The Best Tupac Shakur quotes

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Tupac Shakur was one of the most prolific rappers and actors of all time. Born in East Harlem, he started his career as a roadie for the band Digital Underground before going solo in 1991 with an album called 2Pacalypse Now. He became famous for his socio-political lyrics, which tackled issues like poverty, racism, violence and police brutality. Tupac released five more albums in six years and starred in seven films before being killed at age 25 by Orlando Anderson on September 13th 1996 following a boxing match between Tyson and Lewis. This event led to much controversy because many people believe that there is still not enough evidence to prove Tupac’s death was due to this dispute or if it would have been better if he had

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About Tupac Shakur

birth of the author

June 16, 1971

death of the author

September 13, 1996

deathcause of the author

Cause Of Death:
Drive-By Homicide

education of the author

Tamalpais High School

occupation of the author

Rapper, Songwriter, Actor

date of the author

Years Active:

country of the author

Marin County, California, U.S.

genre of the author

Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop, West Coast Hip Hop

institution of the author

Interscope, Jive, Amaru, Death Row

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Digital Underground, Outlawz, Thug Life, Dr. Dre, Daz Dillinger, Johnny “J” And More.

website of the author



I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Thug Life to me is dead. โ€” Tupac Shakur

During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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

i didn t choose the thug life the thug life chose me Tupac Shakur quote

I’m tired of being a nice guy, I’ve been poor all my life, but don’t know quite why. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Sometimes I sit and look at life from a different angle. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Sometimes life can be a heavy load. โ€” Tupac Shakur

How many caskets can we witness before we see it’s hard to live this life without God, so we must ask forgiveness. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Life in the pen ain’t for me ‘cos I’d rather die. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Institutionalized, I live my life a product made to crumble. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I wake up in the morning and ask myself; is life worth living? Should I blast myself? โ€” Tupac Shakur

Thug Life hit me like the Holy ghost. โ€” Tupac Shakur

during your life never stop dreaming no one can take away your dreams Tupac Shakur quote

Life give to you what you gave to it. So give your best. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Life’s a test, mistakes are lessons, but the gift of life is knowing that you have made a difference. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Everything in life is not all beautiful, not all fun. There is lots of killing and drugs. โ€” Tupac Shakur

What was Tupac Shakurโ€™s family like?

Tupac Shakurโ€™s mother and stepfather, Afeni and Mutulu Shakur, were both members of the Black Panther Party.

Afeni had been in jail in New York City on bombing charges before she gave birth to her son.


My life is in denial. And when I die, baptized in eternal fire, I’ll shed many tears. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Mama raised a hellraiser why cry, That’s just life in the ghetto, do or die. โ€” Tupac Shakur

i m tired of being a nice guy i ve been poor all my life but don t know quite why Tupac Shakur quote

I just don’t know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life. โ€” Tupac Shakur


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Give me a paper and pen, so I can write about my life of sin. A couple of bottles of gin, in case I don’t get in. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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

Questions for the lord, why he don’t like me, guard my soul, Though my life was hard with no remorse. โ€” Tupac Shakur

So many other things for us to see, Things to be, Our history so full of tragedy and misery. โ€” Tupac Shakur

sometimes i sit and look at life from a different angle Tupac Shakur quote

I wonder if heaven got a ghetto? โ€” Tupac Shakur


Though things change, the future’s still inside of me. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever. โ€” Tupac Shakur

When my Mama asks me will I ever change, I tell her yeah… But it’s clear I will always be the same until the end of time. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Perspective. You start looking at things differently, like everything’s not so important. You don’t take things so personally. Everyone changes, becomes better people. We all should get that chance. โ€” Tupac Shakur

though things change the future s still inside of me Tupac Shakur quote

I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world. โ€” Tupac Shakur

All good niggers, all the niggers who change the world, die in violence. They don’t die in regular ways. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new. Built on spirit intent of heart, and ideals based on truth. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I don’t know how to change the world but I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody gon clean it up. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Be grateful for blessings, Don’t ever change, keep your essence. The power is in the people and politics we address. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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And still, the best of us build, and reach monetary gains. Some of us kill, but still, most of us can change. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I’d love to go back to when we played as kids, but things change. And that’s the way it is. โ€” Tupac Shakur

