Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey

Biography

Author Profession: US Dancer
Born: January 05, 1931
Died: December 01, 1989
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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Alvin Ailey quotes

Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to.

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.

Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.

One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people.

One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody.

Lena Horne is the sweetest and most adorable woman in the world.

Money is a never-ending problem.

Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.

If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it.

Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff.

I always want more.

The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it's with you all the time.

My feelings about myself have been terrible.

In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort.

No matter what you write or choreograph, you feel it's not enough.

I always want to have more dancers in my company.

It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.

I'm attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head.

We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work.

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. Michael Faraday quotes

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

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