I'm a businessman as well as an entertainer. The reason why is because I want to own whatever I'm doing. I don't want to work for other people forever.
Comedy's about opening up and being unique, but to a point where the audience can relate to what you're saying.
I learned from the guys before me -- Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Richard Pryor, just to name a few. These are guys that let it all hang out. What they lived is what they took to the stage.
I love being on stage, I love being able to tell a story, I love the fact that the audience listens and laughs at it. It makes me happy, and it's what I live for.
I'm never gonna step away from stand-up. I can't. That's what got me where I am, and that's also my muse. That's how I stay level-headed. That's what keeps me going.
When you have box-office results, Hollywood treats you different. Hollywood stands up. Once you get to the point where Hollywood sees that you create results, then the demand for you becomes higher.
I am capable of holding the quote-unquote 'title' of leading man. Leading man just means people want to see you and assume that you can hold a film, carry a movie.
No matter what, people grow. If you chose not to grow, you're staying in a small box with a small mindset. People who win go outside of that box. It's very simple when you look at it.
If you look at me close enough, there's a small resemblance to a chicken nugget. I don't know if it's my skin texture or my hair, but the resemblance is definitely there.
People don't want to hear about me having leather walls or gold toilets.
The day you stop doing the small things is the day you think you're above everybody else.
I love soft-cotton white T-shirts.
No man wants to settle down. It happens. Eventually you're going to bump into somebody that makes you go, 'Hmm, I don't mind seeing this person every day.'
Because I'm small, I've been called things from 'Happy Feet' to 'Little Face.'
It's a well-known fact that tall people are evil.
A reputation as a hard worker is a good reputation to have.
I don't care how busy I am -- I will always make time for what's most important to me.
This younger generation that's around, that's tweeting, Facebooking and Vine-ing, the fans appreciate that because they feel like they can get to you.
I think if someone gets kicked in the face it is their fault -- they watched the foot come towards their face.
My main goal is to be a self-made man and have control over what's mine.
I'm not a big politics guy.
Laughter heals all wounds, and that's one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you're going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing.
Success isn't supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There's no guarantee you're going to succeed. There's nothing set in stone.
Everybody that's successful lays a blueprint out.
I'm a whopping 5 foot 4 inches tall. I'm not going to get any taller.
I understand that being able to appeal to the public and having an amazing sense of humour is not something that comes easy. It's definitely a gift and for which I'm thankful.
I've done auditions where the casting director is taking the paper out of my hand in the middle of reading.
My dad was never married. He was kind of a rolling stone. But he was never disrespectful. At the same time, even though he had women in his life when I was a kid, there wasn't any consistency.
I'm not the most attractive fella. I'm not a Billy Dee Williams. Personality is everything.
At the end of the day, I want to be part of the same conversation as Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor.
I know a dramatic role is going to happen, but you just got to be patient, you know? It's going to happen when it's supposed to happen. I'm not rushing it. I'm not trying to make it happen tomorrow.
I took my daughter to the father-daughter dance, and I cried like a little baby.
Men are like lions. We hunt.
I never do anything that I don't want to do.
Some people are jerks, and some people aren't.
Before I look stupid and not know what a word means or how to pronounce it, I'll stop the whole production: 'Hey, real quick, guys. Define this word for me. Somebody.'
'Best Man Holiday' was a very successful film.
People who eat with their mouth open should be punched in the face.
I am an angel. I was sent here from God to heal.
Being humble matters.
All I can do is try to create my own brand and have people appreciate me for that.
Some sarcasm is best told simply.
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