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A collection of sayings and quotations by Kanye West on truth, music, culture, humor, money, pain, performance, relationship, people, love and revenge.

48 Kanye West Quotes That Show How His Mind Works

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Famous As
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer

Born On
08 June 1977 AD

Born In
Atlanta

Founder / Co Founder
Kanye West Foundation

Age
40

Kanye West is an American rapper, producer and singer, regarded as a hip-hop legend. West used to produce music for the local hip-hop bands in Chicago and dropped out of college for the same. Soon, West started to work with Jermaine Dupri and Foxy Brown. His much needed break came when he produced music for ‘Roc-a-fella Records’ in 2000. He started producing hit singles for artists like Alicia Keys and Jay Z. In 2004, his debut album ‘College Drop-Out’ drew both critical acclaim and commercial success. That’s when he founded the record label GOOD MUSIC. Later, with releases like ‘Slow Jamz’, ‘Jesus Walks’, ‘Late Registration’, and ‘Graduation’ Kanye was able to make a mark in the rap world. With ‘Jesus Walks’ earning him a ‘Grammy’, his career began to shine. ‘Stage crashing’ and seizing the opportunity to voice out his thoughts on music and politics alike has become his style. He is quite vocal on various issues through mainstream media and social media and some of his quotes and thoughts have really become popular with people. Barely a day goes by when he doesn't say something hilarious, ridiculous or sometime down right silly. This iconic star never seems to lose his sheen and so are his thoughts, sayings and quotations!

It ain't happened yet And that's what intuition is

- Kanye West

Pussy and religion is all I need

- Kanye West

You cut me deep bitch,cut me like surgery.

- Kanye West

Where I’m from the dopeboys is the rockstars, but they can’t cop cars without seeing cop cars. I guess they want us all behind bars. I know it.

- Thank You and You're Welcome, Kanye West

I always thought that you having my child was our destiny,bt i can't even vibe with you sexually

- Kanye West

Less talk more head right now, huh?

- Kanye West

There's leaders, and there's followers...but I'd rather be a d*ck than a swallower

- Kanye West

I'm not interested in things unless they hit me in a certain place in my heart. I get bored really easily. I'm like majorly underwhelmed in general.

- Kanye West

I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most

- Kanye West

Got staples on my dick. Why? Fucking centerfolds.

- Kanye West

My life is dope and I do dope shit.

- Kanye West

Have you ever had sex with a Pharaoh? I put the pussy in a sarcophagus

- Kanye West

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

The things that don't kill me makes me stronger

- Kanye West

The plan was,we drink untill the pain is over but whats worse,the pain or the hangover?

- Kanye West

George Bush doesn't care about black people.

- Kanye West

I just needed time alone with my own thoughts Got treasures in my mind but couldn’t open up my own vault

- Kanye West

I wonder...would you rather have 100 from an average person or 10 from someone who is outstanding

- Kanye West

Take your diamonds and throw em up like you're bulimic. Yeah, the beat cold, but the flow is anemic.

- Kanye West

In the night, I hear 'em talk. Coldest story ever told. Somewhere far along this road he lost his soul.

- Kanye West

I know I got to be right now Cause I can't get much wronger

- Kanye West

George Bush doesn't care about black people... They're saying black families are looting and white families are just looking for food... they're giving the (Army) permission to shoot us.

- Kanye West

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

- Raising Kanye, Kanye West

The prettiest people do the ugliest things.

- Kanye West

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

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.

- Kanye West

I HEARD YOU LIKE TO DO IT WITH THE LIGHTS ON. BUT I REALLY MAKE BABIES WHEN THE MIC'S ON.

- Kanye West

Homie I'm graduated

- Kanye West

Success is the best revenge.

- Kanye West

They say ya additude determines ya laditude...

- Thank You and You're Welcome, Kanye West

Talkin', talkin, talkin', talk. Baby, let's just knock it off. They don't know what we been through. They don't know 'bout me and you.

- Kanye West

If you know you're the best it only makes sense for you to surround yourself with the best. NO EXCEPTIONS

- Kanye West

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

- Kanye West

That that don't kill me, can only make me stronger.

- Kanye West

Having money isn't everything, not having it is.

- Kanye West

I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph.

- Kanye West

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.

- Kanye West

I believe in myself like a five-year-old believes in himself. They say look at me, look at me! Then they do a flip in the backyard. It won't even be that amazing, but everyone will be clapping for them.

- Kanye West

To use is necessary. And if you can't be used, then you're useless.

- Kanye West

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?

- Thank You and You're Welcome, Kanye West

Love your haters - they're your biggest fans

- Kanye West

..my music isn't just music- its medicine.

- Kanye West

Believe in your flyness...conquer your shyness

- Kanye West

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

- Kanye West

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

For me giving up is way harder than trying.

- Kanye West

Everything I'm not makes me everything I am

- Kanye West

Shoot for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud.

- Kanye West