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All Quotes by author - Wyclef Jean
" All that violence in the world, we need to stop that. "
" As a producer, I always want to know what makes the kids tick. "
" At the end of the day, just know that God made you, so you can be your own individual, and don't let people give you that peer pressure. "
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" Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love. He tried to break racial barriers. "
" Coming from Haiti and growing up in Brooklyn, there's a lot of European influence when I get dressed up. I wear a lot of fitted suits, elegant cuts; I think it's cool to mash up a lot of different looks. "
" Every generation is gonna keep changing, and you just have to embrace the change. "
" Haiti is my country. The same way the Beatles are received in England - that's how Wyclef Jean is received in Haiti, do you know what I mean? "
" I always want to know what's wrong with you, why you ain't smiling. That's just my character; I just love people and want to see people having a good time. "
" I do music for the love of it, and I've been doing it from a very young age: about 11. "
" I don't have to be president to do great things for my country, but at the same time, to get legislation and policy passed, you have to be in some kind of office. So I don't know what the future will lead to. "
" I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time. "
" If I can't take five years out to serve my country as president, then everything I've been singing about, like equal rights, doesn't mean anything. "
" I know that the nice shines I have on is going to pass. The nice cars will pass. All that will stay is the music and the work. That's where I get the inspiration to help people out and work. "
" I like to go against the grain, against what's out there. Every day is like a challenge. "
" I lived in a hut with no roof, and I rode to school on a donkey. I used to shoot birds with a slingshot to cook for dinner. Now I prefer to get my food from KFC. "
" I lived in the projects and the ghetto, and turned the negative into a positive. "
" I'm cheap, and I'm proud of it! "
" I'm hands-on with everything, always trying to reach the real people. "
" I'm like a hippie. At the end of the day, that's what my voice caters to. "
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" I'm like Cab Calloway: I love the entertainment, and I've loved entertaining people ever since I was little. "
" I'm most comfortable when you just give me a guitar and I just sing. "
" I'm the hip-hop Quincy Jones of today. "
" I really have fans that are from 14 or 15 years old to 60. "
" It was important that I became successful. People say they do it for the love, and yes, you do it for the love, but you want to be successful. "
" I want people to experience what it's like being from Haiti, coming to America, being Wyclef - multicultural, multilingual. "
" I want to be part of a different kind of celebrity, one that thinks not just about charity but policy. "
" I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences. "
" 'Masquerade' is the autobiography of Wyclef Jean. A lot of people know me through my work with Carlos Santana or Destiny's Child, winning all those Grammy Awards, but you do not know what is going on inside me. "
" Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking. He wanted me to go to theology school - I didn't want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music. "
" My daddy was a minister, my grandfather was a voodoo priest, my uncle was a mason; I was raised with a lot of studies. "
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