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85 Kevin Gates Quotes and Lyrics on Life and Success

If you’re a fan of his music, these Kevin Gates quotes are exactly what you need in this moment!

Kevin Gates Quotes and Lyrics on Life and Success

Want to learn more about the man behind the lyrics? This collection of Kevin Gates quotes will show you there’s so much more to his music than what you hear on those tracks.

Kevin Jerome Gilyard, professionally known as Kevin Gates, is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. Known mostly for his autobiographical themes in his songs,  his lyrics often deal with subjects like depression, poverty, and prison time.

Kevin Gates Quotes and Lyrics on Life and Success

Gates was born on February 5, 1986, in New Orleans and had a keen interest in music from an early age. He started to rap from the age of 14 and began his career in the year 2005. Gates has released several hit singles and mixtapes throughout his career and can be considered one of America’s successful contemporary singers.

In January 2016, he released his debut album, Islah, which peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Along with his success in music, Gates has had lots of legal issues and has been in and out of prison multiple times. He had a tumultuous upbringing and was arrested for the first time at the age of 13 for being a passenger in a stolen vehicle.

But despite having a difficult childhood and being involved in several controversies, Gates has managed to use his Everyday Power to become a successful rapper in the American music industry. In this respect, here are some inspirational Kevin Gates quotes.

Kevin Gates Quotes and Lyrics on Life and Success

1.) “Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes on being your best

2.) “Never break or fold, that’s what it takes to be major.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quote on determination

3.) “If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you’re destined for failure.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quote about peer pressure

4.) “I don’t sleep much. I don’t sleep much – I work, I work, I work.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quote about work

5.) “I live by the ten percent rule. Save one, you save a thousand.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quote about saving

6.) “You can’t make everybody else happy and still stay on top.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quote on staying at the top

7.) “You can learn from a dummy. You can watch a dummy and learn what not to do. I’ve always been an observant individual. You don’t know how much you love something until you can’t do it. That’s one thing I can say that I learned. I learned how much I love music.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quote about love

8.) “I’ve had mixtapes that have been better than albums I’ve heard from other artists. I take my time; I put my heart into it.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quote about passion

9.) “Out my window.. I see everything I dream about and wished I had”– Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quote about dreams

10.) “I’m inspired by everything that goes on around me. I’m a sponge. I’m very analytical. I notice the things that most people don’t notice.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes to inspire you

11.) “Why accept failure when success is free?” Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes on accepting failure

Kevin Gates quotes about music

12.) “I don’t pay attention to sales because it’s not about that for me. It’s about the music. Music is all I have.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes about sales

13.) “I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes about depression

14.) “I always had music growing up, but music was also like a journal. It was like my personal diary or personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn’t express to an individual, I would express them in my music.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes on growing up

15.) “I could care less about the particular. I like to make music.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes on caring

16.) “Rap was more of a release for me, a journal.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes about rap

17.) “A hot producer might not make a hot beat for me. I just love music.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes about beats

18.) “I love to make music, I love to get tattoos…That’s just what I love. If I wasn’t getting paid I’d still do it.”– Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes about tattoos

19.) “I know I write a lot of my best music in the car, like late night. Three, four in the morning.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes about life

20.) “Music’s the most therapeutic thing for me. Because I suffer with depression, and it’s my only form of releasing it.” – Kevin Gates

motivational Kevin Gates Quotes

21.) “Music is all I have.” – Kevin Gates

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22.) “My music is incredible. I don’t know what to call it because I’ve yet to see an artist display the different talents I display or create the different genres that I have created; from the rock and roll to heavy metal to soft rock to rap to country. I display so many styles. That’s why they love me.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes about talent

Kevin Gates quotes about love, relationships and family

23.) “Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.” – Kevin Gates

wonderful Kevin Gates Quotes

24.) “Some may consider this a problem, I easily fall in love.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes on problems

25.) “I like being with my family. That’s my party.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes on family

26.) “To be honest I am not looking to be romantic, already got someone at home.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes on honesty

27.) “To inform, to improve, to make better, and I believe that’s what my first daughter did to me, so I named my first album after my first daughter.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes on relationships

28.) “I love God, I love everybody else around me as myself, and I love my enemy.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes that will make your day

29.) “I always wanted a family.” – Kevin Gates

wise Kevin Gates Quotes

30.) “It is illegal to steal my feelings and leave.”  – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes about his feelings

31.) “Loves a battlefield it’s not a one night stand.” – Kevin Gates

32.) “Fall in love fast, make sure I handle it delicate” – Kevin Gates

33.) “You have to be intimate with a person to know that person.” – Kevin Gates

Thought-provoking Kevin Gates quotes

34.) “Knowledge is provided but only to those who need to know.” – Kevin Gates

35.) “Wise men change, fools stay the same.” – Kevin Gates

36.) “Without an understanding of bad…how can one truly have an appreciation of good.” – Kevin Gates

37.) “Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me.” – Kevin Gates

38.) “Bein’ logical gave me a reason to doubt.” – Kevin Gates

39.) “Breathing is so important with physical activity, then how much more important is it with psychological activity?” – Kevin Gates

40.) “If it matters to you, pursue it aggressively.” – Kevin Gates

41.) “All things are obtained by Wisdom and Knowledge.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates quotes about hard work and struggle

42.) “I’m not afraid to make mistakes.” – Kevin Gates

43.) “My daily conversation, it consists of hustle. Grinding from the bottom sick and tired of struggle.” – Kevin Gates

