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XXL Presents…The 100 Greatest Kanye West Quotes

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    "Well, I think I do around the same amount of work as a Rock artist or something, but they just have other people right next to them so they don't get as much credit. So I just had like all of my band like kind of sit down in the pit so I can get all the shine."
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    "Boyfriends are like rush hour traffic... ALWAYS IN THE FUCKING WAY!"
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    "Never do coke with an intern ... they may not be 21 LOL"
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    "Sometimes I fuk with my Timbs on"
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    "I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in."
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    "You can't take anything away from me if I have that ego. It's part of the whole ambiance, so just enjoy the ride."
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    "If you're driving a car and you're trying to get in another lane, you're looking for your opportunity to get in this lane, right? My goal is to be on the freeway in a fucking plane. In all lanes at all times. The goal is not to cross over, the goal is to try to do the impossible. Like, for me to have a party at the Louis Vuitton store and then get in the car and hear Kay Slay playing 'Can't Tell Me Nothing' was the greatest accomplishment for me. That was like the airplane thing. In all lanes."
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    "Tell everyone at the label only use Gothic or Helvetic fonts for email blast unless I otherwise approve"
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    "An abortion can cost a ballin' nigga up to 50gs maybe a 100. Gold diggin' bitches be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my n***as!"
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    "I love everybody... only thing I don't like is taxes.. me and taxes gone fight"
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    "God could send a message in the form of a goat."
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    "I would like to thank Julius Caesar for originating my hairstyle"
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    "Don’t you hate when people clap to loud in the car…it’s like yo this is a closed area.. your clapping is waaay to loud!!! hahahahahaaa"
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    "I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh"
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    “I am flawed as a human. I am flawed as a person. As a man I am flawed... BUT MY MUSIC IS PERFECT!"
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    "If I died, it would have fucked up my whole thought process"
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    " I don’t ever watch dramas on a plane…I don’t be wanting to reflect"
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    "I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it"
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    "Can't we give Chris a break?.. I know I make mistakes in life"
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    "Room service uuuuugh! I hate when I order fruit and I can taste the other food they cut with the same knife. Beef flavored pineapples"
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    "My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live."
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    “If it wasn’t for race mixing there’d be no video girls. Me and most of our friends like mutts a lot. Yeah, in the hood they call ’em mutts.”
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    "‪#DoyouthinkLucifer‬ uses in in ear monitors or signature Beats by Dre headphones???!!!"
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    "I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice."
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    "The Bible had, you know, 20, 30, 40, 50 characters in it. You don't think I would be one of the characters of today's modern Bible?"
    "There is no astronaut training for celebrity… even though this whole life is so outer space!"
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    "I've finally realized as long as you use profanity when you talk about art and fashion it's better accepted!!!"
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    "I can’t be everybody’s hero and villain. Savior and sinner. Christian and anti Christ!"
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    "I don't want to see any movie that doesn't have mind blowing special effects… #EverAGAIN"
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    "I could never do stand up cause I tell jokes better when im sitting"
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    “If I don’t win, the award show loses credibility.”
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    "Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed…I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books."
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    "It's the best hotel I ever stayed in. That sh*t was crazy. You just lay out on the beach, but what was dope about it was they'd bring you popsicles and stuff."
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    "I have decided to become the best rapper of all time! I put it on my things to do in this lifetime list!"
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    "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"
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    "When I visited Wayne at Rikers Island, I had a suit on with some slippers, and the guard said, “Man, those shoes are amazing.” And I said, “Yes, they are. I’m Kanye West.”
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    “We’ve come to know celebrities as assholes sometimes. And I’m just the most blaring one, the pinnacle of it.”
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    "I am one with the people, and as I change, the people change with me. I am one of the faces of the zeitgest. I’m one of the few celebrities that are on the same wave of consciousness as all the behind the scenes journalists, photographers, stylists, publicists, filmmakers, poets, painters, graphics artists and so on. I am the voice of the dreamers. I am the creative dream come true and I refuse to wake up”
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    “If you don’t like something, it’s bad. If you hate something, it’s ass. But when you love it, it’s badass!”
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    "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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    "I'm like a tree, I feed the branches of the people."
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    “I promised I wouldn’t tear up… but have you heard of a little thing called Lindsay Lohan’s Ungaro collection? That was like the 9/11 of fashion. It was game over for me after that as no one would take a celebrity trying to do fashion seriously.”
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    "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 tastemaker, 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'm a 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."
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    "Yo, how am I supposed to talk if you're going to run the thing in the middle while I'm talking? "Please don't let that happen again. It's ridiculous."
