Kanye West is known lately for his regurgitation of negative attention, of his unwillingness to interview and his decision to at least appear dark, brooding and distant when he appears in public.

And that’s precisely what makes Yeezus, the rapper’s upcoming sixth album, so intriguing. West has gone from an in-the-spotlight hit maker to one disillusioned with what fame has brought him, and what’s getting in the way of him reaching his full potential.

Related: Kanye West Unveils ‘Yeezus’ At NYC Album Event

The Internet was abuzz Tuesday night (June 11) when it surfaced that Kanye had, in fact, granted an interview pre-Yeezus release — with the The New York Times. As expected, the five-page chat (accomplished over three days) is full of revealing quotations, strange one-liners and the chronic sense that the only person that holds West up to higher standard and scrutinizes him more than the general public is West himself.

Here are a few of the most classic of Kanye lines from the NYT interview:

1. “Anytime I’ve had a big thing that’s ever pierced and cut across the Internet, it was a fight for justice. Justice. And when you say justice, it doesn’t have to be war. Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly.”

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