50 Quotes by DMX

DMX, an iconic and introspective rapper, left an indelible mark on the world of hip-hop with his raw lyrical style and unfiltered storytelling. Born Earl Simmons, DMX's music resonated deeply with listeners due to its emotional authenticity and gritty narratives, often touching on his personal struggles, faith, and resilience.

Beyond the music, DMX's life journey was a testament to the complexity of human experience. He openly battled with his demons, confronting addiction and legal issues while maintaining a strong connection to his spirituality. This duality in his persona, both as a troubled soul and a spiritual seeker, showcased the multifaceted nature of human identity.

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DMX's impact extends beyond the stage as he bridged the gap between rap and personal introspection, reminding us of the power of art to heal, uplift, and connect people from all walks of life.

DMX Quotes

You don't come to terms with something before you do it. It's only after you've done it that you realize, you know, maybe that wasn't the best thing to do. Sometimes you gotta fall down to know the feeling to get up.

Don't believe everything you hear, don't believe everything you read and only believe half of what you see

The curse turned to grace when the hurt turned to faith.

Right, wrong, good, bad, heaven, hell. I think that is the theme of my life. I think you have to know both in order to honestly choose one. So I'm familiar with both sides of the fence.

"Never become so involved with something that it blinds you.
Never forget where you from; someone will remind you."

If your heart was as big as your mouth you'd be real.

Be careful of the ones that always wanna get you high, cause when the time comes, that one'll let you die.

The minute you get too big to mop a floor or wipe a counter, that's the exact minute you have life f**ked up.

No matter how hard it rains, withstand the pain.

I am highly favored by God, I experience great victories, supernatural turnarounds, and miraculous breakthroughs in the midst of great impossibilities.

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My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He's always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn't always go where he wanted me to go. But He always had me. Now that I'm actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better.

Anything that's not positive, I don't have the energy to focus on it. Anything that's not going in the right direction, I don't have the time or the energy.

Im a King. Regardless of what Ive been through and what Ive done, I present myself as a King. And I get that respect from people, from everybody I deal with. I worked my whole life to establish that respect and make sure I get that respect.

Look in my eyes, see what I see Do what I do, be what I be Walk in my shoes, hurt your feet Then know why I do dirt in the street.

My birth was a blessing. Sent to live and die on Earth; it's a blessing. We each have a star; all you have to do is find it. Once you do, everyone sees it, you won't be blinded.

I'll repent one day, just not right now.

In my heart I mean well. But if you help me to grow, then what I have in my heart will begin to show.

With the Lord behind us they're ain't nothing we can't do.

The truth is undeniable. You tell somebody the truth, it's undeniable.

You gave us power in our words, so I think before I speak, and that way when I speak, they know I'm here to teach.

I stand before you a weekend version of your reflection begging for direction, for my soul needs resurrection.

I can forgive, I just can't forget.

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Nothing we can't handle, break it up and dismantle.

The toughest guys have the biggest hearts. The biggest hearts - because they have to be tough to protect it.

I know I may have done some bad things, but I'm not a bad person.

Do dirt, get dirt. So I treat people with the same respect that I want.

Every day, I get closer to God. Every day, my will to do the right thing gets stronger.

You showed me everything was black cause my eyes were closed.

I'm not going to disrespect you, don't disrespect me.

I've read every one of Donald Goines' books. So as soon as I heard there was an opportunity for one of his novels to be turned into a movie, I jumped at the opportunity.

I need to say what's in my heart, and you call it a style

I'm a personal type of person. I'll speak when I have something to say, not 'cause someone just wants to know something.

I can reach people the average person can't reach because I'm as grounded as I am.

When I'm at home, I don't discuss business. I don't talk business. I don't answer the phone. It's just me, my wife, my children, my dogs. That's my world. We go out, take a ride in one of the low riders or something. Totally different person than when I'm working. But the work comes to some headaches.

I'm glad that young black people are successful with the music. I'm not a hater.

You can't speak for the people unless you're able to walk amongst the people. And how many of these rappers out here actually hang out with regular people?

Just because someone raps, doesn't mean that's all they can do. A lot of people are multi-talented.

There's a difference between violence and senseless violence.

Columbia tried to put me behind other groups, so I didn't wanna wait, they let me out of the contract and I'm glad they did.

I'm not an industry artist - I'm an artist in the industry.

Any performance I do, I give 110 percent.

You can't call any one person the devil. Because no one person has the power to be the devil.

When you happy ,you get locked in sleep. You get sleepy happy. I always wanna be on point. I always wanna be aware.

I'm still the same. That's why the fans love me. Because they need stability in the industry.

Many are they who have a taste and love for drawing, but no talent; and this will be discernible in boys who are not diligent and never finish their drawings with shading.

I'm not going to star in every one of my movies. But I'm telling you [pounds fists] what I will bring to this film industry is the same thing I brought to the record industry when I came into it. Realism. Uncompromised, unconditional dog love.

An important and fundamental premise of the American judicial system is the presumption of innocence, that is until proven guilty.

I don't walk around big headed. I'm not a superstar.

I've got fans and letters from Israel, France Germany, Sweden, London, Africa. They all saying pretty much the same thing, 'Yo, we love you, we need you, put some more music out, please!'

A lot of artists that I've met let me know they're huge fans of mine.

One thing that people don't really understand is that as celebrity you rarely get fair treatment. You either get love or hate. It's never really fair.

― DMX Quotes

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