20+ Best Kanye West Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Kanye West is a Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer and fashion designer. Outspoken and prone to controversy, he became additional celebrity fodder with his marriage to Kim Kardashian.

We have compiled a list of Kanye West quotes for you to read.


Kanye West Quotes

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


“I still think I am the greatest.”


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


“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.”


“I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.”


“I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.”


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


“We all self-conscious. I’m just the first to admit it.”


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


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


“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.”


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


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


“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.”


“Love your haters, they’re your biggest fans.”


“I don’t care about what people think, because people don’t think.”


“The prettiest people do the ugliest things.”


“I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem, or use my arrogance as a steam to power my dreams.”


“People never change. They just become better at hiding who they really are.”


“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.”


“For me, giving up is harder than trying.”



“You weren’t perfect, but you made life worth it.”


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


“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.”


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


“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?”


“I would hear stories about Steve Jobs and feel like he was at 100 percent exactly what he wanted to do, but I’m sure even a Steve Jobs has compromised. Even a Rick Owens has compromised. You know, even a Kanye West has compromised. Sometimes you don’t even know when you’re being compromised till after the fact, and that’s what you regret.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


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


“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.”


“Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?”


“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.”


“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.”


“If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food.”


“My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”


“Nothing in life is promised except death.”

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