Gil Scott-Heron Quotes

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Gil Scott-Heron Quotes

I dont mind being criticized. I enjoy being criticized personally, not by rumor.
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All the dreams you show up in are not your own.

— Gil Scott-Heron

You never cared enough to be Black

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Your life has to consist of more than 'Black people should unite.' You hope they do, but not twenty-four hours a day.

— Gil Scott-Heron

The revolution that takes place in your head, nobody will ever see that.

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My songs were always about the tone of voice rather than the words.

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If you aren't having no fun, die, because you're running a worthless program, far as I'm concerned.

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Our accomplishments show what kind of people we are.

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I was one of the first three black students to go to an all-white school in Tennessee.

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I thought that some of my best records was when there wasn't a lot of work being done on it, like 'Winter in America' and 'Secrets' and when there weren't a whole lot of people in the studios.

— Gil Scott-Heron

You see Martin Luther King is dead and Huey Newton is not. And Malcolm X is dead and Bobby Seale is not. And Vernon Jordan was shot. The thing that revolutionaries, or even people who want to claim they're revolutionaries, often forget is that it doesn't make no difference what kind of wardrobe you wear, and if you speak up about Black people doing better you just risked your life.

— Gil Scott-Heron

A good poet feels what his community feels.
Like if you stub your toe, the rest of your body hurts.

— Gil Scott-Heron

I try not to take people who haven't really thought out what they're doing too seriously. I try not to let them get in the way of what I feel I need to do.

— Gil Scott-Heron

When we were doing the "Angel Dust" thing we got information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse because we knew that if we went out and said something about angel dust people were going to ask questions about it and we wanted to be sure we had all the information to deal with it when those questions came up. So it's all a question of being as prepared as possible out front, so that if you are going to deal with information it'll be correct. A lot of people won't check it out but some people will.

— Gil Scott-Heron

The truth is that in this country you here you're more likely to be harassed, hurt, or killed if you're a minister speaking about progress for Black people than if you are a sure enough revolutionary.

— Gil Scott-Heron

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