Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Now I can let these dream killers kill my self esteem-or use my arrogance as steam to power my dreams!!!


Rapper Kanye West does not read books or respect them but nevertheless he has written one that he would like you to buy and read. [...]

His book is 52 pages -- some blank, others with just a few words -- and offers his optimistic philosophy on life. One two-page section reads, "Life is 5% what happens and 95% how you react!" Another page reads "I hate the word hate!"

"This is a collection of thoughts and theories," West, 31, said in an interview about his spiral-bound volume, which was written with J. Sakiya Sandifer.

West said he put his thoughts in a book because "I get paraphrased and misquoted all the time." He calls his wisdom "Kanye-isms."

"My favorite one is 'Get used to being used,'" he said.

"I feel like to misuse, overuse or abuse someone is negative. To use is necessary and if you can't be used, then you are useless."

So does he fancy himself a modern-day Confucius?

"I'm trying to end the confusion," he said, laughing and adding, "I'm gonna put that on the next album."

Reuters | "Proud Non-Reader" Kanye West Turns Author

4 comments:

paul said...

Someone brought this to my spanish high school class once and although being hard to believe, i truly admit that it's actually way worse than you'd expect.

Jay said...

Oh christ.

Vivian said...

the Mind of our generation. . .

Caity :) said...

oh my. what a brilliant man.