All Time Famous Tupac Shakur Quotes

Tupac Shakur Quotes

Tupac Shakur (1971-1996) was a highly influential American rapper, actor, and social activist. Born in New York City and raised in Baltimore, he emerged as a prominent figure in hip-hop during the early 1990s with socially conscious lyrics addressing systemic issues. Albums like “2Pacalypse Now” and “Me Against the World” showcased his powerful storytelling. Tupac also pursued acting, starring in films like “Juice” and “Poetic Justice.” His life was marked by controversies and a notable feud with The Notorious B.I.G. The East Coast-West Coast hip-hop rivalry of the 1990s intensified the media scrutiny surrounding him. Tragically, he was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996, and his murder remains unsolved. Despite his untimely death, Tupac’s legacy endures, solidifying him as one of the greatest and most influential rappers in history.

Tupac Shakur Quotes

1. “Trust me I never lose. Either I win or learn from it.”
— Tupac Shakur

2. “Be an individual, work hard, study, get your mind straight, and trust nobody.”
— Tupac Shakur

3. “Only God can judge me.”
— Tupac Shakur

4. “I’m not perfect. But I’ll always be real.”
— Tupac Shakur

5. “Real eyes, realize, real lies…”
— Tupac Shakur

6. “What doesn’t kill me just makes me stronger.”
— Tupac Shakur

7. “Don’t believe everything you hear: Real eyes, Realize, Real lies.”
— Tupac Shakur

8. “The realest people don’t have a lot of friends.”
— Tupac Shakur

9. “Follow the rules or follow the fools.”
— Tupac Shakur

10. “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.”
— Tupac Shakur

11. “It’s just me against the world.”
— Tupac Shakur

12. “Life’s a test, mistakes are lessons, but the gift of life is knowing that you have made a difference.”
— Tupac Shakur

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

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

15. “Forgive, but don’t forget.”
— Tupac Shakur

16. “They Have Money For War But Can’t Feed The Poor.”
— Tupac Shakur

17. “I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.”
— Tupac Shakur

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

19. “I’d rather die like a man, than live like a coward.”
— Tupac Shakur

20. “Stay in the game until the end of time.”
— Tupac Shakur

21. “Things change that’s the way it is.”
— Tupac Shakur

22. “Never surrender, it’s all about the faith that you got.”
— Tupac Shakur

23. “No matter how hard it gets, keep your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.”
— Tupac Shakur

24. “Play the game, never let the game play you.”
— Tupac Shakur

25. “If you don’t know me, don’t judge me.”
— Tupac Shakur

26. “Don’t look back unless it’s a good view.”
— Tupac Shakur

27. “The trick is to never lose hope!”
— Tupac Shakur

28. “If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day.”
— Tupac Shakur

29. “No one knows my Struggle, they only see the Trouble. Not knowing it’s hard to carry on when, No one loves you.”
— Tupac Shakur

30. “Long live the rose that grew from the concrete when no one else ever cared.”
— Tupac Shakur

31. “If you let a person talk long enough you’ll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once.”
— Tupac Shakur

32. “I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.”
— Tupac Shakur

33. “Why am I dying to live if I’m just living to die.”
— Tupac Shakur

34. “Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love, all that love I gave didn’t mean nothing when it came to fear.”
— Tupac Shakur

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

36. “Don’t leave this world without giving it your all.”
— Tupac Shakur

37. “You never stop loving someone. You just learn to live without them.”
— Tupac Shakur

38. “Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other.”
— Tupac Shakur

39. “Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?”
— Tupac Shakur

40. “Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place.”
— Tupac Shakur

41. “Study your lessons, don’t settle for less.”
— Tupac Shakur

42. “A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.”
— Tupac Shakur

43. “It’s time we stop worrying, and get angry you know? But not angry and pick up a gun, but angry and open our minds.”
— Tupac Shakur

44. “You gotta find a way to survive cause they win when your soul dies.”
— Tupac Shakur

45. “You gotta make a change. Its time for us as a people to start making some changes, lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so its on us, to do what we gotta do to survive.”
— Tupac Shakur

46. “My only fear of death is reincarnation.”
— Tupac Shakur

47. “Never surrender, it’s all about the faith you got: don’t ever stop, just push it ’till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fall.”
— Tupac Shakur

48. “I wake up in the morning and ask myself; is life worth living? Should I blast myself?”
— Tupac Shakur

49. “Only God Can Judge Me That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don’t see why everybody feel as though that they gotta tell me how to live my life.”
— Tupac Shakur

50. “My aim is to spread more smiles than tears.”
— Tupac Shakur

51. “If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographers are worth a million.”
— Tupac Shakur

52. “If you fall stand tall and come back for more.”
— Tupac Shakur

53. “I truly believe I’ve been blessed by God, and God walks with me.”
— Tupac Shakur

