Lin-Manuel Miranda


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in Manhattan, New York City, New York, The United States
January 16, 1980

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is a composer, lyricist, writer, rapper, and actor. He is an award-winning artist (including: Tony, Grammy, Pulitzer Prize, and MacArthur "Genius" Award) known for In the Heights (composer-lyricist, actor) and Hamilton (book, music and lyrics, in addition to playing the title role). ...more

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“[BURR]
I am the one thing in life I can control.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution

“Death doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes, and we keep living anyway....”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

“You have no control. Who lives, who dies, who tells your story.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution

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Hey, my friend needs help picking out her favorite quote, for her senior quote. do you mind voting on your favorite?

(9 are from The Selection Series, and the rest are all from Hamilton.)

“There’s a million things I haven’t done, just you wait”
 
  6 votes, 15.4%

“But when you’re gone, who remembers your name? Who keeps your flame? Who tells your story?”
 
  5 votes, 12.8%

“It's always the fear of looking stupid that stops you from being awesome.” 
 
  4 votes, 10.3%

“You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most importantly, you can be queen and still be a bride.” 
 
  4 votes, 10.3%

“I’m smart and beautiful and strong. I don’t need to be rescued.”
 
  3 votes, 7.7%

“The best people all have some kind of scar.” 
Kiera Cass
 
  2 votes, 5.1%

“I can’t help it. One can never help being born into perfection.” 
 
  2 votes, 5.1%

“I am the one thing in life. I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original”
 
  2 votes, 5.1%

“Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see”
 
  2 votes, 5.1%

“I will not equivocate on my opinion—I have always worn it on my sleeve.”
 
  2 votes, 5.1%

“Bravery hides in amazing places.
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

"You don't do that. You don't just leave your family. Sticking together... it's the only way to survive.” 
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

"Everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree, And no one shall make them afraid.”
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

“Teach me how to say goodbye”
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

“I’m just like my country—I’m young, scrappy, and hungry, and I am not throwing away my shot.”
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

“You want a revolution? I want a revelation. So listen to my declaration: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel!”
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

“I know that we can win, I know that greatness lies in you. But remember from here on in, history has its eyes on you.”
 
  1 vote, 2.6%

“You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.”  because you ruined my life!
“Sometimes I feel like we're a knot, too tangled to be taken apart.” 
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

“I only have one heart, and I'm saving it.” 
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

“I’m past patiently waitin’. I’m passionately smashin’ every expectation. Every action’s an act of creation! I’m laughin’ in the face of casualties and sorrow. For the first time, I’m thinkin’ past tomorrow”
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"And when my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance”
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

“There are moments that the words don’t reach. There is a grace too powerful to name. We push away what we can never understand. We push away the unimaginable”
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

“We’re finally on the field, we’ve had quite a run. Immigrants: we get the job done.”
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

“These are wise words, enterprising men quote ‘em. Don’t act surprised you guys ‘cause I wrote ‘em.”
 
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“When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game. But you don’t get a win unless you play in the game. Oh, you get love for it. You get hate for it. You get nothing if you…Wait for it, wait for it, wait!”
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"And when my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.”
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

"I don’t wanna fight, but I won’t apologize for doin’ what’s right.”
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Lin Manuel-Miranda“And when my time is up, have I done enough? Will they tell my story?”
 
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