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40 Inspirational Kanye West Quotes On Success

Last Updated Sept 2023

40 Inspirational Kanye West Quotes On Success

Kanye West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. Over the course of his career, West has been an instigator of various developments within mainstream hip hop and popular music at large. His musical career has drawn on varied influences including soul, R&B, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, and industrial music, in addition to influences from other art mediums including visual art and architecture. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for recording artists such as Jay-Z, Ludacris and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. West’s outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant media attention. His marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been a source of substantial media attention. As a fashion designer, he has collaborated with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the Yeezy collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA. West is among the most critically acclaimed musicians of the 21st century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time with over 135 million records sold worldwide. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his generation. Three of his albums have been included and ranked on Rolling Stone’s 2012 update of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list and he ties with Bob Dylan for having topped the annual Pazz & Jop critic poll the most number of times ever, with four number-one albums each. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. May these Kanye West Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

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

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

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

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

5. “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

6. “For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success.” Kanye West

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

8. “Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to God, and keep your face to the rising sun.” Kanye West

9. “I still think I am the greatest.” Kanye West

10. “Go listen to my music. It’s the code of self-esteem. It’s the code of who you are. If you are a Kanye West fan you’re not a fan of me, you’re a fan of yourself.” Kanye West 

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

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

13. “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

14. “I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that’s living or breathing is number two.” Kanye West

15. “Believe in your flyness, conquer your shyness.” Kanye West

16. “Our focus needs to be less on what our legacy’s going to be or how we can control each other and more how we can give to each other.” Kanye West

17. “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

18. “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

19. “You ain’t gotta like me. I like me.” Kanye West

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

21. “The most genius thing about the way I create is to create with other geniuses.” Kanye West

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

23. “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

24. “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

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

26. “I think business has to be stupider. I want to do really straightforward, stupid business – just talk to me like a 4-year-old. And I refuse to negotiate. I do not negotiate. I can collaborate. But I’m an artist, so as soon as you negotiate, you’re being compromised.” Kanye West

27. “It’s bigger than me. It’s about while I was here on earth what did I do to help.” Kanye West

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

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

30. “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

31. “The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, what amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like? And, how does creativity apply across the board?” Kanye West

32. “You’ve got to be really dialed into exactly who you are to the one-hundredth power or you’re just like everyone else.” Kanye West

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

34. “The only luxury is time. The time you get to spend with your family.” Kanye West

35. “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

36. “I liberate minds with my music.” Kanye West

37. “I’m a human being. I’ve got opinions, I’m not always right, I’m not always on time, I don’t always say things in the proper way, but my intentions are always extremely pure.” Kanye West

38. “Here’s something that’s contrary to popular belief: I actually don’t like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don’t. I do not like to think at all.” Kanye West

39. “The risk for me would be in not taking one – that’s the only thing that’s really risky for me.” Kanye West

40. “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 hope you enjoyed these Kanye West Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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