The Best Ice Cube quotes

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When most people think of ice cube, they probably think of the frosty, artificially flavored water that comes in small plastic trays. However, for those in the know, ice cube is one of the most successful and influential entrepreneurs in modern history. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the life and career of Ice Cube, and discover some of the secrets to his success.

We are glad to present you the most inspiring Music, Love, Money, Time, Movies, Giving, Life quotes from Ice Cube, and much more.


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About Ice Cube

birth of the author

June 15, 1969

education of the author

William Howard Taft Charter High School

occupation of the author

Rapper, Actor, Film Producer, Writer

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop

institution of the author

Interscope, Lench Mob, Priority, Emi

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
C.I.A., Mt. Westmore, N.W.A, Westside Connection, Da Lench Mob And More.

website of the author



Keep doin’ what you’re doin’, fall in love with what you’re creating, and everything else will fall into place. โ€” Ice Cube

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

I don’t get nothing but love. In every ghetto all over the world. Nothing but love. They respect that I came outta there and I’m doing it the right way. You can’t do nothing but respect that. โ€” Ice Cube

I love performing. I’ll never get that out of me. โ€” Ice Cube

i love performing i ll never get that out of me Ice Cube quote

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

Don’t want to hear my favorite rapper doin’ a love song. If I want to hear something soft, I’ll throw on Luther Vandross. โ€” Ice Cube

I love music. It’s freedom, a way to deal with pentโ€“up frustration. โ€” Ice Cube

I would love to meet Bob Marley. I mean, he’s passed, but that’s somebody that I would’ve loved to meet. โ€” Ice Cube

I love Godzilla, but my favorite was on this TV Show, Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot. I used to love the idea of having a giant robot under my control. That was like a dream come true for a kid. โ€” Ice Cube

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


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Our household is built on love and respect. And we don’t really let negative vibes stay too long. It’s worked out. I got a great family, great kids. โ€” Ice Cube

If you love what you do, and you believe in your talent, there’s nothing better than breaking through. There’s no better feeling than breaking through. โ€” Ice Cube

I did ‘Are We There Yet?’ because I wanted to do a movie for my fans’ kids. Black kids don’t really see movies on this budget for them, starring them. And there’s so many white kids that love that movie. โ€” Ice Cube


You don’t have to spend $200 million or $100 million to make a great movie. โ€” Ice Cube

you don t have to spend 200 million or 100 million to make a great movie Ice Cube quote

When you go to a movie, you don’t care for one Oscar, really. Do you care if a guy got a Oscar on the shelf or is it a good movie? And, you don’t care how much the movie made. โ€” Ice Cube

There’s never really been a real hood Christmas movie. โ€” Ice Cube

I don’t cook gumbo, but I just know it’s a lot of good ingredients in it. And, with a movie, you got to have all those ingredients. โ€” Ice Cube

I always say the movie came out good if they want another one. That always tells me that people really liked the movie. โ€” Ice Cube

I think that my ‘Let’s get it done! Let’s have fun! Let’s make a great movie!’ attitude helped. I rarely have problems on my movies with egos and attitudes. โ€” Ice Cube

there s never really been a real hood christmas movie Ice Cube quote

A lot of movies will deliver on the promotion but when you go see them, everything you laughed at was in the trailer. โ€” Ice Cube

Are We There Yet?’ was the perfect title, because it’s such a common saying. And having made the movie with the same name kinda locks it all in. โ€” Ice Cube

The real is always presented. That hardcore record or movie is not needed in the hood, because it’s already there. You can see it with your own eyes. โ€” Ice Cube

When I did ‘Boyz N The Hood’, I never thought how we grew up in South Central was interesting enough for a movie. โ€” Ice Cube

While I had done the movies through Revolution Studios, we own the sitcom. It was a situation where, once the team was assembled, I knew we could create something really, really good. โ€” Ice Cube

My movies work because not many people in Hollywood are like me. โ€” Ice Cube

I’m not trying to turn into Eddie Murphy, and just do kids movies the rest of my career. I’m going to still do a wide variety of movies, as well as do hardcore rap. โ€” Ice Cube

When you have a good movie, it’s hard to categorize it. It’s everything. It makes you laugh, makes you cry and makes you think. โ€” Ice Cube

Comedies in Hollywood is usually the path of least resistance when it comes to being black in Hollywood and putting movies together. They would rather make us laugh than cry, in some respect. โ€” Ice Cube

I’m ready to run a studio. I’m ready to green light movies, and be in it to win it, you know? It’s close. It’ll happen. โ€” Ice Cube

I’m always kind of off to the next movie, and focused on making sure that the one I’m currently working on is as good as the one that’s already on TV. โ€” Ice Cube

I usually don’t mind movies that people think go overboard because that’s what art is all about. Art is about pushing us and making us examine ourselves. โ€” Ice Cube

Can’t step from one movie set to the next. Only Samuel L. Jackson can do that. All us mere mortals can’t do that! โ€” Ice Cube


Ice Cube is the piece of me that I give away to the public. โ€” Ice Cube

We’re in this entertainment business really to give the audience what they want. โ€” Ice Cube

Ice Cube is the piece of me that i give away to the public Ice Cube quote

It’s always great when you’re able to give fans what they expect and even a little more. โ€” Ice Cube

I make a mean cup of coffee, if you give me the right ingredients. โ€” Ice Cube

We don’t do movies for the industry. We do movies for the fans, for the people. If the industry give you a trophy or not, or pat you on the back or not, it’s nice, but it’s not something you should dwell on. โ€” Ice Cube

