Laurence Fishburne quotes

Born
July 30, 1961, Augusta, Georgia, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Laurence Fishburne is an American actor.

Some characters need to be more performance-orientated; some, you have to be still.
– Laurence Fishburne
I’m left-handed: I can think and feel at the same time. My feminine side is very highly developed.
– Laurence Fishburne
I’m passionate about all the things I do, really.
– Laurence Fishburne
My mother is quite a woman. She would push me, and when I got tired of her pushing, I’d say: ‘Leave me alone. Don’t push so much.’
– Laurence Fishburne
I’ve played a lot of bad guys, ’cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went ‘oooh’.
– Laurence Fishburne
I have this unshakeable faith. I believe in myself; I believe in God.
– Laurence Fishburne
Acting is a childlike thing. To act well, you have to be childlike in order to free yourself.
– Laurence Fishburne
Most of us are afraid of our success, that we will actually be great.
– Laurence Fishburne
As a movie star, you get good tables at restaurants.
– Laurence Fishburne
When I came into my adulthood, I recognized how fortunate I was to be doing what I loved to do.
– Laurence Fishburne
My vocation is I do what I do. I’m an actor; that’s what I do.
– Laurence Fishburne
I think everyone is very surprised at how ‘Matrix‘ has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is.
– Laurence Fishburne
We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit.
– Laurence Fishburne
I learned tolerance at a very early age.
– Laurence Fishburne
I play characters. I don’t think I really have a persona per se. I don’t play the same guy every time. I show up, you don’t know what I’m gonna do. I like it that way. I’ve intentionally tried to do it that way. I think that’s what’s interesting.
– Laurence Fishburne
On a motorcycle, you can’t really think about more than where you are. There’s a freedom that comes with that – from stress, worry, sweating the small stuff.
– Laurence Fishburne
Apocalypse Now‘ was my craziest experience ever. I was 14 years old, and I’d lied about my age to get the role. I haven’t had another film top it.
– Laurence Fishburne
In order to be the best version of yourself, you have to dedicate time, effort, and support to other people who need it.
– Laurence Fishburne
I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point.
– Laurence Fishburne