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53 Inspiring Travis Scott Quotes

Passion driven and ambitious are the words that come to mind when thinking of Travis Scott's unique journey to a successful rap career. Travis Scott dropped out of University as a sophomore at the University of Texas and used the school money his mom gave him for books/food, and left for New York City to support himself while he tried to break into the music scene. His parents were assuming he was studying and had no knowledge that Travis was actually shooting videos, recording songs, and making connections within the industry. He was sacrificing the funds by sleeping in his friend’s car and making a dream become a reality. As someone who felt misunderstood and different, Travis became vigorously hungry to prove himself, and at the same time, began producing his unique and creative art for similar minds to be able to relate to. This is the ultimate list of inspiring Travis Scott quotes.

1.) A Non-Conformist With A Vision:

“You go through the same shit like any other place. The difficulty we find is trying to find a way to get out of that situation, without having to follow the system. Not, “I gotta get a job, I gotta work with somebody.” There’s people like me that’s got vision.” - Travis Scott

2.) Money Is Not The Motive: 

“Yes, money is important. But it’s all about the creative process. Money is something that keeps you alive and healthy and just keeps you focused. It’s the drive. It’s the passion. I’m making songs not for the money but to see motherfuckers’ reaction.” - Travis Scott

3.) Finding Himself:

"But to be honest, I probably didn’t know myself all the way. I knew there was something in me but I didn’t know myself all the way. So with this album I’m kind of trying to explain that quest. In the midst [of the album] I find myself and it’s the craziest reaction of all time." - Travis Scott

4.) Break The Rules And Enjoy The Ride:

"F**k the rules and have fun." - Travis Scott

5.) On His Music Being An Outlet For Kids:

“There's definitely a lot of kids who like to express their feelings, you know, escape out of whatever their going through." - Travis Scott

6.) Lost And Then Found:

“I feel like just being a fan, I always wanted something that was just like curated for me. I mean, we're all born different, we all have different personalites. Cause I was one seperated kid, I didnt know who I was and shit until I listened to Kudi and then I found myself. I probably went to one of his shows and I found myself." - Travis Scott

7.) On What He Learned From T.I.:

“How to like manage time, manage what you got, put togethor, how to like, you know, put everything you want into a pyramid, create a flow, empower your friends too.Having just a good team” - Travis Scott

8.) Inspiration Behind His Music:

"You gotta motivate kids.” - Travis Scott

9.) On M.I.A. Being One Of His Influlences:

“I feel like the way she creates is so ill, I just want to work with her and just bounce ideas. We probably don't even have to make music. We could just talk.” - Travis Scott

10.) Figuring Out Who He Really Is:

"I’m about to go through this obstacle in life to figure out who I am as a person and, like, figure out where like what God put you on Earth for. So this is Travis’s mental preparation before he gets on the bull." - Travis Scott

11.) Where He Came From:

“The album was made from a Southern hospitality place. I was only trying to f**k with people that kind of grew from the roots that I came from. We all kind of all speak the same story. But I’m also from a different world as, like, the rest of those guys. They’re from that world and I visit that world, cause that’s like my origins and shit. But it’s not a place where I dwell. I’m more, like, somewhere in a treehouse. You know what I’m saying?” - Travis Scott

12.) On His Grandfather:

“He was a jazz player, he played the piano and shit, and he's like very talented and he was my biggest inspiration in music. He was the one that taught my dad.” - Travis Scott

13.) On Friendships:

“Don't think for a second your back won't be stabbed, because people change, and feelings fade, but don't worry new friendships are made." - Travis Scott

14.) On Critics Saying His Album Was Overly Influenced By Featured Guests:

"I don’t think they understand me. Because of the “big names” I know, they feel that plays a big role in why my music is how it is. It’s like a cheat code. No, man! I worked on this album by myself. I played it for Kanye and T.I. a week or two before I was about to turn it in." - Travis Scott

15.) On Drugs & Alcohol:

“It stresses me out because people think I’m on a lot of drugs, which f**king pisses me off. I’m not at all. I barely drink alcohol and I smoke weed kind of. But I don’t do coke or any of that crazy-ass shit.” - Travis Scott


16.) His Frustrations:

"It's like creativity and being able to do what you want to do and make ideas come alive, is like the most frustrating thing ever. - Travis Scott

17.) On Doing His Next Show In New York:

"I think the next show I should do in New York should be like the illest show ever. I wanna hold out on shows until I can do it perfectly. It’s coming together. Stage design. Ill visual shit. I’m putting together, like, a tour." - Travis Scott

18.) On Growing Up:

