Alvin Ailey Quotes

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Alvin Ailey Quotes

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.
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There was still no likelihood that we could make a living from dance. We were doing it because we loved it ... We realized how full we felt; we were surrounded by music and dancing and joy.

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To be who you are and become what you are capable of is the only goal worth living.

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Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to.

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One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people.

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Lena Horne is the sweetest and most adorable woman in the world.

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Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff.

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I always want more.

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No matter what you write or choreograph, you feel it's not enough.

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It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.

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I'm attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head.

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We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work.

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My dancers must be able to do anything, and I don't care if they are black or white or purple or green. I want to help show my people how beautiful they are. I want to hold up the mirror to my audience that says this is the way people can be, this is how open people can be.

— Alvin Ailey

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