Anna Deavere Smith Quotes

Anna Deavere Smith Quotes: Do you want to be an artist so that the whole world will look at you, or do you want to be an artist because you would like to use your ability to attract attention, to have the world see itself through you differently?
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Anna Deavere Smith Quote: I think it's really important to give yourself a very big question that you're working on that you can come home to
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Quotes about Anna Deavere Smith: I have never been in a violent movie or television show.
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Quote about Anna Deavere Smith: I'm interested when things are upside down - because there are so many possibilities in that one moment. There is a lot that is exposed.
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Anna Deavere Smith Sayings: We spend so much time bantering about the words when the real open conversations might very well be our actions. I worry about our rhetoric.
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Anna Deavere Smith Saying: You can't teach talent. You can't teach inspiration. You can teach people critical facilities. You can give them techniques. You can teach discipline. And you can teach them about the business.
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Sayings about Anna Deavere Smith: Each person has a literature inside them. But when people lose language, when they have to experiment with putting their thoughts together on the spot-that's what I love most. That's where character lives.
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Saying about Anna Deavere Smith: Artists are the people that no matter what, pick up the pen, pick up a paintbrush. They take the time to translate what is happening to create something that resonates deeply with the rest of the people that are caught in the middle of their own reality.
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Anna Deavere Smith Quotes: You know, real artists, we expose our flaws. We long for intimacy.
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Anna Deavere Smith Quote: The individuals inside are frequently fighting that their individual voices be heard, while the walls of the place, which are the mask, and the perception, are reluctant to give over to the voices of the individuals. Those in the margins are always trying to get to the center, and those at the center, frequently in the name of tradition, are trying to keep the margins at a distance. Part of the identity of a place is the tension between those in the margins, and those in the center, and they all live behind the walls which wear the tradition.
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Quotes about Anna Deavere Smith: What you are will show, ultimately. Start now, every day, becoming, in your actions, your regular actions, what you would like to become in the bigger scheme of things.
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Quote about Anna Deavere Smith: My work is about giving voice to the unheard, and reiterating the voice of the heard in such a way that you question, or re-examine, what is the truth.
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Anna Deavere Smith Sayings: I think we can learn a lot about a person in the very moment that language fails them. In the very moment they they have to be more creative than they would have imagined in order to communicate. It's the very moment that they have to dig deeper than the surface to find words, and at the same time, it's a moment when they want to communicate very badly. They're digging deep and projecting out at the same time.
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Anna Deavere Smith Saying: I went as far away from home as possible in terms of the development of my imagination.
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Sayings about Anna Deavere Smith: That artists are called to be more responsible and 'true' is a tip of hat to their power.
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Saying about Anna Deavere Smith: I happen to be a hopeaholic. I tend to look at problems as an opportunity to do some work.
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Anna Deavere Smith Quotes: Self-esteem does not come from surrounding yourself with people and things that seem to increase your value. Real self-esteem is an integration of an inner-value with things in the world around you.
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Anna Deavere Smith Quote: I was a mimic when I was a child. I mimicked the teacher and made friends that way, actually. That was a very subversive activity, because I was a goody-goody who never got in trouble. But if I went off in the corner and mimicked the teacher, people loved it.
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