Pose Season 1 Episode 3: "Giving and Receiving" Quotes
Helena: I have two tools I use to get students to reach their potential. Encouragement and shame. Taking you to the ballet/ That was encouragement. But that didn't work, so now I'm moving on to shame. I took a chance on you, and I don't care if you think you're the next Alvin Ailey. You will never know if you don't ever have any respect for me or this place or yourself.
Damon: I love this place. It's everything to me. But weren't you the one who told me to go out into the world and explore my own artistry, and find my own voice?
Helena: Greatness comes from suffering. From failing, over and over until you bleed and cry. And finally something inside just cracks open.
Damon: I've got time.
Helena: Time is not your friend. It's comin' for you. For all of us. It shows no mercy and it always wins. And then you're gone. Forgotten.
Damon: I'm really sorry.
Damon: Papi. That's not what I choreographed. You look like a gremlin.
Papi: I ain't a dancer.
Damon: It's like this: If you are going to win at snowball, and we are all walking as a house, you have to do it like this because that's the way to win, okay? So just watch me.
Blanca: You think this is the first time since I've been diagnosed that I've had to talk about somebody dying of this plague? Don't you dare treat me as delicate.
Pray: The worst part is that I'm used to it by now. Do you know how many boyfriends I've seen go in there over the last four years? How are we supposed to get invested in someone if they can be gone a week later.
Blanca: As if this life wasn't hard enough.