Top 50 Rza Quotes

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I will say, for Wu-Tang, money wasn't the motivation, i

I will say, for Wu-Tang, money wasn’t the motivation, it was artistic domination.
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So I was about 19 when I got my first SP-1200, and on that SP-1200, I made ‘Bring The Pain’ and a few other classic Wu joints.
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Art – the beautiful thing about art, from my standpoint, is that it has no discrimination.
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Parenting is something that I got early, because when you grow up without a father being there, and you see a single mother struggle to feed the kids, you do not want to put your own blood through that.
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I have a special style of frying tofu that even the most carnivorous meat-and-potatoes eaters enjoy.
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When you prepare for something, it’s like jumping into cold water, but you’re prepared. You jump in. And you start swimming, or if you don’t swim, you drown.
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‘Rainy Dayz’ and ‘Glaciers of Ice,’ those two songs – I mean, I just love those songs.
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I thought about doing ’36 Chambers’ on Broadway.
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A wise man has to always listen to the peers he surrounds around himself. That’s why you surround yourself with other smart people. Captain Kirk keep Mr. Spock right beside him.
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I’d love to make 10 to 12 films in my life. That’s a lot of films, but it’s doable.
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One of my illest villains was the Butcher from ‘Gangs of New York,’ Daniel Day-Lewis.
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I stopped with the red meat, let go of turkey and chicken, and then I held onto fish. When we finished ‘Wu-Tang Forever,’ I felt like I evolved and completely dived into veganism.
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If you take ‘Nothin’ But a G Thang’ by Dr Dre, that could also be an R&B record. ‘Bonita Applebum’ by A Tribe Called Quest could even be a jazz record. ‘Bring Da Ruckus,’ you gotta call it hip-hop.
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Because I have so many brothers and sisters, I think I’m able to have a certain patience.
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If you keep eating McDonald’s, you gonna get sick. You need a real home-cooked meal. And I knew that that would be healthier. And that’s what Wu-Tang was: It was a home-cooked meal of hip-hop. Of the real people.
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The whole first 100 Wu-Tang songs was made on an ASR-10.
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The director can be a dictator, but it’s not wise to be. You have to choose the days to be a dictator and the days to deal with diplomacy and democracy. Every great leader should know that, even a dictator. Tyrants get overthrown.
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Of course black lives matter. All lives matter. I stopped eating meat because their lives matter to me. I don’t think it’s necessary for us to grow a cow to kill it.
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I love Paul Simon… his lyrics.
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While a lot of hip-hop was inspired by jazz or James Brown samples and was made to be played live in the clubs, I made hip-hop that was made for MCs to eat the mic up. It was an aggressive form of hip-hop. It was made just for hip-hop. It’s not made to sing or dance to, though you can if you want.
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I wrote a big animation scene for ‘Iron Fists,’ but we couldn’t afford all that.
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The black community has for a long time been a part of the Hollywood community, and of course we would love to have a more proportionate ratio of films that tell our stories.
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My wife and I go to movies every Wednesday.
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I’ve helped save so many families with my music and inspire so many people.
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The ‘Godfather I’ and ‘II,’ those were real straight movies in my life. At the same time, so is ‘Five Deadly Venoms,’ if we go into kung-fu movies.
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When you do something in music and see it happen again in the next generation, you know you’re on the right wave length.
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I’m focused on creating art and whichever outlet it can get out in.
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Directing is such a high. It’s the hardest job ever, but I really love doing it.
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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.’
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The way you have to think in chess is good for everyday thinking, really, especially for brothers in the urban community who never take that second look, never take that second thought.
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I didn’t discover how music and film could work together until Jim Jarmusch had me do ‘Ghost Dog.’
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I actually have eyes that irritate easily, so I wear th

I actually have eyes that irritate easily, so I wear the glasses to keep stuff out of my eyes. If you see me in shades indoors, you might be like, ‘RZA is wearing shades inside. What the hell is going on?’ I’m protecting my eyes, and I’m looking cool.
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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.
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When I first heard hip-hop, in 1976, there were maybe only 500 people that could do it.
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I always had this imagination about making colorful movies. I use to walk to school and daydream about it.
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I’m a director! I don’t work with no amateurs!
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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.
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When Def Jam wanted to sign Method Man, they wanted to sign Method Man and Old Dirty. And Old Dirty wanted to be on Def Jam – everybody, that was like the dream label. But if I had Old Dirty and Method Man on Def Jam, that’s two key pieces going in the same direction, whereas there’s other labels that needed to be infiltrated.
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