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10 Unexpected Quotes From Lil Wayne To Inspire You

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I know right? Of all people, Lil Wayne.

There has been a lot of flak lately with the rapper, that his songs are crap, his lyrics are crap and basically he’s just a bad influence on young kids from all over the world.

I like to think differently. The media likes to blow things out of proportion. If you put in a little effort, you can easily find a treasure trove of uncensored inspiration.

Here are 10 quotes from Lil Wayne himself.

Let it inspire you.

 

Lil Wayne Quotes

 

1) “I’m an addict, I’m addicted to success. Thankfully, there’s no rehab for success.”

I don’t see any harm in being addicted to success. Only the fearless in life aim for success all the time in their life.

And it isn’t a matter of choosing success. Taking action is needed. Lil Wayne did.

 

2) “I like people that enjoy life, ’cause I do the same.”

Because isn’t life all about having fun and being happy? We tend to forget that.

 

3) “Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.”

We got to let go of the past, sure. But everything that has had happen, good or bad made us the person we are today. Embrace that. Everything happens for a reason.

 

4) “I’ve been criticized for the things I chose and things I’ve chosen to do.”

That’s taking not caring about what others think to a new level eh?

 

5) “I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album.”

I like to think that this quote is both passion and expression combine, where when you’ve something to say, you use the medium that is your talent. So express yourself. Let the world know what you have to say. Don’t hold back.

 

6) “The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.”

Stop hanging on to regret. Hindsight always gives a 20/20 vision. It’s time to look ahead instead.

 

7) “Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like being sorry for being real.”

Never make apologies for yourself. Nuff said.

Somewhere along the way in your life, the world and its people will have a problem with you. That’s their problem. Not yours.

 

8) “I don’t need it to be easy. I just want it to be worth it.”

Never back down from a real challenge. They give the best lessons in life.

 

9) “Make jokes. No stress. Love. Live Life. Proceed. Progress.”

Show love and compassion to your fellow man. We only have each other.

 

10) “Surround yourself with love, not friends.”

Because certain relationships in life are toxic. You need to make the active choice to surround yourself with positive people only. Aim for love, always.

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15 Comments

  1. Lincoln trizzy

    Jun 28, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Young Money forever……weezy the best rapper …like he said “never give up,keep on trying” ….so will i keep on recording till he signs me #fact

  2. austineee

    Jun 25, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I like this article!

  3. F.J.

    Apr 10, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Dude, you wrote “10 Unexpected Quotes From Lil Wayne To Inspire You”? When you said “unexpected” you meant Weezy couldnt get it out off his being, brain, mouth whatever. But he IS AMAZING, wonderful it’s non explainable…;*)

  4. Lil Wayne Quotes

    Jul 6, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Nice quotes!

  5. Jason

    Jun 7, 2014 at 6:13 am

    I have always known lil wayne is not a human being. This dude is a supernatural talented soul. Weezy is the greatest rapper of all time. More love from me to you wayne.

  6. shabi.cj

    Apr 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    lilwayne is big only one thats my best rapper weezy

  7. cmoneyspinner

    Feb 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    #5 A child of the 60s. All he needs is a rifle with a flower stuck in the gun barrel and a tie-dyed T-shirt.

  8. cmoneyspinner

    Feb 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    #5 Sounds like a child of 60s. All he need is a rifle with a flower stuck in the barrel and tie-dyed T-shirt!

  9. samuel wilson

    Feb 15, 2014 at 5:40 am

    is TRUE we cannot judge only God….

  10. Adeyemi Adisa

    Feb 9, 2014 at 12:07 am

    ….and who could have thought this dude has something to share other than swearing and abusive words???

  11. Mr.SetOnSuccess

    Feb 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    #6 Jumps off the page at me. Before I started seeing progress I had to stop looking back at “Mistakes” and “regrets” 90 days later I had much different results.

  12. deus sikazwe

    Jan 29, 2014 at 10:59 am

    i never thought if he could be smart like this

  13. Sebastian

    Jan 25, 2014 at 6:06 am

    I like 7 a lot.

  14. MAPPINGTHETERRITORY.ORG

    Jan 23, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    The one takeaway from hip hop artists is the principle of congruence. Their lives ultimately align with their vision. Great post!

  15. ndinsmore@buildabusiness

    Jan 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Alden,

    I never thought this little weasel would have so much interesting (very unexpected) quotes to say.

    I agree he is talented and smart but somewhere along the way he has just changed and looks like he takes a lot of drugs and is possessed.

    I agree with all his quotes except for #1 if it means sacrificing your morals or what you believe in.

    Thanks for the good read

    Naomi

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