30 Phenomenal John Legend Quotes

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Professionally known as John Legend, John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He has won ten Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and one Academy Award. In 2007, Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Here are some of his phenomenal quotes and thoughts about life, music and work

  1. “We all must follow a different path to let our light shine, and that’s what makes us so unpredictable and unique.”

2. “Love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections.”

3. “My head’s under water but I’m breathing fine.”

4. “I keep learning, listening, growing and experimenting.”

5. “Why wouldn’t I help? What good reason do I have as a human being with power and a sense of empathy and morality, why wouldn’t I do something?”

6. “There’s a certain confidence that comes with being sure about the way the world works.”

7. “I only want to be associated with music that is high quality. That’s my main criteria.”

8. “As a young black boy, it made me proud to see black leaders that did something amazing and made the world change.”

9. “In my neighborhood in Springfield, Ohio, there were a lot of young kids. We all played tackle football after school, but I knew very early on that I was not an athlete.”

10. “I want to make a better record than I made the last time. I want to grow. I want to discover new things about myself creatively.”

11. “You learn so much from taking chances, whether they work out or not. Either way, you can grow from the experience and become stronger and smarter.”

12. “I want to make a better record than I made the last time. I want to grow. I want to discover new things about myself creatively.”

13. “Soul is about authenticity. Soul is about finding the things in your life that are real and pure.”

14. “I have a structured songwriting process. I start with the music and try to come up with musical ideas, then the melody, then the hook, and the lyrics come last. Some people start with the lyrics first because they know what they want to talk about and they just write a whole bunch of lyrical ideas, but for me the music tells me what to talk about.”

15. “​W​e’re so used to having everything we want at our fingertips so I think that when things get tough it’s ​difficult ​for people to persist through that.”

16. “I have a great band, with very talented players, and we give everything we have every night.”

17. “I always saw myself as a singer-songwriter, a solo-artist, that’s why working with other artists was never satisfying for me.”

18. “It’s really about making the best music you can make. It’s really about working hard.”

19. “Sometimes there’s that perfect moment when the crowd, the music, the energy of the room come together in a way that brings me to tears.”

20. “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.”

21. “I want you to live the best life you can. You can be world-changers. .. Pursue this life of love with focus and passion and ambition and courage. Give it your all. And that will be your path to true success.”

22. “The best way to fight poverty is to empower people through access to quality education.”

23. “The future started yesterday, and we’re already late.”

24. “A just society is not one built on fear or repression or vengeance or exclusion, but one built on love. Love for our families. Love for our neighbors. Love for the least among us. Love for those who look different or worship differently. Love for those we don’t even know.”

25. “Music business is not for everyone. But if you have it in you, you have that passion, if you have that energy in you that you really want to make something creative and make something that’s going to impact the world, then go for it, do it and don’t let anybody tell you no.”

26. “You see all these things that make you feel desperate or sad, but you realize changes can be made, and it doesn’t take a lot of money on our part to make a change in people’s lives.”

27. “I wrote the song “Show Me” as a prayer to God asking simple, honest questions about life and death and why there is so much suffering in the world. As I grew with the song I realized I shouldn’t limit these questions solely to God; I should ask those questions of others and of myself.”

28. “At the end of the day, there’s only a few major stars in the music business, and then there’s all these people that are aspiring to be that.”

29. “I think people relate to the music because I have a sense of empathy, and I think I have a good understanding about relationships, and I talk about them in a real, honest way.”

30. “I’ve always followed politics, and I think politics is everybody’s business because we’re electing someone who’s going to be making important decisions that will affect all of our lives.”

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