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50 Strong & Inspirational Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

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50 Strong & Inspirational Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

Which are your favorite Lin-Manuel Miranda quotes?

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American actor, singer, songwriter, rapper, composer, director, producer, author, and playwright. He has received several awards including a Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Miranda is best known for writing the script, music, and lyrics for Hamilton. He founded the hip-hop improv group Freestyle called ‘Love Supreme’. Other than music, he also has appeared in television shows like ‘Modern Family’, ‘Do No Harm’, and ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Here’s a collection of the most inspirational Lin-Manuel Miranda quotes:

 

50 Strong & Inspirational Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

1. “Pretty much anything William Shatner is in is great. He’s great at playing that ‘I’m the only one sane in the world’ character.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

2. “One of my first favorite books was ‘The 12 Days of Christmas,’ and I would just go up to people and say, ‘I can sing ‘The 12 Days of Christmas,’ and I would make them sit through me reciting it, and I’d go all the way, each time. I’ve always hooked into lyrics.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

3. “You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

4. “Anytime you write something, you go through so many phases.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

5. “Legacy. What is a Legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

6. “I always had an eye toward the stage for the story of Hamilton’s life, but I began with the idea of a concept album, the way Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar were albums before they were musicals.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

7. “You know what’s a great way of tricking people into thinking you’re a genius? Write a show about geniuses!” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

8. “What ‘Twilight Zone’ did was show we all have a great capacity for good and evil.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

9. “You cannot let all the world’s tragedies into your heart. You’ll drown. But the ones you do let in should count.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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10. “I know my sister like I know my own mind, you will never find anyone as trusting or as kind.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

11. “History is entirely created by the person who tells the story.”– Lin-Manuel Miranda

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12. “I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

13. “The Hulk before intermission, Bruce Banner after it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

14. “I can tell you that I did about five fruitless years of auditioning for voiceovers where I did variations on tacos and Latin accents, and my first screen role was as a bellhop on The Sopranos.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

15. “This is when IMDb was a little more lax with its proceedings, so it’s listed as one of my projects.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

16. “You go through the ‘I’m a Fraud’ phase. You go through the ‘I’ll Never Finish’ phase. And every once in a while you think, ‘What if I actually have created what I set out to create, and it’s received as such?” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

17. “This show is proof that history remembers.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

18. “I was 15 years old; it’s a terrible movie. I wrote 50 percent of it because I wanted to kiss this one girl, and I wrote a kissing scene for it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

19. “I like the quiet it takes to pursue an idea the way I pursued ‘Hamilton,’ but I couldn’t write a book, because there’s no applause at the end of writing a book.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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20. “My only responsibility as a playwright and a storyteller is to give you the time of your life in the theatre.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

21. “Rent was the show that made me want to write. Or that showed me you’re allowed to write.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

22. “She is a perfect symphony of one Our son is her most beautiful reprise. We chase the melodies that seem to find us until they’re finished songs and start to play.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

23. “The musicals that leave us kind of staggering on our feet are the ones that really reach for a lot.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

24. “My wife’s the reason anything gets done, she nudges me towards promise by degrees.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

25. “Let them manifest action.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

26. “I started at the same level as everybody else, and then I just listened to more music and talked to myself until it was an actual superpower I could pull out on special occasions.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

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27. “There’s been lots of theater that uses hip-hop in it, but more often than not, it’s used as a joke – isn’t it hilarious that these characters are rapping. I treat it as a musical form, and a musical form that allows you to pack in a ton of lyric.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

28. “When I was asked to do a song from ‘In the Heights’ at the White House in 2009, I chose instead to do ‘Alexander Hamilton’ because I felt like I was meeting a moment.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

29. “What I learned from my go-round with ‘In the Heights’ is that it’s tough to make a movie. In Hollywood, even the people in charge have people in charge.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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30. “Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

31. “I just happen to think that with Hamilton’s story, sticking close to the facts helps me. All the most interesting things in the show happened.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

32. “Sometimes a line enters your head, and you’re so grateful for it. You go online to check to see if anyone wrote it before you. You must have stolen it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

33. “The music you love when you’re a teenager is always going to be the most important to you, and I find that it’s all over the score of Hamilton.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

34. “Eliza tells her story. Now, fill the world with music, love, and pride.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

35. “The fun for me in collaboration is, one, working with other people just makes you smarter; that’s proven.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

36. “The only other thing that’s like video games for me is watching tennis on TV. I can have it on, and there’s a rhythmic quality to it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

37. “Biggie and Big Pun were the best storytellers of the ’90s. I would get wrapped up in the narrative of what they were talking about.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

38. “Making words rhyme for a living is one of the great joys of my life… That’s a superpower I’ve been very conscious of developing.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

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39. “I can be watching Wimbledon or the U.S. Open and still be working.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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40. “If there is a Busta Rhymes of musical theater, it probably is Mandy Patinkin.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

41. “I made a movie when I was 15 years old with all my friends.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

42. “When my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

43. “If Hamilton were on Twitter, he would have been a worse oversharer than me.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

44. “When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised–not one day.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

45. “I couldn’t possibly write ‘Next to Normal,’ but God, I can weep and watch ‘Next to Normal’ five times.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

46. “I don’t differentiate between black and Latino actors. We’re in the same struggle to be represented in a way that’s even close to honest. And I can tell you that the amount of Latino characters I can point at and say, ‘That’s what my life experience looks like’ – I can’t think of any off the top of my head besides Jimmy Smits in Mi Familia.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

47. “History is so subjective. The teller of it determines it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

48. “I can’t say I have enough experience with Hollywood to feel that I’ve encountered racism there.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

49. “I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood. We just knew the rule was you’re going to have to work twice as hard.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

50. “We live in times when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers–remembrances that hope and love last longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. I sing Vanessa’s symphony.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.

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