I wanna be selective... very selective. Right now, hip-hop's very boring to me. It's no excitement.— Timbaland
The most instructive Timbaland quotes that are new and everybody is talking about
I been through some junk. It ain't all been peaches and cream.
The same people who smile in my face would be the same ones to talk behind my back.
My style is to take something unexpected and make it into a hit. That's what I do.
I don't have beef with nobody.
I'm weird, I do crazy things, it's not like the average norm.
I've always tried different stuff in the studio.
I use rakes, spoons, cans... I'm a surround-sound type of guy.
Good production is like a beautiful marriage. It makes a happy home.
I listen to a lot of alternative types of music: I listen to a lot of Chinese music, I listen to a lot of Asian music. It might surprise you, but I listen to a lot of Arabic music. And I don't care - music is music.
I'm making music the way I would have done before modern equipment and music recording.
I know somebody in every culture.
I don't think about other people. If I did, I'd wanna compete. But I don't think like that, because I'm above everybody.
I try to be as normal as I can.
It hurts when people put you down.
I work out all the time. I love it.
I do music for the fans. I want to lift fans up.
Everyone wants to work with the big new producer or the hot new singer.
The key is to find them before they're hot.
People do not respect music anymore... They go by what's hot... If you're hot, you deserve 4 or 5 Grammys... Madonna is a genius and she only has 2 or 3 Grammys... What is that about?
Greatness can never be over because you can lay it down for a minute.
An artist don't make you bigger than life - being that person that can break artists can make you bigger than life.
I'm trying to do something real different;
I'm trying to bring the street to real pop. I'm trying to bring the street to pop. Not watering it down, no nothing.
I look at Lil Wayne as being from my generation.
Don't get in my personal life.
I have ideas whirring around my head all the time.
I never had any plans to become a producer when I was a kid.
I wanted to be a DJ, like most other kids at the time. Then my mum bought me a Casio keyboard and I started to sample sounds that I liked.
I'm definitely a risk-taker with my music.
I don't know nothing about no jungle and bass.
You don't question where the music comes from, because it all comes from God.
It's probably hard to be married to me. It's not easy.
I listen to a lot of 80s stuff, like Owner of a Lonely Heart, by the group Yes.
And Mr. Misters Broken Wings.