Whether you’re having a bad day at work or just need something to get you through the week, here are 121 best Ice Cube quotes that will motivate you to keep going and keep on pushing forward.

No one can deny that Ice Cube is one of the best rappers and songwriters out there, but he’s also known for being a great actor.

121 Best Ice Cube Quotes for When You Need Some Inspiration

He’s starred in tons of movies over the years.

Ice Cube is not afraid to speak his mind on just about any topic in life.

To this day, Ice Cube says that he still faces a great deal of prejudice and bigotry because of the color of his skin, despite being one of the most successful figures in music today.

Whether he’s talking about relationships, work, music, or life in general, Ice Cube always gives an honest opinion and makes sure you understand what he’s saying.

This list of best Ice Cube quotes will inspire you to make the most out of your life and not worry about anything else that might be going on around you at the moment!

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Best Ice Cube Quotes

Short Ice Cube Quotes

Just wakin’ up in the morning gotta thank God. —Ice Cube

Just wakin’ up in the morning gotta thank god. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

I don’t want to get rich and die trying. —Ice Cube

I don’t want to get rich and die trying. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

I think, to me, reality is better than being fake. —Ice Cube

I think, to me, reality is better than being fake. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

I can’t believe, today was a good day. —Ice Cube

I can’t believe, today was a good day. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

There’s never really been a real hood Christmas movie. —Ice Cube

There’s never really been a real hood Christmas movie. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

Hollywood is obsessed with police stories. —Ice Cube

Hollywood is obsessed with police stories. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

Speak a little truth and people lose they minds. —Ice Cube

Speak a little truth and people lose they minds. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

You can do it, put your back into it. —Ice Cube

You can do it, put your back into it. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

The worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing. —Ice Cube

The worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

Anything that got to do with a pig, I ain’t eatin’. —Ice Cube

Anything that got to do with a pig, I ain’t eatin’. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

Drink some coffee, put some gangsta rap on, and handle it. —Ice Cube

Drink some coffee, put some gangsta rap on, and handle it. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

Stop expecting people to support your dreams. It’s yours. —Ice Cube

Stop expecting people to support your dreams. It’s yours. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

Sometimes when you want to laugh, reality steps in. —Ice Cube

 Sometimes when you want to laugh, reality steps in. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

I’ve done movies for certain reasons. —Ice Cube

I've done movies for certain reasons. —Ice Cube, 121 Best Ice Cube Quotes for When You Need Some Inspiration

I always want to read the script before I totally commit. —Ice Cube

I always want to read the script before I totally commit. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

When you’re talking to lions, you can’t meow like a pussycat. —Ice Cube

When you’re talking to lions, you can’t meow like a pussycat. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

Ice Cube is the piece of me that I give away to the public. —Ice Cube

Ice Cube is the piece of me that I give away to the public. —Best Ice Cube Quotes

Best Ice Cube Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

I love any time you can enlighten people to mistakes, that’s how I started my career. —Ice Cube

I love any time you can enlighten people to mistakes, that’s how I started my career. —Ice Cube, 121 Best Ice Cube Quotes for When You Need Some Inspiration

When you have a good movie, it’s hard to categorize it. It’s everything. It makes you laugh, makes you cry and makes you think. —Ice Cube

I’m just an entertainer, man. I don’t like to pigeonhole myself to anything. I love to do it all. —Ice Cube

You can do anything in the world if you say ‘Hey man, don’t blame me, the devil made me do it.’ —Ice Cube

Usually people who attack the rap are people who aren’t even fans. —Ice Cube

Usually people who attack the rap are people who aren't even fans. —Ice Cube

There’s things people say in the barbershop they won’t even say in their own living room, because it’s just one of those zones where nobody’s going to judge you too much about your dumb opinion. —Ice Cube

Don’t worry about being a star, worry about doing good work, and all that will come to you. —Ice Cube

I never get tired of ‘It Was A Good Day’ references or jokes or anything like that. It’s just, you know, keeping my biggest hit alive. Nothing wrong with that. —Ice Cube

You don’t wanna mess up what you’ve done. It’s like Jordan coming back: You’re scared to mess up the legacy. —Ice Cube

Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide. —Ice Cube

I’m not sure if music got a future. We have all these electronic ways to download and steal music and get music, but there’s no money in makin’ music. —Ice Cube

