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Nia Long Quotes

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In terms of Cube I think he's very conscious of the
technical aspect of the business whereas when you're just hired as an actor,
you're not really secure in that part of your work
and you're not really paying attention to where the camera.
- Nia Long

I said 'Brian, no one is going to respect me as a mother after this.'
He said,
'oh no, yes they will, this is a movie,
don't worry about it.' But they're not.
- Nia Long

I have a four year old and I'm telling you we did Nickelodeon
last night and he embarrassed me.
It was like one of those moments when I couldn't believe
my kid is acting like this.
I just had to just like walk away from him because
he was really pushing my buttons.
- Nia Long

I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented,
it's just about this opportunity - it's just about
when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine.
- Nia Long

 

I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough,
I have a reputation of also being the girl next door,
kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is,
it's me on that screen and I don't have control over
everything in this and I'm grateful and thankful.
- Nia Long

They have the big ferris wheel and we've been out of town for two months,
so he just was like, 'Mommy I want to go to Toys R
Us and I don't care if you have a movie coming out and all that.'
He was just being a kid.
But I had to allow him to have that moment.
- Nia Long

We're all in the service business.
If you hire me to do a job I expect everybody else to be where I am.
A little bit of crazy is good.
It keeps things - balanced.
- Nia Long

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I have a beautiful son, I don't regret it,
I'm very proud of the way that we handle our relationship
and the way that we keep our son first and that's our priority.
- Nia Long

You need the words, you need the script,
you need the material, you need the commitment,
you need the passion, it's like we depend on writers,
we depend on producers, directors depend on us and
once things are in the divine order as they happen.
- Nia Long

We haven't even gotten a start date but we'll see what
happens with that and that will be fun.
I've gotten a couple of other things but I'm not really
committing myself to anything yet.
- Nia Long

I was happy she got it and I have to sort of -
and one of the reasons I did Third Watch is because
I wanted to break that thing of just being the pretty
girl and play it down and let it be about the work.
- Nia Long

It's my motor, it's the thing that keeps me going and
so when I have these auditions for these big movies,
I can depend on myself because I've been working consistently.
- Nia Long

I think you grow through your experiences;
you get better as you grow and I'm not nearly where
I think I'm going to be eventually where I inspire
to be and hopefully the opportunities will continue to come.
- Nia Long

Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat.
They'll take the risk after they've seen the finished
product and say oh yeah we want that.
This is a great film but they are hesitant to take
the risk when you just see it on paper.
- Nia Long

I know where I'm going to be, I'm not traveling here
and there and everywhere.
That didn't necessarily prompt me to it but it definitely
opened up my mind of saying okay,
maybe this is a good time to do this.
- Nia Long

I think for me to find that project is going to be
something that I'm going to have to develop for myself.
- Nia Long

I'm not going to live my life unhappy and why should
he and we talk about it and I think what's great about
the film is that it shows is the meaning of family
doesn't have to be as traditional as it once was,
like you can make a family.
- Nia Long

It took a long time to get that film made.
I went in for it almost right after or like maybe six
or seven months after I had my son and actually auditioned
for the Regina King part and they just were like,
'No, you're just - you just don't really seem the part.'
- Nia Long

I don't think you should reprimand your child for everything
you're feeling because for them it's as serious as
when something happens in our day and we get upset about it.
- Nia Long

I've seen some great write ups and I emailed her the
other night because I saw her on an awards show recently.
- Nia Long

First of all when you're a mommy like you like the
consistency of being on a show like that's just peace of mind,
I know I have financial, you know stability.
- Nia Long

It's like going to the gym everyday.
It really is.
I work hard on my craft, I sweat a little bit,
I run a little bit, I might sprain an ankle every now and them,
but it's all good and the more you do it,
the more in shape you are and it's like a machine.
- Nia Long

I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey.
She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn't care,
she wanted her money in a paper bag and don't mess
with me and I've been doing some research on that so.
- Nia Long

