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Jeffrey Wright Quotes and Sayings

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And it's one reason why I don't go to a lot of movies -
they're more and more dominated by corporate values
and fiscal concerns as opposed to cinematic concerns.
- Jeffrey Wright

I think I was afraid of what I might say when I got
onto someone's stage or in front of someone's camera.
- Jeffrey Wright

The great thing about movies is that they're collaborative.
And the worst thing is that they're collaborative.
- Jeffrey Wright

Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of,
I guess, Dirty Harry - except that he wasn't as much of a racist.
So yeah, I was always a fan.
- Jeffrey Wright

 

I like to do theater and hopefully be effective.
Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation,
can't do it.
They don't have the chops.
- Jeffrey Wright

I like New York because you're kind of forced to smell everybody else's funk.
So it keeps you biologically attached to the world around you.
- Jeffrey Wright

For lack of any clearer idea, I just started acting one day.
It had been in the back of my head for a while,
but I think in some ways I was afraid to do it,
and finally I just stepped up.
- Jeffrey Wright

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Well, I look at it like this: When you go to a restaurant,
the less you know about what happens in the kitchen,
the more you enjoy your meal.
If the soup tastes good, everything's cool,
and you don't necessarily want to know what's in it.
The same thing holds true with movies.
- Jeffrey Wright

Too often a story is examined through biased eyes,
without a sensitivity for everyone who forged it.
It's seen from the point of view of the great white savior,
and rarely is the perspective of the slave a part.
- Jeffrey Wright

I'm not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion.
I always feel that I'm two steps away from the other side when I'm out there.
It's more like a vacation place or a place to visit
than a place to hunker down.
- Jeffrey Wright

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius


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