100 Kid Cudi Quotes on Being True To Yourself

Whether you’re a fan or just a music aficionado, you’ll enjoy this collection of Kid Cudi quotes we’ve gathered.

Make time to read this collection in your spare time or over the weekend to learn about Kid Cudi’s and journey to becoming one of the world’s most recognized artists! We’re sure you’ll learn a lot from our favorite quotes.

Originally from Cleveland, Kid Cudi has made a significant impact on alternative hip-hop with his music, and he eventually became hip-hop’s renowned and controversial personality in the early 2000s.

As a rapper, he is recognized for the catchy raps and vulnerability that he conveys in his songs.

Some have likened his work to Tupac, one of the pioneers of hip-hop, and he has also worked with superstars such as Kanye West, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, and others.

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Best Kid Cudi Quotes

1. “I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow.”

2. “I just wanna learn and I wanna grow. I wanna consume as much information as possible. I wanna be great.”

3. “The goal is timeless. Chase the moment and you lose.”

4. “My life is like a speeding bullet that just hasn’t hit the target yet.”

5. “When life seems hopeless, rearrange things for a dose of dopeness.”

6. “Striving for greatness and wanting to be the best at what you do are essential components to mastering your craft.”

7. “Don’t let the sadness from the past and fear of the future ruin the happiness of the present.”

8. “I’m an emotional creature. I make music to express that.”

9. “I’ve always been ahead of the curve when it came to trying new stuff in the underground scene.”

10. “I’m trying to change the world.”

Kid Cudi Quotes About Happiness

11. “Might take a while, but eventually, you’ll find the ‘good’ in ‘goodbye.’”

12. “I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know, everything that shines ain’t always gonna be gold. But I’ll be fine once I get it. I’ll be good.”

13. “Have you ever noticed, the saddest person has the most beautiful smile.”

14. “Yeah, but if you’re not doing what everyone else is doing then you’re going to be misunderstood. People are going to wonder why you’re trying to be different—it’s just a natural instinct.”

15. “Seeing people shine who deserve it is so f*ck*ng cool.”

16. “I know it’s easy to imagine, but it’s easier to just do. See, if you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you?”

17. “Control your own life. Don’t give a sh*t about what other people say about fam. Haters will shake my hand, but I keep the sanitizer on deck.”

18. “I’m well-known because I do music at a professional level, and a certain magnitude.”

19. “In music, you collaborate with people. It’s supposed to be a mutually beneficial thing.”

20. “You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.”

Kid Cudi Quotes About Life

21. “Wake up, life does get tough. No need to stress, it holds you back too much.”

22. “Not many people are as true—fake as the lies they tell.”

23. “Always say how you feel because you never know if you’ll get the chance again.”

24. “If I fall, if I die, know I lived it to the fullest. If I fall, if I die, know I lived and missed some bullets.”

25. “Living life is a choice. Making a difference in someone else’s isn’t.”

26. “People say that bad memories cause the most pain, but it’s actually the good ones that drive you insane.”

27. “The three things a guy should want to change about his girl is her last name, address, and her viewpoint on men.”

28. “Running from your problems is a race you’ll never win.”

29. “The ones that make it complicated never get congratulated.”

30. “My mind runs. I can never catch it even if I get a head start.”

Kid Cudi Quotes to Boost Your Confidence

31. “In the end, they’ll judge me anyway, so whatever.”

32. “I’m trapped in my mind and I know it’s crazy. Hey, it’s not that bad at all.”

33. “I’m confident in my art.”

34. “My life, my choices, my mistakes, my lessons─not your business.”

35. “If you wanna help, inspire, uplift—don’t point the blame and talk down.”

36. “At the end of the day, you can’t regret it if you were trying. At the end of the day, I’m walking with a heart of a lion.”

37. “I have to be ahead of myself so I don’t just fit into the realm of everybody who sounds like me.”

38. “I’m a wizard and I know it.”

39. “You can’t judge my choices without understanding my reasons.”

40. “Sometimes, you have to forgive and forget. Forgive them for hurting you and forget they exist.”

Inspirational Kid Cudi Quotes

41. “I’m very close with my family, so my mom is part of my entourage.”

42. “I hope they understand that I really understand—that they don’t understand.”