There’s a lot of potential that goes unused in places like South Central L.A., a lot of brilliant, smart people who just don’t have that chance to show it. —Ice Cube

Doing it your own way, not having to go exactly by the book to be successful. —Ice Cube

Doing it your own way, not having to go exactly by the book to be successful. —Ice Cube

Best Ice Cube Quotes for a Bad Day

I know I ain’t too old. I always think of my fans about 10 years older and 10 years younger than me. —Ice Cube

I know I ain't too old. I always think of my fans about 10 years older and 10 years younger than me. —Ice Cube

My gaming time done got so short that my skills ain’t where they need to be to be online. —Ice Cube

I have a really beautiful life right now, so there is no reason to be hostile. I’m a husband, a father and a man who tries to do the right thing in life and in my work. —Ice Cube

Once you figure out what your own thing is it’s all about trying to develop shows, programs that can, I guess, enhance what you already have and what you can add to Hollywood. —Ice Cube

Rap is just somebody getting something off his chest. That’s all it is. —Ice Cube

Rap is always evolving. It’s easy for the old school to hate the new school, but it’s music that got a little stifled I think, by the Internet a little bit. —Ice Cube

To me, it’s my job not to laugh, no matter what’s said. By the time we shoot, I’m ready for all that’s coming. I probably do most of my breaking in rehearsals, when I know that I can. —Ice Cube

To me, in a perfect world, you have the flavor and the magic of movies like 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys. —Ice Cube

Sometimes when you’re relegated to your neighborhood, you forget that there’s more important things than your neighborhood going on out in the world. —Ice Cube

I been all around the world and I haven’t found a city that I’d rather be from or rather come back to than Los Angeles. —Ice Cube

I wake up at 5:30, 6 in the morning, but don’t head into the office right away. I like to hang out with my wife, talk about things, get some coffee, you know. —Ice Cube

The moral is that a career can be gone in an instant. And all you have in this world are the people you love. —Ice Cube

I’ve never really taken myself too serious. That’s everybody else, listening to the music or whatever. I’ve always said what I’ve felt, said what I thought was right, but I’ve always had a comedic bone. —Ice Cube

Best Ice Cube Quotes To Get You Through Life

Do not turn into just cookie-cutter producer, cookie-cutter this, but a producer that people say wow, when they do something it’s great or just unique or whatever. —Ice Cube

The best thing I’ve done with my money is buy a house for my family. You wake up to a house you love and you feel like somebody. —Ice Cube

People associate clothes with actual behavior… It’s not the clothes. It’s always the people. —Ice Cube

I believe our society has fallen into a pyramid system where there are people relegated to the bottom of that pyramid and there are people that feel like they’re entitled to the top of that pyramid. —Ice Cube

I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing. —Ice Cube

I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing. —Ice Cube, 121 Best Ice Cube Quotes for When You Need Some Inspiration

Everybody who comes from the gangster life – they want what that man in the suburbs wants. Nice family. Nice house. Nice cars. Bills paid. Kids in school. Food on the table. Nothing more. —Ice Cube

I don’t get nothing but love. In every ghetto all over the world. Nothing but love. They respect that I came outta there and I’m doing it the right way. You can’t do nothing but respect that. —Ice Cube

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall with a joint, drinking some eight-ball. —Ice Cube

If you love what you do, and you believe in your talent, there’s nothing better than breaking through. There’s no better feeling than breaking through. —Ice Cube

Stop buy things you don’t need. To impress people you don’t like with money you don’t have. —Ice Cube

I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing. —Ice Cube

I do what I do. You like it, great. You don’t, go listen to somebody else. I’m stickin’ with the people who stuck with me. —Ice Cube

Don’t get a movie confused with real life. I’m a well-rounded human being like everyone else. —Ice Cube

I think reading is important in any form. I think a person who’s trying to learn to like reading should start off reading about a topic they are interested in, or a person they are interested in. —Ice Cube

I’m a good counter comedian. I can just work it off with looks, or have something crazy to say back. That works for me. —Ice Cube

For me, rappers and dancers are poets and artists and often times the most interesting performances are given by them. —Ice Cube

I did ‘Are We There Yet?’ because I wanted to do a movie for my fans’ kids. Black kids don’t really see movies on this budget for them, starring them. And there’s so many white kids that love that movie. —Ice Cube

