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    "Some people study a text very deeply. The people are my text. I study their words and what their words sound like, over and over again. When I was a kid, my grandfather said that "if you say a word often enough, it becomes you." Thinking of that later in life gave me this idea that I could try to become America by learning the words of people from many aspects of the country. It doesn't matter how educated they are. By living in the world and living their experiences, they bring extraordinary truths. I try to do those truths justice."

    - Anna Deavere Smith,, added Nov 21, 2017

    Anna Deavere Smith

    • Born: September 18, 1950
    • Occupation: Actress
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