65 Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes About Life and Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a popular actor, singer-songwriter, playwright and film director from the United States.

He is famous for creating and starring in musicals that blend modern and classic styles.

His most famous work is “Hamilton” a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton.

Raised in a Hispanic neighborhood in Manhattan, Miranda grew up surrounded by music and theater influencing his career in the arts.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

He studied theatre at Wesleyan University where he drafted “In the Heights” another successful musical that won numerous awards including four Tony Awards.

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Miranda’s career includes acting in films and TV performing with the hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme and contributing to soundtracks for Disney films like “Moana” and “Encanto” earning him Academy Award nominations.

He also directed the feature film “tick tick…BOOM!” in 2021. Throughout his career Miranda has actively supported Puerto Rican causes and founded the Flamboyan Arts Fund after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Here are some of the most popular quotes by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Best Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes


I am the one thing in life I can control. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

If you don’t have a pound to give, you STILL have your energy, your service, your heart. Be generous. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Give your time, give your heart, give your service, give someone something you made.
It feels incredible. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger. Remembrances that hope and love last longer. … Now fill the world with music, love and pride. ~ Lin Manuel Miranda.

Crawl before you walk before you run before you fly before you ASCEND TO GREATNESS & get some food in you, maybe a banana. Vamos! ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I have no desire for my Twitter feed to be filled with a bunch of people screaming ad hominem attacks against anyone who voiced something different from how they feel. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Inertia’s a helluva drug.
If you’ve been going nonstop, be an object at rest.
If you’ve been at rest too long, get in motion.
YOU decide your momentum, love. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Because of phones, we always have the ability to jump out of ourselves. But unless you learn how to be in your head, you’ll never learn how to create. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I always had an eye toward the stage for the story of Hamilton’s life, but I began with the idea of a concept album, the way Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Evita’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ were albums before they were musicals. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Death doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes, and we keep living anyway…. ~ Lin Manuel Miranda.

Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love and love cannot be killed or swept aside. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Across centuries and continents, via twin strands of coincidence and providence, generations and generations
got it on
to create the inimitable recipe
that is you.
The gift of being alive, that’s all yours.
What do you wanna do with it? ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

We’ve had characters like Trump in American politics forever, characters who trade on xenophobia. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Good morning. You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Across centuries and continents,
all of history conspired to bring you to where you are.
And THIS day in your life was JUST the beginning of a longer story,
the first pen stroke of something new.
Tomorrow, the second.
Rest up! ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I wish you clarity tonight. Clarity of self, clarity of purpose, a direct line between who you want to be and how to get there. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

What ‘Twilight Zone’ did was show we all have a great capacity for good and evil. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Good night
You have earned that bed.
It’s okay.
Clear the table for your dreams,
get your guts right. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Unclench your fists.
Lower your shoulders.
Step away.
Then come back with a clear head, redouble your efforts.
I believe in you. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I know my sister like I know my own mind, you will never find anyone as trusting or as kind. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I only know how to write musicals. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Top Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

Sometimes listening to your gut will cause rifts and awkwardness with people you really really love. It sucks. It really sucks. The people you love will still love you. Trying to please them won’t quiet what your insides are telling you, if they’re at odds. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

You know what’s a great way of tricking people into thinking you’re a genius? Write a show about geniuses! ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

You have no control. Who lives, who dies, who tells your story. ~ Lin Manuel Miranda.

