146+ EXCLUSIVE Kendrick Lamar Quotes to Inspirational Life

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is regarded both huge role model with his incredibly inspirational rap music, and one of the most skillful and successful hip hop artists of his generation. Top Kendrick Lamar quotes to inspire you to be the best you can be with self-awareness and self-worth.

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Best Kendrick Lamar Quotes

Forgiving is easy. Trusting again, not so much. – Kendrick Lamar

Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things. – Kendrick Lamar

Who need a hero? You need a hero, look in the mirror, there go your hero. – Kendrick Lamar

If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? – Kendrick Lamar

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Kids don’t see hate in their eyes. They see the world and living in it to the best of their abilities. And that’s where love comes from for me. – Kendrick Lamar

I got a story to tell, you know that I cherish these. Hope it ain’t too many feelings involved. – Kendrick Lamar

When you give up it means you never wanted it. – Kendrick Lamar

We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us. – Kendrick Lamar

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We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learn from them is the key. – Kendrick Lamar

Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing. – Kendrick Lamar

Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god. – Kendrick Lamar

Maybe because I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death. – Kendrick Lamar

It’s fascinating to me how far an idea can go. – Kendrick Lamar

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We look so much on color that we forget about the soul. – Kendrick Lamar

Okay, now open your mind up and listen to me, Kendrick. I’m your conscience, if you do not hear me then you will be history, Kendrick. – Kendrick Lamar

I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life. – Kendrick Lamar

I don’t do black music, I don’t do white music. I do everyday life music. – Kendrick Lamar

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Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same. – Kendrick Lamar

I don’t love people enough to put my faith in men. – Kendrick Lamar

I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble. – Kendrick Lamar

This is truly a blessing from a higher power, and as long as I understand that, there’s really no limitations to what I can do. – Kendrick Lamar

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Look at me, I’m a loser, I’m a winner, I’m good, I’m bad. I’m a sinner, I’m a killer. What I’m doing, I’m saying that I’m human. – Kendrick Lamar

Deep Kendrick Lamar Quotes

I want to put positive vibes in my music. But actually who I am as a person is not the song. That’s who I wanna be.’ – Kendrick Lamar

Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where they stand. – Kendrick Lamar

God to me is love. It’s the ruler of all things, whether it’s with a person or with music or with your TV. I feel like it’s this energy. God is energy, love is energy. – Kendrick Lamar

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Love is not just a verb. It’s you looking in the mirror. – Kendrick Lamar

So, the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because he’s testing your faith again. – Kendrick Lamar

You can’t have people listen to you unless you come to their world and then bring them to yours. – Kendrick Lamar

Loving you is complicated. Feel like you don’t feel, confidence in yourself. – Kendrick Lamar

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I can’t change the world until I change myself first. – Kendrick Lamar

Maybe because I’m a dreamer, and sleep is the cousin of death. – Kendrick Lamar

I’d rather not live like there isn’t a god, then die and find out there really is. Think about it. – Kendrick Lamar

Look inside my soul and you can find gold maybe get rich. Look inside of your should and you can find out it never exists. – Kendrick Lamar

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Don’t say one thing then do another. – Kendrick Lamar

Anybody you would die for? That’s what God for. – Kendrick Lamar

Every day I try to escape the realities of this world. – Kendrick Lamar

It’s easy to forget who you are. – Kendrick Lamar

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Can’t let the government tell me how my future lookin’. – Kendrick Lamar

People gonna be they own individuals, and have they own worlds and I can’t knock it. – Kendrick Lamar

But what love go to do with it when you don’t love yourself? – Kendrick Lamar

I’m trying to learn something new. I’m trying to surround myself with people that inspire me, or at least inquire similar desire. – Kendrick Lamar

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I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing. – Kendrick Lamar

Life to me is currency, prosperity I got it – Kendrick Lamar

I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing. – Kendrick Lamar

If I speak the good into existence, that instant my dreams will unlock, money flow like water, I’ll just wait at the dock. – Kendrick Lamar

Take advantage. Do your best, don’t stress. You were granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess. –Kendrick Lamar

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Since day one, since they first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do. – Kendrick Lamar

Everyday I try to escape the realities of this world. – Kendrick Lamar

The best way to describe myself would be…unpredictable. – Kendrick Lamar

Just let me be me, That’s the only way I know. – Kendrick Lamar

My moms always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’ I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself. – Kendrick Lamar

Tough times don’t last but tough people do. – Kendrick Lamar

Inspirational Kendrick Lamar Quotes On Love, God & Life

I know to follow Him instead of following people or follow vanity, cause that means I’m following evil, guess I’m following evil, I shall follow cathedral, blessings I need but live like I don’t need you. – Kendrick Lamar

I ain’t a drinker I’m a thinker, call it what you want. – Kendrick Lamar

Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you. – Kendrick Lamar

As long as my music is real, it’s no limit to how many ears I can grab. – Kendrick Lamar

If I can look at a 6-year-old and learn from him, that’s life. That’s God for me, that’s inspiring.

