"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."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Talib Kweli on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Talib Kweli on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Talib Kweli on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Talib Kweli on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Talib Kweli on Ray Charles
"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."
"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."
"Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction."