Barkhad Abdi quotes

  • I was lucky enough to have parents that took me out from country to country and go to school and learn how to be a better person.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #Country #School #Parent

  • The line was originally, ‘Captain Phillips, get a load of me: fancy-free on the seven seas,’ but I ad-libbed.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #Sea #Lines #Fancy

  • When you work with a great director, you realise you are far from being a director.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #Directors #Realising

  • I just want to keep acting and better my craft and see how far it goes.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #Acting #Crafts #Want

  • I left Somalia when I was seven years old, but I witnessed a whole year in a war.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #War #Years #Seven

  • It is weird. A lot of people try to ask me political questions. Im not a politician.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #People #Political #Trying

  • I dont see myself only as a Somali character. I think of myself as an actor, and if the job fits me and I like the story, I will go for it.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #Jobs #Character #Thinking

  • The line was originally, ‘Captain Phillips, get a load of me: fancy-free on the seven seas,’ but I ad-libbed.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #Sea #Lines #Fancy

  • When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #Dream #Dad #Hard Work

  • What I believe will make my acting career successful going forward is hard work. I like to challenge myself. Then it's the people I meet and choosing the projects I want to work on correctly. There's a lot of characters I can play.
    -- Barkhad Abdi

    #Believe #Hard Work #Character