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78 Jhene Aiko Quotes on Music, Self-Love, and Her Spiritual Journey

Dayna Remus
Nov 19, 2022
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An almost Grammy-winning singer, vocalist Jhene Aiko is moving up in the world and making some noise along the way. Read her 78 quotes below to hear what exactly she has to say.

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Jhene Aiko, who grew up to be a famous singer, was born in 1968 to her mother, Christina, an artist, and her father, Karamo, a pediatrician. She has seven siblings, three of whom are her half-siblings.

Aiko is not the only one in the family who decided to go into music. She has two sisters, Jamila and Miyoko, who were in the 90s R&B group girl "Gyrl." Aiko also has a daughter, Namiko Love Browner, and an ex-husband, the record producer Dot Da Genius.

Read these 78 quotes below to learn more about this singer's personal and professional life.

  Jhene Aiko’s quote: "Change is inevitable. Why hold onto what you have to let go of?" | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko’s quote: "Change is inevitable. Why hold onto what you have to let go of?" | Image: AmoDays

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Jhene Aiko Quotes on Living Your Best Life

"Shame on you for staying the same." — Jhene Aiko

"Sometimes, you gotta work through the darkness to get to the light." — Jhene Aiko

"I accept the things I cannot change." — Jhene Aiko

"Every other day's a different game that you just can't win." — Jhene Aiko

"A lot of times we talk about what we are going through and our problems, but now we need to focus on resolving the issues and how can we help each other get through this life." — Jhene Aiko

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 Jhene Aiko‘s quote: "I accept the things I cannot change." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko‘s quote: "I accept the things I cannot change." | Image: AmoDays

"I decided that what you give is what you're given." — Jhene Aiko

"I think the journey is the reward; I think that it's about being on the right path, the path for you. That's what I felt I had to get back to because I was being nudged here and thereby not really listening to myself and not being in tune." — Jhene Aiko

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"Is it strange for me to say that if I were to die today, there's not a thing I would change? I've lived well. Maybe I have made mistakes and been through my fair share of pain, but all in all, it's been okay. I've lived well." — Jhene Aiko

"It gets crazy in my mind sometimes, but the reason why I like to express so much positivity on my Twitter is because I think we all are battling evil thoughts. I think it's important to not ignore them but to try to understand where they are coming from and get through them instead of suppressing them." — Jhene Aiko

"If you don't learn, you'll never know a good thing." — Jhene Aiko

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 Jhene Aiko‘s quote: "I stopped looking at people's opinions. It's easy to get caught up in what other people think." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko‘s quote: "I stopped looking at people's opinions. It's easy to get caught up in what other people think." | Image: AmoDays

"What you create for you, no one can take from you." — Jhene Aiko

"I’m cool with nothing, 'cause even nothing is something." — Jhene Aiko

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"My main goal in life is to just be happy. I don't compromise my happiness for anything. If I find what makes me happy, I'm going to do that. That's really going with the flow of life." — Jhene Aiko

"I stopped looking at people's opinions. It's easy to get caught up in what other people think." — Jhene Aiko

"The way you feel is not my problem." — Jhene Aiko

 Jhene Aiko's quote: "What you create for you, no one can take from you." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "What you create for you, no one can take from you." | Image: AmoDays

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"Change is inevitable. Why hold onto what you have to let go of?" — Jhene Aiko

"You have gotta lose your mind just to find your peace of mind." — Jhene Aiko

Jhene Aiko Quotes on Love and Self-Love

"If I could make this world spin a little slower, then I would, and we could grow a little closer." — Jhene Aiko

"I love me enough for the both of us." — Jhene Aiko

"Love side, hate side, never in between." — Jhene Aiko

 Jhene Aiko's quote: "Just be yourself and wear deodorant." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "Just be yourself and wear deodorant." | Image: AmoDays

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"Growing up, I was always self-conscious and dealt with a lot of self-esteem issues. I don't know; I just never liked my face. That was one of the things I dealt with when I was younger. I couldn't look at pictures of myself." — Jhene Aiko

"Loving you was nice, but it's a new day, a new season." — Jhene Aiko

"I'm probably my biggest critic. There's nothing anyone can ask of me that I haven't already asked of myself." — Jhene Aiko

"I'm an acquired taste—not for everybody, but for the ones that get me — I will give you all of me, all the time." — Jhene Aiko

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"I'm friends with [exes], and they hear the songs. I can honestly say I don't have any exes I hate. They're artists in some fashion, so they understand." — Jhene Aiko

 Jhene Aiko's quote: "If I could make this world spin a little slower, then I would, and we could grow a little closer." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "If I could make this world spin a little slower, then I would, and we could grow a little closer." | Image: AmoDays

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"I will never be perfect, nor do I ever want to be seen as such, but when you see me, know you are looking at a fighter. I know you are fighting too, so when you see me, I hope you also see you." — Jhene Aiko

"I am not perfect. I would never let you think I was more than this." — Jhene Aiko