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    "I want you to document this right here, what I'm saying right now. I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that's living or breathing is number two. Because I'm number one now.… You are in the presence of the champion. Bow in the presence of greatness.…”
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    "Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on"
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    "I think I might have a problem, a sexual addiction. I have porn on me at all times"
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    “They won’t let real artists be artists. They want some commercialized yes-men sitting in their motherfucking seat, letting the bullshit go down year after year after year"
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    "If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure.
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    "Once again I wake up, and I’m a monster. I walk through the hotel, or I walk down the street, and people look at me like I’m fucking insane—like I’m Hitler.”
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    "I’m like a machine. I’m a robot. You cannot offend a robot. Mentally, I’m so focused theres nothing somebody could say or do to me to stop the music, the product that I’m gonna put out."
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    "'I have so much to stunt about that it baffles me"
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    "So I asked myself this question, and you can ask yourself the same: Who do you know with two thumbs and his own Louis shoe? This guy!"
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    "Due to what has happened so severely when the red shoes hit the runway, I was forced to change my name to Martin Louis the King Jr. Address me as such."
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    “I feel belittled to be classified as just a musician”
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    "Do you know where to find marble conference tables? I'm looking to have a conference... not until I get the table though."
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    "My favorite unit of measurement is a shit load'"
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    "Sometimes I push the door close button on people running towards the elevator. I just need my own elevator sometimes, my 7 floor sanctuary"
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    "Man ... ninjas are kind of cool ... I just don't know any personally"
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    "I wasn’t put on this earth to make money – I was put on this earth to make magic."
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    "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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    "At the crib I use really nice napkins instead of paper towels … got the idea from the YSL bathroom … waaaaay nicer"
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    "So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I can’t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings"
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    "What’s better for devil worshipping Iphone or the Droid … Does lucifer return text … is he or she on Skype? Don’t wanna be sexist."
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    "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."
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    “I could design something for Obama to go to the club in. But I don’t know if I’m ready for suits and stuff”
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    "I hate khaki cargo shorts"
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    "I hate when people email you and ask “You wanna know something?” of course but why are u torturing me by spreading this to more than 1 email"
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    "I am number one right now. I want you to look at this camera. I have not taken any drugs. I’ve dranken a little bit but even if I wasn’t drinking I would’ve told u the same thing"
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    "What's a B+ mean?" "I'm an extremist, its either pass or fail! A+ or F-! You know what, fuck you and the whole fucking staff!"
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    "Dating models I had to learn to like small dogs and cigarettes."
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    "You can’t look at a glass half full or empty if it’s overflowing"
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    "I make awesome decisions in bike stores!!!"
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    “Jay is Kweli’s favorite rapper, 50 is Eminem’s favorite rapper, and I’m my favorite rapper”
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    "Sometimes I get emotional over fonts"
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    “I apologize for acting like a bitch at awards shows. It’s an awards show! Didn’t kill anyone. But yet and still, I apologize for my ungraciousness.”
  • 2008 American Music Awards
    "Let me please express how amazingly I rap at this point."
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    “You got different types of kings. I’m like Braveheart. I’m the type of king that… a warrior king.”
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    "Pardon me, I'm coughing on the chardonnay I'm drinking out of a plastic cup right now. For those that don't have visuals."
  • House of Holland: London Fashion Week a/w 2009 - Front Row
    "There's nothing more I can do: I'm ordering 30 ballerinas from overseas, I've got these all-red outfits, it's hard out here! I'm just trying to take it to another level."
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    "I've been attacked for being me, for being bright red in a grey world. I am nuclear energy."
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    "They need more fur in this show"
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    "I’ve hurt, I’ve bled, I’ve learned. I only want to do good. I am passionate I am human I am real. I wish I could meet every hater."
  • Big Day Out 2012 - Gold Coast
    "I’m sorry Taylor"
  • American Idol Season 10 - Top 7 Elimination Show
    "If I was a shorty, I would love it if my parents went to PHUKET for vacay so I could keep pronouncing it wrong on purpose in front of them."
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    "Hotel robe got me feeling like a Sheik"
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    "We need scientist and top world designers to directly affect governments"
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    "I just zoned on how ill it is to really fall in love... Pimpin' is whatev ... Love is that shit"!
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    "I don’t understand why they have a do not disturb button on the plane if they keep waking you asking if you want juice"
  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 - Tory Burch
    If you ask me a question like what is your greatest accomplishment, it should be what I’m about to do".
  • 2005 MTV VMA's Hosted By Diddy
    "I use too much of my brain and need to let some of it rest"
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    "I need a flight to Brazil soon as possible"
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    "No seriously ... I said my teeth are real diamonds... these are not fronts... I replaced my bottom row of teeth with diamonds"
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    "Everybody wanted to know what I would do if I DIDN’T win… I guess we’ll never know”
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    “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you. Imma let you finish. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”
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    “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”

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