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Youssou N’Dour – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Youssou N’Dour

 

Islam is a peaceful religion.

– Youssou N’Dour


Travel teaches as much as books.

– Youssou N’Dour


I respect music, I do. I love it.

– Youssou N’Dour


In politics, sometimes you have to lie, or you make a promise that you cannot keep.

– Youssou N’Dour


Politics is politics art is art. If you play a political role, you have to stop being an artist.

– Youssou N’Dour


My father used to tell me about how musicians don’t have respect from people and he was afraid about my future.

– Youssou N’Dour


I’m a modern Muslim. I pray, and if I have a question, I ask someone who is more educated in the religion than me.

– Youssou N’Dour


In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken.

– Youssou N’Dour


I look at my people, and I look at those who control them – the political elite. And the sad thing is that the elites are just not interested in the welfare of the people.

– Youssou N’Dour


I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that fits standard Western ideas – it’s always related to culture, to music, to religion. It is a dominant religion in Senegal.

– Youssou N’Dour


I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa – the economic poverty, the corruption – there’s a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America.

– Youssou N’Dour


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