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Quotes by Tupac Shakur

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Wikipedia Summary for Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he has often been considered a symbol of activism against inequality.

Shakur was born in Manhattan, a borough of New York City, but relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in 1984 and then the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 to further pursue his music career. By the time he released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he had become a central figure in West Coast hip hop, introducing social issues to the genre at a time when gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream. Shakur achieved further critical and commercial success with his follow-up albums Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... (1993) and Me Against the World (1995).

In 1995, Shakur served eight months in prison on sexual assault charges, but was released after agreeing to sign with Marion "Suge" Knight's label Death Row Records in exchange for Knight posting his bail. Following his release, Shakur became heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. His double-disc album All Eyez on Me (1996) was certified Diamond by the RIAA. On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada; he died six days later and the gunman was never captured. Shakur's friend-turned-rival, The Notorious B.I.G., was at first considered a suspect due to the pair's public feud, but was also murdered in another drive-by shooting six months later in Los Angeles, California. Five more albums have been released since Shakur's death, all of which have been certified platinum in the United States.

Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. In 2002, he was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone named Shakur in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Outside music, Shakur also found considerable success as an actor, with his starring roles as Bishop in Juice (1992), Lucky in Poetic Justice (1993) where he starred alongside Janet Jackson, Ezekiel in Gridlock'd (1997), and Jake in Gang Related (1997), all of which garnered praise from critics.

Quote: There ain't no place like paradise. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of boat docked near house
Photo Credit: Luca Bravo

There ain't no place like paradise.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Don't look back unless it's a good view. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Don't look back unless it's a good view.


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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with 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.


Quote: Hoping they bury me with ammunition, weed, and shells. Just in case. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Hoping they bury me with ammunition, weed, and shells. Just in case.


Quote: I smoke blunt to take the pain out and if I wasn't high I'd probably blow my brains out. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I smoke blunt to take the pain out and if I wasn't high I'd probably blow my brains out.


Quote: I said it in the beginning. That I was gonna take them niggaz out the game and sure enough I will. Already people can't look at Biggie and not laugh. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I said it in the beginning. That I was gonna take them niggaz out the game and sure enough I will. Already people can't look at Biggie and not laugh.


Quote: Strength is overcome by weakness Joy is overcome by Pain The night is overcome by Brightness and Love-it remains the same. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Strength is overcome by weakness Joy is overcome by Pain The night is overcome by Brightness and Love-it remains the same.


Quote: Make me wanna kill myself, but I see death around the corner. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Make me wanna kill myself, but I see death around the corner.


Quote: The eyes of mortal men, threaten you with doom 
 They regret to see you, set, but it is time, for the moon. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

The eyes of mortal men, threaten you with doom
They regret to see you, set, but it is time, for the moon.




Quote: And still, the best of us build, and reach monetary gains. Some of us kill, but still, most of us can change. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

And still, the best of us build, and reach monetary gains. Some of us kill, but still, most of us can change.


Quote: It was hell, hugging my Mama from a jail cell. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

It was hell, hugging my Mama from a jail cell.


Quote: Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place.


Quote: Evil's lurking, I can see him smirking. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Evil's lurking, I can see him smirking.


Quote: I'm tired of being a nice guy, I've been poor all my life, but don't know quite why. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'm tired of being a nice guy, I've been poor all my life, but don't know quite why.


Quote: Don't support the phonies, SUPPORT THE REAL. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Don't support the phonies, SUPPORT THE REAL.


Quote: How could you do me like that I took ya family in put some cash in ya pocket made you a man again. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

How could you do me like that I took ya family in put some cash in ya pocket made you a man again.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: The ground is the symbol for the poor people; the poor people is gonna open up this whole world and swallow up the rich people. It's gonna be like -- there might be some cannibalism out this mother. They might eat the rich. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

The ground is the symbol for the poor people; the poor people is gonna open up this whole world and swallow up the rich people. It's gonna be like -- there might be some cannibalism out this mother. They might eat the rich.


Quote: We live like caged beasts waiting for the day to let the rage free. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

We live like caged beasts waiting for the day to let the rage free.


