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

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

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

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

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

Meshell Ndegeocello
There's no hierarchy in suffering. I think songs that are transcendent are the ones where everyone can feel something from it, you know?
Meshell Ndegeocello

I think all musicians should understand that you have chosen not to be a soldier but a musician.

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

I am here no longer just a vision birthed into this body I accept my praise, my blame, my joy, my sorrow I realize we are, in truth, the truth we seek God, perfect this very moment.

Meshell Ndegeocello
I watch documentaries for information. I watch films to be entertained. Meshell Ndegeocell