"When you first start doing comedy, and your friends come to check you out, they're just happy to see you. Now, that third time, they're like 'OK this motherfucker ain't funny.' You gotta make sure you're funny."
"Most of the joy just comes from making sure that people come back and say 'Thank you so much.' The 'thank yous' are good enough for me. ... The 'thank yous' are everything, because I'm happy you're in a better space. That actually means I helped you today."
"Two of my uncles were in the military, my grandfather was a Cambridge Police Officer, so we had a lot of structure growing up. You throw that in with my Haitian pops and it was like, "You better have a direction in life - what's your purpose? Are you just gonna sit here and be on the streets, or are you gonna have a family, a house and try to do better than the person that came before you?" That was pretty much the hustle growing up"
"You are exposed to different things depending on what school you learn from and who you're learning from. Some people hit really, really, really hard. They wail on people, whether it's practice, it doesn't matter. When you really get hit like that for the first time, then you understand 'OK, I'm really getting hit here.' There are some things you can't fake. That's why 'real or fake' doesn't really factor into it for me."
"I kind of put myself out there, and got into situations that made me a little bit uncomfortable, because that's really how you grow."
"It's so hard to relax. I think I've always been ... motivated out of guilt. I don't know where that guilt is coming from, but I've have it. I'm just like, 'I'm not good enough! I don't deserve this! I have to work harder!' When we go on vacation, it's a working vacation."
"Don't hit me up, asking me all these questions about design if you're not going to hire me. I'm not our teacher. I'm not your tutor. I really should be charging you a consulting fee."
JON: "…. So that's where I come in. I provide the service of recommendation. Look, I'm a foodie, I've tried this food personally. Order from me. If you don't like what you get, I'll fully refund you."
ANDRES: "My angle is to potentially get acquired. But that being said, you have to really work hard and grind for it.”
"Everybody is wired differently. If you're an entrepreneur, you're wired as an entrepreneur. You want to live your life doing what it is you want to do. You want to be dominating something."
"It's never about how many eyes are on something, for me. Like, yeah, would I love to get to a point like that? Sure. But I want people to interact with me, and I want them to ask me questions or I want it to elicit a response. For them to go somewhere or do something."
"There's definitely also a time for criticism, when you should be soliciting it, and not a time when you should just be creating. If you give something to someone too early in the creative process - whatever you're creating, whether it's beat or a story or whatever - it's not your're best work. You should feel like it's good and solid before you give it to someone, so they can help you take it to another level."
"Don't expect somebody to give you a handout. With whatever it is you're aspiring to ... Nothing comes easy, and you need to make those sacrifices. If you're not making sacrifices, then you're not working hard enough. I had to learn that, and that's why I try to share this with other people, out of love and respect."