Quote: I bring truth to tha youth tear tha roof off tha ol' school. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I bring truth to tha youth tear tha roof off tha ol' school.


Quote: I'm a sucker for love. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'm a sucker for love.


Quote: Now the baby's in the trash heap balling. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Now the baby's in the trash heap balling.


Quote: Please wake me when I'm free
I cannot bear captivity
4 I would rather be stricken blind
Than 2 live without expression of mind. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Please wake me when I'm free
I cannot bear captivity
4 I would rather be stricken blind
Than 2 live without expression of mind.


Quote: Only in Cali where we riot not rally to live and die
In L.A. we wearin Chucks not Ballies (that's right). by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Only in Cali where we riot not rally to live and die
In L.A. we wearin Chucks not Ballies (that's right).


Quote: They ordered the extermination
of all minds they couldn't control. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

They ordered the extermination
of all minds they couldn't control.


Quote: It's not like I idolize this one guy Machiavelli. I idolize that type of thinking where you do whatever's gonna make you achieve your goal. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

It's not like I idolize this one guy Machiavelli. I idolize that type of thinking where you do whatever's gonna make you achieve your goal.


Quote: Follow the rules or follow the fools. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Follow the rules or follow the fools.


Quote: Break the chains in our brains that make us fear. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Break the chains in our brains that make us fear.


Quote: I guess cause i'm black boy, I'm supposed to say 'peace', sing songs, and get capped on. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I guess cause i'm black boy, I'm supposed to say 'peace', sing songs, and get capped on.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: There ain't nothin' like a Black woman. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

There ain't nothin' like a Black woman.


Quote: It don't stop 'til the casket drop. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

It don't stop 'til the casket drop.


Quote: I want there to be a life for the street element. Instead of we always getting shut out. Instead of defenseless, having power. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I want there to be a life for the street element. Instead of we always getting shut out. Instead of defenseless, having power.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: God damn! Drug dealers dealin' to the kiddies,
Livin' in the city ain't no pity on the itty-bitty.
We try to cry, but still they all die,
I try to speak to the youth, and the truth is: they all high. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

God damn! Drug dealers dealin' to the kiddies,
Livin' in the city ain't no pity on the itty-bitty.
We try to cry, but still they all die,
I try to speak to the youth, and the truth is: they all high.


Quote: We probably in hell already, our dumb asses not knowing. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

We probably in hell already, our dumb asses not knowing.


Quote: Fear no man but only God. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Fear no man but only God.


Quote: My biggest fear of death is to come back reincarnated. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

My biggest fear of death is to come back reincarnated.


Quote: We are being wiped off the face of this earth 
 At an extremely alarming rate 
 And even more alarming is the fact 
 That we are not fighting back. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

We are being wiped off the face of this earth
At an extremely alarming rate
And even more alarming is the fact
That we are not fighting back.


Quote: To all the seeds that follow me protect your essence, Born with less, but you still precious. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

To all the seeds that follow me protect your essence, Born with less, but you still precious.


Quote: I have no fear, I have only ambition, and I want mine, And I will do anything to protect and feed my family. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I have no fear, I have only ambition, and I want mine, And I will do anything to protect and feed my family.


Quote: Look at those words, 'role' and 'model.' Both of those are fake words, to play a role and to model, that's fake. I'm real. Being real, I drink, I hang out, I party. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Look at those words, 'role' and 'model.' Both of those are fake words, to play a role and to model, that's fake. I'm real. Being real, I drink, I hang out, I party.


Quote: No matter how hard it gets, keep your chest out, keep your head up and handle it. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

No matter how hard it gets, keep your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.


Quote: Expose foes wit my hocus pocus flows, they froze now suckas idolize my chosen blows. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Expose foes wit my hocus pocus flows, they froze now suckas idolize my chosen blows.


Quote: Will I, succeed, paranoid from the weed and hocus pocus, try to focus but I can't see. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Will I, succeed, paranoid from the weed and hocus pocus, try to focus but I can't see.


Quote: I'm not perfect. But I'll always be real. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'm not perfect. But I'll always be real.


