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I'm a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well!
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And all you other cats throwin' shots at Jigga, | You only get half a bar: fuck y'all niggaz.
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I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man!
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I like Jay Z, Journey, and Kings of Leon.
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The best thing Jay-Z ever taught me was patience.
RITA ORA
I'm cool with Jay-Z. Jay-Z is genuinely my friend.
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I'm a fan of Jay-Z, I'mma always be a fan of Jay-Z.
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The Fort Minor record is all about getting back to basics in Hip-Hop, both sonically and for me pers...
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Telling the truth and making someone cry is just as bad as telling a lie and making someone smile!
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I have been a fan of Versace for so long, watching people like Biggie, Puff, Jay-Z.
FRENCH MONTANA
I like to open for a band as it brings on sort of a challenge and it makes things more interesting. ...
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I'd like to collaborate with Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige.
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Remember when Jay-Z wore a Che Guevara T-shirt? Nobody knew who Che was. Then Jay-Z wears it, and it...
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There's Jay-Z, who morphs a certain street hustler's cool and indifference into CEO extravag...
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[Jay-Z, 29, is accused of attacking Lance] Un ... more than once in the back with a knife.
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The movies that influenced me were movies that told their stories through pictures more than words.
SAM MENDES
Speaking out against rap music is useless, and it's futile. The reality is there's criticism...
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Jay-Z and L.A. Reid are really backing me up right now,
CHRISTINA MILIAN
She was intimidating and all I could do was sit back on the couch as she paced back and forth, slowl...
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Jay Z and President Bush have a lot in common, that same brash confidence.
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Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Big L, Tupac. That was, like, my top five, generally.
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Brandy is one of my favorite vocalists. Jay-Z is my favorite emcee outside of Biggie.
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Jay-Z ain't a manager; he owns a management company. He been through this; he been through the g...
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I didn't tell him that I'd put his awful stories in boxes and stacked them on a shelf at the back of...
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Life keeps throwing me stones.
And I keep finding the diamonds...
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(All the grief she had suffered over her lifetime had moulded her face into a mask of eternal sadnes...
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Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat differ...
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We are essentially in the business of telling stories. We would like to think that most of our stori...
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Jay-Z is like a rap-savant, he doesn't have to write the rhymes down, he can create complex raps...
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Jay-Z called me onstage during my song that I produced for 'Watch the Throne?' That was surr...
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Between the theme parks and the movies, the Disney iconography was probably the first set of archety...
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I want hard stories, I demand them from myself. Hard stories are worth the difficulty. It seems to m...
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People think because I've got some success, I've made it, but in my eyes it's like, '...
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You're full of contradictions, Ms. Wallace."
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Empathy is the new measurement of everything. It doesn't matter what religion you have, what God you...
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I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done in movie-making, and also the ...
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My favorite artists are Kanye West, Jay Z, the Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Destiny's Child.
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To get the adrenaline pumping between events - or to help me switch off, Jay Z, the Roots and Drake ...
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I began observing, making paintings of my surroundings, taking a vow of silence, listening, composin...
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They [Fairy Tales] are talking about real emotions, telling true stories, through the medium of meta...
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You going to call me arrogant for believing in myself? Come on! It's a competitive sport. Rappin...
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Jay Z wasn't great when 2pac and Biggie was alive.
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What's important is that people realize that I can't be put into a box musically. I've s...
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I was, like, in a rap gang. I loved rap, and it was all around me.
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Love: the impossible combination of being IN the deep end and being OFF the deep end.
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No rapper in the world from Jay-Z to Tupac to Biggie has 100 percent love on everything they do.
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For me, 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing...
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That's the way I feel, at least: like there's a real me and a reflection of me, and I have no way of...
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I admire James Franco. I admire somebody like Jack Nicholson. Anyone who just does movies for the sa...
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I don't like people telling me what to do, or trying to MAKE me write songs.
DAVE DAVIES
I've sort of always been obsessed with telling stories and making things up.
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The stories of wine lords who trade wine on intimidation or food critics who trade free meals for re...
JOE BASTIANICH
This is me telling the truth. It just so happens to be a very explosive truth.
COREY CLARK
Obviously, Jay-Z is one of the greatest entertainers of the world today. Not only is he a remarkable...
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A lot of films made me love the movies, everything from Hitchcock to Godard. But the ones that reall...
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For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing - stocks, financial speculation, real ...
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Rock and roll is one of the great American art forms, just like jazz, blues, and bluegrass. We love ...
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He has a way of telling stories, one of the best I've ever heard.
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Making movies is just like betting on horses at the racetrack.
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Making movies is just like betting on horses at the racetrack.
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Never give up on you. In order to make a difference you would have to somehow be different.
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Sometimes, I'll be walking down the street, and people will be like, 'You're the guy from the antler...
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I was telling Jay I wasn't sure he was good enough for the Big Ten.
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Driving your car through deep pools of flood water is a great way of making your car unreliable. Sma...
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Only God can judge me so I'm gone, either love me or leave me alone.
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As we wave our goodbyes,
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I must say, I've been in the studio with Jay Z, dog... I thought the freestyle thing was a myth....
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Literature is love. I think it went like this: drawings in the cave, sounds in the cave, songs in th...
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I had a best friend once 20 years down the line a friendship that you just do not get now, i regarde...
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We told him to listen to Jay-Z and Mike Jones, ... I mean, he already liked Usher and Alicia Keys.
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Jay-Z is a hero, Sam Walton is a hero - these are not exactly communitarian champions. These are - i...
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I now possess the tools as a producer and a songwriter to really just go out and make smashes all da...
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I just try to keep making good records, try to write songs the best way I can and take my job seriou...
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Kevin Smith is a very challenging conversationalist and Jay has many great stories.
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As far as rap, I was more of a Mobb Deep guy rather than a Tribe guy.
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It has always been my dream to take my turn at the most respected concert hall in the world. As enor...
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I guess I was just always one of those guys who asked those fundamental questions: 'Who am I? Wh...
RICHARD LINKLATER
For me, writing stories is one way of feeling connected to the universe and God.
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We have a kind of pact. If anything ever bothers us, we don't hold it in for one second. From the fi...
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Even the brightest magnesium flare can do little against such dark except blind the eyes of the one ...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Because the enormous narcissism of their parents deprived Will and Tom of suitable role models, both...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
...life's big. If you can't fix it, give it a spin.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
If our nation wants to reduce global warming, air pollution and energy instability, we should invest...
MARK Z. JACOBSON
Every dollar spent on nuclear is one less dollar spent on clean renewable energy and one more dollar...
MARK Z. JACOBSON
Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder ...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
SIGMUND Z. ENGEL
My father loved antique shops and shows, and quite a bit of my childhood involved outings to dim, du...
GAIL Z. MARTIN
The most important thing is to enjoy yourself and have a good time.
C. Z. GUEST
If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have ta...
P. Z. PEARCE
The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man's special secret of living.
J. Z. YOUNG
The greatest of love letters are always coded for the one and not the many.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
The ruminations are mine,

