"I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Erykah Badu on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Erykah Badu on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Erykah Badu on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Erykah Badu on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Erykah Badu on Abraham Lincoln
"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."