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130 Lil Peep Quotes about His Life, Music and Other Passions

Karabo Baloyi
May 24, 2022
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Rapper and songwriter Lil Peep was a pioneer in the emo-rap scene. He was such a prolific artist that he released more than four mixtapes by the time of his tragic death in 2017. He was also vocal about hard work, music, and life's challenges. Here are 130 quotes reflecting Lil Peep's thoughts.

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Swedish-American rapper Lil Peep, born Gustav Elijah Åhr, was only 21 years old when he tragically died from an accidental overdose in 2017.

Lil Peep got high with two young fans on his tour bus. Before meeting his death, Lil Peep was one of the pioneers of the emo style of rap and rock music. Several years before his death, he gained popularity on SoundCloud, where he released his breakthrough single, "Star Shopping", in 2015.

In addition to his music, Lil Peep had a lot to say about life, love, and his other passions. We have curated 130 of these for you to peek into the late creative's mind.

Lil Peep's quote: "Once I found out that people were really making careers for themselves off the Internet, independently, I was really inspired." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: "Once I found out that people were really making careers for themselves off the Internet, independently, I was really inspired." | Image: AmoDays

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"I feel like I’m creative, and I want to take advantage of that.”

“I did this all by myself. Matter fact, I ain’t never ask no one for help.”

"I always make music an art; it’s never been a product for me."

"I always knew I was going to be an artist. I was very confident in that."

"I got a feelin’ that I’m not gonna be here for the next year. So let’s laugh a little before I’m gone. I’ve been dreamin’ of this **** for a while now."

Lil Peep's quote: “I feel like I’m creative, and I want to take advantage of that.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I feel like I’m creative, and I want to take advantage of that.” | Image: AmoDays

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"My first year making music was very experimental. I was trying to find my sound. My second year, I was more in my element. I knew what type of production I wanted to go over and the topics I wanted to."

"Some days, I’ll be very down and out, but you won’t be able to tell, really, because I don’t express that side of myself on social media. That’s the side of myself that I express through music."

"I’m not a Soundcloud rapper anymore.”

"People understand my message is positive, and at the end of the day, I’m just here to make music that I enjoy and that other people enjoy."

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“I want to go deep into fashion; I want to go maybe into acting. There’s a lot of stuff I would like to go into.”

Lil Peep's quote: "I always make music an art; it’s never been a product for me." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: "I always make music an art; it’s never been a product for me." | Image: AmoDays

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“I want people to hear what I have to say, and I want to be able to get a lot of points across.”

“I definitely think the planet is very sad. I also think a lot of people are very ungrateful, which is another big problem.”

"Once you feel unstoppable, you run into an obstacle. Isn’t life comical? I think that life is comical."

"Once I found out that people were really making careers for themselves off the Internet, independently, I was really inspired."

"David Bowie is my biggest inspiration. Pretty much the only thing that stayed the same with Bowie was his eyes. Everything else constantly changed, from his sexuality to his songs."

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Lil Peep's quote:  “One of my favorite hip-hop artists is Makonnen. One of my favorite bands is Fall Out Boy. You put those two together, and that’s Lil Peep.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “One of my favorite hip-hop artists is Makonnen. One of my favorite bands is Fall Out Boy. You put those two together, and that’s Lil Peep.” | Image: AmoDays

“I’d love to be the new Kurt Cobain.”

“Run away, make friends with the moon.”

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“You have to be grateful for what you have.”

“One of my favorite hip-hop artists is Makonnen. One of my favorite bands is Fall Out Boy. You put those two together, and that’s Lil Peep.”

“Learn to be alone, because not everyone will stay.”

Lil Peep's quote: “I’m not a Soundcloud rapper anymore.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I’m not a Soundcloud rapper anymore.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I wish I didn’t have the heart to love you.”

“I wish I was a little less… passionate. I’m a very passionate person.”

“She was prolly thinking bout me. I was prolly thinking bout cheese.”

“I love gas stations. Gas stations have some of the sickest clothes ever. T-shirts, hats, everything.”

“Rain keeps falling, tears keep falling. Darling, your love is like walking a bed of nails and I just can’t keep on fine.”

Lil Peep's quote: “I wish I didn’t have the heart to love you.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I wish I didn’t have the heart to love you.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Look at the sky tonight. All the stars have a reason.”

