Proof That Kanye West Quotes Make Sublime Instagram Captions

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During interviews with the press, most celebrities attempt to maintain an aura of humility. They allude to their success, but also veer the conversation toward their pets, their kids, and their personal problems. They'll say anything to maintain the illusion that, for all their privilege and talent, they're just like us.
Then there's Kanye West. West has never wanted to be just like everyone else. He's extremely self-assured in his genius; he's hungry to reach new artistic heights; he's unafraid to express his enthusiasm and his frustration. Essentially, he's an unfiltered wonder — and so are his interviews.
On days when you're feeling lost in the cosmos, mutter a Kanye West quote like a mantra. Watch as you're suddenly filled with purpose. For the ultimate effect, make one of these short Kanyeisms your Instagram caption, and blare your newfound self-love to the outside world.
In honor of Yeezus' birthday, here are the empowering quotes that'll make your day — and your Insta feed — shine brighter than before.
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"The only thing really arrogant about me are my goals."

— to The Telegraph (2006)
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"Go hard go hard go hard echoes in my dreams."

— on West's old blog
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“Anyone who meets me for the first time and is not slightly nervous is completely full of shit."

– to W Magazine (2013)
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"I don’t have one regret."

— to The New York Times (2013)
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"If you learn from your mistakes, then I'm a fucking genius."

to Rolling Stone (2007)
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"I love New York, and New York loves me."

to Rolling Stone (2007)
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"There’s nothing I’m doing that’s uncool."

— to GQ (2014)
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"Not smiling makes me smile"

— on the Grammys Red Carpet (2015)
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"I'm a creative genius, and there's no other way to word it."

— on Jimmy Kimmel Live (2013)
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"I am here to fight for creativity."

— on the Grammy's Red Carpet (2015)
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"I envy people who like getting older, because I don't."

to Rolling Stone (2007)
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"I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness!”

— to The New York Times (2013)
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"I don’t want them to rewrite history right in front of us. At least, not on my clock."

— to The New York Times (2013)
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"Maybe 90% of the time it looks like I’m not having a good time."

— to The New York Times (2013)
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"I am the nucleus."

— to The New York Times (2013)
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"If you had the opportunity to play this game of life, you need to appreciate every moment."

— Grammys Acceptance Speech (2005)
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"Well, if someone has got all the money in the world, they'd still want love.”

— to Interview Magazine (2014)
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"I just do exactly what I want, whenever I want, how the fuck I want."

– to W Magazine (2013)
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“I don't have fangs. I'm a porcupine. I'm a blowfish.”

— to GQ (2014)
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