10 Motivational Kanye West Quotes (From His Zane Lowe Interview)


Kanye West is one hell of a motivational speaker. He’s got a way with words—some of us like to call them Yeezyisms. And unless you caught him on a really bad day, an interview with him is destined to be epic. His latest with BBC’s Zane Lowe is one for the books. In it, Yeezy refers to his rants as “motivational speeches.” Since his voice is meant to inspire a generation, we compiled 10 inspiring quotes from the hour-long sitdown. Grab ‘em and copy and paste to your Facebook.

“When someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a god,’ somebody says, ‘Who does he think he is?’ I just told you who I thought I was! A god!”

“I always feel like I can do anything. That’s the main thing people are controlled by: thoughts and perceptions of yourself… If you’re taught you can’t do anything, you won’t do anything.”

“If you’re a Kanye West fan, you’re not a fan of me. You’re a fan of yourself.”

“It’s about whatever I want to make it about. It’s my world.”

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

“I don’t expect to be understood at all.”

“Us as a people, we can’t do it on our own. We have to understand that we’re not each other’s enemy. We have to stop discriminating against each other due to class and due to race and due to location or financial position.”

“At this point, I’m a slave to my passion. I’m a slave to my mission.”

“You can’t ever tell me what dream to have and what not to have, or the level of importance.”

“It is still not a black person at the end of that runway! I’m gon’ sit here on this runway until I’m at the end of it.”