"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Erykah Badu on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Erykah Badu on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Erykah Badu on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Erykah Badu on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Erykah Badu on Oscar Wilde
"No one chooses to raise children alone."
"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."
"But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different."