Drake Quotes

50+ Drake Quotes on Love and Success

Drake–real name Aubrey Drake Graham–is a Canadian rapper best known for his popular rap albums. These albums feature hit songs like “Hotline Bling,” “Take Care,” and “Started From the Bottom.” Drake is also known for playing Jimmy Brooks in Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next GenerationGabboT – Carter Effect 17

Born in 1986 in Toronto, Canada, Drake’s childhood was spent in the music industry. His dad, Dennis Graham, was a drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis. His uncle played bass for Sly and the Family Stone. His grandmother even babysat the legendary artist Aretha Franklin.

Drake had a Jewish upbringing, attending an all-white people Jewish high school. Although he sometimes felt isolated, he felt as if being Black and Jewish just made him stronger. He dropped out of high school to pursue his acting career, landing a character roll on Degrassi. 

During his time on Degrassi, Drake started to cross over into the world of music, but more specifically, hip hop and rap. He released his first two mix tapes in 2006 and 2007, as well as his first music video for his hit single “Replacement Girl.”

In early 2008, he got the attention of popular rapper Lil Wayne, who invited him to join his tour. He recorded several songs with Lil Wayne and Trey Sonz, and in 2009, he released his third mix tape, So Far Gone. This album featured “Best I Ever Had,” a song that ranked #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart. He then signed a record deal with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, and from that point on, Drake’s career took off.

He released his first studio album, Thank Me Later, in 2010. Then in 2011, his second album–which is seemingly one of his more popular ones–Take Care came out. Both albums contained hit songs like “Find Your Love,” The Motto,” “Over,” and “Take Care,” which featured singer Rihanna. His hit song “Started from the Bottom” from his well-loved album Nothing Was The Same represented personal struggles and success. Even today, this Drake song is an inspiration to everyone who listens or appreciates a good lyric.

As a multi-Grammy-award-winning rapper, Drake has released tons of music that are hitting the charts repeatedly. As a lyricist, he writes with emotion, talking about love, breakups, strength, success, and everything else that a person might go through in life. He is considered one of hip-hop’s favorite artists, with his feel-good beats and catchy lyrics.

Best Drake Quotes And Lyrics on Success, Hardwork, and Strength

“Haters will broadcast your failures, but whisper your success.” – Drake quotes

“Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.” – Drake quotes

“Strength isn’t always shown in what you can hold on to; sometimes it’s shown in what you can let go of.” – Drake quotes

“Everybody has an addiction; mine happens to be success.” – Drake quotes

“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” – Drake quotes

“Before you give up, think of the reason you held on so long.” – Drake quotes

“It’s never too late to realize what you want in your life, and it’s never wrong to fight for it.” – Drake quotes

“Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.” – Drake quotes

“Always felt like my vision been bigger than the bigger picture.” – Drake quotes

“People will wish you all the success in the world and then hate you when you get it.” – Drake quotes

“Careful what you wish for; you just might get it all.” – Drake quotes

“I guess you lose some and win some / Long as the outcome is income.” – Drake quotes

“I swear this life is like the sweetest thing I’ve ever known.” – Drake quotes

“I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down.” – Drake quotes

“The moment I stop having fun with it, I’ll be done with it.” – Drake quotes

“Rappers aren’t the really rich ones. We all have nice houses with studios and cars, but you need a piece of someone’s business to be super-wealthy.” – Drake quotes

Best Drake Quotes and Lyrics on Love and Breakups

“You’re still the one that I adore; ain’t much out there to have feelings for.” – Drake quotes

“I got my eyes on you/ You’re everything that I see.” – Drake quotes

“I bet if I give all my love/ Then nothing’s going to tear us apart.” – Drake quotes

“I be there for you; I will care for you.” – Drake quotes

“I never had you, although I would be glad to/ I’d probably go and tattoo your name on my heart.” – Drake quotes

“If you had a twin, I would still choose you.” – Drake quotes

“I’ll be your friend if you let me/ Don’t want to come on strong.” – Drake quotes

