Aaron Burr Quotes

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Angelica Schuyler: Every other founding father story gets told. Every other founding father gets to grow old.

Aaron Burr: And when you're gone, who remembers your name? Who keeps your flame? Who tells your story?

Company: Eliza.

Alexander Hamilton: I stand by what I said, every bit of it. You stand only for yourself. It's what you do. I can't apologize because it's true.

Aaron Burr: Then stand, Alexander. Weehawken. Dawn. Guns. Drawn.

Alexander Hamilton: You're on.

(Hamilton's letter to Burr)

Alexander Hamilton: Mr. Vice President, I am not the reason no one trusts you. No one knows what you believe. I will not equivocate on my opinion, I have always worn it on my sleeve. Even if I said what you think I said, you would need to cite a more specific grievance. Here's an itemized list of thirty years of disagreements.

Aaron Burr: Sweet Jesus.

(Burr's letter to Hamilton)

Aaron Burr: I am slow to anger, but I toe the line as I reckon with the effects of your life on mine. I look back on where I failed, and in every place I checked, the only common thread has been your disrespect.

Aaron Burr: You've kept me from the room where it happens. For the last time.

Aaron Burr: I look forward to our partnership.

Thomas Jefferson: Our partnership?

Aaron Burr: As your vice-President.

Thomas Jefferson: Ha. Yeah, right. You hear this guy? Man openly campaigns against me, talkin' bout, "I look forward to our partnership."

James Madison: It's crazy that the guy who comes in second becomes vice President.

Thomas Jefferson: Yeah, you know what? We can change that. You know why?

James Madison: Why?

Thomas Jefferson: 'Cuz I'm the President. Hey, Burr, when you see Hamilton, thank him for the endorsement.

Aaron Burr: I'm going door to door!

Alexander Hamilton: You're openly campaigning? That's new.

Aaron Burr: Honestly, it's kind of draining.

Alexander Hamilton: Burr... Is there anything you wouldn't do?

Aaron Burr: No. I'm chasing what I want. And you know what? I learned that from you.

Thomas Jefferson: He's never gon' be President now.

Madison & Burr: Never gon' be President now.

Thomas Jefferson: That's one less thing to worry about.

(Hamilton gives Burr a letter to read...)

Aaron Burr: "Dear Sir, I hope this letter finds you in good health and in a prosperous enough position to put wealth in the pockets of people like me: down on their luck. You see, it was my wife who you decided to—"

Thomas Jefferson: Whaaaat—

Alexander Hamilton: I've always considered you a friend.

Aaron Burr: I don't see why that has to end!

Alexander Hamilton: You changed parties to run against my father-in-law.

Aaron Burr: I changed parties to seize the opportunity I saw. I swear, your pride will be the death of us all! Beware: it goeth before the fall...

Alexander Hamilton: Since when are you a Democratic-Republican?

Aaron Burr: Since being one put me on the up and up again.

Alexander Hamilton: No one knows who you are or what you do.

Aaron Burr: They don't need to know me. They don't like you.

Alexander Hamilton: 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...

Hamilton & Company: Wait for it, wait for it, wait!

Alexander Hamilton: God help and forgive me, I wanna build something that's gonna outlive me.

Hamilton, Washington, Jefferson & Madison: What do you want, Burr? If you stand for nothing, Burr, then what do you fall for?

Aaron Burr: I... wanna be in the room where it happens. I've got to be in the room where it happens.

Aaron Burr: No one else was in the room where it happened. No one really knows how the game is played, the art of the trade, how the sausage gets made. We just assume that it happens. But no one else is in the room where it happens.

Alexander Hamilton: Burr, we studied and we fought and we killed for the notion of a nation we now get to build. For once in your life, take a stand with pride. I don't understand how you stand to the side.

Aaron Burr: I'll keep all my plans close to my chest. I'll wait here and see which way the wind will blow. I'm taking my time, watching the afterbirth of a nation, watching the tension grow.

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