Quote: Institutionalized, I live my life a product made to crumble. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Institutionalized, I live my life a product made to crumble.


Quote: Ever since I was an itty bitty kitty, been drinking liquor out of Mama's titty. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Ever since I was an itty bitty kitty, been drinking liquor out of Mama's titty.


Quote: One day I'm gonna bust, blow up on this society, why did you lie to me, I couldn't find a trace of humanity. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

One day I'm gonna bust, blow up on this society, why did you lie to me, I couldn't find a trace of humanity.


Quote: No longer living in fear, my pistol close in hand, Convinced this is my year. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

No longer living in fear, my pistol close in hand, Convinced this is my year.


Quote: I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents 
 It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents
It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent.


Quote: I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other.


Quote: I remember Marvin Gaye used to sing to me, 
 He had me feelin' like black was the thing to be. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I remember Marvin Gaye used to sing to me,
He had me feelin' like black was the thing to be.


Quote: I feel close to Marvin Gaye, Vincent van Gogh, because nobody appreciated his work until he was dead. Now it's worth millions. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I feel close to Marvin Gaye, Vincent van Gogh, because nobody appreciated his work until he was dead. Now it's worth millions.


Quote: Be grateful for blessings,
Don't ever change, keep your essence.
The power is in the people and politics we address. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Be grateful for blessings,
Don't ever change, keep your essence.
The power is in the people and politics we address.


Quote: Study your lessons, don't settle for less. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Study your lessons, don't settle for less.




Quote: Gotta start teaching the children that they can be just what they want to be, there's much more to life than poverty. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Gotta start teaching the children that they can be just what they want to be, there's much more to life than poverty.


Quote: I have no patience for anybody who doubts me, none at all. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I have no patience for anybody who doubts me, none at all.


Quote: You reached your level, you don't want any more. We asked ten years ago, we were askin' with the Panthers, we were askin' in the Civil Rights Movement. Now those who were askin' are all dead or in jail, wo what are we gonna do? And we shouldn't be angry!? by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

You reached your level, you don't want any more. We asked ten years ago, we were askin' with the Panthers, we were askin' in the Civil Rights Movement. Now those who were askin' are all dead or in jail, wo what are we gonna do? And we shouldn't be angry!?


Quote: Bury me smilin' with G's in my pocket, Have a party at my funeral let every rapper rock it Let the hoes that I used to know, from way before Kiss me from my head to my toe, Gimme a paper and pen so I can write about my life of sin, Couple bottles of gin, in case I don't get in. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of Tupac Shakur quote; white text on black background

Bury me smilin' with G's in my pocket, Have a party at my funeral let every rapper rock it Let the hoes that I used to know, from way before Kiss me from my head to my toe, Gimme a paper and pen so I can write about my life of sin, Couple bottles of gin, in case I don't get in.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Now ain't nobody tell us it would be fair no love for my father cause the coward wasn't there. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Now ain't nobody tell us it would be fair no love for my father cause the coward wasn't there.


Quote: If God wanted me to be quiet he would've never showed me what he does. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

If God wanted me to be quiet he would've never showed me what he does.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that.


Quote: I am 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I am 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.


Quote: If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographers are worth a million. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographers are worth a million.


Quote: Picture perfect, I paint a perfect picture bomb the hoochies wit' precision, my intentions to get richer. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Picture perfect, I paint a perfect picture bomb the hoochies wit' precision, my intentions to get richer.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new. Built on spirit intent of heart, and ideals based on truth. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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


Quote: Real eyes, realize, real lies. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Real eyes, realize, real lies.


Quote: Yo get a real job. Rappin doesn't pay the rent, I hate the studio cause that's where all my money went. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Yo get a real job. Rappin doesn't pay the rent, I hate the studio cause that's where all my money went.


Quote: Losing my homies in a hurry, they're relocating to the cemetery. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Losing my homies in a hurry, they're relocating to the cemetery.


Quote: Every female wanna come up to me and show me how much they're not attracted to me... these minority women... they're the only women I can get cause everyone else is scared of me. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Every female wanna come up to me and show me how much they're not attracted to me... these minority women... they're the only women I can get cause everyone else is scared of me.


