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I'm not a corny-ass booty freak! I'm the greatest musician of all-time. — Kanye West

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I think I'm a whole lot to handle. I definitely am, on every aspect. I'm the video director. I'm the graphics designer. I'm the rapper. I'm the visionary. I'm the music producer. I'm the executive producer. I'm just going to end it off to be poetic: I'm the future of music. — Kanye West

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This is my life homie, you decide yours — Kanye West

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

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I make all my own decisions and I take full responsibility. — Kanye West

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I looked at Justin, and I was like: 'Do you want me to go onstage for you?' — Kanye West

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

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Ralph Lauren was borin' before I worn him — Kanye West

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It's motivation. Some people are gifted at specific things, but I had to develop. The thing I'm most talented at is the ability to learn. — Kanye West

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I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn. — Kanye West

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I try to get as close to a childlike level as possible because we were all artists back then. — Kanye West

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When I think of competition it's like I try to create against the past. I think about Michelangelo and Picasso, you know, the pyramids. — Kanye West

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I completely lost everything, but I gained everything because I lost the fear. — Kanye West

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If it wasn't for race mixing, there'd be no video girls. — Kanye West

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To be a visionary, all you have to do is make decisions based off of your eyes instead of your ears and your memory. — Kanye West

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I worked a telemarketing job. I always worked those because I always knew how to talk to people and I always knew how to sell because my father was a salesman. He used to sell vacuum cleaners, payroll services to companies, so that was natural for me to go into sales. — Kanye West

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I wake up every day trying to give something back to you that you can rock to and be proud of. — Kanye West

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We headed to hell for heaven sakes, well Imma levitate ... make the devil wait. — Kanye West

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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

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You have the power to let power go — Kanye West

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We've been sold a concept of joy through advertising. It was somehow sold to us through a Gucci bag or something. — Kanye West

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I wanna tell the whole world about a friend of mine / This little light of mine, I'm feelin' let it shine / I'm feelin' take y'all back to them better times/ I'm feelin' talk about my mama if y'all don't mind — Kanye West

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I ain't crazy, I'm just not satisfied. — Kanye West

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People in this world shun people for being great, for being a bright color, for standing out. But the time is now, to be OK with being the greatest you. — Kanye West

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Death is promised. So what do you do with your life? How do you make the most of it? How do you make your voice the loudest? — Kanye West

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Just know that if you want to be a boxer you're going to get your face beaten constantly but then you may end up being a Mayweather or an Ali at the end of the day. — Kanye West

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All I need is the breakthrough. The joint-venture for my clothing. Same as Stella McCartney has ... — Kanye West

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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. — Kanye West

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I think that's a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people: 'This is the level that things could be at.' — Kanye West

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You know that one auntie, you don't wanna be rude,
... But every holiday, nobody eatin' her food. — Kanye West

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Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! We love Versace. Versace is the greatest designer of all time! — Kanye West

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

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The dinosaurs aren't remembered for much more than their bones. When humanity's gone, what do we give to this little planet that we're on, and what could we do collectively, removing the pride? — Kanye West

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I really appreciate the moments that I was able to win rap album of the year or whatever. — Kanye West

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We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams. — Kanye West

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I don't know what's better: getting laid or getting paid.
I just know when I'm getting one, the other's getting away. — Kanye West

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I think there are school teachers who are on the exact same mission as me. — Kanye West

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Fonts. I get emotional over fonts. — Kanye West

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You're not perfect, but you're not your mistakes. — Kanye West

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We culture. Rap is the new rock 'n roll. We the rockstars. It's been like that for a minute, Hedi Slimane! — Kanye West

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Like, I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness! Why would you want to control that? — Kanye West

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

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Though it's thousands of miles away
Sierra Leone connect to what we go through today
Over here, its a drug trade, we die from drugs
Over there, they die from what we buy from drugs — Kanye West

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People ask me a lot about my drive. I think it comes from, like, having a sexual addiction at a really young age. Look at the drive that people have to get sex - to dress like this and get a haircut and be in the club in the freezing cold at 3 A.M., the places they go to pick up a girl. If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic — Kanye West

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I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice. — Kanye West

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They say your attitude determines your latitude ... — Kanye West

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I'm the rap version of Dave Chappelle. I'm not sayin' I'm nearly as talented as Chappelle when it comes to political and social commentary, but like him, I'm laughing to keep from crying. — Kanye West

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What's the main thing that makes magic magic? The fact that no one believes that it's possible. — Kanye West

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People say I've got a bad reputation. I think I've got the best reputation in the building. — Kanye West

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I was wearing like, a Juicy Couture men's polo shirt. We weren't there, like, ready for war — Kanye West

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My Caps Lock Key Is Loud! — Kanye West

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If you can do it better than me, then you do it. — Kanye West

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I'm talkin' about us, the new slaves, the people who love fashion. I'm talking about us, you know? 'Cause I'm a slave to it. I love it. — Kanye West

