If you look at how long the Earth has been here, we're living in the blink of an eye. So, whatever it is you want to do, you go out and do it.— Jamie Foxx
The most provocative Jamie Foxx quotes that will activate your desire to change
My homies that are around me never give me that 'star pass'.
I've hung out with some stars who are playing basketball and everyone let's them score all the baskets. Shooting pool, they let them make all the shots. My homies don't let me get away with that.
We can't retract the decisions we've made, we can only affect the decisions we're going to make from here.
(I get to) kill all the white people... How great is that?
all of us feel special inside to where we feel as if we are the best, unique, or blessed. of course this is true, our error in this thought process is we forget that all the other people and all living things are just as special as we feel about ourselve.
Guys don't adapt as well as women do to getting their heart broken for the first time. It's tragic. I really wanted to be in love, get married, have kids and buy a wood-paneled station wagon for the family. But it didn't work out, and, boy, it wrecked it!
If you can, always be appreciative of the ebb and flow of the losses and the wins.
She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams.
And I can't wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you.
In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things.
Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?
I've had to be a man since I was 12 or 13.
I had a job. And I was playing the piano for people twice my age. Handling responsibility is what makes a man a man.
My Grandmother would say, 'Make sure you look good.
Make sure you speak well. Make sure you remain that Southern gentleman that I've taught you to be.'
Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy. And thank you, Ray Charles, for living.
Every two, three years there is a movie about the Holocaust because they want you to remember and they want you to be reminded of what it was. When was the last time you seen a movie about slavery?
The most interesting thing about acting is when you go to the dark places, that's a lot of energy. When you go to the happiest places, it's also a lot of energy.
You have a responsibility to your work, to your choices.
Once you get to a certain level of quality and commitment, you don't want to go back and make Booty Call 7.
When you sing R&B songs in front of an audience, you look out and there's 85% women. I think R&B music is sort of designed for a man singing to a woman. I don't sing it like the sexy thing, but sort of pseudo-sexy. We rally the women together because it's about being independent and things like that.
I think girls have to play a little hard to get because we come with so much bravado.
Doc Rivers been hoarse since birth
Also, I think having that comic gene kind of makes you look at things in a different way. If you take yourself so seriously, eventually you end up one of those people having a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on their lives. You see them drawing the curtains and they don't even realize that they've kind of drifted off somewhere.
if I fail as Jamie Foxx, I'll just change my name and come back as something else.
All of us black comedians are trying to be mainstream, but you don't want to lose the edge.
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.
Lil Wayne is a music god!!!!
What's weird is when you meet a girl who is 23 and you are talking to her, even her voice is high-pitched, she's young. You ask her how old she is, she says, 'Twenty-three, how old are you?' and when I tell her I'm 41 it's like I've just told her I have cancer. It's, 'Oh my God, how long have you had that?'
I wish I could take what I'm feeling right now and put it in the water system, and we would all love each other.
I think there's grays in characters if you look at all the great characters, those characters that have those layers of being good and being bad and what's the struggle. It's always more interesting to watch.
I'd like to say I'm R&B's savior.
You guys have so much energy. I threw a party in Toronto and there were, like, 4,000 people who couldn't get in.
I want to thank my daughter, who told me, 'If you don't win, Dad, you're still good,' ... who taught me how to act.
I didn't have a knee-jerk reaction like some people did to the language and the violence. My stepfather was a history teacher at Lincoln High School in Dallas. So, I was already familiar with the N-word and the brutality of slavery. What I was drawn to was the love story between Django and Broomhilda and how he defends and gets the girl in the end. I thought it was just an amazing and courageous project.
Well, the album 'Intuition' is out and just went platinum officially.
So I think to have the music doing what it's doing right now, man, it's the ultimate. Nobody is really selling records out there but we are at a million records and we dropped it at Christmas, so we are just trying to get that thing to like two million, you know.
A woman's posterior is the key to my heart.
Yeah, anytime anybody has a kid, you know how you feel when you have a kid, you look at the world differently because your kid's in the world now. When it's just you, whatever happens happens but now you pay more attention to political things. You pay more attention to things because your daughter or your son has to deal with these circumstances.
Then I was playing the piano at eight, and that helps you learn about women because most of the people I was playing for were women.
In black comedic culture, there's always been a thing about "Man, I ain't gotta wear a dress to be funny!" But I've done it.
This whole thing called the internet and all this other kind of stuff is about to go crazy. It's all going to change. But, you know what's not going to change? The talented people.
Mike Tyson's life is one of the most amazing American stories.
We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn't have a sort of influence. It does.
I love music. I've always wanted to do music, even when I started out as a comedian.
In looking at Hollywood and its structure, the director controls the medium, and I want to be in control of certain things. I want to be able to get my own ideas and my own feelings out there, and the only way to do that is to be behind the camera.
That's what's great about the arts. Everything inspires you, and you get a chance to grow from watching other people and how they do their work.
I play a slave. How black is that? I have to wear chains. How whack is that? But don’t worry. I get free. I save my wife and I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?
But don't get caught out there looking goofy.
It's weird. When you do something that stinks, it's going to last forever on the Internet. There's always someone in the audience with a camera phone and if you're not 100%, you're going to be watching yourself on YouTube.
We can't wave a magic wand and get rid of any of these people's problems, but what they want is they want to be heard.
Being just an actor, sometimes people are like, "Hey, man, we don't wanna see you no more, in front of the camera," and I don't want that.
What we do in New Orleans, man - we party!
I live young and I keep the weight off of me.
Man, after all my grandma put into me learning the piano, that was a hard day, telling her I was telling jokes for a living.