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Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing.
by 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 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

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

 

I think that I have sold out sometimes.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hear music as narrative.
- Ajay Naidu

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

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

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

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
together forever and never apart,
maybe in distance, but never in heart.
- Anonymous

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you because I love you.
You are a part of me, and
I need no reasons to love you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed,
but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
and stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself,
but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,
so must I never live my life for itself,
but always in the experience which is going on around me.
- Albert Schweitzer

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
-Don Miguel Ruiz

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

You know you love someone when you know
you want them to be happy,
even if their happiness means
that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous

Each of us shares a unity with Spirit and all life,
and simultaneously each of us is an individual with free will.
There is a duality to us as separate and as part of the whole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same message,
that is love, compassion and forgiveness.
The important thing is they should
be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part
of the globe at every moment of time.
- Henry A. Kissinger


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