Looking for famous Tupac quotes? Enjoy!
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 know 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.
Here are some of my favorite Tupac quotes!
Inspirational Tupac Quotes on Thug Life, Success and Dreams
1.) Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real. – Tupac Shakur
2.) I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated. – Tupac Shakur
3.) Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever. – Tupac Shakur
4.) Our future is our confidence and self-esteem. – Tupac Shakur
5.) Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes. – Tupac Shakur
7.) During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams. – Tupac Shakur
8.) We can never go nowhere unless we share with each other. – Tupac Shakur
10.) Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can see and feel. – Tupac Shakur
11.) When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character. – Tupac Shakur
12.) We was young and we was dumb, but we had heart. – Tupac Shakur
13.) Do everything you can to make it around the system, over the system, or in the system. – Tupac Shakur
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
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
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
17.) Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender. – Tupac Shakur
18.) ‘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
19.) This fast life soon shatters, cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter. – Tupac Shakur
More 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
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
22.) The only time I have problems is when I sleep. – Tupac Shakur
23.) “Just cause you live in the ghetto doesn’t mean you can’t grow.” – Tupac Shakur
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
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
26.) “I hate the man in the mirror ’cause his reflection makes the pain turn realer.” – Tupac Shakur
27.) “Pay no mind to those who talk behing your back, it simply means that you are 2 steps ahead.” – Tupac Shakur
28.) “I would rather be stricken blind, than to live without expression of mind.” – Tupac Shakur
29.) “You know nothing can stop me but loss of breath and I’m still breathing so it’s still on.” – Tupac Shakur
30.) People die but legends live forever. – Tupac Shakur
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
Famous Tupac Shakur 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
33.) “Sometimes when I’m alone
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 no one cares about why.” – Tupac Shakur
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
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
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,
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
More Tupac Shakur 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
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’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there 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 don’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, dont 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, lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so its 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