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" You might not have the things you want, but if you check carefully, you got all you need. "
" I was baptized by my father when I was 4 years old. "
" I'm not a star. I don't feel I'm so great. So how can I make you feel great just because you've got my signature on a piece of paper? "
" To kids, I've always been more than just some big tough black guy. I train to be tough - I box and do karate - but underneath all that toughness is a tender man. "
" You'll never have any trouble with Mr. T, I'm just a big, calm teddy bear kind of guy. Mr. T ain't ashamed to cry. When I go out and I meet people who are suffering and they come and talk to me, Mr. T cries, Mr. T who could break a man's jaw with his fist. "
" My mother is a strong, wonderful woman. I could never be anything she didn't want me to be. "
" I go to cancer wards, and I tell them guys, 'I've beaten it. You can, too.' "
" I want people to draw strength from me. "
" A lot of the stuff I do in terms of PR, I learned it from Muhammad Ali. "
" In 1995, I was diagnosed with cancer, and I had to practice what I preached. I had always said to 'believe in God' and 'don't give up' to little kids who had been diagnosed with cancer. I then thought if I can't call on that same God and same strength that I told people about, I would be a liar and a phony. "
" I am a tough guy. "
" It takes a smart man to play dumb. "
" I didn't come to Hollywood. Hollywood came to me. A lot of people wish they could say the things I say. Everyone out here is so phony, it's sickening. "
" As a kid, I got three meals a day. Oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal. "
" I could talk all day, T stands for talking, T stands for tender, T stands for things that don't even rhyme with T. "
" Back in the day, I would wear up to 45 pounds of gold. It would take me four hours to get dressed! "
" I am a Christian, and the Bible teaches me to forgive. "
" I'm not the same man I used to be, I'm not out hell-raising, stuff like that. I am a changed man. "
" I used to bodyguard for some celebrities and other people, and when I wasn't doing that, I used to work at a disco as a doorman or a bouncer. "
" Any man who doesn't love his mama can't be no friend of mine. "
" I'm a Christian - I really don't believe in UFOs. "
" God didn't make me to make movies, flex muscles, buy gold. What you love the most becomes your God... If I never make another dollar, my life is complete. "
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" I've never seen myself as a star. I never call myself a celebrity or a superstar, whatever. "
" My gold, my money couldn't stop cancer from appearing on my body. If they can't save me, then I don't need them. "
" T stands for being nice. T stands for manners. T stands for being polite. "
" I was a straight-A student. But I was a bad lad. "
" When I was old enough to change my name, I changed it to Mr. T so that the first word out of someone's mouth was 'Mister,' a sign of respect. "
" I'll never have a wedding. I don't want to marry just to do what everybody else is doing. "
" I didn't watch 'The A-Team' movie. I'm an artist. You can't re-paint a Rembrandt. You can't duplicate that; I don't care who you get. "
" My faith was tested like Job. That's the message I try to tell other people: just because you believe in God, serve God, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, people gotta realize, it don't mean things not gonna happen to you. "
" I was being trained because I wanted to be a preacher like my father. I wanted to talk about Moses; I wanted to talk about God... I wanted to talk about the apostles, the disciples and all that. "