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Best Prince Quotes: 'No One Can Dictate Who You Are'

After learning of the sad news that recording artist Prince has passed away at the age of 57, many can take solace in the fact that his music and his words will live on forever.

On that note, enjoy some of Prince's best quotes.

On how we act towards one another:

"Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people."

"As human beings we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions; to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period."

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"When you don't talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you. I give them a lot of credit to be able to hang with me this long, because I've gone through a lot of changes, but they've allowed me to grow, and thus we can tackle some serious subjects and try to just be better human beings, all of us."

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On the concept of being "cool":

"Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is 'Is there anybody I`m afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked into a room and saw, I`d get nervous?' If not, then you`re cool."

"Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool."

On abstract thoughts:

"Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful."

"Time is a mind construct. It's not real."

"Too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay."

On the notion of an overnight success:

"Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success."

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