"I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Erykah Badu on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Erykah Badu on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Erykah Badu on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Erykah Badu on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Erykah Badu on Bill Gates
"No one chooses to raise children alone."
"I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that."
"The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings."
"Man, I don't want to have nothing to do with computers. I don't want the government in my business."
"Music and the music business are two different things."