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Hamilton: The Revolution Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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“[BURR]
I am the one thing in life I can control.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“You have no control. Who lives, who dies, who tells your story.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“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
“How on Earth did you do that with the same 24 hours a day that everyone else gets?”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“Raise a glass to freedom
Something they can never take away
No matter what they tell you”
Lin-manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“History is entirely created by the person who tells the story.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“I may not live to see our glory
But I will gladly join the fight
And when our children tell our story
They'll tell the story of tonight”
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“Legacy. What is a Legacy? It's planting seeds in a garden you never get to see”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“Comma sexting. It's a thing. Get into it.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“BURR: Alexander joins forces with James Madison and John Jay to write a series of essays defending the new United States Constitution, entitled The Federalist Papers. The plan was to write a total of 25 essays, the work divided evenly among the three men. In the end, they wrote 85 essays, in the span of six months. John Jay got sick after writing 5. James Madison wrote 29. Hamilton wrote the other 51.”
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“I wish writing were really like the way Andy staged it here: Me in a mania at a desk while a group of people stand around cheering in awe. More realistically, it's me pooping around on Twitter until I get an idea.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“When Lin optioned his book, Ron was relieved that the Founding Father who had the most dramatic and least appreciated life story would finally get his due—even though a rap musical was the last way that Ron had anticipated Hamilton getting it.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“I was having a drink with Hugh Laurie, with whom I’d worked on his series House, and I told him I wanted to write a breakup letter from King George to the colonies. Without blinking, he improv’d at me, “Awwww, you’ll be back,” wagging his finger. I laughed and filed it away. Thanks, Hugh Laurie.”
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“Sometimes the right person tells the right story at the right moment, and through a combination of luck and design, a creative expression gains new force.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“Lin beamed, and threw a couple of triumphant middle fingers in the air.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“(On Angelica in 'Satisfied')

Oof. Tryin’ to out-Eponine Eponine up in this piece.”
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“You didn't expect these notes to turn into my therapy session, did you?”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“(Questlove) Is this the most revolutionary thing to happen to Broadway, or the most revolutionary thing to happen to hip-hop?”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“This was the way into Burr. I knew he and Hamilton circled each other all their lives, I knew they went from friends to frenemies to foes, but it wasn’t til I read this detail online—that Theodosia was married to a British officer when Aaron Burr met her, and he waited until she was available—that the character of Burr came free in my imagination. Imagine Hamilton waiting—for anything. That’s when I realized our task was to dramatize not two ideological opposites, but a fundamental difference in temperament.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“I’m erasing myself from the narrative. Let future historians wonder how Eliza reacted when you broke her heart.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“Talk less. Smile more.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“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.”
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“You have married an Icarus;
He has flown too close to the sun”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“When you smile, you knock me out, I fall apart - and I thought I was so smart.”
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
“How do you write like tomorrow won’t arrive?
How do you write like you need it to survive?
How do you write ev’ry second you’re alive?
Ev’ry second you’re alive? Ev’ry second you’re alive?”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“Every day has the potential to be the greatest day of your life.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Revolution
“(On 'The Story Of Tonight (Reprise)')

Tommy Kail and I always described this scene as “When your hometown friends are at the party with your college friends.”
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