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Russell Simmons quotes on life

You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be. -Russell Simmons


Service is the key to everything in life. -Russell Simmons

I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all ‘see’ a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere. -Russell Simmons

We meditate so we can see miracles unfolding. Without stillness life is a blur. -Russell Simmons


I’m really not an angry vegan, but human beings are f***ing rude. -Russell Simmons

I’m a full disclosure kind of person. -Russell Simmons

The stuff I do, I do every day, and I’ve been doing it for long periods of time. I don’t start and quit-ever. I start and stay on it. -Russell Simmons


Russell Simmons quotes on happy

You have to be present, awake and happy now. -Russell Simmons


Russell Simmons quotes on people

Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. -Russell Simmons


People will always blame the poets for society’s ills. But these are the true artists. -Russell Simmons

You can’t jump to vegan if you’re not. Some people are absolute. Some people are able to be gradual. -Russell Simmons

I try to use my voice. I know that celebrity is valuable, and people do listen. -Russell Simmons


The world belongs to the people who say, ‘I can’. -Russell Simmons

I’m always surrounded by smart talented people. I had talented partners. Stan Latham for one. Talent scouts. -Russell Simmons

You know, the diversity that America has is so special. It’s starting to really become a cool thing for young people. -Russell Simmons


Hip-hop is a voice for voiceless poor people. -Russell Simmons

Look at all the billionaires. If I know 15 billionaires, I know 13 unhappy people. -Russell Simmons

People build themselves up before you even have to deal with them. -Russell Simmons


You need Black [people] sometimes to understand things about Black culture. -Russell Simmons

I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have. -Russell Simmons

Anyone whose mission is keeping people apart is swimming against a very strong tide. -Russell Simmons


I think the artist’s job throughout history has been to tell-to say things that people are inspired by. -Russell Simmons

You have to be able to say what people are thinking but won’t say. It’s like Donald Trump. -Russell Simmons

The best defense for any group of people is what we do to defend other people. -Russell Simmons


You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done. -Russell Simmons

Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle. -Russell Simmons

Hollywood is full of very liberal people, but it still has an infrastructure that needs to be broken. -Russell Simmons


I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out. -Russell Simmons

People are murdering each other without any recourse… So we need to get in our communities and work from the inside out. -Russell Simmons

I don’t believe that people create their own visions. Rather, I believe that visions are actually God’s way of communicating with us. -Russell Simmons


American democracy is spoiled by people buying everything in sight and then selling and buying everything in sight, including our politicians. -Russell Simmons

Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question. -Russell Simmons

I’m not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities, and I want to help people see their community in each other. -Russell Simmons


I look for people who have insight in places where I don’t. -Russell Simmons

People are afraid of failure-they don’t like to work so hard and have people keep saying, ‘No.’ I think that’s what people fear most. -Russell Simmons

What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves. -Russell Simmons


If you learn late, you pass it on to people so they can learn early. It’s a step process. -Russell Simmons

Stay in your lane. If you’re good enough, people will move to you. -Russell Simmons

Black actors on the road, flying around the country working as poets. Those people are inspirations for millions of kids who write. -Russell Simmons


I want to do and I’m giving all the profits to charity, is to teach people to meditate. All it takes is a little bit of patience. -Russell Simmons

I live in hip-hop. I don’t find it to be offensive. -Russell Simmons

No matter how rich you are, you cannot transport yourself to the future or the past. -Russell Simmons


But rich or poor, black or white, none of us are entitled to anything. -Russell Simmons

That tells you that the full potential of many black stars won’t be realized until their audiences are fully integrated. -Russell Simmons

There’s one overriding issue, namely, that we live in a police state so long as the police get to police themselves. And that is why cops go unindicted. -Russell Simmons


Russell Simmons quotes on money

Happy can make you money, but money can’t make you happy. -Russell Simmons


If you could take barack obama’s image, add hillary rodham clinton’s money and john edwards’ voice, that would be my candidate. -Russell Simmons

I was literally calling my customers who were complaining on social media and having a dialog with them, and sending them money. -Russell Simmons

Money doesn’t make u happy .. But happy makes you money. -Russell Simmons


Russell Simmons quotes on important

I don’t miss my prayers and I don’t miss my yoga. Those things are important to me. -Russell Simmons


It’s important to focus on what we do best and master one craft at a time. -Russell Simmons

You’ve got to keep reminding yourself of what’s important. -Russell Simmons

That really is the best part of being a dad. You remember what’s important in life. -Russell Simmons


Russell Simmons quotes on happiness

Everyone’s goal is to be happy. Happiness is achieved by promoting happiness to others. -Russell Simmons


Gratefulness is a practice, just like happiness is a choice. -Russell Simmons

You cannot find it anywhere, because it is located inside you… happiness is your natural state. -Russell Simmons

Give what you want to receive. If you want happiness, make others happy. -Russell Simmons


