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" After eight years on 'Young and the Restless' and eight years on 'Criminal Minds,' I'm ready for that next phase of my career. "
" I hosted Soul train but I listen to everything. "
" Acting is therapeutic. "
" We never get enough of falling in love and believing in love. "
Falling In Love
" But I got drafted out of high school, and my mother wasn't having it. She was like, you're not about to think that you can just play ball, because if you get hurt, you're going to be out of luck. "
" Hopefully when you see the movie, Maybe you don't have the Orlando in your life, but you know that guy. He goes to church. He's down the street. He's one of the boys at the schoolyard. They exist. "
" But because I could throw so hard when I got to college they made me a pitcher. "
" Well, you can't compete with a six foot five man in a wig. "
" I know that on my own sites, a picture of me with my mom or me with my dog does well, but when I put up a picture of myself shirtless, it does get a little crazy. "
" I don't want to be an old dad. "
" What I love about 'Criminal Minds' is that Morgan is an ex-marine, ex-SWAT. To do those things you have to be a pretty badass dude. It's a great incentive to stay in shape. "
" That's because I didn't have to work with Madea. I only had to work with Madea once, and that was at the barbecue and I didn't have to get close to her. "
" Orlando's a part of me. The next guy's a part of me. And the next guy's a part of me. That's all I'm trying to do, is tell cool stories that people can relate to. "
" I'm a drama guy. "
" It was truly a lesson in don't take something at face value. You know, so many of us do in life. Whether it's because of how somebody looks or because of what they're wearing or what have you, you kind of assess a person in the first five minutes before they even speak. "
" I don't see myself as a 'black actor,' I'm just Shemar Moore the actor. "
" No week is ever the same in my world! An average week in my life changes based on my shooting schedule, if I'm promoting a project, or anything else I have going on. "
" Celebrities have more influence to be able to reach out to people, but people are becoming famous on Facebook and social media every day. "
" Television is in a different time because of reality television, so it's not as exciting. "
" I admire Brad Pitt, honestly, just because of how he started and the obstacles he had to overcome to have the career that he's had. "
" Although I have a lot of close female friends in my life, my number one is still my mom. Without her, I wouldn't have the values that I have and see the world the way that I do today. She taught me how to appreciate and respect women. She taught me chivalry and how to love a woman and respect their feelings and emotions. "
" Because I could throw so hard when I got to college, they made me a pitcher. If I had to it all over again, I would have stuck to playing in the outfield. I loved running. I can catch everything in the outfield. I could throw people out from the fence. "
" I'm not a machine. I get really motivated, then I fall off the wagon and want to eat Chinese food and sit on my couch and gain five or 10 pounds! "
" I like to make money; I like to have nice things. But I love to act; I love to tell stories. "
" Kim Kardashian is a major player coming off of a reality show, and nobody can turn a blind eye to what she's accomplished, no matter how you see her. "
" I think because people are passing - people that we are aware of are passing at - I don't say a great pace, but it seems like people are dropping, and I think it's just making - there's a consciousness and there's sensitivity to it. "
" I could describe my career in two words: who knew. I was on the path to becoming a professional baseball player, but I got injured in college. When I decided to move out to L.A. to try acting, nobody was betting on me, not even my family. But it's always been that way for me; nothing has come easy. "
" But there are still good shows like 24, Boomtown and the Wire, the Shield. "
" I still have shy qualities but nobody would believe that, just because we're in the forefront and I can talk a lot of mess and I can run my mouth. "
" I got country music in me. "
" Now that I've established myself in a drama, I'm plugging away, trying to get the attention of people who do the independent movies and the features. "