Nina Simone Quotes.
I feel more alive now than I ever have in my life. I have a chance to live, as I’ve dreamed.
My love is like the wind and wild is the wind. Give me more than one caress, satisfy my hungriness. Let the wind blow through your heart for wild is the wind.
What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did.
I would like a man now who is rich, and who can give me a boat – a sailboat. I want to own it and let him pay for it. My first love is the sea and water, not music. Music is second.
I know I’m different, but I don’t think about it.
I have to be composed; I have to be poised. I have to remember what my first piano teacher told me: ‘You do not touch that piano until you are ready and until they are ready to listen to you.
Talent is a burden not a joy. I am not of this planet. I do not come from you. I am not like you.
You’ve got to learn to leave the table When love’s no longer being served”.
I try to swim every damn day I can, and I’ve learned to scuba dive and snorkel.
Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I’m lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.
The protest years were over, not just for me but for a whole generation, and in music, just like in politics, many of the greatest talents were dead or in exile, and their place was filled by third-rate imitators.
There’s no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.
Slavery has never been abolished from America’s way of thinking.
This may be a dream, but I’ll say it anyway: I was supposed to be married last year, and I bought a gown. When I meet Nelson Mandela, I shall put on this gown and have the train of it removed and put aside, and kiss the ground that he walks on and then kiss his feet.
From the beginning, it has been a no-no for a black man to touch a white woman.
I think if I were over there in America, protest music would be more important. But I’m not going.
I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor. I don’t think the black people are going to rise at all; I think most of them are going to die.