Zitat des Tages von Hill Harper:
There will always be crazy things that happen in our lives, but love is the central connector. If we commit to love and partnership, the other stuff doesn't matter.
When I'm acting, that's all I'm doing. When I'm not acting, I'm not thinking about acting. If I'm writing, I'm just writing.
There are so many actors that I meet that don't act enough. Definitely take class, definitely train - that's the most important thing you do. Build your craft. Become better.
The wealth cure is looking at your life step by step - making a diagnosis and saying, 'Am I using money or is money using me?'
Gabrielle Union is my best friend.
I've gotten a firsthand view at the destruction that black men and black women not being able to stay and build healthy relationships has had on the black family and black children.
Poverty existed before January 20, 2008, OK? Before President Obama took office.
I champion the idea of being more conscious. I call it being an active architect of your own life. Building your life like an architect builds a structure.
You can't have justice unless you have truth.
My favorite vacation spot is a beautiful beach. I've been to many, many beaches on many continents: Mombasa, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, Mexico and the U.S. What's beautiful about beach communities is for whatever reason, they feel like vacation to me.
I love making films, but the best roles are hard to come by.
I'm not telling anyone, 'Quit your job and be homeless to go for your dream.'
All work and no play make any forensic pathologist a dull boy.
Since I'm in the entertainment business, I think I have to hold a mirror up to myself and say, 'Am I complicit in miseducating and misinforming our youth by participating in this business, or can I use this business to re-educate and uplift?'
In acting class, teachers talk about how the 'givens' of a situation help define a character.
Roles make the actor.
Men and women can absolutely be friends, and that's what we need to be. Part of the problem is that we aren't friends enough. Our relationships are negotiations, and that is not friendship.
I've been trying to make a difference as an actor. I want to play characters that move people, have them look at their lives differently, or give them an escape.
Credit card interest payments are the dumbest money of all.
My first two books, 'Letters to a Young Brother' and 'Letters to a Young Sister,' were... distributed pretty widely. Judges in juvenile justice facilities started citing the book as required reading.
Here's the deal: I believe - and I attempt to live my life this way - we all have more time than we think we do. We all waste so much time.
The thing about our country, Americans, and New Yorkers in particular, we all want to help. There's real folks who want to help. The problem is, they don't know how. They don't know how to get involved.
I'm really proud of the characters I've been able to play. Certainly, playing the character on 'CSI' as Dr. Sherman Hawkes is a wonderful stereotype-busting role.
You're writing your life as you go - the question becomes, how do you want to write your life?
On 'CSI: NY,' the audience knew I was a really good guy, and I caught the bad guy.
On the male side of my family, cancer has been very insidious, and so I'm just attempting to live a lifestyle that doesn't follow in their footsteps.
The word 'courage,' one of my favorite words, the root or the etymology of that word is 'cour,' which means heart. I think true courage is actually following your heart and not getting or succumbing to what other people's definition of what your life should be. Live your life.
If you have a debt issue or credit card issue, start dealing with it. If you have a tax issue, don't just say, 'I'm not going to file.' There are ways to deal with these things, but you must communicate with your creditors, whether it's a credit card company or tax department.
People always want to think that because you're not from a certain circumstance, you can't relate. That's ridiculous.
Let me tell you, if you're ever making a decision and the principle reason you'll do it is because of money, then it is absolutely the incorrect decision.
Fundamentally, we all want the same thing. We want to love. We want to be loved, and we want to matter.
The longer you hold a dollar, the longer you hold money, the more valuable it becomes over time. So the younger you are, the more ability you have to hold money longer term.
Voting is an individual, personal thing.
Once you have a felony conviction on your record, one of the most difficult things to do is to break the cycle of recidivism.
I've made money in real estate, hotel, and restaurant investments.
My parents both are physicians, and my grandfathers were both physicians.