Tupac Quotes About Life and Love

Tupac Amaru Shakur, better known by his stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential rappers of all time.

The star musician was born on June 16, 1971, and he was the son of a former Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur who hailed from Harlem, New York. He was better known to his fans as Tupac or 2Pac.

All Eyez On Me and his Greatest Hits are among the best selling albums in the US. TUPAC sold more than 75 million records, and that consistently tops the polls as one of the greatest of all time.

He became embroiled in the East Coast-West Coast hip-hop feud, involving New York’s Bad Boy Records and the Los Angeles-based Death Row Records.

How Did Tupac Die?

On the night of September 7, 1996, Tupac was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas as he headed to a gig at Club 662.

Death Row Records boss Suge Knight was driving the car and 2Pac was a front seat passenger as they led a convoy of cars.

A shooter in a white Cadillac, which pulled up on the right-hand passenger side of Tupac’s BMW at traffic lights, opened fire at 11.15pm.

The star was hit four times – in the chest, arm and thigh – and died six days later.

Hours earlier Tupac and his entourage had watched boxer Mike Tyson fight Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand casino.

Afterwards in the lobby, Tupac and his crew – some of whom were associated with LA gang The Bloods – attacked Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson after Pac threw the first punch.

Compton-based Anderson was reportedly a rival Crips gang member who previously robbed a medallion from one of 2Pac’s entourage.

Are you in search of Tupac’s quotes, we have compiled 70 of his best quotes on life and love

Best Tupac Quotes on Life

1. “I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, theres a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up and handle it.”  – Tupac Shakur

2. “It’s a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.”  – Tupac Shakur

4. “I feel like role models today are not meant to be put on a pedestal. But more like angels with broken wings.”  – Tupac Shakur
5. “My mama always used to tell me: ‘if you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.’”  – Tupac Shakur
6. “If God wanted me to be quiet he would’ve never showed me what he does.”  – Tupac Shakur
7. “I’ll probably be punished for hard living.”  – Tupac Shakur
8. “I am society’s child. This is how they made me and now I’m sayin’ what’s on my mind and they don’t want that. This is what you made me, America.”  – Tupac Shakur
9. “I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.”  – Tupac Shakur
10. “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.”  – Tupac Shakur
11. “There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.”  – Tupac Shakur
12. “In my mind I’m a blind man doing’ time.”  – Tupac Shakur
13. “With all my fans I got a family again.”  – Tupac Shakur
14. “I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m going to suffer from it. But in my mind, I believe what I’m doing is right. So I feel like I’m going to heaven.”  – Tupac Shakur
15. “Of course I’m going to say “I’m a thug,” that’s because I came from the gutter and I’m still here!”  – Tupac Shakur
16. “I’ve been shot five times but I’m still breathing, living proof there a God if you need a reason.”  – Tupac Shakur
17. “I don’t want to be a role model. I just want to be someone who says, this is who I am, this is what I do, I say what’s on my mind.”  – Tupac Shakur
18. “If we really are saying that rap is an art form, then we got to be more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everybody dying because of what you are saying, it don’t matter that you didn’t make them die. It just matters that you didn’t save them.”  – Tupac Shakur
19. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.”  – Tupac Shakur
20. “That which does not kill me can only make me stronger. I don’t see why everybody feel as though that they gotta tell me how to live my life.”  – Tupac Shakur
21. “Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up. And when he tells you you ain’t nothing, don’t believe him. And if he can’t learn to love you, you should leave him.”  – Tupac Shakur
22. “Can’t close my eyes cause all I see is terror. I hate the man in the mirror cause his reflection makes the pain turn realer.”  – Tupac Shakur
23. “Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love. All that love I gave didn’t mean nothing when it came to fear.”  – Tupac Shakur
24. “One day I’m gonna bust, blow up on this society. Why did you lie to me? I couldn’t find a trace of equality.”  – Tupac Shakur
25. “I have not brought violence to you. I have not brought ‘thug life’ to America. I didn’t create ‘thug life;’ I diagnosed it.” – Tupac Shakur
26. “If I was white, I would be like John Wayne. I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play. Somebody who pulled himself up by his bootstraps, from poverty.” – Tupac Shakur
27. “Even warriors put their spears down on Sundays.” – Tupac Shakur
28. “There’s no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated.” – Tupac Shakur
29. “You just can’t be calling us fakers and pretenders and non-creative and say we can’t freestyle.” – Tupac Shakur
30. “No matter who committed the crime, they all yell at me. And the media is greedier than most. You could sell ‘em your soul and they’ll be on ya till a nigga’s a ghost.” – Tupac Shakur
31. “I feel like Black Jesus got his hands on me and guides me through life to put me where I’m supposed to be.” – Tupac Shakur
32. “You can never “just be friends” with someone you fall in love with.” – Tupac Shakur
33. “It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other.” – Tupac Shakur
34. “Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.” – Tupac Shakur
35. “America wants its respect.” – Tupac Shakur
36. “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.” – Tupac Shakur
37. “The only time I have problems is when I sleep.” – Tupac Shakur
38. 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.”  – Tupac Shakur
39. “Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.”  – Tupac Shakur
40. “They got money for the war but can’t feed the poor.”  – Tupac Shakur
41. “What people do for the struggle of power is madness.”  – Tupac Shakur
42. “Imperfection is inherited, therefore we all sin, but fighting the war of sin is the greatest war of all because we all die in the end, no matter how hard we fight.”  – Tupac Shakur
43. “I know death follows me, but I murder him first.” – Tupac Shakur
44. “Ain’t a woman alive that can take my momma’s place.”  – Tupac Shakur
45. “This fast life soon shatters, cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter.” – Tupac Shakur
46. “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.”  – Tupac Shakur
47. “It don’t stop ’til the casket drop.”  – Tupac Shakur
48. “I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.”  – Tupac Shakur
49. “I did not wanted to become the victim, so became the bully.”  – Tupac Shakur
50. “Don’t believe everything you hear. Real eyes, realize, real lies.”  – Tupac Shakur

51. I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow.  – Tupac Shakur

52. Everybody is at war with different things.I am at war with my own heart sometimes.  – Tupac Shakur

53. Death is not the greatest loss in life.The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive.Never surrender.  – Tupac Shakur

54. “If you let a person talk long enough you’ll hear their true intentions! Listen twice, speak once.”  – Tupac Shakur

55. “You know it’s funny when it rains it pours.They got money for wars,but can’t feed the poor.”  – Tupac Shakur

56. “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.” – Tupac Shakur

57. “The seed must grow regardless of the fact that it’s planted in stone.” – Tupac Shakur

58. “Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.” – Tupac Shakur

59. “It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.” – Tupac Shakur

60. “Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit.” – Tupac Shakur


Tupac Quotes on Love

61. “Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel.” – Tupac Shakur58.

62. “Fear is stronger than love.” – Tupac Shakur

63. “Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.” – Tupac Shakur

64. “You can never “just be friends” with someone you fall in love with.” – Tupac Shakur

65. “Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love. All that love I gave didn’t mean nothing when it came to fear.” – Tupac Shakur

66. “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” – Tupac Shakur

67. “Everything’s a gamble love most of all.” – Tupac Shakur

68. “we were young and we were dumb, but we had a heart.” – Tupac Shakur

69. “Just because she’s a solider, doesn’t mean you should put her through war.” – Tupac Shakur

70. “I can make ya luv me! best to chill wit a nigga cuz u sure cant punch me!”  – Tupac Shakur

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