You don’t get a more quotable artist than Kanye West. The man is awesomely arrogant, and isn’t one to think before he speaks. Or tweets, for that matter.
Here are my top 20 Kanye quotes, be they lyrics from one of his tracks, or some of the outrageous things he says on twitter. Enjoy.
1- NO ALCOHOL BEFORE TATTOOS —Twitter, Jan. 26, 2011
2- Everything I do need a news crew’s presence. – ‘Clique’.
3- Never do coke with an intern…they may not be 21 LOL —Twitter, Nov. 4, 2010
4- I 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 —Twitter, Oct. 16, 2010
5- Sometimes I get emotional over fonts —Twitter, Aug. 17, 2010
6- Sometimes I fuck with my Timbs on- Twitter, November 2011.
7- I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in. DJ Semtex Interview, 2008.
8- Tell everyone at the label only use Gothic or Helvetic fonts for email blast unless I otherwise approve. Twitter, August 2010.
9- I would like to thank Julius Caesar for originating my hairstyle. Twitter, January 2011.
10- I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh. Twitter, July 2010.
11-Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a … I am a proud non-reader of books -Interview with Reuters, May 2002.
12- If I died, it would have fucked up my whole thought process. The Source interview, 2003.
13- I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it. -Entertainment Weekly, 2006.
14- 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. Twitter, January 2011.
15- My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live. – kanyeuniversecity.com, March 2009.
16- 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?. – Tim Westwood interview, 2007.
17- If I don’t win, the award show loses credibility.-MTV Europe Music Awards, 2006.
18- 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.”- XXL, October 2010.
19- 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?- Rolling Stone interview, February 2006.
20- Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on. – Twitter, August 2010.