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220 Inspiring Quotes by Tupac Shakur

  • Last updated Jul 27 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Tupac Shakur.

Wikipedia Summary for Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he has often been considered a symbol of activism against inequality.

Shakur was born in Manhattan, a borough of New York City, but relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in 1984 and then the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 to further pursue his music career. By the time he released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, he had become a central figure in West Coast hip hop, introducing social issues to the genre at a time when gangsta rap was dominant in the mainstream. Shakur achieved further critical and commercial success with his follow-up albums Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... (1993) and Me Against the World (1995).

In 1995, Shakur served eight months in prison on sexual assault charges, but was released after agreeing to sign with Marion "Suge" Knight's label Death Row Records in exchange for Knight posting his bail. Following his release, Shakur became heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry. His double-disc album All Eyez on Me (1996) was certified Diamond by the RIAA. On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada; he died six days later and the gunman was never captured. Shakur's friend-turned-rival, The Notorious B.I.G., was at first considered a suspect due to the pair's public feud, but was also murdered in another drive-by shooting six months later in Los Angeles, California. Five more albums have been released since Shakur's death, all of which have been certified platinum in the United States.

Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. In 2002, he was inducted into the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone named Shakur in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Outside music, Shakur also found considerable success as an actor, with his starring roles as Bishop in Juice (1992), Lucky in Poetic Justice (1993) where he starred alongside Janet Jackson, Ezekiel in Gridlock'd (1997), and Jake in Gang Related (1997), all of which garnered praise from critics.

person in black top carrying brown wicker basket

They wanna bury me im worried. Im loosin my mind look down the barrel of my nine and my visions blurry. Fallen to pieces am I guilty? I pray to the lord but his laws be unfortunate because im guilty.

--Tupac Shakur

pink, red, and black digital wallpaper

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

brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

Will I, succeed, paranoid from the weed and hocus pocus, try to focus but I can't see.

--Tupac Shakur


Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah

Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him.

--Tupac Shakur

green trees near lake under cloudy sky during daytime

I'm used on every level. I have no friends. I have no resting place. I never sleep. I can never close my eyes. It's horrible.

--Tupac Shakur

cluster of stars in the sky

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

--Tupac Shakur

black pug puppy lying on gray bed

Only in Cali where we riot not rally to live and die
In L.A. we wearin Chucks not Ballies (that's right).

--Tupac Shakur

adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog

My biggest fear of death is to come back reincarnated.

--Tupac Shakur

person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees

If I was white I would have been like John Wayne... I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play.

--Tupac Shakur

Arizona landscape

We are being wiped off the face of this earth
At an extremely alarming rate
And even more alarming is the fact
That we are not fighting back.

--Tupac Shakur

black and white bird on seashore

How many caskets can we witness before we see it's hard to live this life without God, so we must ask forgiveness.

--Tupac Shakur

purple flowered hedge plants

I rap about fighting back. I make it uncomfortable by putting details to it. It might not have been politically correct but I've reached somebody; They relating to me. They relate to the brutal honesty in the rap.

--Tupac Shakur

three person looking stars and milky way

If you let a person talk long enough you'll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once.

--Tupac Shakur

four person standing beside wall

People die and people cry people want me dead.

--Tupac Shakur

brown and white dog in close-up photography

Study your lessons, don't settle for less.

--Tupac Shakur


black mountain under blue sky during night time

I feel close to Marvin Gaye, Vincent van Gogh, because nobody appreciated his work until he was dead. Now it's worth millions.

--Tupac Shakur

blue rose in close up photography

Now ain't nobody tell us it would be fair no love for my father cause the coward wasn't there.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time

It was hell, hugging my Mama from a jail cell.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette photo of trees during night time

If I could patent 'being real', I think I could own that.

--Tupac Shakur

green and white bird on black wire during daytime

Mama gave birth to a hell raising heavenly son. See the doctor tried to smack me, but I smacked him back.

--Tupac Shakur

grassland landscape

Institutionalized, I live my life a product made to crumble.

--Tupac Shakur

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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

green trees under blue sky at daytime

Unless we share with each other we gotta start makin' changes.

--Tupac Shakur

houses and trees during nighttime

I smoke blunt to take the pain out and if I wasn't high I'd probably blow my brains out.

--Tupac Shakur

red textile in close up photography

The people made me from the littlest crack head to the biggest baller so if i am bad its because of the bay and if i am good its because of the bay.

--Tupac Shakur

gray hummingbird

How many pistols smoking coming from a broken family?

