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All Quotes by author - Russell Simmons
" Actresses are kind of a little crazy. "
" American democracy is spoiled by people buying everything in sight and then selling and buying everything in sight, including our politicians. "
" Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle. "
" Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation. "
" As I get, I give. Giving as you get is critical. It has everything to do with being happy for yourself, and making others happy is the cause of making yourself happy, and it's the cycle of giving and getting. "
" Hip-hop is a voice for voiceless poor people. "
" I am very lucky that I have talented and creative people around me. Also, mediation has been a very big part of my freedom, because it allows me to watch all the things going on and allows me to focus. "
" I don't spend any time thinking about my place in history, ever. If people say I changed things, it's nice, and I take it - but if I could give it to a charity it would be useful. I really believe now that my only job in life is to achieve a state of comfort and happiness. "
" I don't use my brain about the creative thing. From a business standpoint, I instinctively do things: when I get something right, it's never because I use my brain. "
" If you give a good thing to the world, then over time your karma will be good, and you'll receive good. "
" If you learn late, you pass it on to people so they can learn early. It's a step process. "
" If you run a corporation, your job is to maximize the return on investment for your investors. Good for you. But by the same token, we have to remember that corporations have no compassion. That's why legislation and regulations are necessary. "
" If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you're going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money. "
" I go to yoga every day. I meditate every morning. "
" I have 2 million Twitter followers. Some of those people are also yogis and activists and people who really go out and make a difference. I do as much as I can with my voice. It's effortless in some cases. I try to remind everybody that they have that kind of voice. "
" I'm a big supporter of President Obama. "
" I'm a creative guy. And I only do businesses as a result of like I've - I'm try to find what my gifts are and give them immediately. As soon as I get them and I understand, I give them back. "
" I'm born into the cycle of giving that we're all born into, and I recognize it. So just because something is a good business, I'm not a business guy. I'm a creative guy. "
" I'm not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities, and I want to help people see their community in each other. "
" I mostly eat healthy. I just do. I'm not a vegan for health reasons - although obviously I'm 20 pounds lighter than when I started. I stayed 20 pounds lighter. I feel better. My friends say I look better. All that's true. But I'm a vegan for compassionate reasons. "
" I produced Run DMC. I produced some early records, lots of records early on. "
" I run a bunch of charities and I say this line to people: 'I am somebody who has always been helped.' A little thing like that can make people believe it. "
" I think I'm less afraid of failure than some others. "
" I think I will always have a connection to young people, to try to bring their voices to the polls, bring their voices wherever they can make a difference. "
Make A Difference
" I think people instinctively know that their job is to give service and that they are part of a community. It had a great impact on me when my father walked the picket lines and I walked with him during the civil rights movement. "
" I think that diversity is key for the next American entrepreneurs. They want to be a part of this society where there is so much diversity they have to have people from all the experiences. "
" I think the idea of getting money out of politics is critical. "
" I think when you're very dedicated to something and you're engaged fully, you become a giver. "
" It is crucial that rappers have the chance to express the truth that is in their heart. "
" I try to create businesses that I think are not hurtful. "
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