100 Big Sean Quotes on Living Life on Your Own Terms

Be inspired to live the life you want to live with these top 100 Big Sean quotes.

Big Sean is an American rapper known for his debut album, Finally Famous. His talent and discipline in music made his works a constant hit which received and was nominated for numerous awards.

However, the rapper’s road to success wasn’t easy. Big Sean talked about his struggles through his music and his experiences in overcoming them.

Find out how his determination and love for life helped him reach his dreams by reading through the entire collection below.

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Best Big Sean Quotes

1. “I work really hard, that doesn’t mean I deserve anything, but it’s really cool to see the positive reaction people give to something you worked so hard on. It’s one of the best feelings.”

2. “The higher the goal, the harder the climb, but after that, the bigger the muscle, the smarter the mind.”

3. “I want to change the world. I want to be a part of the culture. I want to help teach.”

4. “I’m feeling like an old man that failed at life. Got reincarnated to do it all again right.”

5. “Patience is the ability to accept trouble, suffering, delay without getting angry or upset. I feel like if you can master patience, you can master anything.”

6. “High ends, high spending. We just trying to end life on a high note.”

7. “Fame necessarily isn’t really tied to success at all. Fame is just being recognized for doing what you do, whether it’s good or bad.”

8. “I’m not compromising myself in any way. I love just doing whatever I want and showing people it’s real.”

9. “My mistakes are my biggest professors and learning life lessons.”

10. “Used to tell me the sky’s the limit. Now, the sky is our point of view.”

11. “You live, and you learn, man. I’ve learned you can’t wait on anybody. You have to raise your awareness yourself.”

12. “To live in the moment is truly an art and is truly a talent because when you live in the moment, then you are truly the master of your whole life, and you’ll have the best times.”

13. “Success is on the way. I feel it in the distance. Used to look up at the stars and be like, ain’t too much that’s different.”

14. “I never want to look back on life and say, ‘I wish I did something,’ and I don’t want anybody else to do that.”

15. “I just remember I wanted to make my own dynasty and not keep following trends. I wanted to make my own.”

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16. “I think gold is made for kings and pharaohs—that’s what I am.”

17. “I think just dreaming big and having aspirations is important. So you know I want to be the greatest of all time at what I do, and if you’re not trying to be the greatest at what you do, then you’re not doing it for real.”

18. “The best advice I have been given is to live in the moment, as cliché as that sounds. It’s crazy.”

19. “I want people to feel like they can do anything.”

20. “I feel like you should be confident in whatever you do, and a lot of my new music that’s coming out, I want people to judge more so than the music I’ve put out recently because I feel like it’s really changed a lot.”

21. “I get sick all the time because I get no rest and sleep, but it’s definitely worth it.”

22. “I’m not that big, physically. I’m just big where it counts—I got a big heart!”

23. “I feel like that’s why we’re here on this earth, to manifest what we want, to live a life, to have the best sex, drink the best champagne, and to live it up and control it. That’s what it’s all about.”

24. “I turn mistakes into lessons, dead-ends into exits in the journey of my life.”

25. “You’re in good spirits when you create and produce great music. All situations inspire music in different ways, man, from good situations, bad situations, depression, falling in love, falling out of love. I’ve been going through all those types of things.”

26. “Dreams stopped being dreams when I turned them into goals.”

27. “People who tend to listen to my music have come back and said, ‘Yo, this is my anthem. This is what I live by.'”

28. “Make sure you surround yourself with people who believe in you, who are like-minded, the people who have a similar energy as you.”

29. “My life’s a little luck and a lot of grinds.”

30. “Everything I wanted to do was big. I feel like my music is big, the mark I’m a leave in this world is big, so I feel like that’s the perfect name.”

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31. “You win some, lose some, break some, bruise some. Life could be a test, multiple-choice, choose some.”

32. “Sometimes you have to let things go, so there’s room for better things to come into your life.”

33. “I got a dream that’s worth more than my reality.”

