80 Xxxtentacion Quotes That Reflect His Powerful Thoughts and Lyrics about Life and Depression
Xxxtentacion was one of several rappers who rose to fame through Soundcloud during the 2010s. Despite his short life and shorter career, the legacy of his creativity can still be heard in the emo-rap genre. Here are 80 of his most intriguing thoughts and lyrics to remember him by.
Xxxtentacion was born Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy on January 23, 1998, in Plantation, Florida. He experienced a troubled childhood but found solace in music. He began pursuing his music career during his teens and uploaded his first song on Soundcloud in 2014.
Around the same time, Xxxtentacion was sent to juvenile detention for gun possession. Soon after, he met fellow rapper Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, more commonly known as Ski Mask the Slump God. They collaborated on popular songs such as "Off the Wall," "RIP Roach," and "Broly."
Xxxtentacion's reflective and sometimes depressing lyrics resonated with millions of teenagers and young adults worldwide. Here are 80 of those thoughts and verses for you to enjoy.
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “Life is a matter of perception. Everything is a riddle. You can simplify if you diversify your thoughts.” | Image: AmoDays
XXXTENTACION QUOTES ABOUT MINDSET AND SUCCESS
"Follow your dreams, and know that even though you have lost, you have guardian angels watching over you, day in and day out."
"The most important thing is that, when you get knocked down, get back up."
"The enemy does not want you to be happy, be happy, always."
"Life is a matter of perception. Everything is a riddle. You can simplify if you diversify your thoughts."
"You have to remember that not everyone was raised like you. Not everyone has a pure heart or good intentions like you. And not everyone has your best interest and wants to see you succeed."
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “The most important thing is that, when you get knocked down, get back up.” | Image: AmoDays
"Doesn't matter if I [expletive] die a tragic death or some [expletive]. As long as the kids perceive my message and used it and turn it into something positive and are able to make something of themselves."
"Whether you realize it or not, every day you evolve and create a thought."
"So outside of my misery, I think I'll find, a way of envisioning a better life."
"I finally have everything in my hands, so now you're gonna see who's the greatest artist of the century."
"I don't know anybody else here that obviously tries to pave their own way or is strong enough to distribute their own mind. I came here, and I was still able to do what I wanted. I was still able to show my work and my lyrics. I was still able to go against the grain."
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “Whether you realize it or not, every day you evolve and create a thought.” | Image: AmoDays
"You can't do good if you're wishing bad on others."
XXXTENTACION QUOTES ABOUT LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
"Make sure you are being healthy in mind, being caring, compromising for the ones you love, being loyal to the ones you love. If you love someone, you're supposed to be dedicated to them."
"Made a list of my regrets. And you were first, love, oh. Oh, it hurts. I can't forget."
"Only time I feel pain when I'm feelin' love."
"Some kill, some steal, some break your heart."
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “Please don’t throw your love away.” | Image: AmoDays
"I love when you're around, but I hate when you leave."
"I'm nauseous; I'm dyin'. She ripped my heart right out. Can't find her, someone to—My eyes are all cried out."
"I can’t seem to forget the pain you seem to give. The pain you seem to give, my friend."
"You ain’t even showing me the love you say you got for me."
"Why am I so in love? Why am I so in love? Why am I so in love? I don't know why."
Xxxtentacion’s quote: "Make out hill, where we met we let our lips do all the talkin' and now I'm hooked..." | Image: AmoDays
"People always leave. Don't get too attached."
"Please don’t throw your love away."
"My heart can't take this damage."
"You're changing. I can't stand it."
"Rain keeps falling, tears keep falling. Darling, your love is like walking a bed of nails, and I just can't keep on fine."
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “My heart can’t take this damage.” | Image: AmoDays
"I gave her everything. She took my heart and left me lonely. I've been broken, heart's contentious. I won't fix it; I'd rather weep. I'm lost then I’m found, but it’s torture being in love.”
“The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from enemies, it comes from those you trust the most.”
“I can’t seem to find someone’s shoulder. Who will I rely on when it’s over?”
“I don’t wanna pretend we’re something. We’re nothing.”
“You ain’t even showing me the love you say you got for me.”
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “What is money really worth if it ain’t love?” | Image: AmoDays
“All alone, call my phone, make me feel right.”
"Make out hill, where we met we let our lips do all the talkin' and now I'm hooked..."
XXXTENTACION QUOTES ABOUT DEPRESSION
“There is no end to the pain. You must be numb.”
“You can be around a million people and still be alone. I know what that feels like.”
“Lost in the pessimistic state of perception, it’s been hard to participate in natural instances, and due to my history, I don’t know what’s next for me, but [I] keep my composure..”
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “Do not let your depression make you. Do not let your body define your soul; let your soul define your body. Your mind is limitless.” | Image: AmoDays
“And every single year I’m drowning in my tears. I’m drowning in my tears again.”
