52 Inspirational J. Cole Quotes on Living Life to the Fullest

Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole is undoubtedly one of the best hip-hop artists of today and started receiving recognition and fame for his works back in 2007.

There are so many rappers around the world, but none can craft lyrics as bold and raw as J. Cole. And not every rapper can perform the way he does too.

His authenticity is the key to his success in building his audience, his focus is not on the money he can get from making music, it is all about passion for him. His lyrics are full of humility and truth that he became and is still a source of inspiration for many people.

Inspirational J. Cole Quotes

Here are the best 52 inspirational J. Cole quotes from his interviews and lyrics of all times.

1. “I feel like this: Whatever is in your path and in your heart, you need to do.”

2. “I’m here to spread a message of hope. Follow your heart. Don’t follow what you’ve been told you’re supposed to do.”

3. “Life is a movie, pick your own role, climb your own ladder or you dig your own hole.”

4. “We got dreams and we got the right to chase them.”

5. “I keep my head high, I got my wings to carry me. I don’t know freedom, I want my dreams to rescue me.”

6. “Never give up until you’ve given out all your very best. It’s better to fail trying than wondering what could have happened if you tried.”

7. “It’s beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success.”

8. “If you ain’t aim too high, then you aim too low!”

9. “Nothing lasts forever, but at least we’ve got these memories.”

10. “Take a chance, because you never know how perfect something can turn out.”

11. “They say time is money but really, it’s not. If we ever go broke, time is all we got.”

12. “Sometimes our dreams come true, sometimes our fears do too.”

13. “You are perfect exactly as you are. With all your flaws and problems, there’s no need to change anything. All you need to change is the thought that you aren’t good enough.”

14. “I’d rather be happy being myself than sad trying to please everyone else.”

15. “I always feel like its two key ingredients when it comes to following your dreams, making something happen that the average person deems difficult. If you truly believe it, that’s step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it.”

16. “People congratulate me. I just tell them God is good.”

17. “Keep grinding boy, your life can change in one year, and even when it’s dark out, the sun is shining somewhere.”

18. “If they don’t know your dreams, they can’t shoot them down.”

19. “Anything I do, I want to do it well.”

20. “Anything’s possible; you got to dream like you never saw obstacles.”

21. “I want people to follow their dreams, yes… but I’m not interested in telling young black kids how to be rappers… I want to show them that there are so many other paths you can take, besides a rapper or basketball player.”

22. “My life accelerated but had to wait my turn. But then I redecorated, that means my tables turn.”

23. “Either you play the game or you let the game play you.”

24. “Promise my momma, I’mma make it to the top, so I’mma may keep climbing ‘til my heartbeat drop.”

25. “I walk along this long harbor of life and sit on the piers, reflect on my pain and sh*t on my fears.”

26. “Don’t let them taint your soul.”

27. “What’s real is something that the eyes can’t see.”

28. “My fans love me for me, my beats, my rhymes.”

29. “One thing you should know about me is I never play to lose. Always aim high and rarely obey the rules.”

30. “You keep falling victim because you’re insecure, and when I tell you you’re beautiful you can’t be sure.”

31. “If you place your importance on appreciation and love, that’s enough.”

32. “No such thing as a life that’s better than yours, no such thing – no such thing…”

33. “Hard to move on when you always regret one.”

34. “In this life ain’t no happy endings. Only pure beginnings followed by years of sinning and fake repentance.”

35. “I’m a super-duper over-analyzer. You mix that with self-doubt and pressure, and that’s never healthy.”

36. “As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends & more important to have real ones.”

37. “I had a lot of resistance, and not just to fame. I was always conscious of not changing.”

38. “You can’t reverse fame. You can lose all the money, but you’ll never lose people knowing you.”

39. “Always gon’ be a whip that’s better than the one you got, always gon’ be some clothes that’s fresher than the ones you rock, always gon’ be a bitch that’s badder out there on the tours, but you ain’t never gon’ be happy till you love yours.”

40. “There’s a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. So, think about that before you judge someone.”

41. “You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life’s lessons are learned in pain.”

42. “I still wanna rap better than everybody else, and I wanna say important things.”

43. “No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on.”

44. “Believe in God like the sun up in the sky. See, science can tell us how but it can’t tell us why. I saw a baby cry then seconds later she laughed, the beauty of life, the pain never lasts.”

45. “I’ll be damned if I sit around another year, dreaming’ dreams hoping’ somehow that they just appear.”

46. “Shit gets old. You get tired of trying to work things out. You get tired of giving chances. Sometimes you just have to let people go.”

47. “Don’t let bridges you cross be bridges you burn.”

48. “History repeats itself and that’s just how it goes.”

49. “I got dreams. Bigger than your whole team.”

50. “As much as it might look like, to someone else, that I’m successful, I never feel like I’m anywhere. The further I go, I still feel equally further from my eventual goal. Because as I grow, I get more goals. I’m never content.”

51. “I’m the type of person where A, I look at things as challenges, I like challenges and B, I truly believe that you determine your own destiny.”

52. “Get on your job little man this ain’t Saturday.”

Final Thoughts

We only live once and our time is limited. So, let us not waste it living someone else’s life. Do not be trapped by a certain belief or standard which is the result of other people’s thinking. Do not let other people’s opinion stop your own voice.

Do what you love and follow your intuition and your heart because it is you who make your life. So, live your life to the fullest without backing down from other people, think and make your one life in this world worthwhile.

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