"I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Tupac Shakur on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Tupac Shakur on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Tupac Shakur on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Tupac Shakur on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Tupac Shakur on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."