Samuel L Jackson quotes

Just ’cause you pour syrup on something doesn’t make it pancakes.

Take a stand for what’s right. Raise a ruckus and make a change. You may not always be popular, but you’ll be part of something larger and bigger and greater than yourself. Besides, making history is extremely cool.

If you do not have courage, you may not have the opportunity to use any of your other virtues.

You ain’t got but one life. You ought to live it the way you want.

Anyone who tells you money can’t buy happiness never had any.

Everybody has to learn that the world works in very specific ways, and you’re not in charge of it.

I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.

If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it.

The best advice that was given to me was that I had to be 10 times smarter, braver and more polite to be equal. So I did.

I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.

I’m not as angry as I used to be. But I can get in touch with that anger pretty quickly if I feel my space is being invaded or somebody is not treating me with the respect that I think I want.

Just because people don’t trust people doesn’t mean [they] don’t like them. There are lots of paranoid people in the world. You figure out their personalities and make them work.

The certainty that life cannot be long, and the probability that it will be much shorter than nature allows, ought to awaken every man to the active prosecution of whatever he is desirous to perform.

I never did one thing right in my life, you know that? Not one. That takes skill.

Those that have loved longest love best.

People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one’s soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you.

I walk the streets, take the train, it’s real simple. Some actors create their own mythology: ‘Oh, I’m so famous I can’t go places, because I created this mythology that I’m so famous I can’t go places.

We’ve come a long way in our thinking, but also in our moral decay. I can’t imagine Dr. King watching the ‘Real Housewives’ or ‘Jersey Shore.’

I read, watch television, watch movies, hang out with family. I like my clothes and I have great cars, and I drive those. But for most people, it’s like, “That’s boring. You don’t club? You don’t party?”

You just let people do what they do and look at them and give them enough rope until they do what you thought they were going to do… which is screw you over.

I don’t understand how people live without creating.

Lifelong readers continue to read, finding in books the means to enjoy life or endure it.

If you are a Jedi, just understand something: people are going to be chasing you. The Jedi Council of every city you enter is going to be chasing you. I’ve been accosted by the Jedi Council in Rio and everywhere else.

I have a lot more energy than I used to have. I sleep better. I like the way I look in my clothes better. I don’t cramp as much. I exercise better. I think my circulation has gotten better.

Painters get up and paint. Writers get up and write. I like to get up and act. It’s not a big deal. It makes me happy.