Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tupac: True to Life

So my roommate came home the other day talking about this Tupac quote that had really hit home for her. I was on my laptop at the time, and immediately googled Tupac quotes for two reasons- a) she wanted to know the exact quote and b) looking up Tupac quotes is a hilarious afternoon activity. Tupac does use some colorful language here and there, but I actually appreciated some of his insight.

The quote that started it all:

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the __ on.” 
― Tupac Shakur

My discovered favorites:

There's gon' be some stuff you gon' see
that's gon' make it hard to smile in the future.
But through whatever you see,
through all the rain and the pain,
you gotta keep your sense of humor.
You gotta be able to smile through all this bull__.
Remember that.” 

― Tupac Shakur

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for the real.” 
― Tupac Shakur

I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We're made to grow.You either evolve or you disappear.” 
― Tupac Shakur

There's no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated” 
― Tupac Shakur

I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me.” 
― Tupac Shakur
*Just like I didn't choose the cougar life, the cougar life chose me... wait...

Hate to sound sleazy, 
but tease me, 
I don't want it if it's that easy” 

― Tupac Shakur
*Haha, preach it.

“There should be a class on sex
education, a real sex-education class.
There should be a class on police brutality. There should be a class on apartheid. There should be a class
on why people are hungry. But there are not. There are classes on gym. Physical education. Let's learn volleyball.” 

― Tupac ShakurResurrection, 1971-1996

Some are funny, some are pretty legit. Thanks Tupac!

Oh, and speaking of treasures, this is sure to make anyone's day better. BSB!


  1. This . . . is the best thing I have read in so long. Love it. Before this, I only went to Tupac when I needed inspiration for rhyming, but now I know I can turn to Mr. Shakur when I need inspiration for LIFE.

  2. “Hate to sound sleazy,
    but tease me, I don't want it if it's that easy”

    This is my favorite. Laurie has a good point. We all thought that Tupac could just rhyme but he gives great treasures of knowledge.

    And rhymes them.