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quote by Kanye West: 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. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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
quote by Kanye West: I'm supposed to be a musical genius, but I can't work the car seat that well. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I'm supposed to be a musical genius, but I can't work the car seat that well.

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quote by Kanye West: They classify my motivational speeches as rants. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

They classify my motivational speeches as rants.

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quote by Kanye West: Well, I just don't want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn't America's baby. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Well, I just don't want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn't America's baby.

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quote by Kanye West: I can sleep. I love sleep; it's my favorite. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I can sleep. I love sleep; it's my favorite.

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quote by Kanye West: My favorite body part of Kim's: heart. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

My favorite body part of Kim's: heart.

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quote by Kanye West: Me and my girl split the buffet at KFC. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Me and my girl split the buffet at KFC.

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quote by Kanye West: I'm a mix of a 14-year-old high schooler and a 60-year-old guy. It can never fall into the 30s or the 40s. It has to be 100 percent 60 or 100 percent 14, no in between. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I'm a mix of a 14-year-old high schooler and a 60-year-old guy. It can never fall into the 30s or the 40s. It has to be 100 percent 60 or 100 percent 14, no in between.

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quote by Kanye West: I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things.

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quote by Kanye West: It's only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It's only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That's all it is. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

It's only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It's only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That's all it is.

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quote by Kanye West: I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers.

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quote by Kanye West: If you don't make Christmas presents, meaning making something that's so emotionally connected to people, don't talk to me. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

If you don't make Christmas presents, meaning making something that's so emotionally connected to people, don't talk to me.

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quote by Kanye West: I understand culture. I am the nucleus. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I understand culture. I am the nucleus.

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quote by Kanye West: I get to represent somebody I don't think is getting represented right now. The regular dude: the guy who believes in God but still likes pussy. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I get to represent somebody I don't think is getting represented right now. The regular dude: the guy who believes in God but still likes pussy.

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quote by Kanye West: I'm really happy I'm me because if I wasn't I'd be scared. If you want that Number One spot you need to listen to my album and try to beat it. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I'm really happy I'm me because if I wasn't I'd be scared. If you want that Number One spot you need to listen to my album and try to beat it.

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quote by Kanye West: I know I've been called the Louis Vuitton Don ... I've been called a lot of names ... Due to what happened, so severely, when the red shoes hit the runway, I was forced to change my name to Martin Lo… with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I know I've been called the Louis Vuitton Don ... I've been called a lot of names ... Due to what happened, so severely, when the red shoes hit the runway, I was forced to change my name to Martin Louis Vuitton the King, Jr. Address me as such.

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quote by Kanye West: 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. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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.

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quote by Kanye West: Having a Rolex or a Benz is not something that actually represents your success because there's always something more expensive to buy. Success is really being able to do things for others as well as… with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Having a Rolex or a Benz is not something that actually represents your success because there's always something more expensive to buy. Success is really being able to do things for others as well as the people around you and yourself.

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quote by Kanye West: You basically can say anything to someone on an email or text as long as you put LOL at the end. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

You basically can say anything to someone on an email or text as long as you put LOL at the end.

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quote by Kanye West: If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic.

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quote by Kanye West: Okay, everyone please be completely quiet, because I can literally hear a whisper, and it'll throw off my stream of consciousness, and when I get my stream of consciousness going that's when I give t… with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Okay, everyone please be completely quiet, because I can literally hear a whisper, and it'll throw off my stream of consciousness, and when I get my stream of consciousness going that's when I give the best, illest quotes. Literally, a whisper can throw it off.

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quote by Kanye West: I think God has me on a path. I think he puts certain people in my life, and angels send messages to me, like, Kanye, I want you to say this, and I want you to say that, and I want you to talk to thi… with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I think God has me on a path. I think he puts certain people in my life, and angels send messages to me, like, Kanye, I want you to say this, and I want you to say that, and I want you to talk to this girl here, and I don't want you to do this over here.

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quote by Kanye West: I make music as good as possible, but I do reference cultural icons, because I want my music to be a time capsule of 2007. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I make music as good as possible, but I do reference cultural icons, because I want my music to be a time capsule of 2007.

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quote by Kanye West: Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It's rage, it's creativity, it's pain, it's hurt, but it's the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It's rage, it's creativity, it's pain, it's hurt, but it's the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music.

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quote by Kanye West: Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, and I have that. But I'm nothing if I can't be me. If I can't be… with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, and I have that. But I'm nothing if I can't be me. If I can't be true to myself, they don't mean anything.