Ice Cube Quotes: The Best of the Best

They’re teenagers, man. They’re really stupid, so you should blend right in. —Ice Cube

 They’re teenagers, man. They’re really stupid, so you should blend right in. —Ice Cube, 121 Best Ice Cube Quotes for When You Need Some Inspiration

If you born in the mud, you gonna be dirty, and people don’t understand that. —Ice Cube

A lot of people have a misconception of what the ghetto is all about. You know, it’s only a small percentage of the people that are bad. Everybody else is good. —Ice Cube

No matter what part of the country you come from, you can always come together to make ground-breaking hip-hop. —Ice Cube

Creating is really what I like to do. The best thing in the world is to have an idea in the back of your head and then to make that idea into a movie and have people all over the world enjoy it. —Ice Cube

The hardest period for a writer is the period in-between writing. That’s when you can go crazy if you don’t allow the creative juices to flow. —Ice Cube

If you don’t wanna shake that hood mentality! How the f*** we suppose to change our reality? —Ice Cube

If you really think back to the culture or just black America before rap music took off, New York could have been Paris. —Ice Cube

Music has done a lot to enhance the emotions of sports. It’s played in arenas. Whenever there is footage cut together they’re always using music. And it goes together, you know. —Ice Cube

You wanna be remembered for making an impact and changing things. I guess for the good or for the bad, it don’t matter. But I guess you just wanna be remembered when it’s all said and done. —Ice Cube

Most of the problems that we have are brought on by the government and not by music. Music is a mirror of what we’re going through, not the cause of what we’re going through. —Ice Cube

Nothing wrong with being from the hood, but I’d rather my kids be visitors than residents. —Ice Cube

Inspiring Quotes from Ice Cube

I always say the movie came out good if they want another one. That always tells me that people really liked the movie. —Ice Cube

You better check yourself before you wreck yourself. —Ice Cube

You better check yourself before you wreck yourself. —Ice Cube, 121 Best Ice Cube Quotes for When You Need Some Inspiration

‘Boyz-n-the-Hood’ was actually supposed to be written for Eazy’s group. He had a group out in New York called Home Boys Only, HBO … So when I wrote it, it was too West Coast for them. —Ice Cube

I’m always the “less is more” guy when it comes to a scene. So I’ma be the one who will keep it grounded. Even if I let it go off and go crazy, I’m still the voice of keeping things grounded in reality. —Ice Cube

I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat. —Ice Cube

If you think about stuff that happened when you were young, it stays with you forever. —Ice Cube

I go light on breakfast. Sometimes it’s a yogurt, but a lot of times its leftovers from one of my wife’s dinners. —Ice Cube

My thing is, I know kids cuss, they do their thing, but I tell my kids, ‘Don’t do it in earshot of any adults, or you’re in trouble.’ —Ice Cube

What I wanted people to recognize is that racism is in all of us, in layers. Some in more layers than others. It’s not just the Klan guy and the black-fist guy, and it’s about peeling away those layers. —Ice Cube

I’ve been fighting my whole career to show a different side and prove naysayers – not prove them wrong, because I don’t think you should get your energy from negative people. —Ice Cube

Smokey [to Craig]: I know you don’t smoke weed, I know this; but I’m gonna get you high today, ’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got shit to do. —Ice Cube

I’m not sure if music got a future. We have all these electronic ways to download and steal music and get music, but there’s no money in makin’ music. —Ice Cube

A lot of people have a misconception of what the ghetto is all about. You know, it’s only a small percentage of the people that are bad. Everybody else is good. —Ice Cube

Best Ice Cube Quotes to Live By

There’s nothing wrong in starting off in a box, but you got to have a plan to come out that box. —Ice Cube

There’s nothing wrong in starting off in a box, but you got to have a plan to come out that box. —Ice Cube, 121 Best Ice Cube Quotes for When You Need Some Inspiration

I’m not trying to turn into Eddie Murphy, and just do kids movies the rest of my career. I’m going to still do a wide variety of movies, as well as do hardcore rap. —Ice Cube

Early in my career, people wanted to hear music about protest, about trying to change things. —Ice Cube

With comedies, I like to be a producer, because comedies can get corny and go off track real fast. —Ice Cube

You gotta learn that you ain’t gonna react to everything, just let clowns do what clowns do and watch the show. —Ice Cube

