You know what lasts longer than beauty? Being smart.

— Gabrielle Union

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If we can have drones, we can have brown people on TV, and the world won't end! We need to catch up. We are painfully behind.

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I can't just say one time of the year I'm going to do something different.

I have to commit to a lifestyle behavioral change and just try to be a little bit better today than I was yesterday.

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If someone lacked decency or respect, I didn't allow that person to stay in my world.

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We give a lot of others significance in our lives even when they don't deserve it. It doesn't matter if they're family or if you've known them forever. If they're not good for you, they've got to go.

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Drama can feel like therapy whereas comedy feels like there's been a pressure and a weight lifted off of you. You come to work and you laugh all day, you go home and you feel light and there's a certain feeling when you're sitting with the audience and they leave after 90 minutes and it's just pure escapism and they're happy.

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I've lost a lot. I've lost money, and my reputation has taken a hit for taking the high road to protect my dignity, to protect children, and for other good causes. But I don't think there's ever too steep a price for doing the right thing.

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When someone who loves and cares about me compliments me, I feel more glamorous than when the flashbulbs are going off on the red carpet.

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In Hollywood, you play a mom and instantly, you've got osteoporosis.

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I had to learn - since I'm divorced now and everyone is like, 'Oh my God, you're single, what's going on?' - that if I don't like to spend time with myself, how can I ask someone else to enjoy spending time with me? I'm getting to learn how to enjoy my solitude and have a good time.

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I'm not going to change the world overnight.

It's one person at a time, and hopefully they're people in positions of power who can help people get in those roles and really, truly embrace colorblind casting.

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I drink a gallon of water a day.

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Hollywood needs to recognise all shades of African American beauty.

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About Gabrielle Union

Quotes 62 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

Reality TV looks more like America than movies do.

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My wish for the world would be to end violence against women.

My wish for myself would be for peace of mind.

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I don't get enough sleep so I always have undereye bags.

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I realized I had been keeping people around even when deep down I knew they were bad for me. I had overridden myself.

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In Hollywood, you play a mom, and the next thing you know, you're on 'The Golden Girls.' They age you so fast.

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All minorities think they're immune, but we're absolutely part of the one in five that gets skin cancer! It's a myth, and myths are meant to be debunked!

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The black community in Hollywood is very small and close-knit.

Everyone has a common goal: to make a two-hour movie in 30 days.

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You want to come home to a nice firm bed with the corners tucked in so you start over, like each night is like a new night.

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I want to be Miss USA or Miss America.

I would bring the trophy back to Nebraska. My interests are agriculture and corn. Hey, I'm just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I'm having fun, I'll do it. When it stops being fun, I'll try something else.

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If my real life was half as exciting as what is reported, I would be thrilled.

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I've dated a number of 'mama's boys.'

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In my career, there have been roles I haven't taken because someone involved with the project gave me a bad vibe. I don't care how much money is on the table: No job is worth feeling uneasy every day.

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I just thought acting would be something to help out with my student loans, but my first year as an actress, I made more money than my parents. That's when I realized it could turn into a career. After that, I put everything I had into it.

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I think there's a lot of things that occur within the African-American community, that we would prefer to stay within the African-American community - that we get a little nervous when you start having scenes or dialogue that we know is going to be viewed and heard on a national or global scale.

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My mom is painfully sweet; she's from Nebraska.

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A couple of my friends started having babies, and I thought, 'Maybe one day, with the right guy.' I have to find the guy first.

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I think if we open ourselves to all different kinds of men and all groups, we find a lot more opportunities to love.

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When you want a break from dogs, and you take them to the kennel to the stars, no one thinks you're a bad pet owner. But when you have kids, you can't drop them off for three weeks without someone calling Child Protective Services!

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We all have to let go of the Prince Charming complex and realize he doesn't necessarily exist in the package we assume he'll come in.

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I'm competing with everyone, but it's okay because they're not aware.

I can't shut that impulse off. And I'm glad, because that impulse keeps me on the treadmill. If I didn't have it, I would be like, "Great! Ten minutes! I'm good." But if I'm competing, I can see what level someone's on and I can top it.

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Right now, I don't have the same urges as other women when they see a baby.

When I see children, I see responsibilities, which I don't think I'm quite ready for. I feel the same about puppies. They're cute for a second, but there's a lot of responsibility involved.

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I love TV. I love the stability of it.

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Sometimes it's not even a role that's specifically written for a woman.

It could be a role written for a white man or Asian man, or Latino. If it's something that I feel I could do well, I go after it. Especially if it's nothing that has to be gender or race specific, I'm all over it.

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I'm just riding this train as long as I can.

As long as I'm having fun, I'll do it. When it stops being fun, I'll try something else. Maybe I'll open up a chain of Popeye's Chicken.

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I had been living the life that society tends to dictate for women of a certain age. You marry the person who asks you, even though he may or may not be the best one for you. Around the time that I got divorced, I had an epiphany that there is no blue ribbon or gold medal for living someone else's life, for fulfilling someone else's dreams. It's doesn't make you happy. You just end up with a life that's not yours.

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I date, but the person I date most is myself, unfortunately.

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I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.

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I just kind of assumed that you do a movie and then you leave and you hop onto the next thing. I never thought that people are actually buddies.

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You have to be resilient.

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Drama can feel like therapy whereas comedy feels like there's been a pressure and a weight lifted off of you.

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I love romantic comedies. They're for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There's nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That's not second nature to me, thank God.

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I think I'm drawn to more villain-type characters, because it's so cool to get to say all the things you want to say. In Hollywood, you get to this position where you have to bite your tongue so much. You take all your experiences of not being able to say what you really want to say, and channel that through your character.

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I like directors who have worked as actors. They know the experience.

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I encourage people to ask whatever question you're most interested in hearing the answer to.

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I've been trying to get cast as a lesbian for years.

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Hollywood panders to the 18-to-34 crowd.

That demographic doesn't care about race and the package it comes in. They care about the hottest chick. They just like hot chicks.

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We don't consider black, urban films as 'indies,' though many of them are shot for under $10 million which is kind of the definition of an indie.

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