34. “Put a plan together and do what you want to do in life. You are going to get to a point in your life where your dreams are in your hands, where the next step is right in front of you, and your next opportunity is on the other side of that door.”

35. “Acting is a grind, just like music is a grind. Sometimes, it takes longer than what you can give.”

36. “It’s evolution, man. Eventually, the student becomes the teacher.”

37. “From the inside looking out, you can never see how it looks from the outside looking in.”

38. “I feel like when you’re a celebrity, people dehumanize you, and they forget you’re a real person.”

39. “I realize it ain’t what you have. It’s what you feel. That’s what true success is.”

40. “I’m the living proof that you don’t need a master’s just to be a masterpiece.”

41. “Pay attention to who you getting close with. Distance yourself from negative energy.”

42. “There are so many people with great work ethics that I’ve been around. I try and take the best qualities from the people I admire and apply it to my own self.”

43. “I just wanted to do something that had some meaning, that I can look back and be proud of, that my family can look back and be proud of.”

44. “I feel like I’m able to relate to all races of people because when you learn to tap into the raw emotion of a person, that goes past color.”

45. “Sometimes when you make good stuff, and you love it, it gets outdated sometimes because you’ve held on to it so long, you may not like it like you used to.”

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46. “Even though it’s tiring, I’m having the time of my life.”

47. “I feel like I changed hip hop.”

48. “I wanted to make the soundtrack of people’s lives.”

49. “Instead of thinking about work the next day or thinking about what you have to do, if you live in the moment, you’ll have some of the best times of your life.”

50. “I just always stay honest with myself. All my stuff isn’t boastful, but some of it is, but that’s just the music, the art.”

51. “I never look at it like I’m wasting money when I’m buying gold.”

52. “God made me in my beautiful form, so I’m just trying to execute it.”

53. “I guess when your stars align, you do like the solar system and plan it out.”

54. “Silly, silly, thinking that the negativity you talking about could ever f*ck up the tranquility.”

55. “It just makes you a better artist when you’re with people who are great artists themselves. Being around Kanye, soaking up all the knowledge, all the stuff he got.”

56. “As I put out more music, I really want to get to the point where people feel like my show is a must-see.”

57. “I don’t judge too much as long as it’s good. As long as it’s good music and good artistry, I’m with it.”

58. “Man, the life of a workaholic. You either on ya work or just workin’ on it.”

59. “I want to win some awards, sell more records, just do whatever I want.”

60. “Definitely, people like Kanye inspired me to work hard. He’s somebody who I’ve seen put that grind in over the years.”

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61. “People don’t realize I’m a very spiritual person.”

62. “It has no color to it. If you can rap good, you can rap good.”

63. “When I’m home, I cook my own dinner, all organic.”

64. “With the super-duper flow, I created that one-word rhyme style.”

65. “I feel I can really relate to a lot of young people.”

Big Sean Quotes That Zoom in on Love

66. “Are you willing to give up what you love for who you love?”

67. “Me and my girl been through so much, that’s my partner in crime.”

68. “Girls only say, ‘I hate you,’ to the guys that they love.”

69. “Women are from Venus, caught in love playing tennis.”

70. “I realized when it comes to girls, that chemistry means way more than anatomy.”

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71. “It was just cool to see my friends so inspired, and I’m by no means the biggest rapper in the world, but I’m on my way up. I feel like I’m going to keep going and delivering good music every time. It was cool to show people that it’s real to do what you want to do.”

72. “My mom keeps me going, man. She deserves such a good life. I just wanna give it to her, my dad too. My family, my friends, they keep me motivated. Just knowing my personal legend, just knowing what I’m supposed to do, that keeps me going.”

73. “I don’t call my people fans. I call them believers because they go above and beyond.”

74. “Working with Kanye is one of the greatest things ever. It’s also one of the most nerve-wracking things ever. He’s, like, the most critical, particular, artistic person ever.”

75. “I know I got a great relationship with God and the universe. I just believe in being a righteous person and karma. Doing unto others as you would have done unto you. I really want to help teach that.”

