Top 10 Drake Quotes As Of Right Now

Right now I am waiting to get 4 dollars so that I can buy the April issue of GQ. The “Style Bible” is definitely going to be the best issue of the year, because Drake is on the cover.

In Drake’s interview, he opens up about his life, his career, and his writing. This one particular quote is being reposted everywhere in the wake of the issue’s release:

“I’m trying to find the same feelings that I had for women when I had very little going on, which is tough,” he says. “When I was in my mom’s house, I had nowhere to go, no real obligations. My girlfriend at the time, if she was mad at me, my day was all fucked-up. I didn’t have anything else. And that made for some of the best music, I think, to date. Records where I felt small. That feeling is hard to capture when you’re sitting out here in a space like this.” He gestures to the pool, the tennis court, the volleyball court, the stables. “It’s really difficult for me to find something that makes me feel small.”

But the thing is, Aubrey Drake Graham has come a very long way in a fairly short time, and along the way he’s said a lot of really great things that will make you kind of want to start collecting Drake cover issues at the grocery story like me. #YOLO!!

(And did I mention following Drizzy on Twitter changed my life?)


1. “I’ve never been reckless—it’s always calculated. I’m mischievous, but I’m calculated.” – from the April issue of GQ mentioned above

2. “Good is always a good thing.” – on Twitter on December 6, 2011

3. “Who was gonna tell us not to? We would’ve been like, ‘Why not? Are you gonna give us money? Are you going to do something for us? Because if not, fuck off.'” – from his December 2010 “Breakout of the Year” cover issue of GQ

4. “I’m inspired by the make-up of a woman, you know? Their mind, their conversation, the feelings that they, you know, exude, and that pour out of them. I love women.” – for CNN in May 2010

5. “I don’t really take much time to relish the accolades.” – from Interview magazine March 2012

6. “Who can I trust in 2012? No one not even myself.” – on Twitter on November 19, 2011

7. “My biggest thing was I don’’t like when you talk about people I love. People that I know for a fact are working very hard and are very respectful people. I don’’t like that. That pushes my buttons more than anything you can say about me.” – from a June 2010 AllHipHop Interview

8. “Throw em a bone and they want a steak.” – on Twitter on November 2, 2011

9. “I’m sure people took it that way and that’s good, man. That’s great. Wake the fuck up. I hope it makes you go harder. I hope it makes you get mad at me and write a song with me in mind.” – from “The Long Way Home (2011/2012 Cover Story)” for Complex Magazine

10. “I wish that we lived in a time and a generation where people would stop viewing my honesty as overly emotional. People always act like I spend my life crying in a dark room. I don’t, I’m good. I’m a man. I want to be remembered as an artist that gave you a piece of me, as opposed to some surface bullshit. I don’t think people realize that we die, we leave here, and either they forget about you or remember you. And how they remember you is up to you. I just want to be remembered as a poet that was open and honest because I wake up every morning and I’m me.” – GQ&A November 2011

And if you can’t get enough, you can head to YouTube for a daily dose of “Shit Drake Says.” But also in the end, collecting those cover issues will be a good investment. Promise.

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    • No WAY I loved him on Degrassi, I am meh about his music. Ahh Degrassi, taught me so many life lessons.

    • All I see is Jimmy when I look at him and I still get confused when people call him Drake.

    • I didn’t see Degrassi for years until it was reruns on “The N” and I was super confused the first time when I saw Drake on it. But like… in a good way.

      Also I know it’s totally out of character that I hadn’t seen Degrassi.

    • i know i can’t look at him without thinking about jimmy in the wheelchair, but that makes me like him more, i think, like he was a kid i went to high school with who dated that hot girl that went goth later on and got shot or something and played wheelchair basketball and then one day he became a rapper

  1. It’s the ending of that GQ article that ought to top the quotable list, in my view:

    “We had wine and dinner by the pool, I brought you inside, I brought the projector down; are you or are you not sleeping with me?”

  2. This article is nicely timed. I just saw Drizzy in concert in San Jose last Saturday. Up until that evening, I’ve always thought that he and I were the same person, minus the strippers and exgirlfriend drama. But when he’s drunk/leaning/high? he’s kind of a dick. But musically speaking hes amazing

  3. Also Carmen I wish we lived in the same place so we could just sit around and drink beer and come up with top ten lists like this.

    Is that weird?

  4. It was honestly only a matter of time before you wrote a Drake post on AS, Carmen.


    “A chance is like a picture it’d be nice if you just take one.”

    Favorite Drake lyric.

  5. I’m sorry, but I do not know who this person is. How is this relevant to my interests re:autostraddle?

    • Autostraddle shows/brings awesomeness into
      our lives and Drake=Awesome. The end.

      Glad I could clear that up for you.

      “Everybody talks and everybody listens, but somehow it’s always the truth that comes up missing.”

  6. He’s Canadian, just like Bieber. We’re all up in ur idiom.

    “I grew up listening to the American masters: Toni Tennille, Debbie Boone, Anne Murray–who was actually a Canadian working in the American idiom. Then there were the crypto-homo rockers: Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie–who was actually an idiom working in America and Canada.”

    -Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  7. I like to pretend that in the song Make Me Proud he’s talking about a lesbian: “cause you don’t love them boys, p***y run everything, f*** that noise.”

    • me too. but apparently that makes me a bad feminist according to what other people think about that song. oh well.

  8. I have mixed feelings about Drake. On one hand, everything I’ve heard about him seems to confirm this awesome, respectful of women, stand-up guy. But then he hangs around artists like the Weeknd, and I just have to wonder if its a sham. That, behind closed doors he’s just this horrible a**hole or something.

    • Why do people have to be nice all the time? Why can’t he be an awesome, respectful of women, stand-up guy who has his moments as an ass-hat?

      I’d rather be an ass-hat than be someone who suppresses my ass-hattery to appease others.

  9. As a hardcore rap fan I have to say that Drake is to music what Twilight is to literature: crap.

  10. This.

    “I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him,” the rapper and actor *reportedly told VH1 News at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this week. “That’s the goal. I watch all the addresses. Anytime I see him on TV, I don’t change the channel. I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice. If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m pretty good at impressions.” – Drake

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