Top 100 Sasha Velour Quotes of 2020

Do You Know Sasha Velour? 

Sasha Velour goes by her full name Alexander Sasha Hedges Steinberg. She is a very prominent personality who is known for her drag queen title and her artistic performances in all over the world. Sasha Velour is the popular name by which she is known in all over the world. 

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She was born on June 25, 1987, in California, United States. She did B.A from Vassar College and got her M.F.A degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Since her college days, she started building her interest in Drag race and soon became a drag queen which eventually made her famous and recognized. This got her featured in many magazines and photoshoots. 

Accomplishments Of Sasha Velour 

The following points marked the accomplishments of Sasha Velour: 

  • Sasha Velour won the 9th edition of Ru Paul’s drag race and soon after, got recognized as the drag queen. 
  • She was also featured in a music video named ‘C.L.A.T’ because of the title of Drag queen. This video particularly featured the various drag queens who won the title she had won. 
  • Sasha Velour also founded a magazine known as Velour magazine. The magazine was particularly a drag magazine. She stood as the artistic director of this magazine. 
  • Later, Velour also produced a drag show which goes by the name ‘Nightgowns’. This is a monthly drag show. 

Velour accomplished many landmarks throughout her struggle for fake and recognition. 

Her contributions towards art and drag race will always be remembered. Velour has achieved very big milestones alongside the hard work she had put in her career. 

Best Sasha Velour Quotations List

“I’ve always tried to twist the ideas of beauty that are maybe considered to be ugly by the mainstream. I was already kind of toying with that when it comes to baldness, which came from a discussion with my mother about how to be considered a beautiful woman if you’re bald.”

― Sasha Velour

“A superstar doesn’t just use the spotlight for themselves.”

― Sasha Velour

“Absolutely anyone can and must do drag.”

― Sasha Velour

“I love biting off way more than I can chew, and that’s a great motivator because it forces me to rise to the occasion.”

― Sasha Velour

“I think sometimes you have to imagine a fantasy world in which we are represented and visible the way we should be.”

― Sasha Velour

“My own experience of gender has been about a lot of fluidity. In drag, I like to combine aspects of masculinity and femininity and rewrite the rules for those.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’d say my fashion or beauty tip is to take the thing about you that makes you most distinctive and then exaggerate it. So if you have a little bushy unibrow, make it a dramatic unibrow. If you’re balding, go completely bald.”

― Sasha Velour

“Uniformity is not very interesting or sustainable – it’s boring.”

― Sasha Velour

“To costume yourself in the way that you fantasize, to make that a reality, and then to go right into the universe looking like an exceptional being takes a lot of courage.”

― Sasha Velour

“Drag performance is really emotional.”

― Sasha Velour

“For me, my greatest weakness is also my greatest strength: I’m a complete overthinker about everything.”

― Sasha Velour

“Everyone is welcome in drag. Everyone is important and valuable.”

― Sasha Velour

“I want to follow in RuPaul’s footsteps, which is that combination of not just personal stardom but to really transform myself into a producer of drag. That’s the way to make a lasting impact on the world of drag and… to make actual differences in the queer community. I think there’s no better model for that than RuPaul.”

― Sasha Velour

“Everyone who passes through ‘Drag Race,’ and especially the people who are able to have really big careers after the show, has a responsibility to the queer community to do a good job of representing queer people across the board to be kind and loving.”

― Sasha Velour

“When I was in high school, I used to beg my teachers to let me create films and plays instead of writing essays. I think they were at least happy I was excited about school.”

― Sasha Velour

“No matter what you’re doing, whether it’s a makeup tutorial or an interview or a lip sync, performance is the essence of drag. It is gender performance. Being able to produce a performance is what a superstar has to do.”

― Sasha Velour

“It is important to me to keep fighting for the rights of those who cannot.”

― Sasha Velour

“Trans women, trans men, AFAB – which is assigned female at birth – and non-binary performers, but especially trans women of color, have been doing drag for literal centuries and deserve to be equally represented and celebrated alongside cis men.”

