Janelle Monae quotes

  • I feel myself becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being. Have I arrived? No. But I'm constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Badass #Mistake #Fearless

  • Android is a new form of the other, but you can parallel the other to so many different types of people. Even if you don't consider yourself to be the other, at one point in time I'm sure you felt like that.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #People #Different #Androids

  • You cannot police me, so get off my areola
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Police

  • There are some groups that for years and years have not gotten the rights that the majority of human beings have, and it's important to continue to draw these parallels so that when we think about our future we can change some of the lives of people who love differently than we do, look different than we do, who come from a different class. It's all about bringing awareness to how important it is to be accepting of people, and there will be oppression if one group thinks they're more important or superior.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Thinking #Rights #Years

  • Even if it makes others comfortable, I will LOVE who I am
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Who I Am

  • I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Inspirational #Believe #World

  • I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them. Becoming a CoverGirl is truly and honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Beautiful #Believe #Inspire

  • People don't ask Jay-Z to take his shirt off when he rhymes,
    -- Janelle Monae

    #People #Shirts #Rhyme

  • Perfection is often the enemy of greatness
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Greatness #Perfection #Enemy

  • Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable. i didn't have to become perfect because I've learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Unique #Journey #Greatness

  • I believe that imagination inspires nations. It's something that I live by.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Believe #Imagination #Inspire

  • Lauryn Hill, P-Funk, Marvin Gaye, Public Enemy - I have a very diverse palate for music. I can go from Judy Garland to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Wonder to Rachmaninoff. I just love great music.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Enemy #Wonder #Hills

  • One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Inspiring #Beautiful #Fashion

  • Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Unique #Embrace #Uncomfortable

  • I really just want to encourage and inspire people to use their freedom in a positive way and in a way that is inspiring to other people. I want to continue to pass down the seeds of change within the world. I think that it can start with just one person. Just like a rumor can get carried on, so can inspiration.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Inspiration #Thinking #People

  • Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Shining

  • It's a big universe. To stay in one tiny place is doing a disservice to yourself.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Tiny #Bigs #Universe

  • I'm inspired by the words: 'electrifying', 'epic', 'minimalistic', 'transcendent', 'timeless' and 'rock n' roll.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Epic #Rocks #Rock N Roll

  • I love Fun. They're great guys. They're incredible artists and musicians.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Fun #Artist #Guy

  • When you realize it's your responsibility to be a leader and create the world that you want to see, you have to do it.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Responsibility #Leader #World

  • Some songs you get. Some songs you may not. And I think that's the beauty of art: to question and to ask, to understand the deeper meaning after two or three or four listenings.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Song #Art #Thinking

  • I'm attracted to things that scare me, like 'Psycho,' my favorite Hitchcock movie.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Scare #Psycho #My Favorite

  • I wanna scream and dream and throw a love parade / Is that okay?
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Dream #Scream #Parades

  • Honestly, I don't believe in menswear. I focus on what pieces are most timeless, transcendent, match my lifestyle, remain remarkable, and command intriguing attention across the room at an art gallery.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Art #Believe #Focus

  • I've cried over string arrangements.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Strings

  • I enjoy how women dressed in the 1920s with the shimmering jewels and rich feathers.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Jewels #Rich #Enjoy

  • I take goldenseal, Echinacea and cod liver oil when flying to boost my immune system.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Oil #Flying #Boost

  • I have not lost any of my crazy, fearless, raw, soulful, eclectic side and I plan on continuing to tell universal stories in an unforgettable way.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Crazy #Fearless #Stories

  • Children go with whatever makes them feel good - like if that's the color green or orange, they do that with their clothes. As I've grown older, everything reversed. My music, my personality - onstage those things became my colors.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Children #Color #Clothes

  • I listen to Prince on my iPad. And I use a Chords & Scales app to warm up before performing.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Ipads #Use #Chords

  • I'm a believer that the more I'm giving, the happier I am, and the more beautiful my exterior will be.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Beautiful #Giving #Believer

  • I feel like Harriet Tubman, except I am trying to free people through underground music, to free themselves creatively and inspirationally.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #People #Trying #Feels

  • I won't sit here and say I've never had a pimple, but I try to have a really great diet, you know, lots of vegetables and fish. And I think stress plays a huge part too.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Stress #Thinking #Vegetables

  • I love the mystery behind things.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Mystery #Behinds

  • I will not be a slave to my image, nor will I be a slave to anyone else's interpretations of me,
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Slave #Interpretation #Be A Slave

  • You are only as beautiful as the many beautiful things you do for others without expectation.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Beautiful #Expectations #Beautiful Things

  • Redefine what it means to be sexy and what it means to be a woman. Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy. I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Girl #Sexy #Powerful

  • Don’t get high off praises, and don’t get too low on critiques.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Getting High #Praise #Lows

  • Perfection is the enemy of greatness
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Greatness #Perfection #Enemy

  • Everything is about balance. You can't work, work, work, work without any play.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Inspirational #Play #Balance

  • I was made to believe there's something wrong with me,
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Believe #Made

  • People in my family and camp who grew up listening to rap music love 'We Are Young.' I've heard it play at weddings. I've heard it in graduation parties. It's a big idea and big song.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Graduation #Song #Party

  • I know what I like; if you go to my closet, I have at least four of everything.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Four #Closets

  • I don't even know at what age I started, because it's always been there. Performing... creating... it's in my DNA.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Dna #Creating #Age

  • I always carry my classic black-and-white tux and custom-made George Esquivel saddle shoes.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Black And White #Shoes #Classic

  • I always think about the next generation and creating a different blueprint for them. That's my goal: to let them know there's another way.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Thinking #Creating #Goal

  • When I got into the music industry, I wasn't focused on being the most famous artist or even getting a major record deal. It was just to make music on my own terms or create my own image, do my own hair, do my own makeup.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Artist #Makeup #Hair

  • I don't do a lot of collaborations that I don't believe in. Actually, I don't do any collaborations that I don't believe in.
    -- Janelle Monae

    #Believe #Collaboration

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