43. “Learn from this, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Hell does have an exit, and I found it. For those who are still looking for a way out, I left the door open and I’ll be waiting for whoever wants to grow with me.”

44. “My whole thing is just to put out positive messages in the music—give people something that can change their lives.”

45. “You’d commit suicide trying to read my mind.”

46. “I’ve always felt that because I’m from Cleveland, which isn’t recognized as a place for hip-hop. I needed to step it up if I wanted to make myself known.”

47. “Weird itself, even in the dictionary, is just something that is different and unexplainable. A weirdo is someone who follows their heart. I’m definitely weird—ain’t nothing wrong with that.”

48. “My fans will tell you all day that I can rap. That’s all I need.”

49. “It’s natural for people to point fingers. That’s my whole reason for trying to switch things up—don’t judge a book by its cover.”

50. “To be considered a celebrity, there’s a certain lifestyle that comes with that.”

Kid Cudi Quotes That Will Empower You

51. “All my life, I’ve wanted to do something major.”

52. “I have everything I ever dreamed of in terms of stability. But I hadn’t been living that reality, because depression was f*ck*ng me up. So this year, I chose to be happy. I just woke up.”

53. “Never regret something, because at one point, everything you did was exactly what you wanted to do. And sometimes that’s the hardest thing to realize.”

54. “I don’t like power trips, but when you’re a boss, you have to fight for certain things.”

55. “I have all these revelations as I’m writing. Each song is like a chapter of my diary.”

56. “It’s true that pain makes people change.”

57. “They say we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone, but what about, we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.”

58. “When you try to convince yourself that something doesn’t bother you, it usually bothers you more.”

59. “There was a moment in time where I was really focused on the Navy and I followed through with it—I passed the test. I was happy with myself because I was accomplishing something and I was really working towards a goal. That was the first true thing I invested my energy in.”

60. “It’s definitely the biggest lesson—not to take things personally. But it’s also the hardest one.”

Kid Cudi Quotes That Will Motivate You

61. “The people I met and the places—I am all that makes me the man I so proudly am.”

62. “Some people just don’t want to see change, but thankfully, there are a lot of people more optimistic for something new in music—even with the bigger picture like with Obama getting elected.”

63. “Don’t hold strong opinions about things you don’t truly understand.”

64. “Once I accomplish one thing and I’m satisfied, I try something else. I may be 50 and doing something totally outside of music and acting. Maybe I’ll become a kindergarten teacher.”

65. “I’m a people person when I’m out, but I’m a homebody. I like my time, and peace, and quiet.”

66. “Gentle with the drugs, heavy with the love.”

67. “The devil tryna rip out my soul. Lost my soul. I’ll see you in hell. I see the devil linger on, stuck in my hell.”

68. “I’ve got some issues that nobody can see and all these emotions are pouring out of me.”

69. “You can always say sorry but the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look in their eyes, and you realize that they have hurt themselves just as much.”

70. “If another girl steals your man, there’s no better revenge than letting her keep him. Real men can’t be stolen.”

Kid Cudi Quotes That Will Make You Think

71. “You don’t really care about the trials of tomorrow, rather lay awake in a bed full of sorrow.”

72. “Dim them lights, get it in pimp tight, do what I do. I lace up my own Nikes.”

73. “I don’t love who I am so I’m working on a fix.”

74. “Crush a bit, little bit, roll it up, take a hit.”

75. “‘I am happy.’ That’s just the saddest lie.”

76. “If somebody feels a certain way about me and I feel like they’re misunderstanding me, I don’t need to explain myself. I just try to shy away from it and just pretend like it never happened, and try to rekindle the friendship and let him know that it’s not like that.”

77. “Struggle is the enemy, but weed is the remedy.”

78. “If I never am better than Kanye, in my brain, I’m always going to be trying to be—forever and ever until the day that I die.”

79. “I was always the ugly duckling—I never got attention from girls.”

80. “And if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. But please don’t cry. Just know that I have made these songs for you.”

Kid Cudi Quotes About His Career

81. “Snoop Dog is my favorite artist of all time. He’s someone I look up to.”

82. “I’m a dude who likes to create music with a good feeling. I live like a chameleon through music. It all depends on what the beat tells me to do—that’s why you’re always gonna get passionate hooks, because I’m feeling the beats and the emotion behind the drums and melodies.”

