There are certain things we come into this world having to defeat.
More quotes by Alicia Keys
I believe in the limitlessness of humans. We’re capable of incredible things. At times that realization is frightening.
First I was working on classical music that didn’t move me at all. I hated it. So I decided to discover the kinds of classical music that did move melike Chopin, Satie, Beethoven, and certain Mozart songs. Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowy and it made me feel something. That’s when I realized music was inside me.
The way I define beauty is individuality and wisdom, which I think creates a certain inner confidence. And not confidence in a way that’s only on the surface, but a deep-down knowing of yourself or settling into who you are.
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To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
A man can seldom – very, very, seldom – fight a winning fight against his training; the odds are too heavy.
Grief is a process to go through, not a destination in which to wallow. In a process, you keep putting one foot in front of the other, and each little step is part of your healing.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. (The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.)
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!