Quote: We look at death from the selfish side, like: That guy died. Oh, it's so sad. Why is it sad? He's away from all of this bad stuff that's here on Earth. I mean, at the worst, he's just somewhere quiet, no nothing. At best, he's an angel... or he's a spirit somewhere. What is so bad about that? by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of Tupac Shakur quote: We look at death from the selfish side, like: That guy died. Oh, it's so sad. Why is it sad? He's away from all of this bad stuff that's here on Earth. I mean, at the worst, he's just somewhere quiet, no nothing. At best, he's an angel... or he's a spirit somewhere. What is so bad about that?- black text on quotes background

We look at death from the selfish side, like: That guy died. Oh, it's so sad. Why is it sad? He's away from all of this bad stuff that's here on Earth. I mean, at the worst, he's just somewhere quiet, no nothing. At best, he's an angel... or he's a spirit somewhere. What is so bad about that?


Quote: I stop and stare at the younger, my heart goes to 'em, they stressed out and goin' under. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I stop and stare at the younger, my heart goes to 'em, they stressed out and goin' under.


Quote: Papa wasn't man enough, couldn't stand up to his responsibilities. Instead of taking care of me, he'd rather live lavishly. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Papa wasn't man enough, couldn't stand up to his responsibilities. Instead of taking care of me, he'd rather live lavishly.


Quote: When an angel comes down and takes me away, memories of me and my songs will always stay until the end of time. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

When an angel comes down and takes me away, memories of me and my songs will always stay until the end of time.


Quote: I was raised in this society so you can't expect me to be a perferct person cause Ima do what Ima do. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I was raised in this society so you can't expect me to be a perferct person cause Ima do what Ima do.


Quote: If I was white I would have been like John Wayne... I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

If I was white I would have been like John Wayne... I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play.


Quote: Well, the first two days in prison, I had to go through what life is like when you've been smoking weed for as long as I have and then you stop. Emotionally, it was like I didn't know myself. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Well, the first two days in prison, I had to go through what life is like when you've been smoking weed for as long as I have and then you stop. Emotionally, it was like I didn't know myself.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other.


Quote: My mother taught me three things: respect, knowledge, search for knowledge. It's an eternal journey. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

My mother taught me three things: respect, knowledge, search for knowledge. It's an eternal journey.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

My mother taught me three things, respect, knowledge-search for knowledge, it's an eternal journey. That's like my hair-cut, the line, 360 degrees, find knowledge always. And she taught me to not be quiet, if there's something on my mind speak it. But also to listen.


Quote: How many pistols smoking coming from a broken family? by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

How many pistols smoking coming from a broken family?


Quote: Watch me, diamonds shining looking like I robbed Liberace. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Watch me, diamonds shining looking like I robbed Liberace.


Quote: Instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.


Quote: How many caskets can we witness before we see it's hard to live this life without God, so we must ask forgiveness. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

How many caskets can we witness before we see it's hard to live this life without God, so we must ask forgiveness.


Quote: Support me... If you don't understand me don't write about me. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Support me... If you don't understand me don't write about me.


Quote: I'm not thuggin' for me, I'm thuggin' for my family, I pay all the bills, I feed my whole family, wrong or right, I do and I can't stop. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'm not thuggin' for me, I'm thuggin' for my family, I pay all the bills, I feed my whole family, wrong or right, I do and I can't stop.


Quote: It makes me unhappy when brothers make babies and leave a young mother to be a pappy. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

It makes me unhappy when brothers make babies and leave a young mother to be a pappy.


Quote: After a long day of trying, to make my songs pay, making love all day against the wall in the hallway. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

After a long day of trying, to make my songs pay, making love all day against the wall in the hallway.


Quote: I am being ripped off, because I've never lied to the press. Just as much truth I bring to my work, a journalist should bring that much truth to their work. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I am being ripped off, because I've never lied to the press. Just as much truth I bring to my work, a journalist should bring that much truth to their work.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: I'm used on every level. I have no friends. I have no resting place. I never sleep. I can never close my eyes. It's horrible. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'm used on every level. I have no friends. I have no resting place. I never sleep. I can never close my eyes. It's horrible.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: If I could patent 'being real', I think I could own that. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

If I could patent 'being real', I think I could own that.


