If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it's not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others - it's the same with music.
If my mind's not trying to fix something or create something, I don't know what to do. It just throws me off.
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?'
I go out partying to figure out exactly who I'm making music for. You can't just guess.
When you're a corporation, you're going to stick with what works. That's why every McDonald's is the same.
Traveling in Europe made me understand that America has an island mentality: No one exists except us. There's a whole other world out there, but most Americans - all they know is America, the marketing plan.
Black Eyed Peas is a chameleon group.
It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.
I'm good at thinking outside the box, so much that you realise it's not a box to begin with.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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 the thing that I am really excited about, and having success means I can do more.
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