Motivational Quotes

Best Erykah Badu Quotes 2021

1. “Better think while it’s still legal.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “You don’t have to believe everything you think.”

2. “You don’t have to believe everything you think.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Don’t let anybody infiltrate your dream.”

3. “Don’t let anybody infiltrate your dream.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “In the morning, instead of saying to yourself, ‘I got to wake up’ say ‘I get to wake up!’”

4. “In the morning, instead of saying to yourself, ‘I got to wake up’ say ‘I get to wake up!’”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Art is the absence of fear.”

5. “Art is the absence of fear.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I think people who vibrate at the same frequency, vibrate toward each other. They call it – in science – sympathetic vibrations.”

6. “I think people who vibrate at the same frequency, vibrate toward each other. They call it – in science – sympathetic vibrations.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Peace and Blessings manifest with every lesson learned. If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.”

7. “Peace and Blessings manifest with every lesson learned. If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Time to eliminate things that no longer evolve me.”

8. “Time to eliminate things that no longer evolve me.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I’m only in competition with my last level.”

9. “I’m only in competition with my last level.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I’m a Pisces, so I’m a very closed-book kind of person.”

10. “I’m a Pisces, so I’m a very closed-book kind of person.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.”

11. “I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “The light always shows on the outside if you are striving to be good on the inside.”

12. “The light always shows on the outside if you are striving to be good on the inside.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “We as Black people have to tell our own stories. We have to document our history. When we allow someone else to document our history the history becomes twisted and we get written out. We get our noses blown off.”

13. “We as Black people have to tell our own stories. We have to document our history. When we allow someone else to document our history the history becomes twisted and we get written out. We get our noses blown off.”

— Erykah Badu

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Erykah Badu Quote: “If you invite negativity in, you have to feed it and hang out with it. Best not to invite it in.”

14. “If you invite negativity in, you have to feed it and hang out with it. Best not to invite it in.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I know that I want to concentrate more on my inside-pretty than my outside-pretty, because thats gonna go away. But if your inside is beautiful, it never wears away. The light always shows on the outside if you are striving to be good inside.”

15. “I know that I want to concentrate more on my inside-pretty than my outside-pretty, because thats gonna go away. But if your inside is beautiful, it never wears away. The light always shows on the outside if you are striving to be good inside.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “If you make a decision, a pact with someone, your friend, you should say, ‘I’m gonna do this,’ and you should stick to it.”

16. “If you make a decision, a pact with someone, your friend, you should say, ‘I’m gonna do this,’ and you should stick to it.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “The Man That Knowz Something Knowz That He Knowz Nothing At All.”

17. “The Man That Knowz Something Knowz That He Knowz Nothing At All.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I grew up listening to old soul.”

18. “I grew up listening to old soul.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And, to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure.”

19. “Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And, to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Be you. Make sure you’re saying something when you’re saying something. It’s important to sound like you, to feel like you, to be like you. Be you.”

20. “Be you. Make sure you’re saying something when you’re saying something. It’s important to sound like you, to feel like you, to be like you. Be you.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I try to be honest and I keep moving.”

21. “I try to be honest and I keep moving.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “When you’re performing, you’re creating a moment.”

22. “When you’re performing, you’re creating a moment.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I’d rather see a person with a natural mind and processed mind than a processed mind and a natural head.”

23. “I’d rather see a person with a natural mind and processed mind than a processed mind and a natural head.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I was born to make mistakes, I ain’t scared to take the weight.”

24. “I was born to make mistakes, I ain’t scared to take the weight.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I really can’t say what inspires me the most, because I’m inspired by just about everything. My feelings and relationships, my family, Scooby-Doo. Opinion of my work. Everything. Not just one thing.”

25. “I really can’t say what inspires me the most, because I’m inspired by just about everything. My feelings and relationships, my family, Scooby-Doo. Opinion of my work. Everything. Not just one thing.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I encourage breaking free of self inflicted holding pens. I encourage the use of intelligence in every decision. I encourage creating.”

26. “I encourage breaking free of self inflicted holding pens. I encourage the use of intelligence in every decision. I encourage creating.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I’m in training to become a midwife. I’m almost there and before I know it I’ll be able to open my own practice, if that’s what I desire.”

27. “I’m in training to become a midwife. I’m almost there and before I know it I’ll be able to open my own practice, if that’s what I desire.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “So the most natural thing to me is to stay as pure to or real to or close to who I am as possible.”

28. “So the most natural thing to me is to stay as pure to or real to or close to who I am as possible.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “A home birth is about being able to create exactly what you want, because it’s such a violent moment inside of the body that you want everything else to be as beautiful as it can be.”

29. “A home birth is about being able to create exactly what you want, because it’s such a violent moment inside of the body that you want everything else to be as beautiful as it can be.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “He definitely does what a partner is supposed to do, that is, evolve you.”

30. “He definitely does what a partner is supposed to do, that is, evolve you.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I don’t read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear.”

31. “I don’t read music or anything, so when I produce, I go basically by ear.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “People are uncomfortable with sexuality that’s not for male consumption.”

32. “People are uncomfortable with sexuality that’s not for male consumption.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “The wise healer endures the pain. Cry. Tears bring joy.”

33. “The wise healer endures the pain. Cry. Tears bring joy.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “They usually have a piano in every nursing home, and I always wanted to perform for whoever would listen when I learned something. I grew to understand very early that a lot of these people who are in nursing homes are elderly and don’t have a lot of things that give them joy from day to day.”

