The 30 Most Inspirational Kid Cudi Quotes

Artistic integrity, true creativity, & an unorthodox imagination are just a few ways to describe Kid Cudi. The hip hop mc, writer and actor Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, who is better known as Kid Cudi, is a versatile being whose life changed when he learned how to express his authentic self and began doing exactly what was true to him, and his fan base absolutely loves him for it!

Although he has faced a lot of inner struggles in recent years with drug addiction and depression, Kid Cudi has miraculously overcame the adversity and has found his happiness within, in fact he has come back from his long awaited leave from the rap game.

Let’s pick the brain of one of the most talented individuals in hip hop, Kid Cudi, whose inspiring quotes will help get anyone out of the rut and back into their groove.


1.) Expand Yourself:

“I just wanna learn and I wanna grow. I wanna consume as much information as possible. I wanna be great.” – Kid Cudi

2.) Face Your Problems:

“Running from your problems is a race you’ll never win.” – Kid Cudi

3.) Good Energy, Adventure & Growth:

“I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow.” – Kid Cudi

4.) Be Weird And Unique:

“Weird itself, even in the dictionary, is just something that is different and unexplainable. A weirdo is someone who follows their heart. I’m definitely weird, ain’t nothing wrong with that.” Kid Cudi

5.) Don’t Seek Approval From Anyone:

“In the business, everybody is a f—— cartoon. And every once in a while, someone comes in that’s really f—— human. I like to think of myself as one of those artists. I didn’t feel any rush to fix myself for anyone.” – Kid Cudi

6.) Imagination Backed With Action:

“I know it’s easy to imagine, But it’s easier to just do, see, if you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you?” – Kid Cudi

7.) Experiences Define You:

“The people I met and the places I been are all what make me the man I so proudly am.” Kid Cudi


“It’s definitely the biggest lesson – not to take things personally. But it’s also the hardest one.” Kid Cudi

9.) Lyrics From Up, Up And Away:

“In the end they’ll judge me anyway, so whatever.” – Kid Cudi

10.) Present Is Where The Power Lies:

“Don’t let the sadness from the past and fear of the future ruin the happiness of the present.” Kid Cudi

11.) Life’s A Personal Battle:

“My life, my choices, my mistakes, my lessons, not your business.” – Kid Cudi

12.) On Regrets:

“Never regret something, because at one point everything you did was exactly what you wanted to do. And sometimes that’s the hardest thing to realize.” – Kid Cudi

13.) Do Not Cater To The World:

“Playing rock was my way of saying, “F— everyone.” It wasn’t well-received … The last thing I was catering to was the world.” – Kid Cudi

14.) Keep Trying New Things:

Once I accomplish one thing and I’m satisfied, I try something else. I may be 50 and doing something totally outside of music and acting. Maybe I’ll become a kindergarten teacher.” – Kid Cudi

15.) His Ultimate Purpose:

“My whole thing is just to put out positive messages in the music, give people something that can change their lives.” Kid Cudi

16.) On Being Different:

People are going to wonder why you’re trying to be different; it’s just a natural instinct. If I was to walk down the street in a kilt, then dudes would wonder why I’m doing that, they’d think I was different or gay. It’s natural for people to point fingers. That’s my whole reason for trying to switch things up; don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” – Kid Cudi

17.) The Motive:

“I’m trying to change the world.” – Kid Cudi


“There was a moment in time where I was really focused on the Navy and I followed through with it – I passed the test. I was happy with myself because I was accomplishing something and I was really working towards a goal. That was the first true thing I invested my energy in.” Kid Cudi

19.) Change Is Good:

“The world that I am coming from, hip-hop, is so regurgitated and repetitive that some people are used to that and they don’t want change, they don’t like change. And I get that, that’s cool. Luckily for me, I’m confident in myself as an artist where I can do what I want, and as long as I’m cool with it, I’m cool with it.” – Kid Cudi

20.) A Kid Cudi Quote About Imagination:

“If you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you? Kid Cudi


“You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.” – Kid Cudi

22.) A Lyric From Cudder Is Back:

“All my life I’ve wanted to do something major.” – Kid Cudi

23.) Focused On The Creative Process:

“But I’m coming back to do what I love, which is rap. But I’m also doing it for the motherf–rs that slept on Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven. That was a project. A director isn’t going to do the same movie every time. A novelist isn’t going to write the same type of book. But you guys are used to shit being a certain way and people staying the same. Kids don’t know what a true artist is nowadays until they see a picture of Warhol or Basquiat. Then they’re like, “Oh, cool. That’s Basquiat!” But you’re over here shitting on artists of the now. That confuses me. But it’s not my job to understand. It’s my job to create.” Kid Cudi

24.) From ‘A Dose Of Dopeness’:

“When life seems hopeless, rearrange things for a dose of dopeness.” – Kid Cudi

25.) Kid Cudi Lyrics From REVOFEV:

“Wake up, life does get tough. No need to stress, holds you back too much.” Kid Cudi

26.) Empowering End Lyrics From ‘Up, Up And Away’:

“The end is never the end. A new challenge awaits. A test no man could be prepared for. A new hell he must conquer and destroy. A new level of growth he must confront himself. The machine in the ghost within. This is the journey of the man on the moon.” Kid Cudi

27.) Don’t Judge The Book’s Cover:

“You can’t judge my choices without understanding my reasons.” Kid Cudi

28.) Pursuit Of Happiness:

“I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know, everything that shines ain’t always gonna be gold. But I’ll be fine once I get it, I’ll be good.” Kid Cudi


“Learn from this, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Hell does have an exit, and I found it. For those who are still looking for a way out, I left the door open and I’ll be waiting for whoever wants to grow with me.” Kid Cudi

30.) A Kid Cudi Quote On Pain:

“It’s true that pain makes people change.” Kid Cudi

Bonus Kid Cudi Quote:

“I have everything I ever dreamed of in terms of stability. But I hadn’t been living that reality, because depression was f—ing me up. So this year I chose to be happy. I just woke up.” – Kid Cudi

In the comments section below our sources, please let us know which Kid Cudi quotes inspired you the most, and if you have found a better one not on this list, please let us know! P.S – You Are An Authentic Genius – Find it within…

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