We have this strength inside of us and yet we are taught to always sort of keep it down. If we're too big or too angry or too bold or too beautiful or too talented, it can scare people. It might scare other women, it might scare men, whatever it is. I sort of found in my life that I've taken a step back and made myself smaller in order to try to fit in. And that hasn't worked. And we have to learn to kind of embrace what makes us unique, and embrace our strength and then if people don't like it, fuck it. (idinamenzel.com)
Sometimes you don't know how you're going to make it through and you need some twizzlers. (youtube.com)
Anyway, I like playing messed up people who are broad and a little unbalanced. (idina-here.com)
Can I have a weekend? I would like to spend Saturday evening with Maureen. I would like going out with her, hanging out with her friends, saying whatever I want to say, and seeing one of her performances. Sunday I would spend with Elphaba. I would take it easy, wake up late, learn some magic spells, and go on a ride with her on her broom. I would like to interview her myself too. (masslive.com)
I think sometimes the higher road is the tougher one. You have to be true to yourself, which sounds like a load of crap. People have to embrace their own individuality and surround themselves with good friends and family. (idina-here.com)
Everyone got really close, but Taye and I especially became close friends. And then one night we went to the movies, and I think we saw Twister, and he held my hand. And there it was! -On her courtship with her husband, Taye Diggs, who she met through the musical "Rent".
I feel like I was born to do this... I started working professionally as soon as I could, doing weddings and things like that in high school, while everyone else was having keg parties. I just felt destined to do it and really committed and driven; it was something that just felt right all my life.
It`s hard to absorb and to allow all that attention and accolades for Rent because the rest of the country doesn`t know who we are. Once I walk out of the door of Rent, and I`m on the subway, it doesn`t matter. It`s an exaggerated sense of fame. - on the international `Rent` craze.
Things happen for a reason, and in their own time.
I`ve been singing since I was born. It`s something I do everywhere I go. In the shower, walking down the street. I don`t need any impetus to do it. I just sing.