49 Total Quotes

Wyclef Jean Quotes

For everybody who lost somebody out there and stuff, when you need therapy, music is the best way.
Wyclef Jean
#Music

I want to see the violence in Haiti stopped. Innocent people, innocent children are getting hurt and killed every day.
Wyclef Jean
#Children

That's the best way to feed the human mind. That's how Bob Marley did it. He never put it in your face. After you got the groove, you were just singing the hooks, because you thought it was cool.
Wyclef Jean
#Mind

A lot of my music is very reggae- driven. Half of my life Bob Marley was all I listened to.
Wyclef Jean
#Life

When I first heard Bob Marley I was 12 years old. I had just come to the United States from Haiti, and was living in the Marlborough Houses in Brooklyn.
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#United States

Some girls get turned on by being called a bitch.
Wyclef Jean
#Girls

I always want to know what's wrong with you, why you ain't smiling. That's just my character; I just love people and want to see people having a good time.
Wyclef Jean
#Character

I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.
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#Life

What I picked up on Michael Jackson - because I study people when I watch them - the way that he counts his rhythm with his feet and his neck at the same time is crazy... so he's hearing multiple things at once. And I don't know anybody who does that.
Wyclef Jean
#People

I didn't grow up to call a woman a ho. That's just how I was brought up. I won't call a girl a bitch, unless she wants me to call her a bitch.
Wyclef Jean
#Woman

You never really know how you come to the earth, it's really a mystery, and when you leave, it's sort of a mystery too-but somehow, whoever you're a part of, you have a natural connection with them, and if you tune in, you can tell if they're still here or they're not.
Wyclef Jean
#Earth

It's ike being in college and being undecided about your major. As soon as you choose your major, you focus in on it.
Wyclef Jean
#College

I think it's cool to do stuff in a different language. Basically, I learned English through listening to rap. A lot of people think it's funny. But it's true; I used to try to get the accents.
Wyclef Jean
#Language

When I lose touch with the audience and the reality of what life really is, I'll be Vanilla Ice or something.
Wyclef Jean
#Life

I'm 27 years old. I'm going to go into Hollywood really arrogant. I'll be breaking a lot of rules. It's going to be hot.
Wyclef Jean
#Hollywood

We produce, and we have producers we work with.
Wyclef Jean
#Work

When you're sleeping or getting up to go to school, that's when we're just leaving the studio, and we'll be gone for three hours and then come back and be working another 15 to 20 hours.
Wyclef Jean
#School

It was hard in the beginning: coming from Haiti, coming to Brooklyn. I mean, growing up in the projects.
Wyclef Jean
#Beginning

On all my records, I just write about what people are going through, so when I go through the airport, I'm going through what you're going through. So I write it just like we go through it.
Wyclef Jean
#People

When you're in the studio at a young age, you're not aware that there's a union where you can hire musicians. So you have all of this equipment and you just learn how to play it yourself.
Wyclef Jean
#Age And Aging

It was important that I became successful. People say they do it for the love, and yes, you do it for the love, but you want to be successful.
Wyclef Jean
#Love

When I have to make records for people and records for myself, it's two different approaches.
Wyclef Jean
#People

My parents were Christian.
Wyclef Jean
#Parents

My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from.
Wyclef Jean
#Eyes

I do music for the love of it, and I've been doing it from a very young age: about 11.
Wyclef Jean
#Age And Aging

I'm like Cab Calloway: I love the entertainment, and I've loved entertaining people ever since I was little.
Wyclef Jean
#Entertainment

Rap records don't make you feel good no more. Six months after release, it can't come back as a classic.
Wyclef Jean
#Rap

Being a New Yorker, you get there and you take your sneakers off, you're cooperating, but man, that line be long! I mean, you do definitely want to be safe, but at the same time, it annoys you sometimes, 'cause you just want to get to where you want to get to.
Wyclef Jean
#Man

I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.
Wyclef Jean
#Jazz

You get conflicts all of the time. But you have to know how to play the chess game. We come with results, and we come with solutions.
Wyclef Jean
#Chess