60 Inspiring Prince Quotes That Reflect His Life And Non-Conforming Ways

Legendary pop artist formerly known as Prince left us too soon, but his words of wisdom and quotes about self reflection, creativity, and authenticity will be forever timeless. Nothing near normal, Prince has always been a stand out individual who embraced his inner colors and expressed himself wholly from the inside out. From these 60 hand picked Prince quotes and lyrics you’ll get to know the inner world of one of the most artistic, non-conforming visionaries who saw the world a different way.


1.) A Prince Quote About Emancipation:

“There is something that happens when you get emancipated. You approach life differently. You eat differently. You respect yourself more. You respect the gift you have been given.” – Prince

2.) Lyric From ‘Let’s Go Crazy’:

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” – Prince

3.) He Really Didn’t Care What Other People Thought:

“If I need a psychological evaluation, I’ll do it myself.” – Prince

4.) Real Compassion:

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” – Prince

5.) A Strong Core:

“I have a very thick skin. I take everything that comes and let it bounce right off me because I know the time will come when nobody will be able to speak falsely.” – Prince

6.) The Truth About Money And Happiness:

“Money won’t buy you happiness, but it’ll pay for the search.” – Prince

7.) A Prince Quote About His Audience:

“When you don’t talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you. I give them a lot of credit to be able to hang with me this long, because I’ve gone through a lot of changes, but they’ve allowed me to grow, and thus we can tackle some serious subjects and try to just be better human beings, all of us.” – Prince

8.) Limitlessness:

“All realities, all dimensions are open to me!” – Prince

9.) Never Pay Attention To The Haters:

“All these non-singing, non-dancing, wish-I-had-me-some-clothes fools who tell me my albums suck. Why should I pay any attention to them?” – Prince


“When I became a symbol, all the writers were cracking funnies, but I was the one laughing. I knew I’d be here today, feeling each new album is my first.” – Prince

11.) Reach Mastery Level By Continuously Learning:

“The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.” – Prince

12.) A Prince Quote About Music:

“Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.” – Prince

13.) You Dictate Your Own Life:

“Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.” – Prince

14.) A Unique Experience:

“Everyone has their own experience. That’s why we are here, to go through our experience, to learn, to go down those paths and eventually you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don’t have to come back again.” – Prince


“I don’t want to get up on a soapbox. My view of the world, you can debate that forever. But I’m a musician. That’s what I do. And I also am music. Come to the show for that.” – Prince

16.) A Prince Quote About Declining Sales:

“Like books and black lives, albums still matter.” – Prince

17.) Needs VS Wants:

“All people care about nowadays is getting paid, so they try to do just what the audience wants them to do. I’d rather give people what they need rather than just what they want.” – Prince

18.) Live In The Present:

“I don’t talk about the past.” – Prince

19.) Save The Hate For The Haters:

“I ain’t mad at anybody. I don’t have any enemies.” – Prince


“I used to be more involved with every aspect of everything onstage. I’m way more relaxed now. It feels like anything can happen.” – Prince

21.) Lyrics From ‘Singles’:

“Yeah, everybody’s got a bomb, we could all die any day. But before I’ll let that happen, I’ll dance my life away.” – Prince

22.) Lyrics From ‘Lets Go Crazy’:

“If you don’t like the world you’re living in, take a look around you, at least you got friends.” – Prince 

23.) A Prince Quote About Arts And Performing:

“Movies are real! Music is real! It affects people, it’s real. … The other night I went to a club and I watched a DJ control an entire room. Even politicians can’t do that.” – Prince

24.) Lyrics From ‘Pop Life’:

“What’s underneath your hair, is there anybody living in there?” – Prince

25.) A Pure Non-Conformist:

“A strong spirit transcends rules… As RZA of Wu-Tang said, ‘I ain’t commercial, it’s y’all who tell me whether I’m commercial or not.” – Prince 

26.) The Down Side Of Too Much Freedom:

“Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.” – Prince

27.) Time Is An Illusion:

“Time is a mind construct. It’s not real.” – Prince


“Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.” – Prince

29.) Surround Yourself With Uplifters:

“There’s something about having people around you giving you support that is – it’s motivating, and once I got that support from people then I believed I could do anything.” – Prince

30.) Don’t Expect Money To Bring Happiness:

“Success can also cause misery. The trick is not to be surprised when you discover it doesn’t bring you all the happiness and answers you thought it would.” – Prince

