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Laurence Fishburne Quotes and Sayings

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Mine were informal mentors.
They were all in my working life.
- Laurence Fishburne

You know, whatever happens between the two of us that's
created when we come together as actors is not something I think we can explain.
- Laurence Fishburne

Special effects are characters.
Special effects are essential elements.
Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.
- Laurence Fishburne

I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get.
People saw my face and went "Oooh."
- Laurence Fishburne

 

I think everyone is very surprised at how 'Matrix'
has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is.
- Laurence Fishburne

I certainly believe that being in contact with one's
spirit and nurturing one's spirit is as important as
nurturing one's body and mind.
We are three dimensional beings: body,
mind, spirit.
- Laurence Fishburne

I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent
man who is open to a lot of different things and I
think that questioning our purpose in life and the
meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point.
- Laurence Fishburne

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Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am merely a bit player in your stories,
as you are merely a bit player in mine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the energy of the universe is mine
to use as spirit directs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.
It's not.
Mine had me trained in two days.
- Bill Dana

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take
total responsibility for our attitudes.
That's the day we truly grow up.
- John C. Maxwell

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
- Emily Bronte

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
- Alfred Hitchcock

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed
in any subject as I am in mine.
- Charles Darwin

That's a big goal of mine, to try and grow as much
of my own food as possible.
- Daryl Hannah

I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago.
That has always been an aspiration of mine even when
I was in the House of Representatives.
- Rahm Emanuel

Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty...
mine's putting in an express lane.
- Ron White

I feel that I belong to the 19th century.
Some composers' music is very topical.
It almost says, 'This is about what I read in newspapers yesterday.'
Not mine.
- Gordon Getty

We must get into the picture business.
This is a new industry and a gold mine.
it looks like another telephone industry.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

No one could understand the bond between me and my brother.
I struggled to understand the forces that drove his
soul in one direction and mine in another.
- Barry White

So it's really hard for a horn player to comp.
But I'm totally into trying to switch those paradigms
around and find a little magic space where that works,
and try to mine that.
- Charlie Hunter

In the Thirties, when I was in New York,
I did the first surrealistic ballet in a show of mine.
- Vincente Minnelli

Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words,
mine and thine, were taken away.
- Anaxagoras

Anyone who is an enemy of mine, let him love women,
but let he who is my friend rejoice in men.
- Sextus Propertius

There's a few tunes of mine that don't have jokes,
but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere.
- Mose Allison

Well, actually yes, in 1988.
There was a warrant for me because my assistant hadn't paid a ticket of mine.
- Esai Morales

You don't have to know anything about music to understand what I write.
Mine are simple melodies.
- Harry Warren

There's more to anybody.
Just because you haven't noticed it,
that's your problem,
that's not mine.
- Al Lewis

Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine.
- Ben Jonson

Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine -
what it does to people,
how it can constitute a plot all on its own.
So naturally, I am interested in old age.
- Anne Tyler

It's not a gift of mine, but one given to me,
to be able to criticise myself and not be crushed,
by myself or by others.
- John Malkovich

A man has to have goals - for a day,
for a lifetime -
and that was mine,
to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams,
the greatest hitter who ever lived.'
- Ted Williams

Hemingway hated me.
I sold 200 million books, and he didn't.
Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents,
but still...
you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt.
- Mickey Spillane

Everyone has his superstitions.
One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere,
accomplished.
- Ulysses S. Grant

In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear,
gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning.
- Roger Ascham

If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole,
mother o' mine o mother o' mine.
- Rudyard Kipling

The sad thing about any business I suppose,
but in mine you see it particularly,
is that you're always asked to do what you've already done.
- Jeremy Irons

If you had a face like mine, you'd punch me right on the nose,
and I'm just the fella to do it.
- Stan Laurel

The obsessions we have are pretty much the same our whole lives.
Mine are people, the human condition,
life.
- Mary Ellen Mark

Only free men can negotiate;
prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
- Nelson Mandela

It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine.
- Portia de Rossi

Working together was a bit of a disaster.
I'd tell him his ideas were cr*p and he'd say the same about mine.
- Daisy Donovan

I was never a part of the Actor's Studio,
because two friends of mine started it in 1947 and
by that time I'd gone to California.
- Richard Widmark

They say such nice things about people at their funerals
that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
- Garrison Keillor

I'm thinking in terms of a point of departure,
a field of action for performers to express an expressive
need of mine which hopefully the context of music would convey.
- John Eaton

Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore,
to understand, to describe.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The Marshall is supposed to be 200 watts,
but mine's never worked right; it peaks out at 80.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Create your own method.
Don't depend slavishly on mine.
Make up something that will work for you!
But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations
and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
- Bruce Lee

Mutineer is the first album of mine without a demo stage.
- Warren Zevon

Lou Reed is something like a personal favorite of mine,
but you could always put me into that drawer of singers who can't really sing,
who speak their songs.
- Stephen Malkmus

If there's a Disney animated feature based in Hawaii,
I knew I had to be part of it.
I'm very proud to be from Hawaii.
There was no question the role was mine.
- Tia Carrere

I guess professionally it began when Hal Hartley used
some music of mine in his film The Unbelievable Truth.
- Jim Coleman

I'll get mine in a few years, when I get up there and when the time comes.
- Nick Johnson

I cannot follow you Christians; for you try to crawl
through your life upon your knees,
while I stride through mine on my feet.
- Charles Bradlaugh

I have seen doctors, in good faith, leave patients on steroids for years,
thinking they are doing right.
A friend of mine was on steroids for so long,
she has severe osteoporosis.
- Mary Ann Mobley

I don't like nostalgia unless it's mine.
- Lou Reed

To this light, then, would I recommend all,
with mine own soul, - to this sure way of salvation.
- Elias Hicks

If I love a song, I make it mine.
- Chaka Khan

Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one
according to his work and accomplishments.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked,
is mine.
- Nikola Tesla

My father was killed by a German mine,
while I lost other relatives in Allied bombing attacks.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

We're all given some sort of skill in life.
Mine just happens to be beating up on people.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Every man has his dignity.
I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion
and not when someone else tells me to.
- Denis Diderot

It's great when you find somebody you're compatible with,
but I'm really into separate bedrooms.
You live your life and I live mine.
- Claudia Christian


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