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Eliza Hamilton: Can I show you what I'm proudest of? I establish the first private orphanage in New York City. I help to raise hundreds of children. I get to see them growing up. In their eyes I see you, Alexander.

Eliza Hamilton: I stop wasting time on tears. I live another fifty years. It's not enough. I interview every soldier who fought by your side. I try to make sense of your thousands of pages of writings. You really do write like you're running out of time. I rely on Angelica. While she's alive, we tell your story.

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.

Thomas Jefferson (about Hamilton): I'll give him this: his financial system is a work of genius. I couldn't undo it if I tried. And I tried.

Alexander Hamilton: I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory. Is this where it gets me, on my feet, sev'ral feet ahead of me? I see it coming, do I run or fire my gun or let it be? There is no beat, no melody. Burr, my first friend, my enemy, maybe the last face I ever see. If I throw away my shot, is this how you remember me? What if this bullet is my legacy? Legacy. What is a legacy? It's planting seeds in a garden you never get to see. I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song someone will sing for me. 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. I'm running out of time. I'm running, and my time's up. Wise up. Eyes up. I catch a glimpse of the other side. Laurens leads a soldiers' chorus on the other side. My son is on the other side. He's with my mother on the other side. Washington is watching from the other side. Teach me how to say goodbye. Rise up, rise up, rise up! Eliza. My love, take your time. I'll see you on the other side. Raise a glass to freedom...

Eliza Hamilton (to Alexander): Why do you write like you're running out of time?

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.

Hamilton Quotes

Hamilton Quotes


Full title: Hamilton (An American Musical)
Format: Musical (released as Movie)
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Produced by: Lin-Manuel Miranda / Disney+
Release Date: Musical: 20 January, 2015 | Movie: 3 July 2020

Synopsis / Summary

“Hamilton” is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and show tunes, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater–a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Captured at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in June 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. (IMDb)

Characters / Cast

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A-Z List of Characters

Character Played by
Aaron Burr Leslie Odom Jr.
Alexander Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda
Angelica Schuyler Church Renée Elise Goldsberry
Eliza Schuyler Hamilton Phillipa Soo
George Washington Chris Jackson
Thomas Jefferson Daveed Diggs