100 Quotes by Eminem

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer known for his lyrical prowess, storytelling skills, and his willingness to address controversial and personal topics in his music. Rising from a troubled background, Eminem's music often reflects the struggles he faced, touching on issues like poverty, addiction, and mental health. His alter ego, "Slim Shady," allowed him to explore darker themes with a unique and often provocative perspective. Eminem's rapid-fire delivery, intricate rhyme schemes, and willingness to tackle difficult subjects have earned him critical acclaim and a massive fan following. He is often credited with pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and opening up conversations about complex societal issues through his artistry.

Eminem Quotes

I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.

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The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.

What are friends ? Friends are people that you think are your friends. But they really your enemies, with secret identities And disguises, to hide they true colors. So just when you think you close enough to be brothers, They wanna come back and cut your throat when you ain't lookin'.

I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.

Had a dream, I was King, I woke up, still King

Love is just a word, but you bring it definition.

Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.

I shoot for the moon but I'm too busy gazing the stars.

You don't get another chance, life is no Nintendo game.

If I had one wish I would ask for a big enough ass for the whole world to kiss.

When I say or do something I do it, I don't give a damn what you think, I'm doing this for me.

Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.

Sometimes I'm real cool, but sometimes I could be a real asshole. I think everyone is like that.

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Just be yourself, the minute you start being yourself youre gonna win.

People will hate you for speaking the truth, but you've gotta learn to stand up to them, so don't be offended if I say something you don't like.

Inside I'll always be an outsider

If you aint like me, you aint gotta like me.

I have nothing to lose, but something to gain.

Sometimes you just gotta let sh-t go and say 'to hell with it' and move on.

Imma be what I set out to be without a doubt undoubtedly.

See, regardless of what anybody believes who hates me; you ain't gonna make or break me.

Love, when spelled backwards and read phonetically, reads evil

You can make something of your life, it just depends on your drive.

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity. To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip?

Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds It's like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me.

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Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.

I need drama in my life to keep making music.

Never take ecstasy, beer, baccardi, weed, pepto bismol, vivarin, tums, tagamet hb, xanax, and valium in the same day. It makes it difficult to sleep at night.

I was born with the biggest middle finger on Earth.

I just say whatever I want to whoever I want whenever I want wherever I want however I want.

I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything.

I have a slight bit of OCD, I think. I'm not walking around flipping light switches. But when I say I'm going to do something, I have to do it.

My brain's gone, my soul's worn and my spirit is torn The rest of my body's still bein operated on.

I can't tell you what it really is, I can only tell you what it feels like.

Just be yourself man, be proud of who you are.

I really should have fell but I stood

My English teacher wanted to have sex with me in Junior High. The only problem was, my English teacher was a guy. I smacked him in his face with an eraser, chased him with a stapler and stapled his nuts to a stack of papers.

Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends.

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.

People can try to reinvent themselves. I don't think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you've done up to now.

The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I'm just like, 'Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do'.

I believe people can change, but only for the worse

In my mind I'm a fighter, my heart's a lighter, my soul is the fluid. My flow sparks it right up.

God sent me to piss the world off!

I've got to formulate a plot or end up in jail or shot, success is my only option, failure's not.

Behind every sucessful person lies a pack of haters

What are friends? Friends are people you think are your friends but they really your enemies, with secret identities.

Be smart, don't be a retard.

Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn't much. But the things that I'm really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I'm not successful, what do I have?

Money will brainwash you and leave your ass mindless.

To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway.

You'd have to walk a thousand miles in my shoes just to see what its like to be me!!

My skin is too thick and bullet proof to touch me.

A lot of truth is said in jest.

He made you feel like you knew him. I think that honestly, 2pac was the greatest songwriter that ever lived. He made it seem so easy. The emotion was there, and feeling, and everything he was trying to describe. You saw a picture that he was trying to paint.

Love is evil, spell it backwards, I’ll show ya.

I bully myself cause I make me do what I put my mind to.

I find you offensive for finding me offensive

I'm thankful for the talent in which God gave me and I'm thankful for the environment that he placed me.

I don't know why this world keeps turning, round and round. But I wish it would stop and let me off right now!

Everything always happens for a reason.

I didn't have nothin' going for me... school, home... until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.

I ain't looking back only forward.

I don't want to just die a normal death, I wanna be killed twice.

I maybe made some mistakes, but I'm only human.

Well, I'm working all the time to stay out of trouble!

As for being AIDS infested, I don't know yet, I'm too scared to get tested.

Better try to stay wide awake, or you might end up found dead by the lake.

Be a king? Think not. Why be a king when you can be a God?

Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.

It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.

There was a while when I was feeling like, 'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'.

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.