I am only 33, I’ve got a lot to do. This is the first half of my career. I’m looking forward to the future and I’m proud about the past. —Ice Cube

South Central is just who I am. Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don’t wanna move out. —Ice Cube

The thing is with hip-hop, it has its waves and the waves crash against the beach and the new waves come in. So to stay relevant you have to roll with that. —Ice Cube

Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren’t about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that. —Ice Cube

Sometimes you got to start somewhere. And it’s cool, as long as where you start is not where you plan on finishing. —Ice Cube

We’re in this entertainment business really to give the audience what they want. —Ice Cube

A lot of movies will deliver on the promotion but when you go see them, everything you laughed at was in the trailer. —Ice Cube

People wanted to have fun more than they wanted to learn from their music, and that’s where the shift started to happen. —Ice Cube

When I was six, God was a white man with a big beard riding on a white cloud. That’s the image television pumps. —Ice Cube

Anytime there’s racism somewhere in sports, we should get it out of there because sports is a place where everything’s supposed to be fair. —Ice Cube

I’m not trying to turn into Eddie Murphy, and just do kids movies the rest of my career. I’m going to still do a wide variety of movies, as well as do hardcore rap. —Ice Cube

I know kids cuss…I tell my kids, ‘Don’t do it in earshot of any adults, or you’re in trouble.’ —Ice Cube

Gangsta to us didn’t have anything to do with Al Capone and stuff like that. It’s just about living your life the way you want to live it. And you’re not going to let nothing stop you. —Ice Cube

Best Ice Cube Quotes You’d Love to Tweet

Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide. —Ice Cube Click To Tweet I still enjoy doing music. I’m not going to stop doing it, and doing it the way that I feel it should be done. —Ice Cube Click To Tweet Keep doin’ what you’re doin’, fall in love with what you’re creating, and everything else will fall into place. —Ice Cube Click To Tweet It’s always great when you’re able to give fans what they expect and even a little more. —Ice Cube Click To Tweet I grew up in the seventies and disco was big. That influenced me the most. —Ice Cube Click To Tweet
I grew up in the seventies and disco was big. That influenced me the most. —Ice Cube
Create your own path, hone your talent, be ready to show your talent, and don’t doubt yourself. —Ice Cube Click To Tweet I was ready to get out of the box and play something a little different than what everybody has seen. —Ice Cube Click To Tweet

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FAQs

Who is Ice Cube?

Ice Cube, born O’Shea Jackson, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer.

Why did Ice Cube use the alias O’Shea Jackson?

He wanted to honor his stepfather, O’Shea Jackson Sr., and keep his birth name in the family.

What is Ice Cube’s net worth?

His net worth is estimated at $160 million dollars as of 2020.

Where was Ice Cube born?

He was born on June 15, 1969 in Los Angeles, California.

Who were some of Ice Cubes’ favorite artists when he was a kid?

Ice Cube loved Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Temptations.

Is it true that Ice Cube never graduated from high school?

No, not exactly. Although he didn’t complete all four years of high school, Ice Cube eventually went back and completed his diploma through an adult education program at night.

Did any celebrities support him when he started rapping?

Ice Cube became friends with both Dr. Dre and Eazy-E early on in their careers because they both shared the same passion for hip hop music.

How old is Ice Cube now?

As of 2022, Ice Cube is 53 years old.

When did Ice Cube form his first rap group?

Ice Cube formed his first rap group in 1986. It was called C.I.A.

What kind of guitar does Ice Cube play?

Ice Cube is primarily a guitarist and bassist who has been seen playing Fender Stratocasters, Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson SGs, Gibson ESs and Guild Starfire III electric guitars.

What are some of the best albums by Ice Cube?

His solo albums include AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990), Death Certificate (1991), The Predator (1992), Lethal Injection (1993) and War & Peace (1998), Laugh Now, Cry Later (2006), and Everythang’s Corrupt (2012).

What happened after the breakup of NWA?

Ice Cube decided to pursue a solo career and released his debut album, AmeriKKka’s Most Wanted, which sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed these 121 best ice cube quotes!

Thanks for reading and let me know what your favorite quote is here!

I’m sure there are a lot of great ones out there that I missed, so feel free to add more to this list.

Just be mindful that it’s not just about coming up with clever sayings, but they should also have some meaning behind them.

Visit Ice Cube’s website to know more about him.

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