153 Best Lil’ Wayne Quotes on Life, Love and Success

Find out more about the man behind the lyrics with these awesome Lil Wayne quotes.

These Lil Wayne quotes will have you pumped up and ready to spit your own game at 100.

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., otherwise known as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper and record executive who is commonly regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists of his generation.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Wayne began his career in 1995 when he was signed by Cash Money Records.

Lil Tunechi is known to spit fire with lyrics ten times his stature.

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Following years of contractual disputes between the rapper and his recording label, Lil Wayne finally released his twelfth studio album, Tha Carter V, on September 28, 2018.

The long-awaited album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with the second-largest streaming week for an album.

According to Nielsen Music, Tha Carter V earned an incredible 433 million streams in just the United States and in just the first week when it dropped on streaming platforms. 

The enormous number makes complete one of the year’s most successful comebacks, after a long period that the rapper basically spent in the recording wilderness.

Lil Wayne has received many accolades including five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and eight NAACP Image Awards.

Wayne is also the CEO of his own label, Young Money Entertainment.

Here is a collection of some of our favorite Lil Wayne quotes.

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Best Lil’ Wayne Quotes Life and Success

1. “I tried to pay attention, but attention paid me.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Paying Attention

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2. “I’m an addict, I’m addicted to success. Thankfully, there’s no rehab for success.” – Lil Wayne

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3. “I like people that enjoy life, ’cause I do the same.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Enjoying Life

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4. “Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Being Stuck In The Past

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5. “Love me or hate me, I swear it won’t make or break me.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Being Strong

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6. “Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like being sorry for being real.” – Lil Wayne

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7. “I don’t need it to be easy. I just want it to be worth it.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Being Unique

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8. “I’m blessed and I thank God for every day for everything that happens for me.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Being Grateful

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9. “Hate is only a form love that hasn’t found a way to express itself logically.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Hate

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10. “We’re here to live. We’re here to do, we’re here to be.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Purpose

11. “Jail didn’t make me find God, He’s always been there. They can lock me up, but my spirit and my love can never be confined to prison walls.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Spirit

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12. “I look at things as ‘Everything is meant to be.'” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Destiny

13. “I go wherever my creativity takes me.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Creativity

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14. “I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Music

15. “The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Thinking About Past

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16. “I know the world is so cold and deceiving, but I keep my head up like my noise is bleeding.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Keeping Your Head Up

17. “Mirror on the wall, through my rise and fall, you’ve been my only friend.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Support

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18. “I got these haters, like “when will he stop? Maybe a minute after never, so set your clocks.” – Lil Wayne

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19. “I don’t think life is about a pace, living slow or fast. I think you just live.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Life

20. “I know it’s an experience that I need to have if God’s putting me through it.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Experiences

21. “I’m not looking down, but I see no one above me!” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Guidance

22. “I’m on the road to riches, it’s just a lil traffic.” – Lil Wayne

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23. I’m a lion on redeem, inspired by the green. Never tired nor fatigued, never defiant to my team.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About A Strong Individual

24. “My life is like a movie and I do my own stunts.” – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Creating Your Story

25. “They don’t know where I came from but they know where I’m going.”  – Lil Wayne

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26. “There’s strength in numbers but there’s honor over strength.”  –  Lil Wayne

27. “And I’ll be waiting for you, for you, for you
On the dark side of the moon.” –  Lil Wayne

28. “So if a nigga kill me, hope he mean it
I just hope I die for a reason”  –  Lil Wayne

29. “And if you happen to get there before me
Leave a message in the dust just for me
If I don’t see it, I’ll be waiting for you”  –  Lil Wayne

30. “They probably won’t miss me ’til they need me”  –  Lil Wayne

31. “The end of the world is coming soon, I’ma miss it”  –  Lil Wayne

32. “I hope I leave more of an impression on my kids
To be destined to have blessings to believe in, Lord”  –  Lil Wayne

33. “Had to swallow my pride, though, swear it tastes like spearmint”  –  Lil Wayne

34. “Man in the mirror, my hero
He helped me center my ego
When I think I’m bad like Michael
He bring me back down to Tito”  –  Lil Wayne

35. “I live and I learn, then die tryna teach ’em, Lord”  –  Lil Wayne

36. “The game ain’t easy, but it’s fair”  –  Lil Wayne

37. “The object in the mirror is more near than it appears, oh shit
And sometimes I fear who in the mirror, that nigga weird
He done died so many times but still here”  –  Lil Wayne

