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Top 100 Quotes About Macklemore

#1. I got sober, and I got happy again. - Author: Macklemore
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#2. I'm a very conceptual writer. - Author: Macklemore
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#3. And weed's not a drug - that's denial - Author: Macklemore
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#4. I want to make music that I like; not something that I have to make because I think it's going to sell. - Author: Macklemore
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#5. I played baseball up until my freshman year of high school. That was my main sport. I played third base. - Author: Macklemore
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#6. If I'm using drugs and alcohol, it means that I've given up on my fullest potential. - Author: Macklemore
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#7. Hip-hop was started as a very egocentric, testosterone, machismo-driven art form. The way that people are trying to take away that masculinity that is a such an intrinsical part of hip-hop music. - Author: Macklemore
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#8. I'd always thought that if I could get sober and stay sober, I would be able to have a career making music. My drug and alcohol addiction was the one thing holding me back. I had finally gotten the tools to stay sober, and it was just a matter of writing the songs. - Author: Macklemore
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#9. I want to be someone who is respected and not just in terms of my music. I want to be respected in terms of the way that I treat people ... Music is my creative outlet in terms of expressing what is important to me; what has importance, what has a value. And I wanna be respected for that. - Author: Macklemore
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#10. We live on the cusp of death
Thinking it won't be us - Author: Macklemore
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#11. I think the good thing about Macklemore is that he is very precise about what he gets involved in. As you can tell, he's very passionate about what he puts his name on, because he talks about things people don't usually talk about, and his concepts are very, very passionate. - Author: Rita Ora
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#12. It's weird because music is this thing that you love doing, and it comes completely from a place of creativity, and then that transfers into having to manage a business and make decisions and figure out what is the best route to go in terms of getting your product to as many people as possible. - Author: Macklemore
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#13. The moment is now and we cant get it back from the grave. - Author: Macklemore
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#14. Live tonight, cuz you can't take it with ya. - Author: Macklemore
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#15. I like to be as diverse as possible. I think the humorous side and the serious side are both elements of my personality. It's what makes me who I am and if I was to neglect either one of those sides and just focus on one of them, it wouldn't be the full spectrum of my personality. - Author: Macklemore
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#16. Its easy to view politicians as corrupt and voting essentially an act of picking the lesser of two evils. I understand that perspective and feel it's valid. - Author: Macklemore
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#17. My partner has to have good sized bones. - Author: Macklemore
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#18. The right wing conservatives think it's a decision that you can be cured with some treatment and religion.//Manmade rewiring of a predisposition//Oh no here we go, America the brave still fears what we don't know//But we paraphrase a book written 3500 years ago, I don't know ... - Author: Macklemore
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#19. Calling each other faggots behind the keys of a message board ... - Author: Macklemore
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#20. Bullying is a national epidemic. - Author: Macklemore
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#21. I think what's wrong with the fashion world, particularly men's fashion, is the lack of creativity behind it. - Author: Macklemore
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#22. Don't forget where you come from
Don't die holding on to your words
Cause you know you got a whole world to change
But understand who you got to change first - Author: Macklemore
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#23. I think that, as a white person stepping into doing any sort of anti-systematic-racism type of work, asking yourself, 'What is your intention?' needs to happen on a consistent basis. Check yourself. Check yourself. Check yourself, like, constantly. - Author: Macklemore
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#24. what up? I got a big cock - Author: Macklemore
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#25. Where the hell are you, Cimil?"
"Popping tags with Roberto," she replied.
"Popping what?" he asked.
