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All Quotes by author - Tyler Perry
" After Obama became president, I realized that black people could not have put him in the White House - it had to be a collective effort of everybody in the country. "
" All my life I've tried to hide my height. I was taller than everybody else and stood out, so I would slouch and try to hide it. "
" As a member of the Feeding America Entertainment Council, I recognize our mission to spread the word and rally the country in the fight to end hunger. "
" As I experience life and go through things, that's what I write about. "
" Being on the 'Alex Cross' set, and watching and learning about and paying attention to everything that was going on there, I realized, 'Here is a moment for me to learn.' "
" Children love their mothers. Especially with a boy child and his mother, there's a bond that's unbreakable. "
" Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you're a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life. "
" Did you know you can't say 'Jesus' in a sitcom? They told me that, and I was like, You gotta be kiddin' me. If you don't want my God here, you don't want me here either. "
" Don't believe the hype. I don't care how many number ones you have at the box office, I don't care how much they say you're great, don't believe it. Just stay in your lane and do what you're supposed to do. "
" Ever since I've been blessed with success, I've struggled a little with anonymity and even family. I've had people calling asking for money, and I have to ask them first, 'Are you working? Have you been trying to help yourself?' Then I feel like I can help. "
" Everyone can relate to love, hurt, pain, learning how to forgive, needing to get over, needing the power of God in their life. "
" Forgiveness is important in families, especially when there are so many secrets that need to be healed - for the most part, every family's got them. "
" For me, there is a guiding compass that just lives inside of me. Every time I've gone against it, something bad has happened. As long as I stay in line and honor it, it has really been life changing. "
" Happiness for me is totally just being at peace knowing that, everything I'm doing, God is pleased with that. It's complete peace for me. "
" Having my son has changed so much of what I dream about. It used to be about business, business, what's the next deal? What's the next movie? Now it's about him. "
" He who has the gold makes the rules. "
" Hollywood is finally waking up to the fact that people who go to church also go to the movies. I'm not sure what took them so long to see that or how long they'll keep it up. "
" I am an architect at heart. I designed every home I've ever had, plus my studio. "
" I definitely do not like Halloween. I don't like masks, creepy clowns, dark things, goblins or witches. They're not just my thing. "
" I didn't have a catharsis for my childhood pain, most of us don't, and until I learned how to forgive those people and let it go, I was unhappy. "
" I didn't want to be the kind of man that my father was. So I've tried, my entire life, to be the complete and utter opposite of that. And it has served not only the art well, but I think the audience well. "
" I don't do divas. I don't do entourages. I don't do the Hollywood crap. "
" I don't have a writer's room. I write all the shows myself. Ninety-one episodes a season, I'm sitting there at the computer writing and writing and writing because I want the voice to be authentic so that the audience is hearing from me and not other writers. "
" I don't just do a movie to do a movie. Of course I want to amuse people, but some of Madea's greatest moments are when she gets to talk about child rearing and bullying and all kinds of things like that. "
" I don't know about marriage as much as I do know that I'd be a great father. "
" I don't like popcorn, and I think it's so annoying when people have popcorn in the theaters. That is the loudest food. "
" I don't think the dreams die - I think that people give up. I think it gets too hard. "
" I don't want to leave this planet until I achieve everything that I was put here to do. "
" I feel like I died as a child. "
" If you don't want my God here, you don't want me here either. God has been too good to me to go and try to sell out to get some money. "
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