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42 Lil Durk Quotes on Life, Family and Never Giving Up

Dayna Remus
Jan 23, 2023
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From the Southside to the Grammy's, with hard work and talent, Lil Durk made a name for himself in the music industry, and it seems like he is still just beginning. Read the 42 quotes below to find out more.

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Born on the Southside of Chicago, Lil Durk faced a rough upbringing. His father went to prison for life with his mom left to take care of him and his sibling. They stayed in the future rapper's grandmothers' three-storey building.

Lil Durk suffered to the point where sometimes no food was on the table. And, despite his mother's intention for him and his siblings to go to school like she wasn't able to, the rapper chose to drop out. But, later in life began working towards obtaining his GED.

Read the 42 quotes below to learn more about his life and eventual rise to fame as a rapper.

Lil Durk’s quote: "Always read your contract. Know what you're getting yourself into. Know your worth." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "Always read your contract. Know what you're getting yourself into. Know your worth." | Image: AmoDays

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Lil Durk's Quotes on Success, Money, and Career

"Money don't make us, we make money." — Lil Durk

"I speak my soul through my music; I'm so passionate." — Lil Durk

"Put your own twist to it. That's how you say relevant. Or things get old and boring." — Lil Durk

"I think every artist should go for a Grammy." — Lil Durk

Lil Durk’s quote: "I use the studio as my drug. That's where I relieve everything at — the studio." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "I use the studio as my drug. That's where I relieve everything at — the studio." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'm really living my dream, so if I were to change anything up, I probably wouldn't be where I am." — Lil Durk

"Money, streets—it's all the same. Power, respect—it's all the same. Life, loyalty—it's all the same." — Lil Durk

"Always read your contract. Know what you're getting yourself into. Know your worth." — Lil Durk

"My message is just showing people how I came from nothing." — Lil Durk

"I'll never stick to one sound. I switch it up." — Lil Durk

Lil Durk’s quote: "There's definitely a lot of responsibility to keep the good energy going." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "There's definitely a lot of responsibility to keep the good energy going." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'm on the road to riches; it's just a Lil traffic." — Lil Durk

"I use the studio as my drug. That's where I relieve everything at — the studio." — Lil Durk

"Be with someone who can make you laugh when the whole world tries to make you sad." — Lil Durk

"Everybody is always going to sound like somebody. You got to separate yourself." — Lil Durk

"There's definitely a lot of responsibility to keep the good energy going." — Lil Durk

Lil Durk’s quote: "I'm just trying to show people that I ain't gotta ride off no movement. I can ride off myself." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "I'm just trying to show people that I ain't gotta ride off no movement. I can ride off myself." | Image: AmoDays

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"Couldn't wait to get the crown, say to myself when I make it, I'm gone." — Lil Durk

"When I do shows, I take pictures and make the fans feel like family. All of that really matters. That's the cheat code if you ain't got a hit." — Lil Durk

"I'm just trying to show people that I ain't gotta ride off no movement. I can ride off myself." — Lil Durk

"I'm my own boss, you know?" — Lil Durk

Lil Durk’s quote: "Couldn't wait to get the crown, say to myself when I make it, I'm gone." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "Couldn't wait to get the crown, say to myself when I make it, I'm gone." | Image: AmoDays

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"I like aiming for the producers who are hungry. I don't chase the wave." — Lil Durk

Lil Durk's Quotes Reflecting on His Own Life and Life in General

"Temporary decisions cause permanent pain." — Lil Durk

"I was 17 and out of school, living with my mom, starving, not eating, getting locked up, no focus, no guidance. When you ain't got no guidance, you can't do too much. But then I had my first son and started working. I got the right people around me." — Lil Durk

"Growing up in Chicago is hard. I'd say 80 percent of the people ain't really got no daddies. Their household wasn't right. All they know is the streets and getting some money to support each other and support their family." — Lil Durk

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"You got to have a strong mind if you fall back. When you fall back, they going to count you out. So you got to have a strong mind and know your worth. When you come back, you've got to be different and even more better." — Lil Durk

Lil Durk’s quote: "Temporary decisions cause permanent pain." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "Temporary decisions cause permanent pain." | Image: AmoDays

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"We came from nothing, really. One house. Ten people. Even days the lights was off. The worst days was not eating. Surviving off rice and toast." Lil Durk

"I don't want my kids to be on the streets, period. I want my kids to be nerds. I want them to be book smart or playing sportsI don't want them to know nothing about the streets." — Lil Durk

"I'm happy with the person I become." — Lil Durk

"I don't wish jail on nobody, not even my worst enemies." — Lil Durk

"I look up to myself; tryna get better. Always tryna get better." — Lil Durk

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Lil Durk’s quote: "Don't be scared to live your life without judgment.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "Don't be scared to live your life without judgment.” | Image: AmoDays

"I keep on loving people who don't love me back." — Lil Durk

"The streets is my hustle; I've been through the struggle." — Lil Durk

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"My vision ain't the same vision my livings ain't the same living." — Lil Durk

"I don't wish jail on nobody, not even my worst enemies." — Lil Durk

Lil Durk’s quote: "I can't complain ‘bout nobody and their family; all I know is I’mma take care mine no matter what." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "I can't complain ‘bout nobody and their family; all I know is I’mma take care mine no matter what." | Image: AmoDays

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"Where them people be with you, but they really don't love you." — Lil Durk

"What I say goes in real life, not the internet." — Lil Durk

"I can turn dreams to nightmares without you knowing it's me." — Lil Durk

"I'm a good guy at the end of the day; you know what I'm saying? A lot of people will believe what they see in the media from a long time ago. I'm just growing as an artist and as a person." — Lil Durk

Lil Durk’s quote: "I think my problem is that I argue with people no matter of their age.” | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "I think my problem is that I argue with people no matter of their age.” | Image: AmoDays

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"Don't be scared to live your life without judgment." — Lil Durk

"We out working the hardest workers." — Lil Durk

"Growth doesn't come with the people you expect to grow with you." — Lil Durk

"I can't complain 'bout nobody and their family; all I know is I’mma take care mine no matter what." — Lil Durk

Lil Durk’s quote: "I just moved to Atlanta, so the change of scenery and environment put me in a different mood and a different vibe, both good." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s quote: "I just moved to Atlanta, so the change of scenery and environment put me in a different mood and a different vibe, both good." | Image: AmoDays

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"I think my problem is that I argue with people no matter of their age." — Lil Durk

"I'm the perfect example of 'never give up.'" — Lil Durk

"I just moved to Atlanta, so the change of scenery and environment put me in a different mood and a different vibe, both good." — Lil Durk

Lil Durk’s "I doubted myself when I was losing, thankful for not giving up." | Image: AmoDays

Lil Durk’s "I doubted myself when I was losing, thankful for not giving up." | Image: AmoDays

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While it doesn't look like Lil Durk has taken home any official awards, he appears to be on the precipice, will numerous nominations for prestigious wins.

Over the years, the rapper has been nominated for two American Music Awards, two BET Awards, one NAACP Image Award, three MTV Video Music Awards, and three Grammys.

To read about another inspiring rapper, go over these 104 J Cole quotes that will inspire your greatness.

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