162+ EXCLUSIVE Kevin Gates Quotes to Make you Stronger

Who is Kevin Gates?

Kevin Jerome Gilyard, also known as Kevin Gates, is regarded as one of America’s successful contemporary rappers. He has been in and out of prison, escaped poverty, struggled with depression, released several hit singles and mixtapes throughout his career.

With the story of his life and his lyrics, inspirational Kevin Gates quotes will remind you that no matter what you are struggling with, you can fight your way back.

If you are looking for best quotes by hip hop artist Kevin Gates, here you can find powerful Kevin Gates quotes and song lyrics on life, love, friends, time, success, pain, pride and betrayal.

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Famous Kevin Gates Quotes

“Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.” – Kevin Gates

“True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.” – Kevin Gates

“When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not half way.” – Kevin Gates

“If it matters to you, pursue it aggressively.” – Kevin Gates

“I’m nowhere close to perfect, of this I’m sure, but God is!” – Kevin Gates

“Any artist that’s as serious about making music as I am, I’m cool with that. But if you tellin’ me, “Man, send me a verse and I’m a send you a verse.” No. That’s not collaborating. We don’t know each other and I’m serious about this music.” – Kevin Gates

“I believe that life is a journey and for me to tell you my plans; things never go according to plan.” – Kevin Gates

“If I tell the truth about me, what can the world say? I’d love to be accepted, but I’m not seeking acceptance. If you are a fan, it’s because you’re a fan of who I am psychological, emotionally, and individually. The world can relate to a human being more than it can relate to a superstar.” – Kevin Gates

“The only frustrating thing about jail is that I can’t make music.” – Kevin Gates

“If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you’re destined for failure.” – Kevin Gates

“My daily conversation, it consists of hustle. Grinding from the bottom sick and tired of the struggle.” – Kevin Gates

“Never break or fold, that’s what it takes to be major.” – Kevin Gates

“Glory be and praise to God. I didn’t do any of this. God did. I don’t have a recipe or a blueprint. I prayed for it, and my prayers are continuing to be answered.” – Kevin gates

“Without an understanding of bad… how can one truly have an appreciation of good.” – Kevin Gates

“I have happy moments. But I’m not about to say I’m a happy camper.” – Kevin Gates

“I’ve got a heart that’s full of love, with so much love to give. So me giving you a hug might have been all 8. you needed. Me giving you a handshake, looking you in your eyes, telling you I understand, us connecting. That’s worth more than money to me.” – Kevin Gates

“All diamonds shine cause they really diamonds.” – Kevin Gates

“God made it impossible to be anything other than what I am.” – Kevin Gates

“Money coming, money gotta flip it. I ain’t waiting on nobody, I’mma go get it.” – Kevin Gates

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“I know a lot, but there’s some things I don’t know.” – Kevin Gates

“Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted A vision without action is merely a dream Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” – Kevin Gates

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“Wise men change, fools stay the same.” – Kevin Gates

“I’m inspired by everything that goes on around me. I’m a sponge. I’m very analytical. I notice the things that most people don’t notice.” – Kevin Gates

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“Life is about conduct and how we conduct ourselves. But two wrongs never make a right.” – Kevin Gates

“I don’t really like talking. I like to execute. I’m not a talking person. I’m an action person.” – Kevin Gates

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Best Kevin Gates Quotes About Life, Success,

“Wise men change, fools stay the same.” – Kevin Gates

“If I told you I was different would you understand the difference?” – Kevin Gates

“Never break or fold, that’s what it takes to be major.” – Kevin Gates

“Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted. A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” – Kevin Gates

“Knowledge is provided but only to those who need to know.” – Kevin Gates

“I don’t sleep much. I don’t sleep much – I work, I work, I work.” – Kevin Gates

“Wealth is not of the pocket. It’s of the heart. It’s of the mind. I live like that. You could give me a fish and feed more for a day, but if you teach me to fish, you’ve fed me forever. So that’s really my philosophy with it all.” – Kevin Gates

