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All Quotes by author - Kenya Barris
" ABC has a general policy that you can't show images of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. "
" Actors are magical people. They can take words you wrote and say them in a way that, although you thought the line was good when you wrote it, it's fantastic when it comes out of their mouth. "
" 'A Different World,' for me, was in a lot of ways responsible for me going to college. I wanted to go to a black college, and I wanted to get out of Los Angeles. It's just a natural part of all of our journeys, that idea of leaving home. "
" After the first couple of years of on 'Black-ish,' my wife and I actually broke up. We got back together, and it was this really, really difficult time for me. "
" And I feel like, as a black man within black culture, I know very well firsthand - as do my parents and my grandparents and great-grandparents - we're used to things not going our way. "
" As a creative, you have to be your truest form. You can't worry about fitting into whatever boxes people want to put you in. "
" As much as we want to say racism is dead, it's still rearing its ugly head constantly. "
" As wild and raunchy as Richard Pryor was, people related to his honesty because they found something in their life that they understood. "
" At 24, I was probably making more than 95 percent of my friends. I was burning through money. "
" At my core, I'm shy. "
" 'Black-ish' is a show that has spoken to all different types of people and brought them closer as a community, and I'm so proud of the series. "
" Black, white, rich, poor - we galvanize through the hard times. We really see it happen in relationships. In the best and worst of those moments, you come together, and you look for your tribe. "
" Comedy used to be a vehicle for change. Now, comedy has gotten to this quirky, nonsensical place, which I enjoy. But I do think there is room for discussion-based humor. We can tell those stories in a way that feels edifying. "
" Everybody - every single person - has a story. Find yours and tell it in your voice. "
" For me, it was important to keep my name in 'mainstream Hollywood.' "
" For me, one of the big things I really worried about a lot was nuclear war growing up. "
" For me, Shonda Rhimes is an amazing person that I look up to. She empowered a lot of her writers to go on and do other things while, at the same time, she made sure she kept her stamp on those things and grew her business. "
" Honestly, I regret not having spanked my kids. "
" I am what I am as a writer because of Norman Lear and Spike Lee. Norman Lear in particular. "
I Am What I Am
" I believe comedy is a really good lens to filter serious issues through. If people are laughing, they don't necessarily realize until they stop laughing that they just took something in that's going to start a conversation. "
" I consider myself a disciple of Norman Lear. And one of the things he did was topic-driven humor. "
" I don't know Channing Dungey well, but we have talked several times, and she seems like an amazing executive. "
" I don't necessarily believe that 'The Cosby Show' should disappear as a cultural reference, but it is. That's sad to me. I understand why. He was a man who possibly did some really bad things, and he should be punished beyond a doubt. But that show, and the impact it had not just on black culture, but culture, was amazing. "
" I dug deep, and I found that there were people who voted for Obama and then voted for Trump - because they saw what they believed was going to be hope and change, and under Obama, their particular lives did not change. "
" If Adam Sandler does a bad movie, he doesn't bring down the whole white race. But if Tyler Perry does, it's like, 'See what you guys do?' and that type of thing. "
" I feel like money is an interesting thing when you don't come from it. "
" I have a 'hope for the best, expect the worst' mentality. "
" I have five kids, and people can say 'nature versus nurture,' but it is nature! Nurture has so little to do with it. I have five kids, and there are five totally different people in my house. "
" I hear a creak in my house, and I'm calling the police immediately, but at the same time, I do know that when I call them, I'm going to make sure to say, 'I'm a black guy, and this is my house.' "
" I hear people say, 'I'm not a role model' all the time, and it's like, 'Well, of course you're not!' It doesn't mean that people aren't going to look at you as one, though. "
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