His Purple Majesty would have turned 59 today. Known for his groundbreaking, award-winning music and boundary-pushing stage presence, Prince was a pop icon whose songs were inspiring and uplifting. Before Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” became a self-esteem anthem (and even before the 23-year-old was born), Prince was empowering the world with his powerful lyrics. “Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people,” he once said. To celebrate his birthday, we’ve collected his most powerful quotes. Words to live by — and remember forever.
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