Nelly Furtado Quotes.
I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away…
When you’re too concerned about branding, you’re restricting yourself.
Guys don’t really care, they just want to get the clothes off.
You can have the best of intentions and think you’re doing the right thing but you fall down when you’re going against your own instinct.
Girls like to see girls dressed up like princesses occasionally.
I’m 27. I feel like I get it. I’m OK with being sexy if I feel like it. Some days I’m brainy, some days I’m funny, some days I’m sexy, and sometimes, I just want to dance.
I finally feel content with my work. My fruit has started to ripen. I’m able to dissect emotion properly and distill it into a song that reverberates in a truthful place.
I actually feel pretty inspired and hopeful by the fact that protests are becoming the norm now. They’re less part of fringe society and more a part of mainstream society. That’s exciting. There is no fringe anymore. We should all be included.
Art and life go together. I have to have a life filled with experiences to make art, and I have to have art around me to live well.
I don’t really believe in good and evil. I never had. I think it’s enabled me to open my mind.
Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well.
I often think about the idea that augmentation has become the new normal. When you start to augment and filter yourself because you think you should, you’re kind of putting your worth in other people’s hands, rather than having that worth come from within.
I’m not into branding – I’m trying to be organic to who I am on every level. I do really connect to being a part of the working class. Those are my roots. My family [consists of] farmers from Portugal, builders, housekeepers and stonemasons.
All of the women in music business understand that. They’re fighting in a misogynist world. That’s why they wear some elements of their femininity and have to blend it in with masculinity… it’s a kind of protection. Somebody like Madonna is strong but soft. You have to be that way in this business.
I’m privileged that I’m an artist.
I’m channelling my 14-year-old self. She’s thinking about putting on her big hoop earrings and baggy pants and going to the mall downtown.
If you wait this long to put an album out, you’d better be sure you tried your best.
Our connection to nature grounds us, it makes us more spiritually aware. We must keep the legacy of nature materially alive for future generations.
When you follow your heart, you always win and it feels so good.
When you’re scrambling to fill the void in your life and you feel like you’re drowning… we all yearn to hear that one friend’s voice, say: “You’re going to get through this.”
Hip-hop was super-exotic to us in Canada.
There are tears. There’s laughter. There’s an unconscious thing happening between us as humans. There’s so much about the brain that we don’t understand. I believe everybody’s empathic.
We may look great on Instagram, but we’re still lonely and depressed and anxiety-ridden. I hope, for the sake of our future generations, that our moral compass stays intact.
I am impressed when music matters, when genres are broken, when spirits are lifted, when people make a difference, and when people are true to themselves.
I like my body so much more now since having my baby.