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237 Inspiring Quotes by Kanye West

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Wikipedia Summary for Kanye West

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, record producer, businessman and fashion designer. He has been influential in the 21st-century development of mainstream hip hop, popular music, and popular culture in general.

Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West gained notoriety as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for several mainstream artists. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He experimented with a variety of musical genres on subsequent acclaimed studio albums, including Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and 808s & Heartbreak (2008). Drawing inspiration from maximalism and minimalism, respectively, West's fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) and sixth album Yeezus (2013) were also critical successes. He went on to release The Life of Pablo (2016), Ye (2018), and Jesus Is King (2019). West's discography also includes the full-length collaborations Watch the Throne (2011) and Kids See Ghosts (2018) with Jay-Z and Kid Cudi, respectively.

West's outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant media attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings, as well as for his comments on the music and fashion industries, U.S. politics, and race. In 2020, he ran an independent presidential campaign that advocated for a consistent life ethic. His Christian faith, as well as his marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian, have also been a source of media attention. As a fashion designer, he has collaborated with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the Yeezy collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA.

West is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with more than 20 million albums and 140 million singles sold worldwide. He has won a total of 22 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time. Among his other awards are the Billboard Artist Achievement Award, a joint-record three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Six of his albums were included on Rolling Stone's 2020 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list; the same publication named him one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. West is the tied holder for the most albums (four) topping the annual Pazz & Jop critic poll, a distinction he shares with Bob Dylan. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.


brown and black tiger near body of water

I understand culture. I am the nucleus.

--Kanye West

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Sometimes when I see a bad performance and people still clap... I wonder if they're clapping because they liked what they saw or because they're happy it's over?

--Kanye West

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Everything in the world is exactly the same.

--Kanye West

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I think America just needs to get real when it comes to the way our kids speak and communicate. They need to understand what happens in rap.

--Kanye West

cluster of stars in the sky

I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that's living or breathing is number two.

--Kanye West

black bird flying on white background

I wake up every day trying to give something back to you that you can rock to and be proud of.

--Kanye West

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I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they're looting, if you see a white family it says they're looking for food.

--Kanye West

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I want to be remembered for making great music and doing great things for people.

--Kanye West

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I wanna make uniforms for my high school basketball team through brand Yeezy.

--Kanye West

brown tree branch during daytime

I believe that bad taste is vulgar. It's like cursing. I think the world can be saved through design, because what is the most distasteful thing someone can do? Kill someone. So, good taste is the opposite of that.

--Kanye West

purple petaled flower on gray surface

This dope money here is Lil Treys scholarship

Cause aint no to tuition for havin no ambition

And aint no loans for sittin your ass at home.

--Kanye West


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I didn't play the cards I was dealt. I changed the cards.

--Kanye West

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Cause I want to be on 106 and Park pushing a benz.

--Kanye West

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All this role model bullshit; you don't have any extra responsibilities because you made some good songs! Your only responsibility is to make good songs.

--Kanye West

silver round analog wall clock

Creative output, you know, is just pain. I'm going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.

--Kanye West

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Man, I'm the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.

--Kanye West

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I'm the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.

--Kanye West

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I'm supposed to be a musical genius, but I can't work the car seat that well.

--Kanye West


white and black soccer ball on grass field

I was wearing like, a Juicy Couture men's polo shirt. We weren't there, like, ready for war.

--Kanye West

brown wooden board

I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine This little light of mine, I'm feelin' let it shine I'm feelin' take y'all back to them better times I'm feelin' talk about my mama if y'all don't mind.

--Kanye West

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I got a long road ahead of me to make people believe i'm not actually a huge douche.

--Kanye West

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I am a God, so hurry up with my damn massage; in a French-ass restaurant, hurry up with my damn croissants.

--Kanye West

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They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?

--Kanye West

gray building

I specifically ordered Persian rugs with cherub imagery! What do I have to do to get a simple Persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh.

--Kanye West

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Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack. And a white man get paid off of all of that.

