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Prince Quotes

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Prince Rogers Nelson

Prince quotes: some damn-good life lessons from “His Royal Badness.”

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

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

“Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success.  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.”

“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.”

“Everyone has their own experience.  That’s why we are here, to go through our experience, to learn, to go down those paths and eventually you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don’t have to come back again.”

“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.”

“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 in a room, I’d get nervous?’  If not, then you’re cool.”

“A strong spirit transcends rules.  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 do not need to follow the pack because you transcend it.”

“I like constructive criticism from smart people.”

“Time is a mind construct.  It’s not real.  Time is something we created in order to measure the span of our lives.  It’s not meant to create fear in you or paralyze you from moving forward.  You are never too old and it is never too late to start over.”

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.”

“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.”

“A real friend or mentor isn’t on your payroll.”

“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.  If you have no heart, you have nothing.  Heart is what keeps you from quitting on a bad day.  Heart is what leads you to your destiny.”

“Any business situation is restrictive.”

“There are people who are unhappy with everything.  Negative people will always have something negative to say.  Don’t let their fickle opinions bother you.”

“Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.  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.”

“Everyone has a rock bottom.  It’s comforting to think that most of us have been in a position in our lives where we thought things would just never get any better.  If you are in that place right now, know that you are not alone, and that you have the strength to push through anything that life throws at you!”

“There’s always a rainbow at the end of every rain.”

“Our people have the worst diet of anybody.  I’m ready to put a farmer on my payroll.  We’ve got to get back to growing our own food.  You are what you eat!”

“No child is bad from the beginning – they only imitate their atmosphere.”

“Ownership, that’s what you give your kids.  That’s your legacy.”

“That’s what makes the world go around.  We all need each other, and again, it’s about good mentoring and good teachers.  I had a lot of good people around.”

“Always cry for love, never cry for pain.”

“I don’t really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are.  What people say about you really has very little to do with you.  Once you understand this, you unlock a whole lot of wasted time and energy, that may have been spent on giving a sh*t what other people think, which can now be used for something useful!”

“So much has been written about me, and people don’t know what’s right and what’s wrong.  I’d rather let them stay confused.”

“I have a writing addiction.”

“I feel that music is a blessing.  I don’t feel like I’m working.  So when I’m not ‘working,’ I’m thinking about it, so music takes up a good portion of the time.”

“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.”

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

“All people care about nowadays is getting paid, so they try to do just what the audience wants them to do.  I’d rather give people what they need rather than just what they want.”

“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.  Remain a little childlike, a little crazy in your life.  Growing up is boring.”

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

“I’m a fighter.  I’m very competitive.”

“You can judge the success of a man by his bodyguards!”

“My bankers are very happy with me.”

“Money won’t buy you happiness, but it’ll pay for the search.”

“Everything has changed for me since I’ve changed my name.  It’s one thing to be called Prince but it’s better to actually be one.  I have such a reverence for life.”

“I’m no different to anyone.  Yes, I have fame and wealth and talent, but I certainly don’t consider myself any better than anyone who has no fame, wealth or talent.  People fascinate me.  They’re amazing!  Life fascinates me!  And I’m no more fascinated by my own life than by anyone else’s.”

“But life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last.”

“I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain.”

Madonna has some great quotes too.

About the author: Cory Johnson likes hip-hop, comedy, cold beer, curvy women and writing. His net worth is $11 million. Here’s how he did it.