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quote by Kanye West: It's a tough world out there. You're going to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees -- and usually when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

It's a tough world out there. You're going to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees -- and usually when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most.

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quote by Kanye West: They say, he must had an angel, cuss look how death missed his ass. Unbreakable, what you thought they'd call me Mr. Glass? with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

They say, he must had an angel, cuss look how death missed his ass. Unbreakable, what you thought they'd call me Mr. Glass?

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quote by Kanye West: An artist's career doesn't happen in the cycle of one week of news. An artist's career happens in a lifetime, and if you're a true artist you're willing to die for what you believe in. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

An artist's career doesn't happen in the cycle of one week of news. An artist's career happens in a lifetime, and if you're a true artist you're willing to die for what you believe in.

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quote by Kanye West: Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack. And a white man get paid off of all of that. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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

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quote by Kanye West: You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great? with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?

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quote by Kanye West: In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great? with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?

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quote by Kanye West: I'm never at my worst because even at my lowest, its a learning experience. It's something that I'll bounce ideas off. I can take negatives and flip them to positives at all times. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I'm never at my worst because even at my lowest, its a learning experience. It's something that I'll bounce ideas off. I can take negatives and flip them to positives at all times.

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quote by Kanye West: My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater.

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quote by Kanye West: One of my biggest Achilles' heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

One of my biggest Achilles' heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone.

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quote by Kanye West: I am in the lineage of Gil Scott-Heron, great activist-type artists. But I'm also in the lineage of a Miles Davis -- you know, that liked nice things also. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I am in the lineage of Gil Scott-Heron, great activist-type artists. But I'm also in the lineage of a Miles Davis -- you know, that liked nice things also.

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quote by Kanye West: I got a long road ahead of me to make people believe i'm not actually a huge douche. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I got a long road ahead of me to make people believe i'm not actually a huge douche.

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quote by Kanye West: I was wearing like, a Juicy Couture men's polo shirt. We weren't there, like, ready for war. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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

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quote by Kanye West: They say your attitude determines your latitude. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

They say your attitude determines your latitude.

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quote by Kanye West: I would like to thank Julius Caesar for originating my hairstyle. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I would like to thank Julius Caesar for originating my hairstyle.

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quote by Kanye West: I don't like to say something's weird when it's innovative and fresh. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I don't like to say something's weird when it's innovative and fresh.

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quote by Kanye West: I'm here to fight for the re-education of what celebrity is: to say, 'Yes, we are celebrities, but yes, we're also innovators. We're also inventors. We're also thoughtful.' with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I'm here to fight for the re-education of what celebrity is: to say, 'Yes, we are celebrities, but yes, we're also innovators. We're also inventors. We're also thoughtful.'

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quote by Kanye West: It was a strike against me that I didn't wear baggy jeans and jerseys and that I never hustled, never sold drugs. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

It was a strike against me that I didn't wear baggy jeans and jerseys and that I never hustled, never sold drugs.

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quote by Kanye West: This one Corbusier lamp was like, my greatest inspiration ... I'm a minimalist in a rapper's body. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

This one Corbusier lamp was like, my greatest inspiration ... I'm a minimalist in a rapper's body.

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quote by Kanye West: So few hip-hop artists have ever advanced. Their songs on their seventh, eighth albums sound exactly like the songs on their first album. More than an artist, I'm a real person-and real people grow. … with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

So few hip-hop artists have ever advanced. Their songs on their seventh, eighth albums sound exactly like the songs on their first album. More than an artist, I'm a real person-and real people grow. And I wanna just sing my growth.

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quote by Kanye West: Love is cursed by monogamy. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Love is cursed by monogamy.

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quote by Kanye West: 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. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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.

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quote by Kanye West: 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? with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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?

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quote by Kanye West: My favorite record label of all time is Motown. That era of music was my favorite. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

My favorite record label of all time is Motown. That era of music was my favorite.

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quote by Kanye West: I'm not always going to say things the perfect way, the right way. But I'm going to say how I feel. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I'm not always going to say things the perfect way, the right way. But I'm going to say how I feel.

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quote by Kanye West: There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal. It showed the number one company the importance of connecting with culture. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal. It showed the number one company the importance of connecting with culture.

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quote by Kanye West: I'm the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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

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quote by Kanye West: All I need is the breakthrough. The joint-venture for my clothing. Same as Stella McCartney has. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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

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quote by Kanye West: My attitude is tattooed that means it's permanent. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

My attitude is tattooed that means it's permanent.

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quote by Kanye West: The amount of people who talk about guns, versus who actually uses them, is not even close in this millennium. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

The amount of people who talk about guns, versus who actually uses them, is not even close in this millennium.

