Words matter. These are the best Prince Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Like books and black lives, albums still matter.
When it comes to the video channels and the programs, the radio stations, the music is geared towards kids, and it’s made by kids.
Most artists lose their voice, their hair, and their bands. That’s not going to happen to me.
I record all the time.
When I found out that there was eight Presidents before George Washington, I wanted to smack somebody.
The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.
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.
You ever get that feeling that you just have too many hits?
A strong spirit transcends rules.
Record contracts are just like – I’m gonna say the word – slavery. I would tell any young artist… don’t sign.
I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.
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?
I might just stop talking again and not do interviews.
Doing a residency in any particular city requires a large repertoire to ensure repeat business.
Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.
When you don’t talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you.
There are people who are unhappy with everything.
The Bible is a study guide for social interaction.
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.
I ain’t mad at anybody. I don’t have any enemies.
The gatekeepers must change.
I really believe in finding new ways to distribute my music.
Each audience is different.
Oh, I love critics. Because they love me. It’s not a joke. They care.
Most bands out there are basically pretty boring. I try to affect people inside their bodies.
You can’t understand the words of Cocteau Twins songs, but their harmonies put you in a dreamlike state.
At one time, MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.
My hair is capable of doing a lot of different things.
There are no great jazz-fusion bands.
I have a writing addiction.
There’s this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission.
I used to be more involved with every aspect of everything onstage. I’m way more relaxed now. It feels like anything can happen.
Tell me a musician who’s got rich off digital sales. Apple’s doing pretty good though, right?
I always wanted to make a three-record set. ‘Sign o’ the Times’ was originally supposed to be a triple album, but it ended up as a double.
Music is real. It affects people; it’s real.
If you look in the Bible there’s no birthdays.
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.
When I first started out in this music industry, I was most concerned with freedom. Freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything I wanted to.
It’s fun being in Islamic countries, to know there’s only one religion. There’s order. You wear a burqa. There’s no choice. People are happy with that.
Time is a mind construct. It’s not real.
My father left his piano at the house when he left, and I wasn’t allowed to play it when he was there because I wasn’t as good as him. So when he left, I was determined to get as good as him, and I taught myself how to play music, and I just stuck with it, and I did it all the time.
All you see on television are debased images.
When everyone recognizes Jehovah’s name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it.
Any business situation is restrictive.
‘Billboard’ needs to tell the truth, shake things up.
You can always tell when the groove is working or not.
Instead of hate, celebrate.
I don’t vote and I got nothing to do with it.
I like constructive criticism from smart people.
I like arguments.
Every year, they ask me to play the Grammys.
Nobody sues their fans.
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.
We have to show support for artists who are trying to own things for themselves.
It might be a shock to see me, but that’s no reason for people to act crazy, and it doesn’t give them license to chase me down the street.
I like to open people’s eyes.
Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.
There’s a dark side to everything.
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.
I learned from Jehovah’s Witnesses that a fatalistic view is counterproductive.
Everyone has a rock bottom.
I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.
I learned from Jimi Hendrix. They all wanted him to do the tricks, and at the end of his career, he just wanted to play. I lived longer than he did, and I can see how those pressures can really play with your head.
I do pay performance royalties on others’ songs I perform live, but I’m not recording these songs and putting them up for sale.
From its conception and that one and only meeting, ‘HITNRUN’ took about 90 days to prepare its release. If that’s what freedom feels like, ‘HITNRUN’ is what it sounds like.
I don’t talk about the past.
Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.
There’s not a lot of pop music in the mainstream that makes you feel scared, that makes you wonder what’s happening.
All these non-singing, non-dancing, wish-I-had-me-some-clothes fools who tell me my albums suck. Why should I pay any attention to them?
I became merely a pawn used to produce more money for Warner Bros.
When I started playing music, people weren’t selling 5 million records. That was not the standard; that was not the focus.
Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it as opposed to letting it use you.
Prophecy is what we all have to go by now.
I have friends that are gay, and we study the Bible together.
I’m real easy-going.
A bootlegger is a bootlegger, a scalper is a scalper.
‘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.