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Nia Long Quotes and Sayings

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First of all when you're a mommy like you like the
consistency of being on a show like that's just peace of mind,
I know I have financial, you know stability.
- Nia Long

It's my motor, it's the thing that keeps me going and
so when I have these auditions for these big movies,
I can depend on myself because I've been working consistently.
- Nia Long

I said 'Brian, no one is going to respect me as a mother after this.'
He said,
'oh no, yes they will, this is a movie,
don't worry about it.' But they're not.
- Nia Long

I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented,
it's just about this opportunity - it's just about
when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine.
- Nia Long

 

We're all in the service business.
If you hire me to do a job I expect everybody else to be where I am.
A little bit of crazy is good.
It keeps things - balanced.
- Nia Long

I think for me to find that project is going to be
something that I'm going to have to develop for myself.
- Nia Long

I've seen some great write ups and I emailed her the
other night because I saw her on an awards show recently.
- Nia Long

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I have a beautiful son, I don't regret it,
I'm very proud of the way that we handle our relationship
and the way that we keep our son first and that's our priority.
- Nia Long

I don't think you should reprimand your child for everything
you're feeling because for them it's as serious as
when something happens in our day and we get upset about it.
- Nia Long

You need the words, you need the script,
you need the material, you need the commitment,
you need the passion, it's like we depend on writers,
we depend on producers, directors depend on us and
once things are in the divine order as they happen.
- Nia Long

I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough,
I have a reputation of also being the girl next door,
kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is,
it's me on that screen and I don't have control over
everything in this and I'm grateful and thankful.
- Nia Long

We haven't even gotten a start date but we'll see what
happens with that and that will be fun.
I've gotten a couple of other things but I'm not really
committing myself to anything yet.
- Nia Long

But that we didn't have the level of experience in
terms of working in the industry so you weren't sure
and you needed to see it and this is an industry that
the more you work the better you get and that the more
opportunities you have the better you get.
- Nia Long

It's like going to the gym everyday.
It really is.
I work hard on my craft, I sweat a little bit,
I run a little bit, I might sprain an ankle every now and them,
but it's all good and the more you do it,
the more in shape you are and it's like a machine.
- Nia Long

He just was being four.
He just was being a child.
He wasn't interested in what my agenda was.
He wanted to do what he wanted to do and it started
because he saw the lights on in Toys R Us.
- Nia Long

I took a little break - I was coming back to work and
the last thing I was going to do was take a step backwards,
so I knew that if I was going to take a feature it
was going to have to be taking a step forward.
- Nia Long

I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey.
She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn't care,
she wanted her money in a paper bag and don't mess
with me and I've been doing some research on that so.
- Nia Long

I'm not going to live my life unhappy and why should
he and we talk about it and I think what's great about
the film is that it shows is the meaning of family
doesn't have to be as traditional as it once was,
like you can make a family.
- Nia Long

I think you grow through your experiences;
you get better as you grow and I'm not nearly where
I think I'm going to be eventually where I inspire
to be and hopefully the opportunities will continue to come.
- Nia Long

I have a four year old and I'm telling you we did Nickelodeon
last night and he embarrassed me.
It was like one of those moments when I couldn't believe
my kid is acting like this.
I just had to just like walk away from him because
he was really pushing my buttons.
- Nia Long

They have the big ferris wheel and we've been out of town for two months,
so he just was like, 'Mommy I want to go to Toys R
Us and I don't care if you have a movie coming out and all that.'
He was just being a kid.
But I had to allow him to have that moment.
- Nia Long

I was happy she got it and I have to sort of -
and one of the reasons I did Third Watch is because
I wanted to break that thing of just being the pretty
girl and play it down and let it be about the work.
- Nia Long

Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat.
They'll take the risk after they've seen the finished
product and say oh yeah we want that.
This is a great film but they are hesitant to take
the risk when you just see it on paper.
- Nia Long

I know where I'm going to be, I'm not traveling here
and there and everywhere.
That didn't necessarily prompt me to it but it definitely
opened up my mind of saying okay,
maybe this is a good time to do this.
- Nia Long

It took a long time to get that film made.
I went in for it almost right after or like maybe six
or seven months after I had my son and actually auditioned
for the Regina King part and they just were like,
'No, you're just - you just don't really seem the part.'
- Nia Long

In terms of Cube I think he's very conscious of the
technical aspect of the business whereas when you're just hired as an actor,
you're not really secure in that part of your work
and you're not really paying attention to where the camera.
- Nia Long

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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

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

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

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

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

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

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


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