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All Quotes by author - Kanye West
" 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. "
" Art is to be free. Design is to fix. "
" Black people can be the most conservative, the most discriminating. Especially among ourselves. It wasn't white people who said all black men have to wear baggy jeans. "
" Blacks, especially in America, have been raised with a slave mentality - they don't feel that they have the right to speak as loud as possible. "
" 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. "
" Creative output, you know, is just pain. I'm going to be cliche for a minute and say that great art comes from pain. "
" 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. "
" Every time I say something that's extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet. "
" Fashion breaks my heart. "
" Fashion is merely an opinion. And I've got a lot of opinions. "
" For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success. "
" George Bush doesn't care about black people. "
" Here's something that's contrary to popular belief: I actually don't like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don't. I do not like to think at all. "
" I ain't here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus. "
" I am God's vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live. "
" I am not a fan of books. "
" I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. "
" I can always tell if a band has a British rhythm section due to the gritty production. "
" I can analyze people's intentions. Immediately. That's just a warning. To everyone. "
" I definitely think, generally, rap is misogynistic. "
" I didn't know the term 'synesthesia' until I was working on 'Cruel Summer.' Halfway into writing that, I really understood that, my entire life, I had been trying to describe this condition of mine: through painting, through this seven-screen Surround Vision film we shot in Qatar, through all these things. "
" 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. "
" I dislike the concept of 'chic' being the highest compliment for a human being. I'd rather someone be nice than to be chic. "
" I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in. "
" I don't know what's better gettin' laid or gettin' paid. "
" I don't think people are going to talk in the future. They're going to communicate through eye contact, body language, emojis, signs. "
" I don't use blue. I don't like it. It bugs me out. I hate it. "
" I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it. "
" If I was just a fan of music, I would think that I was the number one artist in the world. "
" If we go on your iPhone and go to the dictionary and look up 'humble,' 80 per cent of the definition is negative. It's a controlling word. It's a way to control the masses and to control the sheep. "
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