He just was being four.
He just was being a child.
He wasn't interested in what my agenda was.
He wanted to do what he wanted to do and it started
because he saw the lights on in Toys R Us.
- Nia Long

I took a little break - I was coming back to work and
the last thing I was going to do was take a step backwards,
so I knew that if I was going to take a feature it
was going to have to be taking a step forward.
- Nia Long

But that we didn't have the level of experience in
terms of working in the industry so you weren't sure
and you needed to see it and this is an industry that
the more you work the better you get and that the more
opportunities you have the better you get.
- Nia Long

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly
terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
- Samuel Butler

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

In terms of fitness and battling through cancer,
exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally.
- Grete Waitz

Just in terms of allocation of time resources,
religion is not very efficient.
There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
- Bill Gates

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human
terms wherein my individuality consists.
In my present human form of consciousness I simply cannot tell.
- Josiah Royce

The resilience of these people is amazing.
I am a great believer that the sooner we get things
up and running in terms of sport in this area,
the better.
- Ian Botham

BUT, in terms of attractiveness, speaking in terms
of physical aspects only I think that Argentinean,
Italian, Mexican, and Spanish men are among the most attractive men.
- Alicia Machado

Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the
field in terms of partners,
but then hire in project management capability and
a bit of technical capability.
- Kevin Rollins

Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona.
I won't deny that.
But I also had a chance to see something in another
country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material.
- Ed Pastor

That it is logical, fair and reasonable to maintain
the purchasing power of an hour's work in terms of
goods and services the employee must purchase in his daily living.
- Charles E. Wilson

Europe has united, China is growing speedily and Russia
possesses immense power in terms of fuel resources.
The US administration cannot do anything about it.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Most controversies would soon be ended,
if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms,
and then adhere to their definitions.
- Tryon Edwards

But in terms of the code by which we go to market -
it's not telling kids to supersize,
we're not selling them, generally, products,
in the advertising we do to them.
- Jim Cantalupo

Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
- Thomas Carlyle

But nobody predicted anything of this magnitude in terms of resistance.
And in part, the magnitude of the resistance was spurred
by our failures in reconstruction.
- Wayne White

When you're born again, your DNA changes.
You have the ability to understand God's terms.
- Bill McCartney

An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection,
and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
- J. D. Salinger

I'm picking and choosing in terms of the stress factor.
If it's not fun, I'm not going to do it.
- Anita Baker

In journalistic terms, syndication is equivalent to
ascending to heaven on a pillar of cloud.
- John Skow

I think the idea that you can go this alone is -
was a huge mistake.
And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms
of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans.
- Michael Chertoff

Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market,
head held high, not crawling in.
Negotiations? Yes.
Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.
- Harold Wilson

Maybe our telling of the story wasn't as clear as it should have been,
but I don't think that's true.
In terms of understanding the story,
it comes across.
- Joel Coen

The dollar went up some eighty percent in real terms
as I recall now or something like that -
from '80 to '85.
- Robert C. Solomon

Tourism is our second biggest industry in terms of the people it employs.
- Ed Rendell

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably
indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
- Christopher Eccleston

The first year or so on The Daily Show is pretty intense in terms of travel.
You're going to the worst places in the country,
talking to the craziest people in the world.
- Rob Corddry

When we use terms we get confused, yet we have no other way.
- Michael Tippett

The candidates we have in this campaign are...
the most accomplished, in terms of public service,
that we've had since 1960.
One of them will be successful.
- Hillary Clinton

No philosopher understands his predecessors until he
has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.
- Peter Frederick Strawson

If there was any one achievement, it would be that
we've have done it on our own terms.
- Alex Lifeson

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.
It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

We launch when we're kind of in the same orbit that
they are in terms of being matched up in inclination in space,
and we're just in a little different altitude.
- Linda M. Godwin

Cops and robbers resemble each other,
so there's not a lot to learn in terms of learning
the logistics of committing the crime or investigating the crime.
- Andre Braugher


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