65 NYU Quotes On Success In Life

These NYU quotes will inspire you. New York University (NYU) is a private research university in New York City.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging NYU quotes, NYU sayings, and NYU proverbs.

Best NYU Quotes

  1. “I ended up going to NYU for film school – close to Pennsylvania – but we talked about what if I went to UCLA or USC, and my mom’s whole world was caving in.” Adam F. Goldberg
  2. “I was a dance major at NYU, but it wasn’t working out. I had friends in the drama department, so I switched.” Maura Tierney
  3. “When I got out of the army, I had the G.I. Bill. Since I had no high school education or anything like that, I came to NYU, and they took a chance on me and let me in.” Frank McCourt
  4. “I went to NYU thinking I was going to make a ‘Die Hard’ sequel, or maybe action and genre films for the studios, but I ended up falling in love with personal cinema.” Sean Baker

  5. “Everyone has a different path. I knew no one in the acting industry growing up. I never did a play until college. I was not outspoken when I was younger and I hated being the center of attention. But I had a dream of being an actor. I went to NYU and studied theatre. I learned a craft. And began my career straight out of college.” Peter Facinelli
  6. “When I got out of undergrad, I had a degree in theater and telecommunications. My first job, I was a news reporter for the local stories for NPR. Then I was a country-western DJ. I did data entry for a yearbook company. In my mid-20s I went back to grad school at NYU, and I specialized in playwriting.” Suzanne Collins
  7. “My mindset is of the person who is still unsure whether they have enough money in their ATM to go to another bar. I lived that way when I was unemployed when I was a snowboard instructor, and when I was at NYU. A lot of my personality is stuck in those five years, and I don’t know if that’s ever gonna change.” Dennis Crowley
  8. “For a woman who’s a widow and pretty much a loner, I can walk out, and I’m surrounded by NYU kids. The energy jumps off the sidewalks, and I never feel sad or bored.” Blythe Danner

  9. “I went to the University of Toronto to study the history and theory of film, in the back of my mind thinking I’d go to NYU film school and see if I could make a career of it.” Tom Rachman
  10. “I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent’s house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up.” Lady Gaga
  11. “When we were going to NYU, I think that was the first time we were aware of the power of our personal style. Not the power of it, but the result of it.” Ashley Olsen
  12. “I took a clown class at NYU – that’s where I met June Diane Raphael, my writing partner and best friend.” Casey Wilson

  13. “For me, I went to NYU, and at that point, it was 1995, and everyone wanted to be Tarantino. I was writing these stupid comedies, and I felt lost.” Adam F. Goldberg
  14. “I didn’t get my degree at NYU; I got it later, they gave me an honourary one.” Jim Jarmusch
  15. “I played college basketball in West Virginia for two years, and then I graduated from NYU with a sports management degree because I realized the NBA’s not going to happen.” Ramon Rodriguez
  16. “I went to NYU undergrad, then went to AFI for grad school.” Sam Esmail

  17. “Tisch has a great film program and a great acting program, but they are segregated; you don’t really intertwine. My peers knew I liked acting, so they’d be like, ‘Go get that guy Gubler. He’ll be in your student film.’ I was in the same building. I became their go-to guy. So I left NYU having been in probably one thousand short films.” Matthew Gray Gubler
  18. “I went to NYU undergraduate, then for a Master’s in English, and got a summer job at St. Vincent’s. I was a ward clerk handling everything in an intensive care unit.” Glen Mazzara
  19. “I wanted to be a director and comedian and my plan was to go to NYU. I wanted to be in UCB.” Finn Wolfhard
  20. “I don’t use the techniques I learned at NYU much anymore.” Skeet Ulrich