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quote by Kanye West: My parents taught me that AIDS was a man-made disease designed to get rid of the undesirable people. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

My parents taught me that AIDS was a man-made disease designed to get rid of the undesirable people.

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quote by Kanye West: I've reached a point in my life where my Truman Show boat has hit the painting. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I've reached a point in my life where my Truman Show boat has hit the painting.

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quote by Kanye West: To be a visionary, all you have to do is make decisions based off of your eyes instead of your ears and your memory. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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

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quote by Kanye West: I could never be in a situation with a job where I was not allowed to listen to music all day. I would rather work at a fast food restaurant where I could turn on the radio all day rather than be in … with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I could never be in a situation with a job where I was not allowed to listen to music all day. I would rather work at a fast food restaurant where I could turn on the radio all day rather than be in a situation where I have to sneak and listen to music.

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quote by Kanye West: Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed.

--Kanye West

Longer Version:

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.


quote by Kanye West: What if you're Gaudi and you know you're the best architect and everyone is saying that you're saying you're the best architect the wrong way? with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

What if you're Gaudi and you know you're the best architect and everyone is saying that you're saying you're the best architect the wrong way?

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quote by Kanye West: What happens if a drone falls right next to her? with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

What happens if a drone falls right next to her?

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quote by Kanye West: 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 thei… with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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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quote by Kanye West: For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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

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quote by Kanye West: We came into a broken world. And we're the cleanup crew. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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

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quote by Kanye West: I don't use blue. I don't like it. It bugs me out. I hate it. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I don't use blue. I don't like it. It bugs me out. I hate it.

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quote by Kanye West: I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.

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quote by Kanye West: People say it takes a village to raise a child. People ask me how my daughter is doing. She's only doing good if your daughter's doing good. We're all one family. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

People say it takes a village to raise a child. People ask me how my daughter is doing. She's only doing good if your daughter's doing good. We're all one family.

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quote by Kanye West: I've known my mom since I was zero years old. She is quite dope. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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

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quote by 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? with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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?

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quote by Kanye West: Throw your diamonds in the sky if you feel the vibe. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Throw your diamonds in the sky if you feel the vibe.

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quote by Kanye West: I miss the old Kanye, straight from the 'Go Kanye, Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye, I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye, The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I miss the old Kanye, straight from the 'Go Kanye, Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye, I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye, The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye.

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quote by Kanye West: Nike told me, 'We can't give you royalties because you're not a professional athlete.' I told them 'I'll go to the Garden and play one-on-no-one.' I'm a performance athlete! with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Nike told me, 'We can't give you royalties because you're not a professional athlete.' I told them 'I'll go to the Garden and play one-on-no-one.' I'm a performance athlete!

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quote by Kanye West: The plan was to drink until the pain is over, But what's worse, the pain or the hangover? with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

The plan was to drink until the pain is over, But what's worse, the pain or the hangover?

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quote by Kanye West: I just think that when my confidence meets other people's insecurity, that equals Kanye's arrogant. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I just think that when my confidence meets other people's insecurity, that equals Kanye's arrogant.

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quote by Kanye West: Man, I'm the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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

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quote by Kanye West: I'm putting my life at risk, literally! And if I slipped... You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I'm like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war o… with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I'm putting my life at risk, literally! And if I slipped... You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I'm like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.

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quote by Kanye West: 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. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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
quote by Kanye West: 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. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

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.

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quote by Kanye West: I am a God, so hurry up with my damn massage; in a French-ass restaurant, hurry up with my damn croissants. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I am a God, so hurry up with my damn massage; in a French-ass restaurant, hurry up with my damn croissants.

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quote by Kanye West: If you're taught you can't do anything you won't do anything, I was taught I could do everything. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

If you're taught you can't do anything you won't do anything, I was taught I could do everything.

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quote by Kanye West: I guess every superhero need his theme music. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I guess every superhero need his theme music.

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quote by Kanye West: I make all my own decisions and I take full responsibility. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

I make all my own decisions and I take full responsibility.

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quote by Kanye West: My Caps Lock Key Is Loud! with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

My Caps Lock Key Is Loud!

--Kanye West
quote by Kanye West: Wait 'till I get my money right. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Wait 'till I get my money right.

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quote by Kanye West: You're not perfect, but you're not your mistakes. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

You're not perfect, but you're not your mistakes.

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quote by Kanye West: Everything in the world is exactly the same. with background image: photo of author Kanye West with quote

Everything in the world is exactly the same.

--Kanye West

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