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Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.

“Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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I think we need leadership that helps

“I think we need leadership that helps us remember that part of what we are about is caring about more than the person right next to us, but the folks across the way.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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We owe the government taxes. We owe

“We owe the government taxes. We owe our creditors interest. What do these powers owe us?”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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The American idea is as promising, imaginative,

“The American idea is as promising, imaginative, and full of the unexpected as the land itself. The land represents freedom – the frontier, the ability to make a new future with your own bare hands.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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I feel like my work has been

“I feel like my work has been my path to freedom from having grown up in a segregated environment.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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Movies, as evidenced by a chorus of

“Movies, as evidenced by a chorus of protesting and celebrating Americans, influence broader trends.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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I was a mimic when I was

“I was a mimic when I was a child. I mimicked the teacher and made friends that way, actually. That was a very subversive activity, because I was a goody-goody who never got in trouble. But if I went off in the corner and mimicked the teacher, people loved it.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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Learning is a tunnel experience that makes

“Learning is a tunnel experience that makes us think more broadly.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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The American idea is as promising, imaginative,

“The American idea is as promising, imaginative, and full of the unexpected as the land itself. The land represents freedom – the frontier, the ability to make a new future with your own bare hands.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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When you think about it, words can

“When you think about it, words can break your heart, or they can change your day.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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My main concern is theater, and theater

“My main concern is theater, and theater does not reflect or mirror society. It has been stingy and selfish, and it has to do better.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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People who are sick, or who have

“People who are sick, or who have been sick, or have come close to death have a lot to say – and they want you to hear it.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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Learning is a tunnel experience that makes

“Learning is a tunnel experience that makes us think more broadly.”

— Anna Deavere Smith

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