Facts about Alvin Ailey

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Alvin Ailey was a famous Dancer from USA, who lived between January 5, 1931 and December 1, 1989. He/she became 58 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 21 quotes who is written / told by Alvin.

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Famous quotes by Alvin Ailey (21)


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"The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it's with you all the time"
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"One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody"
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"My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man"
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"Money is a never-ending problem"
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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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"If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it"
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"Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music"
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"In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort"
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"Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to"
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"My feelings about myself have been terrible"
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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"
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"No matter what you write or choreograph, you feel it's not enough"
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"We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work"
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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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"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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"I'm attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head"
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"I always want to have more dancers in my company"
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"Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people"
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"Nothing personal; I just don't have people over"
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"I always want more"


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