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Tupac Quotes on Life, Love, And Being Real That Will Inspire You

Tupac quotes are for anyone who still misses the man who inspired millions with his powerful lyrics.

These Tupac quotes and lyrics are just as powerful today as they were when the late rapper was still alive.

If you’re searching for 2Pac quotes to help you get inspired, these motivational words about love and life will have you looking at the world in a new light.

Tupac Amaru Shakur the American Rapper

Tupac Shakur was a superstar in every sense of the word. As a musician, he was the face of west coast hip-hop during the 90s.

And, as an advocate 2Pac often spoke out about police brutality and financial greed.

Tupac Shakur is best known for his albums, 2Pacalypse Now (1991), Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z… (1993), Me Against the World (1995), All Eyez on Me (1996) and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996).

2Pac is one of the best-selling artists of all time, in any genre with over 75 million records sold (as of 2007).

Tupac was one of my favorite rappers as I was growing up.

I loved his delivery, he spoke with so much passion. His content was about being a young man trying to find himself while avoiding all the traps and pitfalls of life.

And his confidence was just electric. I have been a 2pac fan my entire life and putting together this collection of quotes was a lot of fun.

Tupac Amaru Shakur born Lesane Parish Crooks

June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996

Below is our collection of inspirational, real, and thought-provoking Tupac quotes and lyrics, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Don’t forget to also check out our collection of quotes on being real.

Famous Tupac Quotes on Thug Life, Success and Dreams

1. “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes on dreams

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

Tupac Quotes on fear

3. “Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes on change

4. “Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes on confidence

5. “Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes on self esteem

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

Tupac Quotes about a brighter day

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

Tupac Quotes about life

8. “We can never go nowhere unless we share with each other.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes on sharing

9. “The seed must grow regardless of the fact that it’s planted in stone.” – Tupac Shakur

thought provoking Tupac Quotes

Tupac Quotes about love and life

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

Tupac Quotes on happiness

11. “When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes on character

12. “We was young and we was dumb, but we had heart.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes on youth

13. “Do everything you can to make it around the system, over the system, or out the system.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about the system

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

Tupac Quotes about lifestyle

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

Tupac Quotes about his mama

16. “I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn for affection”  – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about perfectionism

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

Tupac Quotes about loss

18. “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

Tupac Quotes about change

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

Tupac Quotes about what matters

2pac quotes about life, success, and fame

20. “One thing we all adore, something worth dying for, nothing but pain, stuck in this game, searchin’ for fortune and fame.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about fame

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

Tupac Quotes about fortune

22. “The only time I have problems is when I sleep.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about time

23. “Just cause you live in the ghetto doesn’t mean you can’t grow.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about growth

24. “When I was a little baby, I remember that one moment of calm-peace, and 3 minutes after that, it was on.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about inner peace

25. “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?” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about relationships

26. “I hate the man in the mirror ’cause his reflection makes the pain turn realer.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about self reflection

27. “Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are 2 steps ahead.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about backbiters

28. “I would rather be stricken blind, than to live without expression of mind.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes about mindset

29. “You know nothing can stop me but loss of breath and I’m still breathing so it’s still on.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac Quotes to keep you going

30. “People die but legends live forever.” – Tupac Shakur

memorable Tupac Quotes

Tupac quotes on greatness

31. “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 this society.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac quotes and short poems

32. “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

Tupac quotes from his poems – I Cry

33. “Sometimes when I’m alone
I Cry,
Cause I am on my own.
The tears I cry are bitter and warm.
They flow with life but take no form
I Cry because my heart is torn.
I find it difficult to carry on.
If I had an ear to confide in,
I would cry among my treasured friend,
but who do you know that stops that long,
to help another carry on.
The world moves fast and it would rather pass by.
Then to stop and see what makes one cry,
so painful and sad.
And sometimes…
I Cry
and no one cares about why.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac quotes from his poems – Where There Is A Will

34. “Where There is a will
there is a will
to search and discover
a better day

Where a positive heart
is all you need
to rise beyond
and succeed

Where young minds grow
and respect each other
based on their deeds
and not their color

when times are dim
say as I say
“Where there’s a will
there’s a way!” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac quotes from his songs

