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As human beings, what makes us able to empathize with people is a connection that is not necessarily understood mentally.
As actors, you become an expert at starting over.
I have the opportunity to learn about the fashion world, and I appreciate it as an art form… But I never want it to take over my acting.
I give myself homework when I have an audition. I give myself goals, and that’s how I check how I’m doing. It can be something simple like ‘listen,’ or ‘find your feet.’ And then afterward it’s an assessment, so in a way it’s not about booking the job or not. It’s about what I learned as an actor about that character.
I definitely love fantasy and would want to be in a fantasy project.
I love filmmaking, but I decided to go to drama school because I thought that when I’m 60 and looking back on my life, if acting hadn’t been a part of it, I would hate myself.
I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.
I loved make-believe. I was the child in the cupboard playing with my Barbies.
I come from a very close class. I lucked out because drama schools are often very competitive… I have fourteen classmates.
As human beings, we aren’t as individual as we’d like to believe we are. And I think that’s what makes acting possible. Despite the fact that I have not experienced something, I have it in my human capacity to imagine it and to put myself in someone else’s shoes, and to take someone else’s circumstances personally.
The beauty standards had nothing to do with me in Mexico. It was such a bizarre, dire time for my hair. I was living in a small town where there was not any semblance of an African community. I’d have to take the bus to Mexico City to find a woman who could braid my hair. That was two and a half hours away.
I feel privileged that people are looking up to me, and perhaps a dream will be born because of my presence.
I don’t ever want to be president – let’s just get that out of the way.
I’m interested in generating work for myself. I have trouble with this waiting-for-the-phone-to-ring lifestyle, especially after drama school, which was so creatively fulfilling.
I thought I was going to school to be other people, but really, what I learned was to be myself – accepting myself, my strengths and weaknesses.
Every single laundromat, grocery store, everything is called ‘Lupita’ in Mexico.
I haven‘t always been gluten-free.
I was raised in Kenya, and I always wanted to be an actor from when I was really, really little, but the first time I thought it was something that I could make a career of was when I watched ‘The Color Purple.’ I think I was nine, maybe, and I saw people that looked like me – Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah.
My father was a professor of political science and also a young politician fighting for democracy in Kenya, and when things got ugly, he went into political exile in Mexico.
Slavery is something that is all too often swept under the carpet.
Being considered a fashion star is wonderful. It’s definitely a bonus thing.
Human beings have an instinct for freedom.
I never, in my wildest dreams, could I have thought that the first role I get out of school would lead to an Oscar nomination.
I went to an all-boys high school, and they accepted girls in only the two A.P. classes.
Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood. And dreams are the foundation of America.
I’m a crybaby.
What fame does is there is an illusion of familiarity that is cast into the world. So it’s about negotiating with that illusion because, oftentimes, you encounter people who have encountered you, but you haven’t encountered them. It’s a little weird to find your footing.
I’m Mexican and Kenyan at the same time. I’ve seen the quarrels over my nationality, but I’m Kenyan and Mexican at the same time. So again, I am Mexican-Kenyan, and I am fascinated by carne asada tacos.
The muscles you flex in theater are muscles that you really need. I must always find a way to get back there. It’s irreplaceable.
I am very emotional about politics in a way that makes it hard for me to articulate things in a rational fashion.
It’s so funny, you go to acting school thinking you’re going to learn how to be other people, but really it taught me how to be myself. Because it’s in understanding yourself deeply that you can lend yourself to another person’s circumstances and another person’s experience.