40 ‘Hamilton’ Quotes That Will Give You the Chills (and Make You Want to Sing at the Top of Your Lungs)

Hamilton took Broadway by storm in 2015 before going on to win a whopping 11 Tony awards, a Grammy and even the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The critically acclaimed musical about “the ten-dollar founding father without a father” was written by lyrical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda who blended hip hop, R&B and soul to create each of the groundbreaking musical numbers. The show was also notable for casting non-white actors as the founding fathers and other historical figures such as Aaron Burr and Marquis de Lafayette. Add in an incredibly talented cast, and it’s no wonder that scoring a ticket to see the show live was practically impossible (not to mention, mega expensive).

Fortunately, Hamilfans and first-timers alike have been able to experience the show from the comfort of their own couches, thanks to Disney+. The platform is now streaming the Hamilton movie featuring never-before-seen footage of the original cast playing their characters on stage. Actors include Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica, Phillipa Soo as Eliza, Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson and Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr. Which means there’s no excuse not to have seen the show. And here’s the thing: Once you’ve experienced the magic, you can’t help but play the songs on repeat. So, let’s raise a glass to freedom with these unforgettable Hamilton quotes.

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1. “i Am The One Thing In Life I Can Control. I Am Inimitable, I Am An Original.” — Aaron Burr

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2. “dying Is Easy, Young Man, Living Is Harder.” — George Washington

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3. “there’s A Million Things I Haven’t Done, Just You Wait.” — Alexander Hamilton

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4. “helpless! Look Into Your Eyes, And The Sky’s The Limit, I’m Helpless! Down For The Count, And I’m Drownin’ In ‘em….” — Eliza Hamilton

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5. “love Doesn’t Discriminate Between The Sinners And The Saints.” — Aaron Burr

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6. “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

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7. “everything's Legal In New Jersey.” — Alexander And Philip Hamilton

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8. “now I'm The Villain In Your History...i Should've Known The World Was Wide Enough For Hamilton And Me.” — Aaron Burr

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9. “i Put Myself Back In The Narrative. I Stop Wasting Time On Tears. I Live Another Fifty Years. It's Not Enough.” — Eliza Hamilton

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10. “they Say George Washington Is Yielding His Power And Stepping Away. Is That True? I Wasn't Aware That Was Something A Person Could Do.” — King George Iii

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11. “look At Where You Are. Look At Where You Started. The Fact That You're Alive Is A Miracle. Just Stay Alive, That Would Be Enough.” — Eliza Hamilton

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12. “who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?” — George Washington

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13. “rise Up!” — Alexander Hamilton

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15. “what'd I Miss?” — Thomas Jefferson

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14. “life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness. We Fought For These Ideals We Shouldn't Settle For Less.” — Thomas Jefferson

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16. “i Wanna Be In The Room Where It Happens.” —aaron Burr

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17. “i May Not Live To See Our Glory. But I Will Gladly Join The Fight. And When Our Children Tell Our Story, They'll Tell The Story Of Tonight.” — Alexander Hamilton

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18. “raise A Glass To Freedom, Something They Can Never Take Away.” — John Laurens

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19. “look Around, Look Around, At How Lucky We Are To Be Alive Right Now.” — Eliza Hamilton

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20. “and When Push Comes To Shove...i Will Kill Your Friends And Family To Remind You Of My Love.” — King George Iii

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21. “immigrants, We Get The Job Done!” — Alexander Hamilton And Marquis De Lafayette

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23. “i’m Just Like My Country—i’m Young, Scrappy, And Hungry, And I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot.” — Alexander Hamilton

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22. “if You Stand For Nothing, Burr, What Will You Fall For?” — Alexander Hamilton

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24. “in New York, You Can Be A New Man.” — Aaron Burr And Company

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25. “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

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26. “legacy. What Is A Legacy? It’s Planting Seeds In A Garden You Never Get To See.” — Alexander Hamilton

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27. “You want a revolution? I want a revelation. So, listen to my declaration: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.’ And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel!” — Angelica Schuyler

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28. “i’m Past Patiently Waitin’ I’m Passionately Smashin’ Every Expectation. Every Action’s An Act Of Creation!” — Alexander Hamilton

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29. “we Push Away What We Can Never Understand. We Push Away The Unimaginable” – Angelica Schuyler

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30. “the Plan Is To Fan This Spark Into A Flame.” — Alexander Hamilton

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31. “god Help And Forgive Me, I Wanna Build Something That’s Gonna Outlive Me. What Do You Want Burr?” — Alexander Hamilton

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32. “When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game. But you don’t get a win unless you play in the game. Oh, you get love for it. You get hate for it. You get nothing if you…Wait for it, wait for it, wait!” — Alexander Hamilton

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33. “everyone Shall Sit Under Their Own Vine And Fig Tree, And No One Shall Make Them Afraid.” — George Washington

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34. “you And Your Words Flooded My Senses Your Sentences Left Me Defenseless You Built Me Palaces Out Of Paragraphs You Built Cathedrals.” — Eliza Hamilton

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35. “you Can Write Rhymes, But You Can’t Write Mine.” — Philip Hamilton

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36. “the Ten-dollar Founding Father Without A Father, Got A Lot Farther By Working A Lot Harder, By Being A Lot Smarter, By Being A Self-starter.” — John Laurens

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37. “and When You Said ‘hi,’ I Forgot My Dang Name, Set My Heart Aflame, Ev’ry Part Aflame — Angelica Schuyler

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38. “you’re On Your Own, Awesome…wow.” — King George Iii

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39. “i’m A General, Whee!” —charles Lee

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40. “we Are A Powder Keg About To Explode, I Need Someone Like You To Lighten The Load.” — George Washington

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