--Tupac Shakur

man riding on boat on body of water

Losing my homies in a hurry, they're relocating to the cemetery.

--Tupac Shakur

landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds

Everybody raps. We rap to make money. We do business. Ain't no other record company out there that sold as many records as we did.

--Tupac Shakur

red textile in close up photography

Be grateful for blessings,
Don't ever change, keep your essence.
The power is in the people and politics we address.

--Tupac Shakur

selective focus photography of woman taking selfie

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.

--Tupac Shakur

blue and white abstract painting

Though are hands are chained like they are, they haven't taken music from us yet. So that's how I'll fight. People tell me don't quit like everyone else. I wont have no fear.

--Tupac Shakur

three person looking stars and milky way

How could you do me like that I took ya family in put some cash in ya pocket made you a man again.

--Tupac Shakur

bird in the sky

When my Mama asks me will I ever change, I tell her yeah... But it's clear I will always be the same until the end of time.

--Tupac Shakur

blue and black abstract painting

There ain't nothin' like a Black woman.

--Tupac Shakur

time lapse photography of fire

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

--Tupac Shakur

sunset

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.

--Tupac Shakur

person wearing black top

I'll probably be punished for hard living.

--Tupac Shakur

rock formation under starry skies

Picture perfect, I paint a perfect picture bomb the hoochies wit' precision, my intentions to get richer.

--Tupac Shakur

mountains under white mist at daytime

Hoping they bury me with ammunition, weed, and shells. Just in case.

--Tupac Shakur

brown sand beach during daytime

Misplaced hate makes disgrace the races.

--Tupac Shakur

dome tent with galaxy with stars

The lesser the friends, the lesser the chances of betrayal.

--Tupac Shakur

man standing on sand while spreading arms beside calm body of water

Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that.

--Tupac Shakur

empty pathway

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

--Tupac Shakur

green and white abstract painting

You never stop loving someone. You just learn to live without them.

--Tupac Shakur

close up shot of white flower

We ain't meant to survive, cause it's a setup, And even though you're fed up, Huh, ya got to keep your head up.

--Tupac Shakur

road between yellow leaf trees at daytime

Can't sleep ‘cause all the dirt make my heart hurt.

--Tupac Shakur

purple and black skies

Faith my homegirl. I just wanna send a shout out to Faith. Hey girl.

--Tupac Shakur

aerial's photo of metropolitan during night time\

Heavenly Father, I'm a soldier

I'm gettin, hotter, cuz the world is gettin' colder.

--Tupac Shakur

yellow textile

Every female wanna come up to me and show me how much they're not attracted to me... these minority women... they're the only women I can get cause everyone else is scared of me.

--Tupac Shakur


woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

Will my enimies flee when they see me? Belive me, even thugz gotta learn to take it easy!

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of flower during sunset

Temperature is as far as the heat goes, people are haters cos im doing something good. Hate me dont hate the hood. It made me strong, you wouldn't last that long.

--Tupac Shakur


Bright orange to dark red gradient

If I upset you, don't stress. Never forget

That God isn't finished with me yet.

I feel His hand on my brain...

When I write rhymes, I go blind and let the Lord do His thang.

--Tupac Shakur


silhouette of mountain

I'm doing this for the kid who truly leads a 'thug life' and thinks it's HOPELESS.

--Tupac Shakur

photo of pine tree

The realest people don't have a lot of friends.

--Tupac Shakur


purple textile with white line

Thanks for comin out, God bless you, good night... What of fame? Everyone knows your face, the world screams your name And never again, are you alone.

--Tupac Shakur

sunset over hill

The hard times make a true friend afraid to ask.

--Tupac Shakur

two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water

Now the baby's in the trash heap balling.

--Tupac Shakur

foggy mountains

Throw it up y'all, throw it up, Throw it up, Let's show these fools how we do this on that west side. Cause you and I know it's tha best side.

--Tupac Shakur

coconut tree near body of water

It's no longer a fad to be down for the young Black male. Everybody wants to go past. Like the gangster stuff, it just got exploited.

--Tupac Shakur

water color palette on white surface

If a picture is worth a thousand words, photographers are worth a million.

--Tupac Shakur

forest trees photograph

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

toddlers standing outdoors

This duo inside of me causes the perfect opportunity to live and learn twice as fast as those who choose to accept simplicity.

--Tupac Shakur

brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime

Hip Hop was supposed to be this new thing that had no boundaries and was so different to everyday music. As long as it has soul to it, hip hop can live on.

--Tupac Shakur

iceberg near mountain during day

Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place.