“Choking on sorrow, yeah, reaper just take me.”

“I didn’t even walk for graduation​​—I did graduate, though. I got this homeschool deal. I didn’t have to go to school because I was depressed, and my mom wrote all these essays for me. I didn’t write one of them. She literally got me my diploma.”

“I was dying and nobody was there. Please don’t cry baby, life ain’t fair.”

“Rain keeps falling, tears keep falling. Darling, your love is like walking a bed of nails and I just can’t keep on fine.”

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Lil Peep's quote: “Look at the sky tonight. All the stars have a reason.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “Look at the sky tonight. All the stars have a reason.” | Image: AmoDays

“Tell the rich kids to look at me now.”

“If you’re not a fun enough character, then no one’s gonna **** with you because you don’t have enough **** that’s different.”

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“This music’s the only thing keeping the peace when I’m falling to pieces.”

“Promise me it’s real, girl I got a deal, you could be my girl I could be your world."

“What you call a sin, I call a part of my day.”

Lil Peep's quote: “Tell the rich kids to look at me now.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “Tell the rich kids to look at me now.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Everything changes with time. You can’t predict where you’re gonna be next year; you have no idea, you know what I mean?”

"You know I love you by the way I kiss you."

“I’d be happy to stay single now because I’ve always been in relationships. For the first time ever I can do what I want, when I want, with who I want, without answering to anyone.”

“I don’t care what people think of me. I don’t even care what happens to me.”

“My tattoos have become a part of me. When I look in the mirror, I just see my face.”

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Lil Peep's quote: “Everything changes with time. You can’t predict where you’re gonna be next year; you have no idea, you know what I mean?” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “Everything changes with time. You can’t predict where you’re gonna be next year; you have no idea, you know what I mean?” | Image: AmoDays

“I don’t remember taking pictures with eighty percent of the people that I have taken pictures with.”

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“I don’t mind it. My friends think it’s kind of rude of the people to come up to me and treat me like an object.”

“I have a weird definition of family; it’s not the same as everyone else’s.”

“I love thrifting.”

“I think it’s funny, she opens up to me, gets comfortable with me. Once I got it comin’. I love her, she loves me.”

Lil Peep's quote: “I don’t remember taking pictures with eighty percent of the people that I have taken pictures with.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I don’t remember taking pictures with eighty percent of the people that I have taken pictures with.” | Image: AmoDays

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“There comes a time when everybody meets the same fate. I think I’mma die alone inside my room.”

“I can’t be there all the time, but you know I gotta prove that.”

“Give me some time and I will make you mine again. Give me a line so I can write you a line again.”

“Something people wouldn’t expect me to do is I play this computer game called ‘Runescape.’ I’ve played ‘Runescape’ since forever. Since I was, like, six. It is still one of my favorite games ever.”

“It’s either love or hate with me. People really can hate me.”

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Lil Peep's quote: “There comes a time when everybody meets the same fate. I think I’mma die alone inside my room.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “There comes a time when everybody meets the same fate. I think I’mma die alone inside my room.” | Image: AmoDays

“I did not always know I was gonna get tattoos.”

“Please don’t love me. Don’t get close. I can’t show you this side of me. I’m burnin’ up, I’m next to death”

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“I’ve had my heart broken in a lot of different ways a lot of different times by different people – whether it be a family member, a girlfriend, a friend, just all types of relying on people, making yourself vulnerable to people.”

“For me, if I saw my favorite artist in the store, I would probably just tell them three words and walk away.”

“Education was never my higher calling.”

Lil peep's quote: “I did not always know I was gonna get tattoos.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil peep's quote: “I did not always know I was gonna get tattoos.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I’m not evil by design, but I feel dead at times.”

“Bring me down. It’s not that easy to lay me down, just please don’t leave me.”

“I still feel your skin all over me.”

“I can handle my rivals, but can’t fight these demons alone.”

“Keep the circle small, stand tall, through it all. Praying I don’t fall, now they’d rather see me long gone.”

Lil Peep's quote: “I’m not evil by design, but I feel dead at times.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I’m not evil by design, but I feel dead at times.” | Image: AmoDays

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“You were everything I know, girl. Ain’t it funny how life works?”