54. “Maybe in time you’ll understand only God can save us.”
— Tupac Shakur

55. “Death or success is what I quest, cause I’m fearless.”
— Tupac Shakur

56. “God will judge my heart, Man will judge my actions.”
— Tupac Shakur

57. “They claim that I’m violent just cuz I refuse to be silent.”
— Tupac Shakur

58. “You know it’s funny, when it rains it pours they got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor.”
— Tupac Shakur

59. “The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal.”
— Tupac Shakur

60. “I feel that what was done in the dark will come to light. There are secrets everybody’s gonna find out about.”
— Tupac Shakur

61. “Life give to you what you gave to it. So give your best.”
— Tupac Shakur

62. “Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots.”
— Tupac Shakur

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

64. “I’d love to go back to when we played as kids, but things change. And that’s the way it is.”
— Tupac Shakur

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

66. “I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle, I make mistakes but learn from every one, And when it’s said and done, I bet this brother be a better one, If I upset you don’t stress, Never forget, that God isn’t finished with me yet.”
— Tupac Shakur

67. “Tomorrow comes after the dark.”
— Tupac Shakur

68. “I don’t see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.”
— Tupac Shakur

69. “There’s no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated.”
— Tupac Shakur

70. “Instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.”
— Tupac Shakur

71. “I wonder if heaven got a ghetto?”
— Tupac Shakur

72. “Perspective. You start looking at things differently like everything’s not so important. You don’t take things so personally. Everyone changes, and becomes better people. We all should get that chance…”
— Tupac Shakur

73. “I have no fear, I have only ambition, and I want mine, And I will do anything to protect and feed my family.”
— Tupac Shakur

74. “When my Heart Can Beat No More I hope to die for a principal or a belief that I have lived for.”
— Tupac Shakur

75. “As wars come and go, my soldier stays eternal.”
— Tupac Shakur

76. “Why am I fighting to live, If I am just living to fight Why am I trying to see. When there aint nothing in sight Why am I trying to give, When no one gives me a try Why am I dying to live, If I am just living to die?”
— Tupac Shakur

77. “Cry later, but for now, let’s enjoy the laughter.”
— Tupac Shakur

78. “Measure a man by his actions fully from the beginning to the end. Don’t take a piece out of my life or a song out of my music and say this is what I’m about because you know better than that.”
— Tupac Shakur

79. “For quiet times disappear listen to the ocean.”
— Tupac Shakur

80. “The only thing that can kill me is death, that’s the only thing that can ever stop me, is death, and even then my music will live forever.”
— Tupac Shakur

81. “We ain’t meant to survive, cause it’s a setup, And even though you’re fed up, Huh, ya got to keep your head up.”
— Tupac Shakur

82. “I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection.”
— Tupac Shakur

83. “Before we find world peace, we gotta find peace in the war on the streets.”
— Tupac Shakur

84. “Fear is stronger than love.”
— Tupac Shakur

85. “I smoke blunt to take the pain out and if I wasn’t high I’d probably blow my brains out.”
— Tupac Shakur

86. “I put the pistol by my head, and say a prayer. I see visions of me dead, Lord are you there?”
— Tupac Shakur

87. “We live like caged beasts waiting for the day to let the rage free.”
— Tupac Shakur

88. “When an angel comes down and takes me away, memories of me and my songs will always stay until the end of time.”
— Tupac Shakur

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

90. “How can I be a man if there is no role model?”
— Tupac Shakur

91. “I’m not saying girls are perfect, because we all know that’s not true. But why be unfaithful to her if she was true to you.”
— Tupac Shakur

92. “Since I only got one life to ive, God forgive me for my sins, let me make it and i’ll never steal again, or deal again, my only friend is my misery. Wantin’ revenge for the agony they did to me.”
— Tupac Shakur

93. “Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.”
— Tupac Shakur

94. “You gotta keep ur head up even when the road is hard never give up.”
— Tupac Shakur

95. “Let the Lord judge the criminals.”
— Tupac Shakur

96. “I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That’s bad.”
— Tupac Shakur

97. “Of course I’m going to say “I’m a thug” that’s because I came from the GUTTER and I’m still HERE!”
— Tupac Shakur

98. “Life’s a wheel of fortune and it’s my chance to spin it.”
— Tupac Shakur

99. “No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed.”
— Tupac Shakur

100. “Hate to sound sleazy, but tease me, I don’t want it if it’s that easy.”
— Tupac Shakur

101. “Even the genius ask questions.”
— Tupac Shakur

102. “I’m a reflection of the community.”
— Tupac Shakur

103. “People die and people cry people want me dead.”
— Tupac Shakur

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

105. “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.”
— Tupac Shakur

106. “Dying on the inside, but outside you’re looking fearless.”
— Tupac Shakur

107. “I’m a sucker for love.”
— Tupac Shakur

108. “Just because you lost me as a friend doesn’t mean you gained me as an enemy. I’m bigger than that, I still wanna see you eat, just not at my table.”
— Tupac Shakur

