264+ Greatest Tupac Quotes That Will Change Your World

Tupac Amaru Shakur, popularly known by the stage name 2pac, was an American rapper, record producer, actor, and poet as well as a social activist.

2Pac is one of the best selling artists of all time, in any genre with over 75 million records sold (as of 2007). Also, Rolling Stone ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

During a trip to Las Vegas in 1996, Tupac was shot and died 6 days later. He was only 25 years old. After his death, five more studio albums featuring his music were released.

He will always be remembered for the inspirational and motivating life quotes he used, most of them you will find in his lyrics. His words were about being a young man trying to find himself while avoiding all the traps and pitfalls of life.

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Top 10 Tupac Shakur Quotes

Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can see and feel. – Tupac Shakur

During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams. – Tupac Shakur

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real. – Tupac Shakur

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For every dark night, there’s a brighter day. – Tupac Shakur

Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.– Tupac Shakur

Hate to sound sleazy, but tease me, I don’t want it if it’s that easy. – Tupac Shakur

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The seed must grow regardless of the fact that it’s planted in stone. – Tupac Shakur

Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared. – Tupac Shakur

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All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me. – Tupac Shakur

I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world. – Tupac Shakur

Best Tupac Quotes About Life, Love, Change and More

I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated. – Tupac Shakur

They got money for the war but can’t feed the poor. – Tupac Shakur

A coward dies a thousand deaths. A soldier dies but once. – Tupac Shakur

The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams. – Tupac Shakur

Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever. – Tupac Shakur

Our future is our confidence and self-esteem. – Tupac Shakur

I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, theres a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up and handle it. – Tupac Shakur

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There’s gonna be some stuff you gonna see thats gonna 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 bullsh*t…remember that. – Tupac Shakur

If we really are saying that rap is an art form, then we got to be more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everybody dying because of what you are saying, it don’t matter that you didn’t make them die. It just matters that you didn’t save them. – Tupac Shakur

My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for. – Tupac Shakur

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. – Tupac Shakur

If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day. – Tupac Shakur

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We wouldn’t ask why a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun. Well, we are the roses, this is the concrete and these are my damaged petals. Don’t ask me why, thank God, and ask me how. – Tupac Shakur

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. – Tupac Shakur

Don’t believe everything you hear. Real eyes, Realize, Real lies. – Tupac Shakur

You gotta make a change. Its time for us as a people to start making some changes, let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us, to do what we gotta do to survive. – Tupac Shakur

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. – Tupac Shakur

I set goals, take control, drink out my own bottle. I make mistakes but learn from every one. And when it’s said and done, I bet this brother be a better one. If I upset you don’t stress; never forget, that God isn’t finished with me yet. – Tupac Shakur

Watch for phonies, keep your enemies close, watch your homies. – Tupac Shakur

My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated. – Tupac Shakur

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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. – Tupac Shakur

Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love. All that love I gave didn’t mean nothing when it came to fear. – Tupac Shakur

Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride. I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive. – Tupac Shakur

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender. – Tupac Shakur

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or 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 f*ck on. – Tupac Shakur

Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the b*llsh*t. – Tupac Shakur

Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even thugs cry, but do the Lord care? – Tupac Shakur

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. – Tupac Shakur

My life was lived through falling rain, so call on me if there be pain. – Tupac Shakur

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I’m a reflection of the community. – Tupac Shakur

I’ll probably be punished for hard living. – Tupac Shakur

The realest people don’t have a lot of friends. – Tupac Shakur

In my mind I’m a blind man doin’ time. – Tupac Shakur

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

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. – Tupac Shakur

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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. – Tupac Shakur

Give me the food Or I’m breaking down the door. After a year you’re just like: I’m picking the lock. Coming through the door blasting. – Tupac Shakur

Don’t leave this world without giving it your all. – Tupac Shakur

We were young and we were dumb, but we had a heart. – Tupac Shakur

This fast life soon shatters, cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter. – Tupac Shakur