38. “We was such a team, we was chasin’ our dreams”  –  Lil Wayne

39. “Beat odds, never beat women
Keep an open mind, let ’em peek in it
Reach highs, never reach limits”  –  Lil Wayne

40. “I never really knew my dad good
But still grew up to be the big bad wolf”  –  Lil Wayne

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41. “I’ll find love again, I ain’t find it yet”  –  Lil Wayne

42. “Dear Life
What is my meaning? My reason?”  –  Lil Wayne

43. “Man in the mirror, my hero
He helped me see like a eagle
He helped me hear enemies cry wolf
Then he see me take off my sheep clothes”  –  Lil Wayne

44. “The dirt under your feet could be the grave you fill
You don’t know how dead you feel ’til you’re dead for real”  –  Lil Wayne

45. “Never come in second, make the most of your seconds” –  Lil Wayne

46. “Lookin’ in the mirror at the one that know me better” –  Lil Wayne

47. “Beat the odds like mosquitoes” –  Lil Wayne

48. “Take a good look at what you are lookin’ at
You never know when it’s your last look” –  Lil Wayne

49. “Don’t let the money come between us” –  Lil Wayne

50. “Blessings shower from the north side
From the brightest flower out the darkest skies
Love is blind but we caught eyes
It’s a bumpy road but a joyride” –  Lil Wayne

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51. “I feel like everything I do is successful and productive. It’s gonna be hard to tell me I’m slipping.” – Lil Wayne

52. “I don’t like to stop. I believe you stop when you die.” – Lil Wayne

53. “I don’t look for signs. But when things happen, I say, ‘OK, something must be right.’ Or ‘OK, something must be wrong.’” – Lil Wayne

54. “I was still in school after I dropped my first solo album.” – Lil Wayne

55. “Things I say have value and I would love for you to value them, however you get it.” – Lil Wayne

56. “Life is a beach and i am juss playing in the sand! :DD”― Lil Wayne

57. “Make jokes. No stress. Love. Live Life. Proceed. Progress.” – Lil Wayne

58. “I do what I do and u do Wat u can do about it.”― Lil Wayne

59. “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives!!”― Lil Wayne

60. “Be good, or be good at it.”― Lil Wayne

61. “I don’t want to be understood because if people understand me, they get tired of me.”― Lil Wayne

62. “Prepared for the worst, but still praying for the best.”― Lil Wayne

63. “You could love me or hate me
I swear it won’t make me or break me.
I’m goin where ever the money takes me.”― Lil Wayne

64. “Protect me from my friends
I can take care of my enemies.”― Lil Wayne

65. “I just always expect the best because I’m a competitor and if I’m competing, then obviously I’m trying to be better in everything.”― Lil Wayne

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Insightful Lil’ Wayne quotes

66. “You supposed to be able to do anything in this world. That’s what Martin Luther King told me.” – Lil Wayne

67. “You can love me or hate me, I swear it won’t make me or break me.”― Lil Wayne

68. “Let me do me.” – Lil Wayne

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69. “I don’t think you’re beautiful I think you’re beyond it.”― Lil Wayne

70. “My aim is just to make good music every single time.” – Lil Wayne

71. “I just feel out of this world sometimes.” – Lil Wayne

72. “One thing about a skater: they never quit. So a skater, to sum it up, is awesome.” – Lil Wayne

73. “I’ve been criticized for the things I chose and things I’ve chosen to do.” – Lil Wayne

74. “Where I come from, the block become your daddy.” – Lil Wayne

75. “I love to work.” – Lil Wayne

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76. “Don’t judge me. You wanna judge me, put on a black gown and get a gavel. Get in line with the rest of them that’s about to judge me. I got court dates every other month. It’s me against the world – that’s how I feel.” – Lil Wayne

77. “Just hope you’re heaven sent, and you’re hell proof.”― Lil Wayne

78. “Nothing scares me but God.” – Lil Wayne

79. “If I have a rap album I’m dropping, then I want it to be the best rap album.” – Lil Wayne

80. “I believe music should reflect yourself in some way and not just yourself at the given time. I feel that when you die or when you’re going, someone’s supposed to listen to that music and know everything about you. And I just try to get that across.” – Lil Wayne

