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Blair Underwood Quotes

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It's about strengthening the relationship and the bond of parent to child.
- Blair Underwood

I tell you one of the great things about this movie is,
with all that's going on around the world right now,
it's just good to go to a movie where you don't have to think too hard,
just have a good time, and relax and be crazy.
- Blair Underwood

So it's a source of fun and a source of pride to have
been a part of this little movie that could.
- Blair Underwood

The hope is they would like to bring it to Broadway next year,
so we'll see that's to come in the end of the finance
year and everybody else and also real estate and what
theaters are available at the time but I would like to come back with it.
- Blair Underwood

 

That is the thing I'm most grateful for in this industry
to be able to spin in those different mediums,
with television, film and the stage -
at this stage of the game.
- Blair Underwood

It's something that was very interesting to me to be
a part of and all of them again because of the relationship.
Some of the superhero movies are better than others.
- Blair Underwood

I think one of the most difficult challenges in show
business is the challenge of longevity and to constantly
realize and reveal what's already been there -
like doing stage and singing and dancing in New York.
I haven't been that far out of my comfort zone in a while.
- Blair Underwood

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I heard we'll get you a pass because we know you're
married to a black woman.
You're married to a sister so we'll give you that pass but also,
those who know me but also if they look at the body of work,
it is the bigger picture.
- Blair Underwood

My son had his eighth birthday recently and we had
a chance to borrow the film and show it to all of his
friends that was at his birthday party and they loved it.
I was a little nervous.
I said they might not even like it, and say his daddy's movie is wack,
but they loved it.
- Blair Underwood

It could be a great script but the director is not
the right person for me to work for at this time.
So there are a lot of elements that come into play and a lot of variables,
but more than anything it's got to be a great script and a great character.
- Blair Underwood

You never know how things will last,
if they will last,
and how people will use them in the future.
It was a fun movie for young people at the time in the 80s;
but it struck a cord with people and it has lasted
so I'm very proud of being a part of that.
- Blair Underwood

I haven't done a lot of things in my career that my kids can watch,
because they are 8, 6 and 3, and they are pretty young;
so given the concepts that the film was about a superhero,
it was a black superhero, and it was a father and son type partnership.
- Blair Underwood

Two packed houses.
I guess the theater sat 2,700 people every night so
it was an amazing experience.
- Blair Underwood

Our deal always was that we did one as scripted always,
we got it like we thought we needed -
so we were all happy with it as written.
Then I'd let him play as long as we had time.
- Blair Underwood

In terms of the black female audience,
usually if you're true to that character but more so
in your body of work if you've proven that you love
your sisters and you proven you will come back home
like in 42.4% they'll give you a pass when you jump ship.
I hear it all the time.
- Blair Underwood

Sex in the City was a different kind of phenomenon
because of the show itself is a phenomenon and to me
that's successful because to resonate with women across
the board for six years and have only one African-American
actor pass through for one episode.
- Blair Underwood

It's a music video but she was real specific on the
character that Mary J. Blige was playing, and that
I was playing in this video and I told her whenever
you get to jump to the big screen I'd love to come
with you and she honored that.
- Blair Underwood

Now it's a fully realized production but for the fact
that we're holding our scripts in our hand and some of us used them,
and some of us didn't and you have to by union rules hold the script.
You don't have to use them but you gotta hold them.
- Blair Underwood

The voice over is a hat you put on right now as opposed
to worrying about going through wardrobe,
and having to look a certain way.
You just got to let your voice do the talking for you.
- Blair Underwood

I won't go into detail but this animated one,
the story line is very cool and the kids seem to love it.
- Blair Underwood

I haven't done a great deal of it but this was a chance
to do more and bring it to that part of the business and even more so,
but the fact that it was a black superhero was really the catalyst to me.
- Blair Underwood

I'll tell you what 20 years teaches you -
is that if one thing doesn't last something else will
come down the pipe and to go from that and to do these films now.
- Blair Underwood

All you can do is do the best you can and I did that.
I had a great time.
I made a product and I was not embarrassed by it at
all so you do it and you move on.
- Blair Underwood