Quote: I wanna piss on his head, I want his family dead. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I wanna piss on his head, I want his family dead.


Quote: Everybody raps. We rap to make money. We do business. Ain't no other record company out there that sold as many records as we did. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Everybody raps. We rap to make money. We do business. Ain't no other record company out there that sold as many records as we did.


Quote: I struggle to be rugged and raw dude, trying to survive in the trials and lawsuits, Everybody wants to test me, WHY ME? by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I struggle to be rugged and raw dude, trying to survive in the trials and lawsuits, Everybody wants to test me, WHY ME?






Quote: The people made me from the littlest crack head to the biggest baller so if i am bad its because of the bay and if i am good its because of the bay. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

The people made me from the littlest crack head to the biggest baller so if i am bad its because of the bay and if i am good its because of the bay.


Quote: Mama gave birth to a hell raising heavenly son. See the doctor tried to smack me, but I smacked him back. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Mama gave birth to a hell raising heavenly son. See the doctor tried to smack me, but I smacked him back.


Quote: Throw it up y'all, throw it up, Throw it up, Let's show these fools how we do this on that west side. Cause you and I know it's tha best side. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Throw it up y'all, throw it up, Throw it up, Let's show these fools how we do this on that west side. Cause you and I know it's tha best side.


Quote: You never stop loving someone. You just learn to live without them. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

You never stop loving someone. You just learn to live without them.


Quote: Take a look at my family, a different father every weekend. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Take a look at my family, a different father every weekend.


Quote: If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.


Quote: You either ride with us, or collide with us. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

You either ride with us, or collide with us.


Quote: We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup, And even though you're fed up, Huh, ya got to keep your head up. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup, And even though you're fed up, Huh, ya got to keep your head up.


Quote: The realest people don't have a lot of friends. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

The realest people don't have a lot of friends.


Quote: Trust me I never lose. Either I win or learn from it. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Trust me I never lose. Either I win or learn from it.


Quote: I rap about fighting back. I make it uncomfortable by putting details to it. It might not have been politically correct but I've reached somebody; They relating to me. They relate to the brutal honesty in the rap. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I rap about fighting back. I make it uncomfortable by putting details to it. It might not have been politically correct but I've reached somebody; They relating to me. They relate to the brutal honesty in the rap.


Quote: But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up

Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up

Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up.


Quote: Unless we share with each other we gotta start makin' changes. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Unless we share with each other we gotta start makin' changes.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: I feel like role models today are not meant to be put on a pedestal. But more like angels with broken wings. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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


Quote: I'd rather die like a man, than live like a coward. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'd rather die like a man, than live like a coward.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: First ship them dope, let them deal to brothers, give them guns, step back and watch them kill each other. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

First ship them dope, let them deal to brothers, give them guns, step back and watch them kill each other.


Quote: Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. I'm not the thief who grabs your purse. I'm not the guy who jacks your car. I'm not down with people who steal and hurt others. I'm just a brother who fights back. I'm not some violent closet psycho. I've got a job. I'm an artist. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of Tupac Shakur quote: Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. I'm not the thief who grabs your purse. I'm not the guy who jacks your car. I'm not down with people who steal and hurt others. I'm just a brother who fights back. I'm not some violent closet psycho. I've got a job. I'm an artist.- black text on quotes background

Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. I'm not the thief who grabs your purse. I'm not the guy who jacks your car. I'm not down with people who steal and hurt others. I'm just a brother who fights back. I'm not some violent closet psycho. I've got a job. I'm an artist.


