Jaden Smith's 17 Absolute Best (And Most Jaden Smith) Quotes

Jaden Smith turns 17 today — at least we think he does. There might be some metaphysical time relativity thing going on that makes him older. That would certainly explain why he often seems wise beyond his years. Also, there's probably something in the way Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith raised their precocious spawn.

The actor / rapper / clothing designer can always be depended upon to deliver deep, philosophical thoughts whenever he's in a position to share them. Sometimes it's in an interview, sometimes in a song, and very often it's on Twitter. And sure, there are times when we've all laughed at Smith's earnest statements about the duality of consciousness. But be honest, didn't you also re-read those statements a few more times and find yourself nodding with him? Just a little?

In honor of the sage artist's birthday, here are 17 of his absolute best, and most Jaden, quotes.
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"I think that there is that special equation for everything, but I don't think our mathematics have evolved enough for us to even — I think there's, like, a whole new mathematics that we'd have to learn to get that equation ... It's beyond mathematical. It's, like, multidimensional mathematical, if you can sort of understand what I'm saying." — Vulture interview, May 2013
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"Whenever You Disagree With Somebody Just Remember The Dress And Accept That You Guys Are SEEING Two Different Things." — Twitter, March 2015
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"When Life Gives You Big Problems, Just Be Happy You Forgot All Your Little Problems." — Twitter, March 2015
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"I wore the Batman suit to heighten my experience at the wedding and prom which was fun, but also at the wedding I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so. ... My style icons are Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Superman, and Kanye West." — GQ, June 2015
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"Since we're family, we both have wins, and we don't really go against each other, like, 'I'm gonna kill you,' " — Ellen DeGeneres, December 2008 (while discussing having a movie opening at the same time as his dad's).
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"Went To TopShop To Buy Some Girl Clothes, I Mean 'Clothes' " — Instagram, April 2015
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"Dying Is MainStream #MONEY" — Twitter, December 2012
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"Man I'm sorry, I ain't eat today
Cause I didn't know what I should eat today
Full or hungry, don't know what the difference is
I just hope we work out all our differences
Cause I be flyin' where them pigeons is"

— "Melancholy," October 2014
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"How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real" — Twitter, May 2013
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"Buffy Is Life, Thank You Guys." — Twitter, July 2015 (after his request for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme song possibly broke Apple's brand new Beats 1 radio for half an hour)
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"The thing that people don't get is everything at this house is free. So I can get anything and everything at his house, so I'm going to be there 20, 30 more years." — Ellen DeGeneres, May 2013 (asked if he's getting emancipated from his parents)
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"Everything that I talk about in my music is pretty much just trying to evolve consciousness in the world and help everything become better and brighter." — Billboard, March 2015
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"If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Planet Earth." — Twitter, September 2013
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"So when one thought goes into your mind, it's not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. 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. But for creativity: That comes from a place of oneness. That's not a duality consciousness. And you can't listen to your mind in those times — it'll tell you what you think and also what other people think." — The New York Times T Magazine, November 2014
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"People Think A RelationShip Makes You Whole, That It's Two 50%'s Coming Together To Make 100% When It Should Be Two 100%'s Making 200%" — Twitter, March 2014
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"And everything you say is something that you can't reverse / Something that you can't rehearse." — "Offering," April 2015
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"Omg I'm Bout To Tweet The Most Jaden Smith Thing Ever Ready? ... The More Time You Spend Awake The More Time You Spend Asleep." — Twitter, February 2015
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