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    Hip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ever been even decent at. I don't know how to do anything else.
    — Eminem
    tags: men  decent 
     
    I was going to McDonald's and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me - it wouldn't even faze them. Or I'd sit up at Denny's or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.
    — Eminem
    tags: people  sad  boys  kids 
     
    My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
    — Eminem
    There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.
    — Eminem
    tags: facts  music  black 
     
    Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn't much. But the things that I'm really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I'm not successful, what do I have?
    — Eminem
    tags: successful  fail 
     
    I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid?
    — Eminem
    I felt like I had a really bad case of writer's block... Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can't get it out, I start feeling bad about myself - a lot of self-loathing.
    — Eminem
    tags: bad  music 
     
    The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I'm just like, 'Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do'.
    — Eminem
    tags: process  writing 
     
    I don't think I've ever read poetry, ever. I'm not really book-smart.
    — Eminem
    tags: poetry  read 
     
    I always try to be smart. I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.
    — Eminem
    tags: time  smart  money 
     
    When Bugs Bunny walks into rehab, people are going to turn and look. People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs. I couldn't concentrate on my problem.
    — Eminem
    tags: people  problem 
     
    Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap.
    — Eminem
    tags: rhyme 
     
    I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I'm going through or what's going on in my life at that moment.
    — Eminem
    tags: time  moment  music 
     
    Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn't say I lived in a ghetto; I'd say I lived in the 'hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now.
    — Eminem
    tags: people  friends  believe 
     
    As for my stuff, I'm just doing guest verses for other people's records. I try to stay recording, because if I don't, I get rusty.
    — Eminem
    When 'Paul's Boutique' came out, I was one of the fans that didn't get it.
    — Eminem
    If you're the parent, be a parent. You know what I mean? I'm a parent. I have daughters.
    — Eminem
    tags: daughter  parent 
     
    A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I'm learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, 'I can't go to Kmart. I can't take my kids to the haunted house.'
    — Eminem
    Five or six songs leaked from the original version of 'Encore.' So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them.
    — Eminem
    tags: song 
     
    It's kind of like a challenge to myself to be able to hear somebody else's hook and kind of interpret the words. Because my own hooks, I already know what I mean when I write them.
    — Eminem
    tags: challenge  write 
     
    I really should have fell but I stood
    — Eminem
    If you have enemies, good that means you stood up for something.
    — Eminem
    tags: enemies  enemy 
     
    Inside I'll always be an outsider
    — Eminem
    My brain's gone, my soul's worn and my spirit is torn The rest of my body's still bein operated on.
    — Eminem
    tags: soul  brain  gone  spirit 
     
    Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.
    — Eminem
    tags: goal 
     
    I have nothing to lose, but something to gain.
    — Eminem
    You don't get another chance, life is no Nintendo game.
    — Eminem
    tags: chance  games 
     
    When I say or do something I do it, I don't give a damn what you think, I'm doing this for me..
    — Eminem
    And to the rest of the worldGod gave you shoes to fit youSo put 'em on and wear 'emBe yourself man, be proud of who you areEven if it sounds cornyDon't ever let anyone tell you you ain't beautiful
    — Eminem
    tags: men  beautiful 
     
    Cause sometimes you just feel tired, feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength and just pull that sh** out of you and get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.
    — Eminem
    tags: bad  strength 
     
    If I had one wish I would ask for a big enough ass for the whole world to kiss.
    — Eminem
    tags: world  wishes  kiss 
     
    Love is just a word, but you bring it definition.
    — Eminem
    tags: definition 
     
    People can try to reinvent themselves. I don't think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you've done up to now.
    — Eminem
    tags: people 
     
    Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.
    — Eminem
    tags: powerful 
     
    If you aint like me, you aint gotta like me.
    — Eminem
    I shoot for the moon but I'm too busy gazing the stars.
    — Eminem
    tags: star  moon 
     
    Before you judge someone, walk a mile in his shoes.
    — Eminem
    I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.
    — Eminem
    tags: care  poor  gay  black 
     
    Had a dream, I was King, I woke up, still King
    — Eminem
    tags: dreams 
     
    The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
    — Eminem
    tags: truth  crazy  tomorrow 
     
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    eminem
    Birth    : October 17, 1972
    Occupation  : Rapper

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