Gotta start teaching the children that they can be just what they want to be, there's much more to life than poverty.

-Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

Can’t sleep ‘cause all the dirt make my heart hurt

Tupac Shakur
I am being ripped off, because I've never lied to the press. Just as much truth I bring to my work, a journalist should bring that much truth to their work.
Tupac Shakur

My mother taught me three things, respect, knowledge-search for knowledge, it's an eternal journey. That's like my hair-cut, the line, 360 degrees, find knowledge always. And she taught me to not be quiet, if there's something on my mind speak it. But also to listen.

Tupac Shakur
Tomorrow comes after the dark
Tupac Shakur

Heart of a solider with a brain to teach your whole nation.

Tupac Shakur
Don't leave this world without giving it your all.
Tupac Shakur

Look at those words, 'role' and 'model.' Both of those are fake words, to play a role and to model, that's fake. I'm real. Being real, I drink, I hang out, I party

Tupac Shakur
Can't nobody touch me right now. Maybe next month all of this will be over. But this month I'm takin' every movin' target out.
Tupac Shakur

My mother was a woman. A black woman. A single mother. Raising two kids on her own. So she was dark skinned. Had short hair. Got no love from nobody except for a group called the Black Panthers. So that's why she was a Black Panther.

Tupac Shakur
Sometimes when I'm alone I Cry, Cause I am on my own. The tears I cry are bitter and warm. They flow with life but take no form I Cry because my heart is torn. I find it difficult to carry on. If I had an ear to confide in, I would cry among my treasured friend, but who do you know that stops that long, to help another carry on. The world moves fast and it would rather pass by. Then to stop and see what makes one cry, so painful and sad. And sometimes... I Cry and no one cares about why.