Nina Simone Quotes

Top 49 wise famous quotes and sayings by Nina Simone

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Nina Simone quotes: It's time to take a look at my failures and stop calling them successes. Now I can start working at something that can use me best. It's time to take a look at my failures and stop calling them successes. Now I can start working at something that can use me best.
Nina Simone quotes: I was not reluctant to become a singer. Singing has been an activity I've done my whole life, without thought. I was not reluctant to become a singer. Singing has been an activity I've done my whole life, without thought.
Nina Simone quotes: Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home. Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.
Nina Simone quotes: Since I was three I've been playing the piano. I've been onstage. My mother is an Evangelist and I used to play the piano at her revival meetings. Since I was three I've been playing the piano. I've been onstage. My mother is an Evangelist and I used to play the piano at her revival meetings.
Nina Simone quotes: Jazz is not just music, it's a way of life, it's a way of being, a way of thinking. Jazz is not just music, it's a way of life, it's a way of being, a way of thinking.
Nina Simone quotes: To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music. To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music.
Nina Simone quotes: What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did. What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did.
Nina Simone quotes: It was always Marx, Lenin, and revolution - real girl's talk. It was always Marx, Lenin, and revolution - real girl's talk.
Nina Simone quotes: It's a good time for black people to be alive. It's a good time for black people to be alive.
Nina Simone quotes: I feel more alive now than I ever have in my life. I have a chance to live, as I've dreamed. I feel more alive now than I ever have in my life. I have a chance to live, as I've dreamed.
Nina Simone quotes: This is the world you have made yourself, now you have to live in it. This is the world you have made yourself, now you have to live in it.
Nina Simone quotes: It's a new dawn, it's a new day ... and I'm feeling good. It's a new dawn, it's a new day ... and I'm feeling good.
Nina Simone quotes: I'm just human, I have faults like anyone I'm just human, I have faults like anyone
Nina Simone quotes: I feel what they feel. And people who listen to me know that, and it makes them feel like they're not alone. I feel what they feel. And people who listen to me know that, and it makes them feel like they're not alone.
Nina Simone quotes: Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking. Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking.
Nina Simone quotes: To be young, gifted and black! To be young, gifted and black!
Nina Simone quotes: Music is a gift and a burden I've had since I can remember who I was. Music is a gift and a burden I've had since I can remember who I was.
Nina Simone quotes: I play piano, by ear. Yes, I write songs ... and good ones. I play piano, by ear. Yes, I write songs ... and good ones.
Nina Simone quotes: You've got to learn to leave the tableWhen love's no longer being served. You've got to learn to leave the table
When love's no longer being served.
Nina Simone quotes: There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were
Nina Simone quotes: The allusion was that I was actually naked. I loved that. It always, kind of shocked people enough that they became mine immediately. The allusion was that I was actually naked. I loved that. It always, kind of shocked people enough that they became mine immediately.
Nina Simone quotes: I don't like drug addicts and she sounds like a cat. I don't like drug addicts and she sounds like a cat.
Nina Simone quotes: You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times. You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.
Nina Simone quotes: What is love but a prelude to sorrow ... with heartache ahead for your goal. What is love but a prelude to sorrow ... with heartache ahead for your goal.
Nina Simone quotes: From the beginning, it has been a no-no for a black man to touch a white woman. From the beginning, it has been a no-no for a black man to touch a white woman.
Nina Simone quotes: Talent is a burden not a joy. I am not of this planet. I do not come from you. I am not like you. Talent is a burden not a joy. I am not of this planet. I do not come from you. I am not like you.
Nina Simone quotes: I'm a real rebel with a cause. I'm a real rebel with a cause.
Nina Simone quotes: I don't like to go to strange places. I was in Italy for about five hours on my way to Africa. I don't like to go to strange places. I was in Italy for about five hours on my way to Africa.
Nina Simone quotes: Everything that happened to me as a child involved music. It was part of everyday life, as automatic as breathing. Everything that happened to me as a child involved music. It was part of everyday life, as automatic as breathing.
Nina Simone quotes: I look forward to doing my own show, not someone else's. That's always been my dream. I look forward to doing my own show, not someone else's. That's always been my dream.
Nina Simone quotes: I would like you to know, I am a doctor of music. I would like you to know, I am a doctor of music.
Nina Simone quotes: There's no excuse for the young ... There's no excuse for the young ...
Nina Simone quotes: I was always a politician from the day the civil rights people chose me as their protest singer. I was always a politician from the day the civil rights people chose me as their protest singer.
Nina Simone quotes: Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music. Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
Nina Simone quotes: I demand perfection in what I do, and I practice very hard before I give a concert-sometimes three to six hours a day. I demand perfection in what I do, and I practice very hard before I give a concert-sometimes three to six hours a day.
Nina Simone quotes: You don't have to live next to me / Just give me my equality. You don't have to live next to me / Just give me my equality.
Nina Simone quotes: I'll tell you what Freedom is to me. No fear. I'll tell you what Freedom is to me. No fear.