Sunday, December 30, 2012

Kanye West Quotes

1. I feel like a king of hip hop, but more like a warrior.

2. I go to Hawaii to just calm down cause sometimes when I'm in New York it's like so much stuff happening that my nerves start.

3. When you hold like anger or lies or secrets or anything in your heart, it can tear you up.  It can implode.

4. I don't take offense to anything anybody says about me at this point.

5. It's good to be put…to challenge yourself, put yourself in a situation where you not the king of your castle.

6. I think people understood me a little bit more.  They understood, like, this guy has a little baby Tourettes maybe not quite diagnosed.

7. It's not a grill, it's my teeth.

8. What hurts me about the Bush thing now, is that, I feel like even in the midst of someone not taking responsibility, the fact that I could be responsible for putting someone else, anyone, whether they were considered to be an enemy or not, through the exact same pain that I went through and that's when I started to really feel the humanity of the situation.

9. I feel very happy about the music I'm making.

10. I write raps when I want to.  I do songs when I want to.

11. It feels good man to be able to really live the dream.

12. At the end of the day I'm going down as a legend whether or not you like me or not.  I am the new Jim Morrison.  I am the new Kurt Cobain.

13. I can take negatives and flip them into positives at all times.

14. As long as you're living life, you gotta understand that that's just part of life… Failure, embarrassment and you embrace all that as a person.

15. Vanity Fair Best Dressed List.  That's my greatest accomplishment… That is like the Grammy Award for shopaholics.

16. I'm my favorite rapper.

17. I mean it's just certain stuff that rock stars are supposed to do.

18. I feel like in someways like I'm a soldier of culture.

19. 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?

20. I don't know what's better gettin' laid or gettin' paid.

21. I'll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.

22. If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed.

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

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

25. 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.

26. Nothing in life is promised except death.

27. This dark diction has become America's addiction.

28. 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.

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

30. People always say that you can't please everybody. I think that's a cop-out. Why not attempt it? 'Cause think of all the people you will please if you try.

31. Why, if someone is good in one field can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields?

32. Fashion breaks my heart. 

33. Black people can be the most conservative, the most discriminating. Especially among ourselves. It wasn't white people who said all black men have to wear baggy jeans.

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

35. I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it.

36. 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.

37. I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice.

38. 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.

39. Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?

40. George Bush doesn't care about black people.

41. I am not a fan of books.

42. But for me to have the opportunity to stand in front of a bunch of executives and present myself, I had to hustle in my own way. I can't tell you how frustrating it was that they didn't get that. No joke - I'd leave meetings crying all the time.

43. I can always tell if a band has a British rhythm section due to the gritty production.

44. I didn't want to play it boring and safe. I also didn't want to innovate too much. Second albums, man, they're even scarier than first ones.

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

46. I still think I am the greatest.

47. I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.

48. I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vuitton, but the thing that broke my heart most was when they said: "You're finished. The shoe's finished."

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

50. I'm pretty calculating. I take stuff that I know appeals to people's bad sides and match it up with stuff that appeals to their good sides.

51. If I was just a fan of music, I would think that I was the number one artist in the world.

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

53. Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun.

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

55. Our work is never over. 

56. The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think: "What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?" And: "How does creativity apply across the board?"

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

58. Yo Taylor! I'm really happy for you and imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best music videos of all time. OF ALL TIME!!

59. I just threw some bassoon on this motha****a.


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

62. If you say anything, you lose everything.

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

64. It's crazy and it's delusional before it comes into fruition.

65. Sometimes I get emotional over fonts.

66. Life is 5% of what happens and 95% is how you react.

67. Believe in your FLYNESS…Conquer your shyness.

68. I would rather lose because someone else was right than win when I'm wrong.

69. I wonder…When a person says: "What, you dont trust me?" Do you find yourself thinking, I did before you asked me that.

70. I would rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.

71. Think it. Say it. Do it.

72. Love your haters, they're your biggest fans!

73. Embrace your flaws!

74. Never complain without offering a solution.

75. Good energy brings good energy.

76. Never justify your behavior with the wrongs of others.

77. Going to award shows is like getting all dressed up spending your money on you and your girlfriend to look nice, then you get there and they open the curtain and there's your girlfriend cheating on you. Then they tell you to come back next year
and you'll get to see it again.

78. I was just thinking about my funeral and stuff a couple days ago and thinking who would be at the funeral. People who I want to be in the funeral. I wanna have world leaders that were, like, affected, that said, you know: "Kanye gave me my shot here." Or "he pushed me," or "he told me to believe in myself," or "when I saw this, it made me feel like that." I wanna affect people like that when I, like, pass away.

79. I will not give up on life again. There's so many people that will never get the chance to have their voice heard. I do it for them.

80. Dude from Muse just gave a shout out to "His Beautiful Pregnant Girlfriend" sounds like a good album title!

81. Jay is Kwali's favorite rapper… 50 is Eminem's favorite rapper… and I'm my favorite rapper.

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

83. People say Ye I love your album. I say man I know it's great I love it too, we're like siamese twins in that case, I don't know what that means, all I know is I'm number one. Therefore it couldn't be a siamese unless he was number one also.

84. I don't want a cookie for this. I want to become the best.

85. My presence is a present, kiss my ass!

86. You say I think I'm never wrong. You know what? Maybe you're right!

87. It's something that a pastor don't preach, it's something that a teacher can't teach, when we die the money when can't keep but we prolly spend it all 'cos the pain ain't cheap.

88. Some people graduate but we still stupid.

89. Don't kill me, can only make me stronger!

90. We in this party and nobody invited me, we going crazy and I always use my best sense, but it don't matter cause I stay on my fresh prince.

91. I treat the label like money from my shows. GOOD would've been God except I added more O's.

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