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I hear music as narrative. ...
by Ajay Naidu

I hear music as narrative.
- 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

All India radio was worldwide.
- Ajay Naidu

I knew I was happy when I was dancing.
- 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 applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.
- Ajay Naidu

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

I think that I have sold out sometimes.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

When I hear "you have to...",
I say that there is nothing I "HAVE TO" do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice.
It is within everyone.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
- Ram Dass

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

True love comes quietly,
without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

When people hear good music,
it makes them homesick for
something they never had,
and never will have.
- Edgar Watson Howe

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life
when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
- Fran Lebowitz

I am imagination.
I can see what the eyes cannot see.
I can hear what the ears cannot hear.
I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

It takes two to speak the truth:
one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips


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