Get QuoteDark Inspirational Quotes App
" Angry or not. It's a human emotion. But you can't walk around being angry all the time. What a dull person you'd have to be! "
" If more women ate, they would be a lot happier. Let me tell you, I am a lot grumpier when I don't eat. "
" As you make your way along life's tumultuous highways, it's important to note that you should always carry a map, have plenty of fuel in the tank, and take frequent rest stops. "
" People want to see more diversity. That's why you have the Kevin Hart making $17 million dollars on a holiday weekend. "
" What surprised me about the Oscars was how familiar it was - because you're in the room with all these people that have inspired you from your childhood to adulthood in the film industry. It feels like you've known them all of your life. "
" The college years are when you sow all your wild oats and become a vampire. By 40, you've lived it up. At least, you hope. "
" I wanted to write about the things that I love. "
" When my car broke down in L.A., nobody stopped. They just kept whizzing by. "
" There is racism all over the United States. Most Southerners I know, we definitely find ourselves defending our heritage. "
" I probably wanted to be Pam Grier growing up. "
" As we women know, there are so many other hurdles that we have to cross that I would love it if we could stop having the race conversation so that we can get women further on. You know, a female president now that we have an African American president. Maybe we can get an Asian female, a gay person? "
" I'm not trying to be a different weight. I want to be a different body type so that I'm not an apple. I just want to be a pear! "
" I'll say that I don't think you can throw a stone and not come in contact with someone who knows someone or has problems with substance abuse. "
" I think if we give kids a break in education, we would have fewer crimes being committed. If we keep them on track, they know that they have options. It's important for me because, you know, my life would've been different had I not had the education that I had. "
" I was always a closet lover of acting. My mom was very practical. She never, ever restricted our dreams, always told us we could do or be anything. Then I said, 'Maybe I want to be an actor'. And she said, 'Maybe not that'. "
" The statement that I made and that I think I will continue to make is that racism and bigotry isn't just relegated to the Southern region; it permeates the history of our nation. It's not to say that we haven't made progress. Obviously we have with our first African American president, and I never thought that would happen in my lifetime. "
" The thing about the South is we accept our history. We don't push it under the rug. "
" Every day that I live, I try to find the beauty in things. "
" I have to lead a very small life in terms of what people think 'Hollywood' is. It's a full life for me, but I'm not jetting across the world. But life is good. "
" When you see results, you start to wonder, 'What would happen if I had oatmeal instead of sausage for breakfast?' You start to eat better because you feel better. "
" It baffles me that everything is so homogenized, because the world isn't, and yet we continue to support things that are so incredibly milquetoast. "
" I gravitate to the roles, not necessarily television or film. It's just the fact that, for me, the most interesting roles have been in television. "
" There are so few roles out there. And even if it is a film that could be led by a black actress, how many times is that film going to get funded? Let's just be real. But it's not just black people. It's Asians, it's Hispanic people if you're not Salma Hayek. It's hard. It's hard to get films funded. "
" My mom always told me I could do or be anything I dared to dream, and I always wanted to work in the movie industry. "
" There's so much bigotry that needs to be overcome. "
" You just keep moving forward and doing what you do and hope that it resonates with people. And if it doesn't, you just keep moving on until you find a project that does. "
" I don't have one role that I want to play. I guess... I want to be a producer. I want to be an activist. I want to be proactive in bringing about work for men, women, boys, girls, everybody who is good at what they do and deserve a shot at it. "
" You have to create your own path and I'm up to the challenge. "
" The hardest thing about writing, for me, is facing the blank page. "
" I am an advocate of education. It is the panacea for all that ails us in our society. "
" I'm excited that I get to do what I love, and I'm benefiting through projects that speak to me. "