"Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Russell Simmons 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."Russell Simmons on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Russell Simmons on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Russell Simmons on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Russell Simmons on Oscar Wilde
"You know, the diversity that America has is so special. It's starting to really become a cool thing for young people."
"I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all 'see' a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere."
"Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged."
"If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you're going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money."
"I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens."