Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., known professionally as T.I. and Tip, is an American rapper, actor, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, record executive, and author. Harris signed his first major-label record deal in 1999 with Arista subsidiary LaFace. Profoundly inspirational T.I. quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.
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Famous T.I. Quotes
I think my first hit was probably ’24 is a Rubberband Man,’ which was my second album. My first project, it was very well received in the Southeast region, all throughout the South and parts of the Midwest. It was very well received, but I didn’t get national exposure on my second album. – T.I.
You know, when I put out records that may not work or connect with the audience, it’s because I’m pushing myself as an artist creatively, because I’m just bored doing what everyone wants me to do. – T.I.
Refuse to give up, your mistakes don’t define you. They don’t dictate where you’re headed, they remind you. – T.I.
Some of y’all are not where you want to be in life, yet you party every weekend. What is it that you’re celebrating? – T.I.
People hate it when you’re better than them. They ain’t hating, start worrying then. – T.I.
I know what it’s like to not know where you’re going or how to get there. I know what it’s like to have no one around you who can teach you how to be what you hope to become. – T.I.
We’ve somehow allowed ourselves to think it’s okay to neglect and abandon our responsibility to ourselves and to our community. Everything cannot be blamed on the system. – T.I.
Hawaii ain’t a bad place to work. – T.I.
As long as you focus on your strengths and remain natural, then you come off natural [in your work]. – T.I.
I think we need to find more reasons to unify rather than divide each other. – T.I.
I think, in comedy, timing is everything. You and I could tell the same joke, but if one of our timing is off, it won’t be as funny. You’ve gotta know when to deliver your punch-lines. – T.I.
Producing a film is more unfamiliar territory. Although producing an album and overseeing artists is a task within itself. But film is unfamiliar territory so, here and now, that’s more difficult. – T.I.
My fist so rocky and and wrist so icy, Might be, thrown off my rocker just slightly, Feisty, claimin’ hot temper don’t ignite me, I’m only gonna ask ya find the exit once politely – T.I.
While there’s currently great turmoil, there is even greater opportunity for US to work together to transform our community. Far too many of our children are fatherless, far too many of our mothers are standing in the prison waiting rooms and far too many of our young people feel hopeless. – T.I.
When you ask me who I look up to and who I can admire for their style right now, I have to choose from people that represent what I represent stylistically. – T.I.
Before you get to the strip club, you’ve got to go through the skating rinks. – T.I.
MTV has always given artists a platform to get their stories and music out to their fans and this series reveals the unknown side of T.I.-one of the world’s greatest artists at the most precarious time in his life. – T.I.
All of US sometimes feel that one of the most difficult things in the world is to talk to US about US in an effort to help US. – T.I.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sitting down with people as long as you understand that there are needs to be met and purposes to be served. – T.I.
There’s a wide variety of demographics for fans of T.I. now, that you have to do something to satisfy everyone. – T.I.
I regret my lack of options. I regret being painted into a corner and having that be the only instrument to get me from point A to point B. – T.I.
I wasn’t nervous at all. I applied the same amount of efforts to the love scenes as I did to the skating and the acting and everything else. – T.I.
I’m not as serious of a person as people make me out to be. Most people would think that I would be less successful in comedy, but I can crack a joke as well as anyone else. – T.I.
As long as there’s a demand for gangsta rap, it will be supplied. – T.I.
It is imperative for US to parent our children and educate them outside of the school systems, as our education system was not designed to lift US out of oppression. – T.I.
We should not live one more day ignoring the sh** that suffocates and strangles US keeping US imprisoned in our own communities. – T.I.
I think that at the end of the day, when people understand the circumstances that led to the circumstances, they begin to sway their views. – T.I.
I can’t really see myself as an artist. – T.I.
I could see myself in the fur coats, turtleneck sweaters, with the Kangol hats like Slick Rick and Dana Dane. But I could also see myself in a leather Troop suit like LL Cool J. – T.I.
