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  • I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no
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  • I try to live what I consider a poetic existence. That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work.
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  • Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time.
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  • love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it
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  • How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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  • If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
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  • The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
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  • We must infuse our lives with art. Our national leaders must be informed that we want them to use our taxes to support street theatre in order to oppose street gangs. We should have a well-supported regional theatre in order to oppose regionalism and
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