Zitat des Tages von Denzel Washington:
The time to worrying about flying is when you're on the ground. When you're up in the air, it's too late. No point in worrying about it then.
If you don't trust the pilot, don't go.
I work hard for the audience. It's entertainment. I don't need validation.
I like talking. I like acting.
In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.
I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter.
When I did A Soldier's Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!
Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.
Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it.
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.
I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies.
Growing up I didn't watch movies.
You don't know when you're being watched. That's one of the weird things about celebrity. It's my least favorite part of acting, celebrity.
If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don't just be mad at him or her.
One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy.
I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
In any profession it gets to be a grind.
Michelle Pfeiffer hasn't been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn't like what a woman her age is offered. That's a real double standard. You get Sean Connery, who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn't work the other way around.
The last few years I've been saying I was ready to quit. It wasn't that interesting to me. Now that I'm directing, it's all new again.
I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors, really, just the ones I work with.
Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don't know what a child actor is. She's an actor who's a child.
When people protest and are upset with a movie, it becomes a big hit. They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office. So let's get that going.
Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.
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 had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.
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'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.
I've been fortunate. I don't pick scripts. Scripts pick me.
My role 14 years ago in Richard III - that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it - they have all the fun!
I and haven't been unemployed for 20 years. I'm an exception to the rule.
I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.
You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib.
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.
I played Othello, but I didn't sit around thinking how Laurence Olivier did it when he played it. That wouldn't do me any good.