"Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Russell Simmons on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Russell Simmons on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Russell Simmons on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Russell Simmons on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Russell Simmons on William Shakespeare
"Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle."
"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."
"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."