Jaleel White quotes

  • You should never be afraid to be yourself, under any circumstances. The genre of cool is fleeting. What's cool today will not be cool a year from now. If you're yourself, you'll be at peace with yourself.
    -- Jaleel White

    #Being Yourself #Years #Fleeting

  • You have to be respectful of pop culture, because people interpret it in the way they want.
    -- Jaleel White

    #People #Culture #Want

  • Writing is still on my slate.
    -- Jaleel White

    #Writing #Stills

  • You need fans in high places, I always tell people. I don't care how talented you are.
    -- Jaleel White

    #People #Fans #Needs

  • The conventions of an almighty agency tapping you for greatness and signing you up and telling you this is going to be the next big thing; that has not been my career.
    -- Jaleel White

    #Greatness #Agency #Careers

  • Sometimes, when you're not getting a whole lot of attention, you're actually walking the right path.
    -- Jaleel White

    #Attention #Path #Sometimes

  • It's very important that your parents have careers of their own. When the kid becomes the breadwinner of the household, that's when you have problems.
    -- Jaleel White

    #Kids #Parent #Important

  • A lot of people don't know me. I was a man in a suit for many years, but it's really gonna work to my advantage and I've always known that. I'm turning 30 in a month... that's something for me to look at. Generally when people see me and greet me, they're kind of astonished at what I really am. It's all about playing character and really becoming somebody else. I've always said, "Acting is nothing more than paid schizophrenia if you're doing it right.".
    -- Jaleel White

    #Character #Men #People

  • So, the advice that I would always give is make sure you've got your own career, before you put your child in the business.
    -- Jaleel White

    #Children #Giving #Advice

  • Fame will take care of itself. One thing I've learned about fame is that, hey, you can't control it. You don't know how you're going to be received or perceived when you step out of a car, when you arrive some place. And you never really know how big something is going to get, so you have to set some standards for yourself, and just abide by those.
    -- Jaleel White

    #Car #Fame #Hey You

  • What I've kind of learned about comedy is that when comedy gets too expensive it might not be funny. Sometimes it's good to keep the conditions where you're pressed for time and it's just about getting the work done, as opposed to how much things are we eating on the set.
    -- Jaleel White

    #Done #Comedy #Kind

  • I don't need to play villains or anything like that to show people that I'm different. I just want to be a part of stories that hold up over time. Too much of this stuff is forgettable. When it comes to being an actor, I don't know how good I am but I always say this, I've never been the problem in the cast. I just want to keep that streak up and do more projects in the future, that's it.
    -- Jaleel White

    #People #Different #Problem

  • In L.A., the waiters think they're stars. Everybody's always trying to pretend that they see stars every day, so there tends to be a false blas' about celebrity sightings in L.A. In some ways, that's a good thing, because it allows you to walk around.
    -- Jaleel White

    #Thinking #Trying #Good Things