― Sasha Velour

“Drag is literally so ancient that it predates modern understanding of gender, of transness, of queerness. Drag predates modern ideas of gender, of theater at all. Drag predates the word ‘drag’ itself.”

― Sasha Velour

“From the second there was drag, trans people were doing it. And when cis women started being allowed in theaters, then cis women doing drag was part of theater.”

― Sasha Velour

“My favorite thing about drag is taking one idea and flipping it on its head entirely.”

― Sasha Velour

“The truth is, a lot of people go to drag shows, really, for very light entertainment, and I think sometimes maybe we don’t even give the audiences enough credit as to what they’d be down for.”

― Sasha Velour

“The way I’ve always looked at drag has been a little bit different maybe than other people because the drag community that I started doing drag in is full of trans people and women and people of various educational backgrounds, of different ages.”

― Sasha Velour

“People started bringing their own personal work to ‘Nightgowns,’ and that’s really when it started to become a really distinctive show.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’m certainly not inventing anything new with drag.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’d like to see drag really cultivate its political roots.”

― Sasha Velour

“’Drag Race’ has made a lot more people into fans of drag, and that’s allowed local communities to grow and flourish, but it’s up to individual queens to share the spotlight with their communities. I definitely want to be one of the people who does that.”

― Sasha Velour

“I love hearing the same songs over and over again – as long as queens challenge themselves to come up with new ways of performing them.”

― Sasha Velour

“My favorite diva is Dame Shirley Bassey from the U.K. I just love that every song she sings becomes crazy and intense with feeling. That’s how I feel in my daily life.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’ve found that embracing the things that make me a little strange and different from other people, and learning to love that, makes me feel beautiful and fashionable every day.”

― Sasha Velour

“Just in my experience as a drag queen, I’ve been able to connect with queer people around the world – and to see them connecting with each other over a shared love of drag!”

― Sasha Velour

“I hope we see more avenues for representation. More TV shows and films starring queer people, especially QPOC and nonbinary folks, more mainstream press coverage of our artwork and fashion, and more representation of our interests within politics.”

― Sasha Velour

“The cities that I go to where I can tell that they have a lot of different types of drag, I tell them that they remind me of Brooklyn, and I mean that as the highest compliment in the entire world.”

― Sasha Velour

“I want to be an ambassador of Brooklyn.”

― Sasha Velour

“I hope that people look at Brooklyn as kind of a drag utopia, because that’s what it’s been in my experience – all genders and bodies and ages doing drag.”

― Sasha Velour

“People are so serious about ourselves, and drag suggests that maybe it’s all just a bunch of ideas, and we can be a little bit more flexible with them.”

― Sasha Velour

“There are so many voices that tell people, especially queer people, that they don’t have importance and regality.”

― Sasha Velour

“Drag is about asserting your power and your brilliance and your importance.”

― Sasha Velour

“Taking care of your mental health is important, and being able to model that for queer people who are out there every day dealing with their own struggles is very significant.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’m an only child; I’m a very private person.”

― Sasha Velour

“Queer art is as much about starting conversations as it is about making dramatic statements.”

― Sasha Velour

“I have an art magazine about drag called ‘Velour,’ named after myself, and I have a monthly show called ‘Nightgowns’ that curates and presents some of the most creative and high-quality drag in a professional theater setting.”

― Sasha Velour

“The audience of ‘Drag Race’ and the fans of drag queens are often very surprising.”

― Sasha Velour

“It’s so beautiful that drag is able to speak to so many different types of people.”

― Sasha Velour

“Racism is a problem everywhere, especially in this country, but all over the world, and especially within queer space.”

― Sasha Velour

“I think Bianca Del Rio should be in politics.”

― Sasha Velour

“I want to see some queer politicians, some drag queens and drag kings running for office and shifting the way that policy is made as well.”

― Sasha Velour

“Drag has always inspired people to come together to be joyous and fight for what matters. If we can do it through beauty and positivity and lip-syncing our favorite pop songs, then let’s do it.”

― Sasha Velour

“Purple has always been my favorite color… but purple, when I was a little kid, was a color that boys weren’t really allowed to wear. That’s what all the kids at school told me. I filled my wardrobe with as much purple as I could possibly find, because who cares? Life’s too short to dress by other people’s rules.”