Quote: A lot of people, black, white, mexican, young or old, fat or skinny have a problem being true to they self. They have a problem looking in the mirror and looking directly into their own souls. Only reason I am who I am today is because I can look directly into my face and find my soul. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of Tupac Shakur quote: A lot of people, black, white, mexican, young or old, fat or skinny have a problem being true to they self. They have a problem looking in the mirror and looking directly into their own souls. Only reason I am who I am today is because I can look directly into my face and find my soul.- black text on quotes background

A lot of people, black, white, mexican, young or old, fat or skinny have a problem being true to they self. They have a problem looking in the mirror and looking directly into their own souls. Only reason I am who I am today is because I can look directly into my face and find my soul.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Dear Mama, don't cry, your baby boy's doin' good, Tell the homies I'm in heaven, and they ain't got hoods. Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night, it had me shook, Drippin' peppermint Schnapps, with Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Dear Mama, don't cry, your baby boy's doin' good, Tell the homies I'm in heaven, and they ain't got hoods. Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night, it had me shook, Drippin' peppermint Schnapps, with Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke.


Quote: Dear mama, yo baby boys doing fine tell the homies I'm in heaven and they aint got hoods. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Dear mama, yo baby boys doing fine tell the homies I'm in heaven and they aint got hoods.




Quote: I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection.


Quote: Since I only got one life to ive, God forgive me for my sins, let me make it and i'll never steal again, or deal again, my only friend is my misery. Wantin revenge for the agony they did to me. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Since I only got one life to ive, God forgive me for my sins, let me make it and i'll never steal again, or deal again, my only friend is my misery. Wantin revenge for the agony they did to me.


Quote: If that's what the court can do, then punish me more then I've been punished already. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

If that's what the court can do, then punish me more then I've been punished already.


Quote: God come save the youth, Ain't nothin else to do but have faith in you, Dear Lord I live the life of a Thug, hope you understand Forgive me for my mistakes, I gotta play my hand. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

God come save the youth, Ain't nothin else to do but have faith in you, Dear Lord I live the life of a Thug, hope you understand Forgive me for my mistakes, I gotta play my hand.


Quote: People die and people cry people want me dead. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

People die and people cry people want me dead.


Quote: I'm doing this for the kid who truly leads a 'thug life' and thinks it's HOPELESS. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'm doing this for the kid who truly leads a 'thug life' and thinks it's HOPELESS.


Quote: My family tree consists of drug dealers, thugs, and killers. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

My family tree consists of drug dealers, thugs, and killers.


Quote: 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? by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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?


Quote: Will my enimies flee when they see me? Belive me, even thugz gotta learn to take it easy! by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Will my enimies flee when they see me? Belive me, even thugz gotta learn to take it easy!


Quote: I'm a thug. And my thug comes from... my definition of thug comes from half of the street element. Straight street hustling. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'm a thug. And my thug comes from... my definition of thug comes from half of the street element. Straight street hustling.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Misplaced hate makes disgrace the races. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Misplaced hate makes disgrace the races.


Quote: The third always speaks the unspeakable words. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

The third always speaks the unspeakable words.


Quote: Got shot 5 times but I'm still breathing... living proof there's a God if you need a reason. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Got shot 5 times but I'm still breathing... living proof there's a God if you need a reason.


Quote: Picture me inside the misery of poverty, no man alive has ever witnessed struggles ive survived, praying hard for better days promised to hold on me and my dogs aint have a choice but to hold on. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Picture me inside the misery of poverty, no man alive has ever witnessed struggles ive survived, praying hard for better days promised to hold on me and my dogs aint have a choice but to hold on.


Quote: Don't cry through your dispair. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Don't cry through your dispair.


Quote: Of course I'm going to say I'm a thug that's because I came from the GUTTER and I'm still HERE! by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Of course I'm going to say I'm a thug that's because I came from the GUTTER and I'm still HERE!


Quote: This duo inside of me causes the perfect opportunity to live and learn twice as fast as those who choose to accept simplicity. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

This duo inside of me causes the perfect opportunity to live and learn twice as fast as those who choose to accept simplicity.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Life in the pen ain't for me 'cos I'd rather die. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Life in the pen ain't for me 'cos I'd rather die.


Quote: The hard times make a true friend afraid to ask. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

The hard times make a true friend afraid to ask.


Quote: There's gon' be some stuff you gon' see that's gon' 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

There's gon' be some stuff you gon' see that's gon' 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.


