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48 Kanye West Quotes That Show How His Mind Works

Famous As: One of the Greatest and Most Influential Hip Hop Musicians of All Time
Born On: June 8, 1977
Born In: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Founder / Co Founder: Kanye West Foundation
Age: 47 Years
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!
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Shoot for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud.

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

Kanye West
Everything I'm not makes me everything I am

Everything I'm not makes me everything I am

Kanye West
For me giving up is way harder than trying.

For me giving up is way harder than trying.

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

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

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

Kanye West
Believe in your flyness...conquer your shyness

Believe in your flyness...conquer your shyness

Kanye West
Love your haters - they're your biggest fans

Love your haters - they're your biggest fans

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kanye West
Success is the best revenge.

Success is the best revenge.

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

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

Kanye West
They say ya additude determines ya laditude...

They say ya additude determines ya laditude...

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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
The prettiest people do the ugliest things.

The prettiest people do the ugliest things.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kanye West