We're all just bags of bones and muscle and hormones; I'll never understand what makes our minds do the things we do. It's like that statue of the monkey holding a skull. We're trying to use a thing we don't understand to understand ourselves.

-Meshell Ndegeocello
Meshell Ndegeocello

Yes, violence begets more violence, but historically this has been the way of the world. Meshell Ndegeocell

Meshell Ndegeocello
I'm always tryin' to do something new, tryin' to look like a beginner.
Meshell Ndegeocello

I think leaders are incapable of the strength that passive resistance entails. Meshell Ndegeocell

Meshell Ndegeocello
Sometimes people ask what it was like when I got to meet Mick Jagger, and I must admit that you just try and chill out and be your best self around anyone that you meet.
Meshell Ndegeocello

It's hard being bisexual, omnisexual, multisexual, whatever you want to call it, when people have their agenda and expect you to just represent their agenda.

Meshell Ndegeocello
Not to be a Bible-thumper, but there really is nothing new under the sun.
Meshell Ndegeocello

It's interesting to do other people's music - that's how I learned to play, by learning other people's songs. It's nice to delve into how other people got to where they are.

Meshell Ndegeocello
Her beauty cannot be measured with standards of a colonized mind
Meshell Ndegeocello

You make a choice to make music or be an actor, and people automatically think they can have access to your life.

Meshell Ndegeocello
Any ideas of 'other' are complicated, and otherness is relative to personal ideas of 'normal.' Meshell Ndegeoc