Quote: I'm not really a religious person. But I believe that God wants me to do something and it has to do with Thug Life. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'm not really a religious person. But I believe that God wants me to do something and it has to do with Thug Life.


Quote: Rollin wit a posse full of paranoid drugdealaz! by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Rollin wit a posse full of paranoid drugdealaz!


Quote: When I say ' thug' I mean not a criminal, someone who beats you over the head, I mean the underdog. You could have two people- one person has everything he needs to succeed and one person has nothing. If the person who has nothing succeeds, he's a thug. Cuz he overcame all the obstacles. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of Tupac Shakur quote: When I say ' thug' I mean not a criminal, someone who beats you over the head, I mean the underdog. You could have two people- one person has everything he needs to succeed and one person has nothing. If the person who has nothing succeeds, he's a thug. Cuz he overcame all the obstacles.- black text on quotes background

When I say ' thug' I mean not a criminal, someone who beats you over the head, I mean the underdog. You could have two people- one person has everything he needs to succeed and one person has nothing. If the person who has nothing succeeds, he's a thug. Cuz he overcame all the obstacles.


Quote: And even though i act crazy I gotta thank the lord that you made meh. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

And even though i act crazy I gotta thank the lord that you made meh.


Quote: Keep your head up, Legs closed, Eyes open. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Keep your head up, Legs closed, Eyes open.


Quote: Everybody's at war with different things…I'm at war with my own heart sometimes. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Everybody's at war with different things…I'm at war with my own heart sometimes.


Quote: I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.


Quote: No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed.


Quote: The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal.


Quote: Stay in the game until the end of time. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Stay in the game until the end of time.


Quote: Thug Life to me is dead. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Thug Life to me is dead.


Quote: I finally understand   for a woman it ain't easy tryin to raise a man   You always was committed   A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it   There's no way I can pay you back   But the plan is to show you that I understand   You are appreciated. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I finally understand for a woman it ain't easy tryin to raise a man You always was committed A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it There's no way I can pay you back But the plan is to show you that I understand You are appreciated.


Quote: If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys' home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys' home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Faith my homegirl. I just wanna send a shout out to Faith. Hey girl. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Faith my homegirl. I just wanna send a shout out to Faith. Hey girl.


Quote: Life's a wheel of fortune and it's my chance to spin it. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Life's a wheel of fortune and it's my chance to spin it.


Quote: For quiet times disappear listen to the ocean. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

For quiet times disappear listen to the ocean.


Quote: You know it's funny, when it rains it pours they got money for wars, but can't feed the poor. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

You know it's funny, when it rains it pours they got money for wars, but can't feed the poor.


Quote: If you let a person talk long enough you'll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

If you let a person talk long enough you'll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once.


Quote: I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.


Quote: I don't advocate senseless violence of any human being. I'm the one who's been beat down. But I will not be a victim again. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I don't advocate senseless violence of any human being. I'm the one who's been beat down. But I will not be a victim again.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Heavenly Father, I'm a soldier

I'm gettin, hotter, cuz the world is gettin' colder. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Heavenly Father, I'm a soldier

I'm gettin, hotter, cuz the world is gettin' colder.


Quote: If you can make it through the night, there's a brighter day. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

If you can make it through the night, there's a brighter day.


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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with 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.


Quote: Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit.


Quote: Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Even though you're fed up, you gotta keep your head up. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Even though you're fed up, you gotta keep your head up.


Quote: I'll probably be punished for hard living. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I'll probably be punished for hard living.


Quote: I don't have to talk about whether or not I got raped in jail. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I don't have to talk about whether or not I got raped in jail.


Quote: I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine? by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: The only time I have problems is when I sleep. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

The only time I have problems is when I sleep.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time.


Quote: There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.


Quote: It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.


Quote: I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.


Quote: 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. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

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.


Quote: I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.


Quote: Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever.


Quote: America wants its respect. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

America wants its respect.


Quote: Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care? by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?


Quote: Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him. by author Tupac Shakur overlaid on photo of photo of author Tupac Shakur with quote

Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him.


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