Samuel Jackson quotes

Born
December 21, 1948, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Goodfellas (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Jungle Fever (1991).

I’ve never been to jail. I’ve never been arrested. I’ve never been locked up.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I just always knew that I lived in two worlds. There was the world of my house and community, but to make my way in that white world I had to modify the way I spoke and acted. I had to sometimes not make direct eye contact.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, ‘cuz he ain’t gotta worry about getting re-elected.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I’ve been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I love comic books and I love anime.
– Samuel L. Jackson
When I’m not working, I like to play golf.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I look at myself as an audience member. I still love movies, and I still go and sit in the back of the big dark room with everybody else, and I want the same thrill.
– Samuel L. Jackson
Long Kiss Goodnight has a huge cult following. They could make another version of that movie right now and make a lot of money.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I tend to play characters that I can infuse with certain kinds of humour. Even the baddest guy can be funny in his own particular way. I want the audience to engage with the character on some deeper level so that they leave the cinema still thinking about him.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I did ‘Formula 51’ because I got to run around Liverpool in a kilt, with golf clubs.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I voted for Barack because he was black. ‘Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people – because they look like them… That’s American politics, pure and simple.
– Samuel L. Jackson
All movies aren’t fun; some are hard work. You try to do something and convey a set of emotions that have to do with some real life kind of stuff.
– Samuel L. Jackson
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.
– Samuel L. Jackson
If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it.
– Samuel L. Jackson
You ain’t got but one life. You ought to live it the way you want.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I actually think I have an audience member’s sensibility about going to the movies.
– Samuel L. Jackson
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.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I get paid all day, every day, which is almost too much for a sensitive artist.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I’m a good son, a good father, a good husband – I’ve been married to the same woman for 30 years. I’m a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticize the kind of characters that I play on screen, I go, ‘You know, that’s part of history.’
– Samuel L. Jackson
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.
– Samuel L. Jackson
The only thing I’ve kind of missed is finding a really good western that I want to do, because I watched westerns a lot.
– Samuel L. Jackson
We need to change America’s image round the world. America has lost some lustre in terms of how folks aspire to be like us.
– Samuel L. Jackson
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.
– Samuel L. Jackson
I kind of realize that I have a tendency to choose the kind of films I watched when I was a kid and would go home and pretend with my friends that we were in those movies after we saw them.
– Samuel L. Jackson
If you do not have courage, you may not have the opportunity to use any of your other virtues.
– Samuel L. Jackson
Because of where I come from, I never thought I’d see in my life a black candidate running for President.
– Samuel Jackson
I guess the worst day I have had was when I had to stand up in rehab in front of my wife and daughter and say ‘Hi, my name is Sam and I am an addict.’
– Samuel L. Jackson
People go to movies on Saturday to get away from the war in Iraq and taxes and election news and pedophiles online and just go and have some fun. I like doing movies that are fun.
– Samuel L. Jackson