'This Is How I Made It' Quotes From Chris Brown and Naya Rivera

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October 25th, 2012

via press release:

“This Is How I Made It”
Episode 103 Quotes – Airs Saturday, October 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT
Chris Brown:
“Well the first time I performed, my mom was like how she is now when sees me on stage – all red, smiling from ear to ear. So I don’t want to mess up, [be]cause she’s smiling. Seeing my mom happy is kind of like an overwhelming feeling.” – Chris Brown, reflecting on his first performance at the age of nine
“I got a chance to get an actual label. I performed this slow song, this ballad I have. I just remember going to the first woman I saw in the room and just getting on my knees holding her hand just singing. And I was like, you know what, I got to just sell it. I remember that day they were like, yo we want to sign you. [After] I went into the bathroom, I started crying, [and] I called my mom. I was like momma – I did it.” – Chris Brown, on his first break performing in a room full of record executive
“A defining moment in my life was my first actual VMA performance… That was the first time in my head I said I made it. Everybody knows who you are now. At that point everything in my life was flawless… I was just overwhelmed, I was happy, I was successful as an artist. I think I was in cruise control – like a little bit of bliss.” – Chris Brown, looking back on his first defining moment as a recording artist
“[People are] always gonna know me for situations and life obstacles. For me to have that achievement [of winning a Grammy Award], and to go through people’s whole opinions changing of me, to get personal opinion back and having to gain personal success back – it’s not all the way back, you know – but it’s been one of my most humbling experiences.” – Chris Brown, on seeking redemption
“I can’t hate people for making judgment on me, or making a decision of liking me or not liking me. All I can do is try to better as a person. And I’m good with knowing everything isn’t always going to be perfect.” – Chris Brown, on his trials and tribulations
“My story, or my life or my legacy can hopefully show [fans] that once you’re down, that doesn’t mean you’re down forever. You never let up.” – Chris Brown, on influencing fans to always stay positive
Naya Rivera:
“I definitely knew that I loved acting from the very beginning. I was such a ham growing up. Wherever the camera was, I wanted to be right in front of it.” – Naya Rivera, on her early years
“Going to regular public high school and working and auditioning was really, really tough. I never really fit in and hit the stride that all the other kids were on. Instead of going out and hanging out with my friends at that age, I remember being in my bedroom and putting on like a Christina Aguilera tape and just like belting. And seeing if I could hit every single note just like her.” – Naya Rivera, on feeling like an outsider in high school
“The day that I got the phone call to tell me that I booked ‘Glee’ I was shooting ‘CSI Miami.’ I was playing this heroin addict…I’d been on a million auditions where I sang and looked exactly the same way and didn’t do anything different. And so for this to be the one that popped it was just like what happened? It was the perfect timing and the perfect role for me. It was like everything came together.” – Naya Rivera, on the booking that changed the course of her career
“I think that the weekend that we all went to Oprah, and then we went the next day to meet and sing for the President of the United States I was like, ok I think I’m doing something right. That was the moment when I was like, this is what success feels like.” – Naya Rivera, explaining the moment she realized she’d made it
“There’s always going to be people saying that you can’t do it. Even when you think it’s done, if you are truly meant to be doing what you’re doing and you believe enough in your talent, giving it another shot, it can’t hurt, why not? – Naya Rivera, looking back at the crossroads in her career and her decision to continue acting
  • Glue

    i looovvveeee naya rivera! good to see how she made it

  • Kim

    I will definitely be tuning in to watch this episode for Naya Rivera!! Love her so much.

  • Damon

    I can’t wait to hear more about how Chris Brown is still working to pick himself up from his downfall. I think the young man is talented, and it’s good to know that he’s determined to pick himself back up and become a better person in spite of what so many people continue to think and say about him. Good luck to him.

  • Arie

    Keep up the good work Chris.

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