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50 J. Cole Quotes and Lyrics from his New Album on Life & Love

Our latest collection of J. Cole quotes on Everyday Power Blog

Jermaine Lamarr Cole, known to the world as simply J. Cole, is an American rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter.

Born on January 28, 1985, on a military base in Germany, Cole released his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, in 2011. The album debuted at number 1  on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was certified platinum in the United States.

Since then, the Grammy-nominated rapper has gone on to release several more albums that have mostly received positive reviews from critics. In April 2018, he released his fifth album, KOD, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 and has since been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Besides music, J. Cole has also developed a non-profit organization called the Dreamville Foundation. He also houses single mothers rent-free at his childhood home in North Carolina.

As someone who started out from humble beginnings and worked hard to the top of his game, J. Cole has clearly tapped into his Everyday Power.

In this regard, here are some great J. Cole quotes to inspire you to work towards your dreams.


J. Cole quotes about life


1.) “Life can bring much pain. There are many ways to deal with this pain. Choose wisely.” – J. ColeIntro (KOD)


2.) “You coulda bought a crib with all that bread that you done blew
I know you think this type of revenue is never endin’
But I wanna take a minute just to tell you that ain’t true” – J. Cole, 1985


3.) “Every loser gotta win and every winner gotta lose someday” – J. Cole, Deja Vu


4.) “Life is all about the evolution” – J. Cole, Change


J Cole quotes on evolution


5.) “My life is too crazy, no actor could play me”   –J.Cole, KOD


6.) “But see I’m growing and getting stronger with every breath” – J. Cole, Change


7.) “Time will tell who is on my side”  – J. Cole, The Cut Off


8.) “Every time you go to sleep you look like you in Heaven” – J.Cole, She’s Mine Pt 1


J. Cole quotes about love and relationships


9.) “And the strongest drug of them all – Love” – J.Cole, KOD


j cole quotes about love


10.) “Fell in love through photograph
I don’t even know your name” – J. Cole, Photograph


11.) “Love today’s gone digital
And it’s messing with my health” – J. ColePhotograph


12.) “Don’t wanna die, ’cause now you’re here
And I just wanna be right by your side” – J. Cole, She’s Mine Pt 2


13.) “If I fell in love with you before I ever even knew
I catch your eye then look away as if it never happened” – J. Cole, Deja Vu


14.) “Catch me, I’ve fallen in love for the first time” – J. Cole, She’s Mine Pt 2


j cole quotes on love


15.) “You are now the reason that I fight
I ain’t never did nothing this right in my whole life” – J. Cole, She’s Mine Pt 2


J. Cole quotes on faith and spirituality


16.) “I know Heaven is a mind state, I’ve been a couple times” – J. Cole, The Cut Off


17.) “I put my hand to the sky, I sing
Grateful for the blessings you bring
Thank you for the ones I love
Forgive me for the times I was
Down and confused, I know
What I reap is what I will sow” – J. Cole, Windows Pain


18.) “I know that vengeance is the Lord’s and it’s not for me”  – J. Cole, The Cut Off


19.) “See I believe if God is real, He’d never judge a man
Because He knows us all and therefore He would understand
The ignorance that make a nigga take his brother life
The bitterness and pain that got him beating on his wife” – J. Cole, Change


20.) “I know I’m blessed because yo’ stress is realer than anything I done been through” – J. Cole, Windows Pain


21.) “As we speak I’m at peace, no longer scared to die” – J. Cole, Change


j cole quotes on peace


22.) “Sometimes I think pain is just a lack of understanding
If we could only understand it all, would we feel no pain?
God must feel no pain” – J. Cole, Once an Addict


23.) “I no longer bury demons, I be a vessel for the truth until I’m barely breathing, I’m singing” – J. Cole, Change


J. Cole quotes about life’s challenges


24.) “One thing about your demons they bound to catch up one day
I’d rather see you stand up and face them than run away” – J. Cole, FRIENDS


25.) “I understand this message is not the coolest to say
But if you down to try it I know of a better way
Meditate” – J. Cole, FRIENDS


26.) “Feels so right to let things go” – J. Cole, FRIENDS


27.) “My intuition is telling me there’ll be better days” – J. Cole, Change


28.) “I sit in silence and find whenever I meditate” – J. Cole, Change


j cole quotes about meditation


29.) “My fears alleviate, my tears evaporate
My faith don’t deviate, ideas don’t have a date”   – J. Cole, Change


30.) “I flip my misfortune and grow me a fortune” – J. Cole, ATM


31.) “If the pressure get too much for me to take and I break
Play this tape for my daughter and let her know my life is on it” – J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only


33.) “I was a fool, spent all my time ducking school, ducking cops
Ducking rules, hugging blocks that don’t love you”  – J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only


J. Cole quotes about achieving dreams and goals


34.) “You can dream but don’t neglect the execution” – J. Cole, Change


35.) “Time is short that’s what somebody told me”  – J. Cole, Change


j cole quotes on time


36.) “I’m searching and praying and hoping for something
I know I’m gon’ see it, I know that it’s coming” – J. ColeFor Whom the Bell Tolls


37.) “I had to cut some people off ’cause they was using me” – J. Cole, The Cut Off


38.) “If practice made perfect, I’m practice’s baby” –J.Cole, KOD


Other inspirational J. Cole quotes


39.) “At the bottom of the hourglass
Lies sand that represents the past
In which all of my demons rest
I’m calling out for help” – J. Cole, Into (KOD)


40.) “How ’bout you listen and never forget?” – J.Cole, KOD


41.) “What’s done in the dark will always find a way to shine” – J. Cole, Kevin’s Heart


42.) “My heart is big, I want to give too much” – J. Cole, The Cut Off


j cole quotes on giving


43.) “I’m controlling my mind, the days are warm
The nights are cold, the lost is found, I’m found” – J. Cole, BRACKETS


44.) “One thing about the men that’s controlling the pen
That write history, they always seem to white-out they sins” – J. Cole, BRACKETS


45.) “Just because yo’ dick can spray semen, it don’t mean that you ready to let go of yo’ childish ways” – J. Cole, Windows Pain


46.) “I try to find employment even if it’s wiping toilets” – J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only



47.) “But the only real change come from inside” – J. Cole, Change


48.) “I know that everything that glitters ain’t gold
I know the shit ain’t always good as it seems
But tell me till you get it how could you know?” – J. Cole, A Tale of Two Citiez


49.) “One day y’all have to decide, who you gon’ be
A scary nigga or a nigga that’s gon’ rule like me” – J. Cole, Fire Squad


50.) “Rejection makes you defensive
So you protect your pride with your reflexes
But life is a game with no reset on the end” – J. Cole, Hello


What’s your favorite J. Cole quote?

J. Cole is widely popular for his incredibly inspiring lyrics. He started out from humble beginnings but his hard work has seen him rise to the top.

And despite achieving all this success, he remains one of the realest rappers in the game. Hopefully, his words have inspired you to work towards your dreams and live your best life.

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    February 27, 2019 at 12:47 am

    U guys left out one of the best quotes:

    “If you ain’t aim too high,
    Then you aim too low” ~ j. cole (28 January – 2014 Forest Hill drives)

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