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45 Notable Quotes By Nelly Furtado That Will Give You A Second Wind

Famous As: Canadian Singer and Songwriter Known for Her Singles: ‘I'm Like a Bird’ and ‘Turn Off the Light’
Born On: December 2, 1978
Born In: Victoria, Canada
Age: 44 Years

Nelly Furtado is an eminent Canadian songwriter-singer who shot to fame with her debut album, ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ in 2000. The album was both commercially and critically a hit and won her a ‘Grammy Award’ in the ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ category. Her third album, ‘Loose,’ which was released in 2006, became her top-selling album with approximately twelve million copies sold across the globe. In 2009, she released her first Spanish album, ‘Mi Plan,’ and bagged a ‘Latin Grammy Award’ for the same. Following is a corpus of famous quotes and sayings by Nelly Furtado which have been excerpted from the vast sea of her songs, works, thoughts, interviews, public utterances, lyrics, writing, etc. Scroll through the compilation of quotes and thoughts by Nelly Furtado that will make you dance with joy.

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I definitely believe that we really need to stop putting things in masculine and feminine boxes and realize that men and women both contain masculine and feminine energy.

I definitely believe that we really need to stop putting things in masculine and feminine boxes and realize that men and women both contain masculine and feminine energy.

Nelly Furtado
I'm aware of - and embrace - my masculine energy. Sometimes I have too much yang.

I'm aware of - and embrace - my masculine energy. Sometimes I have too much yang.

Nelly Furtado
I can't understand marketing. I think it's because I never looked at what I do as a job. I've rebelled against that and I will continue to.

I can't understand marketing. I think it's because I never looked at what I do as a job. I've rebelled against that and I will continue to.

Nelly Furtado
Any time you turn off and let someone else make any artistic decision for you, you make a mistake.

Any time you turn off and let someone else make any artistic decision for you, you make a mistake.

Nelly Furtado
I have a photograph of my grandfather driving a donkey cart barefoot.

I have a photograph of my grandfather driving a donkey cart barefoot.

Nelly Furtado
I remember attaching a wire clothing hanger to the antenna of my radio in my bedroom, so I could get the frequency and get that station and listen to the top 10 every night.

I remember attaching a wire clothing hanger to the antenna of my radio in my bedroom, so I could get the frequency and get that station and listen to the top 10 every night.

Nelly Furtado
Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well.

Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well.

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I'm into cotton underwear. I don”t need cheetah print leather to make me feel sexy.

I'm into cotton underwear. I don”t need cheetah print leather to make me feel sexy.

Nelly Furtado
Girls like to see girls dressed up like princesses occasionally. Guys don”t really care, they just want to get the clothes off.

Girls like to see girls dressed up like princesses occasionally. Guys don”t really care, they just want to get the clothes off.

Nelly Furtado
Maneater -- make you work hard, make you spend hard, make you want all of her love.

Maneater -- make you work hard, make you spend hard, make you want all of her love.

Nelly Furtado
I'm privileged that I'm an artist.

I'm privileged that I'm an artist.

Nelly Furtado
If we stepped away from so much of the victimhood talk, I think that would make a big change for the better. It does limit art. The conversation wouldn't just be one-sided.

If we stepped away from so much of the victimhood talk, I think that would make a big change for the better. It does limit art. The conversation wouldn't just be one-sided.

Nelly Furtado
I'm channelling my 14-year-old self. She's thinking about putting on her big hoop earrings and baggy pants and going to the mall downtown.

I'm channelling my 14-year-old self. She's thinking about putting on her big hoop earrings and baggy pants and going to the mall downtown.

Nelly Furtado
I just think motherhood made me better, I think it rejuvenates you as a person, mind, body and spirit, and I think every woman is different.

I just think motherhood made me better, I think it rejuvenates you as a person, mind, body and spirit, and I think every woman is different.

Nelly Furtado
I say it's a girls' world.

I say it's a girls' world.

Nelly Furtado
I write pop songs. But I think it is sprinkled with a lot of counter-culture references. It ranged from rap to hip hop to trip hop, house, drum and bass, and experimental and improv and jazz.

I write pop songs. But I think it is sprinkled with a lot of counter-culture references. It ranged from rap to hip hop to trip hop, house, drum and bass, and experimental and improv and jazz.

Nelly Furtado
Touring is a favorite part of what I do. I love connecting with the fans in that immediate way.

Touring is a favorite part of what I do. I love connecting with the fans in that immediate way.

Nelly Furtado
I finally feel content with my work. My fruit has started to ripen. I'm able to dissect emotion properly and distill it into a song that reverberates in a truthful place.

I finally feel content with my work. My fruit has started to ripen. I'm able to dissect emotion properly and distill it into a song that reverberates in a truthful place.

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There are tears. There's laughter. There's an unconscious thing happening between us as humans. There's so much about the brain that we don't understand. I believe everybody's empathic.

There are tears. There's laughter. There's an unconscious thing happening between us as humans. There's so much about the brain that we don't understand. I believe everybody's empathic.

Nelly Furtado
I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away...

I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away...

Nelly Furtado
As an artist, comfort can be your worst enemy.

As an artist, comfort can be your worst enemy.

Nelly Furtado
When you're too concerned about branding, you're restricting yourself.

