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50+ Awe-Inspiring Kanye West Quotes

Kanye Omari West famously known as Kanye West is an American singer, rapper, record producer, songwriter, fashion designer, and businessman. He is a very influential man popular for his music, hip hop, and general culture. Kanye West was born in Atlanta but he was raised in Chicago.

The first album of West was released in 2004 entitled The College Dropout. He then founded GOOD Music following his commercial and critical success in the music industry. Other than music, West also ventured into the business and fashion industry. In 2009, Nike and West collaborated on the release of the rapper’s very own shoe style, the Air Yeezys. The second version was launched in 2012.

West also founded the company KW Foods LLC and plans to open 10 Fatburger restaurants throughout Chicago. Adding to his list of businesses is DONDA, a creative content company that was named after Donda West, his late mother. Kanye West didn’t just inspire us with his music but some of his words left a mark on our hearts. Check out these Kanye West Quotes:

1. “I still think I am the greatest.”
2. “I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.”
3. “Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun.”
4. “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.”
5. “I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.”
6. “Love your haters, they’re your biggest fans.”
7. “I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.”
8. “Know your worth! People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.”
9. “We all self-conscious. I’m just the first to admit it.”
10. “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.”
11. “The prettiest people do the ugliest things.”
12. “I don’t care about what people think, because people don’t think.”
13. “I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem, or use my arrogance as a steam to power my dreams.”
14. “People never change. They just become better at hiding who they really are.”
15. “For me, giving up is harder than trying.”
16. “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.”
17. “I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.”
18. “Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?”
19. “If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food.”
20. “My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”
21. “You weren’t perfect, but you made life worth it.”
22. “Nothing in life is promised except death.”
23. “The more they talk about our love, the more they make it obvious.”
24. “On a bathroom wall I wrote: ‘I’d rather argue with you than to be with someone else”
25. “I bet no one knew, I got no one new. I know I said I’m through, but got love for you.”
26. “I would find you in any lifetime.”
27. “Each night before you go to bed my baby, whisper a little prayer for me. And tell all the stars above, this is dedicated to the one I love.”
28. “This is my life homey, you decide yours.”
29. “Woke up an optimist, sun was shining, I’m positive.”
30. “Everything I’m not made me everything I am. Everything I Am.”
31. “You see, if you ever wanted to ever be anything, there’d always be somebody that shoot down any dream. There’ll always be haters, that’s the way it is.”
32. “As kids we used to laugh, who knew that life would move this fast?”
33. “The good outweighs the bad even on your worst day.”
34. “The weather’s so breezy, man, why can life always be this easy?”
35. “For me to say I wasn’t a genius I’d just be lying to you and to myself”
36. “Believe in your flyness…conquer your shyness”
37. “I’m not comfortable with comfort. I’m only comfortable when I’m in a place where I’m constantly learning and growing.”
38. “One of my biggest Achilles heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.”
39. “I always feel like I can do anything. That’s the main thing people are controlled by: thoughts and perceptions of yourself…If you’re taught you can’t do anything, you won’t do anything.”
40. “People always tell you ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!”
41. “Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly.”
42. “Creative output, you know, is just pain. I’m going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.”
43. “For me giving up is way harder than trying.”
44. “Most people are slowed down by the perception of themselves. If you’re taught you can’t do anything, you won’t do anything. I was taught I can do everything.”
45. “I want people to feel like it’s okay to create. It’s okay to not be boxed in. I want people to feel like awesome is possible.”
46. “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.”
47. “People will have a problem with whatever you do. At the end of the day, nobody can determine what you need to do in order to be successful and why would you listen to someone who is not successful tell you what you need to do?”
48. “When you’re the absolute best, you get hated on the most.”
49. “Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go.”
50. “They say people in your life are seasons and anything that happens is for a reason.”
51. “You can’t look at a glass half full or empty if it’s overflowing.”
52. “But I’m a champion, so I turned tragedy to triumph.”
53. “Memories have to be our most painful blessing.”

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