35. “Father Forgive Us For Livin’
Why All My Homies Stuck In Prison?
Barely Breathin’ Believin That The World Is A Prison,
It’s Like A Ghetto We Could Neva Leave…

A Broken Rose, Trying to Bloom Through The Cracks Of The Concrete,
So Many Otha Things For Us To See, Things To Be,
Our History so Full Of Tragedy And Misery,

To All My Homies Neva Made It Home,
The Dead Peers I Shed Tatooed Tears For
When I’m Alone,

Picture Us Inside A Ghetto Heaven, A Place To Rest,
Findin’ Peace Through This Land Of Stress,

In My Chest I Feel Pain, Come In Sudden Storms,
Life Full Of Rain In This Game Watch For landstorms,

Our Unborn,
Neva Gotta Grow
Neva Gotta See What’s Next,
In This World Full Of Countless Threats,

I Beg God To Make A Way
For Our Ghetto Kids To Breathe
Show A Sign
Make Us All Believe,
Cause I Ain’t Mad At Cha”  – Tupac Shakur

Tupac quotes on society, life, and death

36. “I  want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow.You either evolve or you disappear.” – Tupac Shakur

37. “I don’t want to be a role model. I just want to be someone who says, this is who I am, this is what I do, I say what’s on my mind.” – Tupac Shakur

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

39. “I am a 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.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac quotes about being strong in life

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

41. “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

42. “I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it.” – Tupac Shakur

43. “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

44. “In my mind, I’ll be thinking is this true, will I fail? Am I supposed to fail?  Should I just stop trying and give up?  But then, that’s exactly what they’re waiting for me to do.” – Tupac Shakur

45. “There’s no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there are people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and their people don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just doesn’t make sense to me. It don’t.” – Tupac Shakur

46. “There’s gonna be some stuff you gonna see that’s gonna make it hard to smile in the future, but through whatever you see, through all the rain and the pain you gotta keep your sense of humor. You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit…remember that.” – Tupac Shakur

47. “we wouldn’t ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals, in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun, well, we are the roses, this is the concrete and these are my damaged petals, don’t ask me why thank god, and ask me how”  – Tupac Shakur

48. “You gotta make a change. Its 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.” – Tupac Shakur

49. “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

50. “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

51. “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.” – Tupac Shakur

52. “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

Positive Tupac quotes from his songs

53. “Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers.” – Tupac Shakur, Changes

54. “Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place.” – Tupac Shakur, Hail Mary

55. “It takes skill to be real, time to heal each other.” – Tupac Shakur, Changes

56. “For a woman it ain’t easy tryin’ to raise a man.” – Tupac Shakur, Dear Mama

57. “Time to heal our women, be real to our women.” – Tupac Shakur, Keep Ya Head Up

58. “Everything will be alright if you hold on
It’s a struggle every day, gotta roll on.” – Tupac Shakur, Dear Mama

59. “I know you’re fed up, ladies, but keep ya head up.” – Tupac Shakur, Keep Ya Head Up

60. “Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Provin nature’s laws wrong
It learned to walk without having feet
Funny it seems but by keeping its dreams
It learned to breathe FRESH air
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
When no one else, even cared” – Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew From Concrete

Tupac quotes to inspire and teach

61. “You gotta learn to hold your own.” – Tupac Shakur, Changes

62. “Sometimes life can be a heavy load.” – Tupac Shakur, Hail Mary

63. “There’s no way I can pay you back, but the plan
Is to show you that I understand: you are appreciated.” – Tupac Shakur, Dear mama

64. “It seems the rain’ll never let up
I try to keep my head up and still keep from gettin’ wet up.” – Tupac Shakur, Keep Ya Head Up

65. “Look to my future, ‘cause my past is all behind me.” – Tupac Shakur, Only God Can Judge Me

66. “They punish the people that’s askin’ questions
And those that possess steal from the ones without possessions
The message I stress: to make it stop, study your lessons
Don’t settle for less, even the genius asks his questions.” – Tupac Shakur, Me Against The World