I think you have to drop an album to truly see the effects of your following. – T.I.
I’m not going to do red jeans. No green jeans. I don’t do Vans and that’s the style right now. I don’t want to show my socks when I’m wearing jeans. – T.I.
I know what it’s like to be so distracted by your surroundings and in the moment that it’s seemingly impossible to not get caught up in ’em. I know what it’s like to feel so much smaller than the activities of your environment that you can’t see how not to succumb to ’em. I know what it’s like to not be able to focus in class due to real life hunger pangs. I know what it’s like to be disruptive just to pass the time and take your mind off what’s lacking at home. I know what it’s like to be laughed at by your teacher when you tell them what you hope to be in life. – T.I.
We can’t fix what we do not address. – T.I.
Nobody is gonna love you like you. – T.I.
If we continue to devalue ourselves we cannot realistically expect respect from others. – T.I.
I’m not to the point where I need to shut myself off from people, unless I feel like I need to, but I don’t force myself to deal with people. – T.I.
All the hatin just fuels to my fire. – T.I.
I always knew that there were huge opportunities for me, and that I had a lot of potential to do a lot of different things, but I also knew it was about my execution and my application of skills. – T.I.
If I’m not in the mood to deal with you, then I just don’t deal with you. I look at it like, me not dealing with you could save me a lot of trouble – me forcing myself to deal with you could bring me a lot of trouble. So I just play it by ear. – T.I.
People are motivated when they see somebody else doing something. – T.I.
People put me on a box, and I love when people think they know what I am capable of or not capable of. I thrive off of that. – T.I.
We have been underserved, underprivileged and unfortunate for far too long. There are no more excuses. It’s not enough to have limited progress and allow our expectations and sense of purpose to evaporate. So, if that means we must sacrifice some nights at the club and give up buying the latest designer handbags and sneakers… well then damn, so be it. – T.I.
I want to do things that shock people. I think that persona attributes more to the roles that other people may consider me for, rather than the ones I consider for myself. – T.I.
This is a time where fashion and style go against what I would rather do myself. So I have to pick and choose from people that share my enthusiasm when it comes to certain things. – T.I.
If you want to take what I’ve learned and use it to your advantage, just listen and you won’t have to go through it. – T.I.
You ain’t gotta be a dope boy to have money. – T.I.
They’re like,‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down.’ That’s not American. If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace. – T.I.
I know what it’s like to feel hopeless and to feel like you’re not good enough just because of where you’re from. I know what it’s like to be profiled and to be abused by the police. I know what it’s like to be racially profiled, treated unjustly and abused by the police just because of how you look. – T.I.
A responsibility to be a role model as a father yes, as a man, as a public figure, yes. That responsibility just leads me to do what I feel is right and to conduct myself with the moral standards, principles, and integrity that were instilled in me by my family. – T.I.
Man, I’m a conspiracy theorist by nature. You can’t experience the federal penal system and not be somewhat skeptical. – T.I.
We are the benefactors of too much sacrifice and blood, sweat and tears to allow petty differences and trivial discrepancies to continue to separate and divide US, while we are being used, exploited and conquered. – T.I.
You’re gonna be your best salesman. If you don’t sell yourself, nobody else is gonna have a better time with it than you. You’ve gotta get up for it, every day. – T.I.
I can only hope that one day soon we’ll understand our true economic buying power by investing in our own communities and putting our money into businesses that keep our dollars in our community. – T.I.
Don’t let your emotions overpower your intelligence. – T.I.
Stop lookin’ at what you ain’t got, and start being thankful for what you do got. – T.I.
Even when I lose faith in myself there is something in me that speaks through and says I am not finished yet. – T.I.
Life can change your directions, even when you ain’t planned it. All you can do is handle it, worst thing you can do is panic. – T.I.
Adversity builds character and character takes you places money can’t. – T.I.
Never mind what haters say, ignore them ’til they fade away. – T.I.