“I’m always where the sun don’t shine.”
“I could never say I understand how you are all feeling, nor can I find the right words to say to you, but I do want you all to know you are not alone.”
“Hello, from the dark side. Does anybody here wanna be my friend?”
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“Carry on, like flights, I just carry on. With this pain inside of my chest. Got no choice but to carry on.”
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “I’m always where the sun don’t shine.” | Image: AmoDays
“Let them see me in pain again.”
“Depression and obsession don’t mix well.”
“Nobody ever gives a [expletive] ‘til you’re dead.”
“Death before your eyes, you prayin’ to God but ain’t no response. Trying to scream for hope, just a shoulder that you can lean on. But ain’t nobody coming. So you scream on and scream on and scream on.”
“Gunfire inside my head.”
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “Depression and obsession don’t mix well.” | Image: AmoDays
“Tired of feelin’ like I’m trapped in my damn mind.”
“I’ve been feeling really lost, ducking all attachments.”
“I advise you to not hide your feelings, don’t pretend to be okay when you’re not okay, don’t pretend to be happy when you’re sad, it’ll only lead to your misery.”
“Grow your wings, fly away, fly away, fly away.”
"Do not let your depression make you. Do not let your body define your soul; let your soul define your body. Your mind is limitless. You are worth more than you can believe. All you have to do is dream, and all you have to do is want to fulfill that dream and have the strength.”
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “Tired of feelin’ like I’m trapped in my damn mind.” | Image: AmoDays
XXXTENTACION QUOTES TO LEAVE YOU RIDDLED
“If death is what it seems, why is it so vividly portrayed within our dreams? Fear of understanding the devils running its course fears not a factor it's coming straight from the source, remorse.”
“Is my pain your freedom?”
"The brains will start to abandon the religions and believe in themselves."
“Into the depths of the dark, fear will swallow your heart. Machete in the shed with his kettle burning red.”
“Let them see me in pain again.”
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “Memories surface through the grapevine.” | Image: AmoDays
“I’m lost then I’m found.”
“I like to rock out like I’m a misfit.”
“Cut out my eyes, feed me with lies so that I don’t ever have to see again.”
“Memories surface through the grapevine.”
"Lost, I pick up a case and close it, close it, pick up the rabies."
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “Your self-respect is what matters. You cannot have a good life or have other people respect you for that matter if you don’t respect yourself.” | Image: AmoDays
XXTENTACION QUOTES ABOUT LIFE
“Nobody will ever completely know you.”
“Who am I? Someone that’s afraid to let go.”
“We’re all fighting battles no one knows about.”
“I know you got your problems, but brother, they got theirs. This is not a game. Quit violence and grow a pair.”
“Your self-respect is what matters. You cannot have a good life or have other people respect you for that matter if you don’t respect yourself.”
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “If we live in a world governed by feeling and emotion, let’s just make sure it’s a good one.” | Image: AmoDays
“I don’t like to speak about my age because people try to use my age to determine my knowledge.”
“In life, you don’t need a lot of friends, just the right ones.”
“Would I change anything about my journey? No.”
“I’m sadder than most of you with the money and the freedom.”
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “You have to remember that not everyone was raised like you. Not everyone has a pure heart or good intentions like you. And not everyone has your best interest and wants to see you succeed.” | Image: AmoDays
“It all takes time.”
“It is all a process, the longer you wait, the longer it will take.”
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“Be kind to one another, even when it’s not requested.”
“What is money really worth if it ain’t love?”
“Some people just don’t deserve you. They aren’t ready for your level of loyalty or love."
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “I’m sadder than most of you with the money and the freedom.” | Image: AmoDays
"If people want to judge me, they can judge me."
“I had to stop living for other people because when I won, we won. But when I lost, I took that all by myself.”
“I do not value your money. I value your acceptance and loyalty.”
“If we live in a world governed by feeling and emotion, let’s just make sure it’s a good one.”
“Time is valuable..don’t waste it.”
Xxxtentacion’s quote: “You can’t do good if you’re wishing bad on others.” | Image: AmoDays
On the afternoon of June 18, 2018, Xxxtentacion was fatally shot as he walked out of RIVA Motorsports, an upscale seller of motorcycles and watercraft in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Four men were soon arrested and charged for his killing.
Before his brutal death, Xxxtentacion won best new hip hop artist from the BET Hip Hop Awards. He also posthumously received two awards at the 2018 American Music Awards and won Favorite Soul R&B album for “17.”
His short life left behind a whirlwind of controversies and a string of crimes he was accused of. More positively, his musical legacy will be felt for years to come. He got to tell his story through his music and many young people around the world experiencing similar struggles felt seen and heard by his lyrics.
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