My faith helps me understand that circumstances don't dictate my happiness, my inner peace.
You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.
I think a role model is a mentor - someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.
I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.
You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib.
I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially.
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
When I was a child I thought I saw an angel. It had wings and kinda looked like my sister. I opened the door so some light could come into the room, and it sort of faded away. My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel.
In any profession it gets to be a grind.
Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are.
Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.
I'm very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That's my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it's not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question.
My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.
I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office.
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