  21. “I got an M.F.A. in acting from NYU, and part of our training is to learn how to use swords in combat situations in a performance and Shakespeare plays where you have to fight.” Danai Gurira
  22. “I went to NYU Tisch for undergrad, and it was amazing. My life then was extremely experimental with acting. I did crazy theater where we would be rolling around on the floor. I would be playing grandmothers, and clowns, and all this crazy stuff. Then I would be doing Shakespeare eight hours a day.” Katie Lowes
  23. “I only worked theater jobs, but they were all really silly when I first graduated. I was a line monitor at ‘Spamalot,’ which means I got there at 8 A.M. and told people how much the tickets were for standing room. I was an NYU Medical School fake patient, to teach doctors how to talk to patients.” Lauren Worsham
  24. “I went to NYU drama school, so I was a very serious actress. I used to do monologues with a Southern accent, and I was really into drama and drama school. And then, in my last year of drama school, I did a comedy show, and the show became a big hit on campus.” Molly Shannon

  25. “I went to film school; I went to NYU film school.” Jeff Baena
  26. “My advice has always been to study the craft of acting if you want to be an actor. There are many great schools that teach acting. NYU being one of them.” Peter Facinelli
  27. “Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that’s nice and I love students, but the most fun of all are the real little ones, the young ones.” David Dinkins
  28. “I was in my second year at NYU. I knew what I wanted to do, and I just walked out of college. So, from the age of 17, I’ve been able to do what I wanted, and that makes for a kind of contentment, a fairly pleasant demeanor.” Norman Lloyd

  29. “I’m always much more inspired by random people on the street. I live down by NYU and The New School, and I’d almost say close your eyes and pull a student out, and they’re gonna be a little bit cooler than the average celebrity.” Michael Bastian
  30. ” ‘Victoria Para Chino,’ my 2nd-year film at NYU, gave birth to ‘Sin Nombre.’ ” Cary Fukunaga
  31. “I took Pascal, and I was terrible. And then, when I went to NYU, I minored in computer science. I just couldn’t code. I just didn’t have the patience for it.” Sam Esmail
  32. “I went to NYU, and so I started to wake up to the fashion world when I got to New York. I mean, my fashion sensibilities were horrible; I experimented with some bad colors.” Ethan Peck

  33. “I went to drama school at NYU for serious acting. So I was doing Chekov and Sam Shepard plays.” Casey Wilson
  34. “I decided I would go to NYU so I could get into the comedy world and have legit housing, and my parents would not have trusted investing in a straight-up comedy career.” Ilana Glazer
  35. “To me, a New Yorker is someone that has general disdain toward landlords, mass-transit authorities, electric companies, sports-team managers, NYU and its students, and anything new.” Ad-Rock
  36. “I got my Equity card right out of NYU grad school in 2000, doing ‘The Great White Hope’ at Arena Stage. I played Jack Jefferson. It was an amazing part to walk into, to carry that responsibility for that amount of time. The challenges and the breadth of that role were pretty amazing.” Mahershala Ali

  37. “And at NYU, I went to the Atlantic Theater Company, and they have two main points. One of them is to always be active in something instead of just feeling it. And the other is figuring out your character.” Elizabeth Olsen
  38. “I thought about going to NYU film school – that was this ideal to me. But I didn’t make any kind of grades in high school.” Louis C. K.
  39. “My parents tried to convince me that school won’t always be there, but auditions will. I said, ‘Really? Are they tearing down NYU?’ ” Simon Helberg
  40. “I went to college at NYU for acting, since acting was my dream from very young. I did a lot of hip-hop courses while I was there. I helped co-write a hip-hop production for the main stage of NYU, but I never touched rap.” Gina Rodriguez

  41. “I did one year at NYU, and I’d love to go back there someday.” Alexis Bledel
  42. “A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia, in the early eighties.” Russell Banks
  43. “It’s not like I had big dreams to go to California and become an actor. I loved doing my shows at school and community theater, and I probably would have settled in New York because it was closer. I was going to go to NYU.” Christine Taylor
  44. “I’m starting to teach now: I teach in the graduate film program at NYU and next year I’m going to be teaching at Los Angeles at the film program and English program at UCLA.” James Franco

