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" I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself. "
" I can go to a country song, go right into it and make it sound authentic. And I think that's because of my ear as an impressionist. "
" I'm kind of long in the tooth to fly in in a cape now, so I'd have to be, like, the voice of reason or somebody. 'Don't do that, super-fellow!' "
" Music has always been around with me. "
" I leave my house all the time! But I'm not at all the Hollywood parties. I'm grown, and where else am I supposed to be? I'm supposed to be home. "
" The studios gotta start making more stuff where black folks get quality stuff. But I can't trip about that because I've been making movies for 35 years, and I've played everything from an old lady to a donkey, so I can't be on here talking about, 'They don't give us enough roles' and diversity. "
" After all these years, I've done well and I'm cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I've saved some paper, everybody's healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it's all good. "
" I don't think more concentration is required for Robert De Niro to do what he does as for Jim Carrey to do what he does. "
" I used to be the hippest of them all. I used to know everything about everything. I used to read about everything that was going on, and I knew everybody's name and anybody in pop culture. Anything that was written about me, I would read. "
" From the very beginning, I always tried to make dialogue flow comfortably; I always did that to make it seem more authentic. "
" However wack anyone thought 'Whatzupwitu' was, there's not a lot of people that have footage of themselves dancing around in the clouds with Michael Jackson. I do have that forever. "
" I'm in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it. "
" I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that's what I'm most comfortable doing. "
" If you have a flop movie, so what? And if you have a hit movie, it's 'so what,' too - it's on to the next movie. "
" The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years. Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe, things can only get better for the Irish. "
" I only want to do what I really want to do; otherwise, I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day. "
" Being on 'SNL' gives you a unique experience that almost no one else has. It's like Harvard for the comic actor. "
" My first concert makes me sound like a real old man. My very first concert was Jackie Wilson. "
" You know, making a movie is a collaborative effort and sometimes all the ingredients don't work out. I know that every now and again I am going to make a movie that won't work. "
" Ultimately, when I go back to the stage, I want to be able to do everything. I want to be able to do music and comedy and all that stuff; that's what all this stuff is leading to. "
" If you're involved in with something that's original, you know, you'll always go back and try to rehash it. "
" You know, if you look all my stuff... If you go back to 'Saturday Night Live,' my stuff always has music, even a bunch of my comedy stuff - like in 'Shrek,' the donkey is always singing. Music is always there. "
" I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm fifty and then I'll go and do something else. I'm going to be a professional gentleman of leisure. "
" I never hated hip-hop. It became the new rock and roll. It became the biggest thing that Africans have ever done in the history of the Americas. Hip-hop put more black Americans on than anything before it. It fed more people. It allowed them to diversify into clothing lines and billion-dollar headphone companies. "
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" The same way you can see me sit at a table in a movie and be six different people, the mother and the uncle and all these different things, when I'm in the studio, I can do that, too. I'm not trying to be a recording artist and have a certain type of music for the radio. "
" The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone's advice. "
" Growing up, I liked all the stuff that everyone else was listening to, like Motown, but the biggest group of all was The Beatles. "
" I'm 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I'm playing right where I'm supposed to be. I'm comfortable with that, but in the same breath I'd do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I'd do it. "
" I'm the artist when I'm doing music that I am when I'm acting. I'm everything. "
" I stopped doing standup because it stopped being fun. And the reason it stopped being fun was it was harder to write - and this was before the Internet - it was harder to write new stuff. It had gotten so crazy. "
" I'd like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did. I'll do that before I'm thirty. "