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Prince Quotes Gossip News On His Changing Music Style, LA Times, 1982: “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.”

 On Not Being Afraid to Try New Things, LA Times, 1982: “The most important thing is to be true to yourself, but I also like danger. That’s what’s missing from pop music today. There’s no excitement or mystery.”

On Moving on From the Past, Rolling Stone, 1985: “I used to tease a lot of journalists early on, because I wanted them to concentrate on the music and not so much on me coming from a broken home…I don’t live in the past. I don’t play my old records for that reason. I make a statement, then move on to the next.”

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On Everything Happening for a Reason, Details magazine, 1991: “There are no accidents. And if there are, it’s up to us to look at them as something else. And that bravery is what creates new flowers.”

On Being Whoever You Want to Be, Barney Hoskyns Interview, 1999: “A strong spirit transcends rules.”

About How Art Can Move People, Notorious magazine, 1999: “Movies are real! Music is real! It affects people, it’s real…The other night I went to a club and I watched a DJ control an entire room. Even politicians can’t do that.”

About People Making Their Own Opinions, Rolling Stone, 2004: “Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

About Believing in Yourself, Newsweek, 2004: “When I became a symbol, all the writers were cracking funnies, but I was the one laughing. I knew I’d be here today, feeling each new album is my first.”

About Becoming a Legend, The View, 2010: “The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.”

About Losing a Loved One, Interview magazine, 2014: “I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, ‘They’re gone,’ and they’ll come back

About Realizing Your Own Greatness, The Guardian, 2015: “That’s what you want. Transcendence. When that happens…Oh, boy.”

Prince Nicknames:

  • The Purple One
  • His Royal Badness
  • Skipper
  • The High Priest of Pop
  • The Prince of Funk
  • The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
More Prince Quotes
  • “You can always renegotiate a record contract. You just go in and say, ‘You know, I think my next project will be a country-and-western album.”
  • “People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short. I wear heels because the women like ’em.”
  • “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 into a room and saw, I’d get nervous?” If not, then you’re cool.”
  • “I never really got off on awards so much. I think it’s more for the people who give them and also for the fans. I get a lot of props from people in the street and a lot of love and congratulation, pats on back, so it’s a good feeling you know the after-effects.”
  • “I’ve got more hits than Madonna’s got kids.”
  • “I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They will not give me an advance for it and they get mad when they don’t get it. All computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and they are not good for you”
  • “It’s fun being in Islamic countries, to know there’s only one religion. There’s order. You wear a burqa. There’s no choice. People are happy with that.”
  • “At this point, I wouldn’t want to jinx it by meeting him. His arrangements are incredible. I just send him a tape, we talk on the phone, and he sends me the finished orchestra tracks. Hear that? I’m gonna get that chord on the radio!” [on his then nearly decade-and-a-half-long working relationship with arranger Clare Fischer (whom, by his own choice, Prince never had and never would meet face to face), as quoted in the January 2000 issue of Keyboard Magazine, reprinted in the 2011 compilation, ‘Keyboard Presents Synth Gods’]
  • “With special thanks 2 Clare Fischer 4 Making Brighter the Colors Black and White.” [from the closing credits of Under the Cherry Moon (1986)]

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