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Tupac Quotes

Tupac Amaru Shakur, prominently, known by the stage name 2pac and briefly as Makaveli. He was an American rapper, an actor as well as a social activist. During his time, he was such a successful hip-hop legend, with most of his lyrics filled with controversies. Always talking about life in the ghetto, and also using his lyrics to attack most of his gangsta enemies.

He lived a violent life which led to him being shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1996. Despite the controversies surrounding his life and death, he will always be remembered, for his inspirational and motivating lyrics. The documentary explained 2pac.

2pac Quotes & Sayings
Ain’t a woman alive that can take my momma’s place

As a renowned gangster, Tupac was entangled, in several disputes with rival gangs. 2pac’s music and his dogmatic and assertive personality often became the reasons for these disputes. During his prime, he was often at the centre of several controversies. His life was filled, with stark contradictions that eventually led to tragic consequences.

After all these years, Tupac’s fans remain faithful to his music and legacy. The Rolling Stones published an article on the 20th anniversary of his death to commemorate how Tupac changed the world with his music.

No other hip-hop artist comes close to Tupac Shakur’s music. His music was deep, acclaimed for standing up to several issues such as violence, racism, and social injustice. 2pac is deep, loved by his fans due to his unwavering determination to vocalize his advocacy for the poor.

I believe he is not dead and waiting for the day that he returns. Believing that he will return, we Wpb Suggest have gathered his best Tupac Quotes to share and educate that he was right what he said in his astonishing, lyrics about society.

Tupac Quotes About Life

  • “My life was lived through falling rain, so call on me if there be a pain.”


  • “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.”


  • “If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day.”


  • “We millionaire’s Killing ain’t fair but somebody got to do it.”
Tupac Quotes About Life
I’d rather die like a man than live my life as a coward
  • “Any friends that turn into an enemy has been hating since day one.”


  • “Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.”


  • “Ain’t a woman alive that can take my momma’s place.”


  • “Only God can judge me.”


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


  • “I speak my mind that’s what we loved for.”


  • “I strive to be better. I grow. You grow. We all grow. We were created to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.”


  • “I’d rather die like a man than live my life as a coward.”


  • I am society’s child. This is how they made me and now I’m sayin’ what’s on my mind and they don’t want that. This is what you made me, America.”


  • “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 Thug Quotes
I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed any crimes that weren’t honourable
  • “There’s no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated.”


  • ” I ain’t a killer but don’t push me, revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting pu**y.”


  • “Some of us kill, but still, most of us can change.”


  • “We were young and we were dumb, but we had a heart.”

Tupac Quotes About Love

  • “Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever 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?”


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


  • “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.”
Tupac Quotes About Love
Sometimes I sit and look at life from a different angle
  • “Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure. And if you fall, stand tall and come back for more.”


  • “If God wanted me to be quiet he would’ve never shown me what he does.”


  • “Don’t live to fight, fight to live.”


  • “Remember to keep yourself alive, there is nothing more important than that.”


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


  • “The most real people don’t have a lot of friends.”


  • “I shed tears with my baby sister, over the years We were poorer than the other little kids And even though we had different daddies, the same drama When things went wrong we’d blame Mama I reminisce on the stress I caused, it was hell Huggin’ on my mama from a jail cell And who’d think in elementary, hey I’d see the penitentiary one day? And running from the police, that’s right Mama catches me, put a whoopin’ to my backside And even as a crack fiend, mama You always was a black queen, Mama I finally understand For a woman it ain’t easy trying to raise a man You always was committed A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how you did it There’s no way I can pay you back, but the plan Is to show you that I understand; you are appreciated.”


  • “There’s a whole bunch of black people out here, shooting and burning cars, talking about revolution. You better send some motherf**kers out here!”
Tupac Sayings Image
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
  • “She needs to work in a liquor store as much as she is drinking.”


  • “I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn’t commit.”


  • “Here on Earth, tell me what’s a black life worth. A bottle of juice is no excuse, the truth hurts. And even when you take the shit. Move counties get a lawyer you can shake the shit. Ask Rodney [King], LaTasha [Harlins], and many more it’s been going on for years, there’s plenty more. When they ask me, when will the violence cease?. When your troops stop shootin n****s down in the street.”


  • “I’m reporting from the streets. I’m educating and keeping it real.”

Tupac Quotes On Money

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


  • “Sometimes people need to step outside of who they are to realize who they could really be.”


  • “You’ll never see me in any more movies where I’m not directly involved with the soundtrack. I looked up power in the dictionary and I’m down with that one.”


  • “If we really are saying rap is an art form, then we got to be true to it and be more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everybody dying because of what you saying, it doesn’t matter that you didn’t make them die, it just matters that you didn’t save them.”
Tupac Quotes On Money
I’m reporting from the streets. I’m educating and keeping it real
  • “Before we find world peace, we gotta find peace and end the war in the streets.”