81. “As long as people remember me forever, that will be enough for me.” – Lil Wayne

82. “I like being misunderstood.” – Lil Wayne

83. “I’m not an example for how people should live their lives. Never in my life would I ever set out to be an example for people on how to live their lives. If you need an example for how to live, then you just shouldn’t have been born. Straight up.” – Lil Wayne

84. “I tried to pay attention but attention paid me.”― Lil Wayne

85. “I don’t take nothin’ from no one. I do what I wanna do. And I’m gonna do that until the day I die. And if I can’t do that, then I’ll just die.” – Lil Wayne

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86. “What goes around comes around like a hool-a-hoop.” – Lil Wayne

87. “When a girl cries over a guy, she really loves him. When a guy cries over a girl, he will never love another girl like her.” – Lil Wayne

88. “Your gonna need a space shuttle or a ladder that’s forever to get on my level.” – Lil Wayne

89. “Take them shoes of your teeth and quit running your mouth.” – Lil Wayne

90. Most of your don’t get the picture unless you got the flash on!” – Lil Wayne

91. “Just remember that when nobody else was there for you I was. And when nobody else gave a damn I did.” – Lil Wayne

92. “I am probably in the sky, flying with the fish, or maybe in the ocean, swimming with the pigeons. See, my world is different.” – Lil Wayne

93. “Drag my name through the mud, i come out clean.” – Lil Wayne

94. “God can judge me, I don’t need a jury. Nothing standing in my way, like nothing’s my security.” – Lil Wayne

95. “I love weed so much I tried to marry juana.” – Lil Wayne

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96. “I’m a gangster, and gangsters don’t ask questions.” — Lil Wayne

97. “Life is a lot like skateboarding.” — Lil Wayne

98. “I believe in God and his son, Jesus.” — Lil Wayne

99. “Don’t make an opinion on me if you don’t know nothin’ about me.” — Lil Wayne

100. “Don’t judge me. You wanna judge me, put on a black gown and get a gavel.” — Lil Wayne

101. “I am very humble, and I am very gracious and very grateful for everything that happens to me and about me and around me.” — Lil Wayne

102. “Life’s a stage, and I’m the performer, delivering a showstopper every time I step into the spotlight.” ― Lil Wayne

103. “A lot of women don’t know how to love because there’s deep reasons for them not knowing how to love. And what I mean by deep reasons is deep and dark reasons.” — Lil Wayne

104. “I always believe that to be the best, you have to smell like the best, dress like the best, act like the best.” — Lil Wayne

105. “When you throw your trash in the garbage can, it has to be better than anybody else who ever threw trash in the garbage can.” — Lil Wayne

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106. “Everything gets betters with time, and time is forever.” – Lil Wayne

107. “The best way to not get your heart broken is to pretend you don’t have to one.” – Lil Wayne

108. “Remember all those times I swore I needed you? Well, consider then lies because baby, here I am without you, and I survived.” – Lil Wayne

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109. “I always do my rap from the outside, looking in. like I do my rap as if I’m looking at me, rap.” – Lil Wayne

110. “Prepared for the worst but still praying for the best.” – Lil Wayne

111. “Nobody gives you a chance; you gotta take chances.” – Lil Wayne

112. “The best things in life are unseen; that’s why we close our eyes when we kiss, cry, and dream.” – Lil Wayne

113. “I made something out of nothing, thanks for nothing.” – Lil Wayne

114. I listen to her heartbeat cause it plays my favorite song.” – Lil Wayne

115. “I don’t wait for opportunities; I create them, turning dreams into reality.” ― Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Quotes About Living Your Best Life

116. “I have accomplished all that I have set out to accomplish and more.” — Lil Wayne

117. “I get money to kill time/ Dead clocks.” — Lil Wayne

118. “I am a gangsta, Ms. Katie. I don’t take nothing from no one. I do what I wanna do.” — Lil Wayne

119. “Music is a reflection of who you are, and if those things that you mentioned are what your music is all about, then I guess that’s who you are.” — Lil Wayne

120. “I do not consider myself a literal genius.” — Lil Wayne

121. “I want to make sure my family’s straight.” — Lil Wayne

122. “I ain’t kinda hot, I’m sauna/ I sweat money and the bank is my shower.” — Lil Wayne

123. “When I say the people around me, I mean the prisoners, the guards.” — Lil Wayne

