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" Beyond Greek mythology, history just didn't have a strong resonation with me. "
" I love Paul Simon... his lyrics. "
" I thought about doing '36 Chambers' on Broadway. "
" I always argue with a lot of people. They ask me for my top rappers, and he's always on my list. I mean, the GZA inspired me. "
" I'm not the first guy to make a record or to make hip-hop, but I did it differently. "
" I'm a director! I don't work with no amateurs! "
" Being black in America - especially as I was growing up - the feeling of oppression, the feeling of being outcast, the feeling of not having a voice was part of my life. "
" The influence of the Shaw Brothers films on my work has been profound. In addition to the richness of Asian culture, we at Wu-Tang were fascinated with the struggles between the oppressed Chinese villagers and the repressive Manchu authority and how it mirrored our own experiences growing up as black kids in America's inner cities. "
" The spaghetti Western genre is definitely one of favorites. "
" If I'm a cop, and every time I see a young black youth - whether I watch them on TV, movies, or just see them hanging out - and they're not looking properly dressed, properly refined, you know, carrying himself, conducting himself proper hours of the day - things that a man does - you're going to have a certain fear and stereotype of them. "
" When I first heard hip-hop, in 1976, there were maybe only 500 people that could do it. "
" Growing up in New York, there are a lot of tenement buildings and a lot of projects. You don't leave your projects too much. The laundry's there. The grocery store is there. Everything takes place right there. When I got knowledge of myself and thought about moving around the city, hip-hop was something that helped me. "
" I'm grateful for what I've accomplished. I'm grateful for anyone who thinks I accomplished something and says, 'Well he did this; he did that.' "
" We told you Wu-Tang was forever, and some people forgot that. It's not some fad. "
" An artist is made to entertain. That's their primary goal, to entertain you. But some artists record the moments of time. You wouldn't know what was happening in the '20s and '30s; you got to check the song or art. "
" Because I have so many brothers and sisters, I think I'm able to have a certain patience. "
" I tell my sons, I say, if you're going somewhere, you don't have to wear a hoodie - we live in New York, so a hoodie and all that is all good. But sometimes, you know, button up your shirt. Clean up. "
" Method Man is a rough, rugged street dude, but all the girls love him. "
" As a kid, I was naive. One thing I did have a dream of, though: I had a dream I would make a kung-fu movie. "
" I'd love to make 10 to 12 films in my life. That's a lot of films, but it's doable. "
" You come to my studio, it says 'No photography on premises.' I picked that up from Kanye. We don't need all that. In the old days in the Wu, we didn't allow anybody in the studio, not even women. We didn't start allowing women until five years after our debut. ODB used to get mad. "
" When you do something in music and see it happen again in the next generation, you know you're on the right wave length. "
" I keep all my work and files and kung-fu movies on my laptop because sometimes you travel, and the Internet is slow. "
" I was writing lyrics since I was nine years old, so by age 15, I was feeling pretty confident about my talent. "
" My wife and I go to movies every Wednesday. "
" In the past, when Jay-Z did 'Best of Both Worlds' with R. Kelly, I thought it was a great album, but the campaign went south because of personalities. "
" We think it's a blessing that we were able to bring our music to the world. That our music has not only inspired our communities but other communities. That's one of the greatest things an artist in any field could know: that you've touched the mind of another artist. "
" That movie 'Hellraiser 2' - to me, that was the most evilest display of evil I've ever seen. I watched that movie ten times because I couldn't believe that each character became more evil than the other. "
" Twenty percent of my records, you'll find a loop, like two or three loops per album out of 13 or 15 songs. I'd rather keep it like that. "
" I'm me, and the me that's me is me and is going to continue to be me, and it's always reaching and growing. "
" I would not have one turntable if my brother didn't buy the turntable. I was the dreamer; he was the doer. "