Kanye West Quotes

When you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus. 

2013

I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. 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. 

2013

The idea of Kanye and vanity are like, synonymous. 

2013

Maybe 90 percent of the time it looks like I’m not having a good time. 

2013

I don’t have some type of romantic relationship with the public. I’m like, the anti-celebrity, and my music comes from a place of being anti. 

2013

 If anyone’s reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now.

2013

I don’t know if this is statistically right, but I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person. 

2013

I'm not sure if “festivalize” is currently a word but it will be afterwards now. 

2012

I am flawed as a human. I am flawed as a person. As a man I am flawed... BUT MY MUSIC IS PERFECT! 

2012

of course there are a lot of media inaccuracies surrounding this past couple of weeks, especially the 'She's my Beyoncé' quote. I would never compare anyone to my friend's wife. Come on now, that doesn't even sound like me. If I don't say something in a rap or on Twitter, it's not true. 

2012

Boyfriends are like rush hour traffic... ALWAYS IN THE FUCKING WAY! 

2011

Once again I wake up, and I’m a monster. I walk through the hotel, or I walk down the street, and people look at me like I’m fucking insane—like I’m Hitler. 

2011

I just look at porn. Remember “Dark Fantasy”? Wrote that sh*t mid-auto-coitus. 

2011

An abortion can cost a ballin' nigga up to 50gs maybe a 100. Gold diggin' bi**hes be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my n**gas! 

2011

 The two things I’ve learned since then are humility and empathy—to be empathetic to other people’s feelings. To care about how much this must mean to someone else, and not to think that my ideals or my righteousness are more important than someone else’s feelings. 

2010

Let me please express how amazingly I rap at this point. 

2010

I've finally realized as long as you use profanity when you talk about art and fashion it's better accepted! 

2010

Sometimes I get emotional over fonts. 

2010

Yo, how am I supposed to talk if you're going to run the thing in the middle while I'm talking? "Please don't let that happen again. It's ridiculous. 

2010

I feel belittled to be classified as just a musician. 

2010

As a celebrity, as soon as you become a star, as soon as it pops off for you, at that point, you stop growing. As soon as you don't have to wash your own dishes any more. I was like trying to get somebody to jog for me the other day. 

2009

Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books. I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life. 

2009

God chose me. He made a path for me. I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.

2009

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

2009

Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you. Imma let you finish. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. 

2009