Kanye West Quotes and Sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, and funny Kanye West quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more quotes by topic on Quotelicious.

  • Full name: Kanye Omari West
  • Alias name: Kanye West
  • Born: June 8, 1977
  • Born in: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Occupation: rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer
  • Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
  • Weight: 75kg (163 pounds)
  • Net worth: $240 million

Kanye West quotes about love

 

I love sleep; it’s my favorite.

Love your haters, they’re your biggest fans.

 

I don’t care about having a legacy, I don’t care about being remembered. The most important thing to me is, while we’re here, while we’re having fun, while we’re sleeping, breathng oxygen, living life, falling in love, having pain and having joy…what can we do with our voice to make things easier, to help someone to make it better for our kids.

 

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Kanye West quotes about life

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

 

The prettiest people do the ugliest things.

They say people in your life are seasons and anything that happens is for a reason.

 

Nothing in life is promised except death.

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

 

I want people to feel like it’s ok to create. It’s ok to not be boxed in. I want people to feel like, awesome is possible.

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.

 

You’ve got to be really dialed into exactly who you are to the one hundredth power or you’re just everyone else.

You weren’t perfect, but you made life worth it.

I don’t care about what people think, because people don’t think.

 

It’s bigger than me. It’s about while I was here on earth what did I do to help.

People never change. They just become better at hiding who they really are.

 

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.

 

I’m giving all that I have in this life. I’m opening up my notebook, and I’m saying everything in there out loud.

 

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Kanye West quotes about success

For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success.

 

I’m not comfortable with comfort. I’m only comfortable when I’m in a place where I’m constantly learning and growing.

 

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?

I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem, or use my arrogance as a steam to power my dreams.

 

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.

Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the rising sun.

Believe in your flyness…conquer your shyness.

 

Why are people so afraid of creative ideas and so scared of truth? All I want to do is do good.

 

Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly.

 

I don’t care about what people think, because people don’t think.

 

But for me to have the opportunity to stand in front of a bunch of executives and present myself, I had to hustle in my own way. I can’t tell you how frustrating it was that they didn’t get that. No joke – I’d leave meetings crying all the time.

 

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.

When you’re the absolute best, you get hated on the most.

 

For me, giving up is harder than trying.

 

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

 

I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we’ve seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka…and welcome to my chocolate factory.

 

You weren’t perfect, but you made life worth it.

 

Why, if someone is good in one field can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields?

 

I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness!

 

Know your worth! People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.

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Kanye West quotes about money

In today’s world, having money has allowed people who are extremely uncool to think that they’re cool and carry it like that. People who really are cool and people who really are artists and have ideas have to literally turn in their cool card to society just to make it past the age of 28.

 

For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success.

 

Kanye West quotes about family, friends

 

If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food.

 

I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they’re looting, if you see a white family it says they’re looking for food.

 

My goal is just to be respected as a man when I walk down the street with my family. I don’t care what your job is, you’re not gonna talk down to me, you’re not gonna try to get a rise out of me. I’m a man first. And in establishing that, some interesting things have happened.

 

All these walls that keep us from loving each other as one family or one race – racism, religion, where we grew up, whatever, class, socioeconomic – what makes us be so selfish and prideful, what keeps us from wanting to help the next man, what makes us be so focused on a personal legacy as opposed to the entire legacy of a race.

 

Do I worry about being in the public eye and raising kids? Yeah. Any situation you’re in, you’re gonna worry about raising kids. But it’s champagne problems, too. There are people who can’t feed their kids.

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Kanye West quotes about God

 

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won’t get played Huh?

 

I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.

 

I love being American, and I love family. I love having a family, and I feel so blessed, and I feel like God gave me exactly what I wanted, so now I have to do the right thing in God’s eyes also. Just follow what God wants me to do.

More inspirational Kanye West quotes

We all self-conscious. I’m just the first to admit it.

 

I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.

 

I think business has to be stupider. I want to do really straightforward, stupid business – just talk to me like a 4-year-old. And I refuse to negotiate. I do not negotiate. I can collaborate. But I’m an artist, so as soon as you negotiate, you’re being compromised.

 

I don’t think people are going to talk in the future. They’re going to communicate through eye contact, body language, emojis, signs.

 

Fashion is merely an opinion. And I’ve got a lot of opinions.

 

The most genius thing about the way I create is to create with other geniuses.

 

I used to have insecurity about my finances, then I announced that I had debt, and now I don’t have any insecurities.

 

Every time I say something that’s extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet.

 

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.

 

People always tell you, ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!

 

Creative output, you know, is just pain. I’m going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain.

 

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

 

It’s funny because I’ve made a living off of words, but words get in the way of what you really want to say.

 

We came into a broken world. And we’re the cleanup crew.

 

Our work is never over.

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