  • “Many dreams are what we had and plenty wishes.”


  • “They got me trapped, can barely walk the city streets without a cop harassing me, searching me, then askin’ my identity. Hands up, throw me up against the wall, didn’t do a thing at all.”


  • “People tend 2 chokes that which they do not understand.”


  • “What of a love unspoken? Is it weaker without a name? Does this love deserve 2 exist without a title?”


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


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


  • “We asked ten years ago, we were askin’ with the panthers. We were askin’ with them, the civil rights movement. We were askin’ those people that asked are all dead or in jail. So now what do you think we’re gonna do ask?”
Tupac Quotes Image
Don’t live to fight, fight to live
  • “You need to have respect for me, I was almost your father, but the line was too f**king long!”


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


  • “We must not hate those who have done wrong to us, for as soon as we begin to hate them we become just like them.”


  • “S**t, y’all want us to put down our glocks and our rocks but y’all ain’t ready to give us no motherf****n’ dollars.”

Tupac Quotes

  • “They ordered the extermination of all minds, they couldn’t control.”


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


  • “I am not a gangster.”


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


  • “Unconditional love. Talking bout the stuff that doesn’t wear off, it doesn’t fade. It’ll last for all these crazy days, these crazy nights. Whether you are wrong or right, I still love you, still feel you, still there for you. No matter what, you will always be in my heart with unconditional love.”
Tupac Quotes
Trust me I never lose. Either I win or learn from it
  • “You know they got me trapped in this prison of seclusion Happiness, living on the streets is a delusion Even a smooth criminal one day must get caught. Shot up or shot down with the bullet that he bought. Nine-millimeter kickin’ thinkin’ about what the streets do to me. Cause they never talk peace in the black community.”


  • “You’re right. I am crazy. And you know what else? I don’t give a f**k.”


  • “We got a big platform, man. Use that sh*t to make a change.”


  • “And since we all came from a woman, got our name from a woman and our game from a woman, I wonder why we take from our women, why we rape our women, do we hate our women?”


  • “There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.”
Hail Tupac Quotes
Only God can judge me.
  • “Where a positive heart is all u need to rising Beyond and succeed.”


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


  • “Lord knows I, tried, been a witness to a homicide. Seen drive-by’s takin’ lives, little kids die to wonder why as I walk by Broken-hearted as I glance at the chalk line, gettin’ high. This ain’t the life for me, I wanna change But ain’t no future right for me, I’m stuck in the game I’m trapped inside a maze.”


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

Tupac Quotes About Relationships

  • “More pasta and I’m gonna start doing like 300 pushups a day, starting January. I really want to push for the next generations of actors, people, rappers entertainers whatever. We need to be more physically fit not slim, not buff just physically fit. Whatever you have, just exercise it so you can use it.”


  • “I don’t want to sell more records than the Beatles, then I’ll want to kill myself.”


  • “If I know that in this hotel room they have food every day, and I’m knocking on the door every day to eat and they open the door, let me see the party, let me see them throwing salami all over; I mean, just throwing food around [and] they’re telling me there’s no food. Every day, I’m standing outside trying to sing my way in: “We are hungry, please let us in. We are hungry, please let us in.” After about a week that song is gonna change to, “We hungry, we need some food.” After two, three weeks, it’s like, “Give me the food or I’m breaking down the door.” After a year you’re just like, “I’m picking the lock, coming through the door blasting!” It’s like, you hungry, you reached your level. We asked ten years ago. We were asking with the [Black] Panthers. We were asking about the Civil Rights Movement. We were asking. Those people that asked are dead and in jail. So now what do you think we’re gonna do? Ask?”


  • “You can never just be friends with someone you fall in love with.”
Tupac Quotes About Relationships
Any friends that turn into an enemy has been hating since day one.
  • “I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed any crimes that weren’t honourable.”


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


  • “Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?”


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


  • “The seed must grow regardless of the fact that it’s planted in stone.”


  • “There’s no way these people should own planes and there are people who don’t have houses or apartments.”


  • “You gotta be able to smile through all this bullsh*t.”
Top Tupac Quotes
I’m not perfect. But I’ll always be real
  • “Everybody’s smart enough to know that we’ve been slighted, and we want ours. And I don’t mean forty acres and a mule, because we’re past that. But we need help. For us being on our own two feet, we do need help because we have been here and we have been good friends if you want to make it a relationship type thing. We have been there and now we deserve our payback. It’s like, you got a friend that you don’t ever lookout for, you know.”


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


  • “We can go nowhere unless we share with each other.”


  • I don’t have any fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.”