I don’t talk about these things if I haven’t lived them, and I’ve hurt people in my life. It’s something I still have to think about when I sleep at night. The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first. – Kendrick Lamar

Temptation is just the feeling that you’re the most independent person on planet earth. That you know everything. That’s something that we all go through as a kid. Now, this lifestyle that I’m in, the same thing exists! But it’s 10 times worse, because everything is at my disposal. When you’re in the limelight, you can get anything you want. – Kendrick Lamar

I walk alone with a cross and a diamond stone. I’m a diamond inside the rough, that’s too mighty for maricons. – Kendrick Lamar

I was a black sheep, but now I’m just a goat. – Kendrick Lamar

My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop. – Kendrick Lamar

We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards? – Kendrick Lamar

The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary. – Kendrick Lamar

From the moment I started writing raps, I was always aware of the pressure. I always wanted to live up to how huge Snoop got, how huge Dre got, how huge Pac got. I was always aware. – Kendrick Lamar

Ya’ll don’t want me to win. I’m tryna follow dreams, you want me to follow trends. – Kendrick Lamar

Being able to tell one from start to finish, and making that puzzle come together at the end. That’s the art for me. – Kendrick Lamar

Oh, I stare at the mirror then realize, that real lies within me. – Kendrick Lamar

The sky can fall down, the wind can cry now. The strong in me, I still smile. – Kendrick Lamar

Build your own pyramids write your own hieroglyphs— Kendrick Lamar

My mom always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’ I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself. – Kendrick Lamar

Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do and get across and sound like. – Kendrick Lamar

I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes. – Kendrick Lama

I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge. – Kendrick Lamar

I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place. – Kendrick Lamar

The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first. – Kendrick Lamar

I live this life at a pace that anyone can go, know your place and dedicate your role, to the faith that you’ll die alone. – Kendrick Lamar

Mark my word, I’m a make my mark, even when they start their martial Law. Even when these martians alienate, my mental state is still at heart. – Kendrick Lamar

Whatever pressure I feel all comes from me, from within. I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball. – Kendrick Lamar

I got a greater purpose. God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done. – Kendrick Lamar

I want the credit if I’m losin’ or I’m winnin’. – Kendrick Lamar

So, what I realized was, my greatest fulfillment of accomplishment was having somebody that I looked up to for so many years and knowing that I put in that same dedication and work and them saying, ‘Thank you.’ And them being able to recite them lyrics. – Kendrick Lamar

Talk about it. Make them talk about it. Life to me is currency, prosperity I got it. – Kendrick Lamar

My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing His work. – Kendrick Lamar

I think one of my biggest battles within myself is embracing leadership. … It’s impossible to fight the title of role model. Especially when the type of music I make is so personal. … I find out that they live their lives by my music. – Kendrick Lamar

Tupac, Biggie, Jay. Your usual suspects. These were the people that was played in my household. – Kendrick Lamar

If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name. —Kendrick Lamar

The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know that you’re making a mistake but let you go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist. – Kendrick Lamar

My rights, my wrongs, I write ’til I’m right with God. – Kendrick Lamar

The sky is falling, the wind is calling. Stand for something or die in the morning. – Kendrick Lamar

I like to let things breathe. – Kendrick Lamar

I’m not even thinking about right now. This album has to live and teach… This album has to teach not only in these times, but for the future. To understand all the history and what we were going through. – Kendrick Lama

To expose yourself even more, to have that closer connection with another human and have them relate to it. You know it’s not easy telling your truth and things that you fear… But I know at the end of the day the music is not for me. It’s for somebody else that’s going through a fucked-up day to listen to and progress in their lives. –Kendrick Lamar

It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve – Kendrick Lamar

If I can use my platform to carry on a legacy and talk about something that’s real, I have to do that, period. – Kendrick Lamar

The opposite of love? Vice. Temptation. The negative influences that we have. The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things. To me, it’s always a war between the two. – Kendrick Lamar

I find myself to be quite confident as a person but you’re going to have that piece of doubt in the back of your head because we’re human. We all have it. It’s just I like to address it and not keep it bottled in, because I don’t know what it could turn into. – Kendrick Lamar

I don’t just wanna be a popular person, I want my music to always live because that’s what’s gonna drive your legacy. – Kendrick Lamar

A fatal attraction is common and what we have common is pain. – Kendrick Lamar

I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence. – Lamar

Don’t wait until it’s too late, you might not get another chance. – Kendrick Lamar

Thank God for rap, I would say it got me a plaque. But what’s better than that? The fact it brought me back home. – Kendrick Lamar

