115 Rod Wave Quotes That Will Speak To Your Soul

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In this article, we’re diving into some of the best Rod Wave quotes that will inspire you to keep hustling towards your dreams. 

Rod Wave is a rising star in the music industry with a unique voice and a powerful message. But before becoming the star that he is today, he endured his fair share of struggle.

During Rod’s elementary school years, his father was sent to prison for six years. And while he was away, his mother struggled massively to make ends meet. 

As a result, Rod was forced to get involved with robbery and drug dealing to help his mother pay the bills.

Eventually though, Rod was able to escape the street life because as his music career began to pop. He started gaining notoriety for his distinctive style, which combined hard hip hop lyrics with a sweet singing, R&B tone.

Fast forward to today, and Rod Wave is one of the hottest new artists in the game. So without further ado, let’s dive into some of the best quotes from this humble, soft spoken artist.

Best Rod Wave Quotes About Life

  • “You don’t know me. You don’t know where I’ve done, what I’ve done, or what I’ve been through to get here.”
  • “All I’m tryna do is take care of my family and live my dream.”
  • “Dreams come true, you just gotta chase em.”
  • “Every day is a dream come true for me right now. I’m livin’ a dream that I’ve had since I was a little kid.”
  • “If you asked me four years ago what I’d be doin’ right now, it definitely wouldn’t be sitting here talking about how good I am.”
  • “You want to be happy? You got to let stuff go and let it be what it is.”
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  • “People focus on looking happy more than being happy.”
  • “I never wanted a regular job. It was rappin’ or nothing else. I wasn’t gonna just go to college and then get a job and make the same as everyone else.”
  • “Every show my heart’s beating real fast and my palms are sweating. I’m uncomfortable and I’m tryna get off the stage as fast as possible.”
  • “I’m a rapper and an artist, but I’m a human. That’s what people forget. That’s what I try to make them remember.”
  • “It’s funny, when I was a kid I wanted to be the biggest dopeman in the city. That’s what I looked up to, but apparently everything happens for a reason.”
  • “That’s how I feel sometimes. I don’t want to be around anybody. I just want to be alone.”
  • “What’s meant for you is gonna happen for you. I loved music, and it happened for me.”
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  • “When I’m passionate about something, I’ll get cut and not even feel it. I can take loss after loss and I’ll just keep gettin’ back up.”
  • “I was actually scared to drop my music because I was scared to fail. But my friend started posting my music and it took off.”
  • “I basically gave up on music at one point as a serious career. I was just doin’ it because it was fun and I enjoyed it. But eventually I started doin’ it big and then it just took off.”
  • “I’m focused on music because I love it. The music thing just happened for me because I had so much passion.”
  • “In the back of my mind, I always was worried that music wasn’t gonna work. But I also had that other feeling too like “I’m gonna be a rapper one day.”
  • “I feel like most people don’t have genuine intentions, and that everyone has a secret agenda. You’ve gotta be careful who you let close to you.”
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  • “In my world a lot of people view me as a superstar, but I’m really just tryna feel normal.”
  • “I feel like before music, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I didn’t know where I was going to end up. I was scared of even having people depending on me.”
  • “A lot of people jump into street life without knowing everything that comes with it.”
  • “I could have never imagined standing in front of 13,000 people with all the attention on me.”
  • “Music is my way of opening up. With my songs, I can just be open to whatever I feel like talking about.”

Rod Wave Quotes About Pain

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If you’d just prefer to keep reading, then here’s some powerful Rod Wave quotes about pain.

  • “I’m from the heart of the city. Everyone in my family except for my mama and my grandma were in the streets, out of the streets, in jail, or dead. That’s just how it is.”
  • “The hard times make the good times better.”
  • “Time heals everything. And even if it doesn’t heal it all the way up, it will still put a lot of ice on the wound.”
  • “If you’re sittin’ in the dark cryin’…you’re just wasting your life. I’d rather do something about it.”
  • “My darkest times taught me to shine.”
  • “That depression that you’re feeling or that sadness you’re in is gonna ease up. Just keep goin.”
  • “It’s hard to get me some peace with all the things that I be battling. So many ups and downs I feel like I can’t balance it.”
  • “People who are hurt themselves end up hurting people. That’s how it goes.”
  • “I remember my first time in the studio, I wasted like six hours. There were too many people in there, I was kinda shy.”
  • “First it hurts you, then it changes you.”
  • “Sometimes you just feel empty inside.”
  • “Whatever pain you’re going through, just keep going through it. You’re gonna see that light at the end of the tunnel.”
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  • “Life comes with pain.”
  • “Life goes up and down. So I just incorporate it with my music. I’m just blessed.”
  • “When it’s the only thing you’ve seen your entire life, it’s really hard to avoid the street life.”
  • “I remember getting evicted and stuff. Police coming to get me out of my house. I remember all of that.”
  • “All the people see the money and the cars and the clothes, but they don’t see the pain that comes before all of that.”
  • “I remember everything, the shine and the struggle. I remember all the pain, all the grind, all the hustle.”
  • “Just know it’s going to get tough, it’s going to get rough, but when you’ve had enough, you can’t give up.”
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  • “Nobody told me the road would be easy. I can’t believe I made it this far. My whole life, I’ve been working so hard.”

