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LL Cool J quotes

When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.

I don't think you should go around talking trash about people because I think that's how you get your hat handed to you.

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.

I am what I am, I'm doing very well in my life, and I'm thankful to God for that.

Do what you love; you'll be better at it. It sounds pretty simple, but you'd be surprised how many people don't get this one right away.

You have to always continue to strive no matter how hard things get, no matter how troubled you feel. No matter how tough things get, no matter how many times you lose, you keep trying to win.

Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.

Dreams don't have deadlines. I'm thinking of doing bigger and better things and having more fun with it.

I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free.

Our world is at the crossroads. We have a choice, right and wrong.

I'm not trying to keep up or adapt. I'm allowing myself to grow, evolve and create new music.

Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.

Hip-hop can be limiting and I refuse to accept limits.

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.

I'm not giving up my history and what I've done in my music because I love it and I'm very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people.

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.

You've got to stay focused without being boring - because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Skinny, but dull.

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.

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.

As a black man, my hope is that I can touch more and more people all over the world of different races and different colours.