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Your yes means nothing if you can't say no. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I'm a true believer that unless you're Prince or Stevie Wonder - and even Prince is showing that he needs help - not everybody can produce themselves. I'm definitely not that person. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I just try to tell a story with a song, and be able to try to transmit the emotion to you. That's all I'm really trying to do. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I'm becoming more and more apolitical - I think the most revolutionary thing you can do is just live your life and have a good time. Before they scoop you up on the street or you die. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I feel that musicians are in a fellowship, and that fellowship is a responsibility. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I think secretly I've realized after my time on the planet that I have no control over what people feel about me or need from me, so I just have a more laid-back approach in my apologies. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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We're all just bags of bones and muscle and hormones; I'll never understand what makes our minds do the things we do. It's like that statue of the monkey holding a skull. We're trying to use a thing we don't understand to understand ourselves. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Sometimes people ask what it was like when I got to meet Mick Jagger, and I must admit that you just try and chill out and be your best self around anyone that you meet. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I think all musicians should understand that you have chosen not to be a soldier but a musician. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I love children. I'd prefer to be around children much more than adults, actually. And I like animals, too. I'm just really into beings who are at ease with themselves. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Once you encounter people who are really testing the limits of kindness, that's when you start to build up a shield and close yourself down. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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It's hard being bisexual, omnisexual, multisexual, whatever you want to call it, when people have their agenda and expect you to just represent their agenda. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Yes, violence begets more violence, but historically this has been the way of the world. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I find myself wanting to make music at the dining room table or in the bedroom - I'm kind of a mobile writer, so I sort of move around the house. But the attic is definitely where I can make the most noise. While everyone on the lower floors screams 'Earthquake!' But no! It's just my bass! — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I joke that a person of color would never make a movie like 'Midnight in Paris.' Nostalgia isn't so enticing. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Any ideas of 'other' are complicated, and otherness is relative to personal ideas of 'normal.' — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Definitely dub is in my body forever. I think I hear everything through a dub filter. Even when I play rock music, I play through a dub filter. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I tried to be as positive as possible, because I have the same birthday as Michael Jackson. He is my cosmic brother. I love him. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Madonna is interesting. She changed music. She definitely did. She gave me an opportunity that no one else would give me, so I am very grateful to her. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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No one knows anything for sure. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Not to be a Bible-thumper, but there really is nothing new under the sun. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I am here no longer just a vision birthed into this body I accept my praise, my blame, my joy, my sorrow I realize we are, in truth, the truth we seek God, perfect this very moment. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Your government has problems ... my government has problems. I can't be a judge. All I can do is be an ambassador of love. I'm a musician, not a soldier, and if I'm invited to a place in order to play and bring love, I'll always accept the invitation. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I think leaders are incapable of the strength that passive resistance entails. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I'm always tryin' to do something new, tryin' to look like a beginner. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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It's interesting to do other people's music - that's how I learned to play, by learning other people's songs. It's nice to delve into how other people got to where they are. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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My legacy is in my family, not in my work. For me. I don't know about for other people. I try to forget a lot. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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My favorite period is when we lived in the land of the three-minute song. The Motown thing - I thought they were genius in knowing that's as much as a listener can take. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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It's funny, I think after you are a star like Sting and you no longer think you need any guidance or aid - it would be great to see those stars work with other songwriters. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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If I would not be able to create music, I would create art or something else. Perhaps cooking. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I stopped beating up on myself. I stopped asking myself why I didn't sell this number of records, why I don't have corporate sponsorship. I just don't buy into any of that anymore. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I watch documentaries for information. I watch films to be entertained. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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I'm pushing ahead on my own - you no longer need a large record company to make you a star. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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God looks out for fools and babies. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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My greatest influence is Jimi Hendrix, and if he's been reincarnated, or if he's looking down, sideways, or looking up, I just wanted to tell him that I love him and thank him for opening doors for me. I just wanted to make it beautiful for him. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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My father was a jazz tenor sax player. He played in a lot of big bands. So I had that sound around me all the time. The first record that really caught my ear was Clifford Brown's 'Brownie Eyes.' I grew up listening to John Coltrane and Illinois Jacquet. This is where I come from ... I love improvisational music. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Children are born with their own optimism. They have a clarity and a simplicity that we can only wish for. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Music is my only guide. I don't care if people pigeonhole me. Miles Davis is my hero. He covered Cindy Lauper and Michael Jackson, and he didn't give a hoot about what the purists said. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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There's no hierarchy in suffering. I think songs that are transcendent are the ones where everyone can feel something from it, you know? — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Allow the artist to finish the piece of work before you critique it. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Her beauty cannot be measured with standards of a colonized mind — Meshell Ndegeocello

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Looking at the media today, I'm quite ashamed of myself, of things I've participated in. Everything is marketed to sex and gossip and it's just a shame that those are the things at the forefront, on people's minds, those are the things that make you popular, what you have on or how little you have on and it has nothing to do with music, nothing to do with sports it has nothing to do with the things so many communities put their faith in. It's just a sad place to be. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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You make a choice to make music or be an actor, and people automatically think they can have access to your life. — Meshell Ndegeocello

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It's very limiting to us as a species, the concept of better-than/less-than. It just seems to be at its end. I'm like, this all fades to black, and it's gone. It's dust. Choose carefully what you obsess about. — Meshell Ndegeocello