Facts about Nina Simone

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Summary

Nina Simone was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between February 21, 1933 and April 21, 2003. He/she became 70 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 19 quotes who is written / told by Nina.

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Famous quotes by Nina Simone (19)


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"Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music"
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"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"
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"I think the rich will eventually have to cave in too, because the economic situation around the world is not gonna tolerate the United States being on top forever"
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"From the beginning, it has been a no-no for a black man to touch a white woman"
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"I don't like rap music at all. I don't think it's music. It's just a beat and rapping"
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"Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home"
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"I'm a real rebel with a cause"
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"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"
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"I think if I were over there in America, protest music would be more important. But I'm not going"
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"When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist"
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"To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music"
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"There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were"
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"Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking"
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"I try to swim every damn day I can, and I've learned to scuba dive and snorkel"
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"The worst thing about that kind of prejudice... is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough"
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"I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about... Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important"
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"Desegregation is a joke"
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"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"
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"Once I understood Bach's music, I wanted to be a concert pianist. Bach made me dedicate my life to music, and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world"


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