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.
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
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
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
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.
They got money for the war but can’t feed the poor.
A coward dies a thousand deaths. A soldier dies but once.
The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.
Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.
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.
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.
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.
My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.
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.
If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day.
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.
That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don’t see why everybody feels as though they gotta tell me how to live my life.
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.
Don’t believe everything you hear. Real eyes, Realize, Real lies.
You gotta make a change. You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us, to do what we gotta do to survive.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
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.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.
Watch for phonies, keep your enemies close, watch your homies.
My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated.
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.
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.
Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride. I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.
Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can see and feel.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.
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.
Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the b*llsh*t.
Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even thugs cry, but do the Lord care?
A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.
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.
My life was lived through falling rain, so call on me if there be pain.
I’m a reflection of the community.
I’ll probably be punished for hard living.
Ain’t a woman alive that can take my momma’s place.
The realest people don’t have a lot of friends.
In my mind I’m a blind man doin’ time.
I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That’s bad.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t leave this world without giving it your all.
We were young and we were dumb, but we had a heart.
This fast life soon shatters, cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter.
We can never go nowhere unless we share with each other.
There’s no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated.
Only God can judge me.
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.
Just cause you live in the ghetto doesn’t mean you can’t grow.
I feel like role models today are not meant to be put on a pedestal. But more like angels with broken wings.
I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn for affection.
You know nothing can stop me but loss of breath and I’m still breathing so it’s still on.
With all my fans I got a family again.
One thing we all adore, something worth dying for, nothing but pain, stuck in this game, searchin’ for fortune and fame.
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.
There’s gon’ be some stuff you see that’s 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 humour, you gotta be able to smile through all this bullsh*t.
The only time I have problems is when I sleep.
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.
Even warriors put their spears down on Sundays.
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.
Thug Life to me is dead.
Should I just stop trying and give up? But then, that’s exactly what they’re waiting for me to do.
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.
There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.
It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.
If God wanted me to be quiet he would’ve never showed me what he does.
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?
When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.
Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.
Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?
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.
I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed no crimes that weren’t honorable.
I would rather be stricken blind, than to live without expression of mind.
I don’t have to talk about whether or not I got raped in jail.
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.
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.
A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one.
Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead.
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.
You can never “just be friends" with someone you fall in love with.
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.
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.
People die but legends live forever.
Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place.
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.
If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
I’d rather die like a man, than live like a coward.
The world moves fast and it would rather pass by than to stop and see what makes you cry.
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.
I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.
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.
Even the genius ask questions.
I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room? It just don’t make sense to me.
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.
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.
No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble. Not knowing how hard it is to carry on when no one loves you.
Many dreams are what we had and plenty wishes.
We was young and we was dumb, but we had heart.
Let the Lord judge the criminals.
It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other.
Always do your best, don’t let the pressure make you panic.
I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.
I just don’t know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.
What people do for the struggle of power is madness.
We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.
So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up and handle it.
Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it.
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.
Do everything you can to make it around the system, over the system, or out the system.
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.
The Some Facts About Tupac Shakur
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.
Cause of death was assassination
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