67. “Recollect your thoughts, don’t get caught up in the mix.” – Tupac Shakur, Only God Can Judge Me

68. “Always do your best, don’t let the pressure make you panic.” – Tupac Shakur, Me Against The World

69. “Don’t think I don’t see you haters, I know y’all in disguise.” – Tupac Shakur, Only God Can Judge Me

70. “Be grateful for blessings.” – Tupac Shakur, Me Against The World

Tupac quotes to inspire you

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

72. “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 realer.” – Tupac Shakur

73. “There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.” – Tupac Shakur

74. “We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.” – Tupac Shakur

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

76. “You can never “just be friends” with someone you fall in love with.” – Tupac Shakur

77. “Even warriors put their spears down on Sundays.” – Tupac Shakur

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

79. “A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.” – Tupac Shakur

80. “Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.”– Tupac Shakur
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Tupac quotes on facing life’s challenges

81. “Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it.” – Tupac Shakur

82. “A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.” – Tupac Shakur

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

84. “Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit.” – Tupac Shakur

85. “So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it.” – Tupac Shakur

86. “They have money for war but can’t feed the poor.” – Tupac Shakur

87. “I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room? It just don’t make sense to me.” – Tupac Shakur

88. “Many dreams are what we had and plenty wishes.” – Tupac Shakur

89. “If they take half the buildings that they use to praise God and give it to the motherfuckers who need God we’d be ‘aight.” – Tupac Shakur

90. “I did not wanted to become the victim, so became the bully.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac quotes that will broaden your thoughts

91. “Everytime I speak, I want the truth to come out. Everytime I speak I want a shiver.” – Tupac Shakur

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

93. “Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride. I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.” – Tupac Shakur

94. “It don’t stop ’til the casket drop.” – Tupac Shakur

95. “Watch for phonies, keep your enemies close, watch your homies.” – Tupac Shakur

96. “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

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

98. “What people do for the struggle of power is madness.” – Tupac Shakur

99. “I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.” – Tupac Shakur

100. “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

Thought-provoking Tupac quotes

101. “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

102. “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.” – Tupac Shakur

103. “I’m a reflection of the community.” – Tupac Shakur

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104. “Even the genius ask questions.” – Tupac Shakur

105. “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

106. “Is it a crime to fight for what is mine?”― Tupac Shakur

107. “Only God can judge me.” – Tupac Shakur

108. “Everybody against me. Why? Why me? I have not brought violence to you. I have not brought Thug Life to America. I didn’t create Thug Life. I diagnosed it.”― Tupac Shakur

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

110. “As wars come and go, my soldier stays eternal.”― Tupac Shakur

Tupac quotes to motivate you

111. “My life was lived through falling rain, so call on me if there be pain.” – Tupac Shakur

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

113. “I’ll probably be punished for hard living.” – Tupac Shakur

114. “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 Shakur

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

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

117. “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 fail.” – Tupac Shakur

118. “And did you ever stop to think that im old enough to go to war but i aint old enough to drink.”― Tupac Shakur

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

120. “For quiet times disappear listen to the ocean.”― Tupac Shakur

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Thoughtful Tupac quotes

121. “Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal.” – Tupac Shakur

122. “I’m doing this for the kid who truly leads a ‘thug life’ and thinks it’s HOPELESS.” – Tupac Shakur

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

124. “Hip Hop was supposed to be this new thing that had no boundaries and was so different to everyday music. As long as it has soul to it, hip hop can live on.” – Tupac Shakur

125. “If we’re all saying that rap is an art form then we gotta be more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everybody dying because of what you’re saying, it don’t matter that you didn’t make them die, it just matters that you didn’t save them.” – Tupac Shakur

126. “In my death, people will understand what I was talking about.” – Tupac Shakur

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

128. “To me, I am the hardest Nigga out there cause I am real I cry when I need to but I am real.” – Tupac Shakur

129. “I feel close to Marvin Gaye, Vincent van Gogh, because nobody appreciated his work until he was dead. Now it’s worth millions.” – Tupac Shakur

