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All Quotes by author - Dennis Haysbert
" All my brothers have my father's voice. "
" All of the directors I work with have their own unique gifts. "
" Dad worked as a security guard for United Airlines, and Mom was a housewife who cleaned houses to make ends meet. "
" I'd like to get into the superhero genre. I'd love to do either a DC or a Marvel character. "
" I don't think it should matter to the American people what color skin is on their president. What should matter is the content of their character. "
" If I weren't an actor, I'd either be a teacher or a critic. "
" I grew up in Northern California, and theater is all there was. I didn't know how to go about starting a career when I was 10. "
" I have always thought of myself as an athlete - even at the ripe old age of 52. "
" I have children, so I'm constantly worrying about the world they are going to inherit. "
" I knew I wanted to act since I was 10, but I didn't actually start acting until I was in high school. My favorite play was 'Lilies of the Field.' "
" I like to think I'm multi-faceted. Actually, my favorite roles are roles like in 'Far from Heaven.' Y'know. Soft people. Loving people. "
" I look at Facebook a fair bit. I see what's posted. I see the travesties and illegalities of what police forces do. And I also see and understand that it is sanctioned by the general public - or we would do something. "
" I love emotion. I love being in love. And showing that on screen. I think it's wonderful. "
Being In Love
" I love romance films, especially between people of color, because we don't really explore that enough. I would love to do that. "
" I played a little basketball, but basketball interfered with theater season. That's when we did our term plays and did nutshell versions of Shakespeare for English classes. And, believe me, I got a fair amount of looks from the guys on the team. 'You're in theater but you can play football?' "
" I pride myself on being limber. "
" I really do believe that was what I was put on this planet to do: to give to people and, through my performances, show them another world - in the case of '24,' to show them what a politician, black or white, should be. Basically, I wanted to be a service to others. "
" I think I'd make a great superhero. I'm serious. I want to play a superhero, and I've already got one in mind. I think I've still got the body for the costume, and it's something I really want to do. "
" I think the first time 'white' was used was in the 1600s. Generally, we were described by where we came from... All of a sudden, this word 'white' came through, and now everyone is going for their own sense of power... to figure out who's on top. "
" I took one thing to heart that I heard from Sidney Poitier in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.' And it resonated so much with me. He says: 'Dad, you always looked at yourself as a black man. I look at myself as a man.' "
" I used to get really jealous of Ron Howard as Opie on 'The Andy Griffith Show' - we were the same age. I would just think, 'God, that little kid can work, and I can't!' "
" I've always been a big Western fan. "
" I've done a lot of different things in my life. I've parachuted, done some deep-sea diving. Inasmuch as it's safe to do, I can do it. "
" I've studied theater since high school. Of course, it's a different story altogether being on Broadway, but it's still theater, and you have to be in front of a live audience, and that's very exciting. It's something I've definitely wanted to do, but I got involved in movies and television, and then it became a luxury to get back on the stage. "
" I went through a phase where all I was doing was commercials, and not that it was a bad thing, but I was referred to as 'the Allstate guy' as I was walking the streets. Someone comes up to you on the street, you would like them to know your name. "
" I would love a combination of action/adventure and... love. And stories told with heart. I would like people to be invigorated as well as moved. People to see the movie and see that. I love to play, y'know, well-rounded characters. "
" My father was Catholic, my mom Baptist, so we were raised Baptist but had a lot of Catholic upbringing: fish on Fridays, no birth control. "
" On my wall, along with my favorite football players and baseball players, I had Marlon Brando and Sir Laurence Olivier. These were childhood idols. "
" People want good stories. "
" Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying or getting overly angry or to maintain control. "
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