"You know, the diversity that America has is so special. It's starting to really become a cool thing for young people."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Russell Simmons on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Russell Simmons on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Russell Simmons on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Russell Simmons on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Russell Simmons on Bill Gates
"Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle."
"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."