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73 Kendrick Lamar Quotes About Life (LOVE)

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Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.
Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.
Forgiving is easy. Trusting again, not so much.
Forgiving is easy. Trusting again, not so much.
My moms always told me, 'How long you gonna play the victim' I can say I'm mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.
My moms always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’ I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.
We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learn from them is the key.
We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learn from them is the key.
Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing
Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing?
But what love got to do with it when you don’t love yourself
But what love got to do with it when you don’t love yourself?
Love is not just a verb. It’s you looking in the mirror.
Love is not just a verb. It’s you looking in the mirror.
I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.
I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.
My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.
My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.
Take advantage. Do your best, don’t stress. You was granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess.
Take advantage. Do your best, don’t stress. You was granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess.

14 Kendrick Lamar Quotes on Success

“The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know that you’re making a mistake but let you go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist.“

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I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.
I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.
I’m trying to learn something new. I’m trying to surround myself with people that inspire me, or at least inquire similar desire.
I’m trying to learn something new. I’m trying to surround myself with people that inspire me, or at least inquire similar desire.
Being acknowledged for your work is always a great accomplishment, whether it’s people in my city, kids in the street, all the way up to the Grammys.
Being acknowledged for your work is always a great accomplishment, whether it’s people in my city, kids in the street, all the way up to the Grammys.
When you give up it means you never wanted it.
When you give up it means you never wanted it.
We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards
We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards?

“The hardest thing for – not only an artist but for anybody to do is look themselves in the mirror and acknowledge, you know, their own flaws and fears and imperfections and put them out there in the open for people to relate to it.“

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If I speak the good into existence, that instant my dreams will unlock, money flow like water, I’ll just wait at the dock.
If I speak the good into existence, that instant my dreams will unlock, money flow like water, I’ll just wait at the dock.
It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve.
It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve.
The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary.
The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary.
Since day one, since they first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do.
Since day one, since they first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do.
I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.
I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.
Don’t wait until it’s too late, you might not get another chance.
Don’t wait until it’s too late, you might not get another chance.
I want the credit if I’m losin’ or I’m winnin’.
I want the credit if I’m losin’ or I’m winnin’.

8 InspirationalKendrick Lamar Quotes About Life

“I don’t talk about these things if I haven’t lived them, and I’ve hurt people in my life. It’s something I still have to think about when I sleep at night. The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first.”

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I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble.
I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble.
You can’t have people listen to you unless you come to their world and then bring them to yours.
You can’t have people listen to you unless you come to their world and then bring them to yours.
Can’t let the government tell me how my future lookin’.
Can’t let the government tell me how my future lookin’.

“Whatever pressure I feel all comes from me, from within. I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball.”

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I live this life at a pace that anyone can go. Know your place, and dedicate your role… To the faith that you’ll die alone.
I live this life at a pace that anyone can go. Know your place, and dedicate your role… To the faith that you’ll die alone.
Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.
Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.
If I can use my platform to carry on a legacy and talk about something that’s real, I have to do that, period.
If I can use my platform to carry on a legacy and talk about something that’s real, I have to do that, period.

7 Kendrick Lamar Quotes on himself

Look at me, I’m a loser, I’m a winner, I’m good, I’m bad. I’m a sinner, I’m a killer. What I’m doing, I’m saying that I’m human.
Look at me, I’m a loser, I’m a winner, I’m good, I’m bad. I’m a sinner, I’m a killer. What I’m doing, I’m saying that I’m human.
I can be calm and reflective from time to time and other times I can have a burst of energy, that’s just me.
I can be calm and reflective from time to time and other times I can have a burst of energy, that’s just me.
I’ve been called a recluse. There’s definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone.
I’ve been called a recluse. There’s definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone.
Just let me be me, That’s the only way I know.
Just let me be me, That’s the only way I know.
Me, as a person, I grow. I'm like a chameleon. You know That is a gift and a curse for me. But more so a gift, because it never puts me in a box.
Me, as a person, I grow. I’m like a chameleon. You know? That is a gift and a curse for me. But more so a gift, because it never puts me in a box.
I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes.
I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes.
The sky can fall down, the wind can cry now. The strong in me, I still smile.
The sky can fall down, the wind can cry now. The strong in me, I still smile.

8 Kendrick Lamar Quotes About God

“I got a greater purpose. God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.”

