Quotes

15 Inspirational Quotes By Viola Davis

Posted on Fri Feb 16, 2018 Posted By Admin

1.  Sometimes you see how humanity can rise above any kind of cultural ills and hate that a person’s capacity to love and communicate and forgive can be bigger than anything else.
 
2.  I feel that confidence in women – especially young girls of color – but women, in general, is so important. It is so important for us to arm ourselves and become powerful at a very young age.
 
3.  I truly believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
 
4.  We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.
 
5.  I don’t know how I got a great husband. I mean, God just blessed me with that one. Because – trust me – before him, I was not making good choices. So I was just absolutely blessed. I just prayed for that man He’s my secret weapon because he’s so gregarious, and he’s so filled with joy. Me? I can sometimes be more cynical, and I’m very shy.
 
6.  I tell my daughter every morning, ‘Now, what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.’ Because that’s what I’ve learned in the foxhole: What gets you through life is strength of character and strength of spirit and love.
 
7.  That’s why I do what I do, and that’s why I wanted to be an actress from the time I was six years old. If I can’t effectively move people, then I would prefer not to do it.
 
8.  When you grow up poor, you dream of just having a hom, and a bed that’s clean – that’s a sanctuary. Having a really great husband, a child who’s healthy and happy and brings me joy – all of that has been my dream.
 
9.  August Wilson is the one writer that writes about men like my father, who had a fifth grade education, who was a janitor at McDonald’s.
 
10. People who are alone all the time never grow. Those hermits just stay the same. It’s only through relationships. Relationships change us and make us grow.
 
11. You’re only reduced to a cliche if you don’t humanize a character.
 
12. The reason I became an actress is because I wanted my acting to reflect life as it is. I want to put truth on the screen. I want real women to see real women on the screen.
 
13. Can I just tell you, I think it’s the most beautiful thing about young people today, it gives me so much hope for the future, that they don’t really recognize race the way my generation does.

14. I didn’t see myself any different from my white counterparts in school. I just didn’t! I thought I could do what they did. And what I didn’t do well, I thought people were going to give me the opportunity to do well, because maybe they saw my talent, so they would give me a chance. I had no idea that they would see me completely different.
 
15. And this is what was fascinating to me about ‘The Help’; they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.