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35 Prince Quotes To Inspire The Genius Inside You

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Prince Rogers Nelson, known as Prince to the world, was one of the most iconic American musicians of the 20th century.

Owing to Prince's vast knowledge of music and musical instruments, his music knew no boundaries - it was diverse and glamorous at the same time, combining multiple styles, such as pop, rock, R&B, funk, and soul. He was a gifted songwriter, as well. 

Prince's creativity and unique style made him one of the most influential people of our time. His legacy lives on even though he passed away on 21 April 2016.

We've selected the best Prince quotes to inspire you today, enjoy these words of wisdom from what many considered to be a musical genius: 

Prince Quotes To Inspire The Genius Inside You


Prince Quotes On Life:


1. "Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful."

2. "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."

3. "There's always a rainbow at the end of every rain."

4. "A strong spirit transcends rules."

Prince Quotes: "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." - Prince
5. "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."

6. "Negative people will always have something negative to say. Don’t let their fickle opinions bother you."

7. "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."

8. "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."

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

Prince Quotes: "Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success." - Prince
10. "Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success."

11. "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life."

12. "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."

Prince Quotes On Music and Creativity:


13. "The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can."

14. "Movies are real! Music is real! It affects people, it's real. … The other night I went to a club and I watched a DJ control an entire room. Even politicians can't do that."

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

16. "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 a color and believing that these colors have soul mates and once you get them all together the painting is complete."

17. "You decide how you view the world each day. Choose to make it inspired!"

18. "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." 

Prince Quotes: "Real music lovers are actually my favorite kind of people because they like to know, rather than just be told what to think." - Prince
19. "Real music lovers are actually my favorite kind of people because they like to know, rather than just be told what to think."

20. "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." 

21. "Sometimes it [music in my head] 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." 

22. "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."

Prince Quotes On Relationships:


Prince Quotes: "Compassion is an action word with no boundaries." - Prince
23. "Compassion is an action word with no boundaries."

24. "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."

25. "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."

26. "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."

Prince Quotes On Being Yourself:


Prince Quote: "I've grown up - everyone's 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." - Prince
27. "I've grown up - everyone's 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."

28. "I had a massive ego [at youth]. 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."

29. "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 into a room and saw, I`d get nervous?' If not, then you`re cool."

30. "I don't really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are. For example, if people wish I would sound like I used to sound, then it says more about them than it does me."

Princes Quotes On Freedom


Prince Quotes: "Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people." –  Prince Quote On Freedom
31."Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people."

32. "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."

33. "If you lend your consciousness to someone else, you’re a robot."

34. "When you wake up, each day looks the same, so each day should be a new beginning." 

35. "Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it as opposed to letting it use you."


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Silvia Woolard is a writer at AuBestEssays and novice entrepreneur from Phoenix. In a free time she writes and works in a field of popular psychology. Read Silvia at her Twitter.


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