130. “The Only Thing That Comes to A Sleeping Man is Dreams.” – Tupac Shakur

Tupac quotes that will inspire you to keep your head up

131. “I have no fear. I have no mothafuckin fear. I have only ambition. I want mine, and I will do anything to feed and protect my family.” – Tupac Shakur

132. “I think being humble is sexy.” – Tupac Shakur

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133. “Stop killing each other – let’s just smoke a blunt.” – Tupac Shakur

134. “I was the total opposite of what I am now. I was quiet, withdrawn, I read a lot, I wrote poetry.” —on his childhood.” – Tupac Shakur

135. “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.” – Tupac Shakur

136. “My mother had a really bad childhood, and my father had a bad childhood, and I had a bad childhood, but I love my childhood, even though it was bad, I love it. I feel like it’s taught me so much. And I feel like nothing can faze me, you know nothing in this world, nothing can surprise me, it might set me back, but only momentarily, only to spring back.” – Tupac Shakur

137. “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

138. “I live in hell. I have no friends. I never sleep. I can never close my eyes. Can you imagine what it’s like to be who I am?” – Tupac Shakur

139. “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.” – Tupac Shakur

140. “Everything in life is not all beautiful, not all fun. There is lots of killing and drugs. To me, a perfect album talks about the hard stuff and the fun and caring stuff.” – Tupac Shakur

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Tupac quotes to elevate your mind

141. “Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure. And if you fall, stand tall and come back for more.” – Tupac Shakur

142. “Why can’t [the President] take some of those people off the street and put them in his White House? Then he’ll have people from the street to help him with his ideas. They haven’t been homeless forever; they’ve done things for society.” – Tupac Shakur

143. “Every time I speak I want the truth to come out. Every time I speak I want a shiver. I don’t want them to be like they know what I’m gonna say because it’s polite. I’m not saying I’m gonna rule the world or I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” – Tupac Shakur

144. “You see you wouldn’t ask why the rose that grew from the concrete had damaged petals. On the contrary, we would all celebrate its tenacity. We would all love it’s will to reach the sun. Well, we are the rose – this is the concrete – and these are my damaged petals. Don’t ask me why, thank God n*, ask me how!” – Tupac Shakur

145. “I’m not trying to make people think I’m in here faking it, but my whole life is going to be about saving somebody.” – Tupac Shakur

146. “As long as the music has the true to the heart soul it can be hip hop. As long it has soul to it, hip hop can live on.” – Tupac Shakur

147. “And I want n* to be educated. You know, I was steering people away from school. You gotta be in school, because through school you can get a job. And if you got a job, then that’s how they can’t do us like this.” – Tupac Shakur

148. “I believe that everything you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m gonna suffer for it. But in my heart, I believe what I’m doing is right. So I feel like I’m going to heaven.” – Tupac Shakur

149. “Until it happened, I really did believe that no Black person would ever shoot me. I believed that I didn’t have to fear my own community, You know, I was like I represent them. I’m their ambassador to the world, they will never do me wrong.” – Tupac Shakur

150. “I said, I’m gonna write a song about the women like my mom, women like my sister, who I think represent the strong black women, and I did that. Now I’mma write about the women I see everyday and that was ‘[I] Get Around.’ If I just write songs like ‘Keep Ya Head Up’ it would make me seem more than what I am, but I’m just a normal man.” – Tupac Shakur
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Tupac quotes about life and death

151. “If we really are saying rap is an art form, then we got to be more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everybody dying because of what you saying, it don’t matter that you didn’t make them die, it just matters that you didn’t save them.”― Tupac Shakur

152. “I’d rather die like a man than live like a coward.” – Tupac Shakur

153. “With all my fans I got a family again.” – Tupac Shakur

154. “Things will never be the same, that’s just the way it is.” – Tupac Shakur

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

156. “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.” – Tupac Shakur

157. “Always falling too deep in a relationship, always end up being the one that’s hurt the most.” – Tupac Shakur

158. “Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.” – Tupac Shakur

159. “Whatever it takes to switch places with the bustas on top.” – Tupac Shakur

160. “When I was alone, and had nothing I asked for a friend to help me bear the pain No one came, except God When I needed a breath to rise, from my sleep No one could help me.. except God When all I saw was sadness, and I needed answers No one heard me, except God So when I’m asked.. who I give my unconditional love to? I look for no other name, except God”– Tupac Shakur

