Eminem Quotes

- Notable Eminem Quotes Index -

Born: October 17, 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Music artist

1.
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

2.
A lot of truth is said in jest.
- Eminem

3.
Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.
- Eminem

4.
Anything I've ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time.
- Eminem

5.
Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
- Eminem

6.
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

7.
I didn't have nothin' going for me... school, home... until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.
- Eminem

8.
I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.
- Eminem

9.
I don't think I've ever read poetry, ever.
- Eminem

10.
I love the attention but I don't like too much of it.
- Eminem

11.
I need drama in my life to keep making music.
- Eminem

12.
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

13.
I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.
- Eminem

14.
I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.
- Eminem

15.
I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.
- Eminem

16.
I've accomplished enough with the music that I haven't had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.
- Eminem

17.
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

18.
If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.
- Eminem

19.
It feels good to have your work respected again.
- Eminem

20.
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

21.
My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

22.
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

23.
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

24.
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

25.
Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
- Eminem

26.
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

27.
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

28.
The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
- Eminem

29.
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

30.
Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.
- Eminem

31.
Well, I'm working all the time to stay out of trouble!
- Eminem

32.
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

33.
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

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