"And remember don't high post when you're far from home, and high posting when you're all alone."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Mos Def on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Mos Def on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Mos Def on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Mos Def on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Mos Def on Marilyn Monroe
"Good art provides people with a vocabulary about things they can't articulate."
"With guys I revere, like Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X, their look is less about style than purpose and the expression of beauty. It wasn't just about being noticed, you know?"
"Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else."
"I know what it feels like to have the door slammed firmly in my face, so I'm cool with that."
"I can't control what people think. I'm not trying to manipulate people's thoughts or sentiments. I write all the time. You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions. It's machine-like how things are run now in hip-hop, and my ambitions are different."
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