83. “I never knew the media would be so interested in my personal life.”

84. “I like ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ for old concert tees. Oh man, I got this ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cartoon Beatles shirt there—it was, like, $300. I didn’t even know how much it cost. I thought it was gonna be, like, $80 at most, ‘till I got to the register and was like, ‘Oh mah gawd!’ Good Lord. But it’s classic vintage rock, you know?”

85. “I hated suits until I wore a Calvin Klein—they just fit me.”

86. “I’m not that big a fan of sampling. But I feel like if I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it to where it’s more of a reimagining of a track. The songs that I do utilize samples on, most of it you wouldn’t even be able to tell what it was unless I told you.”

87. “’Just What I Am’ took me all of 10 minutes to make. ‘Immortal’ took maybe 30 minutes. It’s not hard for me. ‘Indicud’ is almost what my first album should have sounded like. I had really been able to channel all of the ideas I had into music.”

88. “The tour bus is always fun, and there’s plenty of time to watch movies. Actually, Kanye introduced me to the movie ‘Step Brothers.’ We were sitting there, watching it and clowning around—it was so funny, man.”

89. “Whatever Kanye tells me, I just try to put it in my little machine and make the perfect solution for it. That’s always our collab formula, and that’s just how ‘Gorgeous’ came about.”

90. “I like to get one pair of shoes and wear them till they’re dirty. Besides, I don’t walk. I glide, like butter. Float like a vampire. I’m like Louis Vuitton, but smoother. He wishes he were like me.”

Kid Cudi Quotes From His Personal Life

91. “My mom missed meals on several occasions because there was only enough food to feed all of us. My mom didn’t have a bed until I was 15 years old. She slept on a couch. I remember laying with her, like I used to sleep with my mom until I was like 12. I was a big baby—I’m a momma’s boy. But my mom is my best friend, and never let me down, ever.”

92. “These things were happening in my life where I was like, ‘Man, I wish my pops was here to see this.’ I never had those thoughts before fame, when my life was just a regular life. I wasn’t saying, ‘I wish my dad could be around and see me working at Applebee’s’”

93. “I used to take Sharpies and draw on my pillowcases, and then go to sleep on them and wake up with red marker from the drool all over my face.”

94. “I like being a consumer. I’ll do collabs with brands I like, only because I would like something free to wear. But I don’t want people to dress like me, which is what you’re asking when you create a brand. The fashion industry’s just a super-duper headache.”

95. “In America, we’re kind of lazy. But in New York, it’s one of those places where you see the majority of people hustling. If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.”

96. “My background is not typical hip-hop. I didn’t grow up with the projects. I grew up in a single family home in a middle-class suburb. That doesn’t mean I didn’t experience hardship, but to me it’s not about that, it’s about the future and where we are trying to take it.”

97. “I went out of my way to make ‘Immortal’ sound perfect. ‘Immortal,’ ‘Just What I Am,’ and ‘King Wizard,’ those are perfect beats. Not a lot of people can perform on them. I say that meaning they’re tailor-made for me.”

98. “The world that I am coming from—hip-hop—is so regurgitated and repetitive that some people are used to that and they don’t want change, they don’t like change. And I get that, that’s cool. Luckily for me, I’m confident in myself as an artist where I can do what I want, and as long as I’m cool with it, I’m cool with it.”

99. “’Gorgeous’ was one of those records that, as soon as I heard the beat, I was like, ‘Man, this is the one. This is that ‘This Can’t Be Life’ Kanye’s beat.’”

100. “The moon will illuminate my room and soon I’m consumed by my doom.”

Which of These Kid Cudi Quotes Encouraged You to Be True to Yourself?

When you think about rappers that enjoy redefining themselves, Kid Cudi is the first that immediately comes to mind. Cudi is now a popular personality in pop culture who has influenced many. He’s no longer merely a rapper—he also had cameo appearances in a number of films and television series.

Throughout his career, Cudi has been bold and honest with himself, despite the challenges that have been associated with him. He is currently considered as one of the most prominent and influential artists of his generation.

Being honest and courageous with ourselves is really tough to master, yet Kid Cudi’s work demonstrates this. May his work also encourage you to be true to yourself, and maybe success will come to you one day!

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

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With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

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