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Kanye West's best quotes

23 JULY 2014

His tendency to make outrageous comments every time he opens his mouth makes Kanye West one of the most interesting and colourful characters on the celebrity scene.

His interview for his GQ cover published this week was a case in point. He described new wife Kim Kardashian as cooler than a  "fighter jet or a dinosaur", and said that he hates the idea that people might be thinking that anything he does is uncool "because there's nothing I'm doing that's uncool".

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Take at a look at HELLO!'s round up of his wackiest quotes.

On his creative genius:

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

"I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade. I will be the loudest voice."

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"I am standing up and I'm telling you. I. Am. Warhol. I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation, in the flesh. I am Shakespeare, Walt Disney. Nike. Google."

"I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump."

"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."

 





On Kim's cultural influence:

"No one is looking at what [Barack Obama] is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day."

"Kim is the type of girl that, her entire life, if you were in school with her, most people would be studying and up late nights, but for some reason she would have the skill set to go and grab the one book, turn to the exact page, and just magically say, 'That's the exact answer.' Or she could wink at the person who had done all the work and get it done anyway. And the point of life is getting stuff done and being happy."

On his love for Kim:

"Y'all are acting like this ain't the most beautiful woman of all time. Wait a second, wait a second - I'm talking about arguably of human existence. The top 10 of human existence..."

"You mean to tell me that this girl with this body and this face is also into style, and she's a nice person, and she has her own money and is family-oriented? That's just as cool as a fighter jet or dinosaur! And just as rarely seen..."

"I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time. 'I remember I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton, and I remember telling my boy, 'Have you seen that girl Kim Kar-dijon?'"

On Jay Z:

“He’s the poster child of winning”




On family life:

"Family is super cool. Going home to one girl every night is super cool. Just going home and getting on the floor and playing with your child is super cool. Not wearing a red leather jacket, and just looking like a dad, is like super cool. Having someone that I can call Mom again. That is super cool.”

"I hang out with my girl and my daughter every day. No place I'd rather be. Not even when I'm thinking about things I'm creating in business, my biggest goal is to get home to family. I want to figure out a way to do my work and be my daughter's soccer coach. I'm going to be a soccer coach and redesign their uniforms. I'll redesign the mini van."

On listening to rap music:


"I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in."

On his 45-minute wedding speech:

"What I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity , and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast."

On their wedding photo:

"We sat there and worked on that photo for four days – because the flowers were off-colour and stuff like that. Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who's the number one person on Instagram, 'We need to work on the colour of the flower wall'."

On his tendency to exaggerate:

"You should only believe about 90 percent of what I say. As a matter of fact, don’t even believe anything that I’m saying at all. I could be completely [messing] with you, and the world, the entire time."

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