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My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young.
by Ajay Naidu

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young.
I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the
paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.
- Ajay Naidu

I think that rap is narrative, when it's done right.
- Ajay Naidu

I got heavily into the drum-and-bass scene,
which is really wicked.
- Ajay Naidu

Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing.
Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should
be able to create entire landscapes with nothing.
- Ajay Naidu

 

In every character I play, I try to imbibe something.
Every film is a learning process for me.
- Ajay Naidu

It is important to tell good stories.
You can tell stories even if they are not huge,
epic, and wonderful.
You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.
- Ajay Naidu

America makes up its own mind about what it wants to see.
- Ajay Naidu

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When you get to play with the big boys,
your game improves drastically.
- Ajay Naidu

The turntable is now an instrument at the Smithsonian.
- Ajay Naidu

I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope.
It is sort of like a laboratory.
- Ajay Naidu

I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.
- Ajay Naidu

I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify
themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.
- Ajay Naidu

I had been working early in my life in films -
since I was 11.
- Ajay Naidu

I knew I was happy when I was dancing.
- Ajay Naidu

The camera is interested in what you are thinking as
opposed to just what you are doing or saying.
- Ajay Naidu

There is extraordinary similarities between the Midwest
in America and Europe in that there is this sense of vast,
open sky and loneliness and cold.
- Ajay Naidu

Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp.
I had so many different ideas swirling between culture
and how to tie things together.
- Ajay Naidu

All India radio was worldwide.
- Ajay Naidu

I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes.
To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far.
- Ajay Naidu

You have to work with what you are given,
even in Shakespeare.
we have our form and it is important that we free ourselves through it.
- Ajay Naidu

It is important to keep your head up and follow what you believe is right.
- Ajay Naidu

There's got to be something greater than us.
- Ajay Naidu

I think that I have sold out sometimes.
- Ajay Naidu

Rap is rhythm and poetry.
Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
- Ajay Naidu

I hear music as narrative.
- Ajay Naidu

It is important to make your own stuff.
Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not
stop involving yourself as a creative person.
- Ajay Naidu

My family was very supportive of my acting.
They didn't really have a choice because I got jobs
acting before anyone could really say anything.
It paid my way through college and helped my family out.
- Ajay Naidu

The loneliness is when you pick up and move,
even if you are not originally from that place,
and you have some memories that you want to embrace.
Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always
looking out the back window.
- Ajay Naidu

We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors
or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects.
You can actually figure out before you work on something
how much blood you will have to let emotionally.
- Ajay Naidu

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates


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