Quotes by: Lee Daniels

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Putting on a movie is like going to war - for me, at least. It's all about time; time is money, and we don't have it. So it's all about getting to know each other intimately quickly. You are with family members that you like or don't like, but you can't leave them because you're stuck with them.
Lee Daniels
People enjoy making fun of people who are famous; they love putting people down.
Lee Daniels
I have a very clear vision, and I come from film, where director is God, so if there's a clash, it's painful.
Lee Daniels
That's the gift 'Precious' has given me. You really think you're telling a story about a fat black girl, and only fat black girls will understand it, and then you realize we're all Precious.
Lee Daniels
I came to Hollywood to write and found out I don't have the attention span.
Lee Daniels
With TV, you're in people's houses every night. And you have so much time to tell stories. I don't know why I didn't do it before.
Lee Daniels
'Push' had a story, 'The Paperboy' story you could just throw up in the air and shoot holes through the book because the story wasn't as strong. But I felt the characters were stronger in 'The Paperboy'; they were vivid.
Lee Daniels
I don't work with fear, and I don't work with actors that are fearful.
Lee Daniels
I'm in a great place because I trust people behind the camera as I go off, and I still go back to my day job and do film.
Lee Daniels
When I was young, I went to a church where the lighter-skinned you were, the closer you sat to the altar.
Lee Daniels
I don't know whether everybody likes the films that I do. I know that I love them, and I believe the way that I raise my kids that they will love them, and that's what most important to me.
Lee Daniels
I don't know what gives me more pleasure: watching my story unfold or going in and watching a room full of black people talking for me and writing words for black people.
Lee Daniels
I believe in life that you know that everything prepares you for the next thing - whether it's a hit, whether it's not a hit, whether it's a... your failures are your accomplishments because it makes you prepared for whatever it is that you are going to do next.
Lee Daniels
I worked at Warner Bros. for a while. I was the head of the minority talent casting. It was like pre-Spike Lee and post-blaxploitation era.
Lee Daniels
Every African-American I know has two faces. There's the face that we have for ourselves and the face we put on for white America for the places we have to get to.
Lee Daniels
I don't want to sell my soul to Hollywood - to just make run-of-the-mill stuff.
Lee Daniels
I have a partner, Danny Strong; he's an incredible writer and, really, my backbone. So when we don't see eye to eye, it's painful.
Lee Daniels
I want to go to places that are unexpected of me because people really think they have me pegged.
Lee Daniels
I had trained myself not to go to the bathroom throughout my elementary and junior high school years because I was bullied. And you don't understand why you're being bullied, so you just suppress it.
Lee Daniels
I'm a filmmaker. I'm always searching for the truth in everything I do. I demand it from my writing partner and my crew, actors, and so hopefully, we're making people think.
Lee Daniels
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