"Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Tupac Shakur on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Tupac Shakur on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Tupac Shakur on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Tupac Shakur on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Tupac Shakur on Ray Charles
"My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'"
"There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me."
"I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable."
"Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever."
"What I learned in jail is that I can't change. I can't live a different lifestyle-this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made."