66 Greatest Eminem Quotes & Lyrics of All Time

The Best Eminem Quotes

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.

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Here are 66 of the best Eminem quotes that have changed my life:

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1. “You Don’t Get Another Chance…”

2. “I Just Can’t Sit Back…”

3. “There is No Mountain…”

4. “Straighten Up Little Soldier…”

5. “I’m Standing Up…”

“There’s No Limit…”

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6. “Maybe One Day…”

7. “I’ll Do Whatever it Takes…”

8. “Dealing With Backstabbers…”

9. “To the Rest of the World…”

10. “I Act Like…”

11. “When I Say or Do…”

12. “Nobody Knows Me…”

13. “Just Promise You’ll…”

14. “From the Beginning…”

15. “Don’t Let Them Say…”

16. “When You’re Down…”

17. “If You Had One Shot…”

18. “Don’t Ever Try to…”

19. “I’m Supposed to Be…”

20. “Nobody Asked for Life to…”

21. “If I Could Take it All…”

22. “It Happens All the Time…”

23. “For Anyone Who’s Ever…”

24. “I Can See You’re Sad…”

66 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

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

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

4. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

 

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

36. “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

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

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

42. “The emotions in a song – the anger, aggression – have got to be legitimate.” – 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. “That’s why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold 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

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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

49. “It creeps me out sometimes to think of the person I was. I was a terrible person. I was mean to people.” – 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. “Imma be what I set out to be without a doubt undoubtedly.” – 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

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

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

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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

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

65. “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

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

 

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14 COMMENTS

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

  4. 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.”

  5. “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

  6. “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

  7. “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.

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