40 Motivational DMX Quotes To Inspire You

40 Motivational DMX Quotes To Inspire You

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Earl Simmons, better known by his stage name DMX, was a rapper and actor known as much for his troubles with mental health and addiction as his lyrics. He had a traumatic childhood which was exacerbated by constant illness. Growing up in New York, he was in and out of group homes from his early teens and this is where he started performing for his peers. Poverty was ubiquitous and he even resorted to robbery to get by.

His experiences and trauma, coupled with disillusionment with faith are reflected in his lyrics. The best DMX quotes resonate with people because he is raw and unfiltered. DMX, interpreted as Dark Man X released his first major-label album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” in 1998 to commercial and critical success. Despite his stardom, his struggles with substances and mental health never ceased and he was even jailed multiple times, for various reasons. DMX passed away in April 2021 and to remember him, we take a look at some of the most inspiring DMX quotes!

DMX Lyrics Quotes

DMX’s lyrics are heavily influenced by his childhood trauma and talk of his fight with substance abuse and his mental health problems. DMX song quotes are real and force us to look at ourselves. Let’s take a look at some DMX quotes from his songs.

“The days are longer and seems like I’m facing time/ I’ve got a lot of dreams, but I’m not really chasing mine.”

DMX
Source: Get At Me Dog

“Good morning, my dear daughter. Wake up and create memories today. Go on an exciting adventure, which will be a fun moment to remember. Make your day a fun one today!”

“All I know is pain, all I feel is rain/ How can I maintain with that shit on my brain?”

DMX
Source: Ruff Ryder’s Anthem

“We each have a star, all we have to do is find it/ Once you do, everyone who sees it will be blinded.”

DMX
Source: Fame

“See to live is to suffer, but to survive/ Well that’s to find meaning in the suffering.”

DMX
Source: Slippin’

“Now who I am is who I’ll be until I die, either accept it or don’t f**k with it/ But if we gon’ be dogs then you stuck with it!”

DMX
Source: Dogs For Life
DMX Lyrics Quotes
“Crying about, ‘Life ain’t nothing’/ But you either be the one mad cause you trapped or the one hunting.”

“This is hell, go get the devil and get me the key/ But can’t be worst than the curse that was given ta me/ It’s what I live for, you take away that and I’m gone/ There’s a difference between, doin’ wrong and being wrong.”

DMX
Source: Let Me Fly

“Never become so involved with something that it blinds you/ Never forget where you from someone will remind you.”

DMX
Source: It’s On

“When there’s nothin left to eat, I ate away at my soul/ Felt destructive cause I don’t give a fuck if I go…”

DMX
Source:  Dogs Out

“Places that I’ve been, things that I have seen/ What you call a nightmare, are what I have as dreams.”

DMX
Source: Coming From

“Two sets of footprints; I was right beside you there/ But what about them times I only saw one? / Those were the times when I was under the gun. It was then I carried you my son.”

DMX
Source: The Convo
DMX Lyrics Quotes
“It’s all in the mind, I stay ahead of time/ While you’re falling behind, trying to relight ya lime.”
Source: 2 Tears in a Bucket

“Didn’t listen, so I might as well have been talkin’ to the air/ Everybody makes mistakes, a mistake is aight/ But if it ain’t, I’ma tell you straight, time to say, ‘Goodnight’”

DMX
Source: Here We Go Again

“Be careful of the ones that always wanna get you high/ Cause when the time comes, that one’ll let you die.”

DMX
Source: Angel

“I knew from the start that this life wasn’t mine/ That’s why from the start, I put my life on the line/ Gangstas runnin’ ’round cryin’ about dyin’/ I got faith, I’ma go when its my time!”

DMX
Source: Real Friends

“Out with a bang, you will remember my name/ I wanted to live forever, but this wasn’t fame.”

DMX
Source: 24 Hours To Live

“Go get your stories if your dreams will come true/ I got your back and I’m gonna be there for you/ When this place is too much and you don’t know what to do/ I got your back and I’m gonna be there for you.”