109. “Make me wanna kill myself, but I see death around the corner.”
— Tupac Shakur

110. “The seed must grow regardless Of the fact that it’s planted in stone.”
— Tupac Shakur

111. “All the Hennessy and weed can’t hide, the pain i feel inside, its like I’m living just to die.”
— Tupac Shakur

112. “If you could walk a mile in my shoes you’d be crazy too.”
— Tupac Shakur

113. “A woman bought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.”
— Tupac Shakur

114. “To all the seeds that follow me protect your essence, Born with less, but you still precious.”
— Tupac Shakur

115. “Give me a paper and pen, so I can write about my life of sin. A couple of bottles of gin, in case I don’t get in.”
— Tupac Shakur

116. “Killing ain’t fair, but somebody gotta do it.”
— Tupac Shakur

117. “It’s hard to care when no one loves you.”
— Tupac Shakur

118. “Even thugs cry, but do the Lord care?”
— Tupac Shakur

119. “Don’t live to fight, fight to live.”
— Tupac Shakur

120. “I don’t know how to change the world but I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody gon clean it up.”
— Tupac Shakur

121. “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.”
— Tupac Shakur

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

123. “Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete proving nature’s laws wrong it learned 2 walk without having feet.”
— Tupac Shakur

124. “I’m tired of being a nice guy, I’ve been poor all my life, but don’t know quite why.”
— Tupac Shakur

125. “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.”
— Tupac Shakur

126. “Keep your head up, Legs closed, Eyes open.”
— Tupac Shakur

127. “I’m on my knees begging, please come and save me.”
— Tupac Shakur

128. “The ground is the symbol for the poor people; the poor people is gonna open up this whole world and swallow up the rich people. It’s gonna be like – there might be some cannibalism out this mother. They might eat the rich.”
— Tupac Shakur

129. “Role is something people play, model is something people make, both of those things are fake.”
— Tupac Shakur

130. “It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other.”
— Tupac Shakur

131. “I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other…”
— Tupac Shakur

132. “God come save the youth, Ain’t nothing else to do but have faith in you, Dear Lord I live the life of a Thug, hope you understand Forgive me for my mistakes, I gotta play my hand.”
— Tupac Shakur

133. “In a position to make a difference, politicians and hypocrites don’t wanna listen.”
— Tupac Shakur

134. “Imperfection is inherited, therefore we all sin, but fighting the war of sin is the greatest war of all because we all die in the end no matter how hard we fight.”
— Tupac Shakur

135. “It’s not like I idolize this one guy Machiavelli. I idolize that type of thinking where you do whatever’s gonna make you achieve your goal.”
— Tupac Shakur

136. “My mother taught me three things: respect, knowledge, search for knowledge. It’s an eternal journey.”
— Tupac Shakur

137. “Before I write I let my mind go blind and let the lord do his thing.”
— Tupac Shakur

138. “Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. I’m not the thief who grabs your purse. I’m not the guy who jacks your car. I’m not down with the people who steal and hurt others. I’m just a brother who fight back.”
— Tupac Shakur

139. “I’m responsible for what i did. I’m not responible for what every black male did. Yes! I call myself a THUG, because i grew up in the ghetto. And im still standing.”
— Tupac Shakur

140. “It don’t stop ’til the casket drop.”
— Tupac Shakur

141. “Sometimes I sit and look at life from a different angle.”
— Tupac Shakur

142. “How many caskets can we witness before we see it’s hard to live this life without God, so we must ask forgiveness.”
— Tupac Shakur

143. “If God wanted me to be quiet he would’ve never showed me what he does.”
— Tupac Shakur

144. “And did you ever stop to think that I’m old enough to go to war but I ain’t old enough to drink.”
— Tupac Shakur

145. “I have no patience for anybody who doubts me, none at all.”
— Tupac Shakur

146. “But tomorrow I see a change, a chance to build anew, built on Spirit, intent of heart, and ideas based on truth. Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong ideas of pride. I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.”
— Tupac Shakur

147. “Will I, succeed, paranoid from the weed and hocus pocus, try to focus but I can’t see.”
— Tupac Shakur

148. “You never know what’s going on in somebody’s mind. There’s a lot of pressure on someone growing up. You have to watch it.”
— Tupac Shakur

149. “I feel like Black Jesus got his hands on me and guides me through life to put me where I’m supposed to be.”
— Tupac Shakur

150. “Driving by my ambitions, desire higher positions, to see eternally and my mission, to be more than just a rap musician.”
— Tupac Shakur

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