150 Hamilton Quotes

. “Why do you write like you’re running out of time?” —Eliza Hamilton

2. “History is entirely created by the person who tells the story.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda

3. “I’ll give him this: His financial system is a work of genius. I couldn’t undo it if I tried. And I tried.” —Thomas Jefferson

4. “I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory. Is this where it gets me, on my feet, several feet ahead of me? I see it coming, do I run or fire my gun or let it be? There is no beat, no melody.” —Alexander Hamilton

5. “And when you’re gone, who remembers your name? Who keeps your flame? Who tells your story?” —Aaron Burr

6. “Everything is legal in New Jersey.” —Alexander and Philip

7. “Now I’m the villain in your history. I was too young and blind to see… I should’ve known. The world was wide enough for both Hamilton and me.” —Aaron Burr

8. ” I stand by what I said, every bit of it. You stand only for yourself. It’s what you do. I can’t apologize because it’s true.” —Alexander Hamilton

9. “You forfeit all rights to my heart. You forfeit the place in our bed. You sleep in your office instead, with only the memories of when you were mine. I hope that you burn.” —Eliza Hamilton

10. “America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me. You let me make a difference. A place where even orphan immigrants can leave their fingerprints and rise up.” —Alexander Hamilton

11. “Then stand, Alexander. Weehawken. Dawn. Guns. Drawn.” —Aaron Burr

12. “Do you know what Angelica said when we saw your first letter arrive? She said, ‘Be careful with that one, love. He will do what it takes to survive.’” —Eliza Hamilton

13. “My love, take your time. I’ll see you on the other side.” —Alexander Hamilton

14. “He’s never gonna be president now. That’s one less thing to worry about.” —Thomas Jefferson

15. “And in the face of ignorance and resistance, I wrote financial systems into existence. And when my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.” —Alexander Hamilton

16. “I’m chasing what I want. And you know what? I learned that from you.” —Aaron Burr

17. “Do you know what Angelica said when she read what you’d done? ‘You have married an Icarus. He has flown too close to the sun.’” —Eliza Hamilton

18. “Hamilton’s a host unto himself. As long as he can hold a pen, he’s a threat.” —Thomas Jefferson

19. “I changed parties to seize the opportunity I saw. I swear, your pride will be the death of us all! Beware: it goeth before the fall…” —Aaron Burr

20. “Raise a glass to freedom…” —Alexander Hamilton

21. “You’re nothing without Washington behind you.” —Thomas Jefferson

22. “I look forward to our partnership.” —Aaron Burr

23. “When I was seventeen a hurricane destroyed my town. I didn’t drown. I couldn’t seem to die. I wrote my way out, wrote everything down far as I could see.” —Alexander Hamilton

24. “In a letter I received from you two weeks ago I noticed a comma in the middle of a phrase. It changed the meaning. Did you intend this? One stroke and you’ve consumed my waking days. It says: My dearest Angelica. With a comma after ‘dearest.’ You’ve written… ‘My dearest, Angelica.’” —Angelica Schuyler

25. “And me, I’m the damn fool that shot him.” —Aaron Burr

26. “Sir, I don’t know what you heard but whatever it is, Jefferson started it.” —Alexander Hamilton

27. “I wanna be in the room where it happens. I’ve got to be in the room where it happens.” —Aaron Burr

28. “I wrote my way out of hell. I wrote my way to revolution.” —Alexander Hamilton

29. “I know that Alexander Hamilton is here and he would rather not have this debate. I’ll remind you that he is not Secretary of State. He knows nothing of loyalty, smells like new money, dresses like fake royalty, desperate to rise above his station, everything he does betrays the ideals of our nation.” —Thomas Jefferson

30. “You’ve kept me from the room where it happens. For the last time.” —Aaron Burr

31. “Winning was easy, young man. Governing is harder.” —George Washington

32. “If we try to fight in every revolution in the world, we never stop. Where do we draw the line?” —Alexander Hamilton

33. “Why do you assume you’re the smartest in the room? Soon that attitude may be your doom!” —Aaron Burr

34. “Such a blunder sometimes it makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder.” —Thomas Jefferson

35. “He’ll follow suit if he’s truly a man of honor. To take someone’s life, that is something you can’t shake.” —Alexander Hamilton

36. “Why do you write like you’re running out of time? Write day and night like you’re running out of time? Every day you fight, like you’re running out of time.” —Aaron Burr

37. “Look, when Britain taxed our tea, we got frisky. Imagine what’s gonna happen when you try to tax our whiskey.” —Thomas Jefferson

38. “Burr, we studied and we fought and we killed for the notion of a nation we now get to build.” —Alexander Hamilton

39. “Why do you always say what you believe? Every proclamation guarantees free ammunition for your enemies!” —Aaron Burr

