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11 Inspiring Quotes From Prince That Remind Us to Be True to Ourselves

Celebrities Anne Meadows Apr 22, 2016

I was dreaming when I wrote this, so sue me if ... I start crying uncontrollably. Prince -- an icon of musical genuis-- left us much too soon at only 57 years old on April 21, 2016. 

His music did more than simply get everyone's toes tapping. He taught everyone who's ever felt ignored by the popular crowd for being different that there's a power within them. And that power comes from exploring who they are -- and staying true to whoever that is.

Celebrate Prince's commitment to creative expression of self -- and commitment to self -- with these 11 quotes that embrace all the glory that is you.

 

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1Be You, for You

You can't control how other people see you -- so stop caring.

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2Have Some Chill

Confidence is simply knowing who you are. 

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4Immaturity Isn't Cute

These classic catty lyrics from 1986's "Kiss" may sound harsh, but they are so true.

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5Make Everything Count

As a spiritual man, Prince found meaning in misfortune. 

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7Live Your Truth

Don't try to fit someone else's binary if that's not who you are.

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8Find Empathy for All

Prince reminds us that empathy literally costs nothing. 

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9Haters Gonna Hate

What right do others have to judge you? Your reflection is the only one that counts.

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