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45 Best Kevin Gates Quotes About Life, Success, and Expectations

Kevin Jerome Gilyard, better known under his stage name Kevin Gates, is the source of inspiration for many of his fans. After all, he’s managed to become a prominent rapper and entrepreneur despite many curveballs life threw at him. Thus, in moments of struggle and self-doubt, I like to read Kevin Gates quotes to lift myself up.

You probably know that Kevin wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth — quite the contrary! He comes from a poor family, has been incarcerated several times, and has been fighting depression for years. Yet, he managed to overcome all the obstacles and rise in the world.

If Kevin could do it, so can you! So, take a look at my collection of Kevin Gates quotes, and learn how to become the best version of yourself despite any setbacks.

45 Kevin Gates Quotes to Inspire You and Get You to Work

Kevin Gates Quotes on Achieving Success

#1. “Why accept failure when success is free?”

#2. “Never break or fold, that’s what it takes to be major.”

#3. “I don’t sleep much. I don’t sleep much – I work, I work, I work.”

#4. “I’m not afraid to make mistakes.”

#5. “Use the things that make you angry as fuel to make you better.”

#6. “Came from the bottom, we aim for the stars.”

#7. “If you not in your own lane, create one.”

#8. “I don’t really like talking. I like to execute. I’m not a talking person. I’m an action person.”

#9. “I never go into a situation with any type of expectations.”

#10. “A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.”

#11. “When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not halfway.”

#12. “If it matters to you, pursue it aggressively.”

Kevin Gates Quotes on Dealing With Other People’s Expectations

#13. “If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you’re destined for failure.”

#14. “I was built for that pressure.”

#15. “You can’t make everybody else happy and still stay on top.”

#16. “I put my flaws on the front street. So the world accepted my flaws, so I don’t have any flaws.”

#17. “I adapt and I adjust to whatever environment I’m in.”

#18. “I look at other people’s lives, and some people feel like they’re too old to play with toys. But I still go through the toy section at the store, ’cause there were toys that I wanted when I was little that I couldn’t have. So I still get them.”

#19. “It’s about really, really being who you are as an individual and not apologizing for it, that’s what it is. I can feel the growth from my first mixtape to now. On every song, I want to give you a piece of who I am as an individual.”

#20. “Or help them get to the root of the problem. Or help them find out what the problem is. Because the problem lies with self, and a lot of times we don’t look inward as individuals. We always look for something else as a substitute, as a pacifier. You have to look at self first.”

#21. “Whatever an individual chooses to do with themselves, long as it doesn’t affect me and they’re respectful with it, I don’t care what they do. Because I’m not perfect and I have flaws, so who would I be to be judgmental?”

#22. “The ones that hate you most tend to be the people you know.”

#23. “Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.”

Inspiring Kevin Gates Quotes About Life, Love, and Knowledge

#24. “True wealth is not of the pocket, but of the heart and of the mind.”

#25. “Anything lost can be found again, except for time wasted.”

#26. “Life is about conduct and how we conduct ourselves. But two wrongs never make a right”

#27. “Marriage is the most wonderful thing ever.”

#28. “I love God, I love everybody else around me as myself, and I love my enemy.”

#29. “It is illegal to steal my feelings and leave.”

#30. “Love’s a battlefield, it’s not a one night stand.”

#31. “I believe that life is a journey and for me to tell you my plans; things never go according to plan.”

#32. “I like where we at now — but I’m in love with where we going.”

#33. “Knowledge is provided but only to those who need to know.”

#34. “Wise men change, fools stay the same.”

#35. “Without an understanding of bad… how can one truly have an appreciation of good?”

#36. “All things are obtained by wisdom and knowledge.”

#37. “I experience great hurt, this hurt allows me to know I’m alive.”

#38. “When you follow your heart, you always win!”

Kevin Gates Quotes About His Music

#39. “Music’s the most therapeutic thing for me. Because I suffer from depression, and it’s my only form of releasing it.”

#40. “The things that are most difficult for me to put into words and speak about, I put into my music. I’m just super passionate about my craft and super passionate about what I do.”

#41. “I don’t pay attention to sales because it’s not about that for me. It’s about the music. Music is all I have.”

#42. “You can learn from a dummy. You can watch a dummy and learn what not to do. I’ve always been an observant individual. You don’t know how much you love something until you can’t do it. That’s one thing I can say that I learned. I learned how much I love music.”

#43. “I’ve had mixtapes that have been better than albums I’ve heard from other artists. I take my time; I put my heart into it.”

#44. “I’m inspired by everything that goes on around me. I’m a sponge, I’m very analytical. I notice the things that most people don’t notice.”

#45. “I always had music growing up, but music was also like a journal. It was like my personal diary or personal journal. A lot of the things I couldn’t express to an individual, I would express them in my music.”


Whether you are a fan of his music or not, these Kevin Gates quotes will probably give you some much-needed motivation. So, follow his advice and rise above your doubts, disappointments, and obstacles.

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