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The Weeknd is a famous Canadian singer and songwriter.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, popularly known as the Weeknd, was born in Toronto in 1990. He started his career in 2009 by posting music videos anonymously on YouTube.
The Weeknd founded his record label, XO, in 2011 and hasn't looked back since. He says he doesn't make music to impress people but has sold over 70 million records worldwide. His versatile music, which revolves around the miserable situation at his home during his childhood, motivates people to fight through the pain. His songs talk about love, escapism, and melancholia and have won him numerous accolades, including four Grammys and MTV Video Music Awards. This article has compiled some of the best The Weeknd quotes, which will help you to know the singer better.
The most famous The Weeknd quotes will make you fall for the singer.
"Don’t make me make you fall in love.” - 'The Birds, Part I'
"The whole enigmatic artist thing, I just ran with it. No one could find pictures of me."
“I’m the drug in your veins, just fight through the pain.” - 'What You Need'
“Tell me you love me, even though you don’t love me.” - 'Wicked Games'
“My closet is like Bart Simpson’s.”
“I love villains – they’re the best characters in movies, right? The Joker is my favorite villain of all time: You don’t know his past, you just know what his plans are.”
“Look at all that money. The money is the motive.”
“I didn’t have a father figure in the house.”
“In the beginning, I was very insecure. I hated how I looked in pictures.”
“I want to be remembered as iconic and different.”
“When I’m faded I forget, I forget what you mean to me. I hope you know what you mean to me.” - 'Coming Down'
“I'm the most boring person to talk to.”
“For an Ethiopian mother, if you have a chubby kid, it means you're doing something good.”
"I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced."
"Another room, you hear your mom cryin’ / ‘cause she found your bag stuffed in the laundry."- 'XO'
"If you try to play your luck, ain't nobody gonna care enough to catch you fall."- 'The Birds, Part I'
"Happiness exists when you don't know a thing. When you hit that blissful ignorance phase."
“Staying in a hopeless and miserable situation doesn't make you loyal, it just makes you miserable.”
“I'm a prisoner to my addiction. I'm addicted to a life that's so empty and so cold. I'm a prisoner to my decisions.”
“Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like.”
“I could have set you free but I’m selfish… I watched you stay. She has no recollection of the life she lives without me, she let it slip away… AWAY!”
“I know you’ve been trying to get a hold of me, but I can barely get a hold of myself.”
“You know me, but you don’t know me. I give you what I want to give you. I relate to villains like that – but I’m not out to destroy the world.”
"Got up, thank the Lord for the day. Woke up by a girl, I don’t even know her name." - 'Party Monster'
“From when I was born to when I was 21, I never left Toronto. That’s why I’m such a city cat.”
Aspiring musicians would want to read these quotes for some stellar life advice.
“It’s always been in me. I just had to be confident enough to let it out.”
“The music I make on this album is definitely mature. It’s a bit of a different state of mind even though it’s the same person. You grow and you grow and you don’t know what the next album is going to be about. You never know what I’m going to say.”
"When you’re traveling constantly, every day you become inspired, and it shows in my work, sonically, lyrically, visually. Conversations with women with different accents and stories told in those accents. I like to create characters based on different people I’ve met, and relationships. I like to tell stories loosely based on real-life events."
“My favorite critic is a hater, 'cause they don't care about you and you need that, never ignore or hide from it…”
“I went from staring at the same four walls for 21 years to seeing the whole world in just 12 months.”
“I can never be Michael Jackson or do what he did, but he is definitely a good inspiration: I want to give the kids that feeling.”
“I never put a face to my music, which actually made the music that much more mysterious.”
“When I was making the early stuff, I never expected it to be so big. I was in my own kind of bubble. I never wanted to tour; I just wanted to create music and make a diary I could put out into the world. And sometimes, I became the characters.”
“Me not finishing school – in my head, I still have this insecurity when I’m talking to someone educated.”