What I learned in jail is that I can’t change. I can’t live a different lifestyleโ€“this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Now up and atom it’s on, I was raised to be strong, and mama told me be a thug since the day I was born. The fame was a plot to try a change me, and what’s strange is nobody knew my name. โ€” Tupac Shakur

i d love to go back to when we played as kids but things change and that s the way it is Tupac Shakur quote

Feel me now, picture my pain, embrace my words, make the world change. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Oh Lord, help me change my ways, Show a litlle mercy on judgement day, It aint me I was raised this way, Never let em’ play me for a busta, Makin’ hell for a huslter. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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. โ€” Tupac Shakur

If I could patent ‘being real’, I think I could own that. โ€” Tupac Shakur

When times are dim say as I say ‘Where there’s a will there’s a way! โ€” Tupac Shakur

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I think being humble is sexy. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Before I write I let my mind go blind and let the lord do his thing. โ€” Tupac Shakur


It’s just me against the world. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Our unborn never got to grow, never got to see what’s, next, In this world full of countless threats. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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I try to find my way in the world you know, I try to be somebody instead of just, make money off of everybody. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Heavenly Father, I’m a soldier I’m gettin, hotter, cuz the world is gettin’ colder. โ€” Tupac Shakur

How did Tupac Shakur start rapping?

In his teenage years, Tupac Shakur attended the Baltimore School for the Arts in Baltimore, Maryland.

During that time one of his friends was shot while playing with a gun.


Before we find world peace, we gotta find peace in the war on the streets. โ€” Tupac Shakur

If you grew up happy, too happy [โ€ฆ] I don’t think that prepares you for the world. โ€” Tupac Shakur

A woman bought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one. โ€” Tupac Shakur

heavenly father i m a soldier i m gettin hotter cuz the world is gettin colder Tupac Shakur quote

It’s a constant manโ€“egoโ€“check going on in the streets, in this world. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Thanks for comin out, God bless you, good night… What of fame? Everyone knows your face, the world screams your name And never again, are you alone… โ€” Tupac Shakur

Don’t leave this world without giving it your all. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Dont blame me, I was given this world, I didn’t make it. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Went to church but don’t understand it, they underhanded. God gave me these commandments, the world is scandalous. โ€” Tupac Shakur

before we find world peace we gotta find peace in the war on the streets Tupac Shakur quote

If you’re not dark inside and you come to this world, it’l turn you dark… and if you really have Sunshine inside you, it’s not good to play in the dark. It’s just gonna extinguish your fire. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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Can you imagine what it’s like for you to be who I am, who I was, and for them to say that I raped a woman? And for the whole world to actually be entertaining the thought that you raped a woman. That’s hell. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Now the whole worlds calling me a killer all I ever did was try to reach the kids with the realer. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Reality is wrong. dreams are for real. โ€” Tupac Shakur


And I hope I’m forgiven for Thug Livin when I die. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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Even thugs cry, but do the Lord care? โ€” Tupac Shakur

Can the Lord forgive me? Got the spirit of a thug in me. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I’m a thug. And my thug comes from… my definition of thug comes from half of the street element. Straight street hustling. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I was looking for a father, he was gone. I hung around with the thugs, and even though they sold drugs, they showed a young brother love. โ€” Tupac Shakur

What did Tupac Shakurโ€™s music concern?

Tupac Shakurโ€™s music often glorified the violent, misogynistic, drug-filled โ€œthug lifeโ€ led by many 1990s gangsta rappers.
However, several of Shakurโ€™s songs signaled the bleak and racist reality of the ghetto that forced black youth down that path.