When you're too concerned about branding, you're restricting yourself.

Nelly Furtado
I don't really believe in good and evil. I never had. I think it's enabled me to open my mind.

I don't really believe in good and evil. I never had. I think it's enabled me to open my mind.

Nelly Furtado
If you're spreading light, you don't care where the sunshine goes.

If you're spreading light, you don't care where the sunshine goes.

Nelly Furtado
I think when you mature, you realize that you really don't have to do anything you don't want to do or be represented in a way that doesn't suit you.

I think when you mature, you realize that you really don't have to do anything you don't want to do or be represented in a way that doesn't suit you.

Nelly Furtado
I am impressed when music matters, when genres are broken, when spirits are lifted, when people make a difference, and when people are true to themselves.

I am impressed when music matters, when genres are broken, when spirits are lifted, when people make a difference, and when people are true to themselves.

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Our connection to nature grounds us, it makes us more spiritually aware. We must keep the legacy of nature materially alive for future generations.

Our connection to nature grounds us, it makes us more spiritually aware. We must keep the legacy of nature materially alive for future generations.

Nelly Furtado
Music is one of the only inanimate things we have left. It can still be mystical, magical and awe-inspiring

Music is one of the only inanimate things we have left. It can still be mystical, magical and awe-inspiring

Nelly Furtado
You can have the best of intentions and think you're doing the right thing but you fall down when you're going against your own instinct.

You can have the best of intentions and think you're doing the right thing but you fall down when you're going against your own instinct.

Nelly Furtado
We may look great on Instagram, but we're still lonely and depressed and anxiety-ridden. I hope, for the sake of our future generations, that our moral compass stays intact.

We may look great on Instagram, but we're still lonely and depressed and anxiety-ridden. I hope, for the sake of our future generations, that our moral compass stays intact.

Nelly Furtado
In our world, it's a big deal when you have a favourite collaborator and share them.

In our world, it's a big deal when you have a favourite collaborator and share them.

Nelly Furtado
Art and life go together. I have to have a life filled with experiences to make art, and I have to have art around me to live well.

Art and life go together. I have to have a life filled with experiences to make art, and I have to have art around me to live well.

Nelly Furtado
When you follow your heart, you always win and it feels so good.

When you follow your heart, you always win and it feels so good.

Nelly Furtado

I do feel like I'm a survivor because the music industry is still a boys' club. I really respect all the women in the business. I know trusting yourself is hard work but it helps you avoid all the traps and labels that come with being in this business.

Nelly Furtado

It was summertime and I was in The Azores, hanging around the small village my parents are from. I was looking out on this very rural setting, on a road going up a hill. There was an old man coming down the hill with a pitchfork on his shoulder. He was wearing gum boots, work pants - and a Coca-Cola T-shirt. I saw that and thought, That's my album!

Nelly Furtado

I often think about the idea that augmentation has become the new normal. When you start to augment and filter yourself because you think you should, you're kind of putting your worth in other people's hands, rather than having that worth come from within.

Nelly Furtado

I believe the future will reflect different body types, ethnicities, cultures and sexual orientations. I've been working with a lot of young artists who really project an androgynous and inclusive approach to the world. I'm very inspired by that.

Nelly Furtado

I'm not into branding - I'm trying to be organic to who I am on every level. I do really connect to being a part of the working class. Those are my roots. My family [consists of] farmers from Portugal, builders, housekeepers and stonemasons.

Nelly Furtado

I actually feel pretty inspired and hopeful by the fact that protests are becoming the norm now. They're less part of fringe society and more a part of mainstream society. That's exciting. There is no fringe anymore. We should all be included.

Nelly Furtado

All of the women in music business understand that. They're fighting in a misogynist world. That's why they wear some elements of their femininity and have to blend it in with masculinity... it's a kind of protection. Somebody like Madonna is strong but soft. You have to be that way in this business.

Nelly Furtado

I'd love to try and teach Donald Trump how to write a song. I'd love to put him in a room with another person - someone who's protesting him at the Women's March. I'd put the three of us in a room and all write a song together. If that can happen, it proves we can get over our differences.

Nelly Furtado

When she walks she walks with passion when she talks, she talks like she can handle it when she asks for something, boy she means it she know you would do [anything] to keep her by your side she'll make you work hard make you spend hard make you want all, all of her she'll make you fall real fast [in love].

Nelly Furtado

We can't automatically think about young women in makeup negatively. Sometimes a woman engages in these new forces and energies of beauty coming into her world. They can become tools. She's trying to express her femininity outwardly. I'm still learning too.

Nelly Furtado

I'm always concerned about marketing or commercial philosophies. I can't feel good about having my name on a bottle of perfume that comes from a factory making perfume with all the same ingredients as every other perfume. I can't feel good about a factory overseas polluting the air for something with my name on it. I'm okay with music - because it's digital or a CD. My music is my emotion in a bottle. But how is a perfume supposed to reflect me? How is a sweatshirt supposed to represent me?

Nelly Furtado

Since our online libraries are so extensive, we think we can make all the right decisions about our personal health and well-being by pushing buttons. It's not intuitive anymore. That's the internet. Before the net, we would have gone to the community or our families to see what we should do. We often feel more isolated on our own little islands because of it.

Nelly Furtado