We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking LL Cool J Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I think fitness is important. I think a healthy lifestyle is important. I think putting positive energy out there is important and just staying connected with the people.
What is more important than the name is that people know that I really like acting, I enjoy it and I want people to know that I am serious. The name thing: I will always be L.L. Cool J.
The nature of the game is pain.
Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.
I’ve never been one to have to manipulate women. I always want it to be like a mutual thing, like everybody loves everybody.
Sometimes altering your position is the right thing. Sometimes it’s not.
Once the referee throws the ball in the air, it’s either your ball or their ball and you have to just take your shot.
I do about 90 percent of my own stunts, and the things I can’t do for insurance reasons, like swinging out of a flying helicopter, I wouldn’t want to do anyway.
What I like to do is just make good music, good movies, hopefully perform a good show full of energy and just have some fun.
I just look at the high and bright side of things.
The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL. They don’t want to hear LL trying to sound like DMX or whoever else is out there. That’s not what they want to hear from me, because if they want to hear that they can go get the real thing.
To me, my peers are Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger. I’m not talking age-wise, but in terms of careers. Madonna. Those are my peers. And I’m okay with that.
I was listening to Jimi Hendrix; I just admire his artistry and creativity as an artist.
I’m not trying to keep up or adapt. I’m allowing myself to grow, evolve and create new music.
I’ve got to see my movie to see how I’m acting, see what little things I can learn about my craft.
I think the guy who has had the better films is Will Smith. I don’t know if he’s a better actor than me. I don’t think so. I am a rapper first. Man, I just love what I do. I am just the greatest and I can’t help it. I’m sorry man.
I don’t have an image that I’m trying to, like, portray. I’m just being me.
Sometimes you’ve just got to grab an apple – or grapes, or strawberries. Something that’s healthy but maybe a little bit more adventurous, if you can see fruit as adventurous.
I’ve been training as an actor for six years. Nobody goes to acting school for six years. I mean, the college course is only four years! I absolutely trained.
Hip-hop’s always reached out to kids. If you look at the last 10 big albums it might seem ironic. But when I look at the history of this music it’s always had a lot of positivity.
Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.
I feel like my peers now are artists like Madonna and the Stones, Michael Jackson and Prince. These are people who were able to take their careers beyond the normal here-today-gone-tomorrow life span.
God blesses us all with different views and perspectives and levels of influence and power.
I think I’m the best, of course. How could I not?
You don’t need to be the good guy to get a good message out.
Once you achieve one goal, you should be looking forward to trying to build onto the next thing, and not just getting comfortable with what you’re doing.
I am a real person that cares about his art and cares about what he’s doing – I have a heart and a soul and want to touch people and give.
You can’t let your past hold your future hostage.
I don’t wanna abandon my identity as LL Cool J, but at the same time, I had to figure out how to let people know that I’m really serious about making these movies.
Nobody is perfect, but life is about choices.
I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free.
When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.
That’s one of the good things about music. You get to do it live, where you can touch the people and interact with them.
To know the rules of the game, you have to be educated.
I think that politics could be a positive thing. My beef is that people focus on the personal aspect of a politician too much. They should focus on the results.
I just like to do different things. What is more important than the name is that people know that I really like acting, I enjoy it and I want people to know that I am serious.
I think the key to working out is for people to think of water – just allow the workouts to fill out the cracks in your lives and seep into wherever you can fit it in.
I’m good at what I do, but I wouldn’t be so bold and arrogant as to say something disrespectful about, say, Eminem. He’s talented and he’s good at what he does.
Timing has a lot to with art.
Art is about imagination. When you look at a picture from Salvador Dali, that’s about imagination. When you look at Picasso, that’s about imagination. Doing stuff from your heart.