“Sweat pants, hair tied, chilling with no makeup on. That’s when you’re the prettiest; I hope that you don’t take it wrong.” – Drake quotes

“Feel like we one and the same, our relationship changed / That, or it never existed.” – Drake

“Let’s stay together ’til we’re ghosts/ I want to witness love, I never seen it close.” – Drake quotes

“But it’s too late, because I’m already yours/ You just gotta promise me, hearts won’t break, and end up like before.” – Drake quotes

“Out of body, That’s just how I feel when I’m around you.” – Drake quotes

“Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.” – Drake quotes

“Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup.” – Drake quotes

“You know I’m trying to love you.” – Drake quotes

“They say love is in the air, so I hold my breath until my face turn purple.” – Drake quotes

“A relationship can give you a gut-wrenching feeling sometimes. It’s a real emotional ride.” – Drake quotes

“I had to let go of us to show myself what I could do.” – Drake quotes

“Because we said no strings attached, and I still got tied up in that.” – Drake quotes

“Passive-aggressive when we’re texting, I feel the distance.” – Drake quotes

“But we sure make it feel like we’re together cause we’re scared to see each other with somebody else.” – Drake quotes

“The good ones go / if you wait too long.” – Drake quotes

“I hate getting messages from you, especially when you say you should’ve stayed. Fucks up my whole day, thought all these feelings went away.” – Drake quotes

“Why do I settle for women that force me to pick up the pieces?/ Why do I want an independent woman to feel like she needs me?/ I lost my way.” – Drake quotes

“So cry if you need to, but I can’t stay to watch you; that’s the wrong thing to do.” – Drake quotes

Other Quotes and Lyrics from Drake About Life

“People like to build their own story about my life. I don’t know if it makes them feel better or if it makes it okay for them not to like me. But the last thing I grew up as was rich.” – Drake quotes

“Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending.” – Drake quotes

“I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.” – Drake quotes

“Life can always change; you have to adjust.” – Drake quotes

“I like it when money makes a difference but don’t make you different.” – Drake quotes

“I sit and eat with some of the hardest working people in the business. And I observe, and I try to apply it to my own craft.” – Drake quotes

“Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.” – Drake quotes

“Know life is just a game in which the cards are facing down. I’m in the world where things are taken, never given how long they choose to love, you will never be your decision.” – Drake quotes

“Life is too short; I got to get it before they blow the whistle.” – Drake quotes

“My life is mine to remember.” – Drake quotes

“When life comes at you from all angles and sides, it really boils down to how you plan to survive.” – Drake quotes

“I use my music as a method to update people on my life. I’ve done huge media blitz this past week, but I don’t really like to get in the media and talk. Because I feel like people who talk in the media only become known for that and look forward to that. I just want people to look forward to my music.” – Drake quotes

“Judge me, and you’ll have no time left to love me.” – Drake quotes

“I push myself in a lot of aspects.” – Drake quotes

“The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.” – Drake quotes

“Accept yourself. You don’t have to prove shit to no one except yourself.” – Drake quotes

“I’m trying to better than good enough.” – Drake quotes

“You know it’s real when you are who you think you are.” – Drake quotes

“Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.” – Drake quotes

“Strength isn’t always shown in what you can hold on to; sometimes it’s shown in what you can let go of.” – Drake quotes

“Reviews condition people. At the end of the day, a lot of human minds are malleable. They can be easily shaped with strong words.” – Drake quotes

“They say you never judge a book by its cover / though you appear as materialistic, just like the others. / So I followed your words to take ’em in / and I don’t see what you’re saying, so they’re coming off paper-thin.” – Drake quotes

“All so convinced that you’re following your heart, cause your mind don’t control what it does sometimes.” – Drake quotes

“I learned working with the negatives could make for better pictures.” – Drake quotes

“When a good thing goes bad, it’s not the end of the world.” – Drake quotes

“Haters are just confused admirers.” – Drake quotes

“Life is like a confused teacher…first she gives the test and then teaches the lesson.” – Drake quotes

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