140 Mac Miller Quotes That’ll Make You Miss Him More

Considering Mac Miller’s sudden death, we can raise awareness on the importance of mental health by looking into this collection of 140 Mac Miller quotes.

Malcolm James McCormick, most commonly known as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

His music is mostly focused on enjoyment and positivity, which is why he was recognized by a lot of fans. He was extraordinarily talented, but humble at the same time.

Do you miss Mac Miller? Here are quotes that will remind you what kind of a person Mac Miller was.

Check them out below.

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Best Mac Miller Quotes

1. “I like seeing good people win.”

2. “When being unable to differentiate a good from a bad decision—it has become time to follow your heart.”

3. “You could have the world in the palm of your hand, but it don’t mean a thing ’til you change it.”

4. “The life you live is more important than the words you speak.”

5. “Some people need to just stop thinking about everything they do, and just do it.”

6. “They’re gonna try to tell you no, shatter all your dreams, but you gotta get up, and go, and think of better things.”

7. “Sometimes, it’s hard to pick right from wrong. The best thing we can do is go with our heart, and hope it all goes well.”

8. “People change and things go wrong, but just remember—life goes on.”

9. “Blessed with some success, so I’mma try my best to live my life right. When I see God, he’ll be impressed.”

10. “No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.”

11. “You know how much you love it when you get it in abundance.”

12. “I thank God for blessing me with life every day.”

13. “There’s a lot of beauty in the world, so go hang out, and go be a part of the solution rather than the problem.”

14. “Music is what I love. Take that away from me and I really got nothing.”

Motivational Mac Miller Quotes

15. “The number one reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they’ve gotten.”

16. “Life goes on, days get brighter.”

17. “If you didn’t make mistakes, you wouldn’t get far.”

18. “I just have always felt as long as I’m 100 percent honest, then it’s just me. It’s a lot easier to sleep at night that way.”

19. “I’ve been laughed at, hated on, no one would even play my songs. Wouldn’t even listen to anything that my name was on.”

20. “When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there’s those days when you feel like Superman. It’s just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better.”

21. “Never make yourself feel like nothing, to make someone else feel like everything.”

22. “Everything will be good by the weekend.”

23. “Planting the seeds, working and watching it grow.”

24. “Go through the worst to reach the ecstasy.”

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Mac Miller Quotes About Life

25. “Life’s a b*tch, but she’s my b*tch.”

26. “Life is just a recital, better remember all that you practice.”

27. “Your life’s short, don’t ever question the length. It’s cool to cry, don’t ever question your strength.”

28. “If life a joke, then I’m waiting for the punch. You all about the beef, but me, I’m ‘bout the bun.”

29. “When I was in a meeting, I got advice. That was someone telling me that in order to be successful, I needed to create the character Mac Miller that couldn’t be the same person as who I really was.”

Mac Miller Quotes About Dreams

30. “It’s hard to dream when you’re deep inside of one.”

31. “Enjoy the best things in your life, ’cause you ain’t gonna live it twice. They say you waste time asleep, but I’m just trying to dream.”

32. “We fear rejection, want attention, crave affection, and dream of perfection.”

33. “A penny for your thoughts, a dollar for your dreams.”

34. “If it ain’t about a dream, then it ain’t about me.”

Mac Miller Quotes About Music

35. “My ideology was, if I just make very happy music, very happy music, then people will forget about whatever their problems are. I will forget about my problems.”

36. “Performing for 60,000 people, that’s easy. The energy’s already there. They’re already doing most of the work. All you gotta do is not forget the words—and feed them energy, too.”

37. “It never gets boring for me because there’s so many different things to explore in the studio. The studio’s become the sanctuary that people have come in and found new things out about themselves, as weird as that sounds. But it’s true, I’m no different. I’ve made some crazy hard records, and I’ve made a jazz album.”

38. “I always thought I’d look corny in the type of rap video in the club with girls, and all that type of stuff. I just didn’t think I could really pull that off. We always think it’s more fun and better just to go outside the box and to use our videos to show cool concepts.”

