Akon quotes

  • The Difference Between Dreams & Success Is, Dreams Need Effortless Sleep & Success Needs Sleepless Efforts
    -- Akon

    #Dream #Sleep #Differences

  • When I first heard hip-hop I thought it was rubbish because I didn't understand the concept of people talking over music,
    -- Akon

    #Talking #People #Hip Hop

  • As long as you're giving up quality records and you're makin' hit records, people are always gonna want to hear a hit, and they'll always want to be attached to something that's doin' great.
    -- Akon

    #Giving Up #Long #People

  • The moment artists can just do what they love to do then music will go right back to where it used to be. I mean back in the '60s and '70s and '80s, that's what it was.
    -- Akon

    #Mean #Artist #Moments

  • I always try to give my own albums space in between so I have time to create a new sound and give time for people to miss me. You have to come out fresh and reinvent yourself.
    -- Akon

    #Space #People #Giving

  • I love to just go to the movies, watch movies, listen to the scores and all that 'cause that's, like, the next step for me.
    -- Akon

    #Next Steps #Watches #Causes

  • It's always the music first for me. But if the music isn't selling, there isn't gonna be no business. So you gotta make sure music is always the first priority.
    -- Akon

    #Priorities #Firsts #Selling

  • My ideas come when I least expect it, so I've always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere.
    -- Akon

    #Ideas

  • Any album that you pick up of mine, you know it's an Akon album. The guests are very limited, and you get to really feel the experience. You get the Akon experience when you get the albums. I always want to make sure that stays the way it is. I don't want to flood the album to where you lose focus on why you bought it.
    -- Akon

    #Focus #Albums #Guests

  • I always felt like if you get to a point where you've got enough money to invest in something real, you gotta invest in anything that's related to a natural resource because that's gonna be here forever - so you might as well invest in something that's gonna be here, rather than invest in something that's gonna wear out.
    -- Akon

    #Real #Forever #Might

  • I always want to set myself a challenge by doing something no-one would expect me to do! But, having said that, I don't feel as a musician you can steer too far away from what you normally do.
    -- Akon

    #Challenges #Musician #Want

  • I always feel like 'as long as I'm doin' what I love to do, the money's naturally gonna come.' When you start thinkin' business and you start thinkin' 'What's hot? What's the wave? Who is hot? Let's get at that person,' it becomes a point where you're tryin' to strategize to make money. And that's always a gamble.
    -- Akon

    #Long #Hot #Making Money

  • I'm a polygamist. I can afford to have as many wives as I can afford to have. All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives.
    -- Akon

    #Dad #Believe #Wife

  • I don't want to know I'm getting older. Then I'll start to think about getting checkups and insurance. I don't want that.
    -- Akon

    #Thinking #Getting Older #Want

  • Two Things that Define SUCCESS In LIFE: - The Way You Manage when You Have Nothing & Way You Behave when You Have Everything
    -- Akon

    #Two #Way #Success In Life

  • I just like music all the way around the board. I can't stick to one thing - I've got to move around.
    -- Akon

    #Moving #Boards #Way

  • Melody has a certain way that it projects back to you. It triggers certain nerves in your body and certain instincts that normally wouldn't be triggered by a normal voice.
    -- Akon

    #Voice #Nerves #Body

  • Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that's what separates the legends from the regular artists. It's all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes.
    -- Akon

    #Artist #Thinking #Legends

  • What I remember the most really was just running wild there. Barefooted, swimming in dirty lakes, selling fruit, picking mango trees, hoping not to get caught because they don't take kindly to thieves in Africa.
    -- Akon

    #Running #Dirty #Swimming

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