"Just be yourself and wear deodorant." — Jhene Aiko

Jhene Aiko Quotes about Herself and Her Career

"With my career, everything I do is me. There's no one that handles telling me what I should be about or how I should dress or anything. I'm hands-on with absolutely everything." — Jhene Aiko

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"I've never been in that position in my life where I hate a celebrity so much that I want to call them names." — Jhene Aiko

 Jhene Aiko's quote: "As I got older, I really got into Tupac's poetry, his books, and just learning about his life and what he was into." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "As I got older, I really got into Tupac's poetry, his books, and just learning about his life and what he was into." | Image: AmoDays

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"I am the youngest of five, and growing up, my dad always had an interest in being a musician — he played the guitar and wrote songs. So, he converted our garage into a studio. He instilled that musical interest in us when we were very young." — Jhene Aiko

"I always say the person who taught me how to sing indirectly because I listened to her all the time was Brandy. I fell in love with her voice when I was six years old. I always loved Brandy." — Jhene Aik

"When I was younger, I didn't really have the chance to express myself, as I was just singing other people's songs and singing their stories. At that time, around 20, 21, I had been through so much that I already had all these things to sing about. Now, we're here, and life is only getting crazier. I have more things to express." — Jhene Aiko

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"When I'm writing, I'm not trying to save the world." — Jhene Aiko

"I sing songs to express myself, so if it's someone else's words, then it's not really me telling my story. At that point, I'm just like an actress, and I'm not an actress." — Jhene Aiko

 Jhene Aiko's quote:  "I am a sailing soul, a free spirit. I don't think I could ever be tied down." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "I am a sailing soul, a free spirit. I don't think I could ever be tied down." | Image: AmoDays

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"I guess I just developed more of an interest to actually be a part of the design, picking out the fabric and just being more involved. I never really considered myself a fashion person, but then I just realized that fashion is just another way of self-expression, and that's pretty much what I'm most passionate about." — Jhene Aiko

"I want to write some books. Books that have nothing to do with music, just some fiction type of books for a whole different audience of people." — Jhene Aiko

"I've been taking time to put my phone down and focus on where I'm at and who I'm with at the moment. It's as simple as allotting a certain amount of time away from your phone. Like, for one hour per day, I'm going to leave my phone in another room and give it a break." — Jhene Aiko

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"I just want to meet as many people as I can and talk with as many people as I can, but whatever allows me to do that, then that's my main goal. It's just to understand as much as I can about life and how it happens." — Jhene Aiko

"I think touring is one of the funniest parts of being a singer or entertainer or whatever." — Jhene Aiko

 Jhene Aiko's quote: "I share about one percent of my whole being with the internet." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "I share about one percent of my whole being with the internet." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'm a homebody for sure; I love to stay at home." — Jhene Aiko

"I actually have a young readers' series that I wanna do, kind of in the same lane as a 'Harry Potter' or 'Narnia' or 'Twilight.' I want to write stuff like that." — Jhene Aiko

"I've always been an over-sharer to the point where I'll meet someone and just start talking and telling them everything about my life." — Jhene Aiko

"I'm not being difficult; I just see things differently." — Jhene Aiko

"As I got older, I really got into Tupac's poetry, his books, and just learning about his life and what he was into." — Jhene Aiko

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 Jhene Aiko's quote: "Writing has always been my go-to form of expression." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "Writing has always been my go-to form of expression." | Image: AmoDays

"I have a crazy sense of humor, so if someone is just trying to be rude to me, or if you can tell that someone is angry for no reason, I like to entertain them." — Jhene Aiko

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"I share about one percent of my whole being with the internet." — Jhene Aiko

"I just like being a regular person." — Jhene Aiko

"I make music for healing purposes, for myself. It's like journaling or when people paint. It's sort of an escape. It's turning pain or frustration into something, into art. Sharing it is also therapeutic because when people express to you that they are relating to it, you're like, 'Oh, I'm not alone in what I'm going through.'" — Jhene Aiko

 Jhene Aiko's quote: "I've been offered things from a lot of different labels and stuff like that… I'm not going to sign my life away." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "I've been offered things from a lot of different labels and stuff like that… I'm not going to sign my life away." | Image: AmoDays

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"I am a sailing soul, a free spirit. I don't think I could ever be tied down." — Jhene Aiko

"Writing has always been my go-to form of expression." — Jhene Aiko

"I've been offered things from a lot of different labels and stuff like that… I'm not going to sign my life away." — Jhene Aiko

Jhene Aiko Quotes on Womanhood

"I think if a woman is feeling aggressive, she should be aggressive and not hold back." — Jhene Aiko

"I never saw a distinction between a man and a woman. My grandparents and my mother were great examples of men and women, and they taught me equality. So I would fight with boys and wear my cousin's clothes. I would do whatever I wanted, and that's where I still stand today." Jhene Aiko

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 Jhene Aiko's quote: "My advice for women who are feeling insecure is to get off of social media and stop comparing yourself." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "My advice for women who are feeling insecure is to get off of social media and stop comparing yourself." | Image: AmoDays

"Females in our generation's morals are just out the window. Materialistic things aren't life. I'd rather walk in the rain with a man who treats me like a queen than to ride in a Benz with a man who treats me like [expletive]." — Jhene Aiko

