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Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. 

Eminem is considered one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time.

Here are 87 Eminem Quotes:

1. “God gave you them shoes to fit you, so put them on and wear them. Be yourself man, be proud of who you are. Even if it sounds corny, don’t let no one tell you, you ain’t beautiful.” – Eminem

2. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” Eminem

3. “Cause sometimes, you just feel tired. Feel weak. And when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you. You gotta find that inner strength, and just pull that shit out of you. And get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter.” – Eminem

4.Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them…But when I say I’m going to do something, I have to do it.” – Eminem

5. “I realized, ‘Yo, I can’t do anything in moderation. I don’t know how.” – Eminem

6. “If there’s not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.” – Eminem

7.I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.” – Eminem

8. “I started learning how to not be so angry about things, learning how to count my f—ing blessings instead. By doing that, I’ve become a happier person, instead of all this self-loathing I was doing for a while.” – Eminem

9. “Success is my only option, failure’s not.” – Eminem

10. “If you have enemies, good that means you stood up for something.” – Eminem

11. “Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters.” – Eminem

12. “Love is just a word, but you bring it definition.” – Eminem

13. “Don’t let them say you ain’t beautiful. They can all get fu#ked just stay true to you.” – Eminem

14.  “Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.” – Eminem

15. “When you’re a little kid, you don’t see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.” – Eminem

16. “It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it’s all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening” – Eminem

17. “I’m just a little bit sicker than the average individual I think.” – Eminem

18. “Imma be what I set out to be without a doubt undoubtedly.” – Eminem

19. “You’d have to walk a thousand miles in my shoes just to see what its like to be me!!” – Eminem

20th Eminem Quote “Don’t let them tell you ain’t beautiful.”  –Eminem

21. “But music is reflection of self, we just explain it, and then we get our checks in the mail.” – Eminem

22. “Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.” – Eminem

23. “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?” – Eminem

24. “Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert’s Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.” – Eminem

25. “That’s why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it.” – Eminem

26. “You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo” – Eminem

27. “You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay ’em, But you won’t take the sting out these words before I say ’em” – Eminem

28. “It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me. Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you.” – Eminem

29. “Yeah, it’s been a ride I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one. Now some of you might still be in that place. If you’re trying to get out, just follow me, I’ll get you there.” – Eminem

30. “Why be a king,when you can be a god?” – Eminem

31. “You don’t get another chance. Life is no Nintendo game.” – Eminem

32. “We’ll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm.” – Eminem

33. “I don’t do ‘black music,’ I don’t do ‘white music’…I make fight music, for high school kids.” – Eminem

34. “And I am, whatever you say I am. If I wasn’t, then why would I say I am?” – Eminem

35. “The moment I used my adversity to my advantage, my career exploded.” – Eminem

36. “Thanks cuz your hate is what gave me this strength.” – Eminem

37. “A normal life is boring.” – Eminem

38. “They can trigger me. But they’ll never figure me out.” – Eminem

39. “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.” – Eminem

40th Eminem Quote – “If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.” – Eminem

 

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41. “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?” – Eminem

42. “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.” – Eminem

43. “You can make something of your life. It just depends on your drive.” – Eminem

44. “Be proud of who you are.” – Eminem

45. “In my mind I’ma fighter, my heart’s a lighter, my soul is the fluid. My flow sparks it right up.” – Eminem

46. “You gotta find that inner strength and just pull that s**t out of you. And get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall on your face and collapse.” – Eminem

47. “We sing for these kids who don’t have a thing.” – Eminem

48. “Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends.” – Eminem

49. “I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I’m not ashamed of anything.” -Eminem

50. “Hip-hop is ever changing but you’ll always have the pack. And you’ll always have those people who are separated from the pack.” – Eminem

51. “Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I’ll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I’ve written a whole song in an hour.” – Eminem

52. “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’.” – Eminem

53. “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.” – Eminem

54. “I don’t think I’ve ever read poetry, ever. I’m not really book-smart.” – Eminem

55. “There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.” – Eminem

56. “Five or six songs leaked from the original version of ‘Encore.’ So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them.” – Eminem

57. “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.” – Eminem

58. “I need to keep working on myself for a while.” – Eminem

59. “Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it’s like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can’t really speak on it, because I wasn’t there. I don’t feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.” – Eminem

60. “Say there’s a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter – for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that’s saying is that he’s living a fantasy life of rebellion.” – Eminem

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

62. “Hip-hop saved my life, man. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been even decent at. I don’t know how to do anything else.” – Eminem

63. “A lot of my rhymes are just to get chuckles out of people. Anybody with half a brain is going to be able to tell when I’m joking and when I’m serious.” – Eminem

64. “I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.” – Eminem

65. “It creeps me out sometimes to think of the person I was. I was a terrible person. I was mean to people.” – Eminem

66. “I was a smart kid, but I hated school.” – Eminem

67. “Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.” – Eminem

68. “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’.” – Eminem

69. “I stopped watching TV because of ‘The Wire.’ Like, ‘The Wire’ ruined everything for me because I don’t even want to watch anything else now.” – Eminem

70th Eminem Quote “You know, not to sound corny or nuthin’, but I felt like a fighter comin’ up, man. I felt like, you know, I’m being attacked for this reason or that reason, and I gotta fight my way through this.” – Eminem

71. “Rap was my drug.” – Eminem

72. “The emotions in a song – the anger, aggression – have got to be legitimate.” – Eminem

73. “I’ve accomplished enough with the music that I haven’t had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.” – Eminem

74. “Honestly, I never really put the mic down.” – Eminem

75. “I felt like I had a really bad case of writer’s block… Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.” – Eminem

76. “Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn’t say I lived in a ghetto; I’d say I lived in the ‘hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now.” – Eminem

77. ” I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I’m going to grow artistically.” – Eminem

78. “Well, I’m working all the time to stay out of trouble!” – Eminem

79. “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.” – Eminem

80. “Certainly I’m not going to sit on the Internet all day and read what Sam from Iowa is saying about me. But I’m a sponge. I’ve always been a sponge.” -Eminem

81. “Throughout my career, I fed off the fuel of people not being able to understand me.” – Eminem

82. “I’m very much a creature of habit.” – Eminem

83. “I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I’m going through or what’s going on in my life at that moment.” – Eminem

84. “I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.” – Eminem

85. “I’ve been running a lot, taking care of myself.” – Eminem

86. “The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can’t really explain – let’s just say it’s all I can really do while I’m doing it.” – Eminem

87.  “I always felt that if I was going to do a movie, I wanted it to be authentic.” – Eminem

What’s your favorite Eminem Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below

Jessica Olmos has a Podcast called “Emprende Tu Vida” where she interviews successful Latin entrepreneurs. Jessica is also Lead Editor for the top self development website Addicted2Success.

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

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1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

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7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

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11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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