RIP, Prince. Thank you for being unapologetically you, a fantastic musician, honest about coming from a difficult family background, faithful to Minnesota, and sexy in purple.
"Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful."
"A strong spirit transcends rules."
"Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people."
"There's a dark side to everything."
"There are people who are unhappy with everything."
"I have a writing addiction."
"I don't talk about the past."
"I like arguments."
"When I want to hear good music, I write it myself."
My favorite of his songs:
When Doves Cry
I Would Die 4 U
My favorite songs written or co-written by him and performed by others:
The Glamorous Life (performed by Sheila E.)
Jungle Love (performed by The Time)
I Feel for You (performed by Chaka Khan)
Stand Back (performed by Stevie Nicks)
Manic Monday (performed by The Bangles)
Nothing Compares to You (performed by Sinead O'Connor)