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Regina King Quotes

Regina Rene King

Regina King quotes: these are some damn-good quotes.

“Never stop dreaming.”

“Making the tough choice leads you down a beautiful path.”

“Sometimes we can get so caught up in the moment and we don’t ever leave that moment, and that’s how some people get stuck. I don’t know if you ever heard me say, ‘Comfort zones are where dreams go to die.'”

“I’ve always followed my ambition. What is the best way I can summarize ambition? Beyoncé comes to mind, just because she’s a perfect example of dreaming out loud without living too loud. And, of course, getting out of that comfort zone.”

“Every person who has had success and every person who has a lengthy résumé had to have their first shot. We have to give more first shots.”

“You can never be too prepared.”

“We can be so conditioned to see things only a certain way that you begin to think that’s how it is supposed to be.”

“You can’t feel and understand real power unless you feel and understand what it means to empower.”

“I don’t think something is a failure if you put your all into it. I’m a big fan of the saying, ‘Nothing beats a failure but a try.'”

“We know that’s the bottom line: if money is made, the powers that be pay attention.”

“It’s an honest place to be if you don’t understand someone else’s experience, but there’s no way for the other to understand if a conversation or an explanation isn’t made.”

“And just because someone doesn’t understand doesn’t mean they don’t want to.”

“I’m proud to know many men who have already stepped up with help, encouragement and commitments to build diverse crews, but it is going to take many more understanding that it is not okay for them to stand back when they need to be lifting someone up.”

“I like working with people. I like talking to people.”

“My desire to be a career actor was not always my desire. I thought I was going to be a dentist.”

“I had been going on auditions and things like that since I was probably 10-11 years old. Acting was a hobby for me when I started out, or maybe it was because there weren’t a lot of examples of me when I found an interest in this art form.”

“I’m just really thankful to have the chance to portray a character you don’t see every day.”

“And the fact that you must make the movie for yourself because no one else will ever fully appreciate the endeavor, makes it a more rewarding challenge. Each feature I make is my focus at that time.”

“I create my own backstory regardless of if I’m told something about the background or not. There’s always more that you can develop in your head that makes a character more layered, more honest.”

“I’ve tried to be flexible in my career by doing a little bit of everything and that’s worked for me.”

“I’m one of those people where, if I go back and look at it, I’m going to feel like, ‘I wish I would have…’ I need to just leave it on the floor. What’s done is done.”

“I’ve always been selective about materials I choose anyways. Now I can always be called ‘Emmy winner Regina King.’ I think that in this business, it must mean something. Every time someone has won an award, and they’re announcing them or speaking about them, that prefaces their name.”

“I think I’ve been lucky in the regard to have a team that sees me as an artist.”

“If you have the opportunity for your art to meet activism, you shouldn’t pass that up when it comes your way.”

“Women already in the industry cannot think of new colleagues as competition; women need to work together to give a hand up to the next women behind them.”

“I think women supporting women is priceless.”

“Women empowering other women is one of the things that’s right.”

“There is an all-inclusive sisterhood that’s happening right now. Women are supporting, loving, and protecting each other outwardly on a grand scale. It’s a beautiful thing, and it makes my heart smile. And that is powerful.”

“Others don’t need to make their pledge on a ‘big stage.’ Use the microphone and the platform you have, of any size, in any industry, to bring more attention to female-centric accomplishments.”

“I said I’m so grateful for my mom just being adamant about me staying in public school—that is what allowed me to be exposed to so many different types of people. I went to a high school that was by the beach. I elected to do bussing my junior high school years. And my first year of high school, I would take the bus from my neighborhood to the beach schools. And at those schools, you had such a mix of so many types of kids.”

“I learned a lot from my mom. My favorite lesson: remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child; it’s okay to make mistakes.”

“I feel like I was lucky to have a mother that allowed me to dream.”

“The prospect of being able to reinvent myself at any time is what keeps me going. Talk to me five years from now and my title might have another hyphen in it. That’s what keeps me dreaming.”

“I’m working with the I Have a Dream LA Foundation, whose mission is to empower children in low-income communities, helping them get into college and pursue their dreams.”

“It was a gift to have something else that I was passionate about, because at the end of the day, it comes down to the work and the art.”

“I try to eat well, but I don’t deny myself the foods I love. I just eat them in moderation.”

“I want to be around to see my son grow up and to enjoy my grandkids, which means I need to make my health a priority.”

“Every time I wake up healthy, I feel happy and powerful. So every morning I wake up healthy and my family’s healthy, that’s making me feel good.”

“You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.”

“I think it is definitely difficult for any professional being a mother, and a single one at that. It’s hard not having a partner to raise your child. It’s difficult, but far from impossible and we smile more than we cry.”

“I feel like I’m so much more interesting now than I was at 25. I can bring so much more to the table. I think that’s the same for all people. You may not have the stamina that you had at 25, but what you know now? So much better.”

“Especially in this industry, women challenge men much more now because we’re saying, ‘We can do it, too.'”

“My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.”

“A ‘modern mom’ to me is not always someone that juggles a career and family. A modern mom is a woman who takes care of herself on the inside and the outside.”

“If your woman is asleep every time you get home, she’s just really tired. Of you.”

“Shine a light on what’s right in the world as well as what is wrong.”

“I stay in tune with my family and God.”

“I’ve been able to keep hope alive.”

“I want to live a full life. Period.”

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