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All Quotes by author - Daveed Diggs
" Acting is about finding truth and finding the way to convey the truth. "
" All the way on the West Coast, never having seen a Broadway show, it was like, 'They don't want me. There's nothing there for me.' I'd come to New York a lot and never even tried to see a Broadway show. There was no reason for me to do that. "
" As a kid, I was very shy. "
" As a kid, you don't have a ton of spaces where you are honored, where what you think is honored and what you say is revered. "
" As more doors open for me, I try to always bring people who I know through. "
" At some point, I'll do more McDonald's commercials if I have to. "
" Being an emcee onstage is mostly about crowd control, about monitoring energy levels. "
" Being multiracial has allowed me to feel comfortable walking in all different circles. "
" Being on stage, I know my function. I just do the thing. "
" Being with a bunch of people who never take a day off means that you're not taking a day off. "
" Broadway was weird. "
" Clipping is a very specific, concept-y thing. We have all these rules: we don't sample drums. We create all our own sounds. I don't speak in the first person. We come from a background of experimental music like John Cage... Philip Glass. "
" College was the first time I felt I really had to choose who my friends were. "
" Daveed Diggs is a very nervous person. "
" Everybody from the Bay has a superiority complex because we're dope. "
" Hip-hop was indifferent to Broadway. We didn't need Broadway, but I think Broadway needed hip-hop. "
" History is about who tells it. "
" I call myself a nerd all the time. "
" I can jump really high, yeah. I'm proud of that. I'll take it. "
" I didn't aspire to be on Broadway. "
" I didn't know a single musical soundtrack, really, growing up. Nobody listened to musicals. That wasn't a thing I did. "
" If a project feels good to you, say yes. And do it with everything that you have and hope that the outcome is good. "
" I feel like, anytime I'm onstage, I tend to feel very connected with people in the audience or with the sort of heartbeat or tempo of the audience. "
" I felt so loved and taken care of, and that's a huge part of the reason I'm able to do what I do. "
" If you do enough rap shows, you get a pretty good sense of an audience. You start to develop this sense of what a feeling of a room or a group is. "
" I get excited to create things that don't exist in the same world as 'Hamilton' because that world is really well done and doesn't need me to inform it anymore. "
" I get to say 'no' to a lot of things. That, for an artist, is crazy. "
" I have all of Kendrick Lamar on vinyl. "
" I have a recognizable silhouette. "
" I have this thing. I can rap really fast. I can rap really, really fast. It's a thing I'm good at and I've trained myself to do; it's a thing I do in the Bay Area. "
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