Is Eminem the greatest lyricist ever

There’s no doubt about it;

Eminem is a lyrical genius. Self-development and his music go hand in hand, and Eminem’s lyric quotes have given much hope and inspiration to people who don’t feel like they have anything to live for.

Eminem’s story alone is inspirational, growing up the way he did, being bullied in school, and going on to become a successful white rapper it’s what’s normally considered a black industry.

Here are 83 of the best Eminem quotes that have changed my life:

 

83 Greatest Eminem Quotes & Lyrics

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

 

2. “When I say or do something, I do it. I don’t give a damn what you think. I’m doing this for me.” – Eminem

 

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

 

4. “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

 

5. “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

 

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6. “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

 

7. “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

 

8. “I’m standing up, I’mma face my demons, I’m manning up, I’mma hold my ground.” – Eminem

 

9. “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

10. “You don’t get another chance, life is no Nintendo game.” – Eminem

 

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11. “Don’t ever try to judge me dude, you don’t know what the f**k I’ve been through.” – Eminem

 

12. “You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you actually stood up for something.” – Eminem

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

14. “Sometimes you just gotta let s*** go and say ‘To hell with it’ and move on.” – Eminem

 

15. “Don’t let them say you ain’t beautiful. They can all get f****d, just stay true to you.” – Eminem

 

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

 

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

 

18. “You gotta find that inner strength and just pull that s*** 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

 

19. “Nobody knows me I’m cold, walk down this road all alone. It’s no one’s fault but my own, it’s the path I’ve chosen to go.” – Eminem

 

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

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

 

22. “If I could take it all back now, I wouldn’t. I would have done more s*** people said I shouldn’t.” – Eminem

 

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

24. “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

 

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25. “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

 

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

27. “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

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

 

29. Straighten up little soldier, stiffen up that upper lip. What are you crying about? You got me.” – Eminem

 

30. “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

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

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

 

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33. “I can see you’re sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh. I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you wanna cry.” – Eminem

 

34. “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

35. “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

 

36. “And to the rest of the world, God gave you them shoes to fit you, so put them on and wear them. Be yourself man, be proud of who you are.” – Eminem

 

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

38. “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

 

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39. “Have you ever loved someone so much you’d give an arm for? Not the expression. No, literally give an arm for!” – Eminem

 

40. “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

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