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Eminem Quotes

Marshall Mathers Quotes

Eminem quotes: here are my favorite “Slim Shady” sayings for business inspiration.

“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow.  Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.”

“Trust is hard to come by.  That’s why my circle is small and tight.  I’m kind of funny about making new friends.”

“Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert’s Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.”

“I’m very much a creature of habit.”

“Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.”

“Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned.  They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.”

“You’re not going to say anything about me that I’m not going to say about myself.  There’s so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this.  So I’m going to say it before they can.  It’s the best policy for me.”

“I started learning how to not be so angry about things, learning how to count my f*cking blessings instead.  By doing that, I’ve become a happier person, instead of all this self-loathing I was doing for a while.”

“I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I’m not ashamed of anything.”

“I say what I want to say and do what I want to do.  There’s no in between.  People will either love you for it or hate you for it.”

“I didn’t have nothing going for me – school, home – until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.”

“Don’t do drugs, have unprotected sex, or be violent.  Leave that to me.”

“Honestly, I’d love to be remembered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic, but if I’m doing my part to lessen some racial tension, I feel good about what I’m doing.”

“I’ve accomplished enough with the music that I haven’t had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.”

“Certainly I’m not going to sit on the internet all day and read what Sam from Iowa is saying about me.  But I’m a sponge.  I’ve always been a sponge.”

“If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.”

“Nobody likes to fail.  I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn’t much.  But the things that I’m really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I’m not successful, what do I have?”

“A lot of my rhymes are just to get chuckles out of people.  Anybody with half a brain is going to be able to tell when I’m joking and when I’m serious.”

“Throughout my career, I fed off the fuel of people not being able to understand me.”

“Hip-hop saved my life, man.  It’s the only thing I’ve ever been even decent at.  I don’t know how to do anything else.”

“Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.”

“People can try to reinvent themselves.  I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up until now.”

“You’ve got enemies?  Good, that means you actually stood up for something.”

“The moment I used my adversity to my advantage, my career exploded.”

“You know, not to sound corny or nothing, but I felt like a fighter coming up, man.  I felt like, you know, I’m being attacked for this reason or that reason, and I gotta fight my way through this.”

“It feels good to have your work respected again.”

“I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.”

“I do say things that I think will shock people.  But I don’t do things to shock people.  I’m not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don’t know how long I’m going to be on this planet.  So while I’m here, I might as well make the most of it.”

“I have a bit of OCD, I think.  I’m not walking around flipping light switches.  But when I say I’m going to do something, I have to do it.”

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