DMX
Source: I Got Your Back
DMX Lyrics Quotes
“I’ve lost my grip on reality or so it would seem/ Pinch myself to wake up, cause I know it’s a dream.”
Source: Belly

“The funerals, the wakes, the churches, the coffins/ The heartbroken mothers, it happens, too often…”

DMX
Source: Who We Be

DMX Quotes About God

DMX became disillusioned with faith very early on in his life. He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness but an accident for which his mother refused to take an insurance payout because of the principles of their way of life, thus leaving him with no money for medical treatment, shook his beliefs. Read these DMX quotes on God.

“Every day, I get closer to God. Every day, my will to do the right thing gets stronger.”

DMX

“I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.”

DMX

“That’s why you laying on your back, looking at the roof of the church/ Preacher telling the truth and it hurts!”

DMX
Source: Party Up

“I am highly favored by God, I experience great victories, supernatural turnarounds, and miraculous breakthroughs in the midst of great impossibilities.”

DMX
DMX Quotes About God
“The curse turned to grace when the hurt turned to faith.”
Source: The Convo

“Right, wrong, good, bad, heaven, hell. I think that is the theme of my life. I think you have to know both in order to honestly choose one. So I’m familiar with both sides of the fence.”

DMX

“With the Lord behind us there ain’t nothing we can’t do.”

DMX

“As I’ma go through, whatever you want me to/ Just let me know what to do, Lord give me a sign!”

DMX
Source: Lord Give Me a Sign

Best DMX Quotes

As an award-winning singer, songwriter, rapper and actor, DMX has sold millions of records, across the world. Here are excerpts from his music that can be described as some of the best DMX quotes.

I grew up with hip-hop. Hip-hop is not just music, it’s a lifestyle,”

DMX
Source: People’s Party with Talib Kweli

“It’s easier to sin, but it hurts my heart/ I’m really tryin’ to win, so where do we start?”

DMX
Source: Ready To Meet Him
Best DMX Quotes
“Do dirt, get dirt. So I treat people with the same respect that I want.”
Source: An Interview With DMX

“I’m a blessing to whoever gets to really know me.”

DMX

 “Anything that’s not positive, I don’t have the energy to focus on it. Anything that’s not going in the right direction, I don’t have the time or the energy.”

DMX
Source: E. A. R. L : The Autobiography of DMX

“You can’t speak for the people unless you’re able to walk amongst the people. And how many of these rappers out here actually hang out with regular people?”

DMX

“When I’m at home, I don’t discuss business. I don’t talk business. I don’t answer the phone. It’s just me, my wife, my children, my dogs. That’s my world.”

DMX
Source: E. A. R. L : The Autobiography of DMX

“You don’t come to terms with something before you do it. It’s only after you’ve done it that you realize, you know, maybe that wasn’t the best thing to do. Sometimes you gotta fall down to know the feeling to get up.”

DMX
Source: E. A. R. L : The Autobiography of DMX
Best DMX Quotes
“I know I may have done some bad things, but I’m not a bad person.”

“The truth doesn’t change. It was the same when Moses got the Ten Commandments as it is today. That’s the thing about the truth. That’s the thing about real. It doesn’t change and it doesn’t have to change. Now you can put it in a different book, but it’s still real. It’s still the truth.”

DMX
Source: E. A. R. L : The Autobiography of DMX

“When you happy, you get locked in sleep. You get sleepy happy. I always wanna be on point. I always wanna be aware.”

DMX

“Don’t believe everything you hear, don’t believe everything you read, and only believe half of what you see.” 

DMX

“I’m a King. Regardless of what I’ve been through and what I’ve done, I present myself as a King. And I get that respect from people, from everybody I deal with. I worked my whole life to establish that respect and make sure I get that respect.”

DMX
Source: E. A. R. L : The Autobiography of DMX

Hopefully, this collection of DMX quotes has motivated you and inspired you and presented a new perspective into the artist’s life. If you have enjoyed this selection, you can also check out these Top 30 Amazing Eminem Quotes and Best 40 Nipsey Hussle Quotes on Life, Hustle and Motivation. Don’t forget to share them with your friends and family!

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