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" Bragging just sounds good, man. "
" A chorus is not easy. "
" Me not finishing school - in my head, I still have this insecurity when I'm talking to someone educated. "
" Nothing is stopping me from doing what I love to do. "
" When you come to my show, I want it to feel like opera, like a theatre. "
" 'Trilogy' was more of a claustrophobic body of work. Before it was released, I hadn't left my city for 21 years, and I had never been on a plane, not once. I spent my entire life on one setting; that's probably why pieces of the album feel like one long track, because that's what my life felt like. It felt like one long song. "
" When people meet me, they say that I'm really kind - contrary to a lot of my music. "
" The whole 'enigmatic artist' thing, I just ran with it. "
" From when I was born to when I was 21, I never left Toronto. That's why I'm such a city cat. "
" I wrote a song with Ed Sheeran that was kind of spontaneous. "
" I wanted to drop three albums in a year because no one had done it. It was bold, unheard of. "
" I want to produce the music to a movie that I'm working on, like what Prince did with 'Purple Rain.' "
" I wish I could make music about politics. I feel like it's such an art and a talent that I admire tremendously, but when I step into the studio, I step out of the real world, and it's therapeutic. "
" Going home helps the content. "
" I want to be remembered as iconic and different. "
" It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that there are people who can't or won't see what Black Lives Matter is trying to accomplish. "
" Going to a therapist is not something you do when you're growing up as a street kid in Toronto. "
" Alternative R&B is in my soul. It's not going anywhere. "
" I'm a huge fan of R. Kelly's. He's a musical genius and probably the most prolific artist of the generation before mine. "
" I knew the second I finished the first record - 'House Of Balloons' - and had all this material leftover that a trilogy would be best. "
" If you ever see young artists, and they're not sounding good, they sound good. They're good singers. They wouldn't be where they are if they didn't sound good. It's their nerves. Any time you see your favorite artist, and he's or she's screwing up or not hitting those notes, it's not because she can't hit it or she can't sing; he or she is scared. "
" All I do is make music. "
" The Internet, man, is a beautiful thing. "
" I don't think I'd ever apologise for music I make, no. "
" I sang a lot of low stuff on songs like 'Secrets' and 'Rockin',' almost like Toni Braxton. On 'Secrets,' I'm a different person. "
" Literally wrote 'Starboy' in 30 minutes. "
" Even though I've been putting out bodies of work for years, 'Beauty Behind the Madness' felt like the beginning. "
" At one point, I didn't care. Now I want as many people to hear my music as possible. "
" The Joker is my favorite villain of all time: You don't know his past; you just know what his plans are. "
" My production and songwriting and the environment around those vocals are not inspired by R&B at all. "
" It's almost schizophrenic who I portray in my music. "