Kanye West has whipped up a shitstorm over the course of the past few days, from his endorsement of Donald Trump to his request for Beyonce and Jay Z  to return his calls to this morning's cancellation of the remainder of the "Saint Pablo" tour.

Situated at the eye of this particular shitstorm, one of many that have occured over the course of Kanye's career, was the release of a 35-minute interview with 'Surface' in which Kanye delves into his views on art, race, philosophy, business, fashion, design, and how they all intersect. It amounts to a statement of unwavering optimism that may or may not reassure Kanye fans frustrated with his caprice.

If you don't have time to watch the full interview, click through the gallery to read the most essential Kanye West quotes that it produced.