44.) “Jail and the streets go hand in hand. You can’t have one with out the other. They coincide.” – Kevin Gates

45.) “I got 6 jobs I don’t get TIRED!” – Kevin Gates

46.) “I experience great hurt, this hurt allows me to know I’m alive.” – Kevin Gates

47.) “I was built for that pressure.” – Kevin Gates

48.) “Came from the bottom, we aim for the stars.” – Kevin Gates

49.) “Use the things that make you angry — as fuel to make you better.” – Kevin Gates

50.) “I’ve had good times and I’ve had bad times and I reminisce, maybe when I lay down, but throughout my day I keep myself engulfed in whatever moment I’m in because it could steer me into a depressed state.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates quotes to inspire and teach

51.) “When you’re in prison, you want to know that you were thought about.” – Kevin Gates

52.) “The ones that hate you most tend to be the people you know.” – Kevin Gates

53.) “True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.” – Kevin Gates

54.) “Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted.” – Kevin Gates

55.) “When you come up in the slums, having nothin’ make you humble” – Kevin Gates

56.) “I have respect for every man that demand your respect.” – Kevin Gates

57.) “If you not in your own lane, create one.” – Kevin Gates

58.) “She says I’m a dog, but it takes one to know one.” – Kevin Gates

59.) “I don’t really like talking. I like to execute. I’m not a talking person. I’m an action person.” – Kevin Gates

60.) “I put my flaws on front street. So the world accepted my flaws, so I don’t have any flaws.” – Kevin Gates

Inspirational Kevin Gates quotes

61.) “If I told you I was different would you understand the difference?” – Kevin Gates

62.) “I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. Everyone has this.” – Kevin Gates

63.) “The only frustrating thing about jail is that I can’t make music.” – Kevin Gates

64.) “I never go into a situation with any type of expectations.” – Kevin Gates

65.) “Don’t let nobody know that you a monster. Keep it on the tuck and then surprise ’em.” – Kevin Gates

66.) “I believe that life is a journey and for me to tell you my plans; things never go according to plan.” – Kevin Gates

67.) “I’m not made out of concrete. I’m a real person.”– Kevin Gates

68.) “You learn fast or you die young.”– Kevin Gates

69.) “I like where we at now — but I’m in love with where we going.”– Kevin Gates

70.) “When you follow your heart, you always win!” – Kevin Gates

Other Kevin Gates quotes that will make your day

71.) “The things that are most difficult for me to put into words and speak about, I put into my music. I’m just super passionate about my craft and super passionate about what I do.” – Kevin Gates

72.) “When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not halfway.” – Kevin Gates

73.) “I adapt and I adjust to whatever environment I’m in.” – Kevin Gates

74.) “Glory be and praise to God. I didn’t do any of this. God did. I don’t have a recipe or a blueprint. I prayed for it, and my prayers are continuing to be answered.” – Kevin Gates

75.) “I’ve always stood on my own toe. I don’t need a team. don’t do the entourage thing, 30 people. I Just not do that. That’s just not me.” – Kevin Gates

76.) “I look at other people’s lives, and some people feel like they’re too old to play with toys. But I still go through the toy section at the store, ’cause there were toys that I wanted when I was little that I couldn’t have. So I still get them.” – Kevin Gates

77.) “Love is a battlefield, It ain’t a one night stand.” – Kevin Gates

78.) “It’s about really really being who you are as an individual and not apologizing for it, that’s what it is. I can feel the growth from my first mixtape to now. On every song, I want to give you a piece of who I am as an individual.” – Kevin Gates

79.) “A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” – Kevin Gates

80.) “When you come up in the slums, having nothing make you humble.” Kevin Gates

81.) “I’m a bookworm. I know with my physical appearance that I don’t look like the typical reader. I’m in Barnes & Noble all the time, and you can look at people that look like they are supposed to be in there. I am in there, pants sagging, hat backwards.” – Kevin Gates

82.) “I’m a perfect imperfection. My craft has been perfected. I just need affection, emotionally. I’m an introvert but it comes off as aggression” – Kevin Gates

83.) “When people say my name, I want them to feel a certain way, everybody walks around so numb. They’re not in touch. In the technological age, we become cold-hearted. I’m going to provoke you to feel. That’s what Islah does.” – Kevin Gates

84.) “Wealth is not of the pocket. It’s of the heart. It’s of the mind. I live like that. You could give me a fish and feed more for a day, but if you teach me to fish, you’ve fed me forever. So that’s really my philosophy with it all.” – Kevin Gates

85.) “When you got wisdom and knowledge you supposed to spread the world with some Soulja love.” – Kevin Gates

Which Kevin Gates quotes were your favorite?

Despite enduring hardships in his childhood and facing various legal troubles, Gates has managed to establish himself as a top American rapper and singer.

Hopefully, these Kevin Gates quotes have inspired you to live your best life.

Did you enjoy these Kevin Gates quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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    Lexy Fontenot

    October 17, 2019 at 9:14 am

    I noticed that these 2quotes of his werw also missing from your list…
    87) “With great wisdom comes great grief.”
    88) “Sometimes you have to isolate yourself in order to elevate.”

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    Lexy Fontenot

    October 17, 2019 at 8:59 am

    This is a quote of his that I didn’t see listed here at all…”The word ‘love’ is a misspelled word for unemployed emotion.”

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    May 31, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I don’t really like talking, I like to excuse. I’m not a talking person, I’m an action person.

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    April 8, 2019 at 1:09 pm


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