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" You know, my family is very musical, I was surrounded by it. And from four years old I was the one that asked my mother could I take piano lessons. "
" I sang 'All Of Me' at the wedding. I sang 'Stay With You' from my first album. And then Stevie Wonder came up and sang 'Ribbon In the Sky.' It was impromptu... It was cool... He's always been a friend and a mentor to me. "
" Instead of investing our resources in locking people up, let's invest more of those resources in our fellow citizens so they don't end up in the system to begin with. And if they do, they can get back on their feet. "
" I want to move people. "
" When we see people that are impoverished and people who are dealt an unfair hand, then if we have the power to help them, we should try to do that. "
" In the 1970s, for all the Stevie Wonders, I'm sure there were five artists that were making forgettable music. "
" I signed with Kanye back in 2003, and at that time, 'The College Dropout' hadn't even come out, so he was still relatively unknown compared to where he is now. He wasn't a household name; people were still calling him 'Kane.' "
" I've never put out a song that I wasn't completely proud of and that I didn't love. In that sense, I've never felt like I sold out in any way. "
" Musicians are in-season all the time. "
" I don't feel like that many musicians are competitive with each other. "
" John Legend is a nickname that some friends started calling me, and it kind of grew into my stage name. "
" I feel like fashion is making steps toward diversity, but I think they could do more. "
" Experience is a great teacher. "
" People like Dick Gregory, Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone show me what the definition of an artist is - it isn't just to make art but to speak truth to what's happening, speak beauty into the world, speak love into the world and also... get involved. "
" I've fundraised for Hillary, and I'll be voting for her. I don't think we should be electing Donald Trump as president, and I'm supportive of Hillary's campaign. "
" London is a good fashion city. They're a little more daring. There's the element of the aristocracy, which is always interesting. "
" I've always had an interest in story-telling and history and just film and art in general, but particularly when it comes to storytelling, I think the reason why we became involved in film is because we wanted to get some great stories out there. "
" Trump's been a public personality forever, and that's fine if you want him to be a reality-TV host, but if you want him to be president, there's a different standard. "
" I was homeschooled for several years. "
" I was a huge 'Breaking Bad' fan. I just loved the whole thing. Always interesting, always urgent. The stakes were always high. "
" I think writers are prone to hyperbole sometimes. "
" Anybody under the age of forty knows hip-hop, gospel and R&B pretty well, and it's all a part of what we consider to be 'black music.' There is a natural synergy between the three. "
" As a young black boy, it made me proud to see black leaders that did something amazing and made the world change. "
" The video aside, 'P.D.A' is a song about when you really love somebody, you just can't resist wanting to show that out in public sometimes. "
" My fried chicken is very simple. I pan-fry it in a skillet. "
" We weren't allowed to have secular music in the house growing up. I was home-schooled, and gospel was the only choice we had. "
" I played classical as a kid. "
" Artists are, I think in general, compassionate people, and part of what makes us artists is that we're open-minded people, and I think we're almost, by definition, progressive in a lot of ways. "
" My dad liked a lot of Motown, but I didn't listen to it until my teenage years. "
" I don't like going to football games. I like watching them on television. When you go to a game, it's hard to focus. There's so much going on, and it's cold. I'd rather sit and watch it and get replays and commentary. "
" I am a feminist. Women are discriminated against in so many ways, and they make up half the population. "