When I doing dinner theater in high school,
I was talking to a woman who had been in the business
for a while and I said I want to act,
that's all I want to do with my life and she said if
you're serious then you need to hone every discipline you can.
- Blair Underwood

I'd rather say no and have said no and do say no often.
I walk away from projects if it doesn't feel right;
if it's not the right team of people pulling in together
or if the script isn't right.
It could be a great idea but the script doesn't work.
- Blair Underwood

My Soul to Keep is the ultimate love story with a black man and a black woman.
I call it the ultimate love story.
It's about an immortal.
We're shooting for this Fall and that's been a six
year development right there.
- Blair Underwood

It's just different discipline, just doing the voice over.
I guess I've done about 5 or 6 audio books in the past
and I do the animated voice for a show called Fatherhood on Nickelodeon.
- Blair Underwood

To be still standing 20 years in this business is a great feeling,
I can't even tell you.
- Blair Underwood

A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring
hardship is finding strength in the Word of God.
- Walter Martin

We will strengthen our security by building missile defense,
restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening
our intelligence officers.
- Mitt Romney

Long Toss!
Far and away themost important drill for strengthening my arm.
- Paul Quantrill

Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to
strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.
- Vladimir Putin

The strengthening of our statehood is,
at times, deliberately interpreted as authoritarianism.
- Vladimir Putin

By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity
and meeting the needs of working families,
we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation.
- Christopher Dodd

Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing
people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being.
- David Blunkett

The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell
grants when the truth is that over the last four years,
their legislation has done the exact opposite.
- John Conyers

They take pride in their schools.
They begin to participate, where, when they are renters,
they don't do that.
So what we're doing by this program is strengthening America.
- Alphonso Jackson

Struggle is strengthening.
Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.
- Ossie Davis

The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we
seem hardly able to attain to without passing through
the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I am committed to strengthening our agricultural economy
by protecting the unique interests of small and medium
size family farms so that they can continue to operate.
- Sue Kelly

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves
with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger,
but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
- Mark Rutherford

Arafat rejected the deal because, as a dictator who
had directed all his energies toward strengthening
the Palestinians hatred toward Israel,
Arafat could not afford to make peace.
- Natan Sharansky

Today, bilateral relations with Britain are excellent,
with cooperation in many areas and both countries continuing
to work on strengthening these ties.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

There's no doubt that the squad needs strengthening
if we are to get back up among the top three because
they are operating on another level to us at the moment.
- Steven Gerrard

I believe I am strengthening the Constitution with my case.
- Michael Newdow

The only means of strengthening one's intellect is
to make up one's mind about nothing,
to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
- John Keats

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve.
Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle.
It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
- Eric Butterworth

Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S.
can improve its international standing and its national
security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships
with moderate Muslim countries.
- Richard Neal

Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed
at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced.
Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem,
which includes strengthening the border patrol.
- Allen West

Past conference topics have included strengthening
the role of fathers in children's lives,
the impact of the media culture on children,
the delicate balance between work and family,
and family involvement in education.
- Tipper Gore

Our focus needs to be on freeing dissidents and continuing
to support the opposition movement within Cuba -
not rewarding Castro and subsidizing and strengthening his totalitarian regime.
- Mel Martinez

In fact, the recent increase in intra-firm trading
enables businesses to shift their activities across borders smoothly,
thereby strengthening the response of economic activity
to exchange rate movements in the long run.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity;
and its introduction as a State function,
though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State,
was really and in principle the initiation of the State's destruction.
- Benjamin Tucker

The Children's Safety Act will help protect children
from the perpetrators of these vile crimes by strengthening
notification requirements for sex offenders and increasing criminal penalties.
- James T. Walsh

For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the
values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full,
productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential,
and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma.
- Brad Henry

We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear,
chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq.
They must be tackled by the international community together,
by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements.
- Anna Lindh

In short, the time has come for us as American and
Iranian citizens to apply our mutual energy,
intellect, and goodwill toward strengthening relations
between our two countries,
as their destinies are intertwined.
- Cyrus Vance

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Prayer is the key of the morning
and the bolt of the evening.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby


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