Life is tricky, folks. Life is very, very tricky. Thankfully, we have people like Drake, who use the art of music to remind us about the truth of living in this kind of society.
Nobody has gotten life right the first time and nobody will probably get it right at all. Not even Drake. Change is constant in this world and we don’t get warnings that change will come. It just arrives and many of us are not prepared so when it knocks on our door, we are often caught off guard.
But there’s nothing to worry about change or being caught off guard. It happens all the time and there’s really nothing to be ashamed of. The best solution to surviving this world is to stay true to yourself. Stay true to your mission and vision in life and surround yourself with equally genuine people.
There’s no perfect way to live and there’s no person who has that flawless personality. We all have dark sides but as long as you stay true – dark sides and all – this universe will love you.
We’ve collected the finest sample of Drake’s lyrics and quotes to remind you to stay true.
1. On Making Life
You know life is what we make it. ~ Drake
If you don’t like Drake as a rapper then you might like him as a person filled with wise words. His words are so simple, like this quote, but so impactful. And in this first quote, we couldn’t agree more. Life sure is all about what we make it. I mean, why ask for a good, carefree life when you know you’ve been super lazy year after year? Or why wonder about the backfire of your bad decision when you made those decisions in the first place?
2. On Being Genuine
Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending. ~ Drake
Clearly, maintaining a genuine personality is not easy nowadays. For some unknown reasons, people today are more used to pretending and faking and using other people than being kind and true to themselves and others. Oh well, that’s life. But Drake here has something to say about it. And through his songs, he wants us to remember the importance of being genuine. That in order to live life to the fullest, we should first learn how to stay true.
3. On Having a Fun-Filled Life
I live for the nights that I can’t remember, with the people that I won’t forget. ~ Drake
Wouldn’t it be great if we can live a fun-filled life? If we live like YOLO every single day? I bet it would. But that is not possible because, well, life is full of responsibilities. But it is possible to have fun and enjoy life if you surround yourself with amazing people who value you for who you are. The kind of people you’d want to stick with and who feels the same towards you.
4. On Saying and Doing
When all is said and done, more is always said than done. ~ Drake
If this sounds familiar or if this resonates you and you feel bad, don’t. A lot of people say a lot of things that are actually easier said than done. Many of us judge people so badly, as if we’re living our lives the best way possible. Hey, stop. It’s not right. We’re not saying you’re a bad person for it but if you spend more time saying than doing, making promises than actually doing it, well you might want to consider changing.
5. On Following Your Heart
All so convinced that you’re following your heart, cause your mind don’t control what it does sometimes. ~ Drake
If you think the mind takes control of everything, think again. The mind does funny things and one of it is not working. Or sometimes, working too much that we end up choosing what our hearts say. See, whenever we’re about to do something big, more often than not, our minds come up with endless reasons convincing us not to do it. One of those top reasons is because ‘nobody would understand.’ Well guess what, your heart has something to say too. And it’s your job to listen.
6. On Dreaming of Originality
You ain’t the only one that’s tryna be the only one. ~ Drake
This may sound like a stupid advice but it’s quite true. Most of us dream of being unique. We want to be the first to do this or the first to invent that. We want to be the original of something. Unfortunately, with billions of people living this earth, to be original is rarely going to happen. So instead of wasting our life finding that one thing nobody else has ever done, focus on doing something and do it your way. Now that is hard to duplicate.
7. On Valuing Others
Wish you would learn to love people and use things, and not the other way around. ~ Drake
It is a sad truth about life that people tend to enjoy using people. I mean, there’s just so many of them – those who take advantage of someone and then leaves that person once they get what they want. Not cool, people. Not cool at all. And like what Drake wants to say through this quote, we should learn how to use things and not people. And love people more than we love things. Stop the materialistic act, it’s not nice.
8. On Striving
Started from the bottom now we’re here. ~ Drake
Keep in mind that there’s no other way than forward. No matter where you are in life, you have to keep pushing and keep trying to step forward, one after another. There’s no such thing as going backwards or rewinding. But many of us forget this easily. Many spend a long time dwelling over the ‘what if’s’ and ‘if I just.’ Instead of doing that, just keep moving forward. Keep trying and striving and sooner than you thought, you’re already where you want to be.
9. On the Reality about Haters
The haters just bringing me and my people closer, actually. ~ Drake
This is the irony about haters. They think the more they hate you, the more you’ll crumble down. Clearly, that’s not how it works. And Drake has the words for it. The more haters hate, the more a person’s tribe gets stronger. The more his friends stand by him and support him. So instead of spending your life hating others, why not just love? Why not support? I’m pretty sure that’s a lot more fun anyway.
