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DMX Quotes


DMX quotes: remembering the late rap legend.

“If you’re influencing people, I think you should consider life is too precious to have them chasing the wrong things. Don’t give them jewelry, give them jewels.”

“Trust people. Always trust everyone to be themselves. But trust in the fact you can see them well. It takes too much energy not to trust someone; you always have to stay two steps ahead of them. Trust people to be them.”

“Stay positive at all times. I gained a cult-like following because I inspired people to keep pushing, keep striving, keep hoping.”

“Anything that’s not positive, I don’t have the energy to focus on it. Anything that’s not going in the right direction I don’t have the time or the energy.”

“Hang on. No matter how hard it rains, withstand the pain.”

“Nothing we can’t handle, break it up and dismantle.”

“I’m not going to tell people everything is peaches and cream, because it’s not; I’m not going to tell them, ‘Go to school and do the right thing,’ because that’s not for everybody. I want to give them the fundamentals of life, and they can grow from there. I give them the keys to the sh*t.”

“I don’t need to have a goal in mind. I just need to have a purpose. And I don’t even know that purpose because God has given me that purpose since before I was in the womb, so I’m going to fulfill that purpose, whether I want to or not, whether I know it or not because the story has already been written. If you appreciate the good, then you have to accept the bad.”

“I was always a winner, but just didn’t know it.”

“You don’t come to terms with something before you do it. It’s only after you’ve done it that you realize, you know, maybe that wasn’t the best thing to do. Sometimes you gotta fall down to know the feeling to get up.”

“It’s the tough things that we go through, hard things we go through, that get us to that point where we’re better and stronger than we’ve ever been.”

“Right, wrong, good, bad, heaven, hell. I think that is the theme of my life. I think you have to know both in order to honestly choose one. So, I’m familiar with both sides of the fence.”

“The truth doesn’t change. That’s the thing about the truth. That’s the thing about real. It doesn’t change and it doesn’t have to change. Now you can put it in a different book, but it’s still real. It’s still the truth.”

“Do the right thing ’cause after the tears come the cheers.”

“You have to have humility. You have to be able to humble yourself and know what you got, know where it came from.”

“Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you from; someone will remind you.”

“I learned that I had to deal with the things that hurt me. I didn’t really have anybody to talk to in the hood; nobody wants to hear that. Talking about your problems is viewed as a sign of weakness when actually it’s one of the bravest things you can do. One of the bravest things you can do is put it on the table, chop it up, and just let it out.”

“It’s a waste of energy to think about what somebody else is doing and how they doing it. I’ma just do what I do.”

“When you happy, you get locked in sleep. You get sleepy happy. I always wanna be on point. I always wanna be aware.”

“The minute you get too big to mop a floor or wipe a counter, that’s the exact minute you have life f*cked up.”

“I am highly favored by God, I experience great victories, supernatural turnarounds, and miraculous breakthroughs in the midst of great impossibilities.”

“In my heart, I mean well. But if you help me to grow, then what I have in my heart will begin to show.”

“The curse turned to grace when the hurt turned to faith.”

“I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.”

“We each have a star, all you have to do is find it. Once you do, everyone sees it, you won’t be blinded. They’ll say that you’re bright and that you have a future, but when you turn your back, the same cats will shoot you.”

“I look at both sides of the fence and look at what you do, when you do, when you talk, and see what you really meant.”

“You gave us power in our words, so I think before I speak, and that way when I speak, they know I’m here to teach.”

“Do dirt, get dirt. So, I treat people with the same respect that I want. I don’t walk around big-headed. I’m not a superstar. I’m a man like you’re a man. We’re all people. It’s a mutual respect. I’m not going to disrespect you, don’t disrespect me. I say what’s up, I’m easygoing, but if you violate, sh*t happens.”

“My mother taught me that it doesn’t matter what people say about you. It’s not going to hurt you, it’s not going to help you, so why the f*ck you gonna worry about it?… and I don’t have time to be mad.”

“Don’t believe everything you hear. Don’t believe everything you read. And only believe half of what you see. Don’t have an assumption of who I am until you’ve met me. That’s like seeing a person taking a piss on the side of the road. He might be a fireman who just saved someone’s life. You can’t just look at that one instance and determine who that man is.”

“I been the same dude my whole life. I can reach people the average person can’t reach because I’m as grounded as I am.”

“I’ma shine regardless, my steps have already been ordained. My steps have already been written, the Lord has already written my steps out so no one can do anything to stop it.”

“With the Lord behind us, there ain’t nothing we can’t do.”

“A lot of people, we want a miracle, we want a huge blessing. People will forget that a miracle will only happen on the platform of a tragedy.”

“You never know how God is going to do what he’s going to do, but you should know that he’s going to do something. If everything is already going well, what more could you get out of the situation? You’re already blessed, what could the miracle be?”

“Take it for what it’s worth. My birth was a blessing. Sent to live and die on Earth; it’s a blessing.”

“It’s a ride, baby. A real ride.”

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