Legendary Tupac quotes

161. “I think the MTV generation is the next generation to come and the best generation that we’ve had thus far. They’re starting to see the mistakes; they’re starting to try to check it.” – Tupac Shakur

162. “I came to California to escape the violence, to escape New York.” –
Tupac Shakur

163. “I started seeing my situation and what got me here. Even though I’m innocent of the charge they gave me, I’m not innocent in terms of the way I was acting.” – Tupac Shakur

164. “If somebody else blows up and I fade out that’s just how it’s supposed to be, that’s fate.” – Tupac Shakur

165. “I’m not perfect. But I’ll always be real.” – Tupac Shakur

166. “This is a big question and no one’s been able to answer it and this is staggering. How can President Reagan live in the White House, which has a lot of rooms, and there be homelessness? And he’s talking about helping the homeless.” – Tupac Shakur

167. “I want to learn from my mistakes.” – Tupac Shakur

168. “I got a big mouth, I can’t help it. I talk from my heart, I’m real.” – Tupac Shakur

169. “17 is such a weird age. it’s such a – and the middle age, you’re not 18 yet, and you’re older than 16. […] It’s like learning stage for me.” – Tupac Shakur

170. “I was letting people dictate who should be my friends. I felt like […] I couldn’t be friends with Madonna. And so I dissed her, even though she showed me nothing but love. I felt bad because when I went to jail, I called her and she was the only person that was willing to help me.” – Tupac Shakur

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Tupac quotes to keep you on your toes

171. “I’m dealing with a more military type of philosophy – to mix the street life with respected, known and proven military philosophy.” – Tupac Shakur

172. “Don’t live to fight, fight to live.” – Tupac Shakur

173. “Fear no man but only God.” – Tupac Shakur

174. “If you let a person talk long enough, you’ll hear their true intentions.” – Tupac Shakur

175. “Then, going to trial, I started seeing the black women that were helping me. Now I’ve got a brand-new vision of them because in here, it’s mostly black female guards. They don’t give me no extra favors, but they treat me with human respect.” – Tupac Shakur
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176. “Everybody that said I wasn’t nothing… my whole goal is to just make them ashamed that they wrote me off like that.” – Tupac Shakur

177. “What we really want to do is get the pride back in the black community. I feel like if you can’t respect yourself, then you can’t respect to race, and then you can’t respect another’s race.” – Tupac Shakur

178. “If you grew up happy, too happy […] I don’t think that prepares you for the world.” – Tupac Shakur

179. “I’m just as guilty for not doing nothing as I am for doing things. Not with this case, but just in my life. I had a job to do and I never showed up. I was so scared of this responsibility that I was running away from it.” – Tupac Shakur

180. “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

Tupac quotes that will motivate you to pursue your dreams

181. “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

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

183. “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.” – Tupac Shakur

184. “I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep ya head up… and handle it.” – Tupac Shakur

185. “Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even thugs cry, but do the Lord care?” – Tupac Shakur

186. “No one knows my struggle they only see the trouble.” – Tupac Shakur

187. “The fake get in where they fit in, the real stand strong where they belong.” – Tupac Shakur

188. “We was young and we was dumb but we had heart.” – Tupac Shakur

189. “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.” – Tupac Shakur

190. “Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up and when he tells you You ain’t nothing, don’t believe him.” – Tupac Shakur

More Tupac quotes and lyrics

191. “Unconditional love. Talking ‘bout the stuff that don’t wear off, it don’t fade. It’ll last for all these crazy days, these crazy nights. Whether you wrong or you right, I’ma still love you, still feel you, still there for you. No matter what, you will always be in my heart with unconditional love.” – Tupac Shakur

192. “I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.” – Tupac Shakur

193. “Ain’t a woman alive that can take my momma’s place.” – Tupac Shakur

194. “Trust nobody.” – Tupac Shakur

195. “Don’t get confused between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.” – Tupac Shakur

196. “I Think We Can Make It In Fact Im Sure And If You Fall Stand Tall And Come Back more.” – Tupac Shakur