The hardest thing for – not only an artist but for anybody to do is look themselves in the mirror and acknowledge, you know, their own flaws and fears and imperfections and put them out there in the open for people to relate to it. – Kendrick Lamar

She says, ooh, no emotion, Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa Now he get the picture, Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, yeah. – Kendrick Lamar

Everybody always gets the glorifying the street cred, but what about the cats that’s trying they best to escape the negativity, but always get swarmed back in because of the circumstances around them? Nobody never told that story… – Kendrick Lamar

I been a warrior when I came out my mom’s placenta. – Kendrick Lamar

Music moves with the times. It’s not something we have to consciously do. This is what’s happening in the world, not only to me but to my community. Whenever I make music, it reflects where I’m at mentally. And this is where we’re at. When you look at other artists doing the same thing, it’s of the times. – Kendrick Lamar

In my album, the confliction of today is: how can I use my leadership? It’s knowing what to do with it. You come from this place of negativity, of not having nothing or following the older people you look up to, and now you’re taking the lead for thousands of people around the world. That brings a whole lot of change.’ – Kendrick Lamar

Artists just get paranoid in any situation and circumstance. I’m always paranoid. I’m already a person who thinks a lot; sometimes I may overthink things or think too much. So, when you’re put into a space where you feel like you can’t necessarily trust your close ones, that can do some whole other crazy thing to you psychologically. Seriously. All you got is you and God at the end of the day. – Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s Best Verses

f you know me then you know, n***a, Chi-town like my second home/I done flew a private jet for some Harold’s Chicken straight from Rome. – Kendrick Lamar

As the record spinning, you was hearing angels entertain / Every pun intended, that was wicked, coming from your brain / Recognize you listened and you didn’t hit the block again / That’s because the minute after you had knew you would be slain / Open up another chapter in the book and read ‘gain / Story of a gun-clapper really tryna make a change. – Kendrick Lamar

I can put a rapper on life support / Guarantee that’s something none of you want / Ten homies down and they all serving life / What is it like twenty-five hundred a month? / What if I empty my bank out and stunt? / What if I certified all of these ones? / B*tch I get buck, I’m as real as they come. – Kendrick Lamar

Then you start remindin’ them about that chicken incident/Whoever thought the greatest rapper would be from coincidence? – Kendrick Lamar

ut is America honest, or do we bask in sin?/Pass the gin, I mix it with American blood/Then bash him in, you Crippin’ or you married to Blood?/I’ll ask again—oops, accident. – Kendrick Lamar

Now, I was raised in a sandbox, next to you and her / You was holding the handgun, she was giving birth / To a baby boy to be just like you, I wonder what’s that worth. – Kendrick Lamar

Ten Hail Marys, I meditate for practice / Channel 9 news tell me I’m movin’ backwards / Eight blocks left, death is around the corner / Seven misleadin’ statements ’bout my persona / Six headlights wavin’ in my direction / Five-O askin’ me what’s in my possession. – Kendrick Lamar

When I was ten, back when nine ounces had got you ten/And nine times out of ten, n*s don’t pay attention. – Kendrick Lamar

You’ve ever seen a newborn baby kill a grown man / That’s an analogy for the way the world make me react / My innocence been dead. – Kendrick Lamar

Should have been in the pen/But now my pen write with morphine/I heal n*s, touch down with more fiends. – Kendrick Lamar

The shock value of my success put bolts in me/All this money, is God playin’ a joke on me? – Kendrick Lamar

As a kid I killed two adults, I’m too advanced / I lived my 20s at 2 years old, the wiser man / Truth be told, I’m like 87. – Kendrick Lamar

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Nobody pray for me, it’s been that day for me. – Kendrick Lamar

Love is not just a verb. It’s you looking in the mirror. – Kendrick Lamar

If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? – Kendrick Lamar

It’s levels to it, you and I know. – Kendrick Lamar

A penny for your thoughts, a dollar for your dreams. – Kendrick Lamar

I get way too petty once you let me do the extras. – Kendrick Lamar

Sit down – be humble. – Kendrick Lamar

They won’t take me out my element nah, take me out my element. – Kendrick Lamar

I got a story to tell, you know that I cherish these. Hope it ain’t too many feelings involved. – Kendrick Lamar

Ask for a piece of mine, you charged me for it. – Kendrick Lamar

I’m always on your mind, I put my lyric and my lifeline on the line. – Kendrick Lamar

I kill ’em with kindness or I kill ’em with diamonds. – Kendrick Lamar

The reason my power’s here on earth salute the truth, when the prophet say. – Kendrick Lamar

If I minimized my net worth, would you still (love me)? – Kendrick Lamar

This a great idea, this will be girlfriend joint right here. – Kendrick Lamar

Run the atlas, I’m a natural, I’m alright. – Kendrick Lamar

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