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Lupita Nyongo Quotes

When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew
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You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs
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A year from now you'll wish you started today
Having you in my life made everything better
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Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure
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And then you meet one person and your life changes forever
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I haven’t always been gluten-free  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) Home is where my family is  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) The first time I cut all my hair off was when I was 19. I just got fed up going to the salon every week. I’d had enough! On a whim, it was off. It’s low-maintenance.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) It’s so funny, you go to acting school thinking you’re going to learn how to be other people, but really it taught me how to be myself. Because it’s in understanding yourself deeply that you can lend yourself to another person’s circumstances and another person’s experience  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I have the opportunity to learn about the fashion world, and I appreciate it as an art form... But I never want it to take over my acting.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I’ve loved the opportunity to learn about the fashion world and appreciate it as an art form, and I look forward to my continued education, but I never want it to take over my acting.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) Growing up, I had really bad skin. I had a skin disorder. Yes, I did. And my mother went to great lengths to try to find something to remedy it. I remember she took a trip to Madagascar and came back with all these alternative, medicinal herbs and stuff. They didn’t smell so good, but I think they worked some magic.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) Being considered a fashion star is wonderful. It’s definitely a bonus thing.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I definitely intend to create my own work in the future so that we don’t have to keep saying, We don’t have work for black women.’  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I went to an all-boys high school, and they accepted girls in only the two A.P. classes.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I’m still trying to get over the fact that my name is being mentioned with people like Brad Pitt.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I was raised in Kenya, and I always wanted to be an actor from when I was really, really little, but the first time I thought it was something that I could make a career of was when I watched ‘The Color Purple.’ I think I was nine, maybe, and I saw people that looked like me - Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I am thrilled beyond words that The Academy has recognized my performance in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave,’ and I am deeply proud to be in the company of my fellow nominees.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) Whoopi Goldberg looked like me, she had hair like mine, she was dark like me. I’d been starved for images of myself. I’d grown up watching a lot of American TV. There was very little Kenyan material, because we had an autocratic ruler who stifled our creative expression.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I had moved back to Kenya after undergrad, and I went through this crisis of, ‘What is my life going to be about?’  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I give myself homework when I have an audition. I give myself goals, and that’s how I check how I’m doing. It can be something simple like ‘listen,’ or ‘find your feet.’ And then afterward it’s an assessment, so in a way it’s not about booking the job or not. It’s about what I learned as an actor about that character.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I love filmmaking, but I decided to go to drama school because I thought that when I’m 60 and looking back on my life, if acting hadn’t been a part of it, I would hate myself.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I come from a loving, supportive family, and my mother taught me that there are more valuable ways to achieve beauty than just through your external features. She was focused on compassion and respect, and those are the things that ended up translating to me as beauty. Beautiful people have many advantages, but so do friendly people...I think beauty is an expression of love.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I was born in Mexico because my father was teaching at a school in Mexico City. I was born during the third year he was there. And when I was 16, I returned to Mexico to learn Spanish.  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) The muscles you flex in theater are muscles that you really need. I must always find a way to get back there. It’s irreplaceable  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade to that beauty  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I definitely intend to create my own work in the future so that we don’t have to keep saying we don’t have work for black women. But right now I don’t know what’s next. I hope that there are more opportunities to come my way  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) You fail, and then what? Life goes on. It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I have a very ostrich mentality. I feel like I have my head in the sand so no one can see me  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) Part of being an artist is that you are always concerned you don’t have what it takes. It keeps us honest  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I do my best work when I feel conviction to say something through the character I play. Always I want to have integrity and not compromise that  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) Drama is my sweet spot, but the thing about being an actor is that you want to do a variety of things. I definitely love fantasy and would want to be in a fantasy project  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I always love to learn new things. That’s the reason I like being an actor  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes) I’ve worked hard to feel beautiful in my natural skin. Personally, I don’t ever want to depend on makeup to feel beautiful  (Lupita Nyongo Quotes)
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