― Sasha Velour

“Unfortunately, this world is not an easy place.”

― Sasha Velour

“I love ‘Threepenny Opera’; I was exposed to it as a little kid because my parents, my mom and my dad, had bonded, when they were dating, over ‘Threepenny Opera’ and introduced it to me, a child, who could barely understand it. But I immediately gravitated even from that early age.”

― Sasha Velour

“What I love so much about drag is that it has politics at its very core; drag performers aren’t afraid to talk about politics in our community and the changes we need to see systemically in society.”

― Sasha Velour

“The political nature of ‘Threepenny Opera’ is immediately visible. I just think that that’s not always a part of acceptable and fun entertainment that we’re exposed to – that political side.”

― Sasha Velour

“That’s what I wanted ‘Pirate Jenny’ to be: a queer, revolutionary fairy tale for the people that I love.”

― Sasha Velour

“The truth is I do take drag really seriously, and I think that there’s kind of a place for that – to see it as this political and historical art form, and to want to continue pushing it in new directions. And also honor the old directions as well. So I’m sort of like a drag intellectual/drag queen.”

― Sasha Velour

“I went to Vassar College for undergraduate and studied literature and queer theory, and all of the above. And then I took a Fulbright scholarship in Russia.”

― Sasha Velour

“Right when I was starting to experiment with drag, my mom was diagnosed with cancer, and during her chemo treatment, she lost all of her hair. And for her, the idea of being a fem with no hair was really difficult.”

― Sasha Velour

“We need to talk about representation for queer people in the media and also in law. And there’s a long history of drag queens leading those discussions in marches on the street and even in bars going back to the time of Stonewall and before.”

― Sasha Velour

“I try to write an essay every time I speak.”

― Sasha Velour

“Drag resists conservatism in the most basic way possible, and also in the most effective way possible, because it’s improper when it comes to looks, which is everything in conservative systems.”

― Sasha Velour

“Conservatism is all about surfaces and labels and presentation, and drag says no, we refuse to follow any rules about that.”

― Sasha Velour

“People are really seeing that drag is an art form, that it’s so much more than self-expression.”

― Sasha Velour

“There are no limits to what kind of bodies, which types of people, which genders, or what races can do amazing drag, and I think the audience is clamoring fighting with each other more and more to see drag represented as fully as it possibly can be.”

― Sasha Velour

“Pride, to me, is a celebration of the past because we have come such a long way from the very first Pride parade marking the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, so it’s a celebration of all that we’ve accomplished.”

― Sasha Velour

“When I started doing drag, I always put together multimedia elements for live performance.”

― Sasha Velour

“Even if I hadn’t won ‘Drag Race,’ even if I’d never been on, I’d still be working my tail off, creating live shows, magazines, videos, anything I possibly could!”

― Sasha Velour

“At the end of the day, I just love drag so much that it’s not enough for me to be a successful drag queen. I want to do right by my drag community as a whole… creating opportunities for other performers, documenting and uplifting amazing drag, and generally just contributing a lot of love and respect to our fabulous little world!”

― Sasha Velour

“There are some amazing people around who can tell stories about drag from the ’60s and in New York, like the amazing club kid drag. About drag from around the world. So people should be asking questions and listening to stories.”

― Sasha Velour

“We still live in a country where there’s disproportionate violence faced by our community, especially trans people and trans people of color. I think activism within the queer community continues to need to focus on those issues first.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’ve learned that I am a complete workaholic and that no amount of sleeplessness or exhaustion will keep me from taking on new or ambitious projects. That is both a good quality and a terrible one, I think.”

― Sasha Velour

“’Drag Race’ really offered me a platform to have a lot of people listen to what I have to show them, and I want to showcase the whole community I know.”

― Sasha Velour

“I love that drag is political. For me, one of the reasons I started doing drag was reading about how in the past, drag performers were able to organize the queer community and move us forward.”

― Sasha Velour

“Siouxsie Sioux was such an inspiration when I was a teenager because I connected with these goth college students who listened to this genre of music. She showed me that femininity didn’t necessarily have to look the way that I was familiar with. It could be more exciting and much more identifiable.”

