112+ EXCLUSIVE Eminem Quotes That Instantly Inspire You

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film producer, and actor. He is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time, and has been labeled the “King of Hip Hop“. Best Eminem quotes will get you motivated and encourage for moving toward your goals and dreams.

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Eminem Quotes

God gave you them shoes to fit you, so put them on and wear them. Be yourself man, be proud of who you are. Even if it sounds corny, don’t let no one tell you, you ain’t beautiful. ― Eminem

I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am. ― Eminem

Somewhere deep down there’s a decent man in me, he just can’t be found. ― Eminem

The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. ― Eminem

eminem quotes on feelings

Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned. ― Eminem

Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends. ― Eminem

Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them…But when I say I’m going to do something, I have to do it. ― Eminem

I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it. ― Eminem

eminem quotes on love

Love, when spelled backwards and read phonetically, reads evil. ― Eminem

I can’t tell you what it really is, I can only tell you what it feels like. ― Eminem

I realized, ‘Yo, I can’t do anything in moderation. I don’t know how’. ― Eminem

If there’s not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something. ― Eminem

eminem quotes about racism

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism. ― Eminem

My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be. ― Eminem

Sometimes I’m real cool, but sometimes I could be a real as*hole. I think everyone is like that. ― Eminem

My thing is this; if I’m sick enough to think it, then I’m sick enough to say it. ― Eminem

eminem quotes on songs

Damn. How much damage can you do with a pen? ― Eminem

I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it. ― Eminem

I don’t hate women – they just sometimes make me mad. ― Eminem

Love is just a word, but you bring it definition. ― Eminem

Top Most Powerful Eminem Quotes About Success and Life

  • Cause sometimes, you just feel tired. Feel weak. And when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you. You gotta find that inner strength, and just pull that shit out of you. And get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter. ― Eminem
  • I started learning how to not be so angry about things, learning how to count my f—ing blessings instead. By doing that, I’ve become a happier person, instead of all this self-loathing I was doing for a while. ― Eminem
  • I don’t think I ever thought of myself as Superman. But there were people who thought of me that way, and maybe I believed them a little. ― Eminem
  • Success is my only option, failure’s not. ― Eminem
  • I’m stupid, I’m ugly, I’m dumb, I smell. Did I mention I’m stupid? ― Eminem
  • Don’t let them say you ain’t beautiful. They can all get fuked just stay true to you. ― Eminem
  • If you have enemies, good that means you stood up for something. ― Eminem
  • Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn’t much. But the things that I’m really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I’m not successful, what do I have? ― Eminem
  • Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters. ― Eminem
  • It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it’s all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening. ― Eminem
  • I come from Detroit where it’s rough and I’m not a smooth talker. ― Eminem
  • If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down. ― Eminem
  • To the people I forgot, you weren’t on my mind for some reason and you probably don’t deserve any thanks anyway. ― Eminem
  • When I say I’ll murder my baby’s mother, maybe I wanted to but I didn’t. Anybody who takes it literally is 10 times sicker than I am. ― Eminem
  • You’re not going to say anything about me that I’m not going to say about myself. There are so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this. So, I’m going to say it before they can. It’s the best policy for me. ― Eminem
  • When you’re a little kid, you don’t see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap. ― Eminem
  • I love the attention, but I don’t like too much of it. ― Eminem
  • I’m just a little bit sicker than the average individual I think. ― Eminem
  • Imma be what I set out to be without a doubt undoubtedly. ― Eminem
  • People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now. ― Eminem
  • Don’t let them tell you ain’t beautiful. ― Eminem
  • You’d have to walk a thousand miles in my shoes just to see what it’s like to be me! ― Eminem
  • Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape; that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love. ― Eminem
  • I act like sit don’t phase me inside it drives me crazy, my insecurities could eat me alive. ― Eminem
  • But music is reflection of self, we just explain it, and then we get our checks in the mail. ― Eminem
  • I was going to McDonald’s and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me – it wouldn’t even faze them. Or I’d sit up at Denny’s or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me. ― Eminem
  • I might talk about killing people, but that doesn’t mean I do it. ― Eminem
  • I always wished for this, but it’s almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream. ― Eminem
  • Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity. To seize everything, you ever wanted in one moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip? ― Eminem
  • Well, I’m working all the time to stay out of trouble! ― Eminem
  • Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert’s Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion. ― Eminem
  • Fame hit me like a ton of bricks. ― Eminem

Greatest Eminem Quotes & Lyrics on Music, Haters, Relationship, Failure and more.

