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23 Out Of This World Selected Quotes By - Aja Naomi King

23 Out Of This World Selected Quotes By - Aja Naomi King
23 Out Of This World Selected Quotes By - Aja Naomi Kinge

I come from a family of storytellers. Growing up, my father would make up these stories about how he and my mother met and fell in love, and my mother would tell me these elaborately visual stories of growing up as a kid in New York, and I was always so enrapt.

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I really appreciate that: to walk into an environment where everyone is serious and dedicated to creating the best performance possible and challenging themselves to figure out the most interesting way to approach the work.

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I can be just a touch controlling!

I can be just a touch controlling!

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I'm obsessed with eyeliner - the darker and kohl-ier, the better.

I'm obsessed with eyeliner - the darker and kohl-ier, the better.

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You don't know what's gonna happen, so you can't really plan: you can only go with it.

You don't know what's gonna happen, so you can't really plan: you can only go with it.

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I'm a little bit of a control freak, so it's been nice to learn to let go and just trust others.

I'm a little bit of a control freak, so it's been nice to learn to let go and just trust others.

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Diversity is such an interesting word. I feel like when people hear the word 'diversity,' they think that it means only people of color, when in reality, diversity is all-inclusive; it means everyone.

Diversity is such an interesting word. I feel like when people hear the word 'diversity,' they think that it means only people of color, when in reality, diversity is all-inclusive; it means everyone.

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If you ask two people to remember a specific event, the stories are going to vary wildly because we always make ourselves out to be the hero.

If you ask two people to remember a specific event, the stories are going to vary wildly because we always make ourselves out to be the hero.

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Television has embraced so much in terms of storytelling and in terms of a wide array of characters conveying stories from different points of view.

Television has embraced so much in terms of storytelling and in terms of a wide array of characters conveying stories from different points of view.

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Love is a complicated emotion because you can learn something or hear something that goes against what you have come to know personally. It can be very challenging to what you believe.

Love is a complicated emotion because you can learn something or hear something that goes against what you have come to know personally. It can be very challenging to what you believe.

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There are people who do what they believe is right, but as they say, 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.'

There are people who do what they believe is right, but as they say, 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.'

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When I was younger, my mother tried to get me an agent because I was always singing and dancing, but whenever she took me to an audition, I would just shut down.

When I was younger, my mother tried to get me an agent because I was always singing and dancing, but whenever she took me to an audition, I would just shut down.

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I'm at a place where I want to have fun. I want to be challenged. I want to love the people I work with and continue to appreciate being in the position to work and play and explore.

I'm at a place where I want to have fun. I want to be challenged. I want to love the people I work with and continue to appreciate being in the position to work and play and explore.

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In this day and age, when there are so many people creating work online and writing their own shows, I wouldn't tell another actor, 'If you can do anything else go do that.' I would tell them to figure out the story they want to tell, to figure out what artists inspire you and why, and then figure out a way you can create that for yourself.

In this day and age, when there are so many people creating work online and writing their own shows, I wouldn't tell another actor, 'If you can do anything else go do that.' I would tell them to figure out the story they want to tell, to figure out what artists inspire you and why, and then figure out a way you can create that for yourself.

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I always think - when I get mad, and people say, 'Don't be the angry black woman' - it's like, well, why not? There's so much to be angry about.

I always think - when I get mad, and people say, 'Don't be the angry black woman' - it's like, well, why not? There's so much to be angry about.

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A man should be well groomed. If you're going to have facial hair, it should be a choice, not an accident.

A man should be well groomed. If you're going to have facial hair, it should be a choice, not an accident.

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I've been trying to eat healthier, but sometimes it doesn't work out when you're sitting in front of the TV drinking wine, and you realize you really need ice cream to go along with it.

I've been trying to eat healthier, but sometimes it doesn't work out when you're sitting in front of the TV drinking wine, and you realize you really need ice cream to go along with it.

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When you do a play, you have all this time to rehearse and grow into the character. In television, even though you're waiting and waiting and waiting, once you're actually on set engaging in the scene with another actor, time is of the essence.

When you do a play, you have all this time to rehearse and grow into the character. In television, even though you're waiting and waiting and waiting, once you're actually on set engaging in the scene with another actor, time is of the essence.

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I've been performing since I was a child; my mother would have to pull me aside and tell me that I wasn't onstage. I was a cheerleader, president of choir, and in the school play.

I've been performing since I was a child; my mother would have to pull me aside and tell me that I wasn't onstage. I was a cheerleader, president of choir, and in the school play.

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I want to write. I want to direct. I want to produce - I want to inhabit what I think it means to fully be an artist.

I want to write. I want to direct. I want to produce - I want to inhabit what I think it means to fully be an artist.

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I really care about people, and I would need someone to also genuinely value other human beings and want to be connected with people in the world and to know about other cultures. That might not be a high standard for someone else, but for me, it's really important to try and stick to that.

I really care about people, and I would need someone to also genuinely value other human beings and want to be connected with people in the world and to know about other cultures. That might not be a high standard for someone else, but for me, it's really important to try and stick to that.

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My favorite spot to hang out is my home.

My favorite spot to hang out is my home.

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Back when people couldn't read, other people would take newspapers and turn them into theater so that people would know what was going on in the world. That is a powerful thing.

Back when people couldn't read, other people would take newspapers and turn them into theater so that people would know what was going on in the world. That is a powerful thing.

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