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76. “You taught me to remember that when I get set back, been through the worst times to get the best back.”

77. “Mistakes are forgotten, no footprints of any missteps.”

78. “Spent my whole life tryna find the light that’s at the end of the tunnel. I should have realized it was inside.”

79. “Look, think about it, close your eyes, dream about it. Tell your team about it, go make million-dollar schemes about it.”

80. “So I’m treating every second like it’s an investment. Time is money. Every second, I’m collecting.”

81. “I started from the basement, made it to skyscrapers.”

82. “I guess it took 10 years for me to be an overnight success.”

83. “I made a promise to the mirror that I’d never go broke.”

84. “The underdog just turned into the wolf, and the hunger steady grows.”

85. “Seems like yesterday I just seen her smile and laugh. I’m stressing over little sh*t when I should be happy I can.”

Big Sean Quotes to Give You Insight Into the Efforts He Puts Into His Work

86. “I write my own lyrics completely on my own. Sometimes, I have people helping me with concepts or like choruses and stuff sometimes, but mostly, I write all my own songs by myself, especially the verses and a lot of the choruses.”

87. “Yeah, I record on voice memos. I got like 1,000 something memos. If I’m in the middle of something and I can’t get it done, I’ll jot it down, but I never write a rap out, ever.”

88. “Feeling more comfortable on stage is something I’ve worked on. It’s really about just being the artist I am.”

89. “I’m really vulnerable on stage because it’s just me. I’m not really trying to put up a front or act a certain way.”

90. “In the studio, I always put on National Geographic for inspiration. Looking at lions eating gazelles, all that type of stuff.”

91. “I don’t really write any of my raps down. The same, Kanye don’t write any of his raps down. Common. It’s easy that way. For me, personally, I figure I will lose some of the inspiration in the time of me writing it down, or I’ll say it a certain way because I wrote it a certain way.”

92. “I feel like ‘Beware’ is a heartfelt song. It’s something that is definitely a story. Something that I cultivated from personal stories, some from just other stories in just wanting to make a good song.”

93. “It’s easier to record in LA than in New York and Detroit because the space in LA is green, and there’s sunshine, and I need all those positive vibes.”

94. “I think a lot of my fans are anxious for more than just my singles. They know I’m a dreamer. They know I’m someone who is real spiritual. I love to have fun, and I always have fun songs, songs you can party to. But I also always have songs you can live to, that when you’re depressed, it may lift your spirits up.”

95. “When I graduated from high school, the teacher said I was throwing my life away following music, and the same teacher invited me back to speak at the school. I don’t say that to brag. I just want to be an example.”

More Big Sean Quotes That’ll Pique Your Interest

96. “There’s definitely a thin line between being tasteful and tacky. I feel like tasteful is very unique. It’s not necessarily wearing a bunch of chains that could be either tasteful or tacky. It just depends on how you wear them and what kind of chains they are.”

97. “I definitely consider myself a Christian. There’s things that I believe in. There’s things I have a self-belief on.”

98. “I’d be a billionaire if I could get a dollar for all the b*llsh*t that I hear a day.”

99. “I still got a lot to learn about fashion. I’m somebody who experiments, somebody who’s finding their way.”

100. “I ended up getting a lion chain. I had to make my own mascot. I want to start my own dynasty eventually.”

Did These Big Sean Quotes Teach You a Lot About Life and Success?

Big Sean is one of the most talented lyricists and notable rappers in the music industry. His works contain strong and powerful messages that will move and inspire listeners. 

One of Big Sean’s lessons is looking inside ourselves to see the light that will guide us in our darkest times. Many of us have experienced reaching the lowest point of our lives, and sometimes, we feel like the only way we have is to give up. Through Big Sean’s music, we are reminded to keep fighting in life.

We hope that these quotes were able to spark the fire inside you. Listen to Big Sean’s music and reread his quotes to help you stay strong and positive!

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