Quotes of Kanye West

George Bush doesn’t care about black people

A Concert For Hurricane Relief

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.

The Fader

If I were to write my title like going through the airport and you have to put down what you do? I would literally write ‘creative genius’ except for two reasons: Sometimes it takes too long to write that and sometimes I spell the word ‘genius’ wrong. The irony.

Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

I know that people wouldn’t usually rap this

But I got the facts to back this

Just last year, Chicago had over 600 caskets

Man, killing’s some wack shit

Oh, I forgot, ‘cept for when niggas is rapping

Do you know what it feel like when people is passing

He got changed over his chains, a block off Ashland

I need to talk to somebody, pastor

The church want tithe, so I can’t afford to pay

Pink slip on my door, cause I can’t afford to stay

My fifteen seconds up, but I got more to say

That’s enough Mr. West, please no more today

Everything I Am

I am Warhol! I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney, Nike, Google. Now who's going to be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more?

Sway in the Morning

Colin Powells, Austin Powers

Lost in translation with a whole fucking nation

They say I was the abomination of Obama’s nation

Well that’s a pretty bad way to start the conversation


I'm a pop enigma. I live and breathe every element in life. I rock a bespoke suit and I go to Harold's for fried chicken. It's all these things at once, because, as a taste maker, I find the best of everything. There's certain things that black people are the best at and certain things that white people are the best at. Whatever we as black people are the best at, I'ma go get that. Like, on Christmas I don't want any food that tastes white. And when I go to purchase a house, I don't want my credit to look black.


They be asking us questions, harass and arrest us

Saying “we eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast"

Huh? Y'all eat pieces of shit? What’s the basis?

Jesus Walks

“Before you ask me to go get a job today, can I at least get a raise on the minimum today?

And I know the government administer AIDS.”

Heard Em Say

Someone could be a better rapper, dance better. But culturally impacting? When you look back at these four and a half years, who's the icon at the end of the day? Who broke down color barriers? What other black guy would a white person use as a fashion reference?


How poor a thing is language compared with the unmeaning yet significant combination of clangorous sounds in a battle or at a banquet, which not even a theatrical rendering can reproduce, and for which language possesses but a few words! Yet how rich is language in the service of the wish, compared with its use for the description of reality

William Afham, “In Vino Veritas”