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CeeLo Green Quotes

Thomas DeCarlo Callaway

CeeLo Green quotes: on the f-word, fast food, good vibes, wealth over money, and more.

“In my lifetime, I’ve come to realize that you can’t depend upon other people for what you want.  You can’t be scared to go out and get it.  You have to dream big, wish hard and chase after your goals, because no one is going to do it for you.”

“You can’t be all of the people you’re influenced by, so you make your own filter and create your own beautiful, unique thing in the world.  Soak up the world, man, and make something of your own.”

“You’ve got to realize that the world’s a test, you can only do your best and let Him do the rest.  You’ve got your life, and got your health, so quit procrastinating and push it yourself.”

“It’s about taking chances.  I’m all about taking chances.  You have to ask yourself, if you’re not taking any chances, are you actually even living?  Every time you walk out of your door and you’re out in the world, you take a chance on not coming back.  That is the danger and the dynamic of being alive.”

“Be free and express yourself.  Do what comes naturally.”

“Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience – I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.”

“Balance is key.  Balance is a virtue.  Balance is next to godliness, maybe.  We should all aspire to better balance.  Too much of what is said in this world is one-sided, and we need more balance – in our speech, in our music, in our art, in everything.”

“I have a certain positive vibe that I carry with me wherever I go.  I try and put it out there, to invite people around me to jump on in, and be positive as well.  Because I am a big believer in the theory that you get back… what you put out.”

“When you get your mind set on a Big Mac, there’s only one place in the entire universe you can go.  That’s supply and demand.  If you want what I do then you’ve got to come to CeeLo Green.  Nowhere else can you get it.  I will not go to Burger King looking for a Big Mac.  I just wouldn’t.  I know better.”

“Twitter is a form of free speech, and I’m all for that.  But if CeeLo Green, a maverick of sorts, can’t get on Twitter and say something outlandish or outrageous, then what is the whole point of Twitter at all?”

“Antique things have an appreciation and worth.  Something can be old, but it can be timeless; therefore, it becomes an antique.  If this antique is preserved and deemed precious, it could be passed down as a family heirloom.”

“Everybody’s the same color with the lights off.”

“The fact that you can love something that you’ve lost is all the incentive you need to love again, as opposed to becoming comfortably numb.”

“I’m a professional.  But in my heart, I’m a rebel.”

“I think I’ll always be famous.  I just hope I don’t become infamous.”

“I may end up being great someday.”

“God is being so gracious to this sinner named CeeLo Green… thank you.”

“I was one of those kids, inner-city youth and finding my way.  I made it.  I made a success out of myself.”

“I committed crimes of passion and my soul was suspected, but it was thrown out of court because of course the Creator and I connected.  He told me, ‘Fear not for thou art protected.  Your life is being requested.'”

“The line between playing to win and sin is thin, but I walk it with grace and I talk it with taste.  I am that raw, simply put, and I rest my case.”

“I’m an artist, and I like the risk – I’m not in it for the sure things.  I like the want, the need, the desire to live and die by it – it’s that serious for me.  But on the other hand, someone like myself should survive.  This should not be a kamikaze mission.”

“Music is a means of spreading the good word and spreading positivity and productivity.  Those things speak to me.”

“As an artist, you realize that sometimes songs become bigger than you.  You have to give them away.”

“Like most artists, I live out of a suitcase.  I’ve been a touring musician for 19 years at this point.  That’s almost two decades worth of traveling.  It’s such a second nature at this point.”

“There was a time when I didn’t like myself at all.  I thought I was a cruel joke.  But now I’ve come to realize that maybe I am not cute, but I am beautiful.”

“Fortunately, music intervened in my life and gave me something to focus on.”

“Music saved my life.  The voice you hear, the soul, the pain, is that of a person who deeply, deeply, deeply appreciates the opportunity they’ve been given.”

“I want a world where everything is welcome, everything is valid, everything is acknowledged, embraced and accepted.  To me, that’s a perfect world.”

“For too long I’ve been underground and underdog, and I need to be seen as the thing to do: ‘This is the direction to go in – follow this man.’  I think I’m needed – as an artist, as an individual, as an entity, an enigma, an exhibitionist, an entertainer; as an alternative… because you don’t seal a deal with one single solitary opinion.”

“I am a rare occasion.  I think if everyone had known it was going be me who succeeded, they would have supported me a lot more.  They would have known what to do with me a lot earlier.  They just didn’t know.”

“Predictability is the cousin of death: I don’t necessarily want people to see me coming.  You know?”

“I don’t sell dope, I sell hope.”

“I’m not classically trained, but I am flawed in a very fantastic way!”

“I just love saying f*ck.  I’ll say things like, ‘It’s such a f*cking great day today.’  It never gets old.  F*ck!  F*ck!”

“I like to have fun.”

“I like risks.  That’s why a song like ‘F*ck You!’ was so perfect for that moment.  I was essentially saying, ‘F*ck what you think, f*ck what you assume, f*ck what you expect.  I am CeeLo Green!  I am exceptional, and there’s no other way to say it!’  Matter of fact, that was the best way I could have said it.”

“I’m glad and very fortunate for yet another opportunity to be myself and be creative, and be embraced unconditionally by so many loving people.”

“I’m a little lavish I must admit.  But I’m not really concerned with money.  Being rich is not my goal, being wealthy is.”

“Take a good look around you [as he sits on the patio of his mansion] – you think I got anything to complain about?”

“Thanks for the memories and make way for many more!”

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