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Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust God.
Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust God.
I’d rather not live like there isn’t a god, then die and find out there really is.
I’d rather not live like there isn’t a god, then die and find out there really is.
People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing - continue to rock it - because obviously, God wants you here.
People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing – continue to rock it – because obviously, God wants you here.

“We’re in the last days, man – I truly, in my heart, believe that. It’s written. I could go on with biblical situations and things my grandma told me. But it’s about being at peace with myself and making good with the people around me.”

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My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing His work.
My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing His work.
So the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because he’s testing your faith again.
So the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because he’s testing your faith again.
God to me is love.
God to me is love.

11 Kendrick Lamar Quotes on Making Music and Rapping

“From the moment I started writing raps, I was always aware of the pressure. I always wanted to live up to how huge Snoop got, how huge Dre got, how huge Pac got. I was always aware.”

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I don’t do black music, I don’t do white music. I do everyday life music.
I don’t do black music, I don’t do white music. I do everyday life music.
I don’t really believe in the type of pressure that people are wanting to put on the type of music that I make.
I don’t really believe in the type of pressure that people are wanting to put on the type of music that I make.
I always felt like there was a certain standard of music that I had to do from the beginning, even when I didn’t have the recognition that I have now.
I always felt like there was a certain standard of music that I had to do from the beginning, even when I didn’t have the recognition that I have now.
People are used to music that justifies street culture but something that’s not touched on is why these kids act the way they act, live the way they live.
People are used to music that justifies street culture but something that’s not touched on is why these kids act the way they act, live the way they live.

“I think one of my biggest battles within myself is embracing leadership… It’s impossible to fight the title of role model. Especially when the type of music I make is so personal… I find out that they live their lives by my music.”

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Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do and get across and sound like.
Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do and get across and sound like.
Whenever I make music, it reflects where I’m at mentally.
Whenever I make music, it reflects where I’m at mentally.
Tupac, Biggie, Jay. Your usual suspects. These were the people that was played in my household.
Tupac, Biggie, Jay. Your usual suspects. These were the people that was played in my household.
As long as my music is real, it’s no limit to how many ears I can grab.
As long as my music is real, it’s no limit to how many ears I can grab.
I don’t just wanna be a popular person, I want my music to always live because that’s what’s gonna drive your legacy.
I don’t just wanna be a popular person, I want my music to always live because that’s what’s gonna drive your legacy.

15 Kendrick Lamar Quotes that will Make You Think

“Mark my word, I’m a make my mark, even when they start their martial Law. Even when these martians alienate, my mental state is still at heart.”

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Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people… if they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.
Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people… if they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.
I ain’t a drinker I’m a thinker, call it what you want.
I ain’t a drinker I’m a thinker, call it what you want.
Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.
Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.

“I find myself to be quite confident as a person but you’re going to have that piece of doubt in the back of your head because we’re human. We all have it. It’s just I like to address it and not keep it bottled in, because I don’t know what it could turn into.”

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It’s fascinating to me how far an idea can go.
It’s fascinating to me how far an idea can go.
I walk alone with a cross and a diamond stone. I’m a diamond inside the rough, that’s too mighty for maricons.
I walk alone with a cross and a diamond stone. I’m a diamond inside the rough, that’s too mighty for maricons.
Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you.
Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you.
We look so much on color that we forget about the soul.
We look so much on color that we forget about the soul.

“If my edge is dull, my sword is dull, and I don’t want to fight another guy whose sword is dull. If you’ve got two steel swords going back and forth hitting each other, what’s gonna happen? Both of them are going to get sharper. Everybody that’s in the industry has lost their edge.”

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Maybe because I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death.
Maybe because I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death.
When everybody looks at our generation of kids, they always call us the misfits - you know, like we just don't give a damn.
When everybody looks at our generation of kids, they always call us the misfits – you know, like we just don’t give a damn.
Being able to tell one from start to finish, and making that puzzle come together at the end. That’s the art for me.
Being able to tell one from start to finish, and making that puzzle come together at the end. That’s the art for me.
Talk about it. Make em talk about it. Life to me is currency, prosperity I got it.
Talk about it. Make em talk about it. Life to me is currency, prosperity I got it.
Oh, I stare at the mirror then realize, that real lies within me.
Oh, I stare at the mirror then realize, that real lies within me.

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