Top Quotes by Tituss Burgess

I never had any trouble being myself. Myself was a problem for a lot of people, but I didn’t have a problem.

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I hover closer to earth than I do the clouds.

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There is absolutely nothing that you can control except showing up and doing your job.

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Honestly, racism is something learned, not something that you just pick up one day and wish to dislike someone.

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When I cook at home, most of the people I cook for want to be in the kitchen while I’m cooking. I love nothing more than someone monitoring how much salt I put into something, how much pepper I add – but nothing that you can offer is going to sway how I decide to deliver information to you; you’ll either receive it or you won’t.

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People have to work to maintain happiness. It’s easy to be miserable. It’s easy to stay miserable. It’s easy to live in a place where nothing’s working and not being able to work your way out of it. It’s much harder to choose happiness, to choose laughter, to choose a positive.

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I feel most at home when I’m alone. That’s not sad. It’s just I feel closest to source and connection when I’m by myself.

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I’m not one of those people to outgrow my initial blessings.

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I can call up a friend and have them meet me for a drink in 20 minutes, and suddenly, the night unfolds into this glorious, uniquely New York situation. I wouldn’t give it up for the world.

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I get to do some unbelievably layered things. The material that I’m given is so complex, and I’m so grateful for it, so I welcome any opportunities to push boundaries.

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I tell you, my naps are epic. They win awards.

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I’m very much an introvert.

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Here’s what I’m going to say about that: my personal thought about the brilliance of ‘Peeno Noir’ as proven by the fans’ appreciation is that, when watched back, what makes it so exciting is the random locations and the random costume changes and the multiple shots that we’ve done all over the city.

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The critics are not writers – they’re not a part of the creative process; therefore, they should not influence how I go about doing my next bit of work.

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One thing about my dinner parties – they’re never planned. I go to the grocery store, and I buy whatever is on sale. I get a lot of it, and I just send out a mass text: ‘I just bought food. Dinner’s at 8. Text me if you’re coming.’

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I make amazing fried chicken. The secret is taco seasoning.

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I’m a Pisces – I can’t rest if you aren’t resting well.

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I hate L.A. Can’t be bothered.

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Singing is how I express everything. Hunger, needing new clothes… it’s all through song.

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I’ve always given attention to detail. I’ve always given my heart and soul into a lyric, into a line.

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There is still a great deal of self-hatred that we refuse to deal with because we are still measuring ourselves against the norms of a masculine, heterosexual world. That is the backdrop with which we measure the man.

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Ellie Kemper I just adore. She is such a warm, generous actor, and we have this wonderful rapport off camera, and that’s very important.

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Carol Kane is just as warm as you would think she is, and she is so smart and really a living legend and has so much to offer.

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I worked at Ruby Foos early on as a host. I was only there for a little bit, but I had several odd jobs to pay the bills before that. And being in New York for the first year, I got here in 2003, and it was a very exciting but very scary time not knowing how you would make ends meet and me trying to meet people.

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On stage, everyone stays put; the vantage point is always the vantage point, and you have to play to the size of the house. And of course, on film, there’s different angles, different shots, so that determines how animated or how still you must be.

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I don’t enjoy attention as much as people may think I do.

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I feel like I’ve always had a sordid sense of humor, and it’s only gotten more twisted as I’ve gotten older.

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I’ve always been weird.

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This is a fickle industry. Here today, gone tomorrow. I don’t want to spend all the time reflecting. I want to spend it doing.

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Outside of the oppressive nature that the South offered to the black people, black gay people, black gay people who happened to be Christian, who wouldn’t want to leave? I couldn’t wait to get out of there.

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To somehow shrink so that you might be more comfortable is a foreign language to me. It’s a trait that I’ve never had. And that I hope I never, ever have.

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When I got to New York, all I wanted to do – or so I thought – was win a Tony award or, at least, be nominated.

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Life moves so fast, my friend. I am just lucky and happy to have the people I care about there along with me, watching all of this occur.

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I don’t like flashy things.

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I collect musical theatre anthologies. I have a whole library of them.

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When I need to exorcise a demon, I grab whatever score is going to house the song I need to sing out of my system, and I sing it.

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Personally, I’m very private, so when my door is closed, it means I’m unavailable, and when it’s open, it doesn’t mean you can come in.

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When it’s your turn, it’s your turn. That’s just the way it is.

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I feel like communication is the same whether you’re cooking for someone or singing or writing a song or writing a play or ordering from McDonald’s.

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I know that I need my coffee in the morning, and I don’t want to talk to anybody at the start of my day!

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I know that I need a lot of sleep, and while I’m filming, I probably won’t get it.

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The older I get, the easier it is to be all of me.

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One thing I refuse to do is force it. So I’ve canceled many auditions because nothing has come up, and I don’t want to waste anybody’s time. God forbid they outright give it to me and I don’t connect with it.

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I’m black. I’m gay. I’m culturally Christian. I am a walking target on so many levels, and it is horrifying and a cross that very, very many of us who look like me have to bear.

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I think Donald Trump has put America in great danger, and I think he’s done a disservice to us even if he doesn’t win. I think his effect is going to be kind of lasting.

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Titus belongs to ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ Titus Andromedon. Tituss Burgess couldn’t be more different. I get how people think I’m one and the same, but I just don’t live there. I’m nothing like that man, and whatever I would do wouldn’t be in stark contrast just because, but because I’m in stark contrast, it would be different.

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I was on ‘Blue Bloods.’ Which I think got cut.

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The issue with race particularly within this country is largely because of lack of dialogue.

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I’m writing a musical. I am. I was able to buy the rights to ‘The Preacher’s Wife,’ which starred Whitney Houston… I’m writing a whole new score and all the lyrics for it.

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I fell asleep during ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ I fell asleep during ‘The Hunger Games,’ all of them. I cannot stay awake. As soon as a movie starts, I’m asleep!

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The first role that I got on Broadway was supposedly for a white man. But I had some producers who fought for me and allowed me to come in.

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I never had trouble within the audition room. That is a room that I control. So while I certainly experienced versions of what Titus Andromedon was going through, I never experienced the self-doubt.

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