39. “I used to just think about what my fans wanted all the time, but it just started feeling weird to me. I want to just show everyone who I am and stick to my vision. I have to trust myself.”

40. “I’ve always wanted to sing. I don’t think I have a great voice, but I just think that I get the emotion—it’s very authentic. Whatever emotion I’m feeling, I can sing it, and you can feel it.”

41. “I don’t want to limit myself as an artist and only do a certain sound.”

42. “I can have a song with Ariana Grande that is going to be the song for all the kids and the teen girls, and then another song that could be for a different group of people who all love the song. I’m with whoever. Whatever type of people want to love the music and whatever they love about the music is fine with me.”

43. “I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, a lot of weird-*ss music, like weird-*ss, old Portishead.”

44. “The whole background of ‘Avian’ is rain. I was just playing with textures and realizing you can touch music.”

45. “I was never just a ‘fill in 16 bars on a beat’ rapper. I was making real songs from the jump.”

46. “One thing I know about Willie Hutch—my homie, Big Jerm, listens to nothing but soul music, so he put me on to all this soul music back in the day.”

47. “I play a bunch of instruments, like piano, drums, guitar and bass, and the kazoo every now and then. I’m trying to learn how to play the trumpet and the saxophone. That’s what I’m learning how to play.”

48. “I’m gonna make music, and I’m gonna capture every aspect of being a human being. That’s really all I’m trying to do. I think that artists and pop culture identities are used to simplify what it means to be a human and pigeon-hole people into looking up to one role model.”

49. “At first, you’re doing it for yourself, it’s about what sounds good to you, it’s about expressing yourself. Then you get comfortable as an artist, and you find yourself and people get familiar.”

Mac Miller Quotes About Love, Family, and Friends

50. “They told me never fall in love, it never works out in your favor. You’re way too young, and right now that’s just human nature.”

51. “Time goes by living without you, hope you know, I’ve been thinking about you.”

52. “Every single person in my life and every relationship I have is distant because all I do is music.”

53. “I think, a lot of times, people just want to be cool, and to be in love is not cool. But I think it’s the coolest. I think love is the coolest thing that there is.”

54. “In the quest to be a man, you start to learn you need your family. If it wasn’t for them, I’d be way closer to insanity.”

55. “Stand by those who stand by you.”

56. “To me, women have always been the sturdiest people in my life, and have been incredible sources of energy.”

57. “The difference between love and war—inform me.”

58. “I just like to sing for people who have lost love.”

59. “I don’t know if I’m a feminist, but I just know that I am all for outspoken, powerful women.”

60. “People love you when they on your mind. A thought is love’s currency.”

61. “Girl, I don’t wanna share you. We could be together, but you scared to. I ain’t gonna leave you, my people tell me I should. And when I blow, I hope you know that I could have any girl I choose. But as time goes by, baby, all I’m gonna want is you.”

62. “Don’t count the number of friends you have, but the number of friends you can count on.”

63. “Everyone that I work with is a friend. I won’t make a record with anyone unless we kick it.”

64. “None of my friends were fake, but none of my clothes designer.”

Mac Miller Quotes About His Personality

65. “As I learn more about myself, I think people learn more about me as well. It seems to correlate that way. I learn how to represent myself more as it goes on.”

66. “I’m addicted to something at all times. Like, it’s always music, but maybe sometimes, it’s a pair of pants, or something else. That’s just how my personality works.”

67. “I like tattoos. I’m gonna be covered. I’m not going to touch my face, or under the chin on the neck—it’s my least favorite place.”

68. “If I stay in one mindset or place for too long, I get crazy.”

69. “Been contemplating if I even still believe in the truth.”

70. “I’m an honest man, my mama told me never put it on the lotto, and I work for everything I get—that is my motto.”

71. “I be goofy, kinda funny, acting stupid but they love me.”

72. “I don’t feel like taking pictures with anyone, or doing anything. I just like chillin’.”

73. “I’m 21 years old, and I think that I’ve got a lot of perspective in life.”

74. “If I had a Salvador Dali painting, I would cuddle it to sleep.”

