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Jay-Z Quotes

Jay-Z Quotes

 

Jay-Z is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music. (Read More on Wikipedia)

The Top 45 Jay-Z Quotes On Success, Life And Persistence

1. “Life is for living, not living uptight. See ya somewhere up in the sky.” – Jay-Z  (Forever Young lyrics)

2. “We change people through conversation, not through censorship.” – Jay-Z

3. “Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.” – Jay-Z

4. “When you’re truly in love. You will never have anything to hide.”  – Jay-Z

5. “Those who are successful overcome their fears and take action. Those who aren’t submit to their fears and live with regrets.”  – Jay-Z

6. “Remind yourself, nobody’s built like you. You design yourself.” – Jay-Z

7. “All I got is dreams. Nobody else believes. Nobody else can see. Nobody else but me.”   – Jay-Z

8. “You can pay for school but you can’t buy class.” – Jay-Z

9.  “I’ve never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I’ve always wanted to stay true to myself, and I’ve managed to do that. People have to accept that.”  – Jay-Z

10.   Jay-Z Quote:  “I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of not trying.” “I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of not trying.” Jay-Z Quotes

 

11. “When you’re growing up, your dad is your superhero. Once you’ve let yourself fall that in love with someone, once you put him on such a high pedestal and he lets you down, you never want to experience that pain again.”  – Jay-Z

12. “They talk. We live. Who cares what they say?”  – Jay-Z

13. “If people don’t hate you, you’re probably not doing very big things.” – Jay-Z

14. “Don’t tell me what was said about me… Tell me why they were so comfortable to say it to you.” – Jay-Z

15.“I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company.” – Jay-Z

16. “A wise man told me don’t argue with fools. Because people from a distance can’t tell who is who.” – Jay-Z (JAY-Z LYRICS)

17. “I believe excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over.” – Jay-Z

18. “Rap for me is like making movies, telling stories, and getting the emotions of the songs through in just as deep a way. And I grew up in rap and movies the same way.” – Jay-Z

20. Jay-Z Quote: “Jealousy is a weak emotion.”

“Jealousy is a weak emotion.” Jay-Z Quotes

21. “My thing is related to who I am as a person. The clothes are an extension of me. The music is an extension of me. All my businesses are part of the culture, so I have to stay true to whatever I’m feeling at the time, whatever direction I’m heading in. And hopefully, everyone follows.” – Jay-Z

22. “I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about.” – Jay-Z

23. “By the time I got to record my first album, I was 26, I didn’t need pen or paper – my memory had been trained just to listen to a song, think of the words, and lay them to tape.” – Jay-Z

24. “Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week.” – Jay-Z

25. “I’m a mirror. If you’re cool with me, I’m cool with you, and the exchange starts. What you see is what you reflect. If you don’t like what you see, then you’ve done something. If I’m standoffish, that’s because you are.” – Jay-Z

26. “Leave a mark they can’t erase, neither space nor time.” – Jay-Z  (Forever Young lyrics)

27. “The burden of poverty isn’t just that you don’t always have the things you need, it’s the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you’d do anything to lift that burden.” – Jay-Z  

28. “It’s hilarious a lot of times. You have a conversation with someone, and he’s like, ‘You speak so well!’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Do you understand that’s an insult?” – Jay-Z  

29. “People look at you strange, say you changed. Like you worked that hard to stay the same.” – Jay-Z  

30.  Jay-Z Quote“They say a midget standing on a giant’s shoulders can see much further than the giant. So I got the whole rap world on my shoulders, they trying to see further than I am.”

Jay-z Quote: “They say a midget standing on a giant’s shoulders can see much further than the giant. So I got the whole rap world on my shoulders, they trying to see further than I am.”

31. “I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.”  – Jay-Z

32.  “People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you.” – Jay-Z

33. “You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip, you can’t sleep. One eye open, for real, and forever.” – Jay-Z

34. “I would run into the corner store, the bodega, and just grab a paper bag or buy juice – anything just to get a paper bag. And I’d write the words on the paper bag and stuff these ideas in my pocket until I got back. Then I would transfer them into the notebook.” – Jay-Z

35.  “I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” – Jay-Z

36. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” – Jay-Z

37. “I’d rather die enormous than live dormant.” – Jay-Z

38. “I believe everyone in the world is born with genius-level talent. Apply yourself to whatever you’re genius at, and you can do anything in the world.” – Jay-Z

39. “People look at you strange, say you changed. Like you worked that hard to stay the same.” – Jay-Z

40.  Jay-Z Quote:  “Do me a favor. Don’t do me no favors. I handle mine.” – Jay-Z

41. “I’m like a dog. I never speak, but I understand.” – Jay-Z  (Never Change Lyrics)

42. “As kids we didn’t complain about being poor; we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could. And as soon as we had a little money, we were eager to show it.” – Jay-Z

43.  “I believe excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over.” – Jay-Z

44.  “I went through hell, I’m expecting heaven.” – Jay-Z

45. “As kids we didn’t complain about being poor; we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could. And as soon as we had a little money, we were eager to show it.” – Jay-Z

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