  • “This world is such a gimme, gimme, gimme, everybody back off place. You’re taught that in school and in big business if you want to be successful if you want to be like Trump, it’s ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme. Push, push, push. Step, step, step. Crush, crush, crush.”

Tupac Quotes About Friends

  • “It’s a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.”


  • “I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle. I make mistakes but learn from everyone. And when it’s said and done, I bet this brother be a better one. If I upset you didn’t stress forget that God isn’t finished with me yet.”


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


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


  • “There’s no reason Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million-thousand-drupal-billion dollars and meanwhile there are people starving.”
Tupac Quotes About Friends
You can never just be friends with someone you fall in love with
  • No matter what these people say about me, my music does not glorify any image, my music is spiritual if you listen to it. It’s all about emotion, it’s all about life.”


  • “Even warriors put their spears down on Sundays.”


  • “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.”


  • “So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep ya head up and handle it.”
2pac Image Quotes
It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down
  • “You got to 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.”


  • “Can You See the Pride In the Panthers as they unify as one? The flower blooms with brilliance and outshines the rays of the sun.”


  • “It’s too much money here! Nobody should be hitting lotto for $36 million and we got people starving in the streets. That is not idealistic, that’s just real.”
2pac Captions
We were young and we were dumb, but we had a heart
  • “Be an individual, work hard, study, get your mind straight, and trust nobody.”


  • “What doesn’t kill me just makes me stronger.”


  • “With all my fans I got a family again.”


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

Tupac Quotes About Education

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


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


  • “You know it’s funny when it rains it pours They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poo.”


  • “Even the genius asks questions.”


  • “I’m not saying I’m gonna rule the world, or I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world. And that’s our job to spark someone else watching us.”
Tupac Quotes About Education
My mama taught me three things: respect, knowledge, search for knowledge. It’s an eternal journey
  • “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 the society.”


  • “Follow the rules or follow the fools.”


  • “People die but legends live forever.”


  • “The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.”


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


  • “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.”


  • “I feel like role models today are not meant to be put on a pedestal. But more like angels with broken wings.”
2pac Captions Image
There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me
  • “I’m not perfect. But I’ll always be real.”


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


  • “Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up. And when he tells you ain’t nothing, don’t believe him. And if he can’t learn to love you, you should leave him.”


  • No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble. Not knowing how hard it is to carry on when no one loves you.”

Tupac Quotes About Life & Death

  • “Just because I write some songs about bad women, though, that doesn’t mean I hate women. I’ve written songs that show great love and respect for women too. Songs that talk about strong, upstanding women and their pain.”


  • “America is the biggest gang in the world.”


  • “I wanna take your misery, replace it with happiness. But I need your faith in me, I’m a sucka for love.”


  • “Never apologize for how much love you have to give. Just feel sorry for those who didn’t want any of it.”
Tupac Quotes About Life & Death
I speak my mind that’s what we loved for
  • “I’m a reflection of the community.”


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


  • “Of course I’m going to say “I’m a thug,” that’s because I came from the gutter and I’m still here!.”


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


  • “Don’t believe everything you read.”


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


  • “I rap about fighting back. I make it uncomfortable by putting details to it. It might not have been politically correct but I’ve reached somebody; They relate to me. They relate to the brutal honesty in the rap.”
Westside 2pac Quotes
Sometimes people need to step outside of who they are to realize who they could really be
  • “Feel me now, picture my pain, embrace my words, make the world change.”


  • “Dre was one of my heroes in the music industry. If he’s not down for his homeboys, I don’t wanna be a part of him or around him.”


  • “My mama taught me three things: respect, knowledge, search for knowledge. It’s an eternal journey.”

Tupac Quotes About Pain

  • “F**k it, I feel like I shine.”


  • “Can’t close my eyes cause all I see is terror. I hate the man in the mirror cause his reflection makes the pain turn more real.”


  • “Life is a wheel of fortune, and it’s my turn to spin it.”
Tupac Quotes About Pain
They got money for the war but can’t feed the poor
  • “Everyone’s ashamed to the youth cause the truth looks strange.”


  • “And now I’m like a major threat, ‘Cause I remind you of the things you were made to forget.”
  • “Must my guns Make em all Scatter, Bullets to my nuts only made my balls fatter.”


  • “Hoping they bury me with ammunition, weed, and shells. Just in case.”


  • “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.”
Deep Tupac Quotes
The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams
  • “I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.”


  • “Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.”


  • “Trust me I never lose. Either I win or learn from it.”

Even now, his bold statements are being passed on throughout the world. And if you need a little inspiration to spark a change in you today, hopefully, these Tupac Quotes can change your life. Let us know in the comment section below which one has inspired you.

Best Tupac Quotes & Sayings
You gotta be able to smile through all this bullsh*t

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