Rap mogul Kanye West turns 37 today. Since Kim Kardashian’s new husband speaks incredibly highly of himself at every chance he gets, we figured who better than to sing his praises than the “genius” himself.
Here are 10 of our favorite Kanye quotes in all their glory:
“Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else?– The Guardian, August, 2005.
“So the next day I went to the studio with Daft Punk, and I wrote ‘I Am a
God,’Cause it’s like, yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go.
Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am
Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.” — W Magazine, June, 2013.
“For me to say I wasn’t a genius, I would just be lying to you and to myself.”– Jimmy Kimmel Live, October, 2013.
“I am Warhol! I am the number one most impactful artist of our
generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney, Nike, Google.
Now who’s going to be the Medici family and stand up and let me create
more?” — Sway in the Morning, November, 2013.
“I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down
as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest
voice.” — Associated Press, November, 2008.
“I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion,
culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has
passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to
become Jay-Z.” — New York Times, June, 2013.
“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,” — BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, September, 2013.