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Kanye West is an American hip hop artist and entrepreneur.

He’s become known recently for some very strange social media outbursts, and some interesting interviews, in need of more money for his business ideas.

Kanye has always been known for being bold, a little arrogant, and so on. We thought we’d put this collection of the boldest Kanye West quotes together:

 

38 Bold Kanye West Quotes

1. “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

2. “I still think I am the greatest.” – Kanye West

3. “Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun.” – Kanye West

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.” – Kanye West

5. “I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.” – Kanye West

6. “I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.” Kanye West

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

8. “We all self-conscious. I’m just the first to admit it.” – Kanye West

9. “My message isn’t perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.” – Kanye West

10. “If I was just a fan of music, I would think that I was the number one artist in the world.” – Kanye West

 

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11. “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.” – Kanye West

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12. “I really appreciate the moments that I was able to win rap album of the year or whatever.” – Kanye West

13. “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

14. “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

15. “Love your haters, they’re your biggest fans.” – Kanye West

16. “I don’t care about what people think, because people don’t think.” – Kanye West

17. “The prettiest people do the ugliest things.” – Kanye West

18. “I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem, or use my arrogance as a steam to power my dreams.” – Kanye West

 

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

20. “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

21. “For me, giving up is harder than trying.” – Kanye West

22. “You weren’t perfect, but you made life worth it.” – Kanye West

23. “I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice.” – Kanye West

24. “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 you will please if you try.” – Kanye West

25. “Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed.” – Kanye West

26. “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?” – Kanye West

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27. “I would hear stories about Steve Jobs and feel like he was at 100 percent exactly what he wanted to do, but I’m sure even a Steve Jobs has compromised. Even a Rick Owens has compromised. You know, even a Kanye West has compromised. Sometimes you don’t even know when you’re being compromised till after the fact, and that’s what you regret.” – Kanye West

28. “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.” – Kanye West

29. “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.” – Kanye West

30. “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

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

32. “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

 

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33. “Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?” – Kanye West

34. “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.” – Kanye West

35. “Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It’s so much going on in music right now and somebody has to make a difference.” – Kanye West

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36. “If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food.” – Kanye West

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

38. “Nothing in life is promised except death.” – Kanye West

 

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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.