Think about what you’re saying. How would you react if you were me?’ I ask that question a lot. ‘How would you react if you were me?’ They say, ‘Okay, okay.’”

104. “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.”

105. “So much has been written about me, and people don’t know what’s right and what’s wrong. I’d rather let them stay confused.”

106. “Michael Jackson’s album was only called bad because there wasn’t enough room on the sleeve for pathetic.”

107. “People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short. I wear heels because the women like ’em.”

108. “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.”

109. “As human beings, we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions—to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period.”

110. “People speculate on your personal life all the time anyway. So I just think it’s important to keep my private life private and my public persona more into music, you know?”

111. “I would tell any young artist—don’t sign.”

112. “Instead of hate, celebrate.”

113. “I like to open people’s eyes.”

114. “I rock, therefore I am.”

115. “Nothing comes to sleepers but dreams.”

116. “I would die for you.”

117. “I have seen the future and it will be Batman.”

118. “She’s always in my hair.”

119. “I have a writing addiction.”

120. “You can always tell when the groove is working or not.”

121. “Why do we scream at each other? This is what it sounds like when doves cry.”

122. “If you lend your consciousness to someone else, you’re a robot.”

123. “I always knew I had a relationship with God. But I wasn’t sure God had a relationship with me.”

124. “Me and ocean—two deep dreams of God.”

125. “I learned from Jehovah’s Witnesses that a fatalistic view is counterproductive.”

126. “Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it as opposed to letting it use you.”

127. “I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.”

128. “In the tech-savvy, real-time world we all live in today, everything is faster.”

129. “The internet is completely over.”

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