Trevor Noah quotes about life. Trevor is a South African actor, writer, and an international stand-up comedian. Noah is best known for hosting The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.
Trevor was born to a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss-German father in an apartheid system where the couple’s union was illegal. However, his parents managed to secretly maintain their relationship for a while.
The comedian talks a lot about his experiences growing up in an environment that practically encouraged racial oppression and segregation. It takes a strong psyche and a really good sense of humor to laugh at some of your darkest moments and get millions of people to laugh along with you. Noah masters this skill! He carefully chooses his words so that he approaches sensitive topics in a funny, yet elegant manner.
If you’re willing to take a more intimate look at the world that shaped Trevor Noah, you should check out his book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Better yet, you can opt for the audiobook and listen to the stories narrated by the author himself.
Here are 20 Trevor Noah quotes about life and self-determination
DON’T CRY ABOUT YOUR PAST. LIFE IS FULL OF PAIN. LET THE PAIN SHARPEN YOU, BUT DON’T HOLD ON TO IT. DON’T BE BITTER. Trevor Noah
That awkward moment when you are sitting next to people who gossip too much that you are even scared of leaving them cause you know that you are next. Trevor Noah
We spend so much time being afraid of failure, afraid of rejection. But regret is the thing we should fear most. Trevor Noah
Progression, in my opinion, is often identifying shortcomings – whether it’s views or the things you’re doing in your life, your relationships – and trying to find the places where you improve on those. Trevor Noah quotes
I don’t think I have thick skin, but I heal fast. It’s easy to break through, but I heal fast. Trevor Noah
If this comedy thing doesn’t work out, I’ve always got poverty to fall back on. Trevor Noah
Being chosen is the greatest gift you can give to another human being. Trevor Noah
You’ll have a few bruises and they’ll remind you of what happened and that’s okay. But after a while, the bruises fade and they fade for a reason. Because now, it’s time to get up to some s**t again. Trevor Noah
As an outsider myself, I always mixed myself with different groups…I’ve never been afraid to go into a different space and relate to those people, because I don’t have a place where I belong and that means I belong everywhere. Trevor Noah quotes
Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people. Trevor Noah
Often, people who can do, don’t because they’re afraid of what people that can’t do will say about them doing. Trevor Noah
Growing up in a home of abuse, you struggle with the notion that you can love a person you hate, or hate a person you love. It’s a strange feeling. Trevor Noah
If you laugh with somebody, then you share something. Trevor Noah quotes
The first thing I learned about having money was that it gives you choices. People don’t want to be rich. They want to be able to choose. The richer you are, the more choices you have. That is the freedom of money. Trevor Noah
We live in a world where we don’t see the ramifications of what we do to others because we don’t live with them. Trevor Noah
Love, unfortunately, sometimes gives you the ability to forgive somebody and blind yourself to the truth. Trevor Noah
Comedy is a great tool. We are trying to find ways to use humor to enlighten people without preaching to them. Trevor Noah
But the real world doesn’t go away. Racism exists. People are getting hurt. And just because it’s not happening to you, doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Trevor Noah quotes
You want to live in a world where someone is good or bad. Where you either hate them or love them. But that’s not how people are. Trevor Noah
You have to work a bit harder to offend me because I’m from the home of some of the best racism in the world. I’m a snob when it comes to racism. Trevor Noah
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