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Derek Luke Quotes and Sayings

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I was working at the store on the Sony studios in Culver City.
And I was literally holding a shirt when they came
in and told me I'd got the part!
It just shows dreams do come true.
- Derek Luke

I had a lot of fun with Val Kilmer.
He's like a big kid.
- Derek Luke

Oh, my God!
My wife and I, boy, we got down that night.
On a personal note!
- Derek Luke

It's a story about victory that will touch the lives
of everyone who watches it.
It's powerful.
- Derek Luke

 

Denzel's quality, I think, is his faith.
You have all the action in your head and you have to
believe in it and just do it.
That's what he does and that's what he taught me to do.
- Derek Luke

He's looking for the president's kidnapped daughter;
everybody he calls on to help him is busy,
but lo and behold, you look across the room,
and I'm waiting for that action.
- Derek Luke

I tried to copy some of his mannerisms at first but it didn't work.
And then I just let the spirit of the character grow
in me and it just took its rightful place.
I started to speak the lines and it felt right.
- Derek Luke

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Then I was working in a store in Newark,
New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person,
and I got so excited.
My whole day changed.
That's when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.
- Derek Luke

Antwone's story was a story of hope and that's what appealed to me.
I needed hope myself at that time.
I think all actors give up at some time and think they're never going to make it.
- Derek Luke

I went to college for one semester, and I took every subject I could,
and I ended up failing.
So I thought to myself, Ever since I was a kid,
I've loved expression - and that's when I started thinking about acting.
- Derek Luke

Denzel Washington invoked confidence.
When you have confidence, you can do anything.
And that's what happened.
I learned about being honest and keeping it true,
keeping it true in my performance.
- Derek Luke

I think it's time to do clean-up for a generation.
I believe this is one of the movies that hits home
for all colors and all races.
Everybody I talk to, black or white,
suburban,
rich or poor, can relate to rejection,
can relate to not having a father or a mother.
- Derek Luke

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually
get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
- Robert Frost

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
- Mitchell Kapor

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the
moment you get up in the morning and does not stop
until you get into the office.
- Robert Frost

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
- Peter Ustinov

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

After two weeks of working on a project,
you know whether it will work or not.
- Bill Budge

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls,
if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
- Dogen Zenji

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

Parenthood and family come first for me,
and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
- Clive Owen

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact
with a family when you are working with them.
- Richard G. Scott

Make no mistake: The organization of the working class
must be both economic and political.
The capitalist is organized upon both lines.
You must attack him on both.
- Daniel De Leon

As long as people want to see me in movies,
and as long as I find it interesting,
I'll keep working.
- Elle Macpherson

Someone taught me how to eat properly.
Learning from others is important when it's not working for yourself.
- Geri Halliwell

If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics
and they like working with people and communicate well with others,
I would strongly encourage them.
- John Cameron

Working with Christopher, he convinced me he could fly,
and he's convinced me he's going to walk again.
- Richard Donner

I have invested some money and I have a home,
but people don't realise that you might only be working
for a few weeks of the year and remain unemployed the rest of the time.
- Greta Scacchi

I have been working up until recently with Neil Simon,
who has been adapting the character to me.
- Paula Abdul

One thing changes every evening: It's the audience,
and I'm working my magic.
I'm always learning from it.
- Eli Wallach

Out of all the actors I have worked with,
I love working with Larry Hagman the most.
We were very close and it was just a wonderful time.
- Barbara Eden

There is a process of social and of political differentiation
going on in the real working class all the time.
- Ernest Mandel

I'm not gangly; I'm very coordinated.
I do have a bit of a baby face.
But I guess that just means I'll be working longer.
- Tim Robbins

I came out of repertory theater, where I worked 50 weeks a year,
and I loved working with the people.
- Rene Auberjonois

I have the biggest sweet tooth.
After the holidays, I gotta start working out.
- Devon Werkheiser

You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day
and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.
- Jean Cocteau

After a lifetime of working, raising families,
and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways,
senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.
- Charlie Gonzalez

I'm working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets,
about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone's interested.
My take on life is a little different from the bard's.
- Jack Prelutsky

I love what I do.
When a month goes by and I'm not working,
I'm miserable.
- Roselyn Sanchez

We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction,
and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction.
It was dead before I started working in it.
- Jerry Pournelle

I'm always conscious of the fact that I am part of
a profession that is 80% permanently unemployed.
So, to be working in any sense is to be privileged.
- Derek Jacobi

Although working with Amitabh Bacchan was a different experience altogether,
I just enjoyed it.
- Soundarya

I keep working mainly because my wife and I spend most
of our time touring the country doing our own plays.
- Joseph Bologna

Pollock was well known, certainly, but for all the wrong reasons.
He was known as much for being wild and unconventional
in his working methods as for being a great artist.
- Kenneth Noland

The late development of mass industrial organization
in the United States has both stimulated and retarded
the political development of the American working class.
- C. L. R. James

By creating a Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District,
we will give local governments a framework for working
together on an issue that affects our whole state.
- Roy Barnes

I got out of college and I went to get my master's
in creative writing at San Francisco State.
I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop,
being abused as a intern.
- Peter Coyote

As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere
are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history.
But history itself has already condemned these tactics.
- Hillary Clinton

I want to assure you that working in transition period
is an ungrateful job for any honest government.
- Robert Kocharian

At that time, about July 5, we had no Iraqi corrections officers working for us.
It was a responsibility of the CPA, with contractors,
to set up a training program.
- Janis Karpinski

The challenge in working in politics,
particularly if you're working for a political party,
is that everyone's a messenger.
- Frank Luntz


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