"Shit, high school was on some sports shit. I was always running around doing dumb shit. Hyper activities. I was always into music, so I did that. I was smart. I fucked with school. I fuck with education. But I always had an urgency to do something awesome. When you young, you looking at n​-​-​-​-​- like Lil Bow Wow and shit like, balling.” - Travis Scott

19.) His Response To The Hype Associated With His 'Days Before Rodeo' Album:

“I’m kind of surprised. I thought it was gonna take a little minute for people to probably fuck with it. But I always thought the album was ill—the idea of what I wanted to do was ill as fuck. I just didn’t know if people were going to understand the way I put it across. So I’m glad.” - Travis Scott

20.) Staying On Top Of His Game:

“Every beat on this album was made from scratch. Not one beat was sent in. Not one. I was involved with every beat. Whether I produced it or programmed it or not everything was made around me.” - Travis Scott

21.) On Being Uniquely Different:

“Yeah, yeah. And the thing is, I wanted to give my experience all on wax—where I’m from, what it felt like to be where I’m from, and kind of how it felt to be the different object in the circle, you know what I’m saying? So that’s what it sounds like." - Travis Scott


22.) On What He Learned From His Friend's Dad Who Was A Producer:

"I kinda like learned a little bit about like producing from him by just watching him make a couple of beats, other than that I taught myself everything I know." - Travis Scott

23.) On His Ambition To Leave Texas:

“It’s like a rush, man. You grow up in a small community: There’s no outlet like New York or L.A." - Travis Scott

24.) Growing Away From Negativity: 

“This stage is sacred. It’s the only time we get to speak and niggas listen. That’s when I’m at peace. All the critics and everyone who don’t like you go away. That’s where you got 2,000 of your people. You go out to your village and stand up on top of a house and you like, ‘WE ABOUT TO CHANGE THE WORLD!’ I love my fans more than anything. I’d give my kidney up [for them].” - Travis Scott

25.) On His Role Model Kanye West:

“Muthaf**ka, he going in on this album. That nigga not sleeping. The n***a ain’t eating. It’s just crazy. It’s lit like he’s just focusing on this album. He really wants this album to be the illest, so I’m just here to support that.” - Travis Scott

26.) On When He First Began Doing Music:

“Shit. 10, 12, probably. Young.” - Travis Scott

27.) Adjusting To The Paparazzi:

"It’s kind of crazy. I’m really not into the whole camera and all that shit. So it’s kinda weird but I guess that’s just what comes with it. I’m just trying to focus on what I’m doing." - Travis Scott

28.) Self Controlled:

“I’m at a point now where I can just control what I do. There’s a time and place for certain things. When I was young, that was my [problem]. I used to just — whooooo. Go crazy.” - Travis Scott

29.) The Learning Process:

"I feel like mad shit was happening while I was learning. I was working with Jay Z while I was still learning how to be who I was about to become. Still, to this day — I’m just soaking in the information." - Travis Scott

30.) On Being Super Focused On The Visuals:

“These dudes are rich, man. They think they can buy everything and shit. You can’t buy swag. You can’t buy vision and you can’t buy aesthetic. You can copy it. But that shit don’t last. You can’t buy being a rock star. You gotta either do the heroine or not. You know what I’m saying?” - Travis Scott

31.) Mind Power:

"My grandma, she stay in the hood. I got family that live in the hood. That ain’t tight. That ain’t no type of place to claim, or wanna be from. You know what I’m saying? You put on for your hood, in the right way. There’s mad kids like me. Creative. It’s not about your location, it’s your mind.” - Travis Scott

32.) On Being Considered Kanye's Protégé:

“Man, it’s ill. ’Ye told me all the time, he wants me to carry the music through time. He trusts me with the sound and shit." - Travis Scott

33.) On His Family Being Educated:

“My dad has his master’s in … what’s that shit with politics … political science. But you know, me and this n​-​-​-​- fought all the time. That n​-​-​-​- never really did shit. He used to always be home and shit. It’s fucked up. It’s just weak, man. It’s the worst shit ever, man." - Travis Scott

34.) On paying His Mother Back For Money That Was Meant For School : 

"I mean, kinda. Not like in a lump sum! But yeah, definitely. Gotta hold my moms down." - Travis Scott

35.) Where His Name Came From:

"My uncle’s name is Travis. He was like my favorite uncle. My favorite relative. I looked up to him and shit. That n​-​-​-​- was just cool as fuck. He always just had swag. He played golf and shit. He just had swag. That n​-​-​-​- was just smart. Always made good decisions, good business decisions." - Travis Scott

36.) His Opinion Of The State Of Hip Hop:

"I see hip-hop as going in a self-managing place. It’s very culturally controlled and artist-controlled. It’s not really based on a label anymore. Everything is pretty much in the control of the artist. Which is amazing. A lot of us young artists, like ASAP Rocky and Tyler and me and FKA Twigs and The Weeknd as well, we kind of took it into our own hands to make sure that we have our own fans and none of that got away from us. That’s a good thing. That allows us to drop an album whenever and however we want to, do videos however we want to, make songs however we want to, and it’s not really dependent on the radio. Hopefully my album does good. There hasn’t been a song blowing on the radio yet. It’s just been SoundCloud and TravisScott.com. It’s just support from the fans. - Travis Scott

37.) Inspire & Create:

I don’t write shit down. That’s the problem. I don’t really have an agenda. But I have a couple of points. Inspire. Create an experience. I’ll be satisfied when everybody’s straight, and the vision’s coming alive. And then it’s more kids like me being highlighted.- Travis Scott

38.) On His Wild Performances:

"People see me perform and they’re like, "Oh, he’s gonna climb this pole! He’s gonna jump into the crowd! He’s gonna do this! He’s gonna do that!" I don’t do that shit just to get the crowd hype. That’s an emotion thing. Some shows, I probably don’t even jump in the crowd, know what I’m saying? It’s just all about the reception from the fans. You know what I’m saying.” - Travis Scott


“You was supposed to buy my album with an action figure and a USB. It would have been the illest shit ever. This was the opportunity to raise the bar and set the standard, I feel like half the people who didn’t understand Rodeo didn’t because I made Rodeo with this idea of the packaging. That whole packaging was meant to complete my story, but just because I’m young and they didn’t trust the idea this type of shit happens. You gotta be Madonna or somebody for this type of shit to happen. We love [the label], they just need to get down with us faster.” - Travis Scott

40.) Kanye The Mentor:

“He took me in super early in my career.” - Travis Scott

41.) A Goal Setter:

“There was times I was back home in my bedroom in Mo City and I would cry to myself and shit. I feel like I’m always trying to get to the next point, the next day, get to that goal. It’s getting my creativity level up, and just being able to move around how I want to move around.” - Travis Scott


“To me I’ve always been the same person, I ain’t got no multi-personality where I can snap in or snap out.” - Travis Scott

43.) On Societal Pressures And Parents' Influence:

“I wasn’t studying shit. I was making up majors. I thought I wanted to do international business.” - Travis Scott

44.) Creating His Own Path:

“I saw some shit where on ‘Oh My Dis Side’ [somebody said] I got the melody from Future’s ‘Rich $ex,’ which is so weak and lame. That’s one of my favorite songs, but my album was made before the Future album came out. Metro [Boomin] stayed at my crib for, like, nine months and made mad beats that made it onto Future’s album. I’m like, damn if only they knew.” - Travis Scott

45.) On His Hometown:

“Mo City is, like, well-off or whatever, you can get an education, you can grow up and have kids, but it’s hard for that little motherfucker to make it to some big-time shit.” - Travis Scott

46.) Limitless Possibility:

“My whole story is straight mythical. It’s tangible, but it’s also what life could be, it’s possibility.” - Travis Scott

47.) His Major Influence:

“Kid Cudi was my guy, if I had no weed, he was my drug.” - Travis Scott

48.) The Truth:

“Fame’s not important.” - Travis Scott

49.) An Intuitive Artist:

“My music isn’t rappity-rap-rap-rap. I base my music off of lifestyle and emotion—that’s why my music has a lot of chords, even if it’s a hard-ass joint. I consider myself an artist,  which is, like, the most played term, but I believe it. Don’t get it twisted, I’m no bitch, nigga got bars. But I’m not, like, super conscious. I don’t write, I just go in the booth. I’m attached to the beat. The beat speaks words. I love music." - Travis Scott

50.) On Rihanna:

“Creative, inspiring and muse.” - Travis Scott

51.) On Calling A Camera Man He Kicked Off Stage A Nerd:

“One, I’m a nerd. All my niggas is nerds. A nerd can call another nerd a nerd. Like, if we’re in the computer lab and you don’t know how to code your HTML, you out of here, my nigga.” - Travis Scott

52.) On Kanye's Visionary Mindset:

“He’s like my stepdad. We always had that relationship where we cook up ideas. We [talk] all the time about random shit: life and how we can do better as people and as rock stars. Our goal is to help people figure out who they want to be." - Travis Scott


“When my album dropped I deleted Twitter off my phone just so I could be at peace." - Travis Scott

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