We can never go nowhere unless we share with each other. – Tupac Shakur

There’s no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated. – Tupac Shakur

Only God can judge me. – Tupac Shakur

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Never surrender, it’s all about the faith you got; don’t ever stop, just push it ‘till you hit the top and if you drop, at least you know you gave your all to be true to you, that way you can never fail. – Tupac Shakur

Just cause you live in the ghetto doesn’t mean you can’t grow. – Tupac Shakur

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

I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn for affection. – Tupac Shakur

You know nothing can stop me but loss of breath and I’m still breathing so it’s still on. – Tupac Shakur

With all my fans I got a family again. – Tupac Shakur

One thing we all adore, something worth dying for, nothing but pain, stuck in this game, searchin’ for fortune and fame. – Tupac Shakur

I said, I’m gonna write a song about the women like my mom, women like my sister, who I think represent the strong black women, and I did that. Now I’mma write about the women I see everyday and that was ‘[I] Get Around.’ If I just write songs like ‘Keep Ya Head Up’ it would make me seem more than what I am, but I’m just a normal man. – Tupac Shakur

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The only time I have problems is when I sleep. – Tupac Shakur

It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave. – Tupac Shakur

Even warriors put their spears down on Sundays. – Tupac Shakur

Unconditional love. Talking bout the stuff that don’t wear off, it don’t fade. It’ll last for all these crazy days, these crazy nights. Whether you wrong or you right, I’ma still love you, still feel you, still there for you. No matter what, you will always be in my heart with unconditional love. – Tupac Shakur

Thug Life to me is dead. – Tupac Shakur

Should I just stop trying and give up? But then, that’s exactly what they’re waiting for me to do. – Tupac Shakur

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What makes me saying ‘I don’t give a f***,’ different from Patrick Henry saying ‘Give me liberty or give me death?’ What makes my freedom any different than Bosnians or who ever [America] wants to fight for this year? They should give money to the ghetto. – Tupac Shakur

There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me. – Tupac Shakur

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

If God wanted me to be quiet he would’ve never showed me what he does. – Tupac Shakur

I’m not saying girls are perfect cause we all know that’s not true. But why be unfaithful to her if she was true to you? – Tupac Shakur

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When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character. – Tupac Shakur

Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action. – Tupac Shakur

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

Every time I speak I want the truth to come out. Every time I speak I want a shiver. I don’t want them to be like they know what I’m gonna say because it’s polite. I’m not saying I’m gonna rule the world or I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world. – Tupac Shakur

I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed no crimes that weren’t honorable. – Tupac Shakur

I would rather be stricken blind, than to live without expression of mind. – Tupac Shakur

I don’t have to talk about whether or not I got raped in jail. – Tupac Shakur

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Can’t close my eyes cause all I see is terror. I hate the man in the mirror cause his reflection makes the pain turn realer. – Tupac Shakur

I know what good morals are, but you’re supposed to disregard good morals when you’re living in a crazy, bad world. If you’re in hell, how can you live like an angel? You’re surrounded by devils,trying to be an angel? That’s like suicide. – Tupac Shakur

Every time I fall in love with a woman, I don’t fall in love with the woman she is, I fall in love with the woman she could be. – Tupac Shakur

A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one. – Tupac Shakur

Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead. – Tupac Shakur

Hip Hop when it started it was supposed to be this new thing that had no boundaries and was so different to everyday music. Now it seems like I was starting to get caught up in the mode of what made hip hop come about. As long as the music has the true to the heart soul it can be hip hop. As long it has soul to it, hip hop can live on. – Tupac Shakur

tupac quotes and sayings

You can never “just be friends” with someone you fall in love with. – Tupac Shakur

What I learned in jail is that I can’t change. I can’t live a different lifestyle – this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made. – Tupac Shakur

Inspirational Tupac Shakur Quotes

That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don’t see why everybody feel as though that they gotta tell me how to live my life. – Tupac Shakur

You never know how strong you can be until being strong is the only choice you have left. – Tupac Shakur

