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Kendrick Lamar Quotes

Kendrick Lamar Advice

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“I look at where I’m at today and realize most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.”

“If I speak the good into existence, that instant my dreams will unlock, money flow like water, I’ll just wait at the dock.”

“Forgiving is easy.  Trusting again?  Not so much.”

“I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on.  I feel like I’m in my own bubble.”

“I was a black sheep, but now I’m just a goat.”

“I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.”

“We all get distracted.  The question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards?”

“Love is not just a verb.  It’s you looking in the mirror.”

“Since day one, since the first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do.”

“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.”

“I ain’t a drinker, I’m a thinker.  Call it what you want.”

“We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes.  But learning from them is key.”

“You can’t have people listen to you unless you come to their world and then bring them to yours.”

“Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people.  If they care, they’ll notice.  If they don’t, you know where they stand.”

“Every day I try to escape the realities of this world.”

“People gonna be they own individuals and have they own worlds and I can’t knock it.”

“I like to let things breathe.”

“Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.”

“Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do.”

“I can’t change the world until I change myself first.”

“Temptation is just the feeling that you’re the most independent person on planet earth.  That you know everything.  That’s something that we all go through as a kid.  Now, this lifestyle that I’m in, the same thing exists.  But it’s 10 times worse because everything is at my disposal.  When you’re in the limelight, you can get anything you want.”

“Don’t say one thing then do another.”

“I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.”

“Live your life, live it right.  Be different, do different things.”

“Whatever pressure I feel all comes from me, from within.  I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball.”

“I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes.”

“So the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because He’s testing your faith again.”

“The best way to describe myself would be… unpredictable.”

“Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust God.”

“Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you.”

“Ya’ll don’t want me to win.  I’m tryna follow dreams, you want me to follow trends.”

“Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing?”

“My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing we call hip-hop.”

“Look at me, I’m a loser, I’m a winner, I’m good, I’m bad.  I’m a sinner, I’m a killer.  What I’m doing, I’m saying that I’m human.”

“Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.”

“I’m a person of my own opinions, that’s how I was raised.  I speak what I feel.  A lot of people feel the same way but they’re scared to talk.  They’re really scared of the truth.  They only want half of the truth.  I’ve been living like that—forever in fear—but I know what to say and how to say it now.  I ain’t scared of myself.  Y’all may be scared; I’m not scared.”

“Don’t wait until it’s too late, you might not get another chance.”

“When you give up it means you never wanted it.”

“The opposite of love?  Vice.  Temptation.  The negative influences that we have.  The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things.  To me, it’s always a war between the two.”

“It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve.”

“Tupac, Biggie, Jay.  Your usual suspects.  These were the people that was played in my household.”

“I’d rather not live like there isn’t a God, then die and find out there really is.  Think about it.”

“It’s easy to forget who you are.”

“My moms always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’  I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.”

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.”

“Take advantage.  Do your best, don’t stress.  You was granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess.”

“We hurt people that love us; love people that hurt us.”

“From the moment I started writing raps, I was always aware of the pressure.  I always wanted to live up to how huge Snoop got, how huge Dre got, how huge Pac got.  I was always aware.”

“Just let me be me.  That’s the only way I know.”

“The hardest thing for—not only an artist but for anybody to do—is look themselves in the mirror and acknowledge, you know, their own flaws and fears and imperfections and put them out there in the open for people to relate to.”

“The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it.  It’s scary.”

“Talk about it.  Make ’em talk about it.  Life, to me, is currency.  Prosperity… I got it.”

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