“You can’t make everybody else happy and still stay on top.” – Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates Quotes

“I live by the ten percent rule. Save one, you save a thousand.” – Kevin Gates

“It’s about really really being who you are as an individual and not apologizing for it, that’s what it is. I can feel the growth from my first mixtape to now. On every song, I want to give you a piece of who I am as an individual.” – Kevin Gates

“Whatever an individual chooses to do with themselves, long as it doesn’t affect me and they’re respectful with it, I don’t care what they do. Because I’m not perfect and I have flaws, so who would I be to be judgmental?” – Kevin Gates

“Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted.” – Kevin Gates

“You can learn from a dummy. You can watch a dummy and learn what not to do. I’ve always been an observant individual. You don’t know how much you love something until you can’t do it. That’s one thing I can say that I learned. I learned how much I love music.” – Kevin Gates

“The ones that hate you most tend to be the people you know.” – Kevin Gates

“I’ve had mixtapes that have been better than albums I’ve heard from other artists. I take my time; I put my heart into it.” – Kevin Gates

“I’ve had good times and I’ve had bad times and I reminisce, maybe when I lay down, but throughout my day I keep myself engulfed in whatever moment I’m in because it could steer me into a depressed state.” – Kevin Gates

“Out my window. I see everything I dream about and wished I had” – Kevin Gates

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“I’m inspired by everything that goes on around me. I’m a sponge. I’m very analytical. I notice the things that most people don’t notice.” – Kevin Gates

“I’m a perfect imperfection. My craft has been perfected. I just need affection, emotionally. I’m an introvert but it comes off as aggression.” – Kevin Gates

“I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. Everyone has this.” – Kevin Gates

“Why accept failure when success is free?” – Kevin Gates

“I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.” – Kevin Gates

“Everybody around you pretending that they are your partner, let you have a problem they won’t even help you out.” – Kevin Gates

“Emotionally I’m an introvert but it comes off as aggression.” – Kevin Gates

“I always had music growing up, but the music was also like a journal. It was like my personal diary or personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn’t express to an individual, I would express them in my music.” – Kevin Gates

“I could care less about the particular. I like to make music.” – Kevin Gates

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“Rap was more of a release for me, a journal.” – Kevin Gates

“I love to make music, I love to get tattoos…That’s just what I love. If I wasn’t getting paid I’d still do it.” – Kevin Gates

“I know I write a lot of my best music in the car, like late night. Three, four in the morning.” – Kevin Gates

“I suffer from depression. Severe cases of it. Not one case of depression, not a severe case, but severe cases of depression. Music is my only outlet, it’s therapeutic for me. It’s a release. It’s how I vent emotionally.” – Kevin Gates

“Music’s the most therapeutic thing for me. Because I suffer from depression, and it’s my only form of releasing it.” – Kevin Gates

“My music is incredible. I don’t know what to call it because I’ve yet to see an artist display the different talents I display or create the different genres that I have created; from the rock and roll to heavy metal to soft rock to rap to country. I display so many styles. That’s why they love me.” – Kevin Gates

“I’ve always stood on my own two. I don’t need a team. I don’t do the entourage thing, 30 people. I don’t do that. That’s just not me.” – Kevin Gates

“Some may consider this a problem, I easily fall in love.” – Kevin Gates

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“To be honest I am not looking to be romantic, already got someone at home.” – Kevin Gates

“The things that are most difficult for me to put into words and speak about, I put into my music. I’m just super passionate about my craft and super passionate about what I do.” – Kevin Gates

“To inform, to improve, to make better, and I believe that’s what my first daughter did to me, so I named my first album after my first daughter.” – Kevin Gates

“It is illegal to steal my feelings and leave.” – Kevin Gates

“I just always wanted to study human behavior because every psychologist that I would talk to would tell me I was bipolar, and I know I’m not bipolar, so I had to perform a psychoanalysis on myself to find out that I have unresolved grief.” – Kevin Gates

