Words matter. These are the best Solange Knowles Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Every mom believes her kid’s school doodles are amazing, and I’m no different.
I don’t feel like I owe anybody other than my child and my family anything.
I have more to offer than music that is automatically dance.
Anytime fashion and music go hand-in-hand and it really is an organic fit, it’s amazing.
When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.
I can’t take any credit for people dressing like me, you know?
People who live in L.A. don’t like to leave their homes because they have so much space. They have the nice kitchens and a cook and a pool. When you live in L.A., there is a sense of isolation in terms of raising a family.
Major labels act as banks in terms of how they produce and release your album. No major label is really good or bad; they just 100 per cent operate as a business, which makes sense… no hard feelings.
I’ve always loved Dusty Springfield and Martha Reeves.
I felt like when I took my weave out, I wasn’t pretty, I wasn’t noticeable.
Beyonce has set the tone as an aunt. I’ve set the tone as a mom.
I had my own little quirks as a child.
You get educated by traveling.
I think all artists have a different story to tell, and no story is the same.
There are a lot of times when people are diplomatic about things, and I’m not that type. I’m not afraid to say exactly what I mean.
Why is it so important for you to give back? I honestly feel like it’s our responsibility as citizens of the world to ground ourselves in selflessness and all do our part.
I have a father who was the first black student at his junior high and high school and had to do a lot to get to that point.
For me, I always have looked at ‘indie’ as a term of ‘independence.’ Never associated a sonic gesture with that in the same way that pop music has always meant ‘popular’ to me; you know, it didn’t define a sound.
Any decision I make is based on myself, and the only person I have to give an explanation to is God.
You have Vampire Weekend who have more African references musically than most African-American artists.
Whether it be a red eyeliner or a graphic line on the crease of my lids, I’m more attracted to the ideas of something interesting than being ‘pretty.’
I stand for people who are firm in their journey.
My earliest love, which was sort of an obsession, actually, was Nas. I was in seventh grade, I believe, when ‘Nastradamus’ was out, and I took it pretty far.
Traveling is definitely something that your average 17-year-old doesn’t get to do. One week we’re in Japan, one week we’re in Australia, one week we’re back home going to football games.
From a very early age, I decided that I wanted to be able to do my music but still be able to live a normal life.
What’s important is that my family and I are all good.
With Saint Heron, I really wanted to celebrate and continue to cultivate the community for genre-defying R&B artists.
I actually love my natural hair when it’s in a twist out and it’s been slept on for five days and revived by the steam of the shower.
In any relationship, there’s gonna be conflict.
I really wanted people just to get to know Solange on my first album, just to establish Solange’s sound, just to establish Solange’s personality.
Both my parents are first-generation success stories.
I can tell you what I really love: when I run into people on the street that tell me they have connected with my music.
I have always had tremendous respect for my sister as an artist, as a woman, and now as a mother.
I’m a lot more interested in style than fashion – style is what makes us who we are.
When you’re younger, you get shoved a lot. You don’t really have a say-so.
You’re just so excited that you have this record deal or this movie opportunity that you don’t stand up for yourself and say, This is what I want to do.
I was diagnosed with ADHD twice. I didn’t believe the first doctor who told me, and I had a whole theory that ADHD was just something they invented to make you pay for medicine, but then the second doctor told me I had it.
Motherhood is such an evolving journey.
I think many people, especially from other cultures, just don’t understand the role hair plays in black women’s lives.
People from New Orleans are extremely prideful.
When Destiny’s Child released their first record, I don’t think I even noticed. I was still at school, and I had my own life in Houston.
When you think back in history about producers and artists or writers who’ve had good synergy, a lot of times they date, or they’re married, or there’s a friendship and a kinship.
I grew up seeing my sister in the studio. I would go to recording sessions and take notes.
I’m trying to cut down my cursing.
I try to transition my energy into just having fun.
Every teenage artist out there is mostly talking about boys, and I think there’s so much more to being a teenager than just boys.
I really enjoy my privacy and being able to walk my son to school every morning and pick him up every afternoon.
I love hip-hop. I have gone through many difference phases in my love affair with hip-hop.
Everyone talks about how, in your 30s, all of these growing pains transition into wisdom and you feel more self-assured and confident, but I think I had a bit of a jump-start on that at 27.
I think it’s really important for every mother to find their own way.
I never borrowed clothes from Beyonce when we were growing up. But now my style is a little more tame and hers is a little more adventurous.
My parents constantly tried to talk me out of being an artist. They had gone through the whole journey with my sister and just wanted me to have a normal teenage life.
Once I had my son, I stopped shopping in stores because it’s not an easy process to try on clothes – and I’m not an impulsive buyer. I need to do the dance in front of the mirror, the whole nine yards.
My sound is Solange. It’s definitely not Destiny’s Child.
I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits. She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees.
Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago. My love life has been stable for a while.
It’s really special to have a niece because I have a son, so I get to have a little girl, too.
Mainstream media tends to showcase a very specific kind of Mardi Gras, but my experience of Mardi Gras is very different; it’s very cultural.
Dubai’s a pretty powerful place.
The one thing I’m really excited about is that the Saint Heron shop is not grounded in just fashion and clothing. We have connected with artists and artisans in every landscape.