Kanye West is an American rapper, music producer and fashion designer. With 21 Grammys, Kanye is one of the top Grammy winners in history.

After graduating from Polaris High School, West attended Chicago State University for one year. He eventually dropped out of college to pursue a career in music — this act inspired the title of his first solo album.

He began by producing for local artists, but got his big break after he moved to New York and collaborated with Jay-Z. From there, Kanye went on to produce for many other famous artists such as Mos Def, Ludacris, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé. However, he didn’t want to remain a backroom player. He wanted fame and success — he wanted stardom.

Kanye wasn’t initially taken seriously as a rapper, but his ambition and confidence helped him make his dreams come true. Therefore, his first album College Dropout was a massive success.

While his name is often surrounded in controversy, West continues to be one of the most successful rappers of the 21st century.

Here are 40 Kayne West Quotes about Life, Love and from his Famous Songs

Kanye West quotes about love

The more they talk about our love, the more they make it obvious.

On a bathroom wall I wrote: ‘I’d rather argue with you than to be with someone else’  

I bet no one knew, I got no one new. I know I said I’m through, but got love for you.

I would find you in any lifetime.

Never was much of a romantic, I could never take the intimacy. And I know I did damage. 

Each night before you go to bed my baby, whisper a little prayer for me. And tell all the stars above, this is dedicated to the one I love.

Love your haters, they’re your biggest fans.

Kanye West quotes from his songs

This is my life homey, you decide yours.

CAN’T TELL ME NOTHING

Woke up an optimist, sun was shining, I’m positive.

FOURFIVE SECONDS

But I’m a champion, so I turned tragedy to triumph.

THROUGH THE FIRE

Everything I’m not made me everything I am. Everything I Am

They say that people in your life are seasons, and everything that happens is for a reason.

HEARD ‘EM SAY

You see, if you ever wanted to ever be anything, there’d always be somebody that shoot down any dream. There’ll always be haters, that’s the way it is.

BRING ME DOWN

As kids we used to laugh, who knew that life would move this fast?

FAMILY BUSINESS

The good outweighs the bad even on your worst day.

ONLY ONE

The weather’s so breezy, man, why can life always be this easy?

FLASHING LIGHTS

You weren’t perfect, but you made life worth it.

BLAME GAME

I’m exhausted, barely breathing,/ Holding on to what I believe in./ No matter what, you’ll never take that from me./ My reign is as far as your eyes can see.

AMAZING

Now he won’t even step to his idol to say ‘hi’. Standing there like a mime and let the chance pass by.

BIG BROTHER

You got a new friend, well, I got homies.

HEARTLESS

Keep risin’ ’til the sky knows your name.

ONLY ONE

Funny Kanye West quotes

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

I don’t want to say these really big, over-the-top statements that end up getting quoted.

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.

50 is Eminem’s favorite rapper. I’m my favorite rapper.

There’s no fangs. I don’t have fangs. I’m a porcupine. I’m a blowfish. Like, I’m a — what’s the fish that blows up? I’m a blowfish. I’m not a shark, I’m a blowfish.

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.

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.

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

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 quotes about life

If you have the opportunity to play this game called life, you have to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate their moment until it’s passed.

Nothing in life is promised except death.

We all self-conscious.  I’m just the first to admit it.

Let’s go on a living free, they say the best things in life are free.

Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to God, and keep your face to the rising sun.

The time is now. The time is now to express yourself. The time is now to believe in yourself.

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?

People always tell you to be humble, be humble, be humble. When was the last time someone told you to be great. To be amazing. To be awesome.

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 you will please if you try.

I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.

Success is really being able to do things for others as well as the people around you and yourself.

We came into a broken world. And we’re the cleanup crew.