“Breathing is so important with physical activity, then how much more important is it with psychological activity?” – Kevin Gates

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“Whatever I have a natural love for or respect or admiration for, I tattoo it on my body. My next tattoo is probably going to be Muhammad Ali. I’ve got Bob Marley, I’ve got Elvis, I’ve got Malcolm X. I’ve got so many tattoos. It’s crazy. I’m really running out of space. But when I go get tattoos, it’s therapeutic for me also.” – Kevin Gates

“All things are obtained by Wisdom and Knowledge.” – Kevin Gates

“I love God, I love everybody else around me as myself, and I love my enemy.” – Kevin Gates

“I experience great hurt, this hurt allows me to know I’m alive.” – Kevin Gates

“Came from the bottom, we aim for the stars.” – Kevin Gates

“Use the things that make you angry — as fuel to make you better.” – Kevin Gates

“Music’s the most therapeutic thing for me. Because I suffer from depression, and it’s my only form of releasing it. Just as you do with your recorder, I record my thoughts. I vent. It’s a channel. I’m an introvert when it comes to displaying my emotion. And because I’m such an introvert, the best thing for me to do is to talk to the mic.” – Kevin Gates

“Every time the leaves are changing it’s the loneliest time of the year.” – Kevin Gates

“I love to be clean. I wear the same things, all of my clothes pretty much look the same. I’m a plain and simple type of guy. I don’t really do a lotta busy colors and things of that nature. I feel like less is more.” – Kevin Gates

“True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.” – Kevin Gates

“I have trouble with letting go. That’s my problem. Anybody that has extreme highs and extreme lows is bipolar to any psychologist and that’s not necessarily the truth.” – Kevin Gates

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“I write a lot of my best music in the car, like late night. Three, four in the morning. I’m in the passenger seat, I got my driver, my getaway driver. My Bonnie, I’m Clyde. That’s when everything is just settled. In the daytime it’s chaotic. Everybody just goin’ nowhere fast. In a rush to go nowhere.” – Kevin Gates

“I have respect for every man that demands your respect.” – Kevin Gates

“If you not in your own lane, create one.” – Kevin Gates

“I got 6 jobs I don’t get TIRED!” – Kevin Gates

“I don’t really like talking. I like to execute. I’m not a talking person. I’m an action person.” – Kevin Gates

“I know my voice is very distinctive because, in a room of 100 people, my voice is always picked out.” – Kevin Gates

“I put my flaws on front street. So the world accepted my flaws, so I don’t have any flaws.” – Kevin Gates

“What poor person fits into society socially? You seem like a great person, but you’re not going to leave out of this building and put one of those homeless people in your car. You treat them differently than I do. When I finish with this salad here, you can eat off my plate. That’s just the individual that I am because I’ve walked in those shoes at one time.” – Kevin Gates

“My grandmother was an English teacher for a while. And she stressed to me the importance of reading, being able to articulate well.” – Kevin Gates

“I don’t pay attention to sales because it’s not about that for me. It’s about the music. Music is all I have.” – Kevin Gates

“I came in the game with a different attitude than I have now. And I had to grow. I had to mature. In that growth and in that maturity, that point of maturity I realized that ay, the people that interview me, we really only having a conversation. And they not from the same walk of life that I am, so my life is super interesting to them.” – Kevin Gates

“I don’t give anyone a reason to hate me, they create their own drama out of pure jealousy. Keep ears open, mouth closed.” – Kevin Gates

“I can’t say any artist inspired me, because I’m inspired by the things that go on around me.” – Kevin Gates

“I’m a big skeptic so I won’t just go off what an individual may tell me. I gotta do the research. I’ma get different literature on that one subject and just compare and contrast. I do my own selective studies.” – Kevin Gates

“Or help them get to the root of the problem. Or help them find out what the problem is. Because the problem lies with self, and a lot of times we don’t look inward as individuals. We always look for something else as a substitute, like a pacifier. You have to look at self first.” – Kevin Gates

