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Top 100 Eminem Quotes & Sayings



Here is a list of Top 100 Eminem Quotes & Sayings.


Eminem Quotes & Sayings


“Well, I’m working all the time to stay out of trouble!”


“We sing for these kids who don’t have a thing.”


“Be proud of who you are.”


“Success is my only option, failure’s not.”


“It feels good to have your work respected again.”


“I don’t think I’ve ever read poetry, ever. I’m not really book-smart.”


“Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters.”


“I’m very much a creature of habit.”


“I’m just a little bit sicker than the average individual I think.”


“Don’t let them tell you ain’t beautiful.”


“I need to keep working on myself for a while.”


“Honestly, I never really put the mic down.”


“The moment I used my adversity to my advantage, my career exploded.”


“A normal life is boring.”


“Rap was my drug.”


“Thanks cuz your hate is what gave me this strength.”


“I don’t hate women – they just sometimes make me mad.”


“My only scheme was to be a rapper.”


“You don’t get another chance, life is no Nintendo game.”


“I realized, ‘Yo, I can’t do anything in moderation. I don’t know how.”


“These times are so hard, and they’re getting even harder.”


“Love is just a word, but you bring it definition.”


“You can make something of your life. It just depends on your drive.”


“Somewhere deep down there’s a decent man in me, he just can’t be found.”


“I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am.”


“Sometimes you just gotta let s*** go and say ‘To hell with it’ and move on.”


“Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.”


“We’ll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm.”


“I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.”


“I am who I am and I say what I think. I’m not putting a face on for the record.”


“Straighten up little soldier, stiffen up that upper lip. What are you crying about? You got me.”


“The emotions in a song – the anger, aggression – have got to be legitimate.”


“Throughout my career, I fed off the fuel of people not being able to understand me.”


“I always felt that if I was going to do a movie, I wanted it to be authentic.”


“Don’t ever try to judge me dude, you don’t know what the f**k I’ve been through.”


“I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I’m not ashamed of anything.”


“Imma be what I set out to be without a doubt undoubtedly.”


“I always wished for this, but it’s almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.”


“I’m standing up, Imma face my demons, I’m manning up, Imma hold my ground.”


“But music is a reflection of self, we just explain it, and then we get our checks in the mail.”


“They can trigger me. But they’ll never figure me out.”


“You’d have to walk a thousand miles in my shoes just to see what its like to be me!!”


“I was a smart kid, but I hated school.”


“That’s why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it.”


“In my mind, I’m a fighter, my heart’s a lighter, my soul is the fluid. My flow sparks it right up.”


“You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you actually stood up for something.”


“If you’re the parent, be a parent. You know what I mean? I’m a parent. I have daughters.”


“It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me. Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you.”


“It creeps me out sometimes to think of the person I was. I was a terrible person. I was mean to people.”


“Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.”


“I don’t do ‘black music,’ I don’t do ‘white music’…I make fight music, for high school kids.”


“I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.”


“Now that I understand that I’m an addict, I definitely have compassion for my mother. I get it.”


“I just can’t sit back and wallow, in my own sorrow, but I know one fact: I’ll be one tough act to follow.”


“When I say or do something, I do it. I don’t give a damn what you think. I’m doing this for me.”


“If there’s not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.”


“To the people I forgot, you weren’t on my mind for some reason and you probably don’t deserve any thanks anyway.”


“Nobody knows me I’m cold, walk down this road all alone. It’s no one’s fault but my own, it’s the path I’ve chosen to go.”


“I can see you’re sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh. I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you wanna cry.”


“Hip-hop saved my life, man. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been even decent at. I don’t know how to do anything else.”


“I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.”


“There was a while when I was feeling like, ‘Damn, if I’d just been born black, I would not have to go through all this’.”


“Honestly, I’d love to be remembered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic, but if I’m doing my part to lessen some racial tension I feel good about what I’m doing.”


“I want to keep making records as long as I can, but I don’t know how long you can be taken seriously in rap.”


“Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn’t say I lived in a ghetto; I’d say I lived in the ‘hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now.”


“Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.”


“I don’t think I ever thought of myself as Superman. But there were people who thought of me that way, and maybe I believed them a little.”


“When you’re a little kid, you don’t see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.”


“There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.”


“I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I’m going to grow artistically.”


“People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.”


“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip?”


“It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it’s all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.”


“Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.”


“Five or six songs leaked from the original version of ‘Encore.’ So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them.”


“Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert’s Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.”


“Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.”


“Certainly I’m not going to sit on the Internet all day and read what Sam from Iowa is saying about me. But I’m a sponge. I’ve always been a sponge.”


“Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I’ll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I’ve written a whole song in an hour.”


“You better lose yourself in the music. The moment, you own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo.”


“The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can’t really explain. Let’s just say it’s all I can really do while I’m doing it.”


“You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay ’em, But you won’t take the sting out these words before I say ’em.”


“I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.”


“I have a slight bit of OCD, I think. I’m not walking around flipping light switches. But when I say I’m going to do something, I have to do it.”


“I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that!”


“Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.”


“Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.”


The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.”


“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo.”


“I’ve accomplished enough with the music that I haven’t had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.”


“If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.”


“Yeah, it’s been a ride I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one. Now some of you might still be in that place. If you’re trying to get out, just follow me, I’ll get you there.”


“I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I’m going through or what’s going on in my life at that moment.”


“Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn’t much. But the things that I’m really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I’m not successful, what do I have?”


“Say there’s a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter – for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that’s saying is that he’s living a fantasy life of rebellion.”


“Cause sometimes, you just feel tired. Feel weak. And when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you. You gotta find that inner strength and just pull that shit out of you. And get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter.”


“I started learning how to not be so angry about things, learning how to count my f**ing blessings instead. By doing that, I’ve become a happier person, instead of all this self-loathing I was doing for a while.”


“The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually, when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just like, ‘Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do.”


“I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you’re always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.”


“I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don’t do things to shock people. I’m not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don’t know how long I’m going to be on this planet. So while I’m here, I might as well make the most of it.”


“You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it’s kind of a lifestyle and it’s easy to get caught up in it – you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone’s doing a certain thing… It’s tough.”


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