31.) A prince Quote About Being Vegan:

“No member of the animal kingdom nurses past maturity, no member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing to me. Its why I don’t eat red meat or white fish, don’t give me no blue cheese. Were all members of the animal kingdom, leave your brothers and sisters in the sea.” – Prince


“There’s a dark side to everything.” – Prince

33.) On The Future Of Music:

“I try not to repeat myself. It’s the hardest thing in the world to do-there are only so many notes one human being can master…One of the reasons we’re going out on the road and why we’re titling this tour as “Musicology” is because we want to bring that back. We want to teach the kids and musicians of the future the art of song writing, the art of real musicianship.” – Prince

34.) Lyrics From Magnificent:

“The voice that U hear is the alchemy of Ur mind.” – Prince

35.) Be Authentic:

“The most important thing is to be true to yourself, but I also like danger. That’s what’s missing from pop music today. There’s no excitement or mystery.” – Prince

36.) A Prince Quote About Children:

“No child is bad from the beginning, they just imitate their atmosphere.” – Prince

37.) Prince Lyrics From Uptown:

“Now where I come from, we don’t let society tell us how it’s supposed to be. Our clothes, our hair, we don’t care. It’s all about being there. Everybody’s going Uptown. That’s where I wanna be. Uptown Set your mind free.” – Prince

38.) The Definition Of Real Riches:

“I ain’t got no money – But I’m rich on personality.” – Prince

39. A Kid Within:

“I’ve grown up, everyone’s got to grow up. But there’s something inside me, I’m always going to have that little sort of – how do you say? – child streak.” – Prince

40.) On Real Music Fans:

“Real music lovers are actually my favourite kind of people because they like to know, rather than just be told what to think.– Prince


“My hat goes off to anybody who can sit down and put their heads together. I am ready for something like that because I am free and I am happy and I have time. There were a lot of things in the way before. I have nothing but time, and I love getting older.” – Prince

42.) Inner Self-Worth:

“Don’t hate me because I’m fabulous.” – Prince

43.) A Prince Quote About His Introverted Side:

“Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is ‘Is there anybody I`m afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked into a room and saw, I`d get nervous?’ If not, then you`re cool.” – Prince

44.) Perspectives And Opinions Act Like Mirrors:

“I don’t really care so much what people say about me because it usually is a reflection of who they are. For example, if people wish I would sound like I used to sound, then it says more about them than it does me.” – Prince

45.) Take Things Lightly:

“As long as I do not take myself too seriously I should not be too badly off.” – Prince


“Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success.” – Prince

47.) Life Is Short, Live It:

“But life is just a party, and parties weren’t meant to last.” – Prince

48.) No Excuses, Get Back Up:

“Everyone has a rock bottom.” – Prince

49.) Steadily Focused On The Future:

“I used to tease a lot of journalists early on, because I wanted them to concentrate on the music and not so much on me coming from a broken home…I don’t live in the past. I don’t play my old records for that reason. I make a statement, then move on to the next.” – Prince

50.) A Clever Comment About His Critics:

“Oh, I love critics. Because they love me. It’s not a joke. They care.” – Prince

51.) A Very Spiritual Perspective:

“When I’m writing [songs], some days the pen just goes. I’m not in charge and I’m almost listening outside of it. That’s when I realize that we all have to start looking at life as a gift. It’s like listening to a color and believing that these colors have soul mates and once you get them all together the painting is complete.” – Prince

52.) A Flawed Society:

“As human beings we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions; to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period.” – Prince


“I’m still very much a kid inside myself.” – Prince

54.) A Prince Quote About Ego And Ambition:

“I had a massive ego [at youth]. Massive. But that’s not such a bad thing. Because at least you’re aspiring to be something, you consider yourself great because you want to be great.” – Prince

55.) His Vision For A Better World:

“It’s a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don’t need to add to it. And we’re in a place now where we all need one another, and it’s going to get rougher.” – Prince

56.) Be Grateful For Everything:

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” – Prince


“The new pushes the old out of the way and retains what it wants to.” – Prince

58.) The Good From The Bad:

“There’s always a rainbow at the end of every rain.” – Prince

59.) Hit The Reset And Try Again:

“There are no accidents. And if there are, it’s up to us to look at them as something else. And that bravery is what creates new flowers.” – Prince


“When I want to hear new music, I make it.” – Prince

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