As a writer, I am constantly seeking inspiration through quotes, backstories of successful artists that I admire and the people I meet. I’ve been in love with Afro-Cuban actor Laz Alonso for several years. It’s my dream to have him star in one of my plays.
Besides the fact that he is guapisimo, Laz is a bit of inspiration for the working artist working to make their dreams come true. After college, the heartthrob, took a job working in business so that he could finance his dream of being an actor. And it paid off! Laz has been featured in blockbusters like Avatar and Jumping the Broom and he is a regular on The Mysteries of Laura.
Here are five quotes from the actor that will inspire you to keep going for your dreams.
“You look at a Shonda Rhimes, while she is extremely talented and extremely successful, there are more Shonda Rhimes out there that should have opportunities as well.”
“Money should not the motivating factor for the decisions that you make in your life. It absolutely is a factor, but it should not be the motivation.”
On being creative:
“The more creative you allow yourself to be and the less boundaries that you contain yourself within, the opportunities are infinite.”
On starting off:
“You may not start off doing what you want to do, but it can be a step in the right direction.”
On following your heart:
“I learned very early in life to pick and choose what you want to do and put your heart first.”
I hope you’ve been inspired by these quotes. The important takeaway is to never give up and to continue working towards your passions. Keep working towards your dreams. What quotes inspire you?
© BLACK GIRL, LATIN WORLD 2016