“Bein’ logical gave me a reason to doubt.” – Kevin Gates

“I got it out that mud, ain’t nobody ever gave me nothing.” – Kevin Gates

“I’m a super sensitive individual also. The smallest thing might stand out to me. I might go make a song about this interview. I live life than rap about it. Who knows what I may say? I just really say what I feel. When I’m in the moment, whatever I’m feeling, I get it all out.” – Kevin Gates

“The energy in the daytime is so different because everyone is so unhappy and depressed and you can pick up on that energy psycho-kinetically. So I like to come out at night. Everything’s settled, you can see more.” – Kevin Gates

“But I really live in a box. I’m always locked away in the studio, so I never get to see those people anyway. And if I do see them, I don’t even think—to be honest, I’m so focused right now I couldn’t even see myself encountering those individuals that I spoke about from my past.” – Kevin Gates

“I don’t have a religion. I ain’t nothing wrong with the church as long as they selling chicken. Cause I read the Quran, I read the Kabbalah, I read the Bible. They all got the same three basic principles: Love God, love your neighbor as yourself, and…As far as me being, I live by those principles.” – Kevin Gates

“My mentality, I guess. I used to deal with things totally different than the way that I deal with things now. And I believe that comes through growth and maturity. And when you grow, your way of life changes. Everything changes. The things that were interesting at one point, they’re not as interesting now.” – Kevin Gates

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Deep Kevin Gates Quotes About Love and Relationship

“I love God, I love the rest of the people around me just like myself, and I also love my enemy.” – Kevin Gates

“Fall in love fast, make sure I handle it delicately.” – Kevin Gates

“If you get separated from the person you love, then you may be faced with loneliness. Then the feelings you will experience will change you completely.” – Kevin Gates

“Love is a battlefield that will not end in just one night.” – Kevin Gates

“Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.” – Kevin Gates

“My life is a sacrifice but I don’t care for it. Because this sacrifice is for those who love me, it is not for me.” – Kevin Gates

“When you follow your heart, then you will win!” – Kevin Gates

“You gotta make this person fall in love with you again because they have no memory or recollection of who you were at that time. Because you’re a different person every time you come home, you grow.” – Kevin Gates

“If you look at the movie ‘Belly,’ I identify with Sincere the most. I am a gangster. I love my lady to death.” – Kevin Gates

“I’m not in the game for the wrong reasons. I’m not in the game for the glory. I’m in the game to survive so the people that I love could be straight. I’m a highly intelligent individual.” – Kevin Gates

“I married my best friend that happens to be a girl.” – Kevin Gates

“The more I grow in popularity, the lonelier it gets. Because you don’t really know me. You just know this part of me. You fell in love with that. But it’s way more intricate than what meets the surface.” – Kevin Gates

“I like being with my family. That’s my party.” – Kevin Gates

“I always wanted a family.” – Kevin Gates

“You have to be intimate with a person to know that person.” – Kevin Gates

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Powerful Kevin Gates Lyrics

“Ice box where my heart used to be. Eskimo city, no feelings, I’ma igloo.” – Kevin Gates, Beautiful Scars

“What if God is one of us (What if God is one of us)
Just a thug like one of us (Just a thug like one of us)
Getting it out the mud like one of us (Out the mud)
Making calls to the plug like one of us” – Kevin Gates, What If

“When I’m alone in my room
Sometimes I stare at the wall
And in the back of my mind
I hear my conscience call” – Kevin Gates, Imagine That

“I wear my emotions on my sleeve you know what I’m saying
I’ve always been like that, my whole life, man” – Kevin Gates, Perfect Imperfection

“They say my life is amazing
Funny been a question kinda wonder how I made it
Forest Gump and I got something in common
The world treat you different when brilliant” – Kevin Gates, Perfect Imperfection

“I can’t even trust my heat, ’cause sometimes that b*tch jams
And everybody that I meet swear that they gon’ hold it down
And every b*tch I thought I loved took my heart and went crash
And every time I was away, she had dealings with the past” – Kevin Gates, No Trust

