One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.— James Earl Jones
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There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant, irrevocable bond.
When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that.
Stuttering is painful. In Sunday school, I'd try to read my lessons, and the children behind me were falling on the floor with laughter.
The one constant through all the years has been baseball.
America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again.
If you live in an oppressive society, you've got to be resilient.
You can't let each little thing crush you. You have take every encounter and make yourself larger, rather than allow yourself to be diminished by it.
When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
Don't you try and go through life worried if someone had liked you or not.
You best make sure that they are doing right by you.
Trying to make someone fall in love with you is about as pointless as trying to control who you fall in love with.
There is a very fine line between love and nausea.
Love is just love, it can never be explained.
A man's got to take care of his family.
You live in my house, you sleep your behind on my bedclothes, you put my food in your belly because you are my son; you are my flesh and blood, not because I like you. It is my duty to take care of you. I owe a responsibility to you.
You sang in church, you know, and you didn't act at all.
You tried not to act, you tried to tell the truth. The idea of being a troubadour on the road singing for your supper was very disturbing to him.
The inclusiveness of the Drama League luncheon is one of the most exciting things about it. I get to see old friends and meet new friends. Of course I can't tell who anybody is if they're under the age of 75. So my old friends become my new friends.
My voice is for hire. My endorsement is not for hire. I will do a voice-over, but I cannot endorse without making a different kind of commitment. My politics are very personal and subjective.
The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
We used to be "shiftless and lazy," now we're "fearsome and awesome.
" I think the black man should take pride in that.
You weren't going to the theatre to change the world, but you had a chance to affect the world, the thinking and the feelings of the world.
You don't build a bond without being present.
So I was determined to use my last two years in college doing something I thought I would enjoy, which was acting. And it was probably because there was girls over in the drama school too, you know?
I do not know if it is true that all actors want to direct and all directors want to act, but in 1972 I tried directing and decided I had better stick to acting.
The last thing I want to be is a rich black superstar. I just want to act.
Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack.
I agree with my father, Albert Einstein, don't believe every quote you read on the internet.
Just so you know, there's a space that only you can fill.
Just so you know, I loved you then, I guess I always will.
The one constant in life is baseball
I was preparing myself for the theater, and.
.. I got a little job here and a job there, but it wasn't going well, and I considered some time before the mid-60s that maybe I should consider something else.
I happened to happened to land in a time, in the middle '60s, that without knowing it, and without being told by the history of theater - which we now see from a historical point of view was an explosive time.
Your own need to be shines out of any dream or creation you imagine.
In our resolve to build a better world.
.. we seek to summon what Abraham Lincoln called the better angels of our nature.
If you expect someone else to guide you, you'll be lost.
I found my voice in books.
We children learned responsibility automatically.
Love was just a word to me. Until you came along and gave it meaning.