26 Captivating Tupac Shakur Quotes

Tupac Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli was an American rapper, actor, poet, and record producer selling more than 75 million records worldwide. With several best selling albums in the United States, Skaur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017. Here is a look at some of the most notable Tupac Shakur quotes ever documeted.

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Do everything you can to make it around the system, over the system, or in the system.”

“Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.”


“During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.”

“Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.”

“I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn for affection ”

“I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.”

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

“I hate the man in the mirror ’cause his reflection makes the pain turn realer.”

“I would rather be stricken blind, than to live without expression of mind.”

“I‘m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”

“If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day.”

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

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

“Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.”

“Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are 2 steps ahead.”

“People die but legends live forever.”

“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.”

“The only time I have problems is when I sleep.”

“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.”

“We was young and we was dumb, but we had heart.”

“When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.”

Here is a short biography to the life of Tupac Shakur as it leads up to this unfortunate death by drive by shooting in 1996.

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