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Top 46 Dr. Dre Quotes About Life (INSPIRATION)

Top 10 Most Famous Dr. Dre Quotes (BEST)

“When I think of the future, I think a lot of Quincy Jones and how he is an inspiration… Nothing pulls you back into the studio more than the belief that your best record is still ahead.”

Dr. Dre
When the ideas are coming, I don’t stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn’t come along all the time.
When the ideas are coming, I don’t stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn’t come along all the time.
Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet.
Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet.
The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.
The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.
No matter how hard you work to bring yourself up, there's someone out there working just as hard, to put you down.
No matter how hard you work to bring yourself up, there’s someone out there working just as hard, to put you down.

“I’ve gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it’s almost like a high. You don’t want it to stop. You don’t want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.”

Dr. Dre
I believe in reincarnation, and I believe I’ve lived quite a few lives.
I believe in reincarnation, and I believe I’ve lived quite a few lives.
It ain't that I'm too big to listen to the rumors, It's just that I'm too damn big to pay attention to 'em.
It ain’t that I’m too big to listen to the rumors, It’s just that I’m too damn big to pay attention to ’em.
Those who are quiet will always cause riots.
Those who are quiet will always cause riots.
Try to be the king, but the ace is back.
Try to be the king, but the ace is back.

12 InspirationalDr. Dre Quotes on Success

“There’s three types of people in the world. Those who don’t know what happened. Those who wonder what happened. And people like us from the streets that MAKE things happen!”

Dr. Dre
I’ve gotten my personal life all the way intact and made sure that it’s straight. Without that, you have no foundation. Your building is going to crumble.
I’ve gotten my personal life all the way intact and made sure that it’s straight. Without that, you have no foundation. Your building is going to crumble.
Don't be worried about the next man - make sure your business tight.
Don’t be worried about the next man – make sure your business tight.
If you work at rap and look at it as an art, the money will come. But if you try to get the money, it'll just always be shallow.
If you work at rap and look at it as an art, the money will come. But if you try to get the money, it’ll just always be shallow.

“You got to realise that when I was 20 years old, I had a house, a Mercedes, a Corvette and a million dollars in the bank before I could buy alcohol legally.”

Dr. Dre
The secret to my longevity is that I’m a perfectionist.
The secret to my longevity is that I’m a perfectionist.
If you know anything about me and my history, you know I'm very particular about my projects.
If you know anything about me and my history, you know I’m very particular about my projects.

“I think it’s incredible what I’ve done. A lot of sweat. But as an innovator, I look back and can’t help but go, ‘Damn, there’s things I could’ve done better, you know?'”

Dr. Dre
I’m living an incredible life. Making a living doing what I love and having people love it. I can’t even explain what that feels like.
I’m living an incredible life. Making a living doing what I love and having people love it. I can’t even explain what that feels like.

“You just have to find that thing that’s special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen.”

Dr. Dre
The record business. It’s exactly what it is Record-Business. You have to take care of both, or they won’t take care of you.
The record business. It’s exactly what it is Record-Business. You have to take care of both, or they won’t take care of you.
I've been living the American Dream for over 25 years - just being able to do what I do, be creative, and make money out of it. It's incredible.
I’ve been living the American Dream for over 25 years – just being able to do what I do, be creative, and make money out of it. It’s incredible.

12 Dr. Dre Quotes on Music and Rapping

“People are always coming up to me, thinking I’ve got some magic wand that can make them a star and I want to tell them that no one can do that. Making hit records is not that easy. But it took me time to realize that myself.”

Dr. Dre
Hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should, the way I do.
Hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should, the way I do.
I’m never gonna stop music, it’s like air to me.
I’m never gonna stop music, it’s like air to me.
I’m gonna try and change the course of hip hop again.
I’m gonna try and change the course of hip hop again.
I realized at a young age that sequence in an album is almost as important as the songs that are on the album.
I realized at a young age that sequence in an album is almost as important as the songs that are on the album.
No matter where you are or what you're doing, it's always great if you don't have to get up and physically change the song that plays next.
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, it’s always great if you don’t have to get up and physically change the song that plays next.

“It’s a very interesting thing because I can start mixing a song and leave the room and come back and maybe just slide one lever to a certain point, and it just – it’s a certain feeling that it gives you when you know it’s right.”

Dr. Dre
Everything that I do is for sound goals. It comes from my gut. When I'm sitting in the studio, a mix isn't done till I feel it in my gut.
Everything that I do is for sound goals. It comes from my gut. When I’m sitting in the studio, a mix isn’t done till I feel it in my gut.
No matter what type of equipment you have, you still have to have a certain talent to be able to make a good record.
No matter what type of equipment you have, you still have to have a certain talent to be able to make a good record.

“I just want people to hear the music the way it’s suppose to sound, the way we meant for them to hear it. You sit in the studio all this time and make the music, tweak it, try to get it perfect. They should be able to hear it that way.”

Dr. Dre
I don't ever see myself retiring totally from music, because I have a genuine love and passion for it.
I don’t ever see myself retiring totally from music, because I have a genuine love and passion for it.
I just make the music feel the way I want it to feel, and I don't put it out until I'm totally happy with it.
I just make the music feel the way I want it to feel, and I don’t put it out until I’m totally happy with it.

2 Dr. Dre Quotes on Other Rappers in the Industry

Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs is a hustler. In fact, he's what I call an extreme hustler.
Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs is a hustler. In fact, he’s what I call an extreme hustler.
Eminem is just incredible. That's the word that comes to mind 'incredible.'
Eminem is just incredible. That’s the word that comes to mind: ‘incredible.’

6 Dr. Dre Quotes About Life and Love

“I’m expressin’ with my full capabilities, And now I’m livin’ in correctional facilities. Cause some don’t agree with how I do this, I get straight and meditate like a Buddhist.”

Dr. Dre
Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That's what makes a marriage work.
Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That’s what makes a marriage work.
When I'm lovin' these hoes, there ain't no love involved.
When I’m lovin’ these hoes, there ain’t no love involved.
I don't have room in my life for folks that large and demanding.
I don’t have room in my life for folks that large and demanding.
I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.
I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.
I'm bad for your health, like puttin' a pistol up to your face and blastin' yourself.
I’m bad for your health, like puttin’ a pistol up to your face and blastin’ yourself.

4 Dr. Dre Quotes that will Make You Think

“They wanna hang us, see us dead, or enslave us, keep us trapped in the same place we raised in. Then they wonder why we act so outrageous, run around stressed out and pull out gauges.”

Dr. Dre
Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth.
Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth.
You're a victim from my drive-by of thoughts.
You’re a victim from my drive-by of thoughts.
I've always hated authority from an early age. And authority have always hated me.
I’ve always hated authority from an early age. And authority have always hated me.

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