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Justin Timberlake Quotes

Justin Timberlake Performing

Justin Timberlake quotes: hear from the guy who can do it all: sing, dance, act, golf, be good-looking, etc.

“Everybody has their own path.  It’s laid out for you.  It’s just up to you to walk it.”

“I would never do anything just for spite.”

“I was very shy as a kid but when I found out I could perform and have people’s attention, everything changed for me.  My mom likes to joke that until I was eight or nine I only knew what my sneakers looked like because I constantly walked around with my head down.  But all of a sudden the stage made sense and that’s what brought me out of my shell and a monster was created.”

“True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of us can be heard.”

“I’m a perfectionist.  I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.”

“The teachers that we actually learn more from are the ones that taught us life lessons more than trigonometry.  And they have such a huge responsibility and they’re underappreciated and underpaid.  So that’s my opinion of teachers.”

“The grey area, the place between black and white?  That’s the place where life happens.”

“Every time you do a project, you learn something new.”

“Listen, I’m not cool.  Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady.  So no.  Don’t be cool.  Be passionate.  Be dedicated.  Be tenacious.  Be uncompromising.  Be pissed.  Be happy.  Be sad.”

“You cannot make a difference unless you’re different.”

“I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do.  I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off.  The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes off easy.”

“Talent doesn’t always equal success.”

“I enjoy creating.  And if you can do it in a cool way, do it.  You can’t worry about disappointing people or what their expectations might be.”

“Your critics do not count.  Their words will fade.  You won’t.”

“I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment.  It’s on to the next.”

“I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing.  I feel very blessed.”

“Performing on stage is all about reacting in a grand way.  You’re playing an arena of seventeen or eighteen thousand people and it’s your job to make sure the person at the back feels as cool as the person all the way in the front.  Being on stage is a bit of a facade.  You get to walk out there and be the coolest version of yourself that you could possibly have imagined and then you come off stage and you’re just like everyone else.”

“Practice your craft and make it the best it can possibly be.”

“Sexy, to me, is the way you carry what you have.  I have a big nose, but I rock it.”

“I don’t feel guilty about success.  You can’t feel guilty about aspiring to be good at something.”

“The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.”

“Just writing and being in the studio was like therapy for me.”

“I think music will always be a big part of my life.  I can’t go five minutes without singing, sometimes unconsciously.  And people stare at me, and I’m wondering why they’re staring, and then I’m realizing that I’m belting out a tune.”

“If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right thing to do.”

“This isn’t about the money.  This is just for me.  I love music.”

“You can say things a million times, but if you can’t sing it, then it really isn’t much of a song.”

“I was raised in a very humble environment, and I was always taught to be humble to the things that are happening in my life because they’re blessings.  They’re blessings in every way.  Whether you’re able to help someone get through a tough time in their life through your music or through comedy, or whatever it is, you’re just a channel.”

“I grew up in Tennessee where you either play football or you don’t do anything at all.  So I was a bit of loner, being interested in music.”

“You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.”

“Live now.  Make now always the most precious time.  Now will never come again.”

“I’m a mutt as far as music is concerned, because I listen to everything.”

“I think the first half of my 20s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve.  A lot of men do this.  I’m looking around now and I’m like, ‘Where am I running?'”

“Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.”

“The way I grew up, I was always taught that it’s uncouth to talk about money, and that’s not what should inspire you.”

“If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before – so I’ll do something different, even if it’s within the same medium.”

“I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing.  I feel very blessed.”

“My step-dad is probably the greatest man I’ve ever known.  The best advice I’ve ever been given was when he told me to enjoy my life because one day I’m not going to be as agile as I am now.”

“I have really great, great parents and they were very supportive of me.”

“I can give you my personal opinion: love the music, hate the business.  It’s a screwball business, and there are a lot of players who will straight-up lie to you.”

“My idol when I was growing up was Michael Jordan the basketball player… because of his work ethic, rather than his talent, and because of what he went through to be as good as he was.”

Cory Johnson: CEO of a business he has yet to launch. As seen on your mom’s phone. Scaled to 7-figures in seven seconds selling a course on selling courses. Kidding. Watch this.