75. “If you model yourself after Lawrence Fishburne, you can never go wrong.”

76. “If you’re an artist who’s built on marketing and hype, then most likely, I won’t listen to you.”

77. “When I was a kid, hip-hop had that effect on me. It was an escape, and it showed me a different way of life.”

78. “I’ve been listening to the old school hip-hop stuff and rock like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.”

79. “I’m so stubborn, I’d rather write my own history book.”

Mac Miller Quotes About Death

80. “Never scared of death, but I ain’t ready for that day to come.”

81. “The day that I die on will turn me into an icon.”

82. “Sometimes, I see the world for how f*ck*d up it really is. I tell myself I’ll be the one to make a change in it. I could die tonight—not make it to the sunrise, then I couldn’t hear the pain in it.”

83. “Someone told me sleep was the cousin of death, and followin’ the dollar finds nothin’ but stress.”

84. “I’mma do my thing until the day the reaper come for me. You can keep on grillin’, I’mma smile back.”

Mac Miller Quotes About the Internet

85. “I flood the internet with what I think is quality content. That’s why I did things like giving out a song every 100,000 Twitter followers, because I am just looking for ways to get my fans to hear all this music without over-saturating things.”

86. “People put their voice everywhere—all through Instagram comments. As minuscule and kind of stupid as that is, at the same time, it’s dope. People really feel like, ‘I have to say something,’ which is sometimes a little much, but like, ‘Go ahead, man. Speak away.’”

87. “You can be labelled, but if it doesn’t speak to people, then it won’t work. The social media and online has been really important. Fans are really smart too—they don’t want to hear something manufactured or something that has too much marketing behind it.”

88. “The blogs have been great and everything, but I think, for me, it’s better to have a central place on the internet for all my fans to go and show their friends my YouTube, Twitter, and social networking sites—to have that spread all on its own and have a central station to get everything Mac Miller.”

89. “I think that with the internet, it has given a lot of people the opportunity to get themselves out there to the masses. But it’s easy to group everyone that’s on the internet together. I try to cross and jump around between genres and different styles, kind of find my own niche.”

Mac Miller Quotes About Being Famous

90. “Being famous used to just defeat me. I wouldn’t leave my house because I was worried about someone being like, ‘Oh, are you Mac Miller?’ and then the rest of the night I couldn’t be myself.”

91. “People don’t really give me much anymore, and for good reason. I have to pay for a lot of stuff now, I can afford a lot more than I ever could before. No one really gives me anything anymore, but it feels good.”

92. “I don’t really leave my house too much ’cause I don’t like. It’s funny, I don’t really like to be high and famous at the same time.”

93. “I just kind of kick it at my crib all day, because I’m not famous at my house.”

94. “Said I’ll make it big when everybody knows me. Well, I made it big, and everybody phony.”

Mac Miller Quotes About Money

95. “Style comes with excellence, and money makes benevolence.”

96. “Treat it like your last night. Even if you broke, spend tonight like your cash right.”

97. “So many people told me that I wouldn’t be sh*t. But now, I walk around with money, and my hand on my dick.”

98. “I’m just tryna make better music—get this money, share the profits.”

99. “Money kills, that’s the truth. It’s called ‘the root of evil.’”

Mac Miller Quotes About Drugs and Emotions

100. “I’m rockin’ PJs and no shirt. I smoke weed, eat yogurt.”

101. “To everyone who sell me drugs. Don’t mix it with that b*llsh*t, I’m hopin’ not to join the 27 club. Just want the coke dealer house with the velvet rug. F*ck the world, there’s no one else but us.”

102. “Came up from the gravel to the m*th*rf*ck*ng castle. Broke culture, all we do is trappin’ at the table breaking bread with Italians. Got a whole bunch of b*tch*s doing Valiums.”

103. “I swear to God, I put the hero in h*r**n. These flows, kilos, I could sell snow to a ski slope. I could sell evil to the devil, nonbelievers to a temple. Sh*t, I could sell water to a speedboat.”

104. “I got codeine in my cup, you can bet your *ss I’m sipping.”