“If you like how people look when they’re all covered in tattoos, then you should be covered in tattoos.”

“Without a single scar, clawin’ at my heart I saw you in his car, swear I knew it from the start.”

“Loving you is like a fairytale.”

“People always say that, like, you’re a dog person or a cat person. I just love animals. I’m not a dog person or a cat person.”

Lil Peep's quote: “You were everything I know, girl. Ain’t it funny how life works?” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “You were everything I know, girl. Ain’t it funny how life works?” | Image: AmoDays

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“I go as hard as I can when I’m anxiety-free.”

“Ash is our purest form.”

“I think everyone should do mushrooms at least two times a year. It’s great for mental health. I can’t explain it. It’s like you got a message on your brain.”

“I never dress the same way for a week – I’ll dress like a whole other person the next week.”

“All of these perkys don’t save me. All of these xannys don’t save me.”

Lil Peep's quote: “I go as hard as I can when I’m anxiety-free.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I go as hard as I can when I’m anxiety-free.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I always got good grades; I just didn’t go to school much. I didn’t like it.”

“I’m alone 99% of my life.”

“I grew up listening to a lot of emo music, a lot of rock music, a lot of rap music, a lot of trap music, funk, everything.”

“I do what I want, when I want.”

“I have many serious concerns.”

Lil Peep's quote: “I always got good grades; I just didn’t go to school much. I didn’t like it.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I always got good grades; I just didn’t go to school much. I didn’t like it.” | Image: AmoDays

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“My mom has been calling me Peep my whole life. That’s how I got the name.”

“If I find a way, would you walk it with me?”

“Burn me down ’til I’m nothing but memories.”

“I feel like I’m a no-one, that’s what they told me.”

“Everybody who cares about me wants me to do therapy, but I just can’t do therapy.”

Lil Peep's quote: “My mom has been calling me Peep my whole life. That’s how I got the name.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “My mom has been calling me Peep my whole life. That’s how I got the name.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I know that it hurts sometimes, but it’s beautiful.”

“I think that life is beautiful.”

“Just look at the bright side. Just look at the club lights.”

“I remember you were climbin’ on top of me. Why you actin’ like you ****** forgot me?”

“I remember, but she part of my past now.”

Lil Peep's quote: “I know that it hurts sometimes, but it’s beautiful.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I know that it hurts sometimes, but it’s beautiful.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Hear the sadness in your laughter. She’s afraid of what comes after me, true love.”

“I cut the faces off of 300 crabs that day and I never went back.”

“My girl keeps all ten toes on the ground for me. I can feel it — I can feel it now I can feel you watchin’ after me, holdin’ my breath.”

“I hate it when you fake care.”

“Away from here. Everybody so fake, everybody so fake—I swear. Go back there.”

Lil Peep's quote: “Hear the sadness in your laughter. She’s afraid of what comes after me, true love.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “Hear the sadness in your laughter. She’s afraid of what comes after me, true love.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Now I’m faded on my own in my bedroom. Now I’m looking at my phone, should I text you?”

“That’s why she texts me and tells me she loves me. She knows that someday I’ll be over the sea.”

“I can’t be normal. I’m probably bipolar.”

“They let me do my diploma from home, but I always knew I was destined to do something creative, so I didn’t care.”

“Future is gonna be remembered forever. Future just has so much quality music.”

Lil Peep's quote: “Now I’m faded on my own in my bedroom. Now I’m looking at my phone, should I text you?” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “Now I’m faded on my own in my bedroom. Now I’m looking at my phone, should I text you?” | Image: AmoDays

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“I’ll be inside, I’m making music to cry to.”

“My mommy raised me so well.”

“You’re a blessed little crybaby.”

“If I die, don’t cry. Look up at the sky and say goodbye.”

“I use to dream of you. Na, I use to lose my sleep for you.”

Lil Peep's quote: “I’ll be inside, I’m making music to cry to” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I’ll be inside, I’m making music to cry to” | Image: AmoDays

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“You think she’s adorable. She thinks that you’re intolerable.”

“I don’t feel much pain. Got a knife in my back, and a bullet in my brain. I’m clinically insane. Walkin’ home alone, I see faces in the rain.”

