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49 Erykah Badu Quotes About Life (INSPIRING)

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“I know that I want to concentrate more on my inside-pretty than my outside-pretty, because thats gonna go away. But if your inside is beautiful, it never wears away. The light always shows on the outside if you are striving to be good inside.”

Erykah Badu
Peace and Blessings manifest with every lesson learned. If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.
Peace and Blessings manifest with every lesson learned. If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.
Be you. Make sure you're saying something when you're saying something. It's important to sound like you, to feel like you, to be like you. Be you.
Be you. Make sure you’re saying something when you’re saying something. It’s important to sound like you, to feel like you, to be like you. Be you.
I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform.
I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn’t conform.
I'm only in competition with my last level.
I’m only in competition with my last level.

“We as Black people have to tell our own stories. We have to document our history. When we allow someone else to document our history the history becomes twisted and we get written out. We get our noses blown off.”

Erykah Badu
Following your heart also means eliminating the things that no longer evolve you.
Following your heart also means eliminating the things that no longer evolve you.
I was born to make mistakes, but I ain’t scared to take the weight.
I was born to make mistakes, but I ain’t scared to take the weight.
The light always shows on the outside if you are striving to be good on the inside.
The light always shows on the outside if you are striving to be good on the inside.
Time to eliminate things that no longer evolve me.
Time to eliminate things that no longer evolve me.

9 Inspirational Erykah Badu Quotes About Life

“This pain to remain the same outweigh the pain to change… When you get tired enough is when you begin to want to sacrifice everything inside of you — the fear just leaves.”

Erykah Badu
I figure, if the mind just 'has' to be busy, why not make up happy sht
I figure, if the mind just ‘has’ to be busy, why not make up happy sh*t?
Don't let anybody infiltrate your dream.
Don’t let anybody infiltrate your dream.

“I’m free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don’t try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don’t compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.”

Erykah Badu
My hair is an aesthetic choice… At the same time, how you wear your hair is a political statement as well.
My hair is an aesthetic choice… At the same time, how you wear your hair is a political statement as well.
I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.
I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.

“I don’t feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience’s ability to feel me.”

Erykah Badu
I'm a complete human being. I'm very emotional and loving. I feel, I hurt, I give, I take, and also I think. I analyze. I'm a sociologist, anthropologist.
I’m a complete human being. I’m very emotional and loving. I feel, I hurt, I give, I take, and also I think. I analyze. I’m a sociologist, anthropologist.
I'm a woman who has gone through many heartaches, enough to dedicate my whole life to trying to figure them out.
I’m a woman who has gone through many heartaches, enough to dedicate my whole life to trying to figure them out.

7 Erykah Badu Quotes on Positive Energy

“I strongly believe that the more positive my vibration is, the clearer my message will be. I keep my negative thoughts from infiltrating my pathway and my dreams. Other people’s thoughts are none of my business.”

Erykah Badu
I create my own calm and I keep my balance, because I know that it's not really me, by myself… The Creator always gives me the energy.
I create my own calm and I keep my balance, because I know that it’s not really me, by myself… The Creator always gives me the energy.

“That’s the moment I learned that the more you believe in yourself, the stronger the vibration touches someone else, and things begin to happen the way you dreamed that they would.”

Erykah Badu
If you invite negativity in, you have to feed it and hang out with it. Best not to invite it in.
If you invite negativity in, you have to feed it and hang out with it. Best not to invite it in.

“Personally, I don’t choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That’s between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.”

Erykah Badu
So the most natural thing to me is to stay as pure to or real to or close to who I am as possible.
So the most natural thing to me is to stay as pure to or real to or close to who I am as possible.

“From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I’m supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That’s my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it.”

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6 Erykah Badu Quotes About Music

“What does music mean to me? I don’t think I would really be much without it, without it coming through me. It’s my means of communication, my means of growth, my means of transportation from one point in my life to another.”

Erykah Badu
The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.
The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings.
Music and the music business are two different things.
Music and the music business are two different things.

“I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It’s not that I try to work hard or nothing like that, it’s a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.”

Erykah Badu
The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do, the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear.
The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do, the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear.
Being honest is my job. That's what music is for me.
Being honest is my job. That’s what music is for me.

5 Erykah Badu Quotes on Being an Artist

I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.
I believed in myself, and I’ve always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.
I have a master plan as an artist. I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world.
I have a master plan as an artist. I’ve always said I’m not going to be punching nobody’s clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world.
I'm a performance artist first; I'm a recording artist second.
I’m a performance artist first; I’m a recording artist second.
Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It's nothing I work real hard at doing.
Anything that had to do with art I been doing all my life. It was a gift. It’s nothing I work real hard at doing.
I love being an entertainer - not really fond of being a celebrity.
I love being an entertainer – not really fond of being a celebrity.

7 WiseErykah Badu Quotes that will make you think

“People are organizing and fusing together to make change, and it’s inspiring. I think it’s part of the natural order of things. We’re evolving, and what helps us evolve is social media. Social media is social evolution. It’s sparking a great change.”

Erykah Badu
I think people who vibrate at the same frequency, vibrate toward each other. They call it - in science - sympathetic vibrations.
I think people who vibrate at the same frequency, vibrate toward each other. They call it – in science – sympathetic vibrations.
Better think while it's still legal.
Better think while it’s still legal.

“They play it safe, are quick to assassinate what they do not understand. They move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another.”

Erykah Badu
I live in a queendom, ruled by a womb-iverse.
I live in a queendom, ruled by a womb-iverse.

“Society has a problem with female nudity when it is not… when it is not packaged for the consumption of male entertainment. Then it becomes confusing.”

Erykah Badu
Art is the absence of fear.
Art is the absence of fear.

5 Erykah Badu Quotes on Love and Relationships

“I mean, that’s a big part of our existence here on earth, the personal relationship we have with the person that we love, with the person that we make love to, with the person that we share our lives with. We expect a lot of things back from our loved one, and the lesson is to accept and not expect.”

Erykah Badu
He definitely does what a partner is supposed to do, that is, evolve you.
He definitely does what a partner is supposed to do, that is, evolve you.
Never knew what a friendship was, never knew how to really love, you can't be what I need you to, & I don't know why I f**k with you.
Never knew what a friendship was, never knew how to really love, you can’t be what I need you to, & I don’t know why I f**k with you.
When you’re in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work.
I'm a recovering undercover over-lover.
I’m a recovering undercover over-lover.

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