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

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"Dark Fantasy" was my long, backhanded apology. You know how people give a backhanded compliment? It was a backhanded apology. It was like, all these raps, all these sonic acrobatics. I was like: "Let me show you guys what I can do, and please accept me back. You want to have me on your shelves." — Kanye West

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I'm a minimalist in a rapper's body. — Kanye West

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I go all the way back to the Hot Boys days and being 13, listening to this dude. Just remembering the staple he put on the game back then all the way to now, to have that longevity years beyond it. So for him to actually acknowledge what I'm doing right now and seeing it as a path, the same way the longevity he created, it's a great feeling to actually share that same stage and a moment with him. Wayne ain't no new jack to this game. He influenced a lot of styles and a lot of sounds. I would say I was influenced by a recent sound and flow, and cadence that he brung to the game. — Kanye West

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There's nothing I really wanted to do in life that I wasn't able to get good at. That's my skill. I'm not really specifically talented at anything except for the ability to learn. That's what I do. That's what I'm here for. — Kanye West

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I am not a fan of books. — Kanye West

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I don't have one regret. — Kanye West

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What I feel like - 'cause I wanna be married, of course - I feel like the type of girl I would be with is a fellow superhero. So we get that 'already flying and now we're just flying together' thing. — Kanye West

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I have decided in 2020 to run for president. — Kanye West

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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. — Kanye West

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People asked me to change my name for [808s] ... I think the fact that I can't sing that well is what makes "808s" so special. — Kanye West

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Couldn't afford a car so he named his daughter Alexis — Kanye West

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All this role model bullshit; you don't have any extra responsibilities because you made some good songs! Your only responsibility is to make good songs. — Kanye West

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I live and breathe every element in life. — Kanye West

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Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you. I'ma let you finish. But Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! — Kanye West

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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

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We have the ability to approach our race like ants, or we have the ability to approach our race like crabs. — Kanye West

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I would like to thank Julius Caesar for originating my hairstyle — Kanye West

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Respect my trendsetting abilities. Once that happens, everyone wins. — Kanye West

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

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Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack. And a white man get paid off of all of that. — Kanye West

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So I can go and let out everything that I feel about every bogus weekly cover, every single bogus skit, every single rumor and barber shop-everything that people feel is ok to treat celebrities like zoo animals, or act like what they're saying is not serious, or their lives are not serious or their dreams are not serious. — Kanye West

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I'm a champion, so I turn tragedy to triumph. — Kanye West

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I just needed time alone with my own thoughts
Got treasures in my mind but couldn't open up my own vault — Kanye West

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Me and my girl split the buffet at KFC. — Kanye West

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It wasn't until I hung out with Dead Prez and understood how to make, you know, raps with a message sound cool that I was able to just write "All Falls Down" in 15 minutes. — Kanye West

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Man, I'm the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. — Kanye West

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I believe that everyone is a fashion insider, because it's illegal to be naked. — Kanye West

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You may be talented, but you're not Kanye West. — Kanye West

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I'm my favorite rapper. — Kanye West

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I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven, when I awoke, I spent that on a NECKLACE ... — Kanye West

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I'm a let you finish, but the French Revolution had the best severed heads of ALL TIME. — Kanye West

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I'm a blowfish. I'm not a shark, I'm a blowfish. So that perfect example about me hitting my head [he walked into a street sign and it was caught by paparazzi], it's like a blowfish. I wasn't coming out of my house going to a paparazzi's house to attack them. I'm defending my family in front of my own house. I'm defending my name as someone's screaming something negative at me. That's a blowfish. People have me pinned as a shark or a predator in some way, and in no way am I that. I wouldn't want to hurt anyone. I want to defend people. I want to help people. — Kanye West

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Both this song ['Black Skinhead'], 'I Am a God' and this song were made after Hedi Slimane didn't let me into his first Saint Laurent show. — Kanye West

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Fur pillows are actually hard to sleep on. — Kanye West

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

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So I hope that there are people out there laughing. Laugh loud, please. Laugh until your lungs give out because I will have the last laugh. — Kanye West

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When someone comes up and says something like, 'I am a god,' everybody says 'Who does he think he is?' I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you. That's who I think I am. — Kanye West

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People know I'm smart. And people know that, whether it's SNL or Jimmy Kimmel, it's a trend to take the piss out of celebrity - just as much of a trend as wearing a gray hoodie or driving a Prius. — Kanye West

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Sometimes I feel the music is the only medicine. — Kanye West

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If you see a black family, it's looting, but if it's a white family they are looking for food. — Kanye West

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Rome wasn't built in a day, and the internet is our new Rome — Kanye West

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I hope we don't see no paparazzi today. Because I'm still getting acquainted with these jogging pants I threw on. Like, 'That's not my statement!' — Kanye West

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Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermes factory. Sh*t is real. You're not going to find a chink. It's 100,000 per cent Jimi Hendrix. — Kanye West

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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. — Kanye West

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I'm like a vessel, and God has chosen me to be the voice and the connector. — Kanye West

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No one man should have all that power. — Kanye West