Cimil growled. "You shame Macklemore - I'm at a thrift store. Where else would a goddess find a microwave for her potpie and a new pair of pink hot pants? And a Lee Majors doll! Score! - Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
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#26. My relationship with God is as strong as the time and energy I put into connecting with God. - Author: Macklemore
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#27. 'Vote Love' means vote equality. It means vote change. It means vote what's right for humanity. - Author: Macklemore
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#28. The greatest trick that the devil ever pulled
Was convincing women that they looked
Better in their makeup - Author: Macklemore
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#29. The man that got me into collecting sneakers in the first place was the man they call Michael Jordan. He was the one who kind of exposed me to the sneaker world - he was my favorite basketball player, and he had the best shoes. - Author: Macklemore
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#30. It's easier, as a white person, to be silent about racial injustice. It's easier. On paper. But it's not easier on the whole, because injustice affects all of us, whether we know it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not. - Author: Macklemore
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#31. I don't feel like I'm grown up. I feel like I'm a kid. - Author: Macklemore
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#32. I learned from my teachers but became through my music - Author: Macklemore
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#33. I think that civil rights issues take a lot of time to develop. - Author: Macklemore
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#34. A life lived for art, is never a life wasted. - Author: Macklemore
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#35. I definitely use 'smiling while rapping' as a tool in the booth. I want to have fun while recording. - Author: Macklemore
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#36. Thrift shopping is all about going into the thrift shop and having no expectation of what you might find. - Author: Macklemore
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#37. [Macklemore]'s always nervous about messing up, like how a guy who's caught the attention of a girl who's too pretty for him behaves. - Author: Shea Serrano
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#38. I'm as honest as I can be. - Author: Macklemore
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#39. Just because you miss someone doesn't mean you need them back in your life. Missing is just a part of moving on. - Author: Macklemore
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#40. God loves all his children, somehow we've forgotten, but we paraphrase a book written thirty-five hundred years ago. - Author: Macklemore
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#41. There's this tendency to be like, 'Where's the negative stuff? How valid is the criticism?' But honestly, what people think of me is none of my business. If I live on the Internet looking for public approval, I'm going to be miserable. - Author: Macklemore
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#42. No law's gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever god you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear, underneath, it's all the same love
About time that we raised up! - Author: Macklemore
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#43. Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine. - Author: Macklemore
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#44. And know that every struggle in life is there to teach you a lesson
It's times like this that make you - Author: Macklemore
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#45. You need to get outside of your comfort zone to write songs that are interesting, songs that are compelling, songs that are different from what other people are writing. - Author: Macklemore
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#46. For me, being transparent about every aspect of my life is what makes my music relatable and how I'm able to be an individual amongst the mass amounts of other artists. - Author: Macklemore
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#47. Gay rights are human rights, there is no separation. - Author: Macklemore
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#48. We have to tell people who need help that it's OK to ask for it. - Author: Macklemore
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#49. I don't write a great song every day. I don't write a great song every couple weeks. It comes in such random times. - Author: Macklemore
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#50. My hope is that my personal testimony can help in some way to not only
advance the dialogue and approve Referendum 74, but also to help shape a
culture of belonging in which ALL people are equal. - Author: Macklemore
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#51. I don't control life, but I can control how i react to it - Author: Macklemore
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#52. Of course I want dubs and a candy painted 'lac
Watch the videos and get the girls in the back
But if that's what I believe in, and the reason that
I rap Uncle Sam is my pimp when he puts me on the track - Author: Macklemore
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#53. The question is, What type of human do I want to be? How do I want to use my platform? Do I want to be safe, under the umbrella of my white privilege? Or do I want to push back and resist? - Author: Macklemore
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#54. I'm someone that examines culture and tries to break down why things are the way that they are whether its hip-hop music, sex, race, or consumerism. I try to examine it and scrutinize it to the point where I can write a song. - Author: Macklemore
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#55. I can write for weeks or months sometimes and edit it down to a song. I feel like it's a piece of music that will hopefully stand the test of time and hopefully capture a moment in history if I'm doing it correctly and honestly. - Author: Macklemore
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#56. It's just way more fun making art, growing, grinding for a fan base, and traveling the world with a friend. - Author: Macklemore
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#57. When I write, I don't have any expectation of what kind of song it will become or who it might reach. - Author: Macklemore
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#58. The skyline is etched in my veins. You can never put that out, no matter how hard it rains. - Author: Macklemore
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#59. I put myself in the place of the listener when editing my writing. The last thing that I want to do is be preached at and told who to be or what to think when listening to an artist. However, I do want to be inspired. There's a fine line. - Author: Macklemore
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#60. I think what's beautiful when you're looking at artists like Macklemore and you're looking at artists like Ayron Jones, they're proud of Seattle and they're bringing it back. Seattle's a real music town. When you act ashamed of that, you should be pushed outta the game as far as I'm concerned. - Author: Sir Mix-a-Lot
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#61. It doesn't get any more underground, conscious or indie than Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, but because they got a couple of really big pop hits, actually some of the biggest pop hits that hip-hop has ever seen, people are missing that part of their story. People are not counting that blessing. - Author: Talib Kweli
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#62. You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you're compelled to say something. To speak out against it. - Author: Macklemore
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#63. Strip away the fear, underneath it's all the same love - Author: Macklemore
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#64. America the brave
Still fears what we don't know - Author: Macklemore
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#65. I think music should be experienced by people all ages. - Author: Macklemore
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#66. Thrift shopping is really just an extension of me being that same kid and going into a place that's completely unconventional that has really endless possibilities in terms of outfits that you can put together and really just expressing yourself. - Author: Macklemore
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#67. I'm not more or less conscious than any other rapper out there. - Author: Macklemore
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#68. Human rights for everybody, there is no difference.