You have to be able to give the people what you want in your way. And that’s how you, to me, become a person that they love and not just a flyโ€“by night actor. โ€” Ice Cube

The movie industry is one big collaboration. Music gives me that freedom to create things straight from my heart and my mind. โ€” Ice Cube

we re in this entertainment business really to give the audience what they want Ice Cube quote

Don’t talk about death, I’ve got too much life to live, To many orders to give. โ€” Ice Cube

You have to resist falling in love with the money they [producers] want to give you. You have to really resist that, and you have to just think about the work and whether it’s a movie that you would want to see. โ€” Ice Cube


I won’t do anything for money. I won’t compromise my manhood. โ€” Ice Cube

I identify with the bottom of the pyramid, because, outside of having money, I am at the bottom of the pyramid. โ€” Ice Cube

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Money is the root of all evil. Yeah, money is the root. It’s not racism and ‘thisโ€“ism’ and ‘thatโ€“ism’; it’s our thirst and hunger for money. And that’s where all the bodies are buried. โ€” Ice Cube

i won t do anything for money i won t compromise my manhood Ice Cube quote

When I was in N.W.A. and didn’t get paid all the money I was owed, that’s when the business side of showbiz hit me. โ€” Ice Cube


Anybody that really knew Tupac will tell you the same thing. That he was just a dude that was full of life, full of energy. โ€” Ice Cube

I really appreciate family. I really can’t imagine life without them! โ€” Ice Cube

Don’t get a movie confused with real life. I’m a wellโ€“rounded human being like everyone else. โ€” Ice Cube

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. โ€” Ice Cube

i really appreciate family i really can t imagine life without them Ice Cube quote

I think [director] Malcolm Lee is a real master at being able to make you laugh while bringing serious subjectโ€“matter, so the movie doesn’t hinge on silliness, but on real life. โ€” Ice Cube

I have a really beautiful life right now, so there is no reason to be hostile. I’m a husband, a father and a man who tries to do the right thing in life and in my work. โ€” Ice Cube

Everybody who comes from the gangster lifeโ€“they want what that man in the suburbs wants. Nice family. Nice house. Nice cars. Bills paid. Kids in school. Food on the table. Nothing more. โ€” Ice Cube

You can’t boycott something you never went to anyway,so why put energy into it? โ€” Ice Cube

A lot of people have a misconception of what the ghetto is all about. You know, it’s only a small percentage of the people that are bad. Everybody else is good. โ€” Ice Cube

don t get a movie confused with real life i m a well rounded human being like everyone else Ice Cube quote


Cool people still have a hard time showing what they got in Hollywood. โ€” Ice Cube

Any time there’s racism somewhere in sports, we should get it out of there because sports is a place where everything’s supposed to be fair. โ€” Ice Cube

You pay to have a good time, you don’t always want to pay to be schooled or sad or reminded how bad you got it. To me a movie theater ain’t always the place for that. โ€” Ice Cube

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

I’m not actually from Comptonโ€“I’m from South Central Los Angeles, and my father still lives in the same house I grew up in, so I’m there all the time. โ€” Ice Cube

cool people still have a hard time showing what they got in hollywood Ice Cube quote

I hear about people getting shot all the time. But most of the guys you hear about getting shot pulled through. โ€” Ice Cube

If I only had 24 hours to live, I would spend the time telling everybody I love that I love them. โ€” Ice Cube

To me, it’s my job not to laugh, no matter what’s said. By the time we shoot, I’m ready for all that’s coming. I probably do most of my breaking in rehearsals, when I know that I can. โ€” Ice Cube

I don’t listen to nothing while I’m in the studio, because I don’t want to be influenced by anybody else. โ€” Ice Cube


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. โ€” Ice Cube

sports without music it s nothing but a game music adds the emotion Ice Cube 

I’m not sure if music got a future. We have all these electronic ways to download and steal music and get music, but there’s no money in makin’ music. โ€” Ice Cube

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

People wanted to have fun more than they wanted to learn from their music, and that’s where the shift started to happen. โ€” Ice Cube

Most of the problems that we have are brought on by the government and not by music. Music is a mirror of what we’re going through, not the cause of what we’re going through. โ€” Ice Cube

Sports without music, it’s nothing but a game. Music adds the emotion. โ€” Ice Cube

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. โ€” Ice Cube

I think rap music is the sole reason for a lot of black acceptance in pop culture; because the music is very popular, it gets our image out in other ways than in movies. โ€” Ice Cube

If you really think back to the culture or just black America before rap music took off, New York could have been Paris. โ€” Ice Cube

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. โ€” Ice Cube

I’m a Bโ€“boy at heart. I still like rhyming. It’s just the radio game is like Chinese arithmetic. It’s hard to know what nuts to crack. But I still love music, been dropping music. Never stopped really. โ€” Ice Cube

Run DMC brought us out of that undergroundโ€“only feel. They brought rap above ground and made it respectable as an art form to mainstream music. โ€” Ice Cube

The creative process of making a movie really turned me on. I’d started getting behind the scenes with a camcorder and VHS tape when making music videos. โ€” Ice Cube

I’ve never really taken myself too serious. That’s everybody else, listening to the music or whatever. I’ve always said what I’ve felt, said what I thought was right, but I’ve always had a comedic bone. โ€” Ice Cube

Early in my career, people wanted to hear music about protest, about trying to change things. โ€” Ice Cube

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