36 XXXTENTACION Quotes to Inspire Self-Love, Dreams & Authenticity

As a former educator, I’ll admit I was late to the XXXTENTACION phenomenon. For years, my students constantly talked about this rapper, quoting his lyrics and relating to his raw, emotional music.

After really listening to XXXTENTACION’s words and diving into his personal story, I realized there was a powerful current of inspiration pulsing beneath the surface pain and trauma. Here was an artist using his art to work through mental health struggles and the harsh realities of his upbringing.

And embedded in those guttural confessions were hard-won seeds of wisdom about self-belief, perseverance, authenticity, and love.

I gathered this collection of 50 XXXTENTACION quotes to spotlight those glimmers of light and hope amid the darkness. For students feeling alone in their battles, quotes like “We’re all fighting battles no one knows about” can provide solidarity.

For those searching for purpose, “Only you create your purpose” is a rallying cry to forge their own path. And for the brokenhearted, “The key to love is compromise” offers guidance on cultivating healthy relationships.

My hope is that by distilling XXXTENTACION’s complex artistry down to these inspirational nuggets, students can access the underlying messages of self-love, growth, and dreaming bigger that he embodied.

These messages helped me finally understand why he resonated so deeply with the youth. While the rapper’s life was cut tragically short, these quotes ensure his legacy as a pivotal voice for the underdog lives on.

XXXTENTACION Quotes on Believing in Yourself and Dreams

  1. “If you believe in something you can achieve it.” – XXXTENTACION
  2. “You are the actor in your own movie.” – XXXTENTACION
  3. “You are the person that you desire to be.” – XXXTENTACION
  4. “Live life like a dream.” – XXXTENTACION
  5. “Follow your dreams, and know that even though you have lost, you have guardian angels watching over you.” – XXXTENTACION
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XXXTENTACION Quotes on Love and Compassion

  1. “It’s better to be respected through love rather than fear.” – XXXTENTACION
  2. “Be kind to one another, even when it’s not requested.” – XXXTENTACION
  3. “If you love someone, you’re supposed to be dedicated to them.” – XXXTENTACION
  4. “The key to love is compromise.” – XXXTENTACION
  5. “The key to love is also loving yourself.” – XXXTENTACION
  6. “Please don’t throw your love away.” – XXXTENTACION
  7. “If you love someone you’re supposed to be dedicated to them, right.” – XXXTENTACION

XXXTENTACION Quotes on Perseverance and Purpose

  1. “No one can explain why you are alive, no one can save you but you.” – XXXTENTACION
  2. “Only you create your purpose.” – XXXTENTACION
  3. “You have to create your own purpose and evolve towards that purpose.” – XXXTENTACION
  4. “It’s easier to live when you have goals to meet.” – XXXTENTACION
  5. “We’re all fighting battles no one knows about.” – XXXTENTACION
  6. “Being alone really makes you realize all you got is yourself.” – XXXTENTACION
  7. “So outside of my misery, I think I’ll find a way of envisioning a better life.” – XXXTENTACION

XXXTENTACION Quotes on Growth and Evolution

  1. “Every day you evolve, every day you create.” – XXXTENTACION
  2. “Be trying to evolve as far as creation, being creative in thought.” – XXXTENTACION
  3. “Become this totally different character.” – XXXTENTACION
  4. “Depression and obsession don’t mix well.” – XXXTENTACION
  5. “People always leave, don’t get too attached.” – XXXTENTACION

