Tyler the Creator quotes
Quotes by and about Tyler the Creator
(Continued from his main entry on the site.)
Tyler: "I just want everyone to be awesome. ... To be cool in their own way."
Tyler: "Never be around [negative] people. ... [They're just like that] because their life didn't pan out the way they wanted. I can wake up and say, 'What do I want to do? I'm going to make a t-shirt with flames on it. [And] oooh, I want a matching go-kart.'"
Tyler: "It's [all about] how you carry yourself. If you carry yourself with ... leadership qualities, like 'I don't need to listen to anyone, I'm going to do this I believe in' some people are going to be like, 'Oh! I'm just going to [follow along].'"
Tyler: "I worked at Fed-Ex for about two and a half weeks. That was the worst place ever. I have nightmares about it. Just being in there - I had this shift that was from ... 11pm to 6am - and just being in there - all you do is push boxes. ... I'm just in there, and it's just these people that's OK with pushing the box - like, their spirit - they don't even want to become the manager of that place. Like, they don't even want to move - they're just OK with pushing a box, and I'm like - I couldn't do it! So I remember I went to the manager or the shift dude or whatever and I was like, 'Hey, I been here for about two weeks and four days. The checks are cool, but this is not for me.' And he said: 'I know. You're not supposed to be here.' And I quit."
Tyler: "It's hilarious [to tease people] just to watch [their] reactions. I do it in a way where people don't be too offended, but it's still funny. It's just fucking with people; sometimes making people uncomfortable is good. 'Nigga, loosen up.'"
Tyler: "I like making people happy."
Tyler: "I'm just in an awesome mood all the time."
Tyler: "I want to take Justin Bieber for a month and just lock him up in a cage where we sit and make music. He's one of the most successful people in the world, but his music could be so much tighter."
Rolling Stone: "Instead of regarding his unpredictable rise as an extremely rare stroke of luck, he believes it's proof that anyone can achieve their dreams if they're persistent enough."
Rolling Stone: "Despite all the controversy, Tyler says he wants to be a positive influence. 'I want kids to look at me as inspiration the way I looked at niggas,' he says. 'Like, Eminem's third verse on 'Sing For The Moment' and Pharrell's whole 'You Can Do It Too' song. Dude, if it wasn't for those songs talking to me, I feel like I wouldn't have none of this shit. I was the kid that was dumb enough to actually believe it.'"
Pharrell Williams: "He's a shining example of believing in yourself and being loyal to creativity and all that it can give you."