105. “I said it must be the drugs that got us thinking crazy sh*t.”

106. “Love a drug that everybody here just tryna get a taste of.”

107. “When you first get sober, you feel like a superhero. You feel real emotion because you’ve been suppressing it forever. It’s so much easier to navigate what’s important.”

108. “Fear, to me, is a guiding thing more than anything.”

109. “Uncontrollable behavior with some psychopathic tendencies.”

Mac Miller Quotes and Rap Lines

110. “We in between heaven and hell. F*ck your 9 to 5, I’d rather end up dead or in jail. American ninja to these obstacles. No stoppin’ me, we on the move, your mouth runnin’ like a prostitute’s. Keep your head to yourself.”

111. “So high, looking at heaven below. You know me though, from coast to coast for smoking dope, overdose with the holy ghost, but hold the phones.”

112. “The journey that I’m facin’ plus the paper that I’m chasin.”

113. “I think I’m JFK’s final speech. They try assassinating all of my beliefs.”

114. “Presumed to be happy, always laughing like a child. I never thought life could be this sweet! It’s got me cheesing from cheek to cheek!”

115. “I ain’t no hipster, but girl, I can make your hips stir.”

116. “Some devil with a pitchfork keep talkin’ like he know me. I stood before an angel as he told me ‘bout the glory.”

117. “I got problems, can’t sleep at night, ‘cause your girl wanna come around and freak all night.”

118. “I’m underrated—don’t fit on nobody’s playlist. If I ain’t in your top 10, then you’re a racist.”

119. “Actin’ goofy, absolutely, ‘cause my passion suits me. So blast the tunes please. I see the world with four eyes, hip-hop tour guide. Hear the war cries—rap or die. I just wanna get signed.”

120. “Lord is important, but I am stronger. I’m a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer. Walk on water, it won’t be long till I flyin’, that’s my departure.”

121. “Every time I put my dick inside a b*tch, it’s spiritual. Got the whip that say ‘wealthy’ on my steering wheel. Brand new model b*tch made me waffles and some cereal, that’s what I call a ‘good morning.’”

122. “I thought you was an angel, now you yellin’ to the Lord.”

123. “Front row know every single song. When she know she comin’ home with me, she always bring her thong. Bring her lingerie, whatever moods she in but a movie in. Got the lights dim, we gonna make love till night’s end. Have you callin’ up ya friends like ‘oww I like him.’”

124. “Tripping out, looking at a bunch of Google Map stars.”

More Mac Miller Quotes

125. “I’m just an idea, nothing concrete.”

126. “Looking at my life is like you watching movies.”

127. “I could take a photo, but I’d rather paint a picture.”

128. “We were just drinking some joint juice earlier.”

129. “It seems I’m getting fresher everytime I turn around.”

130. “Watching Dawson’s creek ’till I fall asleep—it’s harder than it seems.”

131. “With ‘Blue Slide Park,’ I wanted to have a number one album, and I did do it, so I’m not mad at it, but that was its goal.”

132. “Found a difference from the ground and the floor.”

133. “I could fly home with my eyes closed.”

134. “I’ve been going through it, you just go around it.”

135. “This sh*t is so lonely until she get naked.”

136. “You got the world right in your hands.”

137. “People worship these idols, ’til they come in contact with gods.”

138. “Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs.”

139. “I killed the game like Jeffrey Dahmer did the 80s.”

140. “You’re a princess to the public, but a freak when it’s time.”

Which of These Quotes Gave You the Most Motivation?

Mac Miller was a self-taught musician. He started playing the piano, guitar, bass, and drums at a very young age, and pursued rapping later on. His burning passion in music was the main reason he got to create breakthrough mixtapes and records.

His life is a lesson for us to go for the things we are passionate about—to always have that fire, that drive to get where we want to, and to still enjoy the process.

Gone too soon, the late rapper served as an inspiration to many to always persevere in climbing the ladder of life. His words and songs bring us a speck of positivity, that in a world full of struggles and hardships, we should still find ways to entertain ourselves and bring ourselves joy.

Are you a fan of Mac Miller? Which of his songs is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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