Quotations by Eminem

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Born: Tuesday, October 17, 1972
Profession: Musician
Nationality: American


A lot of truth is said in jest.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Truth, Jest)

Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Humor, Beginning, End, Sense)

Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Famous)

Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.
- Eminem

Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Fame)

I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Dream)

I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't, then why would you say I am.
- Eminem

I am who I am and I say what I think. I'm not putting a face on for the record.
- Eminem

I come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker.
- Eminem

I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Women, Hate)

I might talk about killing people, but that doesn't mean I do it.
- Eminem
(Keywords: People, Killing, Talk)

I need drama in my life to keep making music.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Life, Music, Drama)

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
(Keywords: Love, People, Hate, Want, Will)

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.
- Eminem
(Keywords: First, Freedom, Speech)

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
(Keywords: Artist, Mistakes, Want)

I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Glamour, Poor)

I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Mom, Schools, Welfare)

I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid?
- Eminem
(Keywords: Dumb, Ugly)

If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Life, Drama, Negativity, Songs, Will)

It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Wonder)

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
(Keywords: Baby, Kids, Responsibility)

My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Father)

My only scheme was to be a rapper.
- Eminem

My thing is this; if I'm sick enough to think it, then I'm sick enough to say it.
- 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
(Keywords: Car, Love, Music, Rap)

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
(Keywords: Life, Home, Fantasy, Living, Pretty, Rap, Rebellion, Saying, School)

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Music, Key, Racism, Rap)

Somewhere deep down there's a decent man in me, he just can't be found.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Deep, Man)

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Life, Truth, Nothing, Tomorrow)

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
(Keywords: Feeling)

These times are so hard, and they're getting even harder.
- 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
(Keywords: People, Mind, Reason)

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
(Keywords: Fact, Friends, Mind, Rap, Trying)

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
(Keywords: People, Being, Past)







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