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Alvin Ailey's Quotes

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Born: 1931-01-05
Profession: Dancer
Nation: American
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I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work.

Tags: Human, Trying, Work

Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.

Tags: Dance, Delivered, Everybody

One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.

Tags: Break, Life, Somebody

Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.

Tags: Getting, Music, Pleasure

My feelings about myself have been terrible.

Tags: Feelings, Terrible

The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it's with you all the time.

Tags: Creative, Off, Time

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

Tags: Matter, Quite, Racism

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

Tags: Bad, Sometimes, Yourself

I always want more.

Tags: Company, Dancers

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

Tags: Arms, Attracted, Head

If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it.

Tags: Dance, Racism, Yourself

In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort.

Tags: Business, Effort, Life

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

Tags: Achieve, Black, Marketing

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

Tags: Adorable, Sweetest, Woman

Money is a never-ending problem.

Tags: Money, Problem

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.

Tags: Impression, Sad, Sensitive

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

Tags: Enough, Matter, Write

Nothing personal; I just don't have people over.

Tags: Personal

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

Tags: Racism, Worst, Young

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

Tags: Creative, Time, Work
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