Motivational Quotes From Rod Wave

  • “I’m literally just chasing my dream man. I’m doing what I love every day.”
  • “I never thought I would be on the tour or that people would want to talk about my album. It was never about that.”
  • “Before you get one win, you gotta take a thousand losses.”
  • “Some people hate on me because they think that I’m just a rapper, but I am who I am. I don’t put on an act or a persona. I don’t dress for attention. I just do me.”
  • “If you wake up every day and you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, then you’re alive but you’re not really living.”
  • “Your reality is whatever you’re staying focused on.”
  • “Don’t worry about haters. If you’re winnin’, you’re gonna make some people feel tiny. Some people are just depressed and need to tear others down just to build themselves up.”
  • “I don’t need extra attention from anybody. I’m good. I’m just focused on my mission and making good music.”
  • “I used to put my headphones in and forget about the whole world. I make music for people like me.”
  • “Passion is mostly what’s needed in anything you wanna do. Because if you’re passionate about something, you can fall down and take a loss and not even feel it.”
  • “The only thing guaranteed is death, and the most valuable thing we have is time.”
  • “I never planned this. I started my music career with a stolen computer and a mic that my dad got for me. This big life started really, really small.”
  • “All of my family is from nothing, we’re all out of the street. I would have never imagined livin’ the life I’m livin now.”
  • “Don’t let nobody who gave up on their dreams talk you outta yours.”
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  • “Becoming a famous rapper was like my wildest dreams, I never imagined that I’d be where I am now.”
  • “Everyone has dreams, but then when you get older the real world kinda tears up your dreams. Don’t let that happen to yours.”
  • “When I was a young kid, I always thought I’d be in the streets. But as I got older and started going through things myself, I realized that there’s consequences with everything you do.”
  • “I need good vibes around me. I need people who can help me fix my world if it falls apart tomorrow.”

Rod Wave Quotes On Love

Let’s keep this list rolling with some more Rod Wave quotes about love and heartbreak.

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  • “I’m not gonna let people close enough to hurt me. I’ve seen too many relationships end in heartbreak.”
  • “Love is scary to me because real is rare, and people aren’t always there for you.” 
  • “Everybody be cheatin’ but nobody wanna be cheated on.”
  • “It takes a strong, strong heart to heal a broken soul.”
  • “Relationships and dating are just prone to heartbreak. There’s no way around it.”
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  • “If I’m not passionate about the relationship, and there’s a bunch of arguin’ and fightin’ all the time, I’m gone man.”
  • “Put my trust in ‘em and they broke my heart. Death’s gotta be easy, cause life is harder.”
  • “I just hate feelings and getting attached. I just hate feelings and dealing with that. Love is a drug, and I’ve been attacked.”
  • “In relationships, a lot of people try to make other people into who they want them to be. But you can’t do that.”
  • “No matter what I go through in my life, I know I’ll always have some love at home.”
  • “You’re never gonna know what you want out of a person until you know yourself.”
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  • “When it’s good, it’s good. When it’s bad, it can get real bad.”
  • “Usually in a relationship I don’t do no fightin’. Just say what you mean.”
  • “Even if I’m trippin, you’re supposed to be listening to me and helping me out because that’s what love is about.”
  • “Once you learn what you need and what you’re looking for in a relationship, then you’re ready. But you gotta spend some time learning before you can love.”
  • “You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She’s loved before. She may love again, but if she loves you now, what else matters.”
  • “Anybody can want you. It’s different when someone actually values you.”
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  • “I think I need your love. I don’t need no one selfish. Wonder if I give this girl my heart, could she help it?”

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  • “Chasin’ after my dream been my only concern.”
  • “Truth hurts, sometimes I sit back and accept the lies.”
  • “Can’t force you to appreciate me, but you’re for sure gonna feel that when I’m gone.”
  • “An apology without change is just manipulation.”
  • “Trying’ not to get in my feelings’. Thinkin’ of a way that I can make these millions.”
  • “I put my demons to rest, but they been stalking me.”
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  • “First it hurts you, then it changes you.”
  • “I’m richer than I’ve ever been. Put my heart before the bag, worst thing I ever did.”
  • “I never thought I’d get this far.”
  • “One life to live…it’s survival of the fittest.”
  • “Life of a youngin baby’, come get in my world.”
  • “It ain’t a loss, it’s just a lesson and a story to tell.”
  • “Learnin’ to love myself, I been alone every weekend.”
  • “Since they love saying my name, make sure you write truest in the game.”
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  • “You’re just a blessing in disguise, I know the story too well.”
  • “You had me but you lost me. I’m not mad, I’m exhausted.”
  • “I got inside my bag and got out of my feelings.”
  • “You can take me to the moon and drop me off.”
  • “I knew you would leave because they all do.”

Final Thoughts

Well that wraps up this list of the most inspirational quotes from Rod Wave! 

Given all that Rod has been through, you can tell he speaks from the heart. From his raw reflections on pain to his uplifting messages about chasing dreams, we can all learn life lessons from Rod’s words.

So I hope that these quotes have offered a worthwhile glimpse into the mind of one of hip hop’s brightest stars. And more importantly, I hope that Rod’s words have you feeling motivated to overcome your demons and crush your goals.

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