25 Best Drake Quotes About Never Making Excuses & Living Your Life Unapologetically

Drake doesn't apologize for the way he chooses to live his life (and neither should you).

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The Canadian born Aubrey Drake Graham, who goes by Drake as a stage name, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and business man. Drake got his big break by starring in a teen soap-opera-style drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation.

In the show, Drake played a young man by the name of Jimmy Brooks. Brooks started the show as a kind hearted star basketball player, who later was shot during a school shooting. For the rest of his run on the show, he character was confined to a wheelchair.


After being on the show for 5 years, Drake released his first mix-tape titled Room For Improvement. The mix tape featured fellow rappers Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco. When asked about his first mix-tape now he calls it “pretty straight forward” and “radio friendly”. He also cites it as not having “a lot of content”.

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In 2007, Drake released his second mix tape called Comeback Season. The breakout song from that album was "Replacement Girl" featuring Trey Songz. The popularity of this song earned Drake the honor of being the first unsigned Canadian rapper to have a song featured on BET.

Fast forward 12 years and the rapper now has 5 solo albums, 3 compilation albums, 6 mixtapes, 84 music videos and 133 singles. He is the highest-certified digital singles artist ever in the United States, and has seven songs being certified for triple platinum. Drake amazingly has been nominated for 42 Grammy awards with 4 total wins.

Drake is one of the most successful rappers of the modern era, and for good reason. His song lyrics are nothing short of inspiring and some of the best Drake quotes have come from his most famous albums. Take a look below at our list of the best quotes by Drake to see what he has to say about living life to the fullest and never making excuses.

1. Sometimes it’s harder to let go.

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“Strength isn’t always shown in what you can hold on to, sometimes it’s shown in what you can let go of.” —Drake

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2. No one is perfect.

“I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.” —​Drake

3. You can always get better.

“No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless.” —​Drake

4. When you feel too much at once.

"Jealously is just hate and love at the same time" Drake

5. Hindsight is 20/20.

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“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination” —Drake

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6. Solitude can be scary.

“She knows there’s more to life and she’s scared of ending up alone” —​Drake

7. Love isn’t temporary.

“If I ever loved you, I will always love you. That’s how I was raised” —​Drake

8. Nothing is unchanging, you shouldn’t be either.

“Life can always change, you have to adjust” —​Drake

9. Love is constant.

“You never stop loving someone you either never did, or always will” —​Drake

10. Don't get lazy in the pursuit of your dreams.

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“I’m always going to work like I have something to prove.” —​Drake

11. It is important to like yourself.

“And really, I think I like who I’m becoming.” —Drake

12. Everything happens for a reason.

“Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver, heart break makes you wiser” —Drake

13. Stay humble, stay brave.

“Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart” —Drake

14. Embrace your own growth.

“I didn’t change, I grew up. You should try it sometime” —Drake

15. Something to think about.

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“Better late than never, but never late is better” —​Drake

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16. Don't settle for someone who doesn't appreciate you.

“If he only wants your breasts, legs, and thighs, send him to KFC” —Drake

17. Drake knows what he wants and works hard for it.

“If you think I’mma quit before I die, dream on” —Drake

18. No one likes being out of service.

“A relationship without trust is like a phone without service. What can you do with a phone without service? Play games” —​Drake

19. Be great.

“I’m trying to do better than good enough” —​Drake

20. Appreciate all the good in your life.

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“Count your blessings, not problems” —​Drake

21. Be your own reason.

“Yea I’m smiling, but youre not the reason anymore” —​Drake

22. We meant for more.

“Don’t forget to live before you die” —Drake

23. Control your own narrative.

“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen” —Drake

24. Trust that it will come back if it’s meant to be.

“If two people are meant for each other, it doesn’t mean they have to be together right now” —Drake

25. Live your life for yourself.

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“My life is mine to remember.”—​Drake

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Kaitlin Kaiser​ is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.