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" I have heard a lot of people talk about this grind of series television. I have not seen it yet. "
" I'm passionate about all the things I do, really. "
" I don't think Othello is a jealous man - he is a man who has been deceived by another person, just as everybody in the play is deceived by that person... The playwright uses the word 'jealousy' over and over and over again, but I don't think it has anything to do with being jealous. "
" I don't necessarily go out and try to do something that's going to be just something that will please the audience. I'm not interested in doing something where I get the most people to come see the movie at the same time and they get the biggest explosion. I'm not interested in that. "
" I have a man cave somewhere in California - a totally undisclosed location where manly things occur. There are motorcycles, there are secret doors and passageways. Women are welcome, but they must knock. "
" My vocation is I do what I do. I'm an actor; that's what I do. "
" It's my luck that I was born a bit of an old soul, and it's served me well. "
" I actually had the opportunity to stand at the lectern in the Supreme Court and face the justices, which was really a powerful thing for me. "
" I can't remember a picture that has expressed black attitudes and personal relationships as vividly as we've done in 'Cadence.' "
" It's nice to get the feedback from a theater audience. It's a gas. "
" We are our children's first teachers. "
" Most of us are afraid of our success, that we will actually be great. "
" Back in 1978, when I was still in high school, I went to see a Broadway show, 'Paul Robeson,' starring James Earl Jones. It was all about Robeson's journey as a human being, an artist, a champion of civil rights. Had I not seen the play, I might not have known who Robeson was. I was certainly never taught about him in school. "
" I have a relationship with the southern hemisphere that's a really good one. I love it there. "
" Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' means a lot to me. "
" Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life. "
" I love the opportunity to use my full range, and so playing in the comedy 'Black-ish' gives me the opportunity to show my lighter side, and playing in this beautiful, elegant horror story of 'Hannibal,' I get to use my darker and more cerebral side. It's really wonderful. "
" I see that I have, as part of my stock in trade, a very regal personality and carriage. I see that I have a kind of strength, a kind of command, and a kind of power that one would associated with a monarch. "
" I didn't have much of a childhood, but that's O.K. I have a livelihood. "
" It's funny, a lot of people think I take myself seriously because I come off so serious sometimes. But it's not that I take myself seriously, I take what I do seriously. "
" I carry a lot of feminine energy as well as masculine energy, and that's the hit that people are getting. That vulnerable thing is not what we assume with black males. You get it, and then they cease to become scary. They become human. You cease to have a bogeyman. "
" I have taken care of my gift, and because I've taken care of my gift, I feel like I've been continually and constantly blessed to get to do wonderful things. "
" What I continue to learn as a parent is to be mindful of the fact that I am responsible for being the parent that my children need me to be and not necessarily the parent I want to be. "
" Things have become considerably better for men of colour since I was born. But I'd say that we'll be really getting somewhere when things get better for women of colour. "
" I ain't afraid of germs, man. And I ain't afraid of getting sick. "
" I return to the stage first and foremost because I'm an actor, and I love it. "
" As a movie star, you get good tables at restaurants. "
" We don't really see a lot of war movies about the people that are left behind, dealing with the deaths of those who serve and the sacrifices they make. "
" My mother is quite a woman. She would push me, and when I got tired of her pushing, I'd say: 'Leave me alone. Don't push so much.' "
" I think I've certainly learned a lot of lessons in humility and continue to work on that part of myself. "
" Doing theater makes you feel like a real actor. "