You'll Feel Inspired After Using 24 Nina Simone Quotes Today

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Get In Touch With Your Inner Badass When You Read TK Nina Simone Quotes

Nina Simone was many things.

A talented singer, songwriter, and civil rights activist. She was a monumental figure in the jazz world, changing the genre and later went on to record forty albums and received four Grammy award nominations. Not only did her music inspire people but her words were powerful. The following Nina Simone quotes prove just how important she was to our world and how she worked hard she worked to change it for the better. If you want to learn more about the immeasurable life of Nina Simone, check out the Netflix documentary about her life and start quoting away.

Nina Simone Quotes

  • "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times."

  • "I'll tell you what Freedom is to me. No fear."

  • "You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served."

  • "Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home."

  • "It is an artist's duty to reflect the times."

  • "It is a fact that I don't get enough love, I never did get enough love."

  • "Life is short. People are not easy to know. They're not easy to know, so if you don't tell them how you feel, you're not going to get anywhere, I feel."

Quotes by Nina Simone

  • "Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home."

  • "To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music."

  • "I know I'm different, but I don't think about it."

  • "It is difficult to retain your standards with the pressure of trying to make money, which always has its rules…It's hard to walk the tightrope of doing what you think is your best and making money at it."

  • "It's an artist's duty to reflect the times in which we live."

  • "I'm a real rebel with a cause."

  • "I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor. I don't think the black people are going to rise at all; I think most of them are going to die."

  • "I'm not a blues singer, I'm a diva."

  • "All the time, there was the weight of my community's expectations on my shoulders."

Quotes from Nina Simone

  • "I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor. I don't think the black people are going to rise at all; I think most of them are going to die."

  • "When I'm on that stage, I assume honor. I assume compensation, and I should."

  • "This may be a dream, but I'll say it anyway: I was supposed to be married last year, and I bought a gown. When I meet Nelson Mandela, I shall put on this gown and have the train of it removed and put aside, and kiss the ground that he walks on and then kiss his feet."

  • "I'm just human, I have faults like anyone."

  • "To be young, gifted and black!"

  • "Life is short. People are not easy to know. They're not easy to know, so if you don't tell them how you feel, you're not going to get anywhere, I feel."

  • "There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were."

  • "Everything that happened to me as a child involved music. It was part of everyday life, as automatic as breathing."

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