My family tree consists of drug dealers, thugs, and killers. โ€” Tupac Shakur

even thugs cry but do the lord care Tupac Shakur quote


Maybe in time you’ll understand only God can save us. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Biggie came at a time just like Hitler did with the Germans. โ€” Tupac Shakur

It takes skill to be real, time to heal each other. โ€” Tupac Shakur

It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down. โ€” Tupac Shakur

The only time I have problems is when I sleep. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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us Tupac Shakur quote

In my mind I’m a blind man doin’ time. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Stay in the game until the end of time. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Time to heal our women, be real to our women. โ€” Tupac Shakur

You get time to appreciate things. Perspective, you start looking at things differently. โ€” Tupac Shakur

It’s time we stop worrying, and get angry you know? But not angry and pick up a gun, but angry and open our minds. โ€” Tupac Shakur

biggie came at a time just like hitler did with the germans Tupac Shakur quote

I will die Before My Time. Because I feel the shadow’s Depth. So much I wanted to accomplish. before I reached my Death โ€” Tupac Shakur

Time to heal our women, be real to our women. And if we don’t, then we’ll have a race of babies, that hate the ladies that make the babies. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Instead of of being so metaphorical with the rhyme, I was encouraged to go straight at it and hit it dead on and not waste time trying to cover things. โ€” Tupac Shakur


I remember Marvin Gaye used to sing to me, He had me feelin’ like black was the thing to be. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Even as a dope fiend mama. You always was a black queen mama. โ€” Tupac Shakur

even as a dope fiend mama you always was a black queen mama Tupac Shakur quote

There ain’t nothin’ like a Black woman. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Who killed Tupac Shakur?

Tupac Shakur died on September 13, 1996, six days after an unknown gunman in a white Cadillac shot him four times in the chest at a stoplight in Las Vegas.

A Los Angeles Times investigation determined that uncooperative witnesses and minimal pursuit of gang-related leads resulted in what remains an unsolved homicide case.


It’s a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Tupac the son of the Black Panther, and Tupac the rider. Those are the two people inside of me. I was raised off those ideals. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I find any great man, black or white, I’m going to study him, learn him so he can’t be great to me no more. โ€” Tupac Shakur

It’s no longer a fad to be down for the young Black male. Everybody wants to go past. Like the gangster stuff, it just got exploited. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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If you’re a black man, they really call you out and have you deal with them. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I’m responsible for what i did. I’m not responible for what every black male did. Yes! I call myself a THUG, because i grew up in the ghetto. And im still standing. โ€” Tupac Shakur

When the charge first came up, I hated black women. Then, going to trial, I started seeing the black women that was helping me. It’s mostly black female guards. They treat me with human respect. โ€” Tupac Shakur

A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once. โ€” Tupac Shakur


I feel like our future is our confidence and selfโ€“esteem. โ€” Tupac Shakur

i feel like our future is our confidence and self esteem Tupac Shakur quote

If I was white I would have been like John Wayne… I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play โ€” Tupac Shakur

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

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. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I feel that what was done in the dark will come to light. There are secrets everybody’s gonna find out about. โ€” Tupac Shakur

behind every sweet smile there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel Tupac Shakur quote

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. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I’m gonna tie you up, blind fold you, and we gonna play which hole feel the best. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I only wrote one song in jail. But I’m writing new albumโ€“you’re going to feel the entire 11 months of what I went through on this album. I’m venting my anger. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Is Tupac Shakur actually dead?

Tupac Shakurโ€™s family, the Las Vegas Police Department, and a formal autopsy report all corroborate the legitimacy of Shakurโ€™s death.

Nevertheless, conspiracy theories persist among fans and the media about his murder, two of the most popular being that he faked his death and escaped to Cuba or Malaysia


I feel like Black Jesus got his hands on me and guides me through life to put me where I’m supposed to be. โ€” Tupac Shakur

All the Hennessy and weed can’t hide, the pain i feel inside, its like I’m living just to die. โ€” Tupac Shakur

i m gonna tie you up blind fold you and we gonna play which hole feel the best Tupac Shakur quote

Only God Can Judge Me 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 โ€” Tupac Shakur

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

If I upset you, don’t stress. Never forget That God isn’t finished with me yet. I feel His hand on my brain… When I write rhymes, I go blind and let the Lord do His thang. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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

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. โ€” Tupac Shakur

I don’t bang for the color or the land. I bang for the principles and for the honor. I’m bangin’ for the Westsideโ€“this is in my heart, this is how I feel. โ€” Tupac Shakur

If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East. โ€” Tupac Shakur

Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin’ pussy. โ€” Tupac Shakur

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