197. “I think that we deserve a lot of respect, because you know in the ’60s, they changed a lot. And those teenagers were given respect, because they changed a lot, and they did a lot. We’re givin’ no respect and we have to do a lot, I mean the world—no secret but the world is in bad shape. So, we have to do a lot of good things. So, I think we deserve a little bit more respect.” – Tupac Shakur

198. “I heard a rumor I died Murdered in cold blood dramatized Pictures of me in my final state You know mama cried But that was fiction Some coward got the story twisted Like I no longer existed Mysteriously missin’ I’m known worldwide baby I ain’t hard to find.” – Tupac Shakur

199. “Where there is a will, there is a will to search and discover a better day. Where a positive heart is all you need to rise beyond and succeed. Where young minds grow and respect each other based on their deeds and not their color. When times are dim, say as I say, “Where there’s a will there’s a way!” – Tupac Shakur

200. “Start making 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.” – Tupac Shakur

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  1. robxie

    March 14, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    “Fear no man but only God “.

  2. Roshan Armstrong

    March 24, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Love Tupac . Coming back real soon resurrected. Makevili coming through.

  3. Stanley pilusa

    October 20, 2019 at 5:10 AM

    Don’t think I don’t see you haters, I know y’all in disguise – Tupac Shakur, Only God Can Judge Me

    • Makonko

      October 29, 2019 at 9:04 PM

      Nice one Pilusa Amaru

  4. Lynne

    August 17, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
    Provin nature’s laws wrong
    It learned to walk without having feet
    Funny it seems but by keeping its dreams
    It learned to breathe FRESH air
    Long live the rose that grew from concrete
    When no one else, even cared – Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew From Concrete

  5. CHACHA ROBIN

    July 11, 2019 at 2:43 AM

    YOU CLAIM TO BE A PLAYA BUT I FUCK UR WIFE ……….THIS GOT ANYONE QUIT

  6. Jason Gruzeski

    June 27, 2019 at 11:46 PM

    …and now I feel abandoned because Pat Buchanan says I’m greedy/ you can take my taxes, send me to war but you can’t feed me?

  7. mwababurton

    June 21, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Its better to be live blind than live without the reflections of the mind …..

  8. T.E.

    June 15, 2019 at 9:46 PM

    The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody… The meaning of T-H-U-G-L-I-F-E

  9. Tilt Chamberlain

    June 7, 2019 at 2:33 AM

    My every move is a calculated step
    To bring me closer to embrace an early death
    Now there’s nothin’ left

    Will I survive ’til the morning to see the sun? Please lord forgive me for my sins, ’cause here I come

  10. Eddie

    March 27, 2019 at 1:41 AM

    Its a struggle for black man out there , you know how it is …Only god can judge me & always do your best don’t let the pressure make you panic .

  11. Kakumbi

    February 28, 2019 at 4:19 AM

    Dont change me,dont extort me unless you intend to do it forever

  12. Miles G-G Marlone

    February 23, 2019 at 4:48 AM

    In these lessons in your eyes to see. though things changed, the future stil inside in me. U must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark. coz u always be in my heart, with unconditional LOVE

  13. Harriel freeman

    February 13, 2019 at 11:52 PM

    How can such a young man have so much knowledge and wisdom and understanding at such a young age. I can say growing up for him was do hard. PAC you are appreciated much love for you family

  14. richard

    January 29, 2019 at 6:35 AM

    rose with broken petals .it grew on cocrete

  15. Laurel

    January 20, 2019 at 11:54 PM

    #18 and #27

  16. Blackmorr

    January 16, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Always do your best, don’t let the pressure make you panic

  17. Valentino

    January 16, 2019 at 5:49 AM

    It’s a struggle for every young black man out there, you know how it is. Only God can judge us

  18. M.Rogers

    December 20, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    i dont mind those talk behind my back coz it means am 2steps ahead.

  19. oarabile gemma bafisi

    November 24, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    stay strong and thug it out some day that pain will be useful to you

  20. Cosmas mwala

    November 10, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    That cant kill me makes me stronger

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