1. Happy Birthday Nina Simone

Photo of Nina SIMONE Source:Getty

Nina Simone was a singer, songwriter, pianist and one of the most vocal artist of our time. As today marks what would have been her 83rd birthday, we honor her. Flip through the gallery to see our favorite quotes from Miss Simone.

2. Nina Simone

Nina Simone in the Netflix original documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Source:Photo courtesy of Herb Snitzer/Netflix

“I think women play a major part in opening the doors for better understanding around the world.”

3. Nina Simone

Nina Simone in the Netflix original documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone? Source:Al Wertheimer

“You’ve got to learn to leave the table, when love’s no longer being served.”

4. Nina Simone

Photo of Nina SIMONE Source:Getty

“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me — no fear!”

5. Nina Simone

Nina Simone in the Netflix original documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Source:Al Wertheimer

“To me, we are the most beautiful creatures in the world — black people. So, my job is to make them more curious about where they came from and their own identity and pride in that identity.”

6. Nina Simone

Nina Simone At The Beacon Theater Source:Getty

“I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.”

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