--Tupac Shakur

time lapse photography body of water

I'm a thug. And my thug comes from... my definition of thug comes from half of the street element. Straight street hustling.

--Tupac Shakur

three women sitting on rock near body of water

Evil's lurking, I can see him smirking.

--Tupac Shakur



low angle photography of green and brown tree

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

--Tupac Shakur


blue wall

Look at those words, 'role' and 'model.' Both of those are fake words, to play a role and to model, that's fake. I'm real. Being real, I drink, I hang out, I party.

--Tupac Shakur

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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

woman jumping near white wall paint

Well, the first two days in prison, I had to go through what life is like when you've been smoking weed for as long as I have and then you stop. Emotionally, it was like I didn't know myself.

--Tupac Shakur

woman riding on skateboard during daytime

Perspective. You start looking at things differently, like everything's not so important. You don't take things so personally. Everyone changes, becomes better people. We all should get that chance.

--Tupac Shakur

brown tree on surrounded by brown grass during golden hour

They ordered the extermination
of all minds they couldn't control.

--Tupac Shakur

black pug puppy

We probably in hell already, our dumb asses not knowing.

--Tupac Shakur

multicolored heart LED light on wall

And even though i act crazy I gotta thank the lord that you made meh.

--Tupac Shakur


silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky

To all the seeds that follow me protect your essence, Born with less, but you still precious.

--Tupac Shakur

person holding gray leaf

If God wanted me to be quiet he would've never showed me what he does.

--Tupac Shakur


Arizona landscape

I have no patience for anybody who doubts me, none at all.

--Tupac Shakur

sunset

Fear no man but only God.

--Tupac Shakur

leafless tree

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

--Tupac Shakur

woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

Expose foes wit my hocus pocus flows, they froze now suckas idolize my chosen blows.

--Tupac Shakur

gray concrete surface

I was raised in this society so you can't expect me to be a perferct person cause Ima do what Ima do.

--Tupac Shakur

purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography

Don't cry through your dispair.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset

I'm tired of being a nice guy, I've been poor all my life, but don't know quite why.

--Tupac Shakur

Dark purple to red to orange gradient

God come save the youth, Ain't nothin else to do but have faith in you, Dear Lord I live the life of a Thug, hope you understand Forgive me for my mistakes, I gotta play my hand.

--Tupac Shakur

body of water during sunset

Since I only got one life to ive, God forgive me for my sins, let me make it and i'll never steal again, or deal again, my only friend is my misery. Wantin revenge for the agony they did to me.

--Tupac Shakur

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Why am I fighting to live, If I am just living to fight Why am I trying to see. When there aint nothing in sight Why am I trying to give, When no one gives me a try Why am I dying to live, If I am just living to die?

--Tupac Shakur

sunset

Please wake me when I'm free
I cannot bear captivity
4 I would rather be stricken blind
Than 2 live without expression of mind.

--Tupac Shakur

Hey! I miss you

Follow the rules or follow the fools.

--Tupac Shakur

adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog

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

--Tupac Shakur

red rose

I guess cause i'm black boy, I'm supposed to say 'peace', sing songs, and get capped on.

--Tupac Shakur

person on road at sunset

I don't advocate senseless violence of any human being. I'm the one who's been beat down. But I will not be a victim again.

--Tupac Shakur

aerial photography of gray and white stone lot

I wanna piss on his head, I want his family dead.

--Tupac Shakur

person standing on rock formation during daytime

Dear mama, yo baby boys doing fine tell the homies I'm in heaven and they aint got hoods.

--Tupac Shakur

white and blue ice on water

I struggle to be rugged and raw dude, trying to survive in the trials and lawsuits, Everybody wants to test me, WHY ME?

--Tupac Shakur

Arizona landscape

Real eyes, realize, real lies.

--Tupac Shakur

sunset with storm clouds

I am being ripped off, because I've never lied to the press. Just as much truth I bring to my work, a journalist should bring that much truth to their work.

--Tupac Shakur

gray-scale photo of man and woman holding hands

Life in the pen ain't for me 'cos I'd rather die.

--Tupac Shakur

lion on green grass during golden hour

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

--Tupac Shakur

green trees under blue sky at daytime

We live like caged beasts waiting for the day to let the rage free.

--Tupac Shakur

woman in brown long sleeve shirt and blue denim jeans

I'd rather die like a man, than live like a coward.

--Tupac Shakur

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

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette photography of trees and sky

It makes me unhappy when brothers make babies and leave a young mother to be a pappy.

