9 Most Kanye quotes from his Oxford talk
Kanye West just gave quite the speech at Oxford University and it was filled with some gems that only Kanye could throw. These are our favorites.
1. Kanye has very sensitive ears
"OK, everyone please be completely quiet, because I can literally hear a whisper and it'll throw off my stream of consciousness, and when I get my stream of consciousness going, that's when I give the best, illest quotes. Literally, a whisper can throw it off."
2. Kanye, married to a sex-tape-making reality star, has opinions on nobility
"We have the resources as a civilization to find a utopia, but we're led by the most greedy and the least noble."
3. Kanye is not satisfied with your little graphic artist career
"My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater."
4. Kanye must have skipped kindergarten
"By the way, I don't know the days of the week. I just go to exactly when my appointment is."
5. Kanye doesn't have an ego anymore
"One of my biggest Achilles' heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there's hope for everyone."
6. Kanye believes bad lighting is exactly like child abduction
"My momma taught me that if I was in a grocery store and I'm by myself and a stranger grabbed my hand, scream at the top of your f***ing lungs. If I'm at an awards show and a stranger grabs my hand and they say, 'So, we're going to use these moving lights,' or, 'We're gonna play the music right now before we define the look,' or, 'We're gonna cut the TV cameras in a traditional way,' I'll scream at the top of my f***ing lungs."
7. Kanye knows all about special rich-person things
"I'm successful in learning about the beauty that is afforded rich people."
8. Kanye wants you to wear clothes
"Let's have an NBC telethon moment and say that beauty has been stolen from the people and is being sold back to them under the concept of luxury! It's illegal to not wear clothes and also possibly too cold. That means someone is imposing an idea on you that you should legally have to do!"
9. Kanye has feelings about your daughters
"People say to me, 'You're successful, what are you crying about?' I'm crying about the people. I'm crying about their daughters. Our daughters, as one family."