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"We're [women] always comparing ourselves and being told that one type of beauty is the best type of beauty." — Jhene Aiko

"My advice for women who are feeling insecure is to get off of social media and stop comparing yourself." — Jhene Aiko

Jhene Aiko Quotes on Spirituality

"I've always been very spiritual since I was a very, very young child. The older I get, I'm reading more, I'm experiencing more, and so that's all reflected in all of my music. All of my fans are pretty familiar with me and my beliefs. It's all about connecting to yourself and sticking to your own spirituality." — Jhene Aiko

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"I belong to the world. I'm in a relationship with the world." — Jhene Aiko

 Jhene Aiko's quote: “To me, meditation isn't taking five minutes out of the day to sit by yourself in solitary. I've found that it's really a state of being.” | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: “To me, meditation isn't taking five minutes out of the day to sit by yourself in solitary. I've found that it's really a state of being.” | Image: AmoDays

"I am not writing this music from a place where I want to be famous or popular or to make money this is what I am feeling. There is a higher purpose." — Jhene Aiko

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"I have crystal bowls made of precious gems, and I'm building my collection. My in-house studio is now filled with all these bowls. They all work with your chakra system, which is healing on a cellular level. If I have a headache, I'll go in my studio and play my bowl in a certain key, which represents the 'crown chakra,' and it'll start to resonate in my head and actually helps my headaches go away." — Jhene Aiko

"When I became a teenager, I started reading about things like Buddhism, which made me find inner peace. John Lennon was like a spokesperson for world peace, so I just fell in love with him and Yoko's relationship." — Jhene Aiko

"Oblivion is kind of like nirvana, where you become nothing, and you don't have to suffer over and over again. You're free to just be nothing." — Jhene Aiko

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"I love to sit outside in silence, breathe, focus on a flower or look at the sky. These are things that I've done since I was a child because I was home-schooled and had a lot of time to sit and think before even realizing that was a form of meditation." — Jhene Aiko

  Jhene Aiko's quote: “When I became a teenager, I started reading about things like Buddhism, which made me find inner peace. John Lennon was like a spokesperson for world peace, so I just fell in love with him and Yoko's relationship." |  Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: “When I became a teenager, I started reading about things like Buddhism, which made me find inner peace. John Lennon was like a spokesperson for world peace, so I just fell in love with him and Yoko's relationship." | Image: AmoDays

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"There's no place quite like here; there's no better time than now." — Jhene Aiko

"Every place is a sacred place, and you are your one true home. Water your happy seeds, mind, body, and soul. Become the place of peace you seek." — Jhene Aiko

"You have to realize that you are everything and more just on your own." — Jhene Aiko

"You have got to trust the signs. Everything will turn out fine." — Jhene Aiko

"If you look up in the night sky and see this light that's flashing colors, that's Sirius. It's a star system, and it looks like there's a party going on. What I like to believe in my dreams and imagination is, there are some of us on Earth that come from there, indigos and star seeds, who are hyper-sensitive to feelings and seasons." — Jhene Aiko

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 Jhene Aiko's quote: "There's no place quite like here; there's no better time than now." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "There's no place quite like here; there's no better time than now." | Image: AmoDays

"To me, meditation isn't taking five minutes out of the day to sit by yourself in solitary. I've found that it's really a state of being." — Jhene Aiko

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"I definitely think that people confuse their ego with their spirit. Your ego is always there telling you to 'be better and work harder,' not telling you that you're already enough. You need to silence your ego to hear your spirit, and that's what I had to do." — Jhene Aiko

Jhene Aiko Quotes on Her Opinions and Outlooks

"We are all slaves of desire, controlled by the things we think that we need." — Jhene Aiko

"There's no slowing down as the globe spins around and around. You gotta keep going." — Jhene Aiko

"All the things life has to offer with all of its ups and downs, nothing's perfect, but it's all beautiful." — Jhene Aiko

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 Jhene Aiko's quote: "We are all slaves of desire, controlled by the things we think that we need." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko's quote: "We are all slaves of desire, controlled by the things we think that we need." | Image: AmoDays

Quotes from Jhene Aiko's Lyrics

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"I do not depend on nothing or no one." — "The Worst” by Jhene Aiko

"We were both numb, never had anything real between us." — “Never Call Me” by Jhene Aiko

"If you don't get a hold of yourself, then you will end up with no self." — "Sailing Not Selling" by Jhene Aiko

"It ain't perfect, but everything's beautiful now." — "Magic Hour" by Jhene Aiko

  Jhene Aiko song “Sailing Not Sellings” lyrics: "If you don't get a hold of yourself, then you will end up with no self." | Image: AmoDays

Jhene Aiko song “Sailing Not Sellings” lyrics: "If you don't get a hold of yourself, then you will end up with no self." | Image: AmoDays

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Aiko has received multiple nominations as well as two awards for her music. These awards were for R&B Album of the Year at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards and Outstanding Album at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards. The singer was also notably nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Go back in time and read quotes from another famous vocalist, Billie Holiday.

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