10. On Wearing the Brave Suit 24/7
Overdosed on confidence. Started not to give a f*ck and stopped fearing the consequence. ~ Drake
We should all definitely wear our brave suit more often. And if you think you don’t have one, think again. We’re all born brave but for some reasons, we forget about it. Thus, this is a great reminder of why we should focus on being confident. Or as how Drake puts it, ‘overdose ourselves in confidence.’ It’s one of the most effective and easiest ways to succeed. Because even if you’re the most silent person in the room, if your confidence is intact, it will show in your ideas.
11. On Good Things and Bad
When a good thing goes bad it’s not the end of the world. ~ Drake
It sure isn’t, but we often forget about this. Instead of thinking about the next move to make, many of us spend a lot of time dwelling over the good things that went bad. But there’s nothing to be ashamed of about that. We all love to dwell on things we can barely control anyway. Human nature. But the next time something bad happens, try to digest it faster and then proceed to your next steps, or to plan B.
12. On Taking No Control
These days I’m letting God handle all things above me. ~ Drake
There will be moments in life when things get a lot crazier than the usual and you would end up clueless on what to do next. On these moments, you have the choice to let things go or to try your hardest not to control it. And as Drake suggests, it’s best to just let go. Let the universe handle these matters and free yourself of the stress this world brings. Believe it or not, this is quite helpful.
13. On Keeping Your Feet on the Ground
I like when money makes a difference, but don’t make you different. ~ Drake
Money can be the culprit of so many things. It can turn people’s lives around and make life easier for them, and it can also turn people into money-praising human beings. Money can make a lot of difference but it can also have negative impact. Keep your circle of friends free of the negative ones. Spend more time with those who don’t care about your money but gives a d*mn about your life, because those people are the best.
14. On Feeling
Some nights I wish I could go back in life. Not to change shit, just to feel a couple things twice. ~ Drake
Don’t we all have that? Don’t we all have those wild wishes of going back, turning time around? This probably deserves a loud yes. the next time we wish you could go back, try not to wish for something about material things. Try to wish you could go back to feel something again. To give yourself another chance to be filled with all the positive vibes and good things. This will definitely change your outlook in life.
15. On Waiting Too Long
The good ones go, if you wait too long. ~ Drake
Have you ever experienced that moment when you want to do something but you spend a lot more time planning it or trying to perfect your approach? Or perhaps when you want to do something but you keep waiting and waiting for the ‘right time’? Well guess what, there is no right time. And no matter how much you spend time preparing for something, it will still have flaws. Because that’s how this world works.
16. On Knowing the Real You
You know it’s real when you are who you think you are. ~ Drake
Do you have a clue on who you are? Do you know what exactly you want or who exactly you want to be? If not then there’s no need to worry. Many of us still have no clue about our lives and our dreams. The important thing to keep in mind is to stay true to yourself. Because as Drake says, you will know it’s real when it gives you clues. When it makes you feel like it’s exactly who you want to be.
17. On Finishing Something
…’cause man it’s a mission, tryna fight to the finish. ~ Drake
One of the common mistakes people do is they spend a lot of time preparing to do something, but when they do it, they turn their backs and decide not to finish it. And then when failure hit them hard because they didn’t finish what they started, they’d bury themselves in negative thoughts. Not quite a wise move to survive this world, people. No matter how awful you think your dream may sound like, if it’s not hurting you or anyone, go finish it.
18. On Being Ready
When you’re ready, just say you’re ready. ~Drake
So, are you ready? If not, when do you think you will be ready? What are the signs you told yourself to be cautious of? Okay, people, we’re all guilty of this. We all have that I’m not ready feeling burning inside of us so strong sometimes, it’s the only feeling we feel. But if you pay a closer attention to your guts or that voice inside your head, it’s actually telling you when you are ready. And when it tells you that, even if you don’t feel like you are, go for it.
19. On Being a Witness
If you ain’t been a part of it, at least you got to witness. ~Drake
The thing about being human is that we all aspire to be part of something. Whenever something big is happening, or a positive movement or change, we want to be part of it. But that doesn’t happen all the time. Because sometimes, we are mere witnesses of big things happening. If this is the case, don’t feel so bad. Not everybody gets to witness the unfolding that brand new, positive thing you just saw. And being a witness is something worth celebrating, still.
20. On Keep Repeating Truthfulness
I mean I’m back on this again, I’m here again. You know the truth, this not pretend. ~ Drake
We all want a taste of truth, right? But unfortunately, truth a rarity nowadays. So when you try to do something you strongly believed in, but didn’t get it right the first time, Don’t stop. Keep trying, keep coming back, keep going it again and again until you get it right. Because nobody else will do that for you. And each time you try and do it, give it your 100% authenticity. Always work with a genuine heart.
