Terrence Howard quotes

  • Every one of us is an artist, and as an artist, you really can stroll into any venue that you want, as long as you take your time to learn the etiquette of that venue.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Artist #Long #Want

  • If a relationship is built on sexuality, it won't last long.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Long #Lasts #Sexuality

  • Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Way #Sometimes

  • I don't believe in premarital sex. It enabled me to date three or four women at the same time, because as long as I wasn't having sex with them, I could always just walk away.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Sex #Believe #Long

  • Every artist has to grow, and has to challenge themselves with a new form of expression
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Artist #Expression #Challenges

  • When you feel betrayed by someone that you trust the most, as an actor, you look for something that's going to let you express some of your inner emotions and anger.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Betrayed #Looks #Actors

  • As a child our dreams got scattered all about and all our future prospects got scattered to so many places, and we spend our lives trying to find the little pieces that make up our lives and make up the dreams that we had as a child that got blown away in the windstorm
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Dream #Children #Trying

  • I knew that one movie could either kill my career or give birth to it. It's the same thing with Nelson. If you fail at Nelson [movie about nelson Mandela], you don't get to comeback and say, 'Well, I was trying. Let me do it again.' There are no re-takes.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Careers #Giving #Trying

  • Having gandchildren you see the world through much broader perspectives. And you're more aware of your actions your thoughts and how it will affect your family. And the families around your family. You have to be a lot more careful. But you also relax a little bit. Because, you know, you've done your duty. I've reproduced and my reproductions have reproduced.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Perspective #Relax #Done

  • But George Lucas is carrying about Black actors, about Black men, about Black history, which really incorporates and tells all of history. You can't take one race out without eliminating every other race if you're going to tell the story of the human race.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Men #Race #Black History

  • If we [black people] do not show up and support the march towards cinematic equality, the march towards being on a level at - we don't even have to be higher than whites, but to be viewed in the same common thread of this is a professional, these are stories that people are interested in, instead of being fed the same old BS dogma that's been fed and the studios have used.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #People #Support #Black

  • The most important thing I can teach my kids is that you can't put your value in looks. Presence is based upon magnitude. You can pretend to have an air about you but it is quickly deflated, you cannot deflate presence. Presence walks into a room and surrounds and fills anything that's in that room without trying to demand it, it takes over. It can come from a smile. Like I said, love makes you beautiful. What is beautiful radiates.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Beautiful #Kids #Trying

  • I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Police #Abuse #Natural

  • All the things we have to remember, and I've mentioned this before, is that we're all artists
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Artist #Remember

  • I like to watch mankind in its futile attempt to understand the unknown, when they don't even understand that which they know
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Watches #Mankind

  • I can't tell you if one day I'll be standing up there with an Oscar or directing, but I am going to be the best human being I possibly can
    -- Terrence Howard

    #One Day #Oscars #Being The Best

  • Every little job becomes a dream, and you don't recall it anymore, and maybe you might have a deja vu moment, but it's like something you dreamed earlier
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Dream #Jobs #Littles

  • Every role you play is literally - and I've said this before - every single role that you play, the only way you can connect to that character is because that was a piece of you that was scattered around that yard, almost like we got caught up in some whirlwind
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Character #Play #Roles

  • You keep knocking on the devil's door long enough and sooner or later someone's gonna answer you.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Doors #Long #Devil

  • I don't have any love for this business or the game or for acting. This is my day job.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Jobs #Games #Acting

  • I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary in reaching out to ethnic communities. President Reagan did a lot for the black community that people don't realize.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Thinking #Usa #People

  • I am an engineer, but what I find important and necessary is that you just learn things as you go along.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Important

  • So I show appreciation for the little gifts that have been handed to me.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Appreciation #Littles #Shows

  • The only thing that really matters in the initial part of my career, the worst mistake I've ever made was try to do things to please the audience thinking how the audience is going to respond if I do this.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Mistake #Thinking #Careers

  • The purpose of my life is being a father to my kids and being a husband to my wife.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Husband #Father #Kids

  • I'm damn near 37 years old, and I'm jumping up and down on the bed like my 10-year-old. I was a wild man
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Men #Years #Jumping

  • Don't just view me as an actor
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Views #Actors

  • And, so yeah, I'll always want to work in independent films because you're not forced into a category or a formula
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Independent #Want #Film

  • In every person we meet there's this little piece of God in them and that's who you talk to. And that's the only person that you allow to talk to you. When something else is speaking, you walk away from that. If it's not good, if it's not love, you walk away from it
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Love You #Littles #Pieces

  • My future's about trying to be a better man
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Men #Trying #My Future

  • They say everybody gets 15 minutes. I hope I'm just inside the first minute and the next 14 go really slow.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Inspirational #Next #Firsts

  • My life's experiences, I've always had, my uncle used to call it antenna. I know what's going to happen oftentimes before it happened when it's involving me
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Uncles #Antenna #Used

  • Toilet paper - and no baby wipes - in the bathroom. If they're using dry paper, they aren't washing all of themselves. It's just unclean. So if I go in a woman's house and see the toilet paper there, I'll explain this. And if she doesn't make the adjustment to baby wipes, I'll know she's not completely clean.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Baby #House #Wipe

  • I like women who look like me. Generally, you're attracted to women who look like you, because the most beautiful thing in nature is your own reflection.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Beautiful #Reflection #Looks

  • Dating black women will ruin your life
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Dating #Black #Ruins

  • The difference with Cleveland is that the racial tension was not a casual taste of it. It was outlandish.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Differences #Taste #Cleveland

  • The Oscar is the fantasy that you're afraid to believe in, but in the secrecy of your little dark room, you dream and wait for it.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Dream #Believe #Dark

  • I want to be the condensation on the glass. I want to be that phenomenon that takes place between hot and cold.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Glasses #Want #Hot

  • The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist, is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait, and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Beautiful #Artist #Self

  • We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent creatures on the planet, but then there's another side that can be as harsh and as ugly as the darkest thing you could imagine seeing.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Beautiful #Sides #Ugly

  • You just drop a character like this that and the other and it's done.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Character #Done

  • We call the Creator father, because we rely upon Him to protect us, guide us, feed us, keep us warm, to discipline us and all those things. I try to take my cue from the Creator, with regard to my children.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Children #Father #Discipline

  • I'm trying to make enough money where I can be financially independent and be able to go and just pursue that thing that everybody really needs, just pursue my family and the cause of my family
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Independent #Trying #Able

  • No, most of the decisions that I make with regard to taking roles, I just look for something that's challenging, something that I think I can accomplish, you know
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Thinking #Decision #Challenges

  • When you hear buzz around the beehive, you know they're making honey in there.
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Honey #Buzz

  • I just wanted to be a scientist
    -- Terrence Howard

    #Scientist #Wanted