"Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Talib Kweli on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Talib Kweli on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Talib Kweli on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Talib Kweli on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Talib Kweli on Albert Camus
"You know, I've learned a lot from every person I've collaborated with, from Madlib to Jean Grae and Hi-Tek, to Mos to DJ Quik, to even somebody like Jermaine Dupri. I've taken something important away from every experience."
"I not only wanted to showcase lyrical skills but also continue to drop knowledge on the hiphop community. I'm looking to elevate through my music, and through my music I educate."
"You make knowledge relevant to life and you make it important for children to learn things that will really relate to things going on in their lives, and not abstract."
"The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it's like an audio collage. You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop way and it'll be a hip-hop song. That's the only music you can do that with."
"Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals."