"I believe that imagination inspires nations. It's something that I live by."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Janelle Monae on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Janelle Monae on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Janelle Monae on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Janelle Monae on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Janelle Monae on Sun Tzu
"I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them."
"Some songs you get. Some songs you may not. And I think that's the beauty of art: to question and to ask, to understand the deeper meaning after two or three or four listenings."
"I won't sit here and say I've never had a pimple, but I try to have a really great diet, you know, lots of vegetables and fish. And I think stress plays a huge part too."
"When I got into the music industry, I wasn't focused on being the most famous artist or even getting a major record deal. It was just to make music on my own terms or create my own image, do my own hair, do my own makeup."
"People in my family and camp who grew up listening to rap music love 'We Are Young.' I've heard it play at weddings. I've heard it in graduation parties. It's a big idea and big song."