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I really appreciate Frank Ocean’s lyrical style, I appreciate the way that he can kind of draw you into this personal space, but it’s still lyrical. It’s almost poetic, in a way, but it’s very personal at the same time.
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I’ve stepped more into my business and really… taken control for how I want that to be.
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We’re all going to change. Otherwise, it’s boring.
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When you’re talented, you’re talented.
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I love my heritage!
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We are all one. We’re not as separate as we oftentimes think.
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I have big everything on the bottom, but I love my legs. You’ve got to love what’s yours.
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I love my heritage! I have my mother, who is an Irish-Italian, and my father who is African, so I have the taste buds of an Italian and the spice of an African.
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I believe in the limitlessness of humans. We’re capable of incredible things. At times, that realization is frightening.
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Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowy – and it made me feel something. That’s when I realized music was inside me.
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For me, doing a show, the excitement of singing live, and the possibility that you’re not gonna be perfect – that’s the thrill of it.
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When I first started getting into the business, a young woman in a music game that was mostly men, I did feel inadequate.
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I think you are who you are, and your kids will see who you are. So you’d better be a good person, because they are going to see it, and that’s going to shape them. They are going to become you.
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I’ve always valued the input of the people I love. So in the past, whenever I’d make a decision – what to wear to an event, whether to pursue a job opportunity – I’d consult those closest to me, like my mother, husband, or manager.
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I’d rather believe in my own choice and see it all go wrong than do something I’m not fully convinced of and later feel guilty about it.
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It’s when we become afraid of everything and worried about everything that you are never going to reach your highest potential.
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I feel like the majority of the fear that I had or that we have we hold from other people. They’re like people that we trust; they’re their fears. All of a sudden we think that they’re our fears.
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I think I grew up really fast; I grew up in this really fast-paced business, and I never understood what it meant to take a break or take time off or recover, and I paid for it.
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I grew up in a pretty tough neighborhood.
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I grew up around the theatre. My mother is an actress. I would fall asleep on tons of theatre chairs. It’s in my blood; it’s in my spirit and my fabric of who I am.
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I don’t think even when you find a person, you can be completely honest, ever. There’s still pieces of you that you don’t give away. I do believe you always need that place where it’s just you, your thoughts, no one else’s judgment or anything.
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I’ve always been very private, maybe because I discovered my mother, who is a wonderful lady, is very emotional.
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I was worried that one day, 40 years from now, I would look back and wouldn’t be able to remember the details of my life, so I’ve written them all down.
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I’m the cofounder of Keep a Child Alive. We provide medicine for families affected by HIV and AIDS in places like Africa and India.
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I want to continue to produce film, television, and theater, and to make the most amazing music that I’ve made in my life.
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People don’t expect me to be as funny as I am.
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