Quotes by: Octavia Spencer
When we don't have all the details about our characters, we have to make it up to fill in all the details. So, for me, writing and acting go hand in hand.
I'm not a fan of 'Gone With the Wind.' I didn't like the movie. I didn't like the book.
If a great role comes along, and you are too tall to play it, then I think the role is too small for your talents.
I don't have one role that I want to play. I guess... I want to be a producer. I want to be an activist. I want to be proactive in bringing about work for men, women, boys, girls, everybody who is good at what they do and deserve a shot at it.
I know I'm never going to be one of those size 2 actresses - that's just not me. But I do want to be the healthiest I can be, and a role model to women of all shapes and sizes.
There are so many more women and men who deserve opportunities. People of color. Period.
I'll say that I don't think you can throw a stone and not come in contact with someone who knows someone or has problems with substance abuse.
I don't think there will ever be a time I don't write, and I hope there will never be a time I don't act.
People want to see something that isn't necessarily somebody walking around in a superhero costume.
It baffles me that everything is so homogenized, because the world isn't, and yet we continue to support things that are so incredibly milquetoast.
I hope that in some way that I can be some sort of beacon of hope, especially because I am not the typical Hollywood beauty.
I've seen too many sunrises, as far as the walk of shame, staying out too late doing very bad things.
You know, bigotry isn't relevant to just the South. It never was. But I'm very grateful that I don't know what it's like from experience.
I am an advocate of education. It is the panacea for all that ails us in our society.
If you go through life, and you don't find the beauty in an unexpected place, then you really have a sad existence.
Your parents only want what's best for you. They know a career in the arts usually means living paycheck to paycheck; they just want you to know that you have other options!
I will live in TV Land watching 'Columbo.' I also like my 'Forensic Files,' all of that true crime.
I love working with kids and seeing the light come on when they realize they are smart. It's so beautiful to watch.
You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny, and hope that whatever your art is that you're putting out there, if it's received, great, I respect you for receiving it. If it's not received, great, I respect you for not.
I'm excited that I get to do what I love, and I'm benefiting through projects that speak to me.