XXXTENTACION Quotes on Living Authentically

  1. “You have to put the mind into what you want.” – XXXTENTACION
  2. “The mind is but a magnet to what you want.” – XXXTENTACION
  3. “Your art can be in your emotion, your art can be in your mind.” – XXXTENTACION
  4. “Knowledge comes with experience.” – XXXTENTACION
  5. “Make yourself happy.” – XXXTENTACION
  6. “I like to rock out like I’m a misfit.” – XXXTENTACION
  7. “Time is valuable…don’t waste it.” – XXXTENTACION
  8. “The enemy does not want you to be happy, be happy, always.” – XXXTENTACION
  9. “Only you create your purpose, so make sure you are being healthy in mind, being caring, compromising for the ones you love.” – XXXTENTACION
  10. “No one can tell you who to be there is no such thing.” – XXXTENTACION
  11. “Look at love like a game, everything is a game.” – XXXTENTACION
  12. “Pretend to be a princess and carry yourself with the mannerisms of a princess. If you want to be a prince, carry yourself with the mannerisms of a prince.” – XXXTENTACION
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Despite his tragically short life, XXXTENTACION’s words continue to resonate and inspire. These quotes showcase his raw vulnerability, uncompromising pursuit of authenticity, and uplifting messages about self-love, perseverance, and carving your own path.

While he grappled with inner demons, XXXTENTACION’s lyrics remind us that we all face battles – but we have the power to believe in ourselves, evolve, and create the life we desire. By distilling his candid truths into these powerful statements, his legacy as an influential voice for underdogs and dreamers lives on.

Let these XXXTENTACION quotes motivate you to fiercely embrace who you are and passionately chase the future you envision.

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  1. jahseh angami

    August 30, 2019 at 2:05 PM


    • Amanda

      December 12, 2019 at 2:54 AM

      I love x mater of fact no nothing I like it so mutch I love it I feel something in my heart Everytime I listen to him songs or watch his videos

  2. Mary

    July 1, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Yeah x helped us with not feeling alone and more but now that he’s gone don’t you feel lonely again and feel like giving up or am I the only one?

    I personally don’t want his hard work to go to waste but it’s crazy when it feels worse than before and he’s not here to help or be a guidance

  3. Slhkhan

    April 5, 2019 at 11:53 PM

    “Lost in a pessimistic” is a line I hear in a lot of his song all the way back in 2016 and it just stuck with me. Btw I hate the new x fans

    • Jamal

      April 16, 2019 at 11:19 AM


    • Nora Alaoui

      June 24, 2019 at 10:49 AM

      But why?

    • Doesn't matter

      February 16, 2020 at 7:10 PM

      I started listening in 2019, why do u hate us, I’ve seen a few ass holes but not all of us are bad…
      BTW, slipknot is one of my favourite songs.

  4. 776621lopp

    March 10, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Why the hell are they all from studio albums. Smh X didnt die for this. Fake fans all around.

    • tj

      April 10, 2019 at 4:03 PM

      F*** the FAKES

  5. xxxtentacion

    February 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Yes,XXXTentacion was the realist rapper he was loyal to all of his fans like for real he’s gonna come back X was fight battle’s that we don’t know X was like a father to us all he’s was our brother he was our armour during our battle’s and he was there for us X wanted to be here for Jocelyn Flores before she killed her self He stopped me killing myself fr We love you XXXTENTACION

    • Anngeleanna Milian

      April 16, 2019 at 7:23 AM

      Preach i miss X he was the one that help me and my friends overcome depression

    • Beso

      June 8, 2019 at 1:35 AM

      You are right

  6. XXXTentacion

    February 12, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    he was such a blessed human being. X’s haters don’t know what they want. X knew what he wanted.. he wanted us to be happy and to follow our dreams

  7. Destinxc

    February 2, 2019 at 2:45 AM

    “Embrace your ugly, WEAR IT” -Xxxtentacion

    • Treasure

      February 4, 2019 at 9:28 PM

      I love all of them
      I miss him

      • thatkiddooevelyn

        February 21, 2019 at 2:58 PM

        LLJ 😭

  8. X

    January 31, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    He say she say how about me say

  9. coolguy69420

    January 29, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    “if you want to shine like sun first you have to burn like it”. – jahseh onfroy

  10. Tyler

    January 23, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    Pay attention in your life because your life is right in front of you.
    The people who struggle the most will succeed in life.
    I promise you.

