” A lot of times, we are trapped by our own false sense of security. You can do whatever it is you put your mind to. Your goal is to find your purpose. “


” When I’m acting, I’m just worried about that piece of the pie, contributing to the whole. But when you’re directing, you… get the vision out of your head and on the stage. “


” I love the idea of live theater the best because you are sitting there with the community in the dark, looking at the light, and that’s really – you can’t get any higher than that. “


” When I’m working in television, I’ve learned you’ve got to work fast. You don’t have time to rehearse, you don’t have time to just mess around. You’ve got to move quickly. So I pick that up from that world, and I also pick up the idea of development of character and development of situations. “


” I love film because you have the last word. I never get that on stage because you’ve got to really believe, you’ve got to get the actors to trust you, and they have to believe in you, and then hopefully they will when you open the show. “


” As I tell young people in workshops, ‘It’s your country. If you came here on the bottom of a slave ship, if your people came here seeking political freedom – however your folks got here – it belongs to you just as much as it belongs to anyone, so claim it. It’s your birthright. America belongs to every person who is here. “


” I’ve directed ‘Raisin in the Sun’ five times. You keep discovering things. You keep on seeing things in the script that you never saw before. That’s what great pieces of art do. “


” I tried to stay off the stage, but you know, I’m an actor, I’m an artist. “


” As an artist, you’re thankful to get a shot at a story more than once, because it doesn’t happen all the time. Whether you talk about ‘Hamlet’ or ‘Death of a Salesman,’ you always want to see what the next group of actors will do. “


” I always approach every play based on the cast. When Denzel and I did ‘Fences,’ I didn’t go to rehearsals and say, ‘OK, James Earl Jones did a wonderful job in ’87. Let me see if you can come close to James Earl Jones. “



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A lot of times, we are trapped by our own false sense of security. You can do whatever it is you put your mind to. Your goal is to find your purpose.
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I love the idea of live theater the best because you are sitting there with the community in the dark, looking at the light, and that
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I love film because you have the last word. I never get that on stage because you
As I tell young people in workshops,
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I tried to stay off the stage, but you know, I
As an artist, you
I always approach every play based on the cast. When Denzel and I did
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