40. “I’ve always considered you a friend.” —Alexander Hamilton

41. “‘Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ We fought for these ideals; we shouldn’t settle for less. These are wise words, enterprising men quote ’em. Don’t act surprised, you guys, cuz I wrote ’em.” —Thomas Jefferson

42. “All alone, across the sea. When your people say they hate you, don’t come crawling back to me… You’re on your own…” —King George III

43. “Gentlemen of the jury, I’m curious, bear with me. Are you aware that we’re making history?” —Alexander Hamilton

44. “I know that we can win. I know that greatness lies in you. But remember from here on in, history has its eyes on you.” —George Washington

45. “That’s when I began to pray: Lord, show me how to say no to this. I don’t know how to say no to this. But my God, she looks so helpless and her body’s saying, ‘hell, yes.’” —Alexander Hamilton

46. “I am slow to anger, but I toe the line as I reckon with the effects of your life on mine. I look back on where I failed, and in every place I checked, the only common thread has been your disrespect.” —Aaron Burr

47. “What comes next? You’ve been freed. Do you know how hard it is to lead? You’re on your own. Awesome. Wow. Do you have a clue what happens now?” —King George III

48. “Gotta start a new nation. Gotta meet my son.” —Alexander Hamilton

49. “I’ll keep all my plans close to my chest. I’ll wait here and see which way the wind will blow. I’m taking my time, watching the afterbirth of a nation, watching the tension grow.” —Aaron Burr

50. ” For once in your life, take a stand with pride. I don’t understand how you stand to the side.” —Alexander Hamilton

51. “Immigrants: We get the job done.” —Company

52. “The world will never be the same, Alexander.” —George Washington

53. “We don’t need a legacy. We don’t need money. If I could grant you peace of mind, If you could let me inside your heart… Oh, let me be a part of the narrative in the story they will write someday. Let this moment be the first chapter: Where you decide to stay and I could be enough and we could be enough that would be enough.” —Eliza Hamilton

54. “I’m more than willing to die.” —Alexander Hamilton

55. “Can we agree that duels are dumb and immature?” —Aaron Burr

56. “Don’t do a thing. History will prove him wrong.” —George Washington

57. “Call me son one more time!” —Alexander Hamilton

58. “Hamilton doesn’t hesitate. He exhibits no restraint. He takes and he takes and he takes and he keeps winning anyway. He changes the game. He plays and he raises the stakes. And if there’s a reason he seems to thrive when so few survive, then Goddamnit—I’m willing to wait for it.” —Aaron Burr

59. “I am not a maiden in need of defending; I am grown.” —George Washington

60. “I’ve seen wonders great and small. Cuz if the tomcat can get married. There’s hope for our ass, after all!” —John Laurens

61. “Wait for it. I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original. I’m not falling behind or running late. I’m not standing still, I am lying in wait.” —Aaron Burr

62. “He will never be satisfied. I will never be satisfied.” —Angelica Schuyler

63. “There’s a million things I haven’t done but just you wait, just you wait.” —Alexander Hamilton

64. “I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight. We were at a revel with some rebels on a hot night, laughin’ at my sister as she’s dazzling the room then you walked in and my heart went, ‘Boom!’ —Eliza Hamilton

65. “Go home, Alexander.” —George Washington

66. “When I fantasize at night it’s Alexander’s eyes, as I romanticize what might have been if I hadn’t sized him up so quickly. At least my dear Eliza’s his wife; at least I keep his eyes in my life…” —Angelica Schuyler

67. “If it takes fighting a war for us to meet, it will have been worth it.” —Alexander Hamilton

68. “I’m about to change your life.” —Angelica Schuyler

69. “Is it a question of if, Burr, or which one?” —Alexander Hamilton

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70. “My name’s been through a lot. I can take it.” —George Washington

71. “You’re like me. I’m never satisfied.” —Alexander Hamilton

72. “Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now!” —Eliza Hamilton

73. “Why should a tiny island across the sea regulate the price of tea?” —Alexander Hamilton

74. “Raise a glass to freedom. Something they can never take away, no matter what they tell you. Raise a glass to the four of us.” —John Laurens

75. “Outrun. Outlast. Hit ’em quick, get out fast.” —George Washington

76. “Burr, I’d rather be divisive than indecisive. Drop the niceties.” —Alexander Hamilton

77. “You want a revolution? I want a revelation!” —Eliza Hamilton

78. “My dog speaks more eloquently than thee!” —Alexander Hamilton

79. “And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’m a compel him to include women in the sequel!” —Angelica Shuyler

80. “This close to giving up, facing mad scrutiny, I scream in the face of this mass mutiny: are these the men with which I am to defend America? We ride at midnight, Manhattan in the distance. I cannot be everywhere at once, people. I’m in dire need of assistance…” —George Washington

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