--Kanye West

silhouette of woman during sunset

Yeah, I think that I have like, faltered, you know, as a human. My message isn't perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.

--Kanye West

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Love is cursed by monogamy.

--Kanye West


person in black hoodie using laptop computer

I ain't here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus.

--Kanye West

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Here's something that's contrary to popular belief: I actually don't like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don't. I do not like to think at all.

--Kanye West

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I'm on the pursuit of awesomeness, excellence is the bare minimum.

--Kanye West

woman carrying toddler on seashore

I guess every superhero need his theme music.

--Kanye West

boy wearing American flag print eyeglasses sticking his mouth open

No one man should have all that power.

--Kanye West

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I get to represent somebody I don't think is getting represented right now. The regular dude: the guy who believes in God but still likes pussy.

--Kanye West

person standing on rock formation during daytime

For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success.

--Kanye West

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I'm putting my life at risk, literally! And if I slipped... You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I'm like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.

--Kanye West

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I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a ‘one size fits all' standard for happiness.

--Kanye West

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I'm not comfortable with comfort. I'm only comfortable when I'm in a place where I'm constantly learning and growing.

--Kanye West


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I can sleep. I love sleep; it's my favorite.

--Kanye West

blue wall during daytime

They classify my motivational speeches as rants.

--Kanye West

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One of my biggest Achilles' heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone.

--Kanye West

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I will spark a generation of thinkers who will question traditional thought until they find the absolute truth.

--Kanye West

man holding his head

I'm a heaven sent instrument. My rhythmatic regimen navigates melodic notes for your soul and your mental. That's why I'm instrumental, vibrations is what I'm into.

--Kanye West

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I'm a pop enigma. I live and breathe every element in life. I rock a bespoke suit and I go to Harold's for fried chicken. It's all these things at once, because, as a taste maker, I find the best of everything.

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Longer Version:

I'm a pop enigma. I live and breathe every element in life. I rock a bespoke suit and I go to Harold's for fried chicken. It's all these things at once, because, as a taste maker, I find the best of everything. There's certain things that black people are the best at and certain things that white people are the best at. Whatever we as black people are the best at, I'ma go get that. Like, on Christmas I don't want any food that tastes white. And when I go to purchase a house, I don't want my credit to look black.



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Constantly bringing up the past keeps you stuck there.

--Kanye West

pink rose in close up photography

All I need is the breakthrough. The joint-venture for my clothing. Same as Stella McCartney has.

--Kanye West

yellow bee beside purple petaled flower during daytime

I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.

--Kanye West

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Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed.

--Kanye West

Longer Version:

Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books ... I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life.


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Hate and love are very similar emotions. The opposite of love is you don't care.

--Kanye West

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I am not a fan of books.

--Kanye West



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If I don't win, the award show loses credibility.

--Kanye West

pink petaled flower

I feel like it's almost a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting. I think it's important for Kim Kardashian to have her figure. To not show it would be like Adele not singing.

--Kanye West


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Fashion is merely an opinion. And I've got a lot of opinions.

--Kanye West

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It's not 'can'; it's 'will.' You have to will things into fruition.

--Kanye West

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But I think I'm on track to do something even bigger. I liberate minds with my music. That's more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.

--Kanye West


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Do you think there'd be a Givenchy in the hood if it wasn't for that South Park photo?

--Kanye West


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The dinosaurs aren't remembered for much more than their bones. When humanity's gone, what do we give to this little planet that we're on, and what could we do collectively, removing the pride?

--Kanye West


white and blue building under clear sky

Do I worry about being in the public eye and raising kids? Yeah. Any situation you're in, you're gonna worry about raising kids. But it's champagne problems, too. There are people who can't feed their kids.

--Kanye West

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They say, he must had an angel, cuss look how death missed his ass. Unbreakable, what you thought they'd call me Mr. Glass?

--Kanye West

woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

The plan was to drink until the pain is over, But what's worse, the pain or the hangover?

