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38 of Drake’s Most Memorable Motivational Quotes



Drake is arguably one of the best artists in music today. What a lot of people don’t know about him is his extreme motivation to reach a certain level of success, not just in music, but also in life and other business ventures he is involved in.

In 2013, Drake was announced as the Global Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors,  a professional basketball team. He has said on record many times how he is addicted to success and wants to be number 1. With the determination that he has, he is well on his way to be one of the most successful rappers in history.

Here are 38 of Drake’s most memorable quotes and lyrics:

1. “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”

2. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.”

3. “Haters will broadcast your failures, but whisper your success.”

4. “People will wish you all the success in the world and then hate you when you get it.”


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6. “Judge me, and you’ll have no time left to love me.”

7. “It’s never too late to realize what you want in your life and it’s never wrong to fight for it.”

8. “You know its real when you are who you think you are”

9. “Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.”

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

11. “I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down.”

12. “Always felt like my vision been bigger than the bigger picture.”

13. “Everybody dies but not everybody lives.”

14. “The moment I stop having fun with it, I’ll be done with it.”


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16. “Know life is just a game in which the cards are facing down. I’m in the world where things are taken, never given how long they choose to love you will never be your decision.”

17. “I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.”

18. “Life can always change, you have to adjust”

19. “Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.”

20. “Count your blessings, not problems.”

21. “Everybody has an addiction, mine happens to be success.”

22. “I’m trying to do better than good enough.”

23. “Before you give up, think of the reason you held on so long.”

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

25. “I’m not confrontational but if someone challengesme I’m not going to back down.”

26. “My life is mine to remember.”

27. “The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.”

28. “When I think of myself, I think of Toronto. My music would never sound the way it does if it weren’t for Toronto.”

29. “People like to build their own story about my life. I don’t know if it makes them feel better, or if it makes it okay for them to not like me, but the last thing I grew up as was rich.”

30. “Perfection’ to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there.”

31. “I’d rather tell you how I really feel.”

32. “I have an urge to communicate.”

33. “I push myself in a lot of aspects.”

34. “Accept yourself. You don’t have to prove anything to no one except yourself.”

35. “I’m trying to better than good enough.”

36. “Careful what you wish for, you just might get it all.”

37. “I sit and eat with some of the hardest working people in the business. And I observe and I try to apply it to my own craft.


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On or off this list, what is your favorite Drake lyric or quote? Leave your response in the comment section below!

A young entrepreneur, author and speaker, Carla Schesser is a woman who is passionate about inspiring and educating youth to live a life they love. Carla's book, ‘#Success - Mastering the Basics to a Happy, Healthy & Wealthy Life’ is a simple, practical and motivating guide which young adults will enjoy reading while learning important skills which empower them and allow them to discover how to live a peaceful, successful, and healthy life.Carla has a rare ability to connect with her readers. She has been in the same shoes many aspiring young adults wear today and this allows her to reach her audience and inspire them in a way most people can’t.



  1. Richa

    Feb 11, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Great list Carla…Loved this one the most – 14. “The moment I stop having fun with it, I’ll be done with it.”
    I live every moment of my life like it. Feeling Blessed.

  2. Jeanette S. Olczak

    Mar 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    My favorite Drake quote is, “Live without pretending. Love without depending. Listen without defending. Speak without offending.” I try to live my life by this quote. It’s never to late to learn something new, I try to do so everyday. That is what makes life exciting and keeps me younger at heart. I can learn something from anybody or anything. Life is good 🙂 Jeanette

  3. Mavin

    Nov 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

    These quotes are really inspiring me. Thanks for the amazing stuff. Will you update this stuff on regular basis?

  4. Jason Hartman

    Oct 6, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Thank you Carla Schesser. You did a wonderful job of collecting these great quotes and sharing with all of us. I liked “Strength isn’t always shown in what you can hold on to, sometimes it’s shown in what you can let go of” this one.

  5. Leandra

    Dec 1, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    “I learned working with the negatives can make for better pictures” is my favorite quote by Drake.

  6. Roopesh

    Oct 5, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Thank u for Giving Lovely Quotes It May Change Our Life.

  7. @shalumofficial

    Sep 30, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    When u look ahead and darkness is all u see, faith and determination will pull you through.

  8. Davidson

    Sep 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I am from Kenya and i have found your quotes very motivating. Thank you for coming up with such an inspiring forum. Thank you.

  9. Mayur

    Sep 10, 2015 at 6:25 am

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


    Sep 10, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Great quotes Joel. I love them.

    • Carla Schesser

      Sep 10, 2015 at 6:40 am

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the list I put together! 🙂

      • samir

        Sep 15, 2015 at 7:06 am

        you are humble 🙂 you put up the effort n when credit goes to Joel you say a nice Thank You 🙂 Nice 🙂

  11. Gideon

    Sep 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    “People will wish you all the success in the world and hate you when you get it.” I particularly love this one… This implies that it’s only God that knows who loved us when we achieved our dreams. What a wicked world! Keep it up Carla, it’s great post.

  12. Teebla

    Sep 7, 2015 at 5:40 am

    “While all my closest friends are out partying, I’m just here making the music they party to”.-Light Up

    “I keep think of young men who are dying of old age”-Light up

    • Carla Schesser

      Sep 7, 2015 at 7:12 am

      Those are good ones! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  13. Heitem Ak

    Sep 6, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Nice one Carla!

    I love motivational quotes from unexpected people like drake.

    “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”

    I love this quote, but I disagree.

    When failure gets to my heart, I bounce higher than ever to prevent it from happening again!

    Thanks for the great article.

    Heitem Ak

    • Carla Schesser

      Sep 6, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you Heitem! So glad you enjoyed the list that I put together! 🙂

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