let

the world

be yours.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Some people reflect light, some deflect it, you by some miracle, seem to collect it.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
...and there you have it, another body on the floor surrounded by things that don't mean much to any...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
What miracle is this? This giant tree.
It stands ten thousand feet high
But doesn't reach ...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
His reserve of disdain appears endless. He could no sooner shut it off than a vampire could forgo hi...
R. Z. SHEPPARD
An able practitioner of glitz lit.
R. Z. SHEPPARD
Let the night come. We are not afraid.
POPPY Z. BRITE
The last dying days of summer, fall coming on fast. A cold night, the first of the season, a change ...
POPPY Z. BRITE
Youth always tries to fill the void, an old man learns to live with it.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Of course there always will be darkness but I realize now something inhabits it. Historical or not. ...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
And I can't think of a reason I'd ever use a pseudonym, as I wouldn't want to publish so...
POPPY Z. BRITE
You could power America with renewables from a technical and economic standpoint. The biggest obstac...
MARK Z. JACOBSON
Absolutely nothing visible to the eye provides a reason for or even evidence of those terrifying shi...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
I'm a big believer in big books, and that doesn't necessarily mean long books.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.
POPPY Z. BRITE
When the great white silence comes and fills the boughs of the trees with a thickening, glistening b...
J. Z. KNIGHT
At the heart of any terror is the fear of losing what we find meaningful.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Getting to share the stories in my head with other people and have them enjoy those stories, and hav...
GAIL Z. MARTIN
The 370-year-old antique shop Trifles and Folly is the heart of 'Deadly Curiosities,' my new...
GAIL Z. MARTIN
I always send new writers to 'Writer's Digest Books' line-up of how-to books. I read the...
GAIL Z. MARTIN
I grew up around old stuff that was not necessarily valuable, but certainly unusual.
GAIL Z. MARTIN
I call myself, 'The Estee Lauder of the garden world.' I'm my own little conglomerate.
C. Z. GUEST
All the girls today want to be famous, but they haven't earned their spurs.
C. Z. GUEST
No one ever really gets used to nightmares.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
I am not a fool. I am wise. I will run from my fear, I will outdistance my fear, then I will hide fr...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Sublime is something you choke on after a shot of tequila.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
For some reason, you will no longer be the person you believed you once were. You'll detect slow and...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
This is not for you.
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
You shall be my roots and
I will be your shade,
though the sun burns my leaves.

MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
Little solace comes
to those who grieve
when thoughts keep drifting
as walls keep shi...
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
My childhood may have been more demented than most, because I learned to read very early and was all...
POPPY Z. BRITE
All weakness tends to corrupt, and impotence corrupts absolutely.
EDGAR Z. FREIDENBERG
[Ken] Kesey practices what has come to be known as gonzo journalism. The reporter, often intoxicated...
R. Z. SHEPPARD