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15 Times Kanye West Sounded Like Jenny Holzer

Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 3.32.24 PM.pngAt this point, one of Kanye West's most well-known traits is his ability to spit out an evocative quote at the drop of a hat; if Kanye West is talking -- even if it's just a midconcert rant -- he's invariably dropping a soundbite that will be tweeted and re-tweeted into oblivion for the next 24 hours. Ofen jokingly referred to "Kanye-isms" some of his more insightful and self-aware quotes remind us of another artist famous for her -isms: Jenny Holzer. In Holzer's famous series of Truisms she lays down some fundamental truths about the universe and, really, isn't that basically what Kanye is always doing? To commemorate the similarities between these two awe-inspiring artists we rounded up 15 Kanye quotes that wouldn't feel out of place in a series of Truisms.

1. "Everything I'm not made me everything I am."

2. "There's no reality to celebrity."

3. "I am passionate I am human I am real."

4. "I feel like I'm here for a reason."

5. "Everyone's born confident, and everything's taken away from you."

6. "To use is necessary. And if you can't be used, then you're useless."

7. "I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things."

8. "Having money isn't everything, not having it is."

9. "Everything in the world is exactly the same."

10. "The prettiest people do the ugliest things."

11. "My life is dope and I do dope shit."

12. "Nothing in life is promised except death."

13. "I live and breathe every element in life."
14. "I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it."

15. "I'm not above the people. I'm of the people. I love the people. I am the people."

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