Quotes by: Taraji P. Henson
|Taraji P. Henson
Henson at the premiere of Hidden Figures, December 2016
||Taraji Penda Henson
September 11, 1970
||Actress, singer, Author
With TV, you get on a show and you're there for 11 years playing the same character. I would pull my hair out. Yes, the money is good. But I'm really not in this business to chase dollars.
I don't think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period. End of story. You don't have to kill an animal just because you want to be hot and fly. And I really stand by that.
Oftentimes, when you have a huge studio film and you have big names attached, they like to keep attaching big names.
Date a woman with children only if you are ready to man up, because it's a position that comes with responsibility.
I'm always interested in challenging myself and pushing and seeing how far I can go.
With TV, the pace is so fast, the scripts are coming at you, the directors are firing things at you, it's breathtaking.
I don't ever want to get boxed in, playing the same characters, over and over again. That's why I prefer features over television.
A lot of times characters are combinations of people I come across in life. I people-watch a lot.
The best thing about being in New York is the people, and you get to walk everywhere.
I don't harp on the negative because if you do, then there's no progression. There's no forward movement. You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control. Like, you have control over the choices you make.
Once you're a mom, always a mom. It's like riding a bike, you never forget.
A woman is gentle, soft, delicate, and a man's position is to protect her, help her up stairs, make sure she's in the car safely first. Take good care of your woman, and the sky's the limit!
I would love to play a superhero. I wish I could be in 'The Avengers,' kicking butt.
Humans have a light side and a dark side, and it's up to us to choose which way we're going to live our lives. Even if you start out on the dark side, it doesn't mean you have to continue your journey that way. You always have time to turn it around.