40 QUOTES FOR YEEZY’S 40TH BIRTHDAY ☓ KANYE WEST

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Happy Birthday Mr Kanye West 🎉

Love him or hate him, Kanye West knows exactly how to get the world talking. Since Yeezus himself celebrates his 40th birthday today, we decided to give you 40 of his crème de la crème inspiring, wacky & W-T-F quotes that left the self proclaimed Gods’ mouth.

1.

‘When you’re the absolute best, you get hated on the most.’

2.

‘Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermès factory. Sh*t is real.’

3.

‘I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.’

4.

‘My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.’

5.

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

6.

“I have to dress Kim everyday so she doesn’t embarrass me.”

7.

“I need a room full of mirrors so I can be surrounded by winners”

8.

‘Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day’

9.

‘One of my biggest achilles heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.’

10.

‘I have millions of ideas and I represent a new generation just trying to express themselves in a broken world. I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade. I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things’.

11.

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.’

12.

‘People say I have a bad reputation. I think I’ve got the best reputation in the building’

13.

‘If you don’t like 10-minute profanity-ridden speeches that end with a presidential bid, you can go to the bathroom’.

14.

‘Everyone’s always telling you to be humble. When was the last time someone told you to be great?’

15.

‘This is my life homie, you decide yours.’

16.

‘Life is 5% what happens, and 95% how you react.’

17.

‘I’m not comfortable with comfort. I’m only comfortable when I’m in a place where I’m constantly learning and growing.’

18.

‘If you know you’re the best it only makes sense for you to surround yourself with the best. NO EXCEPTIONS.’

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19.

‘Criticism can bother you, but you should be more bothered if there’s no criticism. That means you’re too safe.’

20.

‘You may be talented, but you’re not Kanye West.’

21.

‘Success is the best revenge.’

22.

‘What’s the main thing that makes magic magic? The fact that no one believes that it’s possible.’

23.

‘When someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a god,’ everybody says ‘Who does he think he is?’ I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you. That’s who I think I am.’

24.

‘Nike told me, ‘We can’t give you royalties because you’re not a professional athlete.’ I told them ‘I’ll go to the Garden and play one-on-no-one.’ I’m a performance athlete!’

25.

‘You have to be able to swim in backlash.’

26.

‘You’ve got to be really dialed into exactly who you are to the one hundredth power or you’re just everyone else.’

27.

‘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.’

28.

‘To be a visionary, all you have to do is make decisions based off of your eyes instead of your ears and your memory.’

29.

‘It’s motivation. Some people are gifted at specific things, but I had to develop. The thing I’m most talented at is the ability to learn.’

30.

‘I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means.’

31.

“When I think of competition it’s like I try to create against the past… I think about Michelangelo and Picasso, you know, the pyramids.”

32.

“I just think that when my confidence meets other people’s insecurity…that equals ‘Kanye’s arrogant’.”

33.

“It’s like this, by not giving my album a classic rating… you diminish your magazine’s credibility. And that’s real.”

34.

“I don’t even wanna give myself any form of a title anymore. I’m not calling myself a genius. I’m not calling myself a visionary. Only thing I could say is that I’m a servant.”

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.’

36.

‘I’m like a vessel, and God has chosen me to be the voice and the connector.’

37.

‘You do help me get money, paparazzi. You show people how fresh my outfit is.’

38.

‘Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else?’

39.

‘Sometimes I get emotional over fonts’

40.

‘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’

 

State of Style is also the proud stockist for Parisian label, Black Boy Place, who have their own “Yeezy” tee. There has be a slight delay in shipments so we are still waiting for this order however, we are convinced Yeezy himself is making them & as we are well aware- Perfection may take some time. Stay tuned.