I don't see myself as extremely handsome. I just figure I can charm you into liking me.— Wesley Snipes
The most revealing Wesley Snipes quotes that will activate your desire to change
You can put a cat in an oven, but that don't make it a biscuit.
I've reduced a lot of the stress in my life.
I've gotten rid of a lot of things. The light was turned on and a lot of the cockroaches started spinning. I swept them out the door. And sometimes you just have to throw things out because they carry a certain energy.
I used to do puppet theatre and also mime and musical theatre in Florida for competitions and festivals, which was great. I was very much involved in theatre when I was in college.
I grew up in the Bronx. The Bronx teaches you to survive. It's like, 'Bring it on!'
We're conditioned in this country to believe that if there's a problem, the black man is usually the culprit.
My sign is Leo. A Leo has to walk with pride. When he takes a step, he has to put his foot down. You walk into a room and you want people to know your presence, without you doing anything.
You give Frost a message from me. You tell him it's open season on all suckheads.
I had acne late, in college. My skin used to be really flawless. Went to college, became a vegetarian, ate a lot of cheese - big mistake. Here I am trying to be healthy and I'm eating grilled cheese sandwiches and French fries every day, having mad eruptions all over my face.
I don't like perpetuating the stereotype of black males being drug dealers, and criminals.
I'm not looking at an action movie as something where I just jump around and look beautiful and show my muscles. Since there are so few people that do this and have that pedigree, people disregard their contribution.
I have a whole other side that has yet to be seen on screen.
I think that all of us, as Americans, are due due process and have a right to a fair trial, and have a right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. I think that is the American way and it's the foundation upon which this country was built.
Nobody wants to get locked up, although 'locked up' is a matter of perspective.
There can be people who are out who are in prison mentally and emotionally and worse off than those who are behind bars.
People wanted to move to America because of Michael Jackson.
Industry changed, the music industry changed, because of Michael Jackson. That's a gift to us, and, you know, I am concerned that the Good Lord may not send another one because we did not take good care of him.
I've come to the conclusion that beautiful women in the West aren't comfortable finding strength in their femininity. They want to do masculine-oriented things to establish their femininity. It's a contradiction.
I like science fiction and physics, things like that.
Planets being sucked into black holes, and the various vortexes that create possibility, and what happens on the other side of the black hole. To me it's the microcosmic study of the macrocosmic universe in man, and that's why I'm attracted to it.
In the beginning, all I wanted to do was to be a singer and a dancer.
That was my real groove, my real interest. When it came to doing films, my biggest goal was to do a commercial.
I'm proud to be an American. I'm proud to be an African American in America. I've had some interesting experiences: some great, some not so great, but I love it here.
I like to read about different religions - Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism.
If a woman decides she likes me, it would behoove her to take into consideration that my art has had a strong influence on the type of person I am.
I think any man would be nervous if his liberty is at stake.
I've been a law-abiding citizen ever since I grew up in the Bronx, New York.
I love being a dad, it keeps me fit and inspired and children are so funny.
They always supply you with acting material!
Lot of the scripts I've been in with other non-white actors haven't been great.
Lot of non-white actors ain't all that great.
There are so few guys who do action and do it well.
Even fewer who are African-American. Even fewer who have classical-theater training. So a cat like me coming in, I'm bringing all of that to an action movie.
I'm a physical type of actor and love projects in which I can get physical.
The more action, the better.
So: see ya, and I wouldn't wanna be ya.
Internationally, I have as large of a fan base - if not larger - than I have domestically.
A lot of the cats I grew up with in the South Bronx found themselves in sticky situations.
There's a lot of great stuff on television and that's very appealing to actors who want to work, who do good quality and high quality work. But you're always concerned that the time demands on television will interrupt or interfere with your film work.
I think I have kind of a natural magnetism.
I've always been paying my taxes and I've always been trying to comply.
I'm not guilty. You're the one that's guilty. The lawmakers, the politicians, the Colombian drug lords, all you who lobby against making drugs legal. Just like you did with alcohol during Prohibition. You're the one who's guilty. I mean, c'mon, let's kick the ballistics here: ain't no Uzi's made in Harlem. Not one of us in here owns a poppy field. This thing is bigger than Nino Brown. This is big business. This is the American way.
I've been trying to keep the private life private.
Not being savvy or trained on how to do good interviews like a politician, I thought it was wiser to follow my mother's advice: If you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all.
We should be able to go to our government and get clear answers.
The first time I jumped from a plane, I screamed like a woman.
I was two miles up and you could hear me clear as day. Now I love it.
I think of myself as a young prince from a long line of royalty.
Personally I find there is just as much if not more creativity among game makers as there is among feature filmmakers.
I was convicted of three misdemeanors of willful failure to file a form.
In film you have the script months ahead of time often, for a good film, but in television it seems like you might not get the script until a week or two weeks before you've got to film it. It's a little weird, but also quite challenging. It reminds me of repertory theatre.
Well, I'm an artist to the core. And my objective has always been to use my talents and my skills to elevate humanity through my art.
I didn't go into this business to do action because I'm a classically trained actor. But I'm good at kicking and punching.
I never really planned on making action films. It just kind of happened.
I think the key that differentiates the good actors from the mediocre ones that are still trying to come up, is that the good ones know how to listen. It's like being in a jazz band. They know how to listen to what the other musicians are playing. And where to come in and where to sit out. That's my approach to being in an ensemble cast and working with any kind of actors in a scene.
I was never charged with tax evasion. I've never been a tax protester.
I watch a lot of different films. A lot of different performances and I find a lot of little things from the films or things that actors do or people in real life who have behaviors or idiosyncrasies that I like or find interesting and I try to remember that. And then I'll do a prayer. I'll do a prayer to ask the character or the spirit of the character to come and visit me. And let's work together.
Not everybody can do the comic book adaptation thing and make it believable. It is challenging.
There is a bit of arrogance with 'Hollywood' types that doesn't sit well with game developers.