27 Samuel L Jackson Quotes

  • The best advice that was given to me was that I had to be ten times smarter, braver, and more polite to be equal. So I did. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • Not everybody goes to movies to get their life changed. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • If you do not have courage, you may not have the opportunity to use any of your other virtues. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I heard that you can do whatever you want in International Waters, that’s why I filled my jacuzzi with International Water. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I actually think I have an audience member’s sensibility about going to the movies. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I walk the streets, take the train, it’s real simple. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • If you have an opportunity to use your voice you should use it. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • All movies aren’t fun; some are hard work. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • What kills me is that everybody thinks I like jazz. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I kind of realize that I have a tendency to choose the kind of films I watched when I was a kid and would go home and pretend with my friends that we were in those movies after we saw them. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I don’t mind dying, I just don’t wanna go out like some punk. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • We’ve come a long way in our thinking, but also in our moral decay.  – Samuel L. Jackson


  • People go to movies on Saturday to get away from the war in Iraq and taxes and election news and pedophiles online and just go and have some fun. I like doing movies that are fun. – Samuel L. Jackson – Samuel L. Jackson


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  • I never did one thing right in my life, you know that? Not one. That takes skill. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I look at myself as an audience member. I still love movies, and I still go and sit in the back of the big dark room with everybody else, and I want the same thrill. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • Everything that I’ve gone through informs me and my opinions in a way, I guess because I am a child of segregation. I lived through it. I lived in it. I was of it. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • Lifelong readers continue to read, finding in books the means to enjoy life or endure it. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I get paid all day, every day, which is almost too much for a sensitive artist. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I’ve never been to jail. I’ve never been arrested. I’ve never been locked up. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • Those who say that money can’t buy happiness, never had any. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • Not everything’s made to win an Academy Award. – Samuel L. Jackson


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  • I’ve been fortunate to be in films that are classic, that are going to be around. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I’m not as angry as I used to be. But I can get in touch with that anger pretty quickly if I feel my space is being invaded or somebody is not treating me with the respect that I think I want. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I’m a good son, a good father, a good husband. I’ve been married to the same woman for 30 years. I’m a good friend. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I have a lot more energy than I used to have. I sleep better. I like the way I look in my clothes better. I don’t cramp as much. I exercise better. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • I don’t understand how people live without creating. – Samuel L. Jackson


  • The certainty that life cannot be long, and the probability that it will be much shorter than nature allows, ought to awaken every man to the active prosecution of whatever he is desirous to perform. – Samuel L. Jackson