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Pharrell Williams Quotes

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Pharrell Williams quotes: “Lil’ Skateboard P” on all da tings.

“Happiness is not about the trophy, or the finish line.  It’s the journey.  If you enjoy your journey, you can enjoy your life.”

“Don’t wait for the stars to align, reach up and rearrange them the way you want… create your own constellation.”

“The simplest way to say it is that I think we’re all dealt these cards in life, but the cards in and of themselves don’t read one way or the other.  It’s up to you to home in and cultivate whatever you’ve got in your hand.”

“Clear intentions and clear purpose begets clear results.”

“Stay loyal to your creativity because it’s a gift.”

“Creative people are often considered crazy but I believe crazy can be a good thing.”

“When creative individuals are given a stage, they have the power to advance humanity.”

“So many people just have that innate thing that allows them to express themselves in a way the majority can follow.  That’s when you’re affecting culture.”

“Some people say there’s nothing new under the sun.  I still think that there’s room to create, you know.  And intuition doesn’t necessarily come from under this sun.  It comes from within.”

“There’s a key for every door, and if you can’t find it, you can make one.  That’s always an option.”

“Whatever you want to do is more than possible.  It’s what you haven’t dreamt of yet that will blow your mind.”

“The best work comes from people who are motivated by crisis.  When something stops their original idea, they respond by coming up with something even better.”

“If you allow failure to take on more of a role in your life than possible, then you’ll always look at it on the defense and you’ll always shoot yourself down before it even goes anywhere.”

“Failure is not always a bad thing.  You just have to be smart while you’re in the middle of it.  You’re in the eye of the tornado of, like, disappointment – to know that it’s just a storm and it’ll pass.”

“Failure honestly can be like the best lesson and it’s like the one that like God wants you to really pay attention to.  That’s why it hurts.  The pain will help you remember how not to walk, what directions not to go.”

“There are no mistakes or accidents.  The present is malleable.  Influence the odds.  Free will is your pen, write your life.”

“Wealth is of the heart and mind, not the pocket.”

“Every piece of technology, every piece of art, basically everything manmade comes from an idea.”

“‘Entrepreneur’ just denotes that you recognize that you’re doing things across disciplines and that you’re blazing your own path.”

“The internet is just, it’s great in a lot of ways and it has its disadvantages.  But one of the great advantages is the ubiquity – virtually anyone can be discovered and things catch like fire when they’re great.”

“When you start trying to figure out what you’re the best at, that’s when you become delusional because you start to believe that you’re the best.  I’d rather continue to ride that mule than to ride the cocky horse.  You see people spin out of control like that all the time.  Those are the most tragic stories – the most gifted people who start to believe that it’s really all them.  It’s not all you.  It can’t be all you.  Just like you need air to fly a kite.  It’s not the kite – it’s the air.”

“Collaborate with people you can learn from.”

“If you’re not learning, you’re wasting your time.”

“Intake is everything.  And that is, that’s where you start to realize your ego has no business in our business.  Once you think you know everything, it’s only a matter of time.  So I will forever remain a student.”

“In order to do great things, you must be unafraid to recreate yourself.  You can’t do that holding on to a glory from yesterday.”

“If someone asks me what inspires me, I always say, ‘That which is missing,’ because I don’t want to copy everything that’s already happening.  I feel like when you copy, you blend in, and when you blend in, you get lost.”

“The motivation, for me, was them telling me what I could not be.”

“You are one of one.  None before and none to come.  That which makes you different is actually the thing that makes you special.”

“You don’t know what people are looking for.  What you know is what you feel like might be missing.  It’s up to the people to agree with you or disagree with you, and you’ll know in their reaction.”

“Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment, and where you’re going.”

“I wanted clothing that I couldn’t find, so I decided to make it.”

“I had a mom and dad who urged me to pursue music but at the same time were realistic about it.  It just sort of happened, to be honest.  I can’t come up with a special inspirational story.  It’s mostly my parents who didn’t shoot me down when I wanted to do it.  Nor did they put too much pressure on me.”

“I don’t have a specific moment where I thought ‘I’ve made it.’  I never look at it like that.  I always looked at it like, ‘Wow, I get to do it again.’  You can’t assume you’ve made it.  That’s too much of an assumption.”

“My best songs come from two different ways.  Either when I have a really good gut feeling about something, or it’s written in the shower or on a plane.”

“I just like being a kid.  I enjoy it, I don’t want to grow up.”

“I am overly ambitious, because I realize it can be done.”

“I’m like most people.  We just concentrate on the present.  I live right where the film is going through the film projector and it hits the light.”

“There are tons of people who have made great music, great art, great whatever, but you don’t know about them until the people lift you to a certain height so that you could even be visible and get any kind of recognition.”

“Living your life 40 floors up, looking out every day on ocean and skies, you see the world from a different point of view.  It’s like living in a very interesting fishbowl, but since no one can see up here, it’s like a fishbowl with a limo tint.”

“Be appreciative… that’s what keeps me happy.”

“Life is a carousel.  It goes up and down.  All you gotta do is just stay on.”

“Yo, you don’t need nobody to represent you.  You represent you.  You represent the best version of who you could be.  You go out there and change the world.”

“Go inward, so that you can go onward and then upward.”

“I love making music, though.  I love playing.  I love what I do, I love my job.”

“I just do what I do.  It’s not something that should be revered as something that’s great.”

“I’m proud of everything that I’ve ever done.  Even my mistakes.  Because without the mistakes there are no lessons.  I’m appreciative of my journey, I really am.  I’m appreciative for all who contributed to make this path.  To get me to this place.  They’re all just as essential as any tiny little thought that I could have ever had.”

“I’m just very thankful.  And I say that a lot because that’s the most important message.”

“Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.  Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.”

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