Hamilton Quotes

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

Hank Green
“We all want to be in the room where it happens, we want to be part of the things that matter to us, but no two people have the exact same collection of things that matter. Nowadays, I don't so much want to be in the room where it happens, but I do really want to help other people choose the right rooms, and help them realize that they really are a part of things that matter. Because when we feel like none of the rooms we are in matter, that's when we're really lost.”
Hank Green, A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

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

“Southern motherfucking democratic-republicans”
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

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

“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

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

Colin Jost
“The religious kids were really religious, the kind who push religion on others in a way that always freaks me out. They are like people who keep telling me, 'You have to see Hamilton!' Honestly, no I don't and the more you keep telling me, the less likely I am to actually see it. Though I have subsequently seen, "Hamilton" and it's excellent.”
Colin Jost, A Very Punchable Face

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

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

Nancy Isenberg
“History is not a bedtime story. It is a comprehensive engagement with often obscure documents and books no longer read—books shelved in old archives, and fragile pamphlets contemporaneous with the subject under study—all of which reflect a world view not ours.”
Nancy Isenberg, Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr

“Jefferson's hatred of Hamilton was complicated by jealousy of Washington's affection for the younger man... The continuing intellectual debate over the Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian rival systems of government takes on a new and richer dimension if seen against the backdrop of the personal drama of this remarkable triangle.”

Dolly Chugh
“Thomas explains that when a performer walks onstage, with a particular age, gender, and race, we graft things onto who they are. His direction was an attempt to shake up our thinking. 'What we're saying is that it can be anybody, that we're all connected, that we have this thing that binds us and bonds us. We wanted to identify our cast as interchangeable and accessible, but specific early in the show.' Their stories and identities were unique, but their humanity was universal.”
Dolly Chugh, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias

Nancy Rubin Stuart
“Exhausted by hours of crying and hysterics, Peggy fell into a restless sleep. Her marathon display of insanity, the grandest theatrical performance of her life, had successfully deceived Washington and Hamilton.”
Nancy Rubin Stuart, Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married

“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

Michelle Obama
“Barack and I sat in the front row surrounded by young people of all different races and backgrounds, the two of us awash in emotion as Christopher Jackson and Lin-Manuel sang the ballad “One Last Time” as their final number. Here were two artists. One black and one Puerto Rican standing beneath a 150 year old chandelier bracketed by towering antique portraits of George and Martha Washington singing about feeling "at home in this nation we've made". The power and truth of that moment stays with me to this day. Hamilton touched me because it reflected the kind of history I had lived myself. It told a story about America that allowed diversity in.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

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