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

The turntable is now an instrument at the Smithsonian.
- 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

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

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

 

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

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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

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

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

I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify
themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.
- 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 had been working early in my life in films -
since I was 11.
- 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 hear music as narrative.
- Ajay Naidu

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

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

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

I knew I was happy when I was dancing.
- 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

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

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

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

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

All the records I've made have pretty much been big club turntable records.
You need to feel the rhythm.
- Jermaine Dupri

A search is a search, even if it happens to disclose
nothing but the bottom of a turntable.
- Antonin Scalia

You're successful if you can get one person to pick
it up and put it on the turntable and go,
Wow, thanks for writing that!
- Dan Fogelberg

I had a lot of what they call turntable hits.
A lot of them.
- Eydie Gorme

There's individual turntable setups devoted to piano,
bass, drums and a set for soloing as well.
We like to try and explore the gamut of what a turntable can do.
- Eric San

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

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

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Og Mandino

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby


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