Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people - the ones who really belong in your life - will come to your. And stay.
We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people who do not care.
There's no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.
If you're not making someone else's life better, then you're wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.
Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests - not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life.
In black neighborhoods, everybody appreciated comedy about real life. In the white community, fantasy was funnier. I started looking for the jokes that were equally hilarious across the board, for totally different reasons.
I was raised in a Baptist household, went to a Catholic church, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and had the biggest crush on the Muslim girls from one neighborhood over.
It's quite highly possible that I have peaked. I mean, I just can't imagine what else I could do beyond this. It's really a bittersweet kind of feeling.
I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women.
My school was 90 percent white, but 90 percent of the kids I played with were black. So I got the best of both worlds. I think that is where my comedy developed.
I think with movies I am really connecting to the Joseph Campbell idea of the collective unconscious.
As a child, I watched 'Dallas' and that was my vision for my life for as long as I could remember.
There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father - and how come that's not as newsworthy?
I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that's where I thrive.
When I was growing up, I installed refrigerators in supermarkets. My father was an electrical engineer.
I'm a student of patterns. At heart, I'm a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything.
And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy's sleeping? I'm working.
I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.