  45. “I didn’t always want to act. My passion was writing, and it still is one of my primary passions to this day, but it wasn’t until high school when I started acting in plays that it became a thought of something I might want to do. And when I applied to colleges, at NYU, I was able to study both writing and acting.” Bryce Dallas Howard
  46. “I remember that when I got to NYU, everyone was writing scripts. But I was 18 at the time, and when you write a script, so much of it is about what you pull from life, and this sounds sort of cheesy, but I felt like I didn’t have enough life experience at that point to write a movie.” Todd Phillips
  47. “I feel like ‘Gossip Girl’ isn’t really ‘Gossip Girl’ anymore when they’re away at school because they don’t go to NYU; they go to, like, Yale and Brown. New York City is just as much a character as anyone else in the books, and I was really sort of reluctant to show them off in their separate college worlds.” Cecily von Ziegesar
  48. “I came from Texas, I was studying theater at NYU, and I thought for sure that my lot in life would be to get the best bartending job I could find and do theater in New York. And that was a good life.” James Roday

  49. “I was a film-directing major at NYU. I’m still not sure why I became a directing major, when I was really an actor and a comedian, but there was something that drew me to doing that.” Billy Crystal
  50. “In my teens I was interested in photography. Then I decided that I should learn something about the world of commerce. And I came to America at age 17 to escape Europe. I went to NYU – nothing better than being 17 years old and coming to New York.” Nicolas Berggruen
  51. “Once I graduated from NYU, I started making custom vintage tees for my friends and it just took off from there.” Charlotte Ronson
  52. “I had done student films for the School Of Visual Arts and for NYU and all these schools in New York, so those were my first film experiences, but they were student films, so I guess they don’t really count.” Guillermo Diaz

  53. “I come from a theater background. I studied acting at NYU and also the Groundlings in L.A.” Ashley Bell
  54. “I took myself out of the business to study film at NYU and the School of Visual Arts. I grew up on movie sets and was fascinated with the camera and behind-the-scenes work. I felt it would help my career as an actor if I knew all aspects of film.” Devin Ratray
  55. “I’d like to go to NYU business school and then go on to film school.” Alexa Vega

  56. “I love singing! I was a musical theater girl in high school. We were always singing and dancing around, and just doing little community theaters and high school musicals. Then, when I got to NYU, I focused more on drama.” Katie Lowes
  57. “Being an actress wasn’t realistic. I knew that I was going to have to do it in a way that would speak to my parents. So I went to NYU Tisch School of the Arts for theater, and I studied at the conservatory.” Gina Rodriguez
  58. “I really like Los Angeles – I had a good life out there. But the reason I choose to live in New York is because when I’m between engagements, as they say, something creative always comes up for me, like ‘Julian Po,’ or helping teach at NYU, or helping stage a show at Juilliard.” Malcolm

  59. “Gets My mom graduated from the University of Michigan, which is a great school. Then she got her Master’s from NYU. She wanted to be an actress, so when she graduated, she had a dream, and she started following it. She moved to New York and took acting classes with people like Denzel Washington.” Big Sean
  60. “I went to NYU for a year and a half, and I graduated from there and then years later went to Columbia for graduate school.” Nicole Holofcener

  61. “I studied writing at NYU. I graduated high school in Nashville and then went to the creative writing program, and in the first year, that’s when I wrote ‘Kids.’ ” Harmony Korine
  62. “I think I’m more sympathetic to writers, to the work and the struggle and the craft of it, than when I was in graduate school at NYU and was very judgmental.” John Searles
  63. “Since I got out of grad school at NYU, I’ve always done as many plays as I can.” Marin Hinkle

  64. “I moved to New York – I attended NYU, did a BFA in Acting at NYU. I was really into hip-hop, so I started battling, like ‘8 Mile.’ I used to rap battle.” Utkarsh Ambudkar
  65. “When I got to NYU, I immediately inquired about doing a double major in acting and photography.” Katherine Waterston

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