” Sometimes you see how humanity can rise above any kind of cultural ills and hate that a person’s capacity to love and communicate and forgive can be bigger than anything else. “


” I heard about the book and I said, ‘Oh my god, I’ve got to read this book,’ and I didn’t know that a white woman wrote it. Nobody said that to me, they just said, ‘The Help – Oh my god, you’ve got to read it.’ Everyone failed to mention it was a white woman, I think, because nobody really wants to talk about race. “


” Well, first of all, you read the script a million times. Because what the script gives you are given circumstances. Given circumstances are all the facts of your character. “


” When you’re working as an actor, you don’t think that when you get out of school, it’s going to be so hard to get a job. Just to get a job. Any job. Whatsoever. You don’t think that people are going to see you in a certain way. “


” I do believe that there are African Americans who have thick accents. My mom has a thick accent, my relatives have thick accents. But sometimes you have to adjust when you go into the world of film, TV, theatre, in order to make it accessible to people. “


” Your internal dialogue has got to be different from what you say. And, you know, in film, hopefully that registers and speaks volumes. It’s always the unspoken word and what’s happening behind someone’s eyes that makes it so rich. “


” I love Wal-Mart. You can put that down. I love Wal-Mart. My husband and I hang out there. “


” In life, you know, they do this in focus groups, if you were in such and such circumstance, what would you do? Well, you never know what you’re going do unless you’re faced with it. “


” Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Goes to Jail!’ Which, I have to tell you, of everything that I’ve ever done in my career, that’s the only thing that’s perked up the ears of my nieces and nephews. That is it, that’s done it for them. That made me a bona fide star in their eyes! “


” I worked in television, I’m the Failed Pilot Queen, I’ve done so many television shows, pilots, theater… when you do it for so long, I’m telling you, you get to the point where it becomes varied because you take what’s available for a number of reasons. It’s just an occupational hazard. “


” Sometimes you take a job for the money, sometimes you take it for the location, sometimes you take it for the script, there are just a number of reasons, and ultimately what you see is the whole landscape of it. But I can tell you from behind the scenes – that’s what it is, as an actor. “


” The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement, and they want it to feed your shame. “


” To the predators… Weinstein, the stranger, the relative, the boyfriend… I say to you, ‘You can choose your sin but you don’t get to choose the consequences.’ To the victims… I see you. I believe you… and I’m listening. “


” What do you want? What do you want your life to be? What do you want your testimony to be? Go for it! “



All 14 Viola Davis Quotes about You in picture


Sometimes you see how humanity can rise above any kind of cultural ills and hate that a person
I heard about the book and I said,


Well, first of all, you read the script a million times. Because what the script gives you are given circumstances. Given circumstances are all the facts of your character.
When you
I do believe that there are African Americans who have thick accents. My mom has a thick accent, my relatives have thick accents. But sometimes you have to adjust when you go into the world of film, TV, theatre, in order to make it accessible to people.
Your internal dialogue has got to be different from what you say. And, you know, in film, hopefully that registers and speaks volumes. It
I love Wal-Mart. You can put that down. I love Wal-Mart. My husband and I hang out there.
In life, you know, they do this in focus groups, if you were in such and such circumstance, what would you do? Well, you never know what you
Tyler Perry
I worked in television, I
Sometimes you take a job for the money, sometimes you take it for the location, sometimes you take it for the script, there are just a number of reasons, and ultimately what you see is the whole landscape of it. But I can tell you from behind the scenes - that
The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement, and they want it to feed your shame.
To the predators... Weinstein, the stranger, the relative, the boyfriend... I say to you,
What do you want? What do you want your life to be? What do you want your testimony to be? Go for it!
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