Jamie Foxx Quotes

“If you look at how long the Earth has been here, we’re living in the blink of an eye. So, whatever it is you want to do, you go out and do it.”

“We can’t retract the decisions we’ve made, we can only affect the decisions we’re going to make from here.”

“Black people are the most talented people in the world.”

Black people are the

“Doc Rivers been hoarse since birth”

“You are what you repeatedly do when things get hard.”

“If you can, always be appreciative of the ebb and flow of the losses and the wins.”

“I want to thank my daughter, who told me, ‘If you don’t win, Dad, you’re still good,’ … who taught me how to act.”

“I wish I could take what I’m feeling right now and put it in the water system so everybody could drink it and we would all love each other.”

I wish I could take what I'm

“A woman’s posterior is the key to my heart.”

“It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama.”

“My worst hair experience was when I was trying to relax my hair and my grandmother did it. It went all straight and I looked like a black Bee Gee.”

“That’s what’s great about the arts. Everything inspires you, and you get a chance to grow from watching other people and how they do their work.”

“We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn’t have a sort of influence. It does.”

We cannot turn our back

“Having a stage name is like having a Superman complex. I go into the telephone booth as Eric Bishop and come out as Jamie Foxx.”

“The most interesting thing about acting is when you go to the dark places, that’s a lot of energy. When you go to the happiest places, it’s also a lot of energy.” –

“I’ve had to be a man since I was 12 or 13. I had a job. And I was playing the piano for people twice my age. Handling responsibility is what makes a man a man.” – Jamie Foxx”

“Every single thing in my life is built around race.”

“If I were an animal, I would be an eagle.”

If I were an animal, I would

“I live young and I keep the weight off of me.”

“She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can’t wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you.”

“I’d like to say I’m R&B’s savior.”

“Then I was playing the piano at eight, and that helps you learn about women because most of the people I was playing for were women.”

Then I was playing the piano

“In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?”

“Guys don’t adapt as well as women do to getting their heart broken for the first time. It’s tragic.”

“Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy. And thank you, Ray Charles, for living.”

“Mike Tyson’s life is one of the most amazing American stories.”

“All of us black comedians are trying to be mainstream, but you don’t want to lose the edge.”

All of us black comedians are

“You gotta have the balls to go out there and be funny, man.”

“In black comedic culture, there’s always been a thing about “Man, I ain’t gotta wear a dress to be funny!” But I’ve done it.”

“I don’t know if I’m built for marriage.”

“I really wanted to just be a musician. I didn’t want to be anything else, but I was funny and all that.”

“I never planned to win an Oscar. When I auditioned for Ray, I was just thinking about what a great project it would be.”

I never planned to win an

“I’m a southern gentleman.”

“I’ve been a sports fan all my life, and like most other actors, I’m convinced I could have been a pro athlete if Hollywood hadn’t come calling.”

“Nobody wants to hear R&B. It’s sad. If you want to be on the radio you got to stay young.”

Nobody wants to hear

“What we do in New Orleans, man – we party!”

“I play a slave. How black is that? I have to wear chains. How whack is that? But don’t worry. I get free. I save my wife and I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?”

“I am a comedian and you guys know whatever I say, I don’t mean any of it.”

I am a comedian and you

“Man, after all my grandma put into me learning the piano, that was a hard day, telling her I was telling jokes for a living.”

“Will.i.am and I performed at Wango Tango. That’s when my daughter said that I had made it in music.”