Honestly, I'd love to be remembered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic, but if I'm doing my part to lessen some racial tension I feel good about what I'm doing.

Somewhere deep down there's a decent man in me, he just can't be found.

Be proud to be out of your mind and out of control.

My only scheme was to be a rapper.

I will not fall, I will stand tall, feels like no one can beat me.

I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.

As long as the wrong feels right - it's like I'm in flight.

Step by step, heart to heart, left right left. We all fall down like toy soldiers. Bit by bit, torn apart, we never win.

I was a smart kid, but I hated school.

But no matter how many fish in the sea, itd be so empty without me.

You're not going to say anything about me that I'm not going to say about myself. There's so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this. So I'm going to say it before they can. It's the best policy for me.

My thing is this; if I'm sick enough to think it, then I'm sick enough to say it.

Inside it drives me crazy, my insecurities could eat me alive.

You're still beautiful to me, cause you're my mom.

I just remembered that I'm absent minded... wait, I mean I lost my mind, I can't find it.

Yo, I failed ninth grade three times, but I don't think it was necessarily 'cause I'm stupid.

Rap will never be the same as before

When I do something I have to do it all the way - that goes for music, with a high-hat, a snare drum, a rhyme, everything. I have to push it to the extreme. That's how I realized I have addictive behavior. Somebody told me this once, that the thing that makes me bad is the same thing that makes me good at other things.

Now that I understand that I'm an addict, I definitely have compassion for my mother. I get it.

When you feel like you've had it up to here, and you're mad enough to scream, but you're sad enough to tear, that's rock bottom.

Despite what I say in my songs, its never okay for a man to put his hands on a female.

99% of my life I was lied to. I just found out my mom does more dope than I do(Damn!). I told her I'd grow up to be a famous rapper, make a record about doing drugs and name it after her (-Oh, thank you!).

You can't control who likes you. If I got Backstreet Boy fans what am I supposed to do? Turn them away? Whoever likes my stuff, likes my stuff but just know Slim Shady is hip hop, I grew up on hip hop, it's the music I love and it's the music I respect. I respect the culture...that's me.

Told me my tape taught them to swear. What about the make-up you allow your 12 year old daughter to wear?

I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't, then why would you say I am.

In the land of the killers, a sinner's mind is a sanctum.

Just promise me you'll think of me everytime you look up in the sky and see a star

The reality is you do not know exactly what is likely to occur tomorrow. Lifetime can be a ridiculous trip, and practically nothing is confirmed.

I might talk about killing people, but that doesn't mean I do it.

Lose yourself in the music, the moment - you own it.

Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.

My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be.

Never was a gangsta, till I graduated to one.

I realize that some people see going away as, "Oh, he's irrelevant now," but I feel like if I don't go away, I get sick of myself. It's never been my thing to be in the spotlight all the time.

Opportunity may only come once in a lifetime.

I love the attention but I don't like too much of it.

Insecure about my body, about my personality, sometimes even about my understanding of everything.

These times are so hard, and they're getting even harder.

I can never turn my back on a city that made me.

I'm hatin' my reflection, I walk around the house tryin' to fight mirrors, I can't stand what I look like

You heard of hell, well I was sent from it.

I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don't do things to shock people. I'm not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don't know how long I'm going to be on this planet. So while I'm here, I might as well make the most of it.

I'm not afraid to take a stand. Everybody come take my hand. We'll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm. Just let you know that, you're not alone. Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road.

I don't even know how to speak up for myself, because I don't really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice.

I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.

Money is what makes a man act funny.

Don't let them tell you ain't beautiful

I like happy things, I'm really calm and peaceful. I like birds, bees, I like people. I like funny things that make me happy and gleeful... like when my teacher sucked my wee-wee in pre-school!

If you get offended by my music, don't listen to it.

Don't let them say you ain't beautiful. They can all get fu#ked just stay true to you.

My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we're blood.

I don't mean to be mean but that's all I can be, that's just me.

Anything I've ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time.

Believe it or not, I thank my mom for how she raised me in a neighborhood daily to jump and chase me. It only made me what I am today.

I'm about as normal as Norman Bates.

I’d rather die than you not be by my side.

Seize the moment and dont squander it. Cause you never know when it all could be over.

You may be gone but you're never over.

I truly believe I may be getting too big for my own good.

I pray that god answers, maybe I'll ask nicer

You know, I don't know if you know this about me or not, but I'm kind of a big deal.

Music is reflection of self.

I need to keep working on myself for a while.

Don't ever let no one tell you, you ain't beautiful

I've been running a lot, taking care of myself.

Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.

It feels good to have your work respected again.

I just can't sit back and wallow, In my own sorrow, but I know one fact: I'll be one tough act to follow.

― Eminem Quotes

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