Tupac Shakur Quotes

1. How could Reagan live in a White House, which has a lot of rooms, and there be homelessness? And he's talking about helping. I don't believe that there is anyone that is going hungry in America simply by reason of denial or lack of ability to feed them. It is by people not knowing where or how to get this help. Why can't he take people off the street and put them in his White House? Then he'll have people from the streets to help him with his ideas. Not helpless! Homeless! Not helpless. They haven't been homeless forever. They've done things in society. The White House would be tainted because he doesn't want to get dirty.

2. I did not want to become the victim, so I became the bully.

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

4. 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.

5. I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.

6. Even the genius ask questions.

7. 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.

8. Instead of war on poverty, they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.

9. Everybody against me. Why? Why me? I have not brought violence to you. I have not brought Thug Life to America. I didn't create Thug Life. I diagnosed it.

10. Since we all came from a women, got our name from a women, and our game from a women. I wonder why we take from women, why we rape our women, do we hate our women? I think its time we killed for our women, be real to our women, try to heal our women, cus if we dont we'll have a race of babies that will hate the ladies, who make the babies. And since a man can't make one he has no right to tell a women when and where to create one.

11. There should be a class on sex education, a real sex-education class. There should be a class on police brutality. There should be a class on apartheid. There should be a class on why people are hungry. But there are not. There are classes on gym. Physical education. Let's learn volleyball.

12. 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.

13. There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.

14. My mama always used to tell me: "If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for."

15. Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.

16. 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.

17. Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

18. There's no way that Michael Jackson or whoever Jackson should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there's people starving. There's no way! There's no way that these people should own planes and there people don't have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you're rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there's somebody with no room?! It just don't make sense to me. It don't.

19. I'll probably be punished for hard living.

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

21. If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.

22. 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.

23. If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys' home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.

24. It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.

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

26. Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?

27. America wants its respect.

28. I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.

29. I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.

30. Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever.

31. I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood - but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.

32. The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.

33. 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.

34. It's a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.

35. I don't have to talk about whether or not I got raped in jail.

36. Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?

37. I'm a reflection of the community.

38. You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even 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... on.

39. With all my fans I got a family again.

40. They have money for war but can't feed the poor.

41. Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.

42. In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time.

43. 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.

44. Let the Lord judge the criminals.

45. A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.

46. You're right. I am crazy. But you know what else? I don't give a f...

47. The only time I have problems is when I sleep.

48. Thug Life to me is dead.

49. 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.

50. Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it's dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.

51. 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.

52. We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.

53. I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.

54. I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.

55. I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.

56. 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.

57. I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed no crimes that weren't honorable.

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