  11. Sherry

    January 20, 2019 at 12:06 AM


    That line really made a lot of meaning to me and anytime I listen to Onfroy’s music, it really motivates me to move on

  12. Juju Bigplume

    January 10, 2019 at 1:54 AM

    Pain is a sign of progress when you feel pain there is progress

  13. Xxxjahxxx

    December 25, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Rest in paradise Jahseh

  14. ddssh

    December 24, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    “I’m in pain, wanna put 10 shots in my brain I’ve been tripping bout some things, can’t change suicidal, same time I’m tame. THIS QUOTE TOUCHED ME DEEPLY YOU WONT KNOW HOW MUCH IT TOUCHED ME LLJ

  15. Timz

    November 29, 2018 at 9:59 AM

    Its crazy you said you would never hurt me. But here i am alone and broken

  16. Shayla

    November 20, 2018 at 9:59 PM

    Judge people not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character
    — xxxtentacion

    • Jeffrey I. Moore

      November 21, 2018 at 3:59 PM

      LOL, that was Martin Luther King Jr., sis!

      • Mercedes

        December 27, 2018 at 9:48 PM

        Lol good job you know part of your history sis

  17. Brand

    November 18, 2018 at 12:21 PM

    shYt,its exactly thes ssame bs shooting we need 2 learn from. Y XXXTEN

  18. instagram: ytf.justxn

    November 12, 2018 at 8:49 PM

    “As a fair warning to everyone listening to this song
    I advise you to not hide your feelings
    Don’t pretend to be okay when you’re not okay
    Don’t pretend to be happy when you’re sad
    It’ll only lead to your misery”- xxxtentacion
    (Let’s Pretend We’re Numb”

    • Savvy

      January 27, 2019 at 10:44 PM

      Yesssss ❤🖤 Thank you ! 🙂

  19. tobi

    November 12, 2018 at 7:47 PM

    x was a big motivation towards my career in music soon every one will know my name but forget his, i hope nothing bad happens to any other rapper since this(rip mac miller, lil peep) LLJ forever

    first song coming out 2019

  20. A

    November 11, 2018 at 10:58 PM

    Being alone really makes you realize all you got is yourself.” — XXXTENTACION

  21. Anonymus

    November 9, 2018 at 9:48 PM

    “There is no BAD without GOOD, and there is no GOOD without BAD”

  22. Brooklyn Taupau

    November 8, 2018 at 11:13 PM

    ALL OF THESE!!!!

  23. Dylan Wittman

    November 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Thanks for putting up these quotes for everyone to remember him by.

  24. kev

    November 5, 2018 at 11:59 AM


  25. Lexi

    October 25, 2018 at 11:44 AM

    There’s hope for the rest of us

    • aaliyah

      October 26, 2018 at 1:48 PM

      beingg alone really makes you realize you only got yourelf R.I.P jaseh ricardo dwayne onfroy jan,23 1998 jun,18 2018 🙁 <3


        January 14, 2019 at 8:27 PM

        Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy

  26. sam

    October 24, 2018 at 7:34 PM

    I can think of many better lyrics of his, SAD! Was one of his worst songs andshouldn’t have been mentioned(it was still good because it was made by x duh :))

    • Xxxtentacion manger

      January 11, 2019 at 3:15 AM

      Omg shut up disrespectful cunt

    • Amber🥰❤️

      January 14, 2019 at 11:15 PM

      Wow really tf

  27. Reese

    October 17, 2018 at 7:52 PM

    Dont let your depression control you, Don’t let your body define your soul , let your soul define your body

  28. Nasir Rutashongerwa

    October 15, 2018 at 6:49 AM

    “Cause Its a Game Of Cat and Mouse And You Will Bleed Slinet”-Jaseh Onfroy

  29. Eliza Taylor

    October 2, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    “I wonder if I’m on your mind as much as you’re on mine.” -XXXTENTACION

  30. Alan

    September 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    She took my heart and left me lonely

    • Daisy

      November 26, 2018 at 8:03 PM

      I love it

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