44 Quotes About Love and Power

1. “I can’t believe, today was a good day.” – Ice Cube

2. “Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.” – Ice Cube

3. “Don’t worry about being a star, worry about doing good work, and all that will come to you.” – Ice Cube

4. “I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing.” – Ice Cube

5. “If it was all about me, I’d do a whole lot of pop records, make a whole lot of money, just rake in the dough. But it’s never been all about me. It’s all about being a voice for the voiceless. People who can’t speak for themselves, who don’t have a mic, don’t have a say.” – Ice Cube

6. “I love any time you can enlighten people to mistakes, that’s how I started my career.” – Ice Cube

7. “The best thing I’ve done with my money is buying a house for my family. You wake up to a house you love and you feel like somebody.” – Ice Cube

8. “I love music. It’s freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.” – Ice Cube

9. “You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.” – Ice Cube

10. “Ice Cube is the piece of me that I give away to the public.” – Ice Cube

11. “There’s a lot of potential that goes unused in places like South Central L.A., a lot of brilliant, smart people who just don’t have that chance to show it.” – Ice Cube

12. “The moral is that a career can be gone in an instant. And all you have in this world are the people you love.” – Ice Cube

13. “I think reading is important in any form. I think a person who’s trying to learn to like reading should start off reading about a topic they are interested in, or a person they are interested in.” – Ice Cube

14. “If you think about stuff that happened when you were young, it stays with you forever.” – Ice Cube

15. “I have great people, smart people that are around me and we love the challenge. I guess it’s like climbing a mountain or building a building. It’s a challenge but you love every challenge that it brings or presents itself.” – Ice Cube

16. “Don’t get a movie confused with real life. I’m a well-rounded human being like everyone else.” – Ice Cube

17. “I think I’m unique to the game ’cause of my versatility.” – Ice Cube

18. “The thing is with hip-hop, it has its waves and the waves crash against the beach and the new waves come in. So to stay relevant you have to roll with that.” – Ice Cube

19. “Sometimes when you’re relegated to your neighborhood, you forget that there’s more important things than your neighborhood going on out in the world.” – Ice Cube

20. “With film, I have to be a team player; it’s a whole different thing. I can’t just be a one-man show. I have to learn how to use people to the best of their ability and motivate them to be as passionate about the project as I am.” – Ice Cube

21. “I been all around the world and I haven’t found a city that I’d rather be from or rather come back to than Los Angeles.” – Ice Cube

22. “Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren’t about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that.” – Ice Cube

23. “Doing it your own way, not having to go exactly by the book to be successful.” – Ice Cube

24. “I’m just an entertainer, man. I don’t like to pigeonhole myself to anything. I love to do it all.” – Ice Cube

25. “Young people are dying for no reason all over the world that don’t know why. It’s ugly, everywhere.” – Ice Cube

26. “I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat.” – Ice Cube

27. “I think, to me, reality is better than being fake.” – Ice Cube

28. “But with rap music – not just N.W.A. – but rap music in general, seeing these artists wearing these team logos all the time started bringing a synergy and energy about having to rep your city, your team, everywhere and all the time.” – Ice Cubehttps://ee8712dfd84a3e3bb289a7c48b30d016.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

29. “I do what I do. You like it, great. You don’t, go listen to somebody else. I’m stickin’ with the people who stuck with me.” – Ice Cube

30. “Gangsta to us didn’t have anything to do with Al Capone and stuff like that. It’s just about living your life the way you want to live it. And you’re not going to let nothing stop you.” – Ice Cube

31. “I really appreciate family. I really can’t imagine life without them!” – Ice Cube

32. “Rap is always evolving. It’s easy for the old school to hate the new school, but it’s music that got a little stifled I think, by the Internet a little bit.” – Ice Cube

33. “I never get tired of ‘It Was A Good Day’ references or jokes or anything like that. It’s just, you know, keeping my biggest hit alive. Nothing wrong with that.” – Ice Cube

34. “South Central is just who I am. Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don’t wanna move out.” – Ice Cube

35. “I’ve done movies for certain reasons; I did ‘Anaconda’ because the black man lives. Simple. The black man isn’t dead in the first three pages, like Jurassic Park. It’s like, ‘The black man kills the snake with a Latino girl? Damn! I got to do this.’” – Ice Cube

36. “I still enjoy doing music. I’m not going to stop doing it, and doing it the way that I feel it should be done.” – Ice Cube

37. “For me, rappers and dancers are poets and artists and often times the most interesting performances are given by them.” – Ice Cube

38. “My thing is, I know kids cuss, they do their thing, but I tell my kids, ‘Don’t do it in earshot of any adults, or you’re in trouble.’” – Ice Cube

39. “I wake up at 5:30, 6 in the morning, but don’t head into the office right away. I like to hang out with my wife, talk about things, get some coffee, you know.” – Ice Cube

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40. “Music has done a lot to enhance the emotions of sports. It’s played in arenas. Whenever there is footage cut together they’re always using music. And it goes together, you know.” – Ice Cube

41. “It’s not like I’m the first man ever to do this, y’know? You gotta go back to Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Sammy Davis Jr. Those are people who’ve done music well and movies well, and y’know, Frank Sinatra and Elvis and all these dudes have made the transition. I don’t know about Elvis, ’bout doin’ ’em good, y’know? It’s nothin’ new.” – Ice Cube

42. “Rap is just somebody getting something off his chest. That’s all it is.” – Ice Cube

43. “It’s funny how people who ain’t never been down there can think that America is so fair and that we should be alright. It’s funny that the people who have their foot on our neck are telling us, ‘Get up. What’s wrong with you?’” – Ice Cube

44. “Early in my career, people wanted to hear music about protest, about trying to change things.” – Ice Cube

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