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2Pac Quotes

Tupac Amaru Shakur Lyrics

2Pac quotes: words from the late legend, Mr. Makaveli.

“During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.”

“You know nothing can stop me but loss of breath and I’m still breathing so it’s still on.”

“This fast life soon shatters, ’cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter.”

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.”

“For every dark night, there’s a brighter day.”

“My mother had a really bad childhood, and my father had a bad childhood, and I had a bad childhood, but I love my childhood, even though it was bad, I love it. I feel like it’s taught me so much. And I feel like nothing can faze me, you know nothing in this world, nothing can surprise me, it might set me back, but only momentarily, only to spring back.”

“Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”

“They have money for war but can’t feed the poor.”

“I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.”

“I live in hell. I have no friends. I never sleep. I can never close my eyes. Can you imagine what it’s like to be who I am?”

“Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullsh*t.”

“A coward dies a thousand times. A soldier dies but once.”

“I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.”

“You gotta make a change. It’s time for us as a people to start making some changes, let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us, to do what we gotta do, to survive.”

“Don’t believe everything you hear. Real eyes, realize, real lies.”

“Everything in life is not all beautiful, not all fun. There is lots of killing and drugs. To me, a perfect album talks about the hard stuff and the fun and caring stuff.”

“When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.”

“It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.”

“Watch for phonies, keep your enemies close, watch your homies.”

“Hip-hop was supposed to be this new thing that had no boundaries and was so different to everyday music. As long as it has soul to it, hip-hop can live on.”

“If we’re all saying that rap is an art form then we gotta be more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everybody dying because of what you’re saying, it don’t matter that you didn’t make them die, it just matters that you didn’t save them.”

“Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride. I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.”

“We probably in hell already, our dumb asses not knowin’, everybody kissin’ ass to go to heaven ain’t goin’.”

“I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn for affection.”

“I’d rather die like a man, than live like a coward.”

“Do everything you can to make it around the system, over the system, or out the system.”

“If they take half the buildings that they use to praise God and give it to the motherf*ckers who need God we’d be aight.”

“In my death, people will understand what I was talking about.”

“One thing we all adore, something worth dying for, nothing but pain, stuck in this game, searchin’ for fortune and fame.”

“What people do for the struggle of power is madness.”

“I have no fear. I have no mothaf*ckin’ fear. I have only ambition. I want mine, and I will do anything to feed and protect my family.”

“I want to grow. I want to be better. You grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.”

“I hate the man in the mirror ’cause his reflection makes the pain turn realer.”

“I think being humble is sexy.”

“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months overanalyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f*ck on.”

“Stop killing each other; let’s smoke a blunt.”

“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”

“Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead.”

“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.”

“I don’t want to be a role model. I just want to be someone who says, ‘This is who I am, this is what I do, I say what’s on my mind.'”

“No matter what these people say about me, my music doesn’t glorify any image. My music is spiritual when you listen to it. It’s all about emotion, I tell my innermost, darkest secrets.”

“All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.”

“Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.”

“[On his childhood] I was the total opposite of what I am now. I was quiet, withdrawn, I read a lot, I wrote poetry.”

“A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.”

“I feel like role models today are not meant to be put on a pedestal. But more like angels with broken wings.”

“Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.”

“What I learned in jail is that I can’t change. I can’t live a different lifestyle. This is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made.”

“I’m going to show people my true intentions, and my true heart. I’m going to show them the man that my mother raised. I’m going to make them all proud.”

“There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.”

“It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave.”

“So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep ya head up… and handle it.”

“The realest people don’t have a lot of friends.”

“I’ll probably be punished for hard living.”

“Everybody against me. Why? Why me? I have not brought violence to you. I have not brought ‘thug life’ to America. I didn’t create ‘thug life.’ I diagnosed it.”

“And did you ever stop to think that I’m old enough to go to war but I ain’t old enough to drink?”

“I’m a reflection of the community.”

“Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.”

“Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can see and feel.”

“I’m not saying girls are perfect ’cause we all know that’s not true. But why be unfaithful to her if she was true to you?”

“Sometimes I sit and look at life from a different angle.”

“Just ’cause you live in the ghetto doesn’t mean you can’t grow.”

“I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m going to suffer from it. But in my mind, I believe what I’m doing is right. So I feel like I’m going to heaven.”

“Even warriors put their spears down on Sundays.”

“Should I just stop trying and give up? But then, that’s exactly what they’re waiting for me to do.”

“Don’t leave this world without giving it your all.”

“I would rather be stricken blind, than to live without expression of mind.”

“The world moves fast and it would rather pass by than to stop and see what makes you cry.”

“Always do your best, don’t let the pressure make you panic.”

“Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it.”

“I don’t see why everybody feel as though that they gotta tell me how to live my life.”

“I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle. I make mistakes but learn from everyone.”

“Every time I speak, I want the truth to come out. Every time I speak, I want a shiver.”

“My momma always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.'”

“I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.”

“The only time I have problems is when I sleep.”

“People die but legends live forever.”

“Only God can judge me.”

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