Common Quotes

On this page you can find the TOP of Common's best quotes! We hope you will find some sayings from Hip-hop artist Common's in our collection, which will inspire you to new achievements! There are currently 76 quotes on this page collected since March 13, 1972! Share our collection of quotes with your friends on social media so that they can find something to inspire them!
  • When you have style, it doesn't matter what other people are saying.

    People   Style   Matter  
  • Man, I feel like hip-hop is - first of all, not even only with just GOOD Music, I gotta say - I think hip-hop is still alive in a strong way, man. I feel really enthused about hip-hop.

    Strong   Men   Thinking  
    "A Chat with Common Interview: Adimu Colon". Interview with Adimu Colon,
  • I started getting more in tune with who I am by doing roles or even just being in a class and being around people.

    Who I Am   People   Tunes  
    "Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Alicia Keys, Common and Nestor Carbonell on Shooting Smokin' Aces". MovieWeb Interview, January 22, 2007.
  • Education is what you get from reading the small print; experience is what you get from not reading it.

  • God is my guide, so I try to not judge myself too much, knowing that at the end of the day, my greatest judge will be Jehovah God.

  • I think Lil Wayne is definitely a dope rapper.

    Dope   Thinking   Rapper  
  • When I see people of my likeness, or who are somebody that I feel connected to, doing something great, I fee like I can do it. It gives me some hope and vision.

    People   Giving   Vision  
  • To have my name said like, "Common and John Legend, Golden Globe nominees," is one of the greatest achievements I've ever had as an artist, as a person.

  • I start thinking: How many souls hip-hop has affected? How many dead folks this art resurrected? How many nations this culture connected? Who am I to judge one's perspective?

    Art   Rap   Thinking  
    Song: The 6th Sense, Album: Like Water For Chocolate, 2000
  • Man, just believe in yourself, be able to dream, and know that there's going to be valleys and peaks. Always stay centered, and know that God is the key, the beginning and end of everything you do.

    Dream   Believe   Men  
  • Me being able to be acting and doing other things has opened me as an artist, and I think even more from a visual standpoint.

  • I've always been asked, "What type of character would you love to play?," and I've always said a pastor.

    Character   Play   Type  
  • It's hard to see blessings in a violent culture

  • I think some of the most beneficial things being an artist has brought to me in film is just you're not afraid to do things. You're used to being in front of people. That's not the problem. The biggest thing is just getting into the character and really delivering.

  • Teachers give so much to the future and to youth. So, when you see somebody make that type of sacrifice towards work - just parents in general, what they got to give to their kids is a lot - I'm inspired, man, to give and help those who didn't or don't have opportunities. And even those that may have some opportunities, [to] help them achieve their dreams.

    Dream   Teacher   Kids  
    "A Chat with Common Interview: Adimu Colon". Interview with Adimu Colon,
  • Burn a Bush cause for peace he no push no button. Killing over oil and grease, no weapons of destruction, How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one?

    Rap   Oil   Hip Hop  
    Common, Adam Bradley (2011). “One Day It'll All Make Sense”, p.290, Simon and Schuster
  • To me to be a storyteller is you got to be able to speak the truth. You've got to be able to absorb life and take in life and be able to interpret it in a way that anybody in this room could say, "Man, that's my story. I can relate to that."

    Men   Stories   Able  
  • One thing I always loved about hip-hop music was the raw, boom-bap element - it felt powerful and manly.

  • Whether the people in Haiti, the young kids in Chicago that [are] going through violence, or whether you're in Atlanta or L.A. or Europe - it's not even color barriers for me - I go to where I know there's a lot of turmoil and pain.

    Pain   Kids   Atlanta  
    "A Chat with Common Interview: Adimu Colon". Common Interview,
  • We as people have a purpose here to contribute to the Earth, to contribute to people's goodness and good life.

    Interview with Adimu Colon,
  • Yeah, we try to get the best musicians possible, and Justin [Robinson] is a great musician, man, a great player. You must have been surprised to see him out there, then.

    Player   Men   Trying  
  • Come close to me baby. Let your love hold you. I know this world is crazy, but what's it without you?

  • If the eyes are the window to your soul open eyes bring the cold.

    Eye   Soul   Cold  
  • God created me to be an individual. And I am a Chicago dude that grew up the way I grew up and was named Rashid and was given a certain purpose and mission. So, I am rare for those reasons.

    Chicago   Purpose   Way  
    "A Chat with Common Interview: Adimu Colon". Common Interview,
  • All that glisters is not gold.

  • Not everyone is the same. You can't label a person just because of what they do or what they've done.

    Labels   Done   Persons  
  • I look into mother's stomach, wonder if you are a boy or a girl Turnin' this woman's womb into a tomb But she and I agree, a seed we don't need You would've been much more than a mouth to feed But someone I would've fed this information I read To someone my life for you I would've had to leave Instead I led you to death.

    Girl   Mother   Rap  
  • I think and speak clearer since I cut the dairy out. I can breathe better and perform at a better rate, and my voice is clearer. I can explore different things with my voice that I couldn't do because of my meat and dairy ingestion. I am proud and blessed to be a vegetarian, everything became clear.

    "Humanimal". Book by Vergil Z. Ozeca, 2010.
  • I felt like I had experienced a lot of things in the first chapter of my life, and I wanted it to inspire and motivate people, so I just started writing.

  • I met this girl when I was ten years old, And what I loved most she had so much soul. She was old school, when I was just a shorty Never knew throughout my life she would be there for me.

    Girl   Rap   School  
    Song: I Used To Love H. E. R, Album: Resurrection, 1994
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    • Born: March 13, 1972
    • Occupation: Hip-hop artist