Larry Wilmore quotes

  • During my career as a standup and actor, I realized it was very frustrating for me to get hired because Hollywood was hiring a different kind of brother, you know, and I was doing political humor. In order for me to really have a long career, I'm going to have to learn how to write and produce for myself. I had no idea I was really going to like it and I'm very fortunate to be successful. But the idea was to always eventually create something for myself. That was the idea from the beginning when I went into writing and producing.
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Brother #Writing #Successful

  • We, Catholics, share many of the moral guidelines of Mormons, the difference is you guys take it seriously. When the church says something we don't agree with we say, "Oh don't be so crazy." We just laugh it off.
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Crazy #Differences #Laughing

  • I do believe that the Mormon Church is at kind of an awakening, in two different ways: More people are becoming aware of it, and it's becoming a force to be reckoned with. There's a lot of Mormon converts globally.
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Believe #Two #People

  • My basic political philosophy is, I ain't mad at that. Which basically means I don't have to have a strong opinion about everything. I'm too tired most of the time. Why do I have to take a stand on everything? Sometimes I'm just not mad at it. Like, What do you think about gay marriage? I ain't mad at you, you're gay and you're married: I ain't mad at you, go do it.
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Strong #Philosophy #Tired

  • I don't care if my opinion falls on the right or the left. I'm more of what I call a passionate centrist. I just believe what I believe. I'm not trying to prove anything for the right or the left. Which gives me freedom to make jokes about either side, too.
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Believe #Fall #Giving

  • I don't want to slam somebody else's religion. I mean as a Catholic, we're basically cannibals: We eat Jesus every Sunday, you know? So who am I to say your religion is creepy?
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Jesus #Mean #Sunday

  • You know that sadness and rage you feel about your money? That's the way some of us feel about people.
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Sadness #People #Way

  • Saying slavery was the cause of secession isn't politically correct; it's correct correct.
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Slavery #Causes #Secession

  • The Oscar nominations are out, and they’re so white a grand jury has decided not to indict them,
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #White #Oscars #Nominations

  • I love writing family stories.
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Writing #Stories

  • I started as a standup comic and an actor.
    -- Larry Wilmore

    #Actors #Comic