95+ Best Kanye West Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Kanye Omari West is an American producer, rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer who parlayed his production success in the late 1990s and early 2000s into a career as a popular, critically acclaimed solo artist. Motivational Kanye West quotes will make you a better person by believing in yourself and your ability to make your dreams real.

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Famous Kanye West Quotes

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

Shoot for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud. Kanye West

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

I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle. Kanye West

Nothing in life is promised except death. Kanye West

Everything I’m not makes me everything I am. Kanye West

I still think I am the greatest. Kanye West

For me giving up is way harder than trying. Kanye West

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. Kanye West

If you admire somebody, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them. kanye west

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

Love your haters they’re your biggest fans. Kanye West

I care. I care about everything. Sometimes not giving a fuck is caring the most. Kanye West

Society has put up so many boundaries, so many limitations on what’s right and wrong that it’s almost impossible to get a pure thought out. It’s like a little kid, a little boy, looking at colors, and no one told him what colors are good, before somebody tells you you shouldn’t like pink because that’s for girls, or you’d instantly become a gay two year old. Why would anyone pick blue over pink? Pink is obviously a better color. Everyone’s born confident, and everything’s taken away from you. Kanye West

Our work is never over. Kanye West

Sometimes when I see a bad performance and people still clap. I wonder if they’re clapping because they liked what they saw or because they’re happy it’s over? Kanye West

Recognize and embrace your flaws so you can learn from them. Sometimes it takes a little polishing to truly shine. Kanye West

I believe in myself like a five year old believes in himself. They say look at me, look at me! Then they do a flip in the backyard. It won’t even be that amazing, but everyone will be clapping for them. Kanye West

Believe in your flyness conquer your shyness. Kanye West

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

I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it. Kanye West

That that don’t kill me, can only make me stronger. Kanye West

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

I’ve known my mom since I was zero years old. She is quite dope. Kanye West

People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop out. Why not attempt it? Cause think of all the people that you will please if you try. Kanye West

As we live, our hearts turn colder. Cause pain is what we go through, as we become older. We get insulted by others, lose trust for those others. We get back stabbed by friends. It becomes harder for us to give others a hand. We get our heart broken by people we love, even that we give them all we have. Then we lose family over time. What else could rust the heart more over time? Blackgold. Kanye West

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

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. Kanye West

I’m on the pursuit of awesomeness, excellence is the bare minimum. Kanye West

George Bush doesn’t care about black people. Kanye West

I feel that I’m very blessed. But with great blessings come great responsibility. Kanye West

In the night, I hear em talk. Coldest story ever told. Somewhere far along this road he lost his soul. Kanye West

Living well eliminates the need for revenge. Kanye West

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

If I don’t scream, if I don’t say something then no one’s going to say anything. Kanye West

I always felt like I could do anything. That’s the main thing people are controlled by! Thoughts their perception of themselves! They’re slowed down by their perception of themselves. If you’re taught you can’t do anything, you won’t do anything. I was taught I could do everything. And I’m Kanye West at age 36. Kanye West

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

The plan was,we drink untill the pain is over but whats worse,the pain or the hangover? Kanye west

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

I wonder would you rather have 100 from an average person or 10 from someone who is outstanding. Kanye West

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. Kanye West

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

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. Kanye West

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

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! Kanye West

Got staples on my dick. Why? Fucking centerfolds. Kanye West

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

I’m so gifted at findin’ what I don’t like the most. Kanye West

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

I’m not interested in things unless they hit me in a certain place in my heart. I get bored really easily. I’m like majorly underwhelmed in general. Kanye West

For me giving up is way harder than trying. Kanye West

The most beautiful thoughts are always besides the darkest. Kanye West

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. Kanye West

Money is not my definition of success; inspiring people is the definition of success. Kanye West

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. Kanye West

The point of life is getting shit done and being happy. Kanye West

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. Kanye West

I didn’t play the cards I was dealt. I changed the cards. Kanye West

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

Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermès factory. Shit is real. You’re not going to find a chink. It’s 100,000 percent Jimi Hendrix. Kanye West

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

I always thought that you having my child was our destiny,but i can’t even vibe with you sexually. Kanye West

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? Kanye West

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

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

2,000 dollar bag with no cash in your purse. Kanye West

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

Look at Gaga she’s the creative director of Polaroid. I like some of the Gaga songs but what the fuck does she know about cameras? Kanye West

Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Kanye West

As a creative your ideas are your strongest form of currency. Kanye West

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

One good girl alright is worth a thousand bitches. Kanye West

Memories have to be our most painful blessing. Kanye West

Everything I’m not made me everything I am. 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. Kanye West

As a creative, your ideas are your strongest form of currency. Kanye West

You can’t look at a glass half full or empty if it’s overflowing. Kanye West

I had a friend and he told me my power was my influence. And I told him, no, my power is to not be influenced. Kanye West

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

The media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal when it’s actually unhealthy it’s actually clinically unhealthy. and for people to promote that, it’s demonic. Kanye West

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

You drive in a Maybach past a homeless person and you ask, Who’s more free? You could be trapped to your possessions. Kanye West

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

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

You’ve got to be really dialled into exactly who you are to the one hundredth power of you’re just like everyone else. Kanye West

I’m like Deadpool for God. Kanye West

Criticism can bother you, but you should be more bothered if there’s no criticism. That means you’re too safe. Kanye West

Name one genius that ain’t crazy. Kanye West

If you have the opportunity to play this game called life, you have to appreciate every moment. Kanye West

And I still won’t grow up, I’m a grown ass kid, Swear I should be locked up for stupid shit that I did. Kanye West

My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater. That always sounds so funny to people, comparing yourself to someone in the past that has done so much, and in your life you’re not even allowed to think that you can do as much. That’s a mentality that suppresses humanity. KPenitentiary chances, the devil dances

And eventually answers to the call of autumn All them fallin for the love of ballin. Kanye Westanye West

If you put your heart into something and you had a grasp of what was really good and you knew you delivered a good product, you have the right to defend your product after people criticize it. Kanye West