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Nina Simone

Read through the most famous quotes from Nina Simone

To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music.

— Nina Simone

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You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.

— Nina Simone


You've got to learn to leave the table When love's no longer being served".

— Nina Simone


It is an artist's duty to reflect the times.

— Nina Simone

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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.

— Nina Simone

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I'm a real rebel with a cause.

— Nina Simone

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Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.

— Nina Simone

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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.

— Nina Simone

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Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking.

— Nina Simone

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Desegregation is a joke.

— Nina Simone

About Nina Simone

Nina Simone Quotes

Did you know about Nina Simone?

Simone was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Simone performed and spoke at many civil rights meetings such as at the Selma to Montgomery marches. Simone's music has been featured in soundtracks of various motion pictures and video games including but not limited to The Big Lebowski (1998) Point of No Return (AKA The Assassin 1993)"La Femme Nikita" (film) Notting Hill (1999) Any Given Sunday (1999) The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) Six Feet Under (2001) The Dancer Upstairs (film) (2002) Before Sunset (2004) Cellular (2004) Inland Empire (2006) Miami Vice (2006) Sex and the City (2008) The World Unseen (2008) Revolutionary Road (2008) Watchmen (2009) The Saboteur (2009) Repo Men (2010).

Born the sixth child of a preacher's family in North Carolina Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. She was approached for a recording by Bethlehem Records and her rendering of "I Loves You Porgy" was a hit in the United States in 1958. When Nina Simone began playing in a small club in Philadelphia to fund her continuing musical education and become a classical pianist Nina Simone was required to sing as well.

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