--Kanye West

person walking holding brown leather bag

In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?

--Kanye West

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I just want people to be the best thems and live the happiest lives possible.

--Kanye West

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I told God I'd be back in a second. Man it's so hard not to act reckless.

--Kanye West

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I'm really happy I'm me because if I wasn't I'd be scared. If you want that Number One spot you need to listen to my album and try to beat it.

--Kanye West

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I used to have insecurity about my finances, then I announced that I had debt, and now I don't have any insecurities.

--Kanye West

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The amount of people who talk about guns, versus who actually uses them, is not even close in this millennium.

--Kanye West

body of water

Keep rockin', and keep knockin' Whether you Louis Vuitton it up or Reebokin' You see the hate, that they're servin' on a platter So what we gon' have, dessert or disaster?

--Kanye West


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It was a strike against me that I didn't wear baggy jeans and jerseys and that I never hustled, never sold drugs.

--Kanye West


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We gonna touch the sky.

--Kanye West

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Well, I just don't want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn't America's baby.

--Kanye West

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Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It's so much going on in music right now and somebody has to make a difference.

--Kanye West

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Every time I crash the Internet, it's like this little drop of truth. Every time I say something that's extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet. So what are we getting all of the rest of the time?

--Kanye West

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I don't know what's better: getting laid or getting paid.

I just know when I'm getting one, the other's getting away.

--Kanye West

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I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things.

--Kanye West

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Taste and style is beyond clothes. It's in food; it's in quality. Working out, healthy bodies, organic food-they're all part of the same thing.

--Kanye West

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You're not perfect, but you're not your mistakes.

--Kanye West

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I'm a blowfish. I'm not a shark, I'm a blowfish.

--Kanye West

flying blue and green hummingbird

I'm a creative genius and there's no other way to word it.

--Kanye West

black fishes

You've got to be really dialed into exactly who you are to the one hundredth power or you're just everyone else.

--Kanye West

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When I was in fourth grade I was drawing Jordans when my mama couldn't afford them.

--Kanye West

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It's only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It's only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That's all it is.

--Kanye West

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This one Corbusier lamp was like, my greatest inspiration ... I'm a minimalist in a rapper's body.

--Kanye West

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If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic.

--Kanye West



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Throw your diamonds in the sky if you feel the vibe.

--Kanye West

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I am a pop artist, so my medium is public opinion and the world is my canvas.

--Kanye West

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My Caps Lock Key Is Loud!

--Kanye West

orange leaves tree

I'm gonna sit here on this runway until I'm at the end of it. Because that's that thing that people slave over. That's that thing that people are slaves to. That's that thing that I'm a slave to.

--Kanye West

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I feel that I'm very blessed. But with great blessings come great responsibility.

--Kanye West

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George Bush doesn't care about black people.

--Kanye West

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Though it's thousands of miles away
Sierra Leone connect to what we go through today
Over here, its a drug trade, we die from drugs
Over there, they die from what we buy from drugs.

--Kanye West

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Great art comes from great artists. There's a bunch of people that are hurt that still couldn't have made the album that was super-polarizing and redefined the sound of radio.

--Kanye West

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Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It's rage, it's creativity, it's pain, it's hurt, but it's the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music.

--Kanye West

snow covered brown mountain

I've known my mom since I was zero years old. She is quite dope.

--Kanye West

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If you admire somebody, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them.

--Kanye West

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I hope we don't see no paparazzi today. Because I'm still getting acquainted with these jogging pants I threw on. Like, 'That's not my statement!'

--Kanye West

brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower

For me to say I wasn't a genius I'd just be lying to you and to myself.

--Kanye West


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I make music as good as possible, but I do reference cultural icons, because I want my music to be a time capsule of 2007.

--Kanye West

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To be a visionary, all you have to do is make decisions based off of your eyes instead of your ears and your memory.

--Kanye West

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I make all my own decisions and I take full responsibility.

