Quotes by Billy Porter

Billy Porter

American actor and singer

Alive from: 1969-

Category: Music | Movie

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    There's this misconception that I've been turning down roles. It's just not true. The reality is, there was nothing for me to do, nobody was calling, the phone wasn't ringing.
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    All you need to do is turn on the news, and in five minutes, you're depressed with the state of the world. Choosing joy is a completely active choice. It doesn't just happen. You can't just say, 'I want to be happy.' You have to take action.
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    Broadway! Broad-way! I don't aspire to the middle. I aspire to the tip-tip-top of it all.
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    For me, life is about being positive and hopeful, choosing to be joyful, choosing to be encouraging, choosing to be empowering.
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    For years I tried to put myself in a box, and it frustrated me, so I had to let go and let the universe take its course.
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    Just because you're working does not mean you're making money. That's two very different things in show business.
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    Just by the nature of making the choice to be true to who I am, I'm political. Sometimes that's all you need to do: Show up and be black, gay and Christian in America and actually say it out loud. And refuse to let anything or anybody take that away from you.
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    Many movie stars or American Idol contestants sort of fall into theater... and say, 'Oh, yeah, I would love to do theater.' And then they get here and say, 'Oh, wait a minute, this actually is a craft!' It's not just show up one day and do it. It's show up eight times a week, twice on Wednesdays and twice on Saturdays.
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    When you grow up in the church, the only translation in that insular world that people understand is preaching. You're supposed to be a minister. So I was going down that path, and then I saw the Tonys.
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    When you're doing what you love, it's not exhausting at all, actually. It's completely empowering and exhilarating.
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    You can't ever put yourself in a position where someone is requiring you to inhabit somebody else's energy. You have to own your thing, or own it with very fiber of your being.
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