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    I read the script, and I knew it was a good part. It was written for a white actor. That's what I'm up against - I have to try to make roles happen for me that aren't written black.
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: read  black 
     
    I wanted to make a movie, because the whole life of the movies appealed to me. You work hard for three or four months, then you don't work at all for a couple of months.
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: work  movie 
     
    You know the first time I sat in the chair I felt anything but up, it was very emotional for me. I had a chair in my hotel room, a chair at rehearsal, and I was trying to spend as much time as I could in the chair.
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: time  emotional 
     
    They told me that the hotels had maybe two rooms set up for people with disabilities, but if they got there too late, and didn't get one of these rooms, they couldn't take a shower. The room wasn't hooked up for them, or maybe the sink was too high.
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: people 
     
    Once I got to be about twenty-five, I got interested in the music of the time. I started smokin' dope, I started drinking, I started slowing down and trying to find myself. I didn't want to work in nightclubs.
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: time  work  music  drinking 
     
    I think everybody at some point - especially if they've been working their whole lives - should take time out and think about what they've done.
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: time  live 
     
    I felt that I didn't want to be in show business anymore. I felt that I wanted to be a farmer. I was milking cows and shoveling terrible stuff and working all day. By the end of the day, all I wanted was my tap shoes - I thought, 'What am I doing? I better get back where I belong on the stage where we work at night and can sleep late!
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: work  thoughts  sleep  night  business 
     
    The best entertainment speaks to the human condition in an honest way.
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: human 
     
    I never wanted to be a star, I just wanted to get work.
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: work  star 
     
    I don't remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance.
    — Gregory Hines
    tags: dance  parent 
     
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