"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Talib Kweli on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Talib Kweli on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Talib Kweli on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Talib Kweli on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Talib Kweli on Mark Twain
"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."
"Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction."