Here is an ultimate collection of the 200+ best Eminem quotes of all time.

Eminem is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Credited with popularizing hip hop in Middle America, Eminem’s global success and acclaimed works are widely regarded as having broken racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music.

Below are some famous Eminem’s quotes that will inspire you to pursue your passion and always believe in yourself.

Best Eminem Quotes 

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

“I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn’t, then why would you say I am.” – Eminem

“A lot of truth is said in jest.” – Eminem

“I might talk about killing people, but that doesn’t mean I do it.” – Eminem

“It’d be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren’t kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I’m not a baby sitter.” – Eminem

“My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.” – Eminem

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

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

“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

“These times are so hard, and they’re getting even harder.” – Eminem

“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

“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

“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

“Hip hop has always been braggin’ and boasting and ‘I’m better at you than this’ and ‘I’m better at you than that.’” – Eminem

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

“I’m stupid, I’m ugly, I’m dumb, I smell. Did I mention I’m stupid?” – Eminem

“Anything I’ve ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time.” – Eminem

“My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be.” – Eminem

Eminem Motivational Quotes

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

“A plaque and platinum status is whack if I’m not the baddest.” – Eminem

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

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

“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

“Nuts they go, macadamia they go so ballistic, whoa.” – Eminem

“When I’m Gone Just Carry On” – Eminem

“Take it like a man and shut the fuck up.” – Eminem

“Unless you want to fuck me, why do you care what I look like?” – Eminem

“I act like shit don’t phase me. Inside it drives me crazy, my insecurities could eat me alive.” – Eminem

“Question is are you bozos smart enough to feel stupid?” – Eminem

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

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

“I don’t give a fuck, God sent me to piss the world off.” – Eminem

“Don’t ever try to judge me dude. You don’t know what the fuck I’ve been through” – Eminem

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

“I have a weird thing with giraffes, I don’t like their neck” – Eminem

“I bully myself ’cause I make me do what I put my mind to.” – Eminem

“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

“I was going to McDonald’s and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me – it wouldn’t even faze them. Or I’d sit up at Denny’s or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.” – Eminem

“It’s kind of like a challenge to myself to be able to hear somebody else’s hook and kind of interpret the words. Because my own hooks, I already know what I mean when I write them.” – Eminem

“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

“I’d go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.” – Eminem

“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

Eminem Inspiration Quotes

“I shoot for the moon but I’m too busy gazing the stars.” – Eminem

“Don’t do drugs, don’t have unprotected sex, don’t be violent. Leave that to me.” – Eminem

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

“Somewhere deep down there’s a decent man in me, he just can’t be found.” – Eminem

“I can’t tell you what it really is, I can only tell you what it feels like.” – Eminem

“Sometimes I’m real cool, but sometimes I could be a real asshole. I think everyone is like that.” – Eminem

“Damn. How much damage can you do with a pen?” – Eminem

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

“I come from Detroit where it’s rough and I’m not a smooth talker.” – Eminem

“I always wished for this, but it’s almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.” – Eminem

“When I say I’ll murder my baby’s mother, maybe I wanted to but I didn’t. Anybody who takes it literally is 10 times sicker than I am.” – Eminem

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

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

“Don’t let them tell you ain’t beautiful” – Eminem

“I act like shit don’t phase me inside it drives me crazy, my insecurities could eat me alive” – Eminem

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

“I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, i’ll be nice to you. Simple as that!” – Eminem

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

“I have the right to remain violente. Everything I say can and will be used against you.” – Eminem

“But you lied again. Now you get to watch her leave out the window. Guess that’s why they call it ‘window pane.” – Eminem

“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

“When ‘Paul’s Boutique’ came out, I was one of the fans that didn’t get it.” – Eminem

“Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap.” – Eminem

“When Bugs Bunny walks into rehab, people are going to turn and look. People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs. I couldn’t concentrate on my problem.” – Eminem

“As for my stuff, I’m just doing guest verses for other people’s records. I try to stay recording, because if I don’t, I get rusty.” – Eminem

Eminem Quotes on Music

“Rap was my drug.” – Eminem

“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

“My only scheme was to be a rapper.” – Eminem

“I want to keep making records as long as I can, but I don’t know how long you can be taken seriously in rap.” – Eminem

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“Music is like magic, there’s a certain feeling you get when you real and you spit and people are feeling your shit this is your moment, and every single minute you spend tryna hold on to it because you may never get it again so while you’re in it, try to get as much shit as you can and when your run is over just admit when it’s at its end because I’m at the end of my wits with half the shit gets in” – Eminem

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

“We just explain it, and then we get our checks in the mail it’s fucked up, ain’t it? How we can come from practically nothin to being able to have any f*ckin thing that we wanted that’s why we sing for these kids who don’t have a thing except for a dream and a f*ckin rap magazine who post pin-up pictures on they walls all day long idolize they favorite rappers and know all they songs or for anyone who’s ever been through shit in they lives so they sit and they cry, at night, wishin they’d die til they throw on a rap record and they sit and they vibe we’re nothin to you, but we’re the f*ckin sh*t in they eyes that’s why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it cause we consider these minutes golden and maybe they’ll admit it when we’re gone just let our spirits live on through our lyrics that you hear in our songs, and we can…” – Eminem

“That’s why we sing for these kids who don’t have a thing, except for a dream and a fuckin rap magazine; Who post pin-up pictures on they walls all day long, idolize they favorite rappers and know all they songs; Or for anyone who’s ever been through shit in they lives, so they sit and they cry, at night, wishin they’d die; Til they throw on a rap record and they sit and they vibe; We’re nothin to you, but we’re the fuckin shit in they eyes; That’s why we seize the moment; Try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it, cause we consider these minutes golden; And maybe they’ll admit it when we’re gone; Just let our spirits live on, through our lyrics that you hear in our songs… [Sing for the Moment]” – Eminem

“Rap was always a pipe dream for me, but rap was all I had. Because really, what was I going to do with my life? I had a young daughter. Kim and I were always either getting evicted or our house was getting shot up or robbed.” – Eminem

“fuck money, I don’t rap for dead presidents, I’d rather see the president dead, it’s never been said, but I said precedents.” – Eminem

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I don’t know if I ever feel totally great about a record when I put it out. With every record that I put out, someone has literally got to come pry it from me because when I listen to my own music, I just hear flaws in it.” – Eminem

Eminem Quotes on Success

“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

“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

“I’m supposed to be the soldier who never blows his composure. Even though I hold the weight of the whole world on my shoulders, I ain’t even supposed to show it, my crew ain’t supposed to know it.” – Eminem

“There is no mountain I can’t climb. There’s no tower too high. No plane that I can’t learn how to fly.” – Eminem

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

“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

“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

“Be proud of who you are.” – Eminem

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

“You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it’s kind of a lifestyle and it’s easy to get caught up in it – you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone’s doing a certain thing. It’s tough.” – Eminem

“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 stuff out of you. And get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter.” – Eminem

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

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

“Nobody asked for life to deal us with these hands we’re dealt. We’ve gotta take these cards ourselves and flip them, don’t expect no help.” – Eminem

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

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

“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

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

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

“Normal life is boring.” – Eminem

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

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

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

“It happens all the time. They take your heart and steal your life. And it’s as though you feel you’ve died cause you’ve been killed inside. But yet you’re still alive, which means you will survive.” – Eminem

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

“From the beginning, it wasn’t about the ends. It was about busting raps and standing for something.” – Eminem

“There’s no limit on how far I would go, no boundaries, no lengths.” – Eminem

Eminem Quotes on Haters

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

“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

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

“People will hate you for speaking the truth, but you’ve gotta learn to stand up to them, so don’t be offended if I say something you don’t like.” – Eminem

“To the people I forgot, you weren’t on my mind for some reason and you probably don’t deserve any thanks anyway.” – Eminem

“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

“I am who I am and I say what I think. I’m not putting a face on for the record.” – Eminem

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

“A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I’m learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, ‘I can’t go to Kmart. I can’t take my kids to the haunted house.’” – Eminem

“Guns are bad, I tell you.” – Eminem

“I might talk about killing people, but that doesn’t mean I do it.” – Eminem

Eminem Quotes from Songs

“Everything always happens for a reason.” – Eminem

“I just say whatever I want to whoever I want whenever I want wherever I want however I want.” – Eminem

“Love is evil, spell it backwards, I’ll show ya.” – Eminem

“I was born with the biggest middle finger on Earth.” – Eminem

“I ain’t looking back only forward.” – Eminem

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

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

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

“Had a dream, I was King, I woke up, still King. Had a dream, I was King, I woke up, still King.” – Eminem

“What are friends ? Friends are people that you think are your friends but they really your enemies, with secret identities and disguises, to hide they true colors so just when you think you close enough to be brothers they wanna come back and cut your throat when you ain’t lookin’.” – Eminem

“Nothing on ‘Relapse’ and very little on ‘Recovery’ was produced by me.” – Eminem

Eminem Quotes about Love & Relationships

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

“Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape; that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love.” – Eminem

“Love, when spelled backwards and read phonetically, reads evil” – Eminem

“I don’t hate women – they just sometimes make me mad.” – Eminem

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

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

“It feels good to have your work respected again.” – Eminem

“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

“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

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

“You’re not going to say anything about me that I’m not going to say about myself. There’s so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this. So I’m going to say it before they can. It’s the best policy for me.” – Eminem

 “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

“My thing is this; if I’m sick enough to think it, then I’m sick enough to say it.” – Eminem

“I love the attention but I don’t like too much of it.” – Eminem

Eminem Quotes about Friends & Family

“My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we’re blood” – Eminem

“If you’re the parent, be a parent. You know what I mean? I’m a parent. I have daughters.” – Eminem

“Now that I understand that I’m an addict, I definitely have compassion for my mother. I get it.” – Eminem

“I don’t even know how to speak up for myself, because I don’t really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you’re always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.” – Eminem

“The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.” – Eminem

“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

“The kids are old enough now – I just want to let them be kids. I don’t want to comment on them too much. They’re at an age where I just want to let them be kids.” – Eminem

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

Eminem Quotes about Life

“The last time that life kicked me in the ass, I pulled down its pants and put a foot up its ass.” – Eminem

“Just be yourself man, be proud of who you are.” – Eminem

“I truly believe I may be getting too big for my own good.” – Eminem

“Inside I’ll always be an outsider.” – Eminem

“The reality is you do not know exactly what is likely to occur tomorrow. Lifetime can be a ridiculous trip, and practically nothing is confirmed.” – Eminem

“Be proud to be out of your mind and out of control.” – Eminem

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“I don’t think I ever thought of myself as Superman. But there were people who thought of me that way, and maybe I believed them a little.” – Eminem

“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

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

“Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.” – Eminem

“I need drama in my life to keep making music.” – Eminem

“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

Famous Eminem Quotes

“If I’m garbage, you’re a bunch of maggots.” – Eminem

“Proof had this ability to not only nurture my talent, but to see that diamond in the rough when a million people could be looking at the same thing… and just not see it.” – Eminem

“Let me remind you of what got me this far, picture me quitting, now draw a circle around it and put a line through it, sl#t!” – Eminem

“Knowledge is power, but powerless If you’ve got it and you do not acknowledge it” – Eminem

“I’m just so fucking depressed, I just can’t seem to get out this slump.” – Eminem

“All I wanted to do’s be the Bruce Lee of loose-leaf.” – Eminem

“But no more worries, rest your head and go to sleep” – Eminem

“Maybe one day we’ll wake up and this’ll all just be a dream” – Eminem

“Put your temper to more use cause being broke is a poor excuse” – Eminem

“And Imma show em. Blow em out the water slaughter em homes. Imma own so many belts. Only place they can hit me is below em.” – Eminem

“And I know some shits so hard to swallow, but I just can’t sit back and wallow In my own sorrow.” – Eminem

“If I could just get over this hump, But I need something to pull me out this dump.” – Eminem

“White boy, white boy, you’re a rockstar” – Eminem

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

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

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

“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

“I feel like a spoilt rapper. I get to pick and choose everything.” – Eminem

“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

“Touring is hard on the body.” – Eminem

“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

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

“It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.” – Eminem

“I didn’t just invent saying offensive things.” – Eminem

“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

Eminem Quotes – FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Eminem quotes.

Eminem is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Credited with popularizing hip hop in Middle America, Eminem’s global success and acclaimed works are widely regarded as having broken racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music.

Eminem expresses his passion for language through the music genre of hip-hop as he releases his youthful anger through rap music. Eminem became the first white skin rapper and became one of the most acclaimed rappers in the genre’s brief history as he transformed rap’s into a mainstream music genre.

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