Zitat des Tages von Will Smith:
There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father - and how come that's not as newsworthy?
I've never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.
I've always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.
My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I'm still a virgin in a lot of ways. I'm not used to being shot down for no reason.
It's quite highly possible that I have peaked. I mean, I just can't imagine what else I could do beyond this. It's really a bittersweet kind of feeling.
I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women.
I don't necessarily believe in organized religion.
I mean, I'm very serious with my kids about them comprehending the intricacies of global finance.
Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
You can cry, ain't no shame in it.
I know how to learn anything I want to learn. I absolutely know that I could learn how to fly the space shuttle because someone else knows how to fly it, and they put it in a book. Give me the book, and I do not need somebody to stand up in front of the class.
I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my 'Will Smith' thing and get paid.
As a child, I watched 'Dallas' and that was my vision for my life for as long as I could remember.
Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
I've trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable and to hide and protect the things that are less likeable.
I think with movies I am really connecting to the Joseph Campbell idea of the collective unconscious.
I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.
I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it.
I want the world to be better because I was here.
In my mind, I've always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y'all just didn't know yet.
For me, there is nothing more valuable than how people feel in a movie theater about a movie.
I don't know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.
I'm a student of patterns. At heart, I'm a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything.
In black neighborhoods, everybody appreciated comedy about real life. In the white community, fantasy was funnier. I started looking for the jokes that were equally hilarious across the board, for totally different reasons.