Hamilton Quotes

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

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“My wife's the reason anything gets done, she nudges me towards promise by degrees. 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. When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised--not one day. This show is proof that history remembers. 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. Eliza tells her story. Now, fill the world with music, love, and pride.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

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

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“I am not throwing away my shot.
I am not throwing away my shot.
I'm just like my country.
I'm young, scrappy, and hungry.
And I am not throwing away my shot.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Becky Albertalli
“Mr. Spier, memorizing the Hamilton soundtrack is not going to save you on the AP Euro exam.”
Becky Albertalli, Leah on the Offbeat

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“The past places no absolute limit on the future.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Lin beamed, and threw a couple of triumphant middle fingers in the air.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“I am the one thing in life I can control.
I am inimitable.
I am an original”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: Vocal Selections

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Life doesn't discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
And we keep living anyway
We rise and we fall and we break
And we make our mistakes”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Talk less. Smile more. Don't let them know what you're against or what you're for.”
Lin Manuel-Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Ron told Pippa that during the six years he had spent on the book, Valerie Chernow had developed a powerful identification with Hamilton’s wife. “She used to say, ‘Eliza is like me: She’s good, she’s true, she’s loyal, she’s not ambitious.’ There was a purity and a goodness about the character, and that was like Valerie,” he says. In 2006, after 27 years of marriage, Valerie passed away. For her gravestone, Ron chose a line from the letter that Hamilton wrote to Eliza on the night before the duel: “Best of wives and best of women.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution

“On opening night, standing under the Rogers's marquee, [Lin] realized that if Eliza's struggle was the element of Hamilton's story that had inspired him the most, then the show itself was a part of her legacy.”
Jeremy McCarter, Hamilton: The Revolution

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

Laura Kamoie
“The promise of liberty is not written in blood or engraved in stone, it's embroidered into the fabric of our nation.”
Laura Kamoie, My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton
“Those then, who resist a confirmation of public order, are the true Artificers of monarchy—not that this is the intention of the generality of them. Yet it would not be difficult to lay the finger upon some of their party who may justly be suspected. When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits—despotic in his ordinary demeanour—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion—to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day—It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may “ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.”
Alexander Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“I think Lafayette wants to rap in French now. I have to go learn some French.
Damn it, Lafayette.”
Lin Manuel Miranda

“Jefferson feared that Hamilton had plans radically at odds with the Constitution. As he saw it, Hamilton wanted to warp the federal government out of constitutional shape, converting it into a copy of the British government, built on debt, corruption, and influence. Hamilton's goal, Jefferson charged, was to ally the rich and well born with the government at the people's expense, creating a corrupt aristocracy leagued with the government against the people and destroying the virtue that was the basis of republican government. Only a republic could preserve liberty, Jefferson insisted, and only virtue among the people could preserve a republic.”
R.B. Bernstein, Thomas Jefferson

“love is love is love is love is love”
Lin Manuel-Miranda

Nancy Isenberg
“What separates history from myth is that history takes in the whole picture, whereas myth averts our eyes from the truth when it turns men into heroes and gods.”
Nancy Isenberg, Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Southern motherfucking democratic-republicans”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Serving [Hamilton's] legacy didn't just mean commemorating him, though: It also meant continuing his work. [Eliza] crusaded against slavery, as Hamilton had. And this widow of an orphan helped to found the first private orphanage in New York. That's the real power of a legacy: We tell stories of people who are gone because like any powerful stories, they have the potential to inspire, and to change the world.”
Jeremy McCarter, Hamilton: The Revolution

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“I think Lafayette wants to rap in French now. I have to go learn some French.
Damn it, Lafayette”
Lin Manuel Miranda, Hamillton

“The comparison might strike you as farfetched. What (you might be asking) can a Broadway musical possibly add to the legacy of a Founding Father--a giant of our national life, a war hero, a scholar, a statesman? What's one little play, or even one very big play, next to all that?
But there is more than one way to change the world . To secure their freedom, the polyglot American colonists had to come together, and stick together, in the face of enormous adversity. To live in a new way, they first had to think and feel in a new way. It took guns and ships to win the American Revolution, but it also required pamphlets and speeches--and at least one play.”
Jeremy McCarter, Hamilton: The Revolution

Joseph J. Ellis
“Burr had the dark and severe coloring of his Edwards ancestry, with black hair receding from the forehead and dark brown, almost black, eyes that suggested a cross between an eagle and a raven. Hamilton had a light peaches and cream complexion with violet-blue eyes and auburn-red hair, all of which came together to suggest an animated beam of light to Burr’s somewhat stationary shadow.”
Joseph J. Ellis, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“The Hulk before intermission, Bruce Banner after it.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“PAY YOUR FUCKING TAXES”
Lin Manuel Miranda

Elizabeth Levy
“Hamilton never had need of sandbags in his stockings.”
Elizabeth Levy, If You Were There When They Signed The Constitution

“Outcome-oriented China has enjoyed the fruits of Hamiltonian prosperity; nevertheless, it also endured great human sacrifice and personal agonies along the way to affluence.”
Patrick Mendis, Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a New Pacific World Order

“It suggests that however innovative Obama's speeches and Lin's show might seem, they are, in fact, traditional. They don't reinvent the American character, they renew it.”
Jeremy McCarter, Hamilton: The Revolution

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