Top Quotes from CeeLo Green

Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience – I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.

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Women are our most miraculous muse, an enchanted intangibility that encourages all art.

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Antique things have an appreciation and worth. Something can be old, but it can be timeless; therefore, it becomes an antique. If this antique is preserved and deemed precious, it could be passed down as a family heirloom.

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On a good day I think I’m handsome, on an average day I’m average. I’m a man’s man so I don’t necessarily know how cute we’re supposed to be.

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I’m a little lavish I must admit. But I’m not really concerned with money. Being rich is not my goal, being wealthy is.

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I want a world where everything is welcome, everything is valid, everything is acknowledged, embraced, and accepted. To me, that’s a perfect world.

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Music is a means of spreading the good word and spreading positivity and productivity. Those things speak to me.

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Like most artists, I live out of a suitcase.

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In my opinion, hip-hop has a lot to do with rock and roll, because at one point it was considered an alternative – edgy, independent. Hip-hop is pots and pans the way that punk is garage. You make something out of nothing.

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I related to ‘A Clockwork Orange’ in a personal way. I was a bit of a thug growing up. It’s taken some reform for me. Thank God for artistry and creativity as an outlet.

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I’m drawn to the unconventional because I’ve been drawn unconventionally. I believe that I’m supposed to topple over these false images of what’s idealistically beautiful. Because, of course, these intangible qualities are very attractive to women. Sincerity. Sense of humor. Success.

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I tend to like antique things. Something can be old, but it can be timeless.

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Balance is key. Balance is a virtue. Balance is next to godliness, maybe. We should all aspire to better balance. Too much of what is said in this world is one-sided, and we need more balance – in our speech, in our music, in our art, in everything.

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All art stems from a place of alienation. Intimate and alone. Most people are oppressed by the opinion of others, but I was not that way. I was afraid of the repercussions of not doing what I was told to do, what I was called to do by a creator.

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I’m all about taking chances. You have to ask yourself, if you’re not taking any chances, are you actually even living? Every time you walk out of your door and you’re out in the world, you take a chance on not coming back. That is the danger and the dynamic of being alive.

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Emotion is something that you don’t simply receive. Emotion is compelled. Other than that, we’re just shells until we’re possessed or reanimated from time to time by different emotions.

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I may sample at Pinkberry, but when I find a flavor I like, I’m pretty committed to it.

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I want to burn as a beacon of possibility. I don’t want nobody to misconstrue the commercial success I’ve had as anything other than an example of what black music is capable of. And what it’s capable of is being more than just black. I’m not black or white anymore. I’m Cee Lo Green.

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For me as an artist, the expansiveness of my interests and my influences make me enigmatic. I think any man can be that way – if you love enough interesting things.

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You can’t be all of the people you’re influenced by, so you make your own filter and create your own beautiful, unique thing in the world. Soak up the world, man, and make something of your own.

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I believe that the plight of life and all existence is to master one’s self, you know, one day at a time.

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I have done quite a few things that I’m not proud of. But now I can equate it to artistry without an outlet. At school, I couldn’t help but colour outside the lines. My passion just caused my reactions to be that much more volatile.

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Twitter is a form of free speech, and I’m all for that. But if Cee Lo Green, a maverick of sorts, can’t get on Twitter and say something outlandish or outrageous, then what is the whole point of Twitter at all?

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I get a kick out of not being ideal. I think it’s awesome. That’s entirely the point. And I think my creator is quite a character for letting that be.

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I would like to be a gang leader on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ or own a lemonade stand on ‘Boardwalk Empire.’

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I think I’m needed – as an artist, as an individual, as an entity, an enigma, an exhibitionist, an entertainer – as an alternative.

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I don’t judge people. I don’t even judge people on ‘The Voice.’ I’m a coach. I’m there for constructive criticism and to aid and abet and discover new talent.

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My style is ambiguous and lucid. I wish to be signified but not summed up. I don’t want to have to go over the top each time.

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I’ve been such an oddball my whole life, but I’ve always been cool and I’ve always dressed fairly smartly.

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I’m like Shrek. Shrek’s a nice guy, but people keep alienating him, like they did with me in my younger life. I’m very loving and kind and generous – I’m a sweetheart!

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People have always questioned, Was I crazy? And I’m like, ‘No, I’m not crazy. I’m just totally committed.’

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The fact that you can love something that’s lost is all of the incentive that you’ll ever need to love again as opposed to becoming comfortably numb.

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My varied listening palette is all-inclusive of all walks of life. No one individual is exempt from the human experience, so it is that intangible that is a universal truth. In that regard, I’ve had success in encapsulating something cosmic.

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My insurance provider probably wouldn’t allow me to go into a mosh pit anymore. My brain is insured by Lloyd’s of London, you know what I’m saying?

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The fact that you can love something that you’ve lost is all the incentive you need to love again, as opposed to becoming comfortably numb.

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Well, I’ve cleaned bathrooms in a warehouse. That was pretty terrible. But I can’t complain because I’m sure other people have done worse.

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I think I’ll always be famous. I just hope I don’t become infamous.

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But I still feel like a normal person… I’ve walked the streets and I know what it feels like. I speak with humility, and apparently those songs connect with people.

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So many of the bands that influenced me growing up were English, even if I didn’t realise it. English pop ruled the world in the ’80s!

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Music saved my life. The voice you hear, the soul, the pain, is that of a person who deeply, deeply, deeply appreciates the opportunity they’ve been given.

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I’m an artist, and I like the risk – I’m not in it for the sure things.

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I’m not allowed to be as liberal as I would like to be, you know? I’d do a lot more damage if I could!

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There was a time when I didn’t like myself at all. I thought I was a cruel joke. But now I’ve come to realise that maybe I am not cute, but I am beautiful.

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I hate hateful people.

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I cry all the time. Music makes me cry.

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When it comes to the stage, I can’t help but be inspired by people like George Clinton, Elton John and Alice Cooper.

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I could never be homophobic in any kind of way, dude. I’m such a free bird.

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I don’t eat a lot of junk food anymore, but I sure remember it. I used to go through boxes of Little Debbies. I liked Star Crunch, and of course those oatmeal pies.

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My relationship with food is intimate. I don’t eat and tell.

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I think I wanted to be a punk-rocker before I wanted to be anything else. I remember wanting a mohawk, and I wanted to cut the sleeves off of my jean jacket because I used to want to be Dirty Dan from Sha-Na-Na. This is before hip-hop was even around. I had the skinny piano tie. I had it, man.

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It’s hard to write a song about reality because reality doesn’t rhyme.

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Music definitely gave me a focus. I was an artist without an outlet. Let’s just say if I was not famous, I could have been infamous. I could’ve had my own episode of ‘American Gangster.’

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