Live on! And be yourself! - Author: Macklemore
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#69. We become so numb to what we're saying. - Author: Macklemore
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#70. I find that when I put my spiritual life first, the rest of my life is easy. When I put my career first, that's when I have problems. - Author: Macklemore
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#71. I was always the type of person, and still am the type of person, that I cannot be creative and use substances. So from a very early age I knew that if I wanted to make music, successfully, in any capacity, I was going to have to get sober. - Author: Macklemore
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#72. I just want to give the people 100% of myself as an artist. - Author: Macklemore
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#73. I don't want to look back and be like, 'You had it all, and you weren't even present for it. You weren't able to enjoy it.' I want to be here, be now and be grateful. - Author: Macklemore
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#74. Do you want to live life, or do you want to escape life? - Author: Macklemore
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#75. The trust that I once built has been betrayed. But I'd rather live tellin' the truth and be judged for my mistakes, than falsely held up, given props, loved and praised. - Author: Macklemore
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#76. The greats weren't great because at birth they could paint
The greats were great because they paint a lot - Author: Macklemore
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#77. 'The more expensive the better' is kind of the American way, and if you spent $600 for a sweatshirt, then that makes it better. - Author: Macklemore
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#78. If I can be an example of getting sober, then I can be an example for starting over - Author: Macklemore
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#79. The fame and the money and all that stuff that comes along with it is all great, but that's not the sole purpose of why I make music. - Author: Macklemore
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#80. You forgot who you are right as the world learned your name. - Author: Macklemore
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#81. Us as rappers underestimate the power and effects that we have on these kids - Author: Macklemore
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#82. You have major labels that are willing to take unconventional approaches because the old model is crumbling in front of us. - Author: Macklemore
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#83. Sampling is kind of prehistoric, given the technology and the textures you can create. - Author: Macklemore
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#84. When you mess up publicly, it can be difficult to get vulnerable again or to put yourself out there. - Author: Macklemore
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#85. Drug culture is extremely prevalent and probably most people know somebody whose life has been affected by drugs, if it's not their own or in their own family, they have friends. It's a never-ending process. - Author: Macklemore
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#86. Michael Jordan was a cultural icon that everybody on the playground wanted to be. The Bulls dynasty was a huge part of my childhood and it was the peak of my basketball interest as a kid. - Author: Macklemore
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#87. I think that there will always be artists out there who think they need to sign a major label deal in order to be successful. And that machine is what is going to work for them - there's tons of examples of pop stars who need that machine. - Author: Macklemore
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#88. Whatever God you believe in, we come from the same one - Author: Macklemore
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#89. We are what we wear, we wear what we are - Author: Macklemore
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#90. I wanted to get clean. I knew that my highest potential, the place that I was most spiritual, the place that I was the most rich in terms of my life, and my livelihood, and my art and my creativity, was when I was sober. - Author: Macklemore
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#91. I think people are enticed by indie rap and every time you have a group going against the grain, they're gonna be like, 'Wow, you did it yourself in 2012, that's impressive - how did you do it? What're you doing that's different? And how can I be a part of it?' - Author: Macklemore
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#92. The reason why I meditate and pray in general is just to remind myself that it is not about me. - Author: Macklemore
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#93. One man's trash that's another man's come up. - Author: Macklemore
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#94. As a white male in America, I have privilege. As a white male who happens to be an artist with a fan base, I have a platform to spread awareness about that privilege. However, songs about race and privilege are very difficult to A) write and B) dissect as a listener. They're heavy. - Author: Macklemore
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#95. I write to the beat and let life play the guitar strings - Author: Macklemore
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#96. The amazing thing about being a dad is to be able to look at your child and realize that the universe is so much bigger than you. - Author: Macklemore
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#97. I buy whatever I see, but I tend to not spend money just to spend it. - Author: Macklemore
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#98. It's really not about me. At the end of the day, God willing, I'll have another 40 or 50 years on this planet, and what I'm saying to myself is, 'What do I want to leave here?' - Author: Macklemore
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#99. The one thing I will never do is buy a shirt because of its name, especially when it's $600 for that shirt. To me, that's ridiculous. It's just a shirt; it's not worth the money. - Author: Macklemore
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#100. Reading a piece of poetry with no beat in front of 20 people is way more challenging than rocking for 10,000 people. - Author: Macklemore
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