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Jessica Hagedorn Quotes

Jessica Hagedorn Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Jessica Hagedorn
Type:
Writer
Nationality:
Filipino
Birth day:
Birth year:

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    And I've lived now in North America close to thirty years. In terms of my politics, I feel a political alliance too, with the Asian community here. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    Becoming a mother has helped make me a tougher, stronger writer. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    But I think there's a genuine joy, too, a sense that no matter what, even if my stomach's growling, I'm going to dance. That's what I want to leave people with at the end of the play. After all this, people still know how to live. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    Everything matters. Time is precious. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    Hybridity keeps me from being rigid about most things. It has taught me to appreciate the contradictions in the world and in my life. I scavenge from the best. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    I also identify as a Latin person, a person who has Latin blood. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    I don't believe in sampling some Tibetan music just to make it sound groovy, but you do your homework, you understand what you're doing with it. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    I'm an underdog person, so I align myself with those who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    I'm preparing for a multimedia theater piece, Airport Music, that's coming up in New York City. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    Life is not simple, and people can't be boxed into being either heroes or villains. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    There are certain regions in the country where the indigenous people eat dogs. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    There were also horror shows on the radio. Very terrifying and thrilling to me as a kid. They had all these creepy sound effects. They would come on at ten o'clock at night, and I just would scare myself to death. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn
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    We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child. Jessica_HagedornJessica Hagedorn