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Timbaland Quotes

Timothy Zachary Mosley

Timbaland quotes: the music mogul’s best quotes.

“You have to live life. You have to prep yourself. You’ve got to prep for the right moment and for the right time. Timing is everything. You can’t just put out, just to be putting out.”

“I’ve never been wanting to put out. My goals are my goals.”

“I don’t repeat myself and I don’t look back because everything is hard work and the only way forward is to continue to be creative.”

“I’ve learned you gotta stay true to who you are. Don’t let that throw you off your game because there’s always gonna be the next man on the block, the next person on the block. You can’t run things and be the guy that everyone goes to; there’s always a new sound. And what happens is when everybody go to you, you thinking you the only one and that’s what got in my head.”

“Find someone that inspires you when you don’t feel inspired.”

“The key is believing in your own ideas and finding collaborators that can help those ideas breathe.”

“I don’t know if you teach somebody how to capture inspiration. You have to watch and get inspired. I believe my energy is going to make a person who’s watching me be inspired.”

“I’m weird, I do crazy things, it’s not like the average norm.”

“I never had any plans to become a producer when I was a kid. I wanted to be a DJ, like most other kids at the time. Then my mom bought me a Casio keyboard and I started to sample sounds that I liked.”

“My style is to take something unexpected and make it into a hit. That’s what I do.”

“It’s a gift from God. My brain opens up into different tunnels and places to find that sound.”

“Never think you’re bigger than the music and never take your gift for granted.”

“I consider myself a composer.”

“I have ideas whirring around my head all the time.”

“I’m focused. The labels done ate off the fat of the land. I see there is this whole big land that ain’t been touched, and I gotta grab all the tomatoes.”

“Good production is like a beautiful marriage. It makes a happy home.”

“I’m definitely a risk-taker with my music.”

“An artist doesn’t make you bigger than life—being that person that can break artists can make you bigger than life.”

“I make artists and get the profit.”

“What is the thing the world most needs everyday? It’s music. The sound of music always put a joy in my heart. I know music is the key to what’s going on in this darkness.”

“You’ve got to focus on the light. Don’t focus on the dark. When you focus on the dark, everything goes dark.”

“God gave me the gift of music and that’s how God speaks to me. Through music, through sound.”

“I want to learn how to speak on my creativity, because I really speak through my music.”

“I love social media, I’ve never felt so connected with my fans.”

“I’m a grown man. I ain’t got time for all that ‘you say, she say.’ I don’t have beef with nobody.”

“I try to be as normal as I can.”

“Health is wealth.”

“Your health is more important than everything else.”

“I work out all the time. I love it.”

Greatness can never be over because you can lay it down for a minute.”

“Every job has its bad points. I just want what’s best for my kids in their life. Whatever their heart desires, that’s what they should do. I don’t want to encourage the music business because I want it to come naturally. I want to see, what’s their gift?”

“I been through some junk. It ain’t all been peaches and cream.”

“I felt like I wasn’t committed, I was riding off ego. It was really about me neglecting my gift. As a producer and a soundmaker, I had to find out what God had in store for me.”

“All I can tell you is that there was a light.”

“I had to get whipped, because I didn’t appreciate anything.”

“I saw life—I saw where I would be if I don’t change, and where I could be if I did.”

“It’s where I’m going to be tomorrow, meaning like I feel like I’m building an empire. Like I figured life out in a different way. You know, as men, we sit down like we figured it out. Some people figured it out more than others. Some people figured it out at 27. It so happened I figured it out now.”

“God has me under construction, which I’m still under. I don’t feel like I’m complete. I don’t want to ever feel like I’m complete, ’cause my mind would probably get idle. God needed me to be clear so I could see what is needed, not what I want.”

“This was the path chosen for me. God was rebuilding my character.”

“Right now, I feel like what I can do with my legacy is to give back. Which means finding the youth of today.”

“In my ‘MasterClass,’ students will walk away with the essentials to bring their beats to life, giving them the confidence to find collaborators that believe in their vision as much as they do.”

“I’m the type of person who tries to save the world.”

“Right now, I’m at a peaceful level, I’m happy with myself and changing myself every day.”

“I’ve never felt better. I’m doing stuff I never knew I could do.”

“Your time will come.”

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