There is no happiness until the mind is still. The cause of all sickness and sadness is the fluctuation of the mind. -Russell Simmons

You have to learn to laugh all the time. It’s a practice of life. It’s a practice of happiness. -Russell Simmons

Nothing increases happiness like quiet time. The truth is, the only moments that make you laugh or happy are seconds of stillness. -Russell Simmons


Russell Simmons quotes on world

When you do good by the world, the world will do good by you -Russell Simmons


The old world is quickly disappearing, and the new opportunities are opening up. -Russell Simmons

Decide that no matter what is happening around you, the sun will always be shining in your world. -Russell Simmons

In the end, the overriding factor in whether or not you realize your dreams is going to be you. Not the world. YOU. -Russell Simmons


If you give a good thing to the world, then over time your karma will be good, and you’ll receive good. -Russell Simmons

When you give without reservation, you’ll become a magnet that pulls the world toward you. -Russell Simmons

It’s very simple: When you’re working your hardest, the world opens up to you. -Russell Simmons


Reacting to the world with a smile instead of a curse, a wave instead of the middle finger, will actually help you live longer. -Russell Simmons

Sometimes, a new toy, a new technology, will focus you. The world is always trying to draw you out, so you always have to remember to go in. -Russell Simmons

Never pass up any opportunity to share your gifts with the world. -Russell Simmons


My little girls are the most beautiful women in the world. I am a lucky, lucky man. I will spend every day making sure that they know this. -Russell Simmons

What I would do to change this planet is have everyone meditate and look inside. Then we’d have a happier, more service-oriented, less-needy world. -Russell Simmons

At the core of everything that is hurtful to humanity is a lack of consciousness. -Russell Simmons


Russell Simmons quotes on instead

I’m just suggesting that when you’re faced with fear and anxiety, don’t medicate. Meditate instead. -Russell Simmons


Always focus on your effort, instead of the results of that effort. -Russell Simmons

You can be anything you want to be, and you can start today, instead of waiting for some opportunity. -Russell Simmons

When you embrace the process of your work, instead of focusing on the results, you’ll always be happier, plus do a much better job. -Russell Simmons


Russell Simmons quotes on culture

There’s something about the authenticity that Hollywood is missing when it comes to urban culture. -Russell Simmons


I think that’s what made rap such a stable footprint in culture, that it’s so honest. -Russell Simmons

Urban pop culture is its own phenomena that is for some reason is left out of Hollywood. It’s the most mainstream thing there is. -Russell Simmons

Hip-hop is such a wide statement of culture that everyone is not the same, and it’s impossible to put it into one box. -Russell Simmons


More from Russell simmons

Gangsta rappers, they call them. Not nearly as gangsta as the things that inspire them.. you know, a gangsta government that we operate under. -Russell Simmons

Needing nothing attracts everything. -Russell Simmons

Don’t ruin a good today by thinking of a bad yesterday, Let it go! -Russell Simmons


Labels cloud our vision and distract us from seeing how much we have in common with one another. -Russell Simmons

There is no religious or any kind of a gender that should separate you from any religious ideas. -Russell Simmons

To separate yourself from your weakness and look at it objectively is a very powerful thing. -Russell Simmons


The greatest tool to eliminate the noise is meditation. -Russell Simmons

Never change for the mainstream-stay in your lane, and if you’re talented and resilient enough the mainstream will come to you. -Russell Simmons

I’m lucky that I have a platform that I can answer my own questions. -Russell Simmons


Mistakes only cost you when you don’t acknowledge them. -Russell Simmons

I don’t want to wait for Hollywood to decide that what I do is good. -Russell Simmons

No matter where you want to go, as long as you follow your path with faith, dedication and hard work, you are going to get there. -Russell Simmons


T]here’s nobody Black in charge of anything in Hollywood. -Russell Simmons

You just have to smile and breathe. You do the best you can with what you have and that’s it. -Russell Simmons

I don’t want to appease everyone. It seems very difficult to be steadfast on truth and be a politician. -Russell Simmons


I can’t get my medicine. -Russell Simmons

The emotional attachment you get with a client or the music fan allows you access to do a lot of things. -Russell Simmons

I’m still moving around.We’re building a platform to put a song out every week for 52 weeks called ADD52. -Russell Simmons


Music is the noise that surrounds the stillness of the art form. -Russell Simmons

There are so many urban pop ideas that are underserved, and I think Hollywood doesn’t see us and misses the opportunity to integrate. -Russell Simmons

If you just remember to breathe and smile before you act, you’ll always make the right decision. -Russell Simmons


Compassion is the ultimate expression of your highest self -Russell Simmons

I think when you’re very dedicated to something and you’re engaged fully, you become a giver. -Russell Simmons

Quit taking, start giving. -Russell Simmons


Learn to let your thoughts exist on their own without getting too involved in them. -Russell Simmons

Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation. -Russell Simmons

My idea is to integrate black stars into mainstream stars. It hasn’t been explored properly. That’s what Im doing in Hollywood. -Russell Simmons


The best way to protect both the policemen and the community going forward is by creating a system that’s just, where everyone feels safe. -Russell Simmons

Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged. -Russell Simmons

Last year my wife got a Rolls-Royce. -Russell Simmons


Fortunately, Hollywood is open to change. It’s just a question of how to go about doing it. -Russell Simmons

I think if you’re open-minded, the road will take you where it takes you. If you’re closed, you might not get to go where the road is heading. -Russell Simmons

I think Hollywood is incredibly segregated. I’ve never seen any place like it. -Russell Simmons


Their demands are so legitimate and so easy to understand, the fact is that we’re not going away. -Russell Simmons

It’s always marketeers building their own careers. -Russell Simmons

If you don’t break a hole through the brick wall, don’t just start digging a new hole. Keep going until you break through that wall. -Russell Simmons


Hip-hop took some lessons from rock ‘n’ roll, and rock ‘n’ roll took some lessons from hip-hop. -Russell Simmons

You don’t need a record deal. You’ll have the industry begging for you, when you build your buzz. -Russell Simmons

Always try to be yourself. -Russell Simmons


Only do shit you believe in! -Russell Simmons

I don’t eat anything that runs away from me. -Russell Simmons

The poets who do this are uniquely conscious of this silence, this stillness. -Russell Simmons


I read “The Yoga Sutras” every day.And also the “The Bhagavad Gita.” Those two books sit by my bed. -Russell Simmons

The artists are now big brands. -Russell Simmons

If you aren’t passionate about a vision, it’s hard to have faith in it. -Russell Simmons


Cruelty is cruelty, whether it’s cruelty to children, to the elderly, to dogs and cats, or to chickens. -Russell Simmons

I know a lot of angry liberals right now. Hell, I know a lot of angry vegans. -Russell Simmons

The imagination is how things get done. You have to cultivate creativity. -Russell Simmons


Those who need nothing attract everything. -Russell Simmons

I knew it was unrealistic to think I could build an institution overnight. But if I took baby steps, eventually it would happen. -Russell Simmons

A person’s strength is to know their weaknesses. -Russell Simmons


When you’re a good giver you’re a good getter. -Russell Simmons

Get unstuck from whatever it is you perceive is holding you back from realizing your dreams. -Russell Simmons

At the shock of a joke, everything disappears but the present moment. -Russell Simmons


I would never condone violence against women in any form, and for all of those I offended, I am sincerely sorry. -Russell Simmons

Every day set the simple goal of trying to be more awake and less distracted. -Russell Simmons

You’ve got to put your head down and do the work. There are no shortcuts. -Russell Simmons


Embrace struggle… It is your greatest teacher. -Russell Simmons

That was never my intention to compete with the Oscars. -Russell Simmons

Unconscious behavior is at the core. Think of the 40 billion animals we abuse and eat who are born into suffering. It’s a karmic disaster. -Russell Simmons


Running all my different companies has turned out to be a lot easier because I mediate twice a day and go to yoga every day. -Russell Simmons

That happens to me everyday. I watch my thoughts, not only on the mat, but all through the day. -Russell Simmons

Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you! -Russell Simmons


The seconds of presence are where most inspiration comes. There are sunsets that promote it. -Russell Simmons

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I think I’m less afraid of failure than some others. -Russell Simmons


No matter where you’re from or what you’ve done, you’re never stuck in a particular circumstance, relationship, or cycle unless you say you are. -Russell Simmons

It’s all about the work. Nothing is going to fall into your lap. -Russell Simmons

If you are a good giver, you will be great getter. The less you need, the more you attract. -Russell Simmons


I feel the choices our president Barack Obama is making now are safer and better. -Russell Simmons

The less you need, the more you attract. -Russell Simmons

There are no failures, only quitters. -Russell Simmons


Not every move you make has to be a great leap -Russell Simmons

I’ve been thinking a lot about gay marriage. I’m a big supporter. -Russell Simmons

As long as you are passionate about your vision, you should keep moving forward. -Russell Simmons


I signed Jay-Z because he was on fire. I wasn’t a genius. The record was great. I put it on The Nutty Professor soundtrack and we signed him. -Russell Simmons

I always say neediness is the cause of suffering. I’m not the only one who says it. It’s something I adopted and I believe. -Russell Simmons

Get your hustle on… Hard work is easy, working out is hard. -Russell Simmons


Needing nothing really is the ultimate goal. And to have nothing to do with things. -Russell Simmons

Meditation helps everything. -Russell Simmons

An animal products diet is like smoking 20 cigarettes a day. -Russell Simmons


Whatever you chase will run away from you. So, stop chasing success and realize you already have it all. -Russell Simmons

I’m a big supporter of President Obama. -Russell Simmons

I applaud what the Oscars are doing to promote diversity. I think it’s great. -Russell Simmons


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