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10 Quotes that prove Kanye deserves to be on Time's list of Influential People (VIDEO)

Katie McKay-Phillips is a freelance writer and the creator of Ruffled Feathers, an online wedding and event style brand. She lives in Chicago with her husband, son and two English bulldogs. Katie is a Highland Games competitor and streng...

Love him or hate him, these quotes prove Kanye West gets it

He was aptly named that "Boundary Breaker" and love him or hate him, we all know that to be an accurate moniker. In the online article, Time included an interview with the rapper/producer where he waxed poetic about a number of things that solidified exactly why the artist was included in this dubious group of influential people.

1. On Internet Content

"Every time I say something that's extremely truthful, it literally breaks the internet. So what are we getting all the rest of the time?"

2. On Leaving a Legacy

Love him or hate him, these quotes prove Kanye West gets it

"I don't care about having a legacy. I don't care about being remembered. The most important thing to me is, while we're here, while we're having fun, while we're going to sleep, while we're breathing oxygen and living life and falling in love and having pain and having joy... What can I do with my voice, what can we do for each other to make life easier? To make life doper for our kids as they grow?

3. On Making a Difference

"We were born into a broken world, and we are like the clean-up crew."

4. On His Mother

"My mother made me believe in me."

5. On His Upbringing

"They just let me dream. They supported me. They pushed me. They didn't set me up to be inside of a box."

6. On Pulling Off the Impossible

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

7. On Breaking into the Fashion World

"It was something fun. We had the entire world against us. There were absolutely no allies whatsoever. It was like, the world was against us. The pressure of that was, like, crazy. It was like the Super Bowl."

8. On Getting Rejected by the Fashion World

"This is great! Remember this moment because it won't always be like this. Embrace this moment when no one came to see the collection."

9. On Getting Up After Being Knocked Down

"I take things that people look at as negative as an inspiration to do something better."

10. On Helping Others

"Just help. Just do everything you got, give everything you've got and, you know, our focus needs to be less about our legacy or how we can control each other, but more how can we give to each other."

Check out the entire interview:

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