60 Deep & Inspiring Kendrick Lamar Quotes

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American hip hop artist, with some incredibly inspiring lyrics. View our collection of the greatest Kendrick Lamar quotes.

1. “If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” – Kendrick Lamar

2. “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar

3. “We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us.” – Kendrick Lamar

4. “Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust God.” – Kendrick Lamar

5. “I don’t do black music, I don’t do white music. I do everyday life music.” – Kendrick Lamar

6. “Look at me, I’m a loser, I’m a winner, I’m good, I’m bad. I’m a sinner, I’m a killer. What I’m doing, I’m saying that I’m human.” – Kendrick Lamar

7. “So the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because he’s testing your faith again.” – Kendrick Lamar

8. “My moms always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’ I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.” – Kendrick Lamar

9. “If a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it.”– Kendrick Lamar

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10. “I’d rather not live like there isn’t a God, then die and find out there really is. Think about it.” – Kendrick Lamar

11. “Maybe because I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death.” – Kendrick Lamar

12. “Everyday I try to escape the realities of this world.” – Kendrick Lamar

13. “It’s easy to forget who you are.” – Kendrick Lamar

14. “Can’t let the government tell me how my future lookin’.” – Kendrick Lamar

15. “Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you.” – Kendrick Lamar

16. “Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing.” – Kendrick Lamar

17. “I’m trying to learn something new. I’m trying to surround myself with people that inspire me, or at least inquire similar desire.” – Kendrick Lamar

18. I learned when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.” – Kendrick Lamar

19. “I don’t talk about these things if I haven’t lived them, and I’ve hurt people in my life. It’s something I still have to think about when I sleep at night. The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first.” – Kendrick Lamar

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20. “Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people… if they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.” – Kendrick Lamar

21. If I speak the good into existence, that instant my dreams will unlock, money flow like water, I’ll just wait at the dock.” – Kendrick Lamar

22. “I walk alone with a cross and a diamond stone. I’m a diamond inside the rough, that’s too mighty for maricons.” – Kendrick Lamar

23. “My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.” – Kendrick Lamar

24. “It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve.” – Kendrick Lamar

25. “I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble.” – Kendrick Lamar

26. “The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary.” – Kendrick Lamar

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27. “People gonna be they own individuals and have they own worlds and I can’t knock it.” – Kendrick Lamar

28. “From the moment I started writing raps, I was always aware of the pressure. I always wanted to live up to how huge Snoop got, how huge Dre got, how huge Pac got. I was always aware.” – Kendrick Lamar

29. “But what love got to do with it when you don’t love yourself?” – Kendrick Lamar

30. “Take advantage. Do your best, don’t stress. You was granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess.” – Kendrick Lamar

31. “Just let me be me, That’s the only way I know.” – Kendrick Lamar

32. “Being able to tell one from start to finish, and making that puzzle come together at the end. That’s the art for me.” – Kendrick Lamar

33. “The sky can fall down, the wind can cry now. The strong in me, I still smile.” – Kendrick Lamar

34. “Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do and get across and sound like.” – Kendrick Lamar

35. “Y’all don’t want me to win. I’m tryna follow dreams, you want me to follow trends.” – Kendrick Lamar

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36. “I live this life at a pace that anyone can go. Know your place, and dedicate your role…To the faith that you’ll die alone.” – Kendrick Lamar

37. “The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first.” – Kendrick Lamar

38. “Mark my word, I’m a make my mark, even when they start their Martial Law. Even when these Martians alienate, my mental state is still at heart.” – Kendrick Lamar

39. “I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.” – Kendrick Lamar

40. “I got a greater purpose. God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.” – Kendrick Lamar

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41. “Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust God.” – Kendrick Lamar

42. “I ain’t a drinker I’m a thinker, call it what you want.” – Kendrick Lamar

43. “So next time you feel like your world is about to end, I hope you studied because He’s testing your faith again.“  – Kendrick Lamar

44. “I learned when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.“  – Kendrick Lamar

45. “I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble.“  – Kendrick Lamar

46. “I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes.“  – Kendrick Lamar

47. “I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.“  – Kendrick Lamar

48. “The hardest thing for – not only an artist but for anybody to do is look themselves in the mirror and acknowledge, you know, their own flaws and fears and imperfections and put them out there in the open for people to relate to it.“  – Kendrick Lamar

49. “My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.“  – Kendrick Lamar

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50. “I’m a person of my own opinions, that’s how I was raised. I speak what I feel. A lot of people feel the same way but they’re scared to talk. They’re really scared of the truth – they only want half of the truth. I’ve been living like that – forever in fear – but I know what to say and how to say it now. I ain’t scared of myself. Y’all may be scared; I’m not scared.“  – Kendrick Lamar

51. “I was a black sheep, but now I’m just a goat“  – Kendrick Lamar

52. “It’s easy to forget who you are.“  – Kendrick Lamar

53. “My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing His work.“  – Kendrick Lamar

54. “Tupac, Biggie, Jay. Your usual suspects. These were the people that was played in my household.  – Kendrick Lamar

55. “The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know that you’re making a mistake but let you go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist.“  – Kendrick Lamar

56. “We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards?“  – Kendrick Lamar

57. “I like to let things breathe.“  – Kendrick Lamar

58. “We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learn from them is the key.“  – Kendrick Lamar

59. “As long as my music is real, it’s no limit to how many ears I can grab.“  – Kendrick Lamar

60. “We look so much on color that we forget about the soul.“  – Kendrick Lamar

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