--Tupac Shakur

green plant in tilt shift lens

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

--Tupac Shakur

sunset

Everybody's at war with different things…I'm at war with my own heart sometimes.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette photo of six persons on top of mountain

Break the chains in our brains that make us fear.

--Tupac Shakur

white sand under white sky

No matter how hard it gets, keep your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.

--Tupac Shakur

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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

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My mother taught me three things: respect, knowledge, search for knowledge. It's an eternal journey.

--Tupac Shakur

Longer Version:

My mother taught me three things, respect, knowledge-search for knowledge, it's an eternal journey. That's like my hair-cut, the line, 360 degrees, find knowledge always. And she taught me to not be quiet, if there's something on my mind speak it. But also to listen.


adobe wall

I'm not really a religious person. But I believe that God wants me to do something and it has to do with Thug Life.

--Tupac Shakur

green trees near lake under cloudy sky during daytime

Suge is the boss of Death Row, the don, you understand? But im the underboss, the capo. That's my job to what's best for Death Row.

--Tupac Shakur

leafless tree on snow covered ground

If that's what the court can do, then punish me more then I've been punished already.

--Tupac Shakur

aerial photography of beach

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

--Tupac Shakur

green leafed vegetable on brown wooden surface

God damn! Drug dealers dealin' to the kiddies,
Livin' in the city ain't no pity on the itty-bitty.
We try to cry, but still they all die,
I try to speak to the youth, and the truth is: they all high.

--Tupac Shakur

woman in white dress holding hands with girl in white dress

Even though you're fed up, you gotta keep your head up.

--Tupac Shakur

photo of about to bloom lotus flower

It don't stop 'til the casket drop.

--Tupac Shakur

adobe wall

Gotta start teaching the children that they can be just what they want to be, there's much more to life than poverty.

--Tupac Shakur

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Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit.

--Tupac Shakur


shallow focus photography of brown parquet flooring

My family tree consists of drug dealers, thugs, and killers.

--Tupac Shakur


photo og calm body of water

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

--Tupac Shakur

rock mountain during starry night

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

--Tupac Shakur



person on road at sunset

If they take half the buildings that they use to praise god and give it to the motherfuckers who need god we'd be 'aight.

--Tupac Shakur

stars across the sky view at the desert

I want there to be a life for the street element. Instead of we always getting shut out. Instead of defenseless, having power.

--Tupac Shakur

photography of white wall lot

One day I'm gonna bust, blow up on this society, why did you lie to me, I couldn't find a trace of humanity.

--Tupac Shakur

toddlers standing outdoors

Tupac the son of the Black Panther, and Tupac the rider. Those are the two people inside of me. I was raised off those ideals.

--Tupac Shakur


pair of white lace-up shoes

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

--Tupac Shakur

sunset highway

I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other.

--Tupac Shakur


aerial photography of forest

After a long day of trying, to make my songs pay, making love all day against the wall in the hallway.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time

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

--Tupac Shakur




body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

You dont know me, you just met me, well if i couldnt have it..silly rabbit, why ya sweat me.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky

I remember Marvin Gaye used to sing to me,
He had me feelin' like black was the thing to be.

--Tupac Shakur

city lights from hill

I have no fear, I have only ambition, and I want mine, And I will do anything to protect and feed my family.

--Tupac Shakur

road on forest

Life's a wheel of fortune and it's my chance to spin it.

--Tupac Shakur

blue sky with stars during night time

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

--Tupac Shakur

brown and grey trees and rock formation painting

Got shot 5 times but I'm still breathing... living proof there's a God if you need a reason.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of trees during nighttime

Give me a paper and pen, so I can write about my life of sin. A couple of bottles of gin, in case I don't get in.

--Tupac Shakur

rock formation above water

I bring truth to tha youth tear tha roof off tha ol' school.

--Tupac Shakur


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I said it in the beginning. That I was gonna take them niggaz out the game and sure enough I will. Already people can't look at Biggie and not laugh.

--Tupac Shakur

green trees in between gray concrete road

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

man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime

Support me... If you don't understand me don't write about me.

--Tupac Shakur

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It's not like I idolize this one guy Machiavelli. I idolize that type of thinking where you do whatever's gonna make you achieve your goal.

--Tupac Shakur

brown pathway between green plants

It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other.

--Tupac Shakur

body of water under clear blue sky painting

I stop and stare at the younger, my heart goes to 'em, they stressed out and goin' under.

--Tupac Shakur


There ain't no place like paradise.

--Tupac Shakur

brown pathway between green plants

Trust me I never lose. Either I win or learn from it.

--Tupac Shakur

sunset

I'm a reflection of the community.

