Searching for relatable quotes and lyrics from Grammy-award winning musician The Weeknd? This collection of The Weeknd quotes will give you a look into the life of Mr. “Heartless” himself.
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Born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, The Weeknd is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and producer. Initially, he grew his fanbase online by releasing a trilogy of mixtapes, entitled House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence.
He’s known for producing mysterious, sultry tracks that twist elements of indie, pop, electronic, and R&B into its beats. The Weeknd’s discography boasts a long list of chart-topping hits, including “The Hills”, “Earned It”, “Can’t Feel My Face”, and “Starboy”, and “Heartless.”
Want to learn more about the life and music of The Weeknd? Take a look at the quotes below.
The Weeknd quotes on love
1. ”Don’t make me make you fall in love.” – The Weeknd, “The Birds (Part 1)”
2. “I mean, in life, what relationship is easy?” – The Weeknd
3. “He’s what you want. I’m what you need.” – The Weeknd, “What You Need”
4. “You’re gonna hate him, then you’ll want me, then you’ll miss him, then you’ll hate me.” – The Weeknd, “Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)”
5. “We’ll find our love in the sky.” – The Weeknd, “Love in the Sky”
6. “I’m the drug in your veins, just fight through the pain.” – The Weeknd, “What You Need”
7. “When I’m faded I forget, I forget what you mean to me. I hope you know what you mean to me.” – The Weeknd, “Coming Down”
8. “Tell me you love me, even though you don’t love me.” – The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
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The Weeknd quotes on music
9. “I make good music for long journeys.” – The Weeknd
10. “Music is like film to me.” – The Weeknd
11. “I never put a face to my music, which actually made the music that much more mysterious.” – The Weeknd
12. “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.” – The Weeknd
13. “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.” – The Weeknd
14. “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.” – The Weeknd
15. “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.” – The Weeknd
16. “Nothing feels better than going on stage and everybody is singing every word – and actually wanting to see you.” – The Weeknd
17. “When people meet me, they say that I’m really kind – contrary to a lot of my music.” – The Weeknd
18. “I want to be remembered as iconic and different.” – The Weeknd
19. “I just kept touring and touring until it became second nature to go on stage, perform, and sing.” – The Weeknd
20. “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.” – The Weeknd
The Weeknd quotes on creativity
21. “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.” – The Weeknd
22. “When you’re traveling constantly, every day you become inspired, and it shows in my work, sonically, lyrically, visually.” – The Weeknd
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23. “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.” – The Weeknd
24. “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.” – The Weeknd
25. “I think that’s why my career is going to be so long: Because I haven’t given people everything.” – The Weeknd
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Relatable The Weeknd quotes
26. ”If it hurts to breathe, open a window.” – The Weeknd, “House of Balloons”
27. ”Don’t show the world how alone you’ve become.” – The Weeknd, “Tears in the Rain”
28. ”Heaven only lets a few in. It’s too late for me to choose it.” – The Weeknd, “Real Life”
29. ”Got up, thank the Lord for the day. Woke up by a girl, I don’t even know her name” – The Weeknd, “Party Monster”
30. “You don’t have to waste your energy.” – The Weeknd, “Rockin’”
31. “We’re all insecure, aren’t we?” – The Weeknd
32. “I ain’t scared of the fall. I’ve felt the ground before.” – The Weeknd, “The Fall”
33. “I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced.” – The Weeknd
34. “My closet is like Bart Simpson’s.” – The Weeknd
35. “I’m all about evolution. I’m the first person to judge myself.” – The Weeknd
36. “I’m the most boring person to talk to.” – The Weeknd
The Weeknd quotes on drugs
37. “I’m always getting high ‘cause my confidence low” – The Weeknd, “Love in the Sky”
38. “My god white, he in my pocket. He get me redder than the devil ’til I go nauseous” – The Weeknd, “Often”
39. “And I’ma lean, till I fall.” – The Weeknd, “The Zone”
40. “The only girls that we f*ck with seem to have 20 different pills in ’em.” – The Weeknd, “Loft Music”
41. “I only love it when you touch me, not feel me. When I’m f*cked up, that’s the real me.” – The Weeknd, “The Hills”
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The Weeknd quotes on his upbringing
42. “Me not finishing school – in my head, I still have this insecurity when I’m talking to someone educated.” – The Weeknd
43. “I didn’t have a father figure in the house.” – The Weeknd
44. “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.” – The Weeknd
45. “In the beginning, I was very insecure. I hated how I looked in pictures.” – The Weeknd
46. “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.” – The Weeknd
47. “Going to a therapist is not something you do when you’re growing up as a street kid in Toronto.” – The Weeknd
48. “For an Ethiopian mother, if you have a chubby kid, it means you’re doing something good.” – The Weeknd
49. “From when I was born to when I was 21, I never left Toronto. That’s why I’m such a city cat.” – The Weeknd
50. “When I was born, that was the music my mother was listening to. Michael Jackson is a third parent to me.” – The Weeknd
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What can you learn from The Weeknd’s creative process?
What makes The Weeknd’s music stand apart from others is his raw, unedited perspectives on life. He isn’t afraid of discussing topics that may be considered taboo. His fans are drawn to his authenticity like a magnet. Whether you are starting a new relationship or looking to move up in your career, authenticity is key.
People put on different masks throughout their day for a variety of reasons. It’s when we take off those masks that we’re able to make deep connections with other people that can be life-changing.
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