12 Inspiring Tweets From 'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
He shows that creative pursuits are never easy, but always worth it.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is, to put it mildly, a busy guy. He's the creator of two highly acclaimed Broadway shows -- the beloved In The Heights and the phenomenon that is Hamilton. You might think that with the rapid global expansion of Hamilton, Miranda would have his hands full. But to quote Aaron Burr, "the man is non-stop."
Miranda's been doing a ton of work with Disney lately, writing original Oscar-nominated songs for Moana, working on the upcoming live action Little Mermaid with original composer Alan Menken and co-starring in this year’s Mary Poppins Returns.
Most recently, Miranda has focused on tirelessly raising awareness and funds on behalf of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. In October, he wrote and recorded the song "Almost Like Praying" with a star-studded cast for the cause.Related: 'Hamilton' Sets Record with 16 Tony Nominations
Over the past few years, Miranda has won three Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammy’s, an Emmy Award and a MacArthur Fellowship. The 38 year old and his wife Vanessa Nadal are also raising a young son, with another child on the way.
Amid all of his projects, he still takes time to have a robust social media presence, one that is a beacon of positivity and shows how even the most creative people work through writer’s blocks and other struggles on their way to something great.
Check out 12 inspiring tweets that will inspire you to jump on the bandwagon and join Miranda’s more than 2 million Twitter followers.
Those knots in your stomach won’t go away on their own.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 10, 2018
Some are Gordian, and require a lil work each day.
Some will dissolve upon closer inspection.
Like the day, they are yours to unravel, at your pace.
Hey youths, this morning I doubled the length of your study mix: https://t.co/puLXQHe1Y8— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 12, 2017
What I was doing on New Years Eve 2011. The work is hard but it is worth it. Don’t give up. pic.twitter.com/UlLQ1HQ16u— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 31, 2017
Pro tip: You’re always working on the opening #. Everything you add: check back on that opening #. Accept it.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 10, 2018
This is a few days before we opened? pic.twitter.com/9oLBPXStcg
In The Heights closed 7 years ago today. Here’s me failing to write a speech. pic.twitter.com/hbGiGUPWC2— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 9, 2018
So I winged it. I wanged it? It was wung: https://t.co/uE83RCAObE— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 9, 2018
Gmorning!— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 13, 2017
Woke up achy & sad? Not alone.
Woke up w/purpose & joy? Not alone.
Any way you slice it, you're not alone.
Find words for all your daily joys & terrors— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 3, 2018
Gnight; make work that gets us in our feelings
Send off to bed your doubt, your shame, your errors
Break curfew with your muses, shatter ceilings
The year is fresh; wipe clean inertia’s mildew
Grateful for all you do, & all you will do pic.twitter.com/EnNIhQzHcV
Gnight!— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 21, 2017
This first school dance in the gym is hella scary
it's dark in here
but the music is loud
and we'll never be this young again, let's DANCE
Me: Success has not changed me— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 20, 2017
Also me: pic.twitter.com/ELYXelAaW4
I have to let you in on the George Bailey-est part of my life, the COUNTLESS regional productions of Heights who have used their gifts to raise money for ??. Here’s Camden Hills HS w $607 for @HispanicFed.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 19, 2017
It makes me cry every time.
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/wyAeNcRBnG
MwrowbackMonday: Hamilton workshop at Vassar, 2013: @JMunozActor as Laurens, @joshuahenry20 as Mulligan/King George, @DaveedDiggs as Laf, @UTKtheINC as Burr, Kail as Kail, our president @ChrisisSingin pic.twitter.com/q0KbBu1vBD— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 18, 2017
Just kept going. You keep going too.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 13, 2017