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Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes and Sayings

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When I first had my eyebrows waxed, I was pretty disturbed.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

I like to disappear into a role.
I equate the success of it with a feeling of being chemically changed.
That's the only way I can express it.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

I enjoy doing everything, comedy and drama.
I just look for the characters really and what they offer.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

I was the classic middle child in some ways,
the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

 

It's a strange thing, but you get this click in your brain;
the wonderful feeling that the entirety of a character
is suddenly available and accessible to you.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

I was already devouring literature and I was the ripe
old age of 15 when I decided to be an actor.
I just thought plays were the most fantastic way of expressing life.
I thought I'd discovered Shakespeare -
'hey,
there's a new guy in town, don't know if anyone's read him.'
I was just excited about the whole thing,
from day one.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

This is going to sound completely absurd,
but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards
ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't
ever surpassed the joy of doing the work,
of making it.
The doing it is really the bit I'm there for.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

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I think I enjoy working obviously as a lead,
but also you know I feel I'm also a character actor as well,
so I enjoy approaching various projects in all sort of capacities.
Any film I have been able to do I feel very fortunate to have been a part of.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

I became an actor by doing school plays and youth theaters,
and then National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.
And then I did study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
For me that was a good way to enter the field,
to work in the theater.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

David Mamet was great to work with.
He was everything that I thought he would be as a director.
He's incredibly articulate, an easy collaborator.
Extraordinarily knowledgeable about film and writing.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

Depending on what your interest in theater is,
I always recommend working on plays.
It's a great way to be introduced to the field,
and also a great way to be seen by agents and representation.
I'm also a great advocate for studying acting at a
drama school or a college.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
- Winston Churchill

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,
then they fight you, then you win.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead


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