People die but legends live forever. – Tupac Shakur

Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place. – Tupac Shakur

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. – Tupac Shakur

If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East. – Tupac Shakur

I’d rather die like a man, than live like a coward. – Tupac Shakur

The world moves fast and it would rather pass by than to stop and see what makes you cry. – Tupac Shakur

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. – Tupac Shakur

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

Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up. And when he tells you you ain’t nothing, don’t believe him. And if he can’t learn to love you, you should leave him. – Tupac Shakur

Even the genius ask questions. – Tupac Shakur

I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room? It just don’t make sense to me. – Tupac Shakur

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

Until it happened, I really did believe that no Black person would ever shoot me. I believed that I didn’t have to fear my own community, You know, I was like I represent them. I’m their ambassador to the world, they will never do me wrong. – Tupac Shakur

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No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble. Not knowing how hard it is to carry on when no one loves you. – Tupac Shakur

Many dreams are what we had and plenty wishes. – Tupac Shakur

We was young and we was dumb, but we had heart. – Tupac Shakur

Let the Lord judge the criminals. – Tupac Shakur

It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other. – Tupac Shakur

Famous Tupac Quotes

The only thing that can stop me is death, and even then my music will live forever. – Tupac Shakur

If there was no money and our wealth was based on our morals and how we treated people, we’d all be millionaires. – Tupac Shakur

I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me. – Tupac Shakur

In life there are going to be some things that make it hard to smile. Through all the rain and pain you got to keep your sense of humor and smile for me now. Remember that. – Tupac Shakur

If you are lost in your worldliness and you have a guide, then it’s not like being lost, it’s like learning new things as you go through. – Tupac Shakur

The excuse maker in Tupac is dead. The vengeful Tupac is dead. The Tupac that would stand by and let dishonorable things happen is dead. God let me live for me to do something extremely extraordinary, and that’s what I have to do. – Tupac Shakur

The evil forces are going to be at me. They’re going to come 100 percent, so if I don’t be 100 percent pure-hearted, I’m going to lose. – Tupac Shakur

That’s how knowledge works, it’s contagious. – Tupac Shakur

Everything wasn’t meant to be analyzed. – Tupac Shakur

If you saying you going to be real, that’s how you be real-be physically fit, be mentally fit. – Tupac Shakur

Look at civilization, look at how we grew. We need to learn from our mistakes. – Tupac Shakur

I love my childhood but I hated growing up poor. It made me very bitter. – Tupac Shakur

I was given the responsibility before I wanted it. And now, I can’t really differentiate what great responsibility is, because I’ve had it for so long. – Tupac Shakur

My change is going to make a change through the community. And through that, they gonna see what type of person I truly was. Where my heart was. This Thug Life stuff, it was just ignorance. My intention was always in the right place. – Tupac Shakur

I think the youth should raise themselves since they got lofty ideas about what’s theirs and their rights, what they should deserve. – Tupac Shakur

My legacy will leave a mark on the world and I shall never be forgotten for my good, bad, and ugly deeds. – Tupac Shakur

Legendary 2pac Song Quotes and Lyrics

Always do your best, don’t let the pressure make you panic. – Tupac Shakur, Me Against The World

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. – Tupac Shakur

Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers. – Tupac Shakur

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

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? – Tupac Shakur

Don’t think I don’t see you haters, I know y’all in disguise. – Tupac Shakur, Only God Can Judge Me

I just don’t know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life. – Tupac Shakur

Look to my future, ‘cause my past is all behind me. – Tupac Shakur, Only God Can Judge Me

What people do for the struggle of power is madness. – Tupac Shakur

We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins. – Tupac Shakur

Be grateful for blessings. – Tupac Shakur, Me Against The World

It seems the rain’ll never let up
I try to keep my head up and still keep from gettin’ wet up. – Tupac Shakur, Keep Ya Head Up

