Drake quotes, lyrics, and sayings are endlessly entertaining, and perusing the Toronto rapper’s musings on love, sex, fame, and music, it’s easy to see why he’s wooed ladies like Rihanna and become one of the biggest names in the music business. Aubrey Drake Graham, born Oct. 24, 1986, has only released two albums—”Thank Me Later” and “Take Care”—but he’s rapped or sung on more than 40 singles and given plenty of interviews. Drake quotes are all over the Internet, and they’re always worth a look. Here are some of our favorites.
On Being Human
“I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.”
We should all have this kind of perspective in our mid-20s.
On Enjoying Life
You never worry about the last laugh if you’ve been laughing the whole time.
Life’s too short for revenge.
On the Difference Between Love and Food
“If he only wants you for your breasts, legs, and thighs, send him to KFC.”
And have him bring us back some biscuits. Thanks!
On Young Love
“I know they said the first love is the sweetest, but that first cut is the deepest. I tried to keep us together, but you were busy keeping secrets secret.”
No one hurts you like your first—something Drake’s clearly aware of.
“About to reach my dreams and I don’t even have my arms stretched.”
Man, imagine what he’ll achieve when he starts really working…
On the Writing Process
“When I finish writing a rap verse. It’s a lot like sex: You start off slow with ideas, like foreplay, and then you put your all into it. When you end it with the perfect thought, it’s like that perfect last stroke.”
Yeah, we got that same feeling when we wrote this post.
“Man they treat me like a legend, am I really this cold? I’m really too young to be feeling this old.”
There’s always that danger of peaking early. Just ask Kriss Kross.
“Aaliyah has had probably the most impact on my career, because when I made a choice to start singing it was because of something that my father had told me which was, ‘There’s no rapper out there that sings and raps and does both things well… and in order to be successful you’re gonna need something other than just what everyone else is doing. I was rapping already at the time so I had an identity in rap, but when I started singing I needed something to reference. I needed someone to be like, ‘I wanna be like that.”
Eleven years after her death, Aaliyah remains incredibly influential.
“I might be too strung out on compliments, overdosed on confidence/ Started not to give a f— and stop fearing the consequence/ Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments.”
Dude’s got a lot to toast. Mazel tov!
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