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Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes

I meant to behave but there were too many other options
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Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future
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You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
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I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
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When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew
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I think fear is a very healthy motivator  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I was attracted to ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ because of the story  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) Reporters tend to launch on what seems to be the clearest, most stark aspects of someone’s life in terms of an interview.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) Different people approach the universe in different ways, but they also approach their own expectations in different ways.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) This is going to sound completely absurd, but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn’t ever surpassed the joy of doing the work, of making it. The doing it is really the bit I’m there for.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) A lot of people ask me about my father’s passing when I was young, which I’m never comfortable with. I invariably move around that subject.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I started off doing plays as a theater actor. But I never thought of it in terms of it leading anywhere. I was just trying to be the best actor that I could be in the context of what I was doing.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) As a child, I was just never that interested in the lives of my favourite actors, like Cary Grant. I do wonder whether knowing too much about someone’s personal life interrupts an audience’s ability to suspend disbelief, to really invest in the characters. My preference would always be that people engage with the work.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I believe people instinctively know that about writing, yet people get confused about that when it comes to acting.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) There’s a catharsis in cutting down trees. But there’s absolutely none of that in picking cotton. It’s maddening! It’s fiddly, and it pricks your fingers, and it’s something that’s a very hard skill if you have no alacrity for it.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I love the theater community and theater life, and would love to figure out the distinctive differences between Broadway and the West End.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) From deep in the slave hut is somebody calling over 150 years to all of our experiences and all of our ideas on human respect, and all of our ideas on dignity. And I felt like that’s just incredibly powerful.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) The inherited tradition is that we don’t tell stories about slavery from the perspective of the slave. It’s told through the president or the lawyer.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) That global poverty would end. That people would be able to eat. It’s the worst shame in the world that people go hungry.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I loved reading when I was young. I was just completely taken by stories. And I remember taking that into English literature at school and taking that into Shakespeare and finding that opened up a whole world of self-expression to me that I didn’t have access to previously.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) If you’re looking at people like Patrice Lumumba, you are looking at people who had a very definite plan, and events overran them.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I was probably 14 or 15 when I was first on stage at school doing ‘Measure for Measure.’ I immediately felt it was a great way of expressing oneself at a moment when I didn’t think I could express myself, really. I suddenly had access to this range of emotions and thoughts and feelings that were there in me. I was surprised by that.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) Ridley creates a very immersive world, so when you walk up to a Ridley Scott film set you’re in Ridley Scott’s imagination, and it’s a really comfortable, cool place to be.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I have always been very fortunate in my working life in terms of the, I say that like I’ve not been fortunate at all in my private life.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) We always want to live in an environment where there’s no artificial block to good work  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I feel that I don’t have to wait around for good scripts anymore, that I can get things moving more quickly. I can ring up directors I like and say I’m keen to work with them, which is pretty great.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I was the classic middle child in some ways, the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe.  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) If you’re looking at people like Patrice Lumumba, you are looking at people who had a very definite plan, and events overran them  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) It’s hard to tell the story if you’re not involved yourself, emotionally  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) The inherited tradition is that we don’t tell stories about slavery from the perspective of the slave. It’s told through the president or the lawyer  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I’ve always been a believer in research. It’s great to have an instinctual human reaction to a character, too, of course, but it has to be countered with knowledge and understanding  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I was the classic middle child in some ways, the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I became an actor by doing school plays and youth theaters, and then National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. And then I did study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. For me that was a good way to enter the field, to work in the theater  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) I was already devouring literature and I was the ripe old age of 15 when I decided to be an actor. I just thought plays were the most fantastic way of expressing life. I thought I’d discovered Shakespeare - ‘hey, there’s a new guy in town, don’t know if anyone’s read him.’ I was just excited about the whole thing, from day one  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes) Id never really considered film. If Id thought about film more growing up, I probably would have changed my name. I had no concept of my name in lights  (Chiwetel Ejiofor Quotes)
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