The world shed tears of purple on April 21, 2016 when it lost one of the most talented performers in history — Prince.prince-quote-dance-life-awaymusic

Prince wasn’t just an icon in the music industry, playing virtually every instrument and influencing generations of artists. He inspired — and continues to inspire — millions of people to always be themselves, to take pride in their work, and to always keep smiling.

Here are 12 wise Prince quotes to inspire you to dance your own path through life.inspiring-prince-quotes

A strong spirit transcends rules.


Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.


Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.


I’ve grown up, everyone’s got to grow up. But there’s something inside me, I’m always going to have that little sort of – how do you say? – child streak.


Everyone has their own experience. That’s why we are here, to go through our experience, to learn, to go down those paths and eventually you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don’t have to come back again.


I had a massive ego [at youth]. Massive. But that’s not such a bad thing. Because at least you’re aspiring to be something, you consider yourself great because you want to be great.


No child is bad from the beginning. They just imitate their atmosphere.


Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is ‘Is there anybody I’m afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked in a room I’d get nervous?’ If not, then you’re cool.


I have seen the future and it will be Batman.


If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, ‘they’re gone.’ They’ll be back.


Always cry for love, never cry for pain.


Yeah, everybody’s got a bomb, we could all die any day. But before I’ll let that happen, I’ll dance my life away.