“I couldn’t ever go back home without being something. I probably would never have gone back home. That was definitely a big motivation. To get back home, and not empty-handed.”
“I always use Michael as, first and foremost, a vocal inspiration, and ‘Off the Wall’ was definitely the one that made me feel like I could sing.”
Most inspiring The Weeknd quotes collected from various sources over the years.
“He’s what you want. I’m what you need.” - 'What You Need'
“We’ll find our love in the sky.” - 'Love In The Sky'
“Nothing is stopping me from doing what I love to do.”
“I ain’t scared of the fall. I’ve felt the ground before.” - 'The Fall'
“I’m all about evolution. I’m the first person to judge myself.”
“When people meet me, they say that I’m really kind – contrary to a lot of my music.”
“The last thing you want is to not be recognized for all of the hard work you put in.”
"The mind of a 19-year-old is very different from the mind of a 26-year-old. You grow. You get into better relationships. You experience more, meet more people, better people. But when you're in a dark hole at an earlier point in your life – you write about the mindset you're in at that moment."
“You’re gonna hate him, then you’ll want me, then you’ll miss him, then you’ll hate me.” - 'Till Dawn'
“Die with smile, don’t show the world how alone you’ve become.” - 'Tears In The Rain'
"Be loyal to your own piece of mind"
"If it hurts to breathe, open a window" - 'House Of Balloons'
"Blaming all your sins on your best friends / And nothing ever, ever your fault… / Well baby, you don’t need your best friends / ‘cause I got everything you want" - 'Lonely Star'
"So you're somebody now, but what's somebody in a nobody town?" - 'Professional'
"Don't you fall in love, don't make me make you fall in love. Nobody needs to fall in love. When you just really want to keep it casual."
"Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."
“They say they want heaven; They say they want god. I say I have heaven, I say I am a god.”
“How did you drain all the soul from your eyes/ How did you teach, teach yourself how to smile/ In a world where your dreams can’t be real, no Every touch that you sell is a lie”- 'Professional'
“Once you learn to hit, teach yourself to never miss again.”
“I chose the life, then I realized she might have been the one, I let her go for a little fun.”
“Going to a therapist is not something you do when you’re growing up as a street kid in Toronto.”
Read what the famous singer says about his musical journey in these The Weeknd quotes about music.
“Kanye needed to be on this album, because I feel like I’m going through what he’s been going through – reinventing himself and pushing the boundaries."
“But back in 2012, when I was continuing to do that kind of music, people were fed up with it. They were like, 'This is all he can do?' I owe it to myself to show the world how versatile I can be, because that’s not all I can do. Why can’t I try something that challenges me as an artist?”
“I make good music for long journeys.”
“Music is like film to me.”
“I just kept touring and touring until it became second nature to go on stage, perform, and sing.”
"I wish I could make music about politics. I feel like it's such an art and a talent that I admire tremendously, but when I step into the studio, I step out of the real world, and it's therapeutic."
“You aren’t normal if you sing to people. You aren’t a normal person. It’s nerve-racking.”
“The effect of music on fashion has been immense, especially hip-hop and urban music.”
"Heaven only lets a few in / It’s too late for me to choose it" - 'Real Life'
"We live with no lies / Hey, hey / You’re my favorite kind of night" - 'Earned It'
“Once you've changed who you are or who you've portrayed in your music, the fans, they'll catch it… Once I feel like the world knows me for anything else but my music, then I feel like I failed.”
“Some people are just born wack, you can’t teach certain wackness.”
“Environment is very important to me. Sometimes I have to perform during the day for festivals, and my music does not work in the daytime. It is nighttime music.”
“Nothing feels better than going on stage and everybody is singing every word – and actually wanting to see you.”
“My purpose is to make exciting music, and I feel like I’ll be doing that for the rest of my life, so there’s no pressure.”
“I usually don’t like to ‘spoon feed’ my audience, because I grew up idolizing storytellers who tell stories using symbolism, so it was in my nature to do the same.”
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