― Sasha Velour

“Even though I present myself at the height of glamour and beauty, part of my truth is being desperate and emotional and unafraid of being unattractive.”

― Sasha Velour

“I like a little Barbra Streisand!”

― Sasha Velour

“I love being kind of reserved and serious and then having these explosions of passion when it comes time to perform.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’ve loved the RuPaul model of drag, where you’re an amazing drag queen, you’re a smart and savvy business person, and you use those together to keep drag at the forefront of what people are talking about.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’ve always wanted to play a role as a producer and a curator and to help make drag really have an epic scale and a large audience and a lot of interest.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’ve always been committed to tuning out the trends of drag and doing styles and fashions and performances that are really true to what I love, to the movie references I’ve always loved, fashion that speaks to me for whatever reason – no matter what people say.”

― Sasha Velour

“Identity for Jews like us was shaped by cultural practices and family traditions rather than allegiances of place or language or class, because those things continued to be redefined for us. Drag operates along similar lines.”

― Sasha Velour

“As a drag performer, my identity exists in music, art, and fashion, not in any one ‘language’ of gender or ‘appearance.’”

― Sasha Velour

“I find inspiration in the movies I’ve loved, especially all films ever made about Dracula.”

― Sasha Velour

“It’s important in drag to challenge things and present your own vision.”

― Sasha Velour

“When it comes to drag, my favorite thing we can do is kind of push against the beauty standards of magazines. We don’t need to look like supermodels. That what really makes drag special and makes it unique and makes it queer.”

― Sasha Velour

“It was definitely my grandmother who introduced me to fashion.”

― Sasha Velour

“For a while, my favorite movie was ‘Vertigo.’ Everything in that movie was captivating to me.”

― Sasha Velour

“Drag should push the limits of what is considered fashionable or beautiful.”

― Sasha Velour

“The inspiration of my drag is the history of drag, the long tradition of drag queens being at the forefront of queer activism. That informs my drag style, and in a sense, that is the direction we need to go in the future.”

― Sasha Velour

“There’s so many more themes of drag than just fierceness.”

― Sasha Velour

“The loss of my mom really inspired me to go to a place with my performances that were emotionally honest, and I found that audiences really responded to that. People need to see heartbreak transformed into beauty.”

― Sasha Velour

“I want to do something that is not just a pastiche of drag that’s come before but is really authentically me. I try to tune out all the drag that’s out there and tap into the drag that I was doing when I was a little kid – when I didn’t even know the word ‘queer’ or that gay people were out there.”

― Sasha Velour

“I grew up in this house of intellectuals, and for me, it wasn’t, like, a negative thing. And what I’ve discovered is, for a lot of people, it is. But I think knowing history, liking to talk about ideas – like, I just genuinely like to geek out and go on these intellectual thought journeys.”

― Sasha Velour

“I want to show people it’s not elitist to be a deep thinker.”

― Sasha Velour

“A lot of people still have the idea that drag goes from one end of the gender spectrum to the other end of the gender spectrum, and they expect drag queens to be masculine out of drag and hyper-feminine in drag. I think that portrays a lot of binary thinking and, ultimately, a lot of misogyny.”

― Sasha Velour

“Some people play it safe in the world of drag – I’m guilty of it myself, sometimes – but I hope to always be a voice that encourages people to buck trends, follow their instincts, and do good in the world.”

― Sasha Velour

“I really believe in the power of playing by your own rules.”

― Sasha Velour

“Drag, at its core, is about honoring yourself and your own unique way of being a gendered, queer person. Your own unique way of using fashion to express yourself.”

― Sasha Velour

“I discovered that my drag really does speak to people on an emotional level. I also discovered that people are sometimes put off by an intellectual approach to drag.”

― Sasha Velour

“I’m a drag queen who is thoughtful and serious about drag in addition to being funny, ambitious, and glamourous.”

― Sasha Velour

“I want to do performance that inspires people to be true to themselves and has tangible impact on the community. Not just because I want to be a role model – I just think it’s the best way to honor the tradition of drag.”

― Sasha Velour
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