But ultimately, this guy that was talking to me doesn’t make Christmas presents, meaning that nobody was asking for his [stuff] as a Christmas present. If you don’t make Christmas presents, meaning making something that’s so emotionally connected to people, don’t talk to me.
From his New York Times interview. A singular blend of pretension, insight, and stupidity—the everlasting Christmas present Kanye has given all of us. I can’t decide whether I should feel embarrassed for thinking this metaphor establishes a good metric for what we should be aiming at in the production of our art.