“Doing it your own way, not having to go exactly by the book to be successful.” – Ice Cube. Here are 41 Awesome Ice Cube Quotes.

Ice Cube Quotes

1. “Tupac was one of the biggest thugs I know and he always wore his seat belt.” – Ice Cube

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

3. “People associate clothes with actual behavior, and it’s kind of crazy. If you get shot in some Levi’s you don’t go after Levi’s. It’s not the clothes. It’s always the people.” – Ice Cube

4. “If you born in the mud, you gonna be dirty, and people don’t understand that.” – Ice Cube

5. “You can do it, put your back into it.” – 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 to do is to write about what you know, and if you write about what you know you can always pull those nice little tidbits that hook people, that shows that you know about this world and can bring people into a world that they may not know nothing about.” – Ice Cube

8. “Stop expecting people to support your dreams. It’s yours.” – Ice Cube

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

10. “I can’t believe, today was a good day.” – Ice Cube (Song Lyrics)

Ice Cube Quotes

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

12. “I don’t want to get rich and die trying.” – Ice Cube

13. “Nothing wrong with being from the hood, but I’d rather my kids be visitors than residents.” – Ice Cube

14. “Drink some coffee, put some gangsta rap on, and handle it.” – Ice Cube     

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

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

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

18. “When you’re talking to lions, you can’t meow like a pussycat.” – Ice Cube

19. “Stop buy things you don’t need. To impress people you don’t like with money you don’t have.” – Ice Cube   

20. “Speak a little truth and people lose they minds.” – Ice Cube

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Ice Cube Quotes

21. “There’s nothing wrong in starting off in a box, but you got to have a plan to come out that box.” – Ice Cube

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

23. “Create your own path, hone your talent, be ready to show your talent, and don’t doubt yourself.” – Ice Cube

24. “Just wakin’ up in the morning gotta thank god.” – Ice Cube

25. “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

26. “I make a mean cup of coffee if you give me the right ingredients.” – Ice Cube

27. “I think people if you really want to be happy, you have to find God yourself, and you’re going to have to have a personal, one-on-one relationship and not look to get through these traditions or these rituals and all this crazy stuff when you could talk to him right here, right now, anytime, anywhere, any place, from any position. And that’s the kind of relationship you want, not a standard.” – Ice Cube

28. “Sometimes when you want to laugh, reality steps in.” – Ice Cube

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

30. “Music is where I have the most creative freedom, but I love producing. To me, that’s kind of where all the action is. You get a chance to have your hands in every aspect of a film. From picking a director, sometimes picking a writer, to the actors, the wardrobe, set design, editing, music, and marketing.” – Ice Cube

Ice Cube Quotes

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

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

33. “My son, O’Shea. He looks like me, and he can rhyme.” – Ice Cube

34. “Everybody thinks the grass is greener on the other side. If you talk to most artists, they think they can play something, you know, “If I had stayed playing football in high school, if I had been doing basketball.” Everybody’s got their fantasies and thinks the grass is greener. It’s not. It’s not.” – Ice Cube

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

36. “There’s never really been a real hood Christmas movie.” – Ice Cube

37. “We should love the fact that we’re not just getting one point of view. That we have this diversity in entertainment, and people are not scared to be themselves, and people are not scared to make people uncomfortable, and that’s all part of it. That’s all part of being free.” – Ice Cube

38. “The biggest change in the government’s behavior has been because of TV and its ability to show to the world what has happened in this community, that’s the biggest change. But without TV, the separation between the government and the people would be much worse than it is.” – Ice Cube

39. “Money comes and goes, but your inner feelings, your gut feelings, your manhood, your womanhood, whatever, that stays with you. That don’t go anywhere. So you either proud of who you are and how you handle situations or you not. If you handle a situation wrong, it will haunt you.” – Ice Cube

40. “My thing is: stay creative. And just because somebody starts to pay you, that doesn’t mean all your creativity goes to that, and you don’t save none for yourself to be able to do other, bigger and better things and still follow your dreams even if you start off inside of a box.” – Ice Cube

41. “Success really comes down to the product, not to me, my personality, or what club I’m seen going into or coming out of. None of that matters. What’s important is whether or not people feel like they wasted their time or money when they pay for a movie or a CD.” – Ice Cube

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Best of Ice Cube Quotes

1.
“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
2.
“Embrace what makes up you. Some stereotypes are true – I love chicken, but that’s a stereotype, I love basketball, but that’s a stereotype, too. But who cares? Embrace it. Be who you are, and don’t be ashamed of what that is.” – Ice Cube
3.
“I want to do more drama. Comedy is the path of least resistance for my company. People know we can do them. People know they get a good response. People want to make them. Who am I to push up against that?” – Ice Cube

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Ian Warner has spent over 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete. He went on to become an All-American sprinter at Iowa State, and he represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics. Ian founded Habit Stacker and dedicated his life to helping people to develop winning habits.

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