Angela Bassett's Quotes
Biography of Angela Bassett
I can give you the King's English and then I can take it to the street, but do both or do one and don't do one knowing only the street. That's going to hold you back because what comes out is going to impress people, and it will impress them negatively.Tags: Both, Give, Knowing
When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master's and I didn't do it by missing school.Tags: Education, Mother, School
God made a way out of no way.Tags: God
I really believe that what I do as an actress is my God-given talent. This is my calling, not my career.Tags: Actress, Career, Talent
This is a career about images. It's celluloid; they last for ever. I'm a black woman from America. My people were slaves in America, and even though we're free on paper and in law, I'm not going to allow you to enslave me on film, in celluloid, for all to see.Tags: Black, Career, Woman
I like the nice guys. I like when they show the stories, the human element behind it all.Tags: Human, Nice, Show
The first time I acted was in high school in Florida, and when I heard that applause I felt so alive and felt that electricity go up my spine.Tags: Alive, School, Time
I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep.Tags: Bad, Good, Thought
I'm thinking about directing, but I know it's a lot of work and I appreciate what directors do and I would like to be good at it. The opportunity has presented itself four to five times, and I usually said no because of the script.Tags: Good, Thinking, Work
My mom was always pretty supportive. She saw me do plays and she'd always act out the parts I did. My aunt, who played a big part in my life, was a little bit more reserved, because if they don't see you on TV every week they think you must be starving.Tags: Mom, Pretty, She
The three things I said when I came out of school were I want to work consistently, I want to do good work and I want to be paid fairly, and that's happened. But I didn't become an actress for the money. I do it for other reasons.Tags: Good, Money, Work
You don't get older, you get better.Tags: Older
I've always been the breadwinner and men don't like that. They turn on you. They bite the hand that feeds them. Eventually, too, they become very jealous of the love one has with an audience.Tags: Jealous, Love, Men
I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.Tags: Men, Strong, Successful
I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn't like it a bit.Tags: Age, Business, Show
No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years.Tags: Anymore, Married, Wedding
It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women.Tags: Men, Success, Women
As a kid, I loved doing puzzles, solving riddles, and reading mystery books. I also loved animals and always had pets.Tags: Books, Loved, Reading
I am lucky because I get to work with the smartest, most creative, and most devoted group of students and postdoctoral fellows imaginable.Tags: Creative, Group, Work
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I think being open-minded about what Nature is trying to tell you is the key to being creative and successful.Tags: Nature, Successful, Trying
The goal of scientists is you hope that the thing you're working on is bigger than the thing you're pipetting into that tube at that moment.Tags: Goal, Hope, Working
What's great about bacteria is you have a surprise every day waiting for you because they're so fast, they grow overnight.Tags: Great, Grow, Waiting
All these bacteria that coat our skin and live in our intestines, they fend off bad bacteria. They protect us. And you can't even digest your food without the bacteria that are in your gut. They have enzymes and proteins that allow you to metabolize foods you eat.Tags: Bad, Food, Off
In my lab, we are always thinking about how cells, bacterial cells, can talk to each other and then organize themselves into enormous groups that function in unison.Tags: Talk, Themselves, Thinking
Most bacteria aren't bad. We breathe and eat and ingest gobs of bacteria every single moment of our lives. Our food is covered in bacteria. And you're breathing in bacteria all the time, and you mostly don't get sick.Tags: Bad, Food, Time
Science is difficult and slow no matter who you are. The hours are long, and the glorious 'aha' days come only very infrequently. You have to keep believing that if you put in the hours, those days will indeed come!Tags: Keep, Put, Science
Think about multicellularity on this Earth. Every living thing originally came from bacteria. So, who do you think made up the rules for how to perform collective behaviors? It had to be the bacteria.Tags: Earth, Living, Rules
We've all been sick; we're all afraid of infection. I think the easiest application to help people understand what quorum sensing is and why it's important to study is to tell them that if we could make the bacteria either deaf or mute, we could create new antibiotics.Tags: Help, Understand, Why
When antibiotics became industrially produced following World War II, our quality of life and our longevity improved enormously. No one thought bacteria were going to become resistant.Tags: Life, Thought, War