60 Kendrick Lamar Quotes That Will Uplift and Inspire

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From the moment that Kendrick Lamar stepped onto the rap scene, things were never the same again.

As a rapper, songwriter, and producer, Kendrick Lamar has received much praise for his immense talent and skills.

Looking for the best Kendrick Lamar quotes to get you going?

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Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, professionally known as Kendrick Lamar, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer known for his incredibly inspirational rap music.

Born on June 17, 1987, in Compton, California, Lamar developed an interest in music from an early age and released his first mixtape at the age of 16.

After amassing an online following and collaborating with several big-name hip hop artists like The Game, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg, he released his first studio album, Section.80, in 2011.

Since then, Lamar has gone on to release three more albums, which have all received critical success.

His fourth album, Damn, won him the Pulitzer Prize for Music, making him the first rapper in history to win the award.

Lamar has received many accolades during his career, including 12 Grammy Awards.

Besides, in 2016, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

A huge role model in the hip-hop industry, Lamar’s wisdom extends beyond the mic.

He is philosophical, evangelical and a staunch activist who uses his Everyday Power to make bring positivity.

In that regard, here are some great Kendrick Lamar quotes to inspire you to be the best you can be.

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Kendrick Lamar quotes that will uplift and inspire

1. If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? – Kendrick Lamar

2. We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learn from them is the key. – Kendrick Lamar

3. We look so much on color that we forget about the soul. – Kendrick Lamar

4. “Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.” — Kendrick Lamar

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

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

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7. “I can’t change the world until I change myself first.” – Kendrick Lamar

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

9. “Don’t say one thing then do another.” – Kendrick Lamar

10. “I’m tryna learn something new. I’m tryna surround myself with people that inspire me or at least inquire similar desires.” – Kendrick Lamar

Inspirational Kendrick Lamar quotes about life and love

11. “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar

12. “We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us.” – Kendrick Lamar

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

14. “But what love go to do with it when you don’t love yourself?” – Kendrick Lamar

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

16. “I don’t talk about these things if I haven’t lived them, and I’ve hurt people in my life. It’s something I still have to think about when I sleep at night. – Kendrick Lamar

17. “I live this life at a pace that anyone can go. Know your place, and dedicate your role…To the faith that you’ll die alone.” – Kendrick Lamar

18. Life to me is currency, prosperity I got it — Kendrick Lamar

19. “I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.” – Kendrick Lamar

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

Kendrick Lamar quotes to inspire confidence & self-belief

21. “Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing.” – Kendrick Lamar

22. It’s easy to forget who you are. – Kendrick Lamar

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

24. Look inside my soul and you can find gold and maybe get rich. Look inside of your soul and you can find out it never exists. – Kendrick Lamar

25. I was a black sheep, but now I’m just a goat– Kendrick Lamar

26. Just let me be me, That’s the only way I know.– Kendrick Lamar

27. “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar

28. As long as my music is real, it’s no limit to how many ears I can grab.— Kendrick Lamar

29. Oh, I stare at the mirror then realize, that real lies within me — Kendrick Lamar

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30. Build your own pyramids write your own hieroglyphs— Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar quotes to inspire success and greatness

31. I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes. — Kendrick Lamar

32. I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge. — Kendrick Lamar

33. The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary. — Kendrick Lamar

34. Since day one, since the first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do. — Kendrick Lamar

35. “Maybe because I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death.” – Kendrick Lamar

36. “When you give up it means you never wanted it.” – Kendrick Lamar

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

38. It’s fascinating to me how far an idea can go.— Kendrick Lamar

39. “I want the credit if I’m losin’ or I’m winnin’.” — Kendrick Lamar

40. “I think one of my biggest battles within myself is embracing leadership. … It’s impossible to fight the title of role model. Especially when the type of music I make is so personal. … I find out that they live their lives by my music.” — Kendrick Lamar

Other Uplifting Kendrick Lamar quotes

41. If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name. — Kendrick Lamar
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42. “My rights, my wrongs, I write ’til I’m right with God.” — Kendrick Lamar

43. “I don’t do black music, I don’t do white music. I do everyday life music.” – Kendrick Lamar

44. “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.” – Kendrick Lamar

45. The sky is falling, the wind is calling,
Stand for something, or die in the morning. – Kendrick Lamar

46. “I’m not even thinking about right now. This album has to live and teach… This album has to teach not only in these times, but for the future. To understand all the history and what we was going through.” – Kendrick Lamar

47. “To expose yourself even more, to have that closer connection with another human and have them relate to it. Y’know it’s not easy telling your truth and things that you fear… But I know at the end of the day the music is not for me. It’s for somebody else that’s going through a fucked-up day to listen to and progress in their lives.” – Kendrick Lamar

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48. “If I can use my platform to carry on a legacy and talk about something that’s real, I have to do that, period.” – Kendrick Lamar

49. “I find myself to be quite confident as a person but you’re going to have that piece of doubt in the back of your head because we’re human. We all have it. It’s just I like to address it and not keep it bottled in, because I don’t know what it could turn into.” – Kendrick Lamar

More Kendrick Lamar quotes and sayings

50. “I don’t just wanna be a popular person, I want my music to always live because that’s what’s gonna drive your legacy.” – Kendrick Lamar

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

52. “Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you.” – Kendrick Lamar

53. “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.” – Kendrick Lamar

54. “I can be calm and reflective from time to time and other times I can have a burst of energy, that’s just me.” – Kendrick Lamar

55. “Being where you from is a strong genetic. You can’t run from it.” – Kendrick Lamar

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

57. There’s kids out there that have so much life to live. That’s a beautiful thing.” – Kendrick Lamar

58. “Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do and get across and sound like.” – Kendrick Lamar

59. “My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing His work.” – Kendrick Lamar

60. “I’ve been called a recluse. There’s definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone.” – Kendrick Lamar

Which are your favorite Kendrick Lamar quotes?

Kendrick Lamar is a huge role model in the hip-hop industry and one of the most influential people in the world.

Yet, despite his massive success, Lamar maintains a humble attitude and focuses on inspiring and improving people’s lives.

Hopefully, these Kendrick Lamar quotes have inspired you to remain true to yourself and become a better person.

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  1. Rasheed

    April 29, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    I feel good after readng all of them, good man…

  2. lizz a

    January 15, 2019 at 6:53 AM

    love them all….thanks to Kendrick
    he made me realise who l realy am

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