If you treat me fairly, I'll give you all my goods.
Risk the fall to know how it feels to fly.
Be driven, be focused, but enjoy every moment, because it only happens once.
I grew up in the middle of everything. I walked the streets alone, I rode the trains alone, I came home at three in the morning alone; that was what I did.
What breaks my heart is suffering of any kind. Too often, our world is divisive and cruel where it needs to be uniting and loving.
I would hate to make music and people love me for something that isn't me.
I feel like B sides are always better, no matter whose record it is.
And I love kick boxing. It's a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head.
I've always been strong- minded, but I wonder.
I love the written word so much, I know it's gonna flow naturally.
I see what happens when one gets very attached to material things. That's just not what my life is.
When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.
I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.
Some of the greatest artists did their best work when they got political.
Maturity and experience are part of my liberation.
I've stepped more into my business and really... taken control for how I want that to be.
I know people who've gone to jail. It don't mean you stop loving them! They deservin' love just as much in there, and maybe they needin' it more.
We're all going to change. Otherwise, it's boring.
I have this vintage Harley- Davidson motorcycle jacket. When I put it on, it has this supercool feeling to it.
I'd rather not have anything than be a liar.
My parents weren't married. It wasn't like my dad up and left. I maintained a steady relationship with my grandparents. My dad's mother is my nana, and I'm closer to her than almost anybody in this world.
My life is rich because I have those kinds of people in my life.
Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. Gangsta rap didnt exist.
The smaller you strip things down, the more you depend on the songs and yourself, as opposed to arrangements.
Love will come find you, just to remind you of who you are.
You are what you listen to.
As a lyricist, you love to hear other great lyrics or other great concepts.
I believe in the limitlessness of humans. We're capable of incredible things. At times, that realization is frightening.
I find myself to be truly primal and passionate. Everything I do comes from a primal place.
I don't dream- only if I'm uncomfortable or I'm going through something.
All women are NATURALLY, bad ass!
I'm definitely a nerd. I'm a cool- ass nerd, but I am definitely a nerd.
I think being really connected to a higher power, of having a spirituality to me, has been really good for me and I pray all the time.
I'm the cofounder of Keep a Child Alive. We provide medicine for families affected by HIV and AIDS in places like Africa and India.
I really like to live my life in a low- key fashion.
I think it's the ego in us that screws us up.
I'm inspired by artists and musicians. There are so many wonderful and talented people in the world. I love discovering new music, new writers, or new art.
The most important thing is to be proud of the work that you put into something, and put the ego aside.
Through the shake of an earthquake I will never fall. That’s how strong my love is.