Lupita Nyong’o Collection of Quotes

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1. “I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.” -Lupita Nyong’o

2 “Human beings have an instinct for freedom.” -Lupita Nyong’o

3. “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.” -Lupita Nyong’o

4. “Home is where my family is.” -Lupita Nyong’o

5. “I definitely love fantasy and would want to be in a fantasy project.” -Lupita Nyong’o

6. “I grew up watching foreign programs – American, English, Mexican, and very little Kenyan. ‘The Color Purple’ was the first time I saw people who looked like me.” -Lupita Nyong’o

7. “My immediate family was always very supportive. It was my own fear of the rest of the world not accepting me, the rest of our society not accepting my wish to be an actor.” Lupita Nyong’o

8. “Personally, I don’t ever want to depend on makeup to feel beautiful.” -Lupita Nyong’o

9. “In the madness, you have to find calm.” -Lupita Nyong’o

10. “I feel privileged that people are looking up to me, and perhaps a dream will be born because of my presence.” -Lupita Nyong’o

11. “What’s becoming very obvious to me is that fashion is art.” -Lupita Nyong’o

12. “We, as human beings, have the capacity for extreme cruelty.” -Lupita Nyong’o

13. “I definitely intend to create my own work in the future so that we don’t have to keep saying, We don’t have work for black women.” -Lupita Nyong’o

14. “It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience.” -Lupita Nyong’o

15. “I do my best work when I feel conviction to say something through the character I play. Always I want to have integrity and not compromise that.” -Lupita Nyong’o