- Kanye West [XXL October 2010]
"Everything in your life completely parallels who you are as a character and where you are in your life. From the person that you are with to the way you dress, to your religion, to the music you create if you are a creator, to the art you make if you are an artist. It just reflects everything from your childhood and your take on the world, and your basic aesthetics. The greatest thing an artist can have is people's attention and for people to believe what they are painting."