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

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

I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.
- 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 think that I have sold out sometimes.
- Ajay Naidu

 

I hear music as narrative.
- 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

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I had been working early in my life in films -
since I was 11.
- 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 love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope.
It is sort of like a laboratory.
- Ajay Naidu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet,
I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life.
I can still see the first scene.
The ballet was Divertimento No.
15.
- Robert Caro

At seventeen, I knew the end of a dream...
I would never be a schoolboy again.
- King Hussein

I knew that when I resigned from the University of
Texas that I would never coach again.
- Darrell Royal

The first time I met Patti Smith was in a laundromat.
We knew some of the same people, including Richard Hell.
- Tom Verlaine

I knew what book we had to write, it was clear in my head;
it was journals and poetry.
So I passed on their offer.
I told my agent this is our vision, and no one's done it this way.
- Kenny Loggins

Living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me.
- Anna Nicole Smith

Never have doubted it, even when the plane crash happened.
I wasn't mad at God.
I just knew that there was a reason that I didn't know about why it happened.
- Reba McEntire

Who hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself,
or his own virtue.
- David Mallet

I do remember smiling quite a bit inside it though
since I knew it wouldn't be seen on film -
so of course while the poor planet is being blown up
I'm smiling and laughing like mad!
- David Prowse

That was all Rose, and Rose knew what she was doing.
Her main thing was story.
- John Goodman

I knew from an early age exactly what I wanted to do.
I wanted to be a musician and that was it.
It made life a lot easier knowing what I was aiming for.
- Dan Hawkins

As far as I knew white women were never lonely,
except in books.
White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
- Maya Angelou

My first day in Chicago, September 4,
1983.
I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street,
it was like roots, like the motherland.
I knew I belonged here.
- Oprah Winfrey

I'd never been to a prom, I had never had the whole high school experience.
I think I was kind of an anomaly.
I don't think they knew where to put me.
- Alicia Witt

I knew I'd conquered America when Mike Tyson told me I was one mean lady.
- Anne Robinson

I could never hate anyone I knew.
- Charles Lamb


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