Movies are too literal.

Movies make you immortal and ageless.

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.

Movies cater to what the audiences want.

Movies have influenced all writers, not just thriller writers.

Movies are my bread and butter and my inherent passion.

Movies are an expensive business.

Movies can't ruin books. They can only ruin movies.

Movies were a struggle for me - they didn't come easy.

Movies absorb our attention more completely, I think.

Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life.

Movies aren't machines. They interact with our brains.

Movies are terrifically optimistic enterprises.

Movies usually find me, but I'm open to anything.

Movies are very subjective.

Movies are about escape.

Movies are like magic tricks.

Movies have takes. But plays are like life - you don't really get takes.

Movies are dreams! And they work on you subliminally.

Movies like 'Westworld' used ideas I'd thought of a long time ago.

Movies can be instruments of enlightenment.

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.

When you are making an independent film, money is never an issue.

When you know what an actor has, you can reach in and arouse it. If you don't know what he has, you don't know what the hell is going on.

When I was five I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress.

What's fascinating is, people in Washington would rather spend time in Hollywood, and people in Hollywood would rather spend time in Washington.

I would have absolutely messed up 'The Matrix'.

I think with movies I am really connecting to the Joseph Campbell idea of the collective unconscious.

I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that's where I thrive.

I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.

I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my 'Will Smith' thing and get pai

I feel fine, I don't care who the director is. All you have to do is know what your doing - all of us - everybody in the business - that's all you ask anyone - you know your job, I know mine, let's go do it.

I don't know what my favorite film of mine is... But I think the most important film I was in was 'Glory'.

I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe.

Give me something interesting to play and I'm happy.

And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.

And finding the hat, I always like to find the hat. And then props just dress the set. It's all fabulous.

All my life, all my life that I can, as far back as I can remember, I saw my first movie when I was six years old. And since then I wanted to do that. I wanted to be a part of that.

Acting means living, it's all I do and all I'm good at. If I weren't getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere.