Shawn Corey Carter known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized in JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Here are 21 Best Jay Z Quotes.

Jay Z Quotes

1. “I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” – Jay-Z

2. “I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about.” – Jay-Z

3. “Remind yourself, nobody’s built like you. You design yourself.” – Jay-Z

4. “You can pay for school but you can’t buy class.” – Jay-Z

5. “You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip, you can’t sleep. One eye open, for real, and forever.” – Jay-Z

6. “People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you.” – Jay-Z

7. “I went through hell, I’m expecting heaven.” – Jay-Z

Jay Z Quotes

8. “They talk. We live. Who cares what they say?” – Jay-Z

9. “Life is for living, not living uptight. See ya somewhere up in the sky.” – Jay-Z

10. “Either love me or leave me alone.” – Jay-Z

11. “People look at you strange, say you changed. Like you worked that hard to stay the same.”– Jay-Z

12. “When you’re truly in love. You will never have anything to hide.” – Jay-Z

13. “Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week.” – Jay-Z

14. “I believe excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over.” – Jay-Z

Jay Z Quotes

15. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – Jay-Z

16. “As kids we didn’t complain about being poor; we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could. And as soon as we had a little money, we were eager to show it.” – Jay-Z

17. “Rap for me is like making movies, telling stories, and getting the emotions of the songs through in just as deep a way. And I grew up in rap and movies the same way.” – Jay-Z

18. “A wise man told me don’t argue with fools. Because people from a distance can’t tell who is who.” – Jay-Z

19. “If people don’t hate you, you’re probably not doing very big things.” – Jay-Z

20. “The burden of poverty isn’t just that you don’t always have the things you need, it’s the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you’d do anything to lift that burden.” – Jay-Z

21. “It’s hilarious a lot of times. You have a conversation with someone, and he’s like, ‘You speak so well!’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Do you understand that’s an insult?” – Jay-Z


Best Jay Z Quotes

1.
“I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” – Jay-Z
2.
“People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you.” – Jay-Z
3.
“You can pay for school but you can’t buy class.” – Jay-Z

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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