Bellamy Young Quotes

 

My dad used to say, ‘Just be yourself and you’ll be fine,’ but it’s really, really true.

— Bellamy Young

Jackie O was so capable in so many ways. Hillary tried to redefine the role when she got into public policy, and Michelle Obama is able to move smoothly between form and function, style and substance.

— Bellamy Young

I started singing when I was about 3 and dancing soon after. Mom just started looking for outlets where I could perform and availed herself of any opportunity she could in the mountains of North Carolina in the ’70s.

— Bellamy Young

It’s a lot of fun to just say to people, proudly, ‘I get to play the First Lady.’ It’s just fun to say.

— Bellamy Young

Michelle Obama blows my mind. Form and function, style and grace.

— Bellamy Young

I’d love to go back and do theater. There’s nothing like that instant response and the connection to a live audience.

— Bellamy Young

I’m blessed because I had my mom as a teacher – sixth through eighth grade – and she is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had.

— Bellamy Young

If I could have anyone’s mind for a day, I really can’t think of anyone other than Einstein.

— Bellamy Young

‘Notorious’ is a masterwork. I can watch it every day.

— Bellamy Young

I think you choose how you walk through this life. I think if you choose to participate in a paradigm that is looks-based, if you’re an actor, then it can be empowering in some ways, and it can be really limiting in some ways in terms of time and longevity.

— Bellamy Young

The First Lady is such a fascinating office to hold. You’re not elected, but it’s very much official. You can see the latitude of power of that office.

— Bellamy Young

I did love ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ quite a lot. I loved my tenure at ‘Scrubs’ quite a lot. ‘ER’ might have been my favorite guest star thing. ‘We Were Soldiers’ meant a lot to me.

— Bellamy Young

When you guest-star, you’re usually at the center of the dramatic arc, so that’s fun.

— Bellamy Young

With Yale, my world got so big all of a sudden. At school, if you could dream it, someone would make it so that you could do it. It was magical. I had a lot going on, as you do when you’re 17, and didn’t necessarily capitalize on all of it, but it made me see possibility in a way that I hadn’t before.

— Bellamy Young

I miss singing. I did Broadway forever.

— Bellamy Young

I want to find a man and have a family.

— Bellamy Young

I am a fosterer of animals.

— Bellamy Young

I used to be so hard on myself. So hard on myself. Just my own worst critic to the nth degree. Absolutely undermining my confidence in every moment. Bad tape in my head all the time.

— Bellamy Young

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