Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best will.i.am Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
If my mind’s not trying to fix something or create something, I don’t know what to do. It just throws me off.
My mom’s discipline worked out perfectly. I wouldn’t change a thing.
It’s a rare combination to have someone who can write songs and sing well.
When someone is denying what they are, then that’s when things start to spiral down.
The computer allows me to execute my ideas at the speed I think them.
When the music industry started collapsing, the logical people understood that the only place to go for shelter was the underground. If the world on the surface is burning up, and you know people that have bunkers, go to the bunkers.
You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics.
America has to be not just an idea but a living, breathing thing.
I don’t follow waves or trends or emotions.
If you listen to the songs I write, they are the most ADHD songs ever. They have five hooks in one and it all happens in three minutes.
You can get your money and you put it in the bank, or you can put it in the youth. You can put it in our future.
If you would ask my mom what books I liked growing up, I liked Dr. Seuss.
Philanthropy is the thing that I am really excited about, and having success means I can do more.
If you live in a ghetto and really want not to just change your life and your family’s life but change your ghetto’s life, make your ghetto a good neighbourhood, learn science; try to be like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
Romantic love is painful.
We all rely on technology to communicate, to survive, to do our banking, to shop, to get informed, but none of us knows how to read and write the code.
Crime and violence are the easiest emotions to reenact.
I’ve got all this stuff in my head at the same time as I’m doing stuff and I don’t know how to stop or slow down.
I just like seeing kids inspired.
I don’t want to hope anymore. I don’t think we should hope anymore. We hoped enough. Now we have to do. We all have to do now.
Tom Jones is like igloo-cool.
Here’s the problem: Profiteers haunt America, and for everything we try to control, someone’s going to profit from it, more than you control it.
If you know how to freestyle, you will never have writer’s block.
When you’re a corporation, you’re going to stick with what works. That’s why every McDonald’s is the same.
I remember when I was 11, I told my mom, ‘One day I’m going to buy you a house.’ And she said, ‘Boy, don’t you be making promises you can’t keep.’ I was like: ‘No, Ma, it’s not a promise. I’m going to buy you a house one day.’
Now that Obama’s president, it changes inner-city youths. They can now not just dream to be Lil Waynes and 50 Cents, but they can now dream to be Obamas.
I can’t be quiet, as that’s when I notice the ringing in my ears.
Hip-hop is limiting itself and that also goes for editorially. Magazines and websites are the gatekeepers of what people think hip-hop is, but they actually end up limiting what hip-hop can be.
Music is my therapy and my straitjacket. Music keeps me sane and keeps my mind on something. It’s fragile up there.
I go out partying to figure out exactly who I’m making music for. You can’t just guess.
If you have a vaccine or an antidote that people can benefit from, you’re not going to want to keep it to yourself. You’re going to want to spread that wisdom or whatever to as many people as you can, so everybody can benefit from it.
Black Eyed Peas is a chameleon group.
You know, the Super Bowl is so fresh that every single commercial is even on, you know, some next-level entertainment.
If you live in a good neighborhood, you drive home and there’s a bank. There’s grocery stores and big houses – but no motels. What that tells you psychologically is you protect your money and buy good things for your family to eat in your nice big house.
I was born and raised in the ghetto, on welfare, two minutes from homeless.
There’s no chivalry in culture any more. Sometimes you meet someone who everyone says is polite and you’re like, ‘Wow,’ but then it’s like, ‘Hang on, isn’t everyone supposed to be polite?’
Most of these people who are celebrities now don’t do anything to deserve it, so by that fact alone, I don’t want to be one.
When you follow your heart, you’re never supposed to do things because of what you think people might say. You do it for the opposite reasons.
Philanthropy is my job.
Everything affects hip-hop. The question is, how does it affect the money that corporations are going to invest to put out different kinds of hip-hop?
I have ADHD. I’ll admit it.
I’m fascinated with quantum physics.
Code writers, they are my idols.
Most kids are not dreaming of being programmers, scientists or engineers.
I don’t dream to be like mega crazy rich.
‘Transformers’ inspired me as a kid.
When you think about the guys who started Twitter, and the Google guys, and the Facebook guys and the Napster guys, and the Microsoft guys, and the Dell guys and the Instagram guys, it’s all guys. The girls, they’re being left behind.
I’ve got Republican fans. Republicans like the Black Eyed Peas.
Why shouldn’t a child look to want to be a political figure, to change our nation, to lead us the right directions?
I will not start an initiative until I’ve spent my own money. Because if I spend my own money, people who want to get on board afterwards know that I am serious about it.
Hip-hop culture is probably one of the most powerful things to come out of America in a long time – everything from the music to the art to the dance to the language.
Politics are about preserving relationships at the end of the day, and it has nothing to do with the greater good for humanity. It’s just all about business.
I was born and raised in East Los Angeles by a single mom who had three biological kids and adopted four more. I never met my dad.
I don’t have political agendas. I have social agendas.
Electro is today’s disco – making electronic music not for the sake of selling it but for sharing it and touring around the world D.J.-ing.
There’s only one type of music and that’s good music, no matter what genre it is.
I don’t want to preach to people.
It’s dangerous to be a child star, but it’s dangerous to be a child in the ghetto, or to be a child at school being bullied.
There’s nothing wrong with white if it’s all right.
I have a pro tools rig that I carry in my backpack.
If Apple’s a technology company in the music industry, why can’t somebody in the music industry make technology?
I’ve been truly protected by my uncles.
It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.
I feel my personality is richer than my bank account. So if I meet a girl, maybe first she just likes me because I’m rich. But then she’s gonna get to know me and say, ‘Screw the money.’
We have no control over the outcome of anything. Like the planet and global warming, we don’t control that. If politicians want a war we don’t control that. Acts of terrorism, we can’t control them.
I rescue families who are losing their homes because they have no jobs and they can’t pay the mortgage and the banks are foreclosing on their homes.
If you really want change, you really want it to be inclusive, where everyone’s included, otherwise you’re just going to have more of the same in the future.
I like all the families in the U.K. But what I like about the idea of the royal family is… they seem like they’re well educated and there’s something admirable about them. And the Queen… she reminds me of my grandma.
You know, I do music. If you look under the hood of the industry I’m in, it’s all based on technology. From radio to phonographs to CDs, it’s all technology. Microphones, reel-to-reels, cameras, editing, chips, it’s all technology.
I’d like to see Apple and Dell factories be brought to the inner cities; in every project in America, there’s some factory there, and it’s abandoned, and I’d like to see those factories open and bring jobs to America.
The music industry isn’t converging toward dance music. Dance music is dance music. It’s been around since disco – and way before disco. But there’s different versions of dance music.
I don’t want to be on stage when I’m 57, talking about… ‘Let’s Get It Started.’
There’s an entry point to any relationship.
Disco is the first technology music. And what I mean is that ‘disco’ music is named after discs, because when technology grew to where they didn’t need a band in the clubs, the DJ played it on a disc.
There are five issues that make a fist of a hand that can knock America out cold. They’re lack of jobs, obesity, diabetes, homelessness, and lack of good education.