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73 Interesting Quotes By LL Cool J

Famous As: Known for His Album ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ One of the Best Albums of All Time
Born On: January 14, 1968
Born In: Bay Shore, New York, United States
Age: 55 Years

James Todd Smith, popularly known as L L Cool J, is an American hip-hop artist, record producer, actor, comedian, writer, and entrepreneur. He is best known for producing hip-hop hits, such as ‘I’m Bad,’ ‘All I Have,’ and ‘Around the Way Girl.’ With over a dozen albums and two Grammy wins, Cool J is listed among the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’ by ‘VH1.’ As an actor, he has appeared in film, such as ‘In Too Deep,’ ‘S.W.A.T.,’ and ‘Edison.’ He also plays ‘Sam Hanna’ in crime drama ‘NCIS: Los Angeles.’ In 2016, he received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’ We have curated some of LL Cool J quotes from his songs, interviews, films, etc. Let’s take a look at some of LL Cool J quotes on topics such as goals, dreams, fear, focus, choice, adversity, self-love, work, and more.

I think the stuff that plays on the radio, the majority of it is for teenagers, which is okay. That's what pop radio is about. And some of it is great, and some of it is not.

I think the stuff that plays on the radio, the majority of it is for teenagers, which is okay. That's what pop radio is about. And some of it is great, and some of it is not.

LL Cool J
I love my fans, I love my music - I have no reason to retire.

I love my fans, I love my music - I have no reason to retire.

LL Cool J
I don't look back. I don't live my life in the rear-view mirror because, if you do, you're bound to end up wrapped around a pole somewhere.

I don't look back. I don't live my life in the rear-view mirror because, if you do, you're bound to end up wrapped around a pole somewhere.

LL Cool J
What you do in your art - TV, music, film stuff - touches people. And they want to touch you. So that's a blessing. I'm okay with it.

What you do in your art - TV, music, film stuff - touches people. And they want to touch you. So that's a blessing. I'm okay with it.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
What I say on a record and what I say off a record is two different things. And that's always been the case. There's a difference between confidence on a record and arrogance.

What I say on a record and what I say off a record is two different things. And that's always been the case. There's a difference between confidence on a record and arrogance.

LL Cool J
Let me tell you something - compared to a TV-drama production schedule, touring is not strenuous.

Let me tell you something - compared to a TV-drama production schedule, touring is not strenuous.

LL Cool J
If you do cardio one day and the next day you can do weights, do it that way. If you need to do it at night or in the morning, do it that way. Whatever you need to get it done, just get it done.

If you do cardio one day and the next day you can do weights, do it that way. If you need to do it at night or in the morning, do it that way. Whatever you need to get it done, just get it done.

LL Cool J
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 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.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
I'm a real person that cares about his art and cares about what he's doing. I have a heart and a soul and I want to touch people and give.

I'm a real person that cares about his art and cares about what he's doing. I have a heart and a soul and I want to touch people and give.

LL Cool J
I think in order to keep America great, we have to keep America creative.

I think in order to keep America great, we have to keep America creative.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
At fourteen, I started sending out demo tapes.

At fourteen, I started sending out demo tapes.

LL Cool J
I've never been one to have to manipulate women. I always want it to be like a mutual thing, like everybody loves everybody.

I've never been one to have to manipulate women. I always want it to be like a mutual thing, like everybody loves everybody.

LL Cool J
What I don't do is try to like become whoever I'm rapping with. The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL.

What I don't do is try to like become whoever I'm rapping with. The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
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 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.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
I'm not just a rapper. I'm an entertainer. That's the difference.

I'm not just a rapper. I'm an entertainer. That's the difference.

LL Cool J
I was listening to Jimi Hendrix; I just admire his artistry and creativity as an artist.

I was listening to Jimi Hendrix; I just admire his artistry and creativity as an artist.

LL Cool J
I've got to see my movie to see how I'm acting, see what little things I can learn about my craft.

I've got to see my movie to see how I'm acting, see what little things I can learn about my craft.

LL Cool J
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 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.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
I only do what comes from the heart.

I only do what comes from the heart.

LL Cool J
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.

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.

LL Cool J
Sometimes altering your position is the right thing. Sometimes it's not.

Sometimes altering your position is the right thing. Sometimes it's not.

LL Cool J