--Tupac Shakur


Arizona landscape

Take a look at my family, a different father every weekend.

--Tupac Shakur

blue, yellow, and brown wall decor

First ship them dope, let them deal to brothers, give them guns, step back and watch them kill each other.

--Tupac Shakur

calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime

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

--Tupac Shakur


black textile in close up photography

No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of trees during nighttime

When an angel comes down and takes me away, memories of me and my songs will always stay until the end of time.

--Tupac Shakur

tilt shift lens pink fetal flowers

Ever since I was an itty bitty kitty, been drinking liquor out of Mama's titty.

--Tupac Shakur

city lights from hill

Don't look back unless it's a good view.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff

Watch me, diamonds shining looking like I robbed Liberace.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of mountain under starry night

I'm not perfect. But I'll always be real.

--Tupac Shakur

blue, yellow, and brown wall decor

Tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new. Built on spirit intent of heart, and ideals based on truth.

--Tupac Shakur


couple sitting near trees during golden hour

And did you ever stop to think that im old enough to go to war but i aint old enough to drink.

--Tupac Shakur

green fern plant

Thug Life to me is dead.

--Tupac Shakur

starry milky way

Stay in the game until the end of time.

--Tupac Shakur


sunset

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

--Tupac Shakur

mountains under orange kies

I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there's 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

photo of brown parquet

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

--Tupac Shakur

white and purple flower in macro shot

For quiet times disappear listen to the ocean.

--Tupac Shakur

white board beside pencil and tape

The third always speaks the unspeakable words.

--Tupac Shakur

brown sand under blue sky during daytime

But please don't cry, dry your eyes, never let up

Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up.

--Tupac Shakur


red rose

The only time I have problems is when I sleep.

--Tupac Shakur

mountain hills under blue sky

America wants its respect.

--Tupac Shakur

blue wallpaper

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

--Tupac Shakur

grayscale photo of rock formation

I'm doing this for the kid who truly leads a ‘thug life' and thinks it's HOPELESS.

--Tupac Shakur

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Time to heal our women, be real to our women. And if we don't, then we'll have a race of babies, that hate the ladies that make the babies.

--Tupac Shakur

silhouette of people riding bicycle

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

body of water under blue sky with stars

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.

--Tupac Shakur

shoreline during golden hour

Yo get a real job. Rappin doesn't pay the rent, I hate the studio cause that's where all my money went.

--Tupac Shakur

black Corona typewriter on brown wood planks

And still, the best of us build, and reach monetary gains. Some of us kill, but still, most of us can change.

--Tupac Shakur

green trees beside body of water during daytime

I'm tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents
It's hard to be legit and still pay tha rent.

--Tupac Shakur

black textile in close up photography

The eyes of mortal men, threaten you with doom
They regret to see you, set, but it is time, for the moon.

--Tupac Shakur

woman wearing gray long-sleeved shirt facing the sea

Picture me inside the misery of poverty, no man alive has ever witnessed struggles ive survived, praying hard for better days promised to hold on me and my dogs aint have a choice but to hold on.

--Tupac Shakur

shallow focus photography of hummingbird sucking nectar in flower

I'm a sucker for love.

--Tupac Shakur

running white, brown, and black dog

Rollin wit a posse full of paranoid drugdealaz!

--Tupac Shakur


blue sky with stars during night time

I'm not thuggin' for me, I'm thuggin' for my family, I pay all the bills, I feed my whole family, wrong or right, I do and I can't stop.

--Tupac Shakur

forest and body of water

You know it's funny, when it rains it pours they got money for wars, but can't feed the poor.

--Tupac Shakur

sunset with agave stem

Keep your head up, Legs closed, Eyes open.

--Tupac Shakur

Arizona landscape

If you can make it through the night, there's a brighter day.

--Tupac Shakur

purple and white clouds during night time

I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection.

--Tupac Shakur

landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds

Papa wasn't man enough, couldn't stand up to his responsibilities. Instead of taking care of me, he'd rather live lavishly.

--Tupac Shakur

pink umbrella

No longer living in fear, my pistol close in hand, Convinced this is my year.

--Tupac Shakur

green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime

Make me wanna kill myself, but I see death around the corner.

--Tupac Shakur

black and yellow wall sconce

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.

--Tupac Shakur

aerial photo of foggy mountains

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

--Tupac Shakur

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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

blue and white striped textile

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


green trees near lake under cloudy sky during daytime

Strength is overcome by weakness Joy is overcome by Pain The night is overcome by Brightness and Love-it remains the same.

--Tupac Shakur


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