Sometimes when I’m alone
I Cry,
Cause I am on my own.
The tears I cry are bitter and warm.
They flow with life but take no form
I Cry because my heart is torn.
I find it difficult to carry on.
If I had an ear to confide in,
I would cry among my treasured friend,
but who do you know that stops that long,
to help another carry on.
The world moves fast and it would rather pass by.
Then to stop and see what makes one cry,
so painful and sad.
And sometimes…
I Cry
and no one cares about why. – Tupac Shakur

When I was a little baby, I remember that one moment of calm-peace, and 3 minutes after that, it was on. – Tupac Shakur

Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it. – Tupac Shakur

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. – Tupac Shakur

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. – Tupac Shakur

I’m doing this for the kid who truly leads a ‘thug life’ and thinks it’s HOPELESS. – Tupac Shakur

Where There is a will
there is a will
to search and discover
a better day
/Where a positive heart
is all you need
to rise beyond
and succeed
/Where young minds grow
and respect each other
based on their deeds
and not their color
/when times are dim
say as I say
“Where there’s a will
there’s a way!” – Tupac Shakur

Everything will be alright if you hold on
It’s a struggle every day, gotta roll on. – Tupac Shakur, Dear Mama

Sometimes I sit and look at life from a different angle. – Tupac Shakur

Do everything you can to make it around the system, over the system, or out the system. – Tupac Shakur

Every day, I’m standing outside trying to sing my way in: We are hungry, please let us in We are hungry, please let us in. After about a week that song is gonna change to: We hungry, we need some food. After two, three weeks, it’s like:
America wants its respect. – Tupac Shakur

It don’t stop ’til the casket drop. – Tupac Shakur

Time to heal our women, be real to our women. – Tupac Shakur, Keep Ya Head Up

For a woman it ain’t easy tryin’ to raise a man. – Tupac Shakur

In my mind, I’ll be thinking is this true, will I fail? Am I supposed to fail? Should I just stop trying and give up? But then, that’s exactly what they’re waiting for me to do. – Tupac Shakur

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Provin nature’s laws wrong
It learned to walk without having feet
Funny it seems but by keeping its dreams
It learned to breathe FRESH air
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
When no one else, even cared. – Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew From Concrete

You gotta learn to hold your own. – Tupac Shakur, Changes

And did you ever stop to think that I am old enough to go to war but I aint old enough to drink. – Tupac Shakur

Sometimes life can be a heavy load. – Tupac Shakur, Hail Mary

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots. – Tupac Shakur

For quiet times disappear listen to the ocean. – Tupac Shakur

I’m going to show people my true intentions, and my true heart. I’m going to show them the man that my mother raised. I’m going to make them all proud. – Tupac Shakur

In my death, people will understand what I was talking about. – Tupac Shakur

Recollect your thoughts, don’t get caught up in the mix. – Tupac Shakur, Only God Can Judge Me

They punish the people that’s askin’ questions
And those that possess steal from the ones without possessions
The message I stress: to make it stop, study your lessons
Don’t settle for less, even the genius asks his questions. – Tupac Shakur, Me Against The World

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. – Tupac Shakur

I was the total opposite of what I am now. I was quiet, withdrawn, I read a lot, I wrote poetry.” —on his childhood. – Tupac Shakur

I’m not trying to make people think I’m in here faking it, but my whole life is going to be about saving somebody. – Tupac Shakur

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

As wars come and go, my soldier stays eternal. – Tupac Shakur

Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure. And if you fall, stand tall and come back for more. – Tupac Shakur

The Some Facts About Tupac Shakur

What was Tupac known for?

Tupac Shakur was a successful rapper and actor. His stage name was 2Pac. He used to writing violent and shocking lyrics. By this way he earned many fans.

How did Tupac die?

Cause of death was assassination

What is Tupac’s most famous and biggest song?

“Hail Mary” The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.
“Changes” Greatest Hits.
“Brenda’s Got A Baby” 2Pacalypse Now.

Who influenced Tupac?

He was influenced by Big Daddy Kane, Scarface, Public Enemy, LL Cool J etc.

What Tupac said about love?

One of my favorite 2pac quotes about love is: “I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.”