"I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Alvin Ailey on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Alvin Ailey on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Alvin Ailey on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Alvin Ailey on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Alvin Ailey on Maya Angelou
"Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music."
"My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man."