Everything that’s bad for you catches on too quickly in America because that’s the easiest thing to get people to invest in the pursuits that are easy and destructive the ones that bring out the least positive aspects of people.

Gil Scott-Heron Positive Quote

Every once in a while you live long enough to get the respect that people didn’t want to give while you were trying to become a senior citizen.

Gil Scott-Heron Respect Quote

You have to learn and keep learning.

Gil Scott-Heron Learning Quote

I’ve always had questions about what it meant to be a protester to be in the minority. Are the people who are trying to find peace who are trying to have the Constitution apply to everybody are they really the radicals? We’re not protesting from the outside. We’re inside.

Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am.

Gil Scott-Heron Peace Quotes