18 Quotes By Tupac That Remind You To Never Surrender Your Dreams


Spoken by the legend himself.

Tupac Shakur is still the one of the most prominent rappers of our generation. Over two decades after his death, his legend still lives on not only in the hearts of his fans, but in the music still being created today.

His gritty lyrics were inspiring and mesmerizing, and he has been idolized by millions of fans across the globe.

Like many others, Tupac did not have it easy growing up, but he struggled and fought for his dreams and his success. Before starting his music career, he studied theater at the Baltimore School of the Arts and idolized Shakespeare. He used his own inspiration from the stories that Shakespeare told to create songs that resonated with each and every one of his fans.

Tupac had a strong, underlying purpose for what he represented and believed. He was, in his own way, an activist that pushed for social change; he was mainly motivated by his upbringing and the kind of injustices and issues he faced growing up. He was an icon that stood for WAY more than just his music, which is why his music and his words will live on.

Tupac proved again and again that no matter what kind of adversities you must face in the past, present or future, as long as there is a strong will to push forward and rise above, you will not be defined by them. Your circumstances do not define you — your character does.

Here are 18 quotes from the legend himself, Tupac Shakur, to help you get through anything you might be facing right now.

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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

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.  — Tupac Shakur

I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave. — Tupac Shakur

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

The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams. — Tupac Shakur

We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins. — Tupac Shakur

Our future is our confidence and self-esteem. — Tupac Shakur

Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.  — Tupac Shakur

If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day. — Tupac Shakur

During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams. — Tupac Shakur

We can never go nowhere unless we share with each other. — Tupac Shakur

The seed must grow regardless of the fact that it’s planted in stone. — Tupac Shakur

 We was young and we was dumb, but we had heart.  — Tupac Shakur

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

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

I would rather be stricken blind, than to live without expression of mind. — Tupac Shakur

People die but legends live forever. — Tupac Shakur

Where There is a will, there is a will to search and discover a better day. Where a positive heart is all you need to rise beyond and succeed. Where young minds grow and respect each other based on their deeds and not their color. when times are dim, say as I say, “Where there’s a will there’s a way!" — Tupac Shakur