Another Black Label motto. That's what I think life is. It's just another bridge to cross. You ask no questions. Whatever work it is you gotta do you gotta go over it under it through it around it to do it.
It's hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell 'em they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's gonna wanna do that? Because that's what poverty is ladies and gentlemen. In this country you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period.
It's just an unhealthy way to approach something trying to outdo your last thing. You've gotta trust evolution you've gotta trust that the bar is moving that you don't need to force the bar. It'll just happen.
It's no good being nice and young and naive. There's no good in that at all. You've got to do it all yourself and you've gotta learn quick. And you can't look for sympathy either.
There's something so romantic about being broke in New York. You gotta do it. You have to live there once without any money and then you have to live there when you have money. Let me tell you of the two the latter is far better.
You don't have to call it God or Jesus. That's religious humbug to a lot of people but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life.
I kinda see my current position like this: Here's your five minutes in the toy store so you gotta do all the good movies you can before 'Chuck Woolery' rings the bell.
A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite the male ego.
I guess you kind of got to realize that once you in a marriage whatever it is you gotta deal with it. Not necessarily that you got to accept it but you have to deal with it and try your best to make it work for you for the both of you.
I like America just as everybody else does. I love America I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
You gotta love livin' baby 'cause dyin' is a pain in the ass.
So if you stay ready you ain't gotta get ready and that is how I run my life.
Money isn't the most important thing in life but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale.
It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave.
Of course I'd like to produce and direct a blockbuster but you gotta build up to that. So now I'm learning from a bunch of little movies. And it's more fun with smaller pictures. It's more creative.
I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting re-elected.
In the inner city there's a mentality that the government owes you something. My breakthrough came when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and took responsibility for every part of my life. No more pity parties. I've gotta love me more than anybody else loves me.
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
Do you want me to apologize after every joke? If it doesn't offend somebody it's probably not a joke. It's probably an observation that's not funny. It's gotta offend somebody somewhere.
Gotta stay in the gym stay funny stay sharp. I just love working.
You can't make everybody laugh. You gotta just do what you think is funny. Just be obstreperous to everybody.
So that's why one of my rules of parody writing is that it's gotta be funny regardless of whether you know the source material. It has to work on its own merit.
You know what? I never really factor Hollywood into anything. I'm a black actor so I can't really control what Hollywood thinks. I gotta go do my thing and my jokes have got to be funny. Whatever I do has got to be great.
You know we don't have any decorative sprigs of rosemary we're not placing little matchstick radishes onto an hors d'oeuvre... The food's gotta taste good. The concept's gotta taste good.