Willow and Jaden Smithsat down with the New York Times to talk not about their music, but to talk about the “weird” things they do, in addition to their current projects. It seemed pretty heavy duty for a 14- and 16-year-old to discuss prana energy, the meaning of art, and what time really is to them — but they did. And some of it was pretty insightful.
So with that, here are their best quotations from their NYTimes interview.
“When babies are born, their soft spots bump: It has, like, a heartbeat in it. That’s because energy is coming through their body, up and down.” — Jaden
“Time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist.” — Willow
“School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real.” — Jaden
“Caring less what everybody else thinks, but also caring less and less about what your own mind thinks, because what your own mind thinks, sometimes, is the thing that makes you sad.” — Willow
“I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet.” — Jaden
“Me and Jaden just figured out that our voices sound like chocolate together. As good as chocolate tastes, it sounds that good.” — Willow
“I mean, “Whip My Hair” was a great thing. When I look back I think, “Wow, I did so much for young black girls and girls around the world. Telling them that they can be themselves and to not be afraid to be themselves.” — Willow
“It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds.” — Jaden
“When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple. It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities.” — Jaden