Quotes and lyrics by 2Pac - Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many as one of the best rappers of all time. Shakur was born in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, but relocated to Los Angeles in 1988.

Quotes and lyrics by 2Pac - Tupac Shakur

It's fucked up how people get judged for being real, and how people get loved for being fake.

- 2PacCharacter

The only thing that can kill me is death, that's the only thing that can ever stop me, is death, and even then my music will live forever.

- 2Pac

I ain't a killer, but don't push me
Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin' pussy

- 2Pac - Hail Mary, Album: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

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

- 2Pac

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

- 2PacDreaming

We gotta make a change.
It's time for us as a peolple to start makin' some change.
Let's change the way we eat,
let's change the way we live,
and let's change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn't workin' so it's on us to do,
what we gotta do to survive.

- 2Pac - Changes

If your not cheering for me, for what I'm doing, don't cheer for me. Don't cheer cause you think I'm cute, you know what I'm saying, screw that. Cheer for me for what I'm doing, for what I stand for, and when I go to jail you should cheer louder.

- 2Pac

They got money for the war, but can't feed the poor.

- 2PacGreed, War

As wars come and go, my soldier stays eternal.

- 2Pac

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

- 2PacDeath, Self-Confidence

Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight
Why am I trying to see, when there ain't nothing in sight
Why I am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try
Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die

- 2Pac - Runnin' feat. Notorious B.I.G.Life

The message I stress: to make it stop study your lessons
Don't settle for less - even the genius asks questions
Be grateful for blessings
Don't ever change, keep your essence

- 2Pac - Me Against The WorldLearning, Character

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature's law is wrong it learned to walk without having feet
Funny it seems, but 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

- 2Pac - The Rose That Grew From Concrete, Album: The Rose That Grew From Concrete Vol. 1Ambition, Poems, Beginning

I got advice from my father, all he told me was this:
Niggaz, get off your ass if you plan to be rich

- 2Pac - BlasphemyAmbition, Money

No matter how you try, niggas never die
We just retaliate with hate, then we multiply

- 2Pac - Nothing To LosePunchlines

Picture me inside
The misery of poverty
No man alive ever witnessed
Troubles i survived

- 2Pac - Thugz Mansion

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

- 2PacHip-Hop & Rap

If you can't find something to live for, you best find something to die for.

- 2PacLife, Death, Meaning

Everybody is at war with something, I'm at war with my heart

- 2PacHeart