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Russell Simmons Quotes

Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation.

I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all 'see' a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere.

I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out.

I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens.

I'm not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities, and I want to help people see their community in each other.

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

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

Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question.

Last year my wife got a Rolls-Royce.

Look at all the billionaires. If I know 15 billionaires, I know 13 unhappy people.

My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them.

Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.

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.

Well, it's the last step of the civil rights movement: You know, wrap your hands around some money, right?