I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable; I am an original. I’m not falling behind or running late. I’m not standing still: I am lying in wait. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Good night.
Protect your heart and mind.
Protect your time.
This is YOUR life. And here it goes.
I’m rooting for you. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

If you grow up in New York City and you’re paying attention, you have a better spidey sense than anyone. It prepares you well for the rest of the world. You learn to listen to the hair on the back of your neck. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Doubts may grow as shadows loom,
when you’re alone with your thoughts.
Plant music, art, pics of the ones you love
in the darkest corners.
Harvest the fruits of your daydreams and rest.
Water and sunlight to the best in you. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The past places no absolute limit on the future. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

If there is a Busta Rhymes of musical theater, it probably is Mandy Patinkin. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

You are so loved and we like having you around. There. Stay put, you.
Tug if you need anything. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

You can have good ideas when you take a break from what you’re normally doing and don’t just go 100 miles an hour. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

It’s good to be alive.
We likely haven’t met, but I’m happy you’re here.
Shall we? ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

At your pace, on your terms.
Your happiness and safety are paramount.
Sending endless love your way. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Breathe deep.
That hitch in your breath is a record scratch.
That throbbing in your temple is the bass, and you control the volume knob.
The scars in your mind and your heart are grooves that run deep.
YOUR music. YOUR heart. YOUR life.
You got the aux cord.
Bump it. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I think a lot about trying to meet the moment as honestly as possible, because I don’t pretend to have any answers. In fact, I have infinitely more questions than answers. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Famous Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

Sometimes there’s traffic in every lane,
A galaxy of folks moving in the same direction.
Peace to the kids asleep in backseats,
Peace to the miracle of merging lanes, wherein we inch forward and learn to let each other in,
& peace and patience to you, on your way home. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

You’re stunning and the world is lucky to have you.
Get some rest. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.


There’s a million things I haven’t done. Just you wait, just you wait. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

What I learned from my go-round with ‘In the Heights’ is that it’s tough to make a movie. In Hollywood, even the people in charge have people in charge. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Your best impulse, that selfless impulse, let it take the wheel. Let it drive you toward the person you dreamed you’d be. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Before you turn the world down, make a little space for yourself.
Brush your teeth, tidy the counter, put down the phone.
Savor the best part of the day for one more second.
Woo! Okay. Have at it, dreams! ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

How on Earth did you do that with the same 24 hours a day that everyone else gets? ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

If you can find joy in setting up the board, playing the game itself feels like flying.
Prepare the way for your own joy. Fly. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

What we got is love even when the sinners hate us. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Build bridges to something new today! ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Ultimate Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

The music you love when you’re a teenager is always going to be the most important to you, and I find that it’s all over the score of ‘Hamilton.’ ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Free up that heart of yours
Make room for new mistakes
Newfound hurts
Newfound wisdom
There are life-changing moments
just waiting for you to make a path,
to move beyond your comfort zone,
new moments,
longing to share the stage with that heart of yours. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Allow for the possibility that the best of you is still inside you, waiting to emerge.
Prepare the way, bit by bit. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

In the best works of fiction, there’s no mustache-twirling villain. I try to write shows where even the bad guy’s got his reasons. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

My two biggest tools are research and empathy. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Gnight; make work that gets us in our feelings
Send off to bed your doubt, your shame, your errors
Break curfew with your muses, shatter ceilings
The year is fresh; wipe clean inertia’s mildew
Grateful for all you do, & all you will do. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

If you don’t have a dollar to give, you STILL have your time, your focus, your voice. Be generous. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

How long are you going to keep carrying that one conversation in your heart?
The one where you said or did the exact wrong thing?
It’s DONE. Nothing left but to learn.
Drag it to the trash file.
Click ‘empty trash’
Yes, you’re sure.
Free up that heart of yours. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

OPEN UP YOUR EAGER EYES. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Wise Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

Good morning! Shall we? ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I think the thing I love best about New York is that the city pushes us all against each other. You are on the same train as the guy who’s gonna sell hot dogs, as the guy who’s going to a multimillion-dollar meeting. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I wish you clarity today. Clarity of thought, clarity of expression, a direct line between what you feel and what to do about it. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

That’s being yourself. Chasing wherever inspiration goes, even if it’s radically different from the thing that people know you as. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.


Every day has the potential to be the greatest day of your life. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda.

So these were 65 inspiring Lin-Manuel Miranda quotes on life and Hamilton.

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