124. “My main thing is to chill with my kids. My daughter loves to work, as well-she loves to record and stuff-so I like to work with her.” — Lil Wayne

125. “I do not consider myself the most stylish rapper out there.” — Lil Wayne

Short Lil Wayne Quotes

126. “No one gives you a chance. You have to take chances.” — Lil Wayne

127. “Repetition is the father of learning.” — Lil Wayne

128. “My word is my pride, the wisdom is weak, and that’s word from the wise.” — Lil Wayne

129. “That’s the thing about mistakes, you don’t dwell on them.” — Lil Wayne

130. “Life is a movie, let love play its role.” — Lil Wayne

131. “Flyer than the rest but I don’t rest I keep going.” — Lil Wayne

132. “Had a lot of moments that didn’t last forever, now you’re in the corner tryin’ to put it together – how to love.” — Lil Wayne

133. “I want to be a skater.” — Lil Wayne

134. “Her life is deep, but I still dig her.” — Lil Wayne

135. “I search but never find, hurt but never cry.” — Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne’s Quotes About Rhymes of Resilience

136. “Life’s a melody, and I’m just adding my own verse to the symphony.” ― Lil Wayne

137. “In the hustle of life, I’m the rhyme that keeps the rhythm alive.” ― Lil Wayne

138. “Every setback is a setup for a comeback; I turn obstacles into opportunities.” ― Lil Wayne

139. “Success isn’t just a destination; it’s a journey, and I’m enjoying every note along the way.” ― Lil Wayne

140. “I don’t follow the path; I blaze my own trail, leaving fire and inspiration in my wake.” ― Lil Wayne

141. “In the world of dreams, I’m the lyricist, writing verses that turn visions into reality.” ― Lil Wayne

142. “Life’s a puzzle, and I’m the missing piece that completes the picture.” ― Lil Wayne

143. “I find strength in the struggle, wisdom in the journey, and success in my determination.” ― Lil Wayne

144. “The scars I wear are reminders of battles won, proof that I’m a warrior, not a victim.” ― Lil Wayne

145. “I’m not just living; I’m composing my own anthem of resilience and triumph.” ― Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne’s Quotes Tune into Success

146. “In the book of life, I’m the author, penning a story of triumph over adversity.” ― Lil Wayne

147. “Obstacles are the verses in the song of life; I turn them into verses of strength and growth.” ― Lil Wayne

148. “I’m not afraid of the storms; I’m learning to dance in the rain.” ― Lil Wayne

149. “In a world of noise, I’m the rhyme that stands out, making my mark on the rhythm of life.” ― Lil Wayne

150. “Life’s a canvas, and I’m the artist, painting my own masterpiece of success.” ― Lil Wayne

151. “I’m not chasing fame; I’m chasing my own definition of greatness.” ― Lil Wayne

152. “In the chaos of existence, I’m the calm in the eye of the storm, finding peace in the midst of it all.” ― Lil Wayne

153. “Success isn’t about the destination; it’s about the journey, and I’m savoring every step.” ― Lil Wayne

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  1. Shawn gabriel

    June 27, 2023 at 10:51 PM

    Lil wayne is the best alive or dead..,,,and I need to meet him in person j7st to kick it for a day b4.i die..

  2. lordcarter

    September 12, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    You ain’t know how dead you feel till you’ Dead for real

  3. xhuc

    August 4, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    And if you happen to get there before me
    Leave a message in the dust just for me
    If I don’t see it, I’ll be waiting for you – Lil Wayne this my bestie #Lil Wayne ma bestie

  4. Chris

    July 4, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    Take a good look at what you are lookin’ at
    You never know when it’s your last look

  5. Kid ink jr

    April 8, 2019 at 4:09 AM

    Beat the odd like mosquitoes is my favorite quotes from lil Wayne.

  6. Turd

    February 16, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    50.) Blessings shower from the north side
    From the brightest flower out the darkest skies
    Love is blind but we caught eyes
    It’s a bumpy road but a joyride – Lil Wayne

  7. Jerry

    January 7, 2019 at 12:12 AM

    Take a good look at what you are lookin’ at
    You never know when it’s your last look

    I’m always inspired by his words.


    July 5, 2018 at 1:50 AM

    Truly the best rapper, amazing quotes.. It’s inspires me a lot.

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