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All Quotes by author - Keegan-Michael Key
" A poet can feel free, in my estimation, to write a poem for himself. Or a painter can paint a painting for himself. You can write a short story for yourself. But for me, comedy by its nature is communal. If other people don't get it, I'm not sure why you are doing it. "
" At times, I can be vocal about what I think people want to hear as opposed to being vocal about what I really feel. "
" Being a Lions fan is like being a Cubs fan: you just have to keep going. You don't have a choice. You can't give up, because one day, when it happens - and I believe it'll happen - then you can really savor it because you were there in the doldrums, and you get to be there in the victory. "
" Bill Murray is such a tremendous talent, but the world wasn't ready for 'Razor's Edge,' for something that thoughtful and with that much depth at that time in his career. "
" Everybody puts on airs, regardless of race. "
" For me, as a child, I certainly thought that there were more black people in the world than white people. "
" I don't know if people would be surprised by this or not, but I'm kind of into nutrition and weight lifting. I know I'm kind of a slender man, but the human physique fascinates me, and learning about metabolism. "
" If you look at any successful skit comedy show, ever, there is that format of introducing you to the player in the beginning, and then going on to see those sketches. "
" I get overwhelmed when I approach things intellectually. "
" I have always, or for the most part, identified myself as a biracial person. "
" I love dialects and accents; they're something that really resonate with me and that I find fascinating. "
" I'm adopted, so I didn't know my father, but apparently he was pretty tall. "
" I'm a firm believer in the idea that there are a limited amount of human stories that we tell - there's about seven of them - and of course, there's variations on those stories, and they can take place in infinite places. "
" I'm a great consumer of kung-fu movies - mid-'70s to late-'80s. "
" I'm from the Midwest, so I always assumed, 'Well, I have to think badly of myself, because that's being humble.' "
" I'm looking for human stories to do. "
" I'm tall and thin but not strong, so you're either an athlete or you're funny. "
" I'm trying every day, when I meet a new human being, to not have the first thought that comes into my mind be, 'Are they going to like me?' I'm allowed to say, 'I like this, and I don't like that.' "
" I'm very concerned with what's going on the news, but I would not call myself a political animal, per se. I pay more attention during election years, or if I see some topic or issue that I care about. But I would never call myself a political animal or political junkie. "
" I'm very, very, very interested in martial arts. "
" It's when you're true to yourself that resonates with other people. "
" It was very important thousands of years ago to categorize things. I can eat that plant, I can't eat that plant. Or this tribe, not that tribe. We don't have to do that anymore - we have processed food now! "
" I want to make movies and pieces of television and pieces of art that crack everyone's assumptions. "
" I was raised Catholic, so guilt shackles you from acting like a complete fool all the time. "
" I would like to invest more of my brain space in understanding the history of my city, because whenever I learn about the history of Detroit, it's always so fascinating, from a little kind of beaver-trading post to the place where automobiles were manufactured. "
" I would love to play a fun character. Like, I would love to be in 'A Long Day's Journey Into Night.' I love that play. I'd play Edmond or Jamie. I don't care which. "
" I would play just about any role, male or female, in the Anton Chekov play 'The Cherry Orchard,' which I love. "
" My parents were not big sports fans, but my mother loved Barry Sanders, but she wasn't a huge fan. Now she likes Calvin Johnson. He's such an amazing athlete and such a wonderful, humble guy. "
" Some of the friendliest, friendliest people you're going to meet are going to be in Detroit. "
" Success isn't measured by the amount of people that watch you unless you allow it to be. "
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