  • That’s why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it. ― Eminem
  • You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo. ― Eminem
  • Anything I’ve ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time. ― Eminem
  • You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay ’em, but you won’t take the sting out these words before I say ’em. ― Eminem
  • I’m not really book-smart. ― Eminem
  • It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me. Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you. ― Eminem
  • Yeah, it’s been a ride I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one. Now some of you might still be in that place. If you’re trying to get out, just follow me, I’ll get you there. ― Eminem
  • Why be a king, when you can be a god? ― Eminem
  • You don’t get another chance. Life is no Nintendo game. ― Eminem
  • We’ll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm. ― Eminem
  • I don’t do ‘black music,’ I don’t do ‘white music’…I make fight music, for high school kids. ― Eminem
  • The moment I used my adversity to my advantage, my career exploded. ― Eminem
  • Thanks cuz your hate is what gave me this strength. ― Eminem
  • A normal life is boring. ― Eminem
  • They can trigger me. But they’ll never figure me out. ― Eminem
  • You can make something of your life. It just depends on your drive. ― Eminem
  • Be proud of who you are. ― Eminem
  • In my mind I’ma fighter, my heart’s a lighter, my soul is the fluid. My flow sparks it right up. ― Eminem
  • You gotta find that inner strength and just pull that s**t out of you. And get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall on your face and collapse. ― Eminem
  • We sing for these kids who don’t have a thing. ― Eminem
  • I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I’m not ashamed of anything. ― Eminem
  • Hip-hop is ever changing but you’ll always have the pack. And you’ll always have those people who are separated from the pack. ― Eminem
  • Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I’ll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I’ve written a whole song in an hour. ― Eminem
  • The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just like, ‘Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do’. ― Eminem
  • Honestly, I’d love to be remembered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic, but if I’m doing my part to lessen some racial tension I feel good about what I’m doing. ― Eminem
  • I don’t think I’ve ever read poetry, ever. I’m not really book-smart. ― Eminem
  • There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know. ― Eminem
  • Five or six songs leaked from the original version of ‘Encore.’ So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them. ― Eminem
  • I have a slight bit of OCD, I think. I’m not walking around flipping light switches. But when I say I’m going to do something, I have to do it. ― Eminem
  • I need to keep working on myself for a while. ― Eminem
  • Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it’s like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can’t really speak on it, because I wasn’t there. I don’t feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person. ― Eminem

Motivational Eminem Quotes To Inspire Growth In Life

  • Say there’s a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter – for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that’s saying is that he’s living a fantasy life of rebellion. ― Eminem
  • Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business. ― Eminem
  • Hip-hop saved my life, man. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been even decent at. I don’t know how to do anything else. ― Eminem
  • A lot of my rhymes are just to get chuckles out of people. Anybody with half a brain is going to be able to tell when I’m joking and when I’m serious. ― Eminem
  • I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything. ― Eminem
  • It creeps me out sometimes to think of the person I was. I was a terrible person. I was mean to people. ― Eminem
  • I was a smart kid, but I hated school. ― Eminem
  • Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end. ― Eminem
  • There was a while when I was feeling like, ‘Damn, if I’d just been born black, I would not have to go through all this. ― Eminem
  • I stopped watching TV because of ‘The Wire.’ Like, ‘The Wire’ ruined everything for me because I don’t even want to watch anything else now. ― Eminem
  • You know, not to sound corny or nuthin’, but I felt like a fighter comin’ up, man. I felt like, you know, I’m being attacked for this reason or that reason, and I gotta fight my way through this. ― Eminem
  • The emotions in a song – the anger, aggression – have got to be legitimate. ― Eminem
  • I’ve accomplished enough with the music that I haven’t had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate. ― Eminem
  • Honestly, I never really put the mic down. ― Eminem
  • I felt like I had a really bad case of writer’s block… Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing. ― Eminem
  • Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn’t say I lived in a ghetto; I’d say I lived in the ‘hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now. ― Eminem
  • I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I’m going to grow artistically. ― Eminem
  • I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don’t do things to shock people. I’m not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don’t know how long I’m going to be on this planet. So while I’m here, I might as well make the most of it. ― Eminem
  • Certainly I’m not going to sit on the Internet all day and read what Sam from Iowa is saying about me. But I’m a sponge. I’ve always been a sponge. ― Eminem
  • Throughout my career, I fed off the fuel of people not being able to understand me. ― Eminem
  • I’m very much a creature of habit. ― Eminem
  • I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I’m going through or what’s going on in my life at that moment. ― Eminem
  • I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit. ― Eminem
  • I’ve been running a lot, taking care of myself. ― Eminem
  • The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can’t really explain – let’s just say it’s all I can really do while I’m doing it. ― Eminem
  • I always felt that if I was going to do a movie, I wanted it to be authentic. ― Eminem

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