--Kanye West


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I am in the lineage of Gil Scott-Heron, great activist-type artists. But I'm also in the lineage of a Miles Davis -- you know, that liked nice things also.

--Kanye West

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We all self-conscious. I'm just the first to admit it.

--Kanye West

pink rose in close up photography

People say it takes a village to raise a child. People ask me how my daughter is doing. She's only doing good if your daughter's doing good. We're all one family.

--Kanye West

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Know your worth! People always act like they're doing more for you than you're doing for them.

--Kanye West

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I'm talkin' about us, the new slaves, the people who love fashion. I'm talking about us, you know? 'Cause I'm a slave to it. I love it.

--Kanye West

person wearing black top

They say your attitude determines your latitude.

--Kanye West

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I would rather sit in a factory than sit in a Maybach.

--Kanye West

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If y'all fresh to death, then I'm deceased.

--Kanye West

low angle view of blue clouds

I can't be a slave to the machine, you feel like you're in the matrix.

--Kanye West

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What if you're Gaudi and you know you're the best architect and everyone is saying that you're saying you're the best architect the wrong way?

--Kanye West

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My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater.

--Kanye West

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My message isn't perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.

--Kanye West

person on road at sunset

If you don't make Christmas presents, meaning making something that's so emotionally connected to people, don't talk to me.

--Kanye West

Arizona landscape

Everyone's always telling you to be humble. When was the last time someone told you to be great?

--Kanye West

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The dinosaurs are remembered only by their bones. What will we be remembered for with humanity?

--Kanye West

white oriental lily flower

Cause we they leaders, and they the followers
And we the nut-busters and they the swallowers

--Kanye West

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Racism is still alive they just be concealing it.

--Kanye West




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Society and public opinion can beat the wings off of angels.

--Kanye West

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It's crazy that we live in a world where if your super positive and super creative...it's scary. Because what does that tell you about the mentality of most people if your scared of like...positivity.

--Kanye West

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Nike told me, 'We can't give you royalties because you're not a professional athlete.' I told them 'I'll go to the Garden and play one-on-no-one.' I'm a performance athlete!

--Kanye West

body of water

When I think of competition it's like I try to create against the past. I think about Michelangelo and Picasso, you know, the pyramids.

--Kanye West

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Success is the best revenge.

--Kanye West

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I am God's vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.

--Kanye West

three women sitting on rock near body of water

You have to be able to swim in backlash.

--Kanye West

woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

The concept of Kimye has more cultural significance than what Page Six could write.

--Kanye West


sunset highway

Don't Ever fix your lips like collagen
And say something when you gon' end up apologing.

--Kanye West

aerial photo of green trees

We came into a broken world. And we're the cleanup crew.

--Kanye West

man playing soccer during daytime

Every time I say something that's extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet.

--Kanye West

green trees on brown dried leaves during daytime

I told y'all I didn't vote, right? But if I would've voted, I would've voted for Trump.

--Kanye West

yellow Labrador puppy running on field

The longer your gevity is, the more confidence you build.

--Kanye West

white petaled flower bloom during daytime

Me and my girl split the buffet at KFC.

--Kanye West

foggy mountains

There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal. It showed the number one company the importance of connecting with culture.

--Kanye West

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I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.

--Kanye West

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I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers.

--Kanye West


silver round analog wall clock

I dislike the concept of 'chic' being the highest compliment for a human being. I'd rather someone be nice than to be chic.

--Kanye West


blue sky and white clouds

We're a blip in the existence of the universe, and we're constantly trying to pull each other down. Not doing things to help each other.

--Kanye West

selective focus photography of black and white bird on stem

I miss the old Kanye, straight from the 'Go Kanye, Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye, I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye, The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye.

--Kanye West

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People always tell you, 'Be humble. Be humble.' When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!

--Kanye West

black and gray floral textile

Recognize and embrace your flaws so you can learn from them. Sometimes it takes a little polishing to truly shine.

--Kanye West

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People in this world shun people for being great, for being a bright color, for standing out. But the time is now, to be OK with being the greatest you.