The one thing we all have in common is that we’re human. Why pay more attention to the things that make us different over the things that bring us together? – T.I.
Let the losers worry about losin. – T.I.
God will take you through hell, just to get you to heaven. – T.I.
Fear aint in the heart of me, i learned just do it, you get courage from your fears right after you go through it. – T.I.
All you can do is handle it, worst thing you can do is panic. Use it to your advantage, avoid insanity, manage to conquer ever obstacle, make impossible possible. Even when winning’s illogical, losing is still far from optional. – T.I.
If you don’t respect nothin’ else, you will respect this hustle. – T.I.
I’m by no means a perfect human being. I experience more than half of my life perpetuating darkness. That was because I was dropped in a place of darkness and expected to find a way out. – T.I.
You are not defined by your environment unless you allow yourself to be. – T.I.
Some of us were born to hate and some of us were born to be great. – T.I.
You can’t go through the kinds of things I’ve gone through, as much as I have, without re-evaluating yourself and making adjustments. And you can’t endure these horrendous circumstances without developing a certain level of strength and wisdom. – T.I.
Even when winnin’s illogical, losin’s still far from optional – T.I.
We cannot continue to get caught up in having material abundance and yet be fundamentally and spiritually broke. – T.I.
If you’re not worth speaking on, then you haven’t adequately done your job. – T.I.
The possibilities of success are limitless, as long as you’re willing to put the work in. – T.I.
Im going to always rise above the doubt that may exist about me. – T.I.
I know what it’s like to be told by your teacher that you’ll never amount to anything. – T.I.
I aint dead, I aint done, I ain’t scared, I aint run, no matter what, no matter what, Still I stand – T.I.
Everyone has something to sell. The greatest thing you can ever sell is an idea or talent. – T.I.
I’ve learned that one thing about my life that is certain is trouble. – T.I.
It goes without saying that it’s hard to attain a certain level of success. – T.I.
At the end of the day, I got to live my life for my family, for my children, and I’m going to do what’s best for them. – T.I.
It is a lot of responsibility. But I enjoy being a father. That’s one of the best parts of my life. I feel like, man, that’s one of the greatest things I’ve got going on, being a father. – T.I.
I’m happy to be on a winning team. My individual success, that lasts for a short period of time. The success of being a part of the South, of Atlanta, which is now the hot bed of music, that’s what’s gonna last the longest. The fact that I contributed to planting our flag and moving music to my city, that’s what I’m most proud of. – T.I.
Danger is ever-present in life, more for some than others. – T.I.
Let it be known: I am a free agent. I’m operating as an independent label. I do not have corporate sponsors. I don’t have no corporate backing. I don’t have no major distribution. – T.I.
My father passed away in 2002, but yes, we were pretty close. I loved him a lot. – T.I.
I don’t really like the sound of Auto-Tune. I don’t like when it’s extremely audible, when you’re able to detect it easily. I don’t like that. – T.I.
I, myself, I am not interested in reality television; just me, myself, speaking. – T.I.
My childhood name that my father gave me, my mother, my grandmother, grandfather, family and friends all call me T.I.P. – T.I.
Acting in film, you know, I hear all the time, people say ‘You did so much better than I thought you would.’ So there’s an added element of surprise in film, different than in music. – T.I.
I’m an ‘in the shower’ or ‘in the booth’ kind of singer. I can sing, but I need either nobody to be able to hear me, or for me to be able to redo it. – T.I.
I wouldn’t mind going somewhere and taking a president position and signing acts and taking the attention off of me and taking what I’ve learned in my career and applying that to another person’s. – T.I.
I love BET and I love the fans. – T.I.
I think R. Kelly’s range is so vast and broad that in order to stimulate himself creatively as an artist, he has to step so, so far outside the box, or else he feels like he’s not challenging himself. – T.I.
To expect for me to be one-way every time you see me is to expect me to be a one-dimensional man, which I’ve never been. I’ve always applauded my efforts to be diverse and multi-faceted. – T.I.