34. “They usually have a piano in every nursing home, and I always wanted to perform for whoever would listen when I learned something. I grew to understand very early that a lot of these people who are in nursing homes are elderly and don’t have a lot of things that give them joy from day to day.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “My work as a doula also extends all the way to the end of life. I sit at the bedsides of people who are passing on in hospices or nursing homes, for the people and families who want that kind of thing.”

35. “My work as a doula also extends all the way to the end of life. I sit at the bedsides of people who are passing on in hospices or nursing homes, for the people and families who want that kind of thing.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I’m a recovering undercover over-lover.”

36. “I’m a recovering undercover over-lover.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I just keep going. When the water’s too still, I start splashing around and things jump out of the water.”

37. “I just keep going. When the water’s too still, I start splashing around and things jump out of the water.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I don’t want to think too much about how I’m carving and what I’m carving – you are just carving away the excess clay and there’s a piece underneath there. And it’s kind of like getting out of the way. Maybe that’s what the commonality is: It’s getting out of the way so that the art can speak.”

38. “I don’t want to think too much about how I’m carving and what I’m carving – you are just carving away the excess clay and there’s a piece underneath there. And it’s kind of like getting out of the way. Maybe that’s what the commonality is: It’s getting out of the way so that the art can speak.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I’m pretty mutable as a human being, period – if you put me on Pluto, I can figure it out.”

39. “I’m pretty mutable as a human being, period – if you put me on Pluto, I can figure it out.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I mean thats a big part of our existence here on earth, the personal relationship we have with the person that we love, with the person that we make love to, with the person that we share our lives with. We expect a lot of things back from our loved one, and the lesson is to accept and not expect.”

40. “I mean thats a big part of our existence here on earth, the personal relationship we have with the person that we love, with the person that we make love to, with the person that we share our lives with. We expect a lot of things back from our loved one, and the lesson is to accept and not expect.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I don’t think it matters what school you go to, but I think it’s important for parents to be involved. And to know that when school stops, learning continues, and to continue teaching at home.”

41. “I don’t think it matters what school you go to, but I think it’s important for parents to be involved. And to know that when school stops, learning continues, and to continue teaching at home.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now. Actually, when I first had the baby, I was breast-feeding him for two years straight. So we were together for two years of his life, every single day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one.”

42. “Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now. Actually, when I first had the baby, I was breast-feeding him for two years straight. So we were together for two years of his life, every single day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “My eyes are green, Cause I eat a lot of vegetables, It don’t have nothing to do with your new friend.”

43. “My eyes are green, Cause I eat a lot of vegetables, It don’t have nothing to do with your new friend.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Hip-Hop is bigger than the government.”

44. “Hip-Hop is bigger than the government.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.”

45. “But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “What a frequency What a voice. I love Bilal. I couldn’t imagine a music world without his voice.”

46. “What a frequency What a voice. I love Bilal. I couldn’t imagine a music world without his voice.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She’s someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That’s what I do, too, so I think that’s a great comparison.”

47. “I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She’s someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That’s what I do, too, so I think that’s a great comparison.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “We lock ourselves into our own philosophies, our own religions, our own walks of life, and if we fail, we condemn ourselves and then we get sick.”

48. “We lock ourselves into our own philosophies, our own religions, our own walks of life, and if we fail, we condemn ourselves and then we get sick.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I knew it would happen. I knew I’d be No. 1. I’m a new artist; I don’t know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn’t happen.”

49. “I knew it would happen. I knew I’d be No. 1. I’m a new artist; I don’t know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn’t happen.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I really enjoy being the child’s ‘welcoming committee’ and to help someone usher his or her spirit into the world in a very peaceful way is very effortless to me.”

50. “I really enjoy being the child’s ‘welcoming committee’ and to help someone usher his or her spirit into the world in a very peaceful way is very effortless to me.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Hip-hop was created out of necessity. We needed to create some digitized things to help us understand what we were feeling.”

51. “Hip-hop was created out of necessity. We needed to create some digitized things to help us understand what we were feeling.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It’s fun to see what they’ll say it is.”

52. “I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It’s fun to see what they’ll say it is.”

— Erykah Badu

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Erykah Badu Quote: “No one chooses to raise children alone.”

53. “No one chooses to raise children alone.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I believed in myself, and I’ve always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.”

54. “I believed in myself, and I’ve always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “People who say that music is dead or hip-hop is dead are refusing to evolve.”

55. “People who say that music is dead or hip-hop is dead are refusing to evolve.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “During childbirth and hospice I’ll sing gospel songs that my grandma taught me when I was younger, or something I’ve made up, or I’ll hum. I just play things that I think the audience will like.”

56. “During childbirth and hospice I’ll sing gospel songs that my grandma taught me when I was younger, or something I’ve made up, or I’ll hum. I just play things that I think the audience will like.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “When it comes to fashion or any high art, you have to have a combination of delicacy, along with taste.”

57. “When it comes to fashion or any high art, you have to have a combination of delicacy, along with taste.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “What singing means to me, I never did consider myself a singer, I just let people watch me feel music and how it comes through me. I’ve worked on it and practiced a lot. I mean, music, I dance to it, and singing is just one way of getting it out of me.”

58. “What singing means to me, I never did consider myself a singer, I just let people watch me feel music and how it comes through me. I’ve worked on it and practiced a lot. I mean, music, I dance to it, and singing is just one way of getting it out of me.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “I’m only in competition with my last level. It don’t have nothing to do with music or anything. And the last level is hard competition, the last place you were.”

59. “I’m only in competition with my last level. It don’t have nothing to do with music or anything. And the last level is hard competition, the last place you were.”

— Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Quote: “Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good.”

60. “Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good.”

— Erykah Badu

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