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There’s no doubt about it;

Eminem is a lyrical genius. Self-development and his music go hand in hand, and Eminem’s lyric quotes have given much hope and inspiration to people who don’t feel like they have anything to live for.

Eminem’s story alone is inspirational, growing up the way he did, being bullied in school, and going on to become a successful white rapper it’s what’s normally considered a black industry.

Here are 83 of the best Eminem quotes that have changed my life:

 

83 Greatest Eminem Quotes & Lyrics

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

 

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

 

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

 

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4. “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.” – Eminem

 

5. “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.” – Eminem

 

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6. “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.” – Eminem

 

7. “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?” – Eminem

 

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8. “I’m standing up, I’mma face my demons, I’m manning up, I’mma hold my ground.” – Eminem

 

9. “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.” – Eminem

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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15. “Don’t let them say you ain’t beautiful. They can all get f****d, just stay true to you.” – Eminem

 

16. “Be proud of who you are.” – Eminem

 

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

 

18. “You gotta find that inner strength and just pull that s*** out of you. And get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall on your face and collapse.” – Eminem

 

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19. “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.” – Eminem

 

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

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

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22. “If I could take it all back now, I wouldn’t. I would have done more s*** people said I shouldn’t.” – Eminem

 

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

24. “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’.” – Eminem

 

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25. “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?” – Eminem

 

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

27. “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.” – Eminem

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

 

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

 

30. “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.” – Eminem

31. “A normal life is boring.” – Eminem

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

 

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33. “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.” – Eminem

 

34. “You know, not to sound corny or nuthin’, but I felt like a fighter comin’ up, man. I felt like, you know, I’m being attacked for this reason or that reason, and I gotta fight my way through this.” – Eminem

35. “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.” – Eminem

 

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36. “And to the rest of the world, God gave you them shoes to fit you, so put them on and wear them. Be yourself man, be proud of who you are.” – Eminem

 

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

38. “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.” – Eminem

 

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39. “Have you ever loved someone so much you’d give an arm for? Not the expression. No, literally give an arm for!” – Eminem

 

40. “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.” – Eminem

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

 

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42. “I’d do whatever it takes, when I’m with you I get the shakes. My body aches when I ain’t with you I have zero strength.” – Eminem

 

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

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

 

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45. “I’m supposed to be the soldier who never blows his composure. Even though I hold the weight of the whole world on my shoulders, I ain’t even supposed to show it, my crew ain’t supposed to know it.” – Eminem

 

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

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

48. “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.” – Eminem

 

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49. “Let me self-empower you. When you’re down and they’re try’na clown the f**k outta you. And you feel like you’re running out of fuel. I’ll show you how to use doubt as fuel.” – Eminem

 

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

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

 

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52. “For anyone who’s ever been through s**t in their lives, ’til they sit and they cry at night, wishin’ they’d die, ’til they throw on a rap record and they sit and they vibe.” – Eminem

 

53. “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.” – Eminem

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

 

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55. “There’s no limit on how far I would go, no boundaries, no lengths.” – Eminem

 

56. “Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it’s like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can’t really speak on it, because I wasn’t there. I don’t feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.” – Eminem

 

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57. “It happens all the time. They take your heart and steal your life. And it’s as though you feel you’ve died ’cause you’ve been killed inside. But yet you’re still alive, which means you will survive.” – Eminem

 

58. “I felt like I had a really bad case of writer’s block… 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.” – Eminem

59. “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.” – Eminem

 

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

 

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61. “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” – Eminem

62. “And I am, whatever you say I am. If I wasn’t, then why would I say I am?” – Eminem

63. “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.” – Eminem

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

 

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65. “I act like sh*t don’t phase me, inside it drives me crazy. My insecurities could eat me alive.” – Eminem

 

66. ”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.” – Eminem

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

 

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68. “There is no mountain I can’t climb. There’s no tower too high. No plane that I can’t learn how to fly.” – Eminem

 

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

 

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70. “Nobody asked for life to deal us with these bulls**t hands we’re dealt. We’ve gotta take these cards ourselves and flip them don’t expect no help.” – Eminem

 

71. “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.” – Eminem

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

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

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

 

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75. “Just promise you’ll think of me, every time you look up in the sky and see a star.” – Eminem

 

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

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

 

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78. “From the beginning, it wasn’t about the ends. It was about busting raps and standing for something.” – Eminem

 

79. “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.” – Eminem

80. “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’.” – Eminem

 

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81. “Maybe one day we’ll all wake up and this will just be a dream.” – Eminem

 

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

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

 

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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Chanel Battle

    Dec 18, 2015 at 5:18 am

    My Favorite Eminem quote, “You gotta find that inner strength and just pull that s**t out of you. And get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall on your face and collapse.” – Eminem

  2. Minhaj

    Dec 28, 2015 at 7:34 am

    My favorite Eminem quote, “I don’t care if you are black , white , straight , bisexual , gay , lesbian , short , tall , fat , skinny , rich or poor. If you’re nice to me,i will be nice to you. Simple as that.

  3. tђє _ мцsfiq

    Feb 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    My favorite quote “You don’t get another chance, lifeis no Nintendo game.”

  4. Mathews Banda

    Mar 6, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    be proud of who you are.

  5. Imi Grce

    Mar 14, 2016 at 2:02 am

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

  6. Syed Islam Akash

    Apr 6, 2016 at 6:13 am

    My Favorite: “everybody has a private world where they can be alone”

  7. Calvin Tlique Sekoboane

    May 14, 2016 at 7:12 pm

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

  8. kay_121412

    Aug 10, 2016 at 1:40 am

    “To the people I forgot, you weren’t on my mind for some reason and you probably don’t deserve any thanks anyway.” i love this quote because it helped me with my abandonment

  9. madara uchiha

    Aug 17, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Great quotes

  10. Alpha Chuimi

    Aug 18, 2016 at 6:58 pm

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

  11. Em jay

    Oct 6, 2016 at 7:22 am

    “Now-a-days everybody wanna talk like they got somethin’ to say, but nothin’ comes out when they move their Lips, just a bunch’a gibberish.

  12. Shmoo

    Feb 21, 2017 at 9:19 am

    “I’ll probably never get the prize I ever feel deserve.”

  13. Shady

    Oct 2, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    A normal Life is boring

  14. Hunde lelissa

    Jan 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    My favourite Eminem quote is: If you kick me while i’am down you better pray i don’t get up.

  15. Rithik Uppal

    Jul 13, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Eminem quote is: If you kick me while i’am down you better pray i don’t get up.

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