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Pitbull Quotes

Armando Christian Pérez

Pitbull quotes: Mr. Worldwide’s wisest words.

“If you continue to work hard, let that be the fuel to your fire.”

“It’s not what you have in this life, or what you obtain; it’s what you leave behind.”

“Patience, passion, and perseverance equals success.”

Simplicity is the key to success.”

“There’s no success without failure and no winning without losing.”

“Don’t be afraid to lose.  Listen.  And always invest in yourself.”

“Life is to live it, not to let it live you.”

“I work hard.  But I play hard, too.”

“I don’t understand the word ‘lose,’ I only understand the word ‘learn.'”

“Just out here workin’ hard and doin’ what we do best: grind, hustle, and anything possible to create new opportunities.”

“I’m taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.”

“I was taught in kindergarten: sharing is caring.”

“Everything is humble and positive energy.”

“I’ve always had goals, always had visions, always had a plan, always been very strategic.”

“I feel like I’ve been fighting in music and creating new ways and new opportunities to make things work even when people thought it wouldn’t.”

“I’m sharp.  What the street taught me how to do is how to hustle.  How to make something out of nothing.”

“Show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.”

“Why do interns make the best CEOs?  Because they got the doughnuts and coffee, they cleaned the bathrooms.  They learned that building in and out.”

“Since I’ve been in this industry, it’s been a constant fight; ‘Oh, he’s white, he’s Cuban.  He’s tryin’ to do hip-hop and he’s too Spanish, he’s too English.’  You fight all these stereotypes through all these boundaries, and you find a way to tap-dance through all these different genres and cultures through music – that’s what Rebelution is.”

“I already had three strikes against me.  One, I have light skin.  Two, I’m from Miami, which wasn’t getting looked at at the time.  Three, I’m Cuban.  But now, I’ve made everything that stacked against me into a virtue.”

“I always wanna be able to fight, I always wanna be able to go left when they tell me to go right, not because I’m being hard-headed, it’s just me taking a creative stance.  I have no problem with constructive criticism, but, at the same time, I have a problem with doin’ the same thing that everybody’s doin’.  And that’s the way I’ve found to survive in the music game.”

“As long as they’re listening to the music and they’re talkin’ about it, one way or the other, that means I’m doing something right.”

Humor is everything.  Everything.  Usually the negatives turned out to be the most positive for me.  In the music industry, any other artist would have looked at the situation I was in and thought, ‘Oh man, this is not for me.’  I looked at it more like Darwin exploring the Galápagos Islands – survival of the fittest.”

“I’m definitely someone who enjoys life and wakes up with a ball of energy.”

“I’m so passionate about making good music.”

“Music to me is something I did as a hobby.”

“When I get in the studio, the idea is just to work and bang out as many as I can.”

“It’s all about music, because music is basically what’s been my avenue out of maybe being involved in things I shouldn’t be.”

“I started doing shows in places that I couldn’t pronounce, didn’t know existed, and I’ve seen people that didn’t speak English or Spanish rapping to every lyric and singing to every hook.  I said, ‘This is the type of music that I want to do.'”

“My whole thing is just being a part of good music.”

“Every time I reach a new audience, that means I’m doing something right.”

“I’m no longer an artist, I’m a business partner.”

“I’m just here to open up doors for all these other cats out here that are trying to do the same thing really.”

“I’m in the major league now.”

“You know, Steve Jobs came to the music industry and pitched them the idea and they kept shootin’ him down and shootin’ him down, and now he makes money off the whole music industry regardless.  Which is a minor part of his empire, cuz obviously it’s gadgets that make him all of his money.  But regardless, he has basically monopolized the music game.”

“I look at this game from a different perspective.”

“The only business I knew grew up was flipping: if I invested five dollars, I knew I could get back eight.  If I got back eight, it meant I could live off three, invest another five, get another eight, stack another three.  That’s what the music business is to me – flip after flip, a flip after a flip.”

“Look, Pitbull is a product.  Don’t get it f*cked up – I’m a businessman.  This industry is 90% business, 10% talent.  It’s the people who think they’re talented, that their sh*t don’t stink, who get left behind.”

“I am what they thought I’d never become, I believed and became it, now I’m here to claim it, I hustle anything, you name it.”

“Don’t just give me an advance.  I want a percentage.”

“This is the truth: I’m into sales.  I love deals.  I’m definitely a sucker for steals.”

“The thing with me and endorsements is it’s harder for me to get endorsements because of the simple fact that I want in.”

“My kids can’t eat awards.”

“I like to keep my money… at the end of the day.”

“Now look at the crowd.  We’ve got everybody here tonight: Black, White, Asian, Latinos – and guess what?  President Obama says we can all stay!  God Bless America!”

“With all the negativity going on in the world right now, people need an escape.  When you give them a hit record or a great record, it allows them to escape for at least three to four minutes.  They’re not thinking bills or economy or immigration or war when you create that kind of ambiance.”

“My owner is life and that’s what I fight for.”

“Reach for the stars, and if you don’t grab ’em, at least you fall on top of the world.  Think about it.”

“Every day above ground is a great day – remember that.”

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