The 77 Most Inspiring Nas Quotes Ever

Nasir Jones, or God’s son himself, Nas is a prolific rap icon and one of the great legends who has been in the hip hop world ever since he entered it in the 90’s, and he isn’t going anywhere soon, thanks to his deep seeded desire within. He is as consistent as they come and remains one of the realest in the game because no matter how much fame and recognition he receives, he contains a certain level of humility and still raps about real issues. Nas is known as probably the greatest lyricist of all time and he has unbelievable flow. He chooses to surround his lyrics around important subjects of self empowerment, inspiring the youth, and influencing people in the right way. It was only right to create the ultimate list of Nas quotes that show his bright wisdom, intelligence and understanding of a successful happy life. He will forever be crowned the king of wise words…


 

1.)

“How can you lose when you’re doing you?” – Nas


2.)

“If you scared to take chances you’ll never have the answers.If you scared to take chances you’ll never have the answers.” Nas


3.)

“If the truth is told, the youth can grow. Then learn to survive until they gain control. Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes. Read more learn more, change the globe.” – Nas


4.)

“Every great person educates themselves.” Nas


5.)

“Much success to you, even if you wish me the opposite.” – Nas


6.)

“Don’t ever give up on yourself. Keep pushing because the change of guards is what life’s all about. You’ve always got to stick with whatever you’re into because you’re day is going to come. You’re day is destined. If you walk away from that, whether it be from fear or whether you’re just giving up. The greatest sin is fear and giving up.” – Nas


7.)

“I know you think my life is good ’cause my diamond piece, but my life been good since I started finding peace.” Nas


8.)

“There was nothing more important to me than having a voice. I wanted to make a big impact on this art form, I wanted to kick everybody out. I wanted to open up a doorway for another generation.” Nas


9.)

“Mistakes make masterful teachers.” – Nas


10.)

“I wish the music business was a much easier thing, but you know what? Nothing easy is worth anything.” Nas


11.)

“No matter who you are, black, white, green, there’s going to be things in your way.” – Nas


12.)

“Your look reflects whats happening in your mind.” – Nas


13.)

“Whenever I received too much praise, It just didn’t feel right to me.”Nas


14.)

“There was a side of me that knew I was going to change the game, but I didn’t know how many people would respect it.” – Nas


15.)

“I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” Nas


16.)

“No one’s promised anything. You could have the biggest record on radio and sell no records.Nas


17.)

“Whats up with your motto? Will you lead? Will you follow?” – Nas


18.)

“Use your own intuition. You are tomorrow.” Nas


19.)

“They say money rule the world, you can’t pay God with it.” – Nas


20.)

“I’m capable of anything, my imagination can give me wings.” Nas


21.)

“Speak what I want, I don’t care what y’all feel. ‘Cause I’m my own master, my Pop told me be your own boss. Keep integrity at every cost.” – Nas


22.)

“Аll I need is one life, one try, one breath, I’m one man. What I stand for speaks for itself…they don’t understand.” – Nas


23.)

“Every time I get in the studio, I feel like I wanna have some fun. My fun is not doing the easy work. My fun is doing what’s me.” Nas


24.)  

“No matter where you’re from – you can be Native American, Italian, Jewish, Latino, African-American – whatever you are, we’re all distant relatives.” – Nas


25.)

“Don’t speak to fools, they scorn the wisdom of your words.” Nas


26.)

“My weapon of choice is my voice.” – Nas


27.)

“People afraid of criticism but I always put myself in a sacrificial position,they been know I ain’t just rappin for fame.” – Nas


28.)

“You’re supposed to be who you are. You’re supposed to make music that is true to you.” Nas


29.)

“I think a lot of us know when it’s our time. No matter what profession you’re in, you get a feeling. If you worked on it long enough, you know when it’s ready.”  Nas


30.)

“Whats up with your motto? Will you lead? Will you follow?” Nas


31.)

“A lot of times it seems like, you ain’t gon’ make it where you wanna be in life. But, yo if you got a plan, believe me you gon’ get there. You gon’ get everything you ever wanted” – Nas


32.)

“I never brag, how real i keep it, cause thats the best secret…” Nas


33.)

“My advice for the younger dudes would be push yourself all the way, don’t obssess over what anybody else is doing.” – Nas


34.)

“My advice for the younger dudes would be push yourself all the way, don’t obssess over what anybody else is doing.” Nas


35.)

“I learn from failures.” – Nas


36.)

“If your given an opporunity and your lucky enough to have freedom to do what you want to do in your career, why trap yourself, why do something thats not you.” – Nas


37.)

“Born alone, die alone, no crew to keep my crown or throne.” Nas


38.)

“No temporary chaos is worth your sanity. Just knowing that whatever happens, it happens to the best of them too.” Nas


39.)

