Kevin Gates Quotes

Last updated: July 7th, 2020

“When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not halfway.”

“Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.”

“Any artist that’s as serious about making music as I am, I’m cool with that. But if you tellin’ me, “Man, send me a verse and I’m a send you a verse.” No. That’s not collaborating. We don’t know each other and I’m serious about this music.”

“I’m nowhere close to perfect, of this I’m sure, but God is!”

“Life is about conduct and how we conduct ourselves. But two wrongs never make a right.”

“Never break or fold, that’s what it takes to be major.”

“Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.”

“Sometimes the best move is no move.”

“I don’t want no handouts. I want to get it out of the mud.”

“If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you’re destined for failure.”

“I don’t pay attention to sales because it’s not about that for me. It’s about the music. Music is all I have.”

“I know a lot, but there are some things I don’t know.”

“I really don’t pay attention to the outside world when I’m incarcerated, because being in prison is like being in a different world. So I don’t pay attention to what’s going on outside of jail, because it’s all beyond my control.”

“I don’t sleep much. I don’t sleep much – I work, I work, I work.”

“I just always wanted to study human behavior because every psychologist that I would talk to would tell me I was bipolar, and I know I’m not bipolar, so I had to perform a psychoanalysis on myself to find out that I have unresolved grief.”

“Entertainment and the streets don’t go together.”

“True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.”

“I live by the ten percent rule. Save one, you save a thousand.”

“The ones that hate you most tend to be the people you know.”

“Ice box where my heart used to be. Eskimo city, no feelings, I’ ma igloo.”

“I really don’t pay attention to the outside world when I’m incarcerated, because being in prison is like being in a different world. So I don’t pay attention to what’s going on outside of jail, because it’s all beyond my control.”

“You can’t make everybody else happy and still stay on top.”

“If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you’re destined for failure.”

“Money coming, money gotta flip it. I ain’t waiting on nobody, I’m going get it.”

“When trying to destroy you, they destroy themselves in the process. Fuck em’ — work harder!”

“I adapt and I adjust to whatever environment I’m in.”

“You can learn from a dummy. You can watch a dummy and learn what not to do. I’ve always been an observant individual. You don’t know how much you love something until you can’t do it. That’s one thing I can say that I learned. I learned how much I love music.”

“Never break or fold, that’s what it takes to be major.”

“I never go into a situation with any type of expectations.”

“I’ve had mixtapes that have been better than albums I’ve heard from other artists. I take my time; I put my heart into it.”

“Out of my window. I see everything I dream about and wished I had.”

“The things that are most difficult for me to put into words and speak about, I put into my music. I’m just super passionate about my craft and super passionate about what I do.”

“I don’t let the left hand know what the right hand is doing.”

“I’m inspired by everything that goes on around me. I’m a sponge. I’m very analytical. I notice the things that most people don’t notice.”

“Without an understanding of bad…how can one truly have an appreciation of good.”

“I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.”

“Why accept failure when success is free?”

“Anything lost, can be found again, except for time wasted. A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.”

“What I see, what I went through, what a friend of mine may have went through, whatever – I rap about it.”

“I don’t pay attention to sales because it’s not about that for me. It’s about the music. Music is all I have.”

“I got 6 jobs, I don’t get TIRED!”

“Let me tell you something about Tunechi – about that boy. That boy comes to the studio every day and grinds as if he doesn’t have a dollar in his pocket.”

“I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music”

“I live by the ten percent rule. Save one, you save a thousand.”

“I’m never on Twitter. I’m never on Instagram. And that’s not by choice: it’s just that those things never really interested me. I might post a picture here and there, but that ain’t really been my focus.”

“My skin is 24 karat gold when the sun hits it.”

“I always had music growing up, but the music was also like a journal. It was like my personal diary or personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn’t express to an individual, I would express them in my music.”

“I’ve always been a loner.”

“I could care less about the particular. I like to make music.”

“I’m a big skeptic so I won’t just go off what an individual may tell me. I gotta do the research. I’ ma get different literature on that one subject and just compare and contrast. I do my own selective studies.”

“Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Big L, Tupac. That was, like, my top five, generally.”

“Rap was more of a release for me, a journal.”

“Wise men change, fools stay the same.”

“To inform, to improve, to make better, and I believe that’s what my first daughter did to me, so I named my first album after my first daughter.”

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