My favorite quotes from Russell Simmons

Here are my favorite quotes from Russell Simmons...Founder of Def Jam records, Def Comedy Jam and Phat Farm clothing... October 4, 1957-



  1. "...piling up zeros in your bank account, or cars in your driveway, won't in and of itself make you successful. Rather, true success is based on a constant flow of giving and receiving. In fact, if you look up affluence in the dictionary, you'll see its root is a Latin phrase meaning "to flow with abundance". So in order to be truly affluent, you must always let what you have received flow back into the world." ~Russell Simmons

  2. "Remember, Jesus or Lord Buddha didn't share their visions to teach you who they were. They shared their vision to help teach you who you are. To help you understand the power that God has already blessed you with. " ~Russell Simmons

  3. "....I don't believe that people create their own visions. Rather, I believe that visions are actually God's way of communicating with us." ~Russell Simmons

  4. "In my experience, there's only one thing that will always steer you toward success: That's to have a vision and to stick with it… Once I have a vision for a new venture, I'm going to ride that vision until the wheels come off." ~Russell Simmons

  5. "If you aren't passionate about a vision, it's hard to have faith in it." ~Russell Simmons

  6. "What holds most people back isn't the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves." ~Russell Simmons

  7. Whatever obstacles appear in your path, put your head down and get past them. Those obstacles aren't real. They're just God's way of testing you. He's asking you, "Do you want to make it or not?" ~Russell Simmons

  8. "I've been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have." ~Russell Simmons

  9. "If you learn late, you pass it on to people so they can learn early. It's a step process." ~Russell Simmons

  10. "The thing about hip-hop is that it's from the underground, ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out, who have not been recognized." ~Russell Simmons

  11. "If you could take Barack Obama's image, add Hillary Rodham Clinton's money and John Edwards' voice, that would be my candidate," ~Russell Simmons said Jan 2007

  12. "Obama has built an unprecedented national movement of people from all ethnic, racial, political, social and economic backgrounds,..." ~Russell Simmons said today 3/2/08 as he was officially endorsing Barack Obama in a New Release.

Most of these quotes are from Russell Simmons newest book "Do You", if you haven't had the chance to check it out...do so now!!! the link I provided is to Amazon.com to get the book and I love Amazon, because you can get good honest reviews and a good used copy or a new version which ever you like...check it out.

2 comments:

Michael said...

One of our guys over on Highbrid Nation did a post on Russell Simmons backing Barack Obama. Lol, he didn't have very kind things to say about it. I'd have to agree with him too. Russell is one of the founding fathers of hip hop but he's not really relevant to the crowd he tries to speak on behalf of.

Gioperation said...

Russell is also a lame duck...whether he learned what hip hop is all about or he has jsut gotten to rich for his own good...I don't know.

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