--Kanye West

black and white abstract illustration

Criticism can bother you, but you should be more bothered if there's no criticism. That means you're too safe.

--Kanye West


mountains covered with fog

If you ask me a question like what is your greatest accomplishment, it should be what I'm about to do.

--Kanye West


blue sky with white clouds

You basically can say anything to someone on an email or text as long as you put LOL at the end.

--Kanye West

yellow rose flower

Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermes factory. Sh*t is real. You're not going to find a chink. It's 100,000 per cent Jimi Hendrix.

--Kanye West

woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime

For me giving up is way harder than trying.

--Kanye West

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I love Kim Kardashian nude selfies. Like, I love the ones from the side, the back ones, and the front. I just love seeing her naked.

--Kanye West

blue sky with stars during night time

Everyone's born confident, and everything's taken away from you.

--Kanye West

purple lavender flower

'What you doing in the club on a Thursday?'
She say she only here for her girl birthday...
They ordered champagne but still look thirsty,
Rock Forever 21 but just turned 30.

--Kanye West

yellow labrador retriever puppy sitting on floor

Believe in your flyness... conquer your shyness.

--Kanye West

yellow wallpaper

I think my sense of humor is really dark and super twisted and stuff like that. It's like, "Is this a funny joke for real? Or am I just rich?" See? That was funny.

--Kanye West



common sunflower

Never do coke with an intern ... they may not be 21.

--Kanye West

black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime

My doorman is more important to me than any head of any company. He keeps us safe.

--Kanye West

white tulips in white background

I don't like to say something's weird when it's innovative and fresh.

--Kanye West


shorebird on pier

I don't use blue. I don't like it. It bugs me out. I hate it.

--Kanye West

woman doing yoga on rock platform next to body of water

Just know that if you want to be a boxer you're going to get your face beaten constantly but then you may end up being a Mayweather or an Ali at the end of the day.

--Kanye West

red rope on three branch

Art is to be free. Design is to fix.

--Kanye West

Vincent Van Gogh self portrait painting on wall

Our focus needs to be less on what our legacy's going to be or how we can control each other and more how we can give to each other.

--Kanye West

white flower

My favorite body part of Kim's: heart.

--Kanye West

water color palette on white surface

You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?

--Kanye West

green trees under white sky during daytime

I'm giving all that I have in this life. I'm opening up my notebook, and I'm saying everything in there out loud.

--Kanye West

concert photos

A lot of artists have a lot of different ventures, I think it's typical for a hip hop artist, at this point, to have a bunch of different ventures.

--Kanye West

close-up photograph of black dreadnought acoustic guitar

I'm not a corny-ass booty freak! I'm the greatest musician of all-time.

--Kanye West

yellow flower field under clear sky

My parents taught me that AIDS was a man-made disease designed to get rid of the undesirable people.

--Kanye West

body of water under blue sky during daytime

What I had to learn from Kim is how to take more of her advice and less of other people's advice. There's a lot of Kim K skills that were added. In order to win at life, you need some Kim K skills, period.

--Kanye West

yellow labrador retriever puppy sitting on floor

Being fresh is more important than having money.

--Kanye West

sunset

Taking 1,000 meetings attempting to get backing to do clothing.

--Kanye West

green palm plant

I just think that when my confidence meets other people's insecurity, that equals Kanye's arrogant.

--Kanye West

white wooden hut during daytime

I would like to thank Julius Caesar for originating my hairstyle.

--Kanye West

black fishes

I wanna explain something about the title 'Yeezus,' simply put 'West' was my slave name and 'Yeezus' is my God name.

--Kanye West

red textile in close up photography

You drive in a Maybach past a homeless person and you ask, 'Who's more free?' You could be trapped to your possessions.

--Kanye West

pink and white abstract painting

I'm never at my worst because even at my lowest, its a learning experience. It's something that I'll bounce ideas off. I can take negatives and flip them to positives at all times.

