"My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Alvin Ailey on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Alvin Ailey on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Alvin Ailey on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Alvin Ailey on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Alvin Ailey on Khalil Gibran
"Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music."
"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."