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'm good at what I do, but I wouldn't be so bold and arrogant as to say something disrespectful about, say, Eminem. He's talented and he's good at what he does.
LL Cool J
The nature of the game is pain.
LL Cool J
The person that made me want to make movies, and the reason I do films, is Bruce Lee. He was an incredible actor, and he had a lot of charisma. Handsome, action, you know, everything was there. I loved Bruce Lee.
Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.
LL Cool J
The secret to it all is just to enjoy what you're doing. This is not working at the coal face, this is not sweeping behind a restaurant. It's work, but it's not work. It gives me a different type of energy. I'm grateful for that.
I think the guy who has had the better films is Will Smith. I don't know if he's a better actor than me. I don't think so. I am a rapper first. Man, I just love what I do. I am just the greatest and I can't help it. I'm sorry man.
There's a lot of single black women who did the best that they could and that's a beautiful thing, but they don't know how necessary a father is in a kid's life and how much guys miss that deep down inside.
I am artistic so I reserve the right to change my mind at any point. 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
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.
We need to make sure that there's art in the school. Why? Why should art be in the school? Because if art isn't in a school, then a guy like Steve Jobs doesn't get a chance to really express himself because in order for art to meet technology, you need art.