Lenny Henry quotes

  • The filming of Shakespeare is always problematic, because he hates posing for the camera
    -- Lenny Henry

    #Hate #Cameras #Posing

  • They don't make red noses to fit black people. I have a wide nose like a Volkswagen and I have never had a red nose that fitted me.
    -- Lenny Henry

    #People #Black #Noses

  • Ecstasy is a drug so powerful, it makes white people think they can dance.
    -- Lenny Henry

    #Powerful #Thinking #White

  • That's where depression hits you most - your home life. It doesn't affect your work. I can't do this zany, wacky, funny thing any more. I haven't been like that for a long time.
    -- Lenny Henry

    #Depression #Home #Funny Things

  • I've been to Africa many times in the past 20 years, but I can't believe this is the first time since the very first Red Nose Day, that I've been back to Ethiopia. The last time I was here was just after the famine and it was crazy, there were people all over the place, kids without families, aid workers, camera crews.
    -- Lenny Henry

    #Crazy #Believe #Kids

  • It was really bizarre. I was learning how to be a black guy from a white guy pretending to be a black man.
    -- Lenny Henry

    #Men #White #Guy

  • My voice was pretty good almost all through Othello. Alexander Technique really helped my posture and focus.
    -- Lenny Henry

    #Voice #Focus #Technique

  • I love writing, but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, 'You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, Giftless. I'm not your agent and I'm not your mommy: I'm a white piece of paper. You wanna dance with me?' and I really, really don't. I'll go peaceable-like.

  • I know you love her. I’ve never seen you act this crazed in your life. I get that. But Nan hates her. If you love Blaire then protect her from the venom that is dripping from your sister’s fangs. Or I will.

  • Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more...

  • As an actor, if you're just sitting and staring and you don't know who you are in your own mind, it's vacant. And sometimes the camera is an X-ray machine, it can pick it up.

  • Forget the camera, forget the lens, forget all of that. With any four-dollar camera, you can capture the best picture.

  • Screen work always boils down to that moment between the camera and the actor or the actors. It always boils down to that, ultimately. You serve the camera.

  • I bought a camera with my first ever paycheck.

  • Not many people can boast a photo of their grandmother posing for kiddiporn.

  • The filming of Shakespeare is always problematic, because he hates posing for the camera

  • An aphorism is a personal observation inflated into a universal truth, a private posing as a general.