27 Daveed Diggs Quotes from the Actor, Rapper and Singer

Daveed Diggs is a famous American actor, rapper, and singer-songwriter.

Quick Facts:

Full Name: Daveed Daniele Diggs
Date of Birth: January 24, 1982
Net Worth: $5 million
Height: 6′ 0″
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Relationship Status: In a relationship
Social Media Presence: Daveed’s Social Media
Early Life: Born in Oakland, California to Barbara, a social worker, and Donuts Diggs, a bus driver. Has mixed African-American and Jewish heritage.
Education: Attended a local private school, Berkeley High School, and graduated from Brown University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in theater arts. Broke the university’s track record in sports.


Career Highlights:

Started performing in local Shakespeare productions.
Won a Tony Award in 2016 for “Hamilton,” where he also earned a Grammy.
Part of music groups: Clipping, Freestyle Love Supreme, and True Neutral Crew.
Television debut in 2016 with “The Get Down.”
Film debut in “Zootopia.” Other notable works include “Wonder,” “Blindspotting,” and “Hamilton.”

Why We Admire Him:

Versatility in music, acting, rapping, voice acting, and screenplay writing.
Extensive body of work in plays, TV shows, films, and albums.
Awarded multiple times including Lucille Lortel Awards, Theatre World Award, Grammy Award, and more.

Interesting Tidbits:

Previously worked as a middle-school poetry and acting teacher.
Holds a Broadway rap speed record from “Hamilton.”
Childhood idol: M.C. Hammer.
Owns a pet dog named Soccer.
Co-wrote the screenplay for “Blindspotting” with friend Rafael Casal.

I have picked the top quotes by Daveed Diggs.

Best Daveed Diggs Quotes


I’m aware that not everybody gets that feeling of ease walking through the world that I have. ~ Daveed Diggs.


My parents are not together, but they were both always around. ~ Daveed Diggs


History is about who tells it. ~ Daveed Diggs.


I think this idea of a big break is a lie. ~ Daveed Diggs.


There’s this thing about authenticity when you rap, right? Whether or not it’s real, it has to feel real. ~ Daveed Diggs.


I think people understand I’m not actually the real Thomas Jefferson. ~ Daveed Diggs.

The act of being nice to somebody at Starbucks is actually a huge thing. It’s a real change you can effect in somebody’s life every day. ~ Daveed Diggs.


I’m from the Bay Area, so I know a lot about granola. ~ Daveed Diggs.

That’s the great thing about how ‘SVU’ works. They work with so many Broadway actors, they are very used to getting us out in time for the show. ~ Daveed Diggs.

My favorite Prince album is ‘Sign o’ the Times.’ ~ Daveed Diggs.

Famous Daveed Diggs Quotes


That’s the great thing about being a teenager. You think you’re a genius. ~ Daveed Diggs.

The fact that I got to do the ‘Hamilton’ BET Cypher is a totally crazy thing because I’ve watched the BET Cyphers since it started. I’ve seen every one. I study them. Because I’m a rapper. It’s what you do. ~ Daveed Diggs.

It wasn’t until I got out in the world and started worked professionally when I realized that the people I admired were the ones who had taken the little snippets of what they learned that worked for them – and strung them together in their own technique. ~ Daveed Diggs.

Writing is writing. It is all about telling stories, and I’ve been doing that for so long, in all realms, that it all feels like the same thing to me anyway. ~ Daveed Diggs.


I was really aware, even while it was happening, that the discovery of arts education in my life sort of saved my life. ~ Daveed Diggs.

Popular Daveed Diggs Quotes

Writing rap songs is about flow, about one word blending seamlessly into the next and creating a thing that is possible to perform in a way that feels natural. ~ Daveed Diggs.

Typically, my advice to young artists is not to wait for someone to allow you to do the thing. Just do the thing, and they’ll catch up. ~ Daveed Diggs.


I make the energy to go out. You can’t let the Broadway schedule run you. ~ Daveed Diggs.

I call myself a nerd all the time. ~ Daveed Diggs.

Often, the people I’m working with on music are separate from the rest of my life. ~ Daveed Diggs.


Being an emcee onstage is mostly about crowd control, about monitoring energy levels. ~ Daveed Diggs.

The tricky thing about fast raps is not really the delivery of them; it’s the writing of them, with consonants close enough together that you don’t trip up over them. ~ Daveed Diggs.

Top Daveed Diggs Quotes

I feel like, anytime I’m onstage, I tend to feel very connected with people in the audience or with the sort of heartbeat or tempo of the audience. ~ Daveed Diggs.

That’s what hip-hop is – it’s about meeting the music where you are, and then you add on top of that. It’s about coming at it with your full self. ~ Daveed Diggs.


I didn’t aspire to be on Broadway. ~ Daveed Diggs.

The way we make history exciting to learn about is by breaking down the barriers that are already set up between these people. ~ Daveed Diggs.

There’s no reason for somebody who’s good at writing rap to be good at freestyling. They’re different parts of your brain. You can develop both skills. I’m a much better writer. ~ Daveed Diggs.

So these were the 27 top quotes about Daveed Diggs.

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