21. On Bad Nights
We all have our nights though, don’t be so ashamed. ~ Drake
So, how many shameful experiences do you already have? How many of these experiences are so, borderline shameful you don’t even want to talk about it ever again? Don’t worry, we all have those. I’m not saying because we all have shameful experiences then we should go broadcast about it… I’m saying it’s something we should take too seriously. Don’t dwell on failures and shameful moments. It’s not going to help you or take you anywhere.
22. On Feeling Alive
I gotta feel alive, even if it kills me. ~ Drake
We just gotta feel it sometimes, dear friends. On days when this world is becoming too much and too less of everything, when we feel like we’re bouncing off one wall after the other and not given enough time to digest things, this is what we usually want – to feel alive. So when you get to moments like this, allow yourself to feel alive. Even if you have to go out your way, like call in sick and go for a short out of town trip, do it.
23. On Going for It
Watch me, going out of the way, when I should’ve went home. ~ Drake
This is yet another quote similar to the previous one, and we just love how Drake puts it. Keep in mind that more than anything else, we need to make ourselves feel alive. So even if it means doing things you’ve never done before, or choosing to stay outside than going home, as long as your gut is on your side, feel free to do it. Allow yourself to experience and explore because there’s no other way to learn about life anyway.
24. On Proving You Made It
Makin’ major changes to the life I’m livin’. I had no choice, I had to prove I made the right decision. ~ Drake
….or made the right decision, at least. This may not sound right but it actually makes sense and applies to more than one scenario in life. See, more often than not, major decisions need a lot of work. More work than we originally pictured. And just because it’s not working doesn’t mean it won’t. Or that it’s a wrong decision. Sometimes, you just gotta give it more push to prove it does work, and that you made the right decision to give it a go.
25. On Doing Better
I’m just sayin, you could do better. ~ Drake
I couldn’t agree more with this quote. You can definitely do better a lot better, in fact. And that’s because human powers to achieve things is limitless. But the thing is, we love to give limits to ourselves. We love to think we can’t reach this high of the corporate world or we don’t have what it takes to build our own company or travel the country. We do. You do. And until you go out and actually do it, you won’t realize it.
26. On Playing by the Rules
Lookin’ for the right way to do the wrong things. ~ Drake
Isn’t it so fun to do the wrong things? Admit it, people. You have those experiences in life where the only thing that seems to feel right to do is actually a wrong one. If you still pushed to do the wrong thing, there’s nothing to hide. We all do this every now and then. But what makes those who succeed on doing this different is that they find right ways to do the wrong things. They don’t just plow into everything.
27. On Life Reservations
You got resolutions, we just got reservations. ~ Drake
Most people think they always need to solve this or that. As if there’s a grand prize at the end of the line for the one who solved most things in life. That’s not really how it works. You don’t need to have resolutions on everything. You just got to reserve a spot in this world and do what you can, one step at a time. No need to have a grand plan, the willingness to stay and explore is enough.
28. On Seeing Things Go
…you never see it coming you just get to see it go. ~ Drake
This is pretty much how life works. Be it about the good things or the bad, most of us only see the part on which it leaves, and not the part on which it arrives. There’s no such thing as a blessing sending signs that it’s coming. If you’re keen then you’ll catch it on time. If not then you’ll only notice it when it’s going. Same thing applies to problems, setbacks, and everything else. Thus, it really pays to be extra keen.
29. On Where Success and Failure Go
Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart. ~ Drake
This is quite a wise quote and we all need to remember it. See, success can bring a lot of good things, but if we keep focusing on how much success we got, chances are we’ll forget how to keep our feet on the ground. Chances are, we’ll turn into a person who sees success as a king. And if we let failures get to our hearts, we might have a hard time getting over it and moving on. Be wise on where you let success and failure go.
30. On Society’s Take on Success
People will wish you all the success in the world and then hate you when you get it. ~ Drake
Another quote on success, and a funny one. Funny but true. Don’t you think it’s insane how most people wish you success but only few become super happy when you get it? And then the rest of the world hates you for your success? The rest envy you and wish you didn’t get it. That’s pretty much how society works, people. And it’s your job to stick with the people who are happy for your success, not those who pretend to be happy.
31. On Living
Everybody dies but not everybody lives. ~ Drake
When was the last time you felt alive? When was the last time you actually lived? If you can’t remember then you’re like the many other people in this earth. See, with the kind of lifestyle most people have, we tend to focus on many other things than actually living – like chasing success, or trying to please others. we focus on these things so much we forget to do the things we love, the things that will make us feel alive. Don’t ever forget feeling alive.