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Terrence Howard Quotes and Sayings

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I've always had a natural fear of the police,
or abuse of their power.
- Terrence Howard

And when I stopped doing that and started thinking
about what feels natural and what feels right to me
and started pleasing myself,
then it became good.
- Terrence Howard

Every little job becomes a dream, and you don't recall it anymore,
and maybe you might have a deja vu moment,
but it's like something you dreamed earlier.
- Terrence Howard

Don't just view me as an actor.
- Terrence Howard

 

I don't have any love for this business or the game or for acting.
This is my day job.
- Terrence Howard

So I show appreciation for the little gifts that have been handed to me.
- Terrence Howard

I can't tell you if one day I'll be standing up there
with an Oscar or directing,
but I am going to be the best human being I possibly can.
- Terrence Howard

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I ad lib.
I've gotta bring my own into it.
- Terrence Howard

All the things we have to remember, and I've mentioned this before,
is that we're all artists.
- Terrence Howard

I like to watch mankind in its futile attempt to understand the unknown,
when they don't even understand that which they know.
- Terrence Howard

Every one of us is an artist, and as an artist,
you really can stroll into any venue that you want,
as long as you take your time to learn the etiquette of that venue.
- Terrence Howard

The purpose of my life is being a father to my kids
and being a husband to my wife.
- Terrence Howard

Every artist has to grow, and has to challenge themselves
with a new form of expression.
- Terrence Howard

My future's about trying to be a better man.
- Terrence Howard

I just wanted to be a scientist.
- Terrence Howard

You just drop a character like this that and the other and it's done.
- Terrence Howard

My life's experiences, I've always had,
my uncle used to call it antenna.
I know what's going to happen oftentimes before it
happened when it's involving me.
- Terrence Howard

And right now I may just be living inside the heart of the body,
and I one day hope to move to the brain.
- Terrence Howard

When you hear buzz around the beehive,
you know they're making honey in there.
- Terrence Howard

I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary
in reaching out to ethnic communities.
President Reagan did a lot for the black community
that people don't realize.
- Terrence Howard

And, so yeah, I'll always want to work in independent
films because you're not forced into a category or a formula.
- Terrence Howard

Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which
is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor.
- Terrence Howard

The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist,
is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait,
and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can.
- Terrence Howard

The difference with Cleveland is that the racial tension
was not a casual taste of it.
It was outlandish.
- Terrence Howard

No, most of the decisions that I make with regard to taking roles,
I just look for something that's challenging,
something that I think I can accomplish,
you know.
- Terrence Howard

I am an engineer, but what I find important and necessary
is that you just learn things as you go along.
- Terrence Howard

Every role you play is literally - and I've said this before -
every single role that you play,
the only way you can connect to that character is because
that was a piece of you that was scattered around that yard,
almost like we got caught up in some whirlwind.
- Terrence Howard

And I'm very surprised that all this stuff actually
worked out to where I could have a career in film,
gain the benefit of my education, and be thankful that
I was able to break into my craft as an actor.
- Terrence Howard

We call the Creator father, because we rely upon Him to protect us,
guide us, feed us, keep us warm, to discipline us and all those things.
I try to take my cue from the Creator,
with regard to my children.
- Terrence Howard

I'm trying to make enough money where I can be financially
independent and be able to go and just pursue that
thing that everybody really needs,
just pursue my family and the cause of my family.
- Terrence Howard

The only thing that really matters in the initial part of my career,
the worst mistake I've ever made was try to do things
to please the audience thinking how the audience is
going to respond if I do this.
- Terrence Howard

We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent creatures on the planet,
but then there's another side that can be as harsh
and as ugly as the darkest thing you could imagine seeing.
- Terrence Howard

In every person we meet there's this little piece of
God in them and that's who you talk to.
And that's the only person that you allow to talk to you.
When something else is speaking, you walk away from that.
If it's not good, if it's not love, you walk away from it.
- Terrence Howard

As a child our dreams got scattered all about and all
our future prospects got scattered to so many places,
and we spend our lives trying to find the little pieces
that make up our lives and make up the dreams that
we had as a child that got blown away in the windstorm.
- Terrence Howard

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke


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