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All Quotes by author - Brian Tyree Henry
" Aja Naomi is one of my good friends. "
" Atlanta has become and has always been a place where you create your own universe. "
" Atlanta, in itself, is its own living, breathing thing. "
" At Morehouse, I found myself and my voice, and I didn't want to lose that at Yale. "
" At the end of the day, it's incredibly important to have a show like 'Atlanta' because if we can't stand up for and celebrate each other, then who will? Who will do it better? "
" Every single person you can think of called me Paper Boi. "
" Hug your mom. Hug your mom and thank your mom. "
" I always say I'm not going to work: I'm going to play with my friends. "
" I dare somebody to go to Atlanta and not have a good time. "
" I don't think I'm going to be back on 'This Is Us.' I think that Uncle Ricky had his moment; he did what he had to do. "
" I hope that there's a little black boy somewhere in Montana that never thought that he would see a reflection of himself, and he turns on the television, like, 'Oh my God, thank you.' "
" I love that you can just walk into the club and hear Young Jeezy or hear Fetty, and it's on. "
" I love the element of surprise, throwing people off of what they think they know about what I can do and who I am. I just want to keep doing that. "
" I'm very grateful, first of all, for my friends and my family because they keep me grounded, and they make sure I'm taking care of myself and that I'm keeping my sanity about me. "
" I never thought that 'Atlanta' would go off and do what it was gonna do. I never thought that I would get recognized for that show the way that I have been. "
" I stay in contact with my castmates from 'Atlanta' almost every day. "
" It's really humbling and gratifying to see that people are finally realizing that we are talented and we have things to say and that our stories are just like your stories. There's no reason that anybody from Wisconsin or Turkey can't relate to 'Atlanta.' "
" I usually get approached by older white ladies of a certain class, with their pearls and, you know, their Talbots on and everything, and they're like, 'We just have to say, we know we're not your demographic, but we love Paper Boi; we really love this show, and we love what you're doing.' It's totally cool. "
" My father had one of the biggest vinyl collections I've ever seen. "
" My father was retired military, and my mother was an educator. She was incredibly creative. I used to love going to her school during the summer and helping her decorate her classroom. I would draw Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck. She was a sixth grade teacher. She and my father are the ones that got me into my love of music. "
" My sisters were teenagers when I was born, so the last thing they wanted was a little nappy-headed boy running around. I would imitate them or copy things off TV. "
" On top of trying to find my way in this business and losing my mother and trying to figure out what family meant to me and everything - 2016, there was a lot of anger from me and a lot of anger all around. I think the hardest part was to really realize that all these things, it's worth it. "
" Sometimes, you need someone to believe in you when you don't believe in yourself. "
Believe In Yourself
" There's something about being onstage, man. No matter what age I am or where I'm going, theater will constantly be the thing that accepts me and embraces me. "
" When I was three years old, one of the first albums I ever heard was Michael Jackson's 'Off the Wall.' "
" You can put Trump in the White House, but you need to prepare for a revolt because I'm going nuts. "
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