"The downfall of the industry seems to actually be good for art. I think the industry will find their way once the focus shifts from its greed-based origins, downsizes, and begins to support creative visions that speak to our times and shifting ideals."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Saul Williams 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."Saul Williams on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Saul Williams on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Saul Williams on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Saul Williams on Oscar Wilde
"I am hoping for peaceful transition into a new age. Obama has already played a great role in initiating us into that vision. If he were to be harmed in any way, it would spawn the birth of a million Obamas."
"Hip-hop is still cool at a party. But to me, hip-hop has never been strictly a party it is also there to elevate consciousness."
"Why shouldn't rap be esoteric, able to take in current events, history and criticism? I guess it's this old idea of containment - that rappers, because they're black, can't and shouldn't aspire to look outside the ghetto for influence."
"I think it's a mistake where rap music is these days. It doesn't seem to be able to look out of the ghetto and that's ultimately unfortunate, because it defines our limitations."
"I was always making up rhymes. But I never thought that poetry would become my life."