Jeffrey Wright quotes

Born
December 7, 1965, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Jeffrey Wright is an American actor.

I think survival, with agency intact, is heroic for anyone or anything.
– Jeffrey Wright

I do have characters who are more well known than I am, which suits me fine.
– Jeffrey Wright

We have more guns in our country than citizens. I think we could with maybe 100 million fewer guns. And I think we’d be OK.
– Jeffrey Wright

And it’s one reason why I don’t go to a lot of movies – they’re more and more dominated by corporate values and fiscal concerns as opposed to cinematic concerns.
– Jeffrey Wright

I was a political science major in college because that’s where my head was.
– Jeffrey Wright

Well, I like to be kept on my toes. I look for a challenge. I don’t like to recreate steps that I’ve already walked. I like to see if I can create something new.
– Jeffrey Wright

What I’ve appreciated about the ‘Bond’ films is there’s always been a subtle social relevance to them. They’ve always commented on the times.
– Jeffrey Wright

For lack of any clearer idea, I just started acting one day. It had been in the back of my head for a while, but I think in some ways I was afraid to do it, and finally I just stepped up.
– Jeffrey Wright

There are too many guns.
– Jeffrey Wright

My mom used to take me to the theater to see the tours that would come through D.C., and I loved it. I loved it. I was absolutely enthralled by the theater and by that world.
– Jeffrey Wright

I think I was afraid of what I might say when I got onto someone’s stage or in front of someone’s camera.
– Jeffrey Wright

I don’t really consider myself a black man in Hollywood. I live in Brooklyn… and on purpose.
– Jeffrey Wright

I’m gonna be on the Hawaiian beaches when I’m old.
– Jeffrey Wright

If a director can’t figure out what they might get from me or whether he or she wants to work with me based on what I’ve done, then I can’t tell them anything more than what they don’t know already.
– Jeffrey Wright

I like to do theater and hopefully be effective. Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation, can’t do it. They don’t have the chops.
– Jeffrey Wright

I find that the work I do as an actor that’s most challenging commands an athleticism or, certainly, a physicality. And also a rigor, a physical rigor.
– Jeffrey Wright

Comedy’s all math, figuring out the timing.
– Jeffrey Wright

It’s one thing to know your lines, another to be able to deliver them. The taste of the pudding is in the delivery.
– Jeffrey Wright

Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of, I guess, Dirty Harry – except that he wasn’t as much of a racist. So yeah, I was always a fan.
– Jeffrey Wright

I, Jeffrey Wright, the actor, actually signed on to the ‘Westworld’ Delos website. My profile came back as a Libertine, which is probably reasonably accurate.
– Jeffrey Wright
I ski and grew up skiing.
– Jeffrey Wright
For me, an actor is a person who makes characters like a cobbler makes shoes.
– Jeffrey Wright
I used to say that ‘happy’ was like ‘lucky,’ kind of imaginary. But now that I’m married and have children, I find that happiness is a real space.
– Jeffrey Wright
My first-ever job was when I was 14 or 15 in Washington, D.C., a job that I got through Marion Barry’s summer-youth-employment program. It was working in the locker room of a public swimming pool, deep inside Anacostia in Southeast D.C., about five to 10 minutes from my house.
– Jeffrey Wright
I like New York because you’re kind of forced to smell everybody else’s funk. So it keeps you biologically attached to the world around you.
– Jeffrey Wright
The great thing about movies is that they’re collaborative. And the worst thing is that they’re collaborative.
– Jeffrey Wright
I’m not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion. I always feel that I’m two steps away from the other side when I’m out there. It’s more like a vacation place or a place to visit than a place to hunker down.
– Jeffrey Wright
In theater, the primary tool for me was voice. On-screen, it’s the eyes.
– Jeffrey Wright