“No temporary chaos is worth your sanity. Just knowing that whatever happens, it happens to the best of them too.” – Nas


40.)

“What do you base your happiness around? Material, women, and large paper? That means you’re inferior, not major.” Nas


41.)

“No idea is original, there’s nothing new under the sun, it’s never what you do, but how it’s done.” – Nas


42.)

“Some seek fame cause they need validation, some say hating is confused admiration.” – Nas


43.)

“For my hustlers, here’s some motivation: He who has begun is half done.”Nas


44.)

“Beyond the walls of intelligence, life is defined.” – Nas


45.)

“The things that I have said when I was young and curious about whatever the subject matter was, I respect those – those are growing pains. Even if you make mistakes, I go back to those things, my not-so-great moments because those are my truest moments; those are my human moments. I’m not even mad at the things I said that were a little dicey.” Nas


46.)

“Everything will eventually come to an end. So try to savor the moments, cuz time flies, don’t it? The beauty of life is to make it last for the better. Cuz nothing lasts forever.Nas


47.)

“Trust your own judgement, live with it and love it.” – Nas


48.)

“You have to keep your vision clear, cause only a coward lives in fear.” – Nas


49.)

“Working with great people makes you great; you learn a lot and it also gives you the experience and confidence to move on with your own career.” – Nas


50.)

“Your look reflects what’s happening in your mind. You gotta have some swag to you.” Nas


51.)

“Your look reflects what’s happening in your mind. You gotta have some swag to you.” – Nas


52.)

“I think hip-hop could help rebuild America, once hip-hoppers own hip-hop… We are our own politicians, our own government, we have something to say. We’re warriors. Soldiers.” – Nas


53.)

“Some people say I’m conscious, some say I’m a gangsta rapper – it’s just me doing me. I’m stomping in my own lane. I’m doing what I do.” Nas


54.)  

“I think if I heard someone else talking about their life, describing all the problems I’ve had, they’d look like they were through. Done. But there’s something about me – I’m smiling. Those things are really not bad enough to put me in a slump. I’m smiling with the opportunity to wake up every morning.” – Nas


55.)

“I love the art world, I love art galleries, I love what it means – I love art.” Nas


56.)

“With age comes common sense and wisdom.” – Nas


57.)

“Once you make it to your point of making it, you’ll appreciate the struggle.” – Nas


58.)

“The further I get, the further I want to go.” Nas


59.)

“It’s foul what this money could do, cash corrupts the loyal.”  Nas


60.)

“I’m never gonna die, never heard of death, energy can never be destroyed only the flesh.” Nas


 

61.)

“Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days… that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it’s not compromised. It’s blunt. It’s raw, straight off the street – from the beat to the voice to the words.” – Nas


62.)

“I can’t control what people think. They know who I am” – Nas


63.)

“Аll I need is one life, one try, one breath, I’m one man. What I stand for speaks for itself…they don’t understand.” Nas


64.)

“I know i can, be what i wanna be, if i work hard at it, I’ll be where i wanna be” – Nas


65.)

“Business, endorsements and things of that nature, I got into it kinda naturally. Those ventures materialised as a direct result of things that I was actually doing; all the partnerships have been organic and not necessarily etched out plans for monetary gain.” Nas


66.)

“Some people work hard to be something that they’re not, and I don’t work at all, I’m just me. And that can bother anybody I’m not working nearly as hard as the other guys, and they don’t like it.Nas


67.)

“I wanted to say what wasn’t being said. I wanted to give people a real story. I wanted people to know people like me exist in the world.” – Nas


68.)

“Who’s world is this, the world is yours. ” – Nas


69.)

“Life is short is what some niggaz said; not if you measure life – by how one lives and what he did.” – Nas


70.)

“I’m inspired by people like Nelson Mandela. Can you imagine – you know how racist America was back then – imagine how racism was in South Africa when he had to stand up and say what he had to say. That’s bravery beyond comprehension.” Nas


71.)

“Failure is not an option, and I always felt like I’m a man who doesn’t have regrets, and I don’t live with excuses. I can’t take excuses.” – Nas


72.)

“Let the music diffuse all the tension.” – Nas


73.)

“My success symbolizes loyalty, great friends, dedication, hard work, routine builds character. In a world full of snakes, rats and scavengers.” Nas


74.)  

“I want to have fun. It’s a beautiful life. You learn, you win, you lose, but you get up.” – Nas


75.)

“The flaws, the mistakes I make – that’s the real me.” Nas


76.)

“I love PBS! I grew up on it. If I had to say which channels were good, I’d say, you got your PBS, your History Channel, your Discovery.” – Nas


77.)

“You only have one first chance to make one first impression that lasts a lifetime.” – Nas


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