Top 29 Deep Janelle Monae Quotes

“One of my mantras is, ‘Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.’ I keep that with me in my back pocket. Shoot, I keep it in my front pocket! I keep it in my hair. “

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“You are only as beautiful as the many beautiful things you do for others without expectation. “

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“Maybe I’m outdated in thinking this, but because I’m a young black woman and don’t see very many being the lead in a film, I have this fear: ‘Will I be working?”

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“I wouldn’t be as comfortable with who I am if it had not been for Prince. I mean, my label ‘Wondaland’ would not exist without ‘Paisley Park’ coming before us. “

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“I love men. But evil men? I will not tolerate that. You don’t deserve to be in my presence. If you’re going to rule this world, I am not going to contribute anymore until you change it. “

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“I always carry my classic black-and-white tux and custom-made George Esquivel saddle shoes.”

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“There are months when I’m on a plane every day!”

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“Lauryn Hill, P-Funk, Marvin Gaye, Public Enemy – I have a very diverse palate for music. I can go from Judy Garland to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Wonder to Rachmaninoff. I just love great music.”

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“Children go with whatever makes them feel good – like if that’s the color green or orange, they do that with their clothes. As I’ve grown older, everything reversed. My music, my personality – onstage those things became my colors.”

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“People in my family and camp who grew up listening to rap music love ‘We Are Young.’ I’ve heard it play at weddings. I’ve heard it in graduation parties. It’s a big idea and big song.”

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“I’ve been very blessed to have worked with two incredible directors – Barry Jenkins on ‘Moonlight’ and Ted Melfi on ‘Hidden Figures’ – and it was a collaborative effort in shaping my characters, Teresa and Mary.”

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“I enjoy how women dressed in the 1920s with the shimmering jewels and rich feathers. “

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“I have not lost any of my crazy, fearless, raw, soulful, eclectic side and I plan on continuing to tell universal stories in an unforgettable way. “

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“I just think my own ambition would not allow me to sit on the gifts that my creator had given me. And so that’s when I realized that I could actually go away. “

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“I’m attracted to things that scare me, like ‘Psycho,’ my favorite Hitchcock movie.”

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“Things might not go as planned, but at the end of the day it’s up to me to take those risks and do what I love most. And I don’t owe anybody an explanation. My journey is my journey.”

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“I feel myself becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being. Have I arrived? No. But I’m constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes.”

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“One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique.”

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“I’m a storyteller who wants to tell untold, meaningful, universal stories in unforgettable ways. I want to do it all, study it all, and find my place in it.”

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“I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them.”

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“I’m not focused on being perfect. I like trial and error. You learn through uncomfortable experiences. And now I know what doesn’t work for me, and I know what does.”

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“I will not be a slave to my image, nor will I be a slave to anyone else’s interpretations of me.”

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“I really just want to encourage and inspire people to use their freedom in a positive way and in a way that is inspiring to other people. I want to continue to pass down the seeds of change within the world. I think that it can start with just one person. Just like a rumor can get carried on, so can inspiration.”

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“Perfection is often the enemy of greatness.”

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“I always think about the next generation and creating a different blueprint for them. That’s my goal: to let them know there’s another way.”

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“I speak about androids because I think the android represents the new ‘other.’ You can compare it to being a lesbian or being a gay man or being a black woman … What I want is for people who feel oppressed or feel like the ‘other’ to connect with the music and to feel like, ‘She represents who I am.”

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“When you realize it’s your responsibility to be a leader and create the world that you want to see, you have to do it.”

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“Part of what my music represents is to stand up and be the voice of those who feel like they are not heard and want to be treated with respect regardless of race, color, orientation – android, cyborg, whatever.”

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“There are some groups that for years and years have not gotten the rights that the majority of human beings have, and I think that it’s important to continue to draw these parallels so that when we think about our future we can change some of the lives of people who love differently than we do, look different than we do, who come from a different class. It’s all about bringing awareness to how important it is to be accepting of people…and there will be oppression if one group thinks they’re more important or superior.”

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Brian Lee
Founder of Darbaroud.com: I like to write about self-improvement and achieving excellence, and believe that it is these qualities that ultimately make people successful in life.

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