"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
"At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth."
"The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed."
"Every time I step on stage an' see all of the lights or hear fans singing the words to my songs ,it's a surreal moment for me."
"I overloaded myself with work. I give myself work to do so I don't give myself time to chill and have free time to chill with the family as much."
"Most of the time, I'm making music. There'll be moments of my life where I feel like I gotta to take a break and come back to the music. It's hard to explain, but you need to get a break from it and then come back to it. It's like you gotta lose something to appreciate it."
"I had to realize that you can't try to get money, support yourself, and grind doing whatchu need to do at the same time. The music is the grind. You really gotta grind. You gotta find your way around. You can't be stuck tryna get there."
"'Remember the Time' and 'You Rock My World' from Michael Jackson were two of my favorite songs ever. My mom used to bump them all the time."
"Why is she Mrs. C.J. Walker? It really was a matter of her trying to insist that people respect her, because during that time, white people would call any black woman 'Sally.' 'Aunt Sally.' So this was like... you can't call me that."