“It’s refreshing to find someone who think like me so I can’t be wrong
I’m a perfect imperfection and I don’t find interest in the radio” – Kevin Gates, Perfect Imperfection

“Do you think I’ll ever need you, love, more than you need me?
Show me your true colors girl, I just want to see
‘Cause I done had too many come around and change on me” – Kevin Gates, Time for That

Inspirational Kevin Gates Song Quotes

“When trying to destroy you, they Destroy themselves in the process. F*ck em’ — work harder!” – Kevin Gates,

“If I had to I would do it again
My partner died but on my arm he still lives
I wear my heart on my skin, can’t forget where I been
You gave me scars
Beautiful scars” – Kevin Gates, Beautiful Scars

“The moment you follow your heart
Keeping the faith even when it get dark” – Kevin Gates, I Don’t Get Tired

“Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted
A vision without action is merely a dream
It’s the action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence” – Kevin Gates, Wish I Had It

“Hoes only know that you a lie
Stunt on all ten like you a tall one
One thing you are not is a coward” – Kevin Gates, Had Too

“Full time father, full time artist
Asked God, he said “Grind harder”
Learn from every time you ever fail
If it never fail just grind smarter
Iron sharpens, you the dagger” – Kevin Gates, I Don’t Get Tired

“Button start the foreign, oh my God I’m gorgeous” – Kevin Gates, 2 Phones

“Diamonds really diamonds
And I’m shining bright ‘cause I’m really grindin’” – Kevin Gates, Really Really

“Nothing comes from sleeping, but I’m dreaming on my true religion
Hustle, hustle, hustle
Gotta get it
On my true religion
Nothing comes from sleeping but a dream” – Kevin Gates, Wish I Had It

“Only meaning one thing, don’t get tired, I go hard
Don’t play with the hustle, you eat or you starve
Don’t mimic pretenders, just be who you are
Ain’t never change, been like this from the start” – Kevin Gates, I Don’t Get Tired

“Ain’t no wrong way to be, accomplished a lot
I came from the block, ambitious in the trenches
I got a long way to reach” – Kevin Gates, Time for That

“Ay, you could be so used to somethin’, man
You know everyday you grow, everyday you changin’
And I never tried to change on you but it’s just like
I had to do it by myself for so long to where when you come back into my life it just don’t feel right like
Feel like somethin’s missin’
And you feel like – you just feel different
So you gotta forgive me if I act strange wit’chu
Never changed wit’chu” – Kevin Gates, Find You Again

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“I’m a perfect imperfection.” – Kevin Gates

“Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted.” – Kevin Gates

“Learn from every time you ever fail.” – Kevin Gates

“Is it okay to cry when you’re dying inside?” – Kevin Gates

“Don’t mimic pretenders, just be who you are.” – Kevin Gates

“A vision without action is merely a dream.” – Kevin Gates

“And I came up from nothin’ just imagine that.” – Kevin Gates

“Show me your true colors girl, I just want to see.” – Kevin Gates

“I’m in a rush, it was nice to meet ya.” – Kevin Gates

“Struggles that I’m overcoming.” – Kevin Gates

“It’s the action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” – Kevin Gates

“Out my window
I see everything I dream about and wish I had it.” – Kevin Gates

“Self made stand up guy.” – Kevin Gates

“Sometimes yeah sometime I’m in my feelings.” – Kevin Gates

“Love everything and everybody.” – Kevin Gates

“Been through a lot of pain in my life.” – Kevin Gates

“You know everyday you grow, everyday you changin’.” – Kevin Gates

“I’m successful and now they love me.” – Kevin Gates

Some Questions About Kevin Gates

How much money is Kevin Gates worth?

Kevin Gates’ net worth is estimated to be roughly $1 million.

How many albums has Kevin Gates released?

Three extended play sixteen mixtapes and twenty-eight singles.

Where is Kevin Gates originally from?

He is from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States