--Kanye West

close-up photo of pink flower

Nothing in life is promised except death.

--Kanye West

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I'm a mix of a 14-year-old high schooler and a 60-year-old guy. It can never fall into the 30s or the 40s. It has to be 100 percent 60 or 100 percent 14, no in between.

--Kanye West


blue parrot standing on brown tree branch

When someone comes up and says something like, 'I am a god,' everybody says 'Who does he think he is?' I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you. That's who I think I am.

--Kanye West

sunset

If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure.

--Kanye West


Arizona landscape

Wait 'till I get my money right.

--Kanye West

man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building

My attitude is tattooed that means it's permanent.

--Kanye West


solid color

You don't have to be scared of me, because I am loyal. Why are people so scared of creative ideas and so scared of truth? All I want to do is do good.

--Kanye West

man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building

What happens if a drone falls right next to her?

--Kanye West

brown wooden table clock at 10 10

The dinosaurs are remember only by their bones. What will we be remembered for with humanity?

--Kanye West

silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water

I'm a let you finish, but the French Revolution had the best severed heads of ALL TIME.

--Kanye West

photo of about to bloom lotus flower

I love sleep; it's my favorite.

--Kanye West

yellow and white abstract painting

I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we've seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka... and welcome to my chocolate factory.

--Kanye West

Vincent Van Gogh self portrait painting on wall

I don't think people are going to talk in the future. They're going to communicate through eye contact, body language, emojis, signs.

--Kanye West

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The idea of Kanye and vanity are like, synonymous. But I've put myself in a lot of places where a vain person wouldn't put themselves in. Like what's vanity about wearing a kilt?

--Kanye West


empty pathway

I had a dream I can buy my way to heaven.

--Kanye West

brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass

I live and breathe every element in life.

--Kanye West

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It's a tough world out there. You're going to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees -- and usually when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most.

--Kanye West

silhouette photo of mountain during night time

I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it's like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.

--Kanye West

silhouette of man standing on hill during starry night

It don't gotta be Mother's Day, or your birthday, for me to just call and say Hey Mama.

--Kanye West

yellow tulip flowers

I've reached a point in my life where my Truman Show boat has hit the painting.

--Kanye West

green palm plant during daytime

I'm here to fight for the re-education of what celebrity is: to say, 'Yes, we are celebrities, but yes, we're also innovators. We're also inventors. We're also thoughtful.'

--Kanye West


man in cowboy hat

I don't care what people think, because people don't think.

--Kanye West

orange rose in bloom close up photo

I hate when I'm on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle.

--Kanye West

green water in close up photography

People have me pinned as a shark or a predator in some way, and in no way am I that. I wouldn't want to hurt anyone. I want to defend people. I want to help people.

--Kanye West

man jumping on hill during golden hour

My favorite record label of all time is Motown. That era of music was my favorite.

--Kanye West

white wall paint with black shadow

I'm the rap version of Dave Chappelle. I'm not sayin' I'm nearly as talented as Chappelle when it comes to political and social commentary, but like him, I'm laughing to keep from crying.

--Kanye West

pen on brown board

An artist's career doesn't happen in the cycle of one week of news. An artist's career happens in a lifetime, and if you're a true artist you're willing to die for what you believe in.

--Kanye West

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I'm not always going to say things the perfect way, the right way. But I'm going to say how I feel.

--Kanye West


Arizona landscape

I really appreciate the moments that I was able to win rap album of the year or whatever.

--Kanye West

Arizona landscape

Bravery and courage is walking into pain and knowing that something better is on the other side.

--Kanye West

landscape photography of trees

I know I got angels watchin me from the other side.

--Kanye West

yellow and purple flower with white background

If you're a Kanye West fan, you're not a fan of me, you're a fan of yourself. You will believe in yourself. I'm just the espresso.

--Kanye West

selective focus photo of iceberg on large body of water at winter

If you're taught you can't do anything you won't do anything, I was taught I could do everything.

--Kanye West

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