15 Billy Porter Quotes That Will Endlessly Motivate You

Billy Porter talking on the microphone as Pray Tell in 'Pose'
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May his words always encourage you to achieve your dreams!

Keep Yourself Motivated at All Times by Reading These Billy Porter Quotes

An Oscar away from being an EGOT winner, Billy Porter has more talent in the tip of his pinky finger than we have in our entire bodies.

He's one heck of an entertainer, though his road to success wasn't always paved with gold. He worked incredibly hard to get to where he is today, facing plenty of adversity many of his counterparts wouldn't know how to handle.

He never gave up on achieving his dreams, which in turn, has inspired us to keep pursuing ours. If you need a little extra bit of encouragement, allow these Billy Porter quotes help you out!

Best Billy Porter Quotes

  • "For me, life is about being positive and hopeful; choosing to be joyful, choosing to be encouraging, choosing to be empowering."

  • "When you're doing what you love, it's not exhausting at all, actually. It's completely empowering and exhilarating."

  • "You can't ever put yourself in a position where someone is requiring you to inhabit somebody else's energy. You have to own your thing, or own it with every fiber of your being."

  • "I want to keep changing the world. It's possible. The black gay lead is ready. It's time."

  • "I've worked with a lot of gay and lesbian organizations. I sit on the board of the Empire State Pride Agenda. I've also done a lot of work for Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS. I think it's important because, when we can be of service to others, it only enhances our lives. I've been helped a lot in my life."

Empowering Billy Porter Quotes

  • "Just by the nature of making the choice to be true to who I am, I'm political. Sometimes that's all you need to do: Show up and be black, gay, and Christian in America, and actually say it out loud. And refuse to let anything or anybody take that away from you."

  • "I'm trying to embrace social media because it gives artists a little more power than we've had in the past."

  • "All you need to do is turn on the news, and in five minutes, you're depressed with the state of the world. Choosing joy is a completely active choice. It doesn't just happen. You can't just say, 'I want to be happy.' You have to take action."

  • "We need to understand that whatever we do, we're all human beings first."

  • "I don't in any way disparage any time I've had in the trenches, because it really has made me the artist I am today."

Inspiring Billy Porter Quotes

  • "I want to do work that means something to me, so that when I go to work at the theater eight times a week, I want to be there."

  • "If you gauge how you're doing on whether somebody is responding vocally or not, you're up a creek. You can't do that; you kind of have to be inside of your work and play the scene. And tell the story every day. Tell the story. Tell the story. Regardless of how people are responding, I'm going to tell the story."

  • "I'm in love with what a high heel does to a leg, how it makes a woman or a man feel. It's empowering."

  • "Just because you're working does not mean you're making money. That's two very different things in show business."

  • "I just feel like we as a human race tend to fear that which we don't understand. It's cause for a lot of bad things and bad behavior to exist on the planet. Artists have a way of touching people and changing minds in a way that sometimes other mediums don't."

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