I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.
Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine
I don't have pet peeves, I have whole kennels of irritation
. . . what I am is a humanist before anything -- before I'm a Jew, before I'm black, before I'm a woman. And my beliefs are for the human race -- they don't exclude anyone.
We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
The art of acting is to be other than what you are.
You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done.
An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything.
Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire.
Art and life are subjective. Not everybody's gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.
I'm fighting the label of Black actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies.
It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do.
I am an artist, art has no color and no sex.
That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in.