Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Prince Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
My bankers are very happy with me.
The gatekeepers must change.
You can always tell when the groove is working or not.
I like arguments.
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.
There’s a dark side to everything.
I don’t know who was the one that came up with the notion that you have to play the same songs every concert.
I have friends that are gay, and we study the Bible together.
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.
There are no great jazz-fusion bands.
I’m thankful enough or blessed enough to be able to say that Miles Davis was a friend when he was alive, and he was a wonderful mentor and really, really funny, you know.
The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.
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.
Every year, they ask me to play the Grammys.
Music is real. It affects people; it’s real.
I have a lot of parties.
I’m not one to get bad reviews.
I’ve always understood the two to be intertwined: sexuality and spirituality. That never changed.
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.
Most people don’t want to talk about politics and religion. They say, ‘Let’s talk about something else.’
Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.
‘Billboard’ needs to tell the truth, shake things up.
YouTube is the hippest network, and they abuse copyright right and left.
People don’t understand real musicians anymore. Jack White is great – he’s the real thing – but he isn’t having hits.
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.
People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short. I wear heels because the women like ’em.
Most bands out there are basically pretty boring. I try to affect people inside their bodies.
The hardest thing with musicians is getting them not to play.
Oh, I love critics. Because they love me. It’s not a joke. They care.
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.
Just sharing music with each other – that’s cool. It’s the selling that becomes the problem.
When I found out that there was eight Presidents before George Washington, I wanted to smack somebody.
It’s work to play the same songs the same way for 70 shows.
I don’t talk about the past.
Young people have decided they like to listen to music in a certain way, through ear buds, and that’s fine with me as long as it doesn’t bother them that they’re not hearing 90 percent of the music that way.
All you see on television are debased images.
You can’t understand the words of Cocteau Twins songs, but their harmonies put you in a dreamlike state.
My hair is capable of doing a lot of different things.
You don’t have to watch ‘Gossip Girl’ to have an attitude.
When I started playing music, people weren’t selling 5 million records. That was not the standard; that was not the focus.
Everyone has a rock bottom.
Being a Jehovah’s Witness, I don’t celebrate birthdays or holidays. I don’t vote.
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.
Tell me a musician who’s got rich off digital sales. Apple’s doing pretty good though, right?
Well, my musicians are my friends.
I always knew I had a relationship with God. But I wasn’t sure God had a relationship with me.
I might just stop talking again and not do interviews.
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 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.
I like to open people’s eyes.
I don’t vote and I got nothing to do with 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?
Any business situation is restrictive.
Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.
Doing a residency in any particular city requires a large repertoire to ensure repeat business.
The internet’s completely over.
There are people who are unhappy with everything.
We have to show support for artists who are trying to own things for themselves.
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.
Like books and black lives, albums still matter.
The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.
If you lend your consciousness to someone else, you’re a robot.
Hip-hop is very diverse, but if you only focus on one aspect of it, then what you get is this image of Black America that is completely contrary to what actually goes on.
I used to be more involved with every aspect of everything onstage. I’m way more relaxed now. It feels like anything can happen.
There’s not a lot of pop music in the mainstream that makes you feel scared, that makes you wonder what’s happening.
Most artists lose their voice, their hair, and their bands. That’s not going to happen to me.
I do pay performance royalties on others’ songs I perform live, but I’m not recording these songs and putting them up for sale.
I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.
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.
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.
When everyone recognizes Jehovah’s name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it.
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.
Nobody sues their fans.
Contrary to what a lot of people think, I haven’t been domesticated.
When you don’t talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you.