"Everything that's bad for you catches on too quickly in America, because that's the easiest thing to get people to invest in, the pursuits that are easy and destructive, the ones that bring out the least positive aspects of people."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Gil Scott-Heron on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Gil Scott-Heron on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Gil Scott-Heron on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Gil Scott-Heron on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Gil Scott-Heron on John Wooden
"You have to learn and keep learning."
"I've always had questions about what it meant to be a protester, to be in the minority. Are the people who are trying to find peace, who are trying to have the Constitution apply to everybody, are they really the radicals? We're not protesting from the outside. We're inside."
"Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am."
"Every once in a while, you live long enough to get the respect that people didn't want to give while you were trying to become a senior citizen."