“I’ll put feet in my mouth sometimes you know what I mean.”

“When I die, bury me with all my ice on. When I die, bury me without the lights on.”

"Bother me, tell me awful things. You know I love it when you do that."

Lil Peep's quote: “You think she’s adorable. She thinks that you’re intolerable.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “You think she’s adorable. She thinks that you’re intolerable.” | Image: AmoDays

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“The memories haunt me, I know that they haunt you too.”

“Music makes me cry.”

“If I find a way, would you walk it with me?”

“Sometimes I’ll be watching a movie then think to myself that I could do a better job.”

“Runnin’ away from you takes time and pain. And I don’t even want to. So, I’m gettin’ high all week without you. Poppin’ pills, thinkin’ about you.”

Lil Peep's quote: “The memories haunt me I know that they haunt you too.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “The memories haunt me I know that they haunt you too.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I just wanna lay my head on your chest, so I’m close as it gets to your heart. We can fall apart, start over again.”

“Welcome to my castle. It’s just me and you tonight. I think you’re my angel, just a human in disguise. This is not rap, it’s a goth lullaby. I’ll be in your dreams every time that we get high. Lie, lie, lie, all you ever do is lie.”

“And if you ever need a friend then you got me. And in the end, when I die, would you watch me? And if I try suicide, would you stop me? Would you help me get a grip or would you drop?”

“I know that I’m not that important to you. But to me, girl, you’re so much more than gorgeous. So much more than perfect. Right now I know that I’m not really worth it. If you give me time, I could work on it. Give me some time while I work on it. Losin’ your patience, and, girl, I don’t blame you. The Earth’s in rotation, you’re waiting for me.”

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“I can never sleep right knowing I hurt you.”

Lil Peep's quote: “I just wanna lay my head on your chest, so I’m close as it gets to your heart. We can fall apart, start over again.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I just wanna lay my head on your chest, so I’m close as it gets to your heart. We can fall apart, start over again.” | Image: AmoDays

“I know there’s something because you can’t kill energy. Energy doesn’t lie.”

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“Wait right here. I’ll be back in the mornin’.”

“Goth boy, I’m the one you can’t avoid. No choice, no choice.”

“Everybody’s telling me life is short, but I wanna die.”

Spend it gettin’ high while I hide from the 5-0. Where did all the lines go?”

Lil Peep's quote: “I know there’s something because you can’t kill energy. Energy doesn’t lie.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “I know there’s something because you can’t kill energy. Energy doesn’t lie.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Shout out to everyone makin’ my beats, you helpin’ me preach.”

“I like meeting people on a genuine level. Like, ‘OK, if this person wants to meet me and I want to meet them, let’s do it.’ I don’t like forcing things.”

“None of my exes are over. Lil Peep Nobody flexin’ as much as I do.”

“I’m in love with a ghost girl. All alone in a lonely world I just really wanna find her."

“I could be cool too—you got them dance moves and I got this vibe, I swear it’s perfect to ride to.”

Lil Peep's quote: “Shout out to everyone makin’ my beats, you helpin’ me preach.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “Shout out to everyone makin’ my beats, you helpin’ me preach.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Gettin’ to the cake now. All the hate don’t faze me. All the money that I make now. I’ll never let it change me.”

“Friends switch up when you are in a Benz truck.”

“It’s all good ‘cause I let her spend my money.”

“Club lights, we fight every night. Baby, I don’t wanna do that. Your type, jeans tight, dirty Sprite. She like, ‘How the **** you do that?”

“I got golden teeth, she got bright green eyes. She’s my fantasy, she only comes at night. She don’t know ’bout me what goes on inside.”

Lil Peep's quote: “Gettin’ to the cake now. All the hate don’t faze me. All the money that I make now. I’ll never let it change me.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Peep's quote: “Gettin’ to the cake now. All the hate don’t faze me. All the money that I make now. I’ll never let it change me.” | Image: AmoDays

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Due to Lil Peep's impressive work ethic, he completed several musical projects before he died. Columbia Records acquired his music archive in 2018 and has since released successful projects such as "Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2."

The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, and Lil Peep's estate subsequently approved the release of several other projects from him. At the time of Lil Peep's death, he was on the cusp of cementing himself as one of the biggest emo icons of the mid-2010s.

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