Uzo Aduba Quotes

My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of accepting defeat, she refused this fate and went on to become the West African Women's Singles tennis champion in college.

Life Quotes, Fate Quotes, Women Quotes

I am the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. My mother is a survivor of both polio and of the Igbo genocide during her country's civil war in the late 1960s.

War Quotes

I dream in color, and I have visions of feelings and energies that I would love to feel.

Love Quotes, Feeling Quotes, Vision Quotes

 

I'd read a lot of scripts, and I remember reading 'Orange Is the New Black,' and it was at the head of the pack. I remember thinking, 'Wow, that is really good. I would love to be a part of that.'

Love Quotes, Thinking Quotes

I kept hiding my smile in pictures throughout middle school and most of high school until picture day came my senior year.

Smile Quotes

When I was little, I didn't smile much. Don't get me wrong. I was a happy kid, but I couldn't stand the space, dead center, in between my teeth. Yeah, I could whistle through it, but so what? That didn't win me many points on the playground in Medfield, Massachusetts.

Smile Quotes

When it comes to inmates, we have boiled them down to just the few things we know about them - their crime, their current life situation, their identification number. But the reality is they were something before they were their crime.

Life Quotes, Reality Quotes

If you're already somebody who's feeling different, you'll do everything in your power to fix it because children will do everything in their power to fit in and assimilate.

Children Quotes, Feeling Quotes, Power Quotes

In performance, you don't always feel that sort of family bond right off the top. It sort of develops and grows over time.

Time Quotes, Performance Quotes

My parents wanted us to be well-rounded individuals and really have the American experiences as richly as one can.

American Quotes, Rich Quotes, Experience Quotes, Parents Quotes

I was in New York doing musicals in the theater and on Broadway before 'Orange,' so people always ask, 'Are you ever going to get to sing? Does she even sing?' But people who know me know I actually do sing.

Music Quotes

Onstage, even though you're here together with the other actor, face-to-face, playing out the scene, you also have that other ear pointed out toward the audience and how they're listening. That informs a lot.

Listening Quotes

I like to build a character, trying to stretch my imagination as far to the walls of my brain as I can to come up with something that feels truthful and feels real - as close to the skin as I can get it.

Truth Quotes, Character Quotes, Imagination Quotes

I think of myself as a little kid, and I had a wild imagination, but it was something that was encouraged and supported, which helped steer me into the arts.

Courage Quotes, Imagination Quotes

People were stopping me on the street to say, 'Oh my God, it's Crazy Eyes!' Which is kind of a funny thing to have people shout at you on the street.

God Quotes

I left my home in Massachusetts after college to move to New York City to pursue my dreams of acting. I took roles for free. I waited tables. I didn't care because it was work.

Work Quotes, Dreams Quotes

I ran track in high school very competitively, and then ran it D-1 at Boston University. I ran there on an athletic scholarship and chose BU because they had both a good track program and an arts program.

Art Quotes

I was pursuing the arts with theater in school, and I was doing after-school activities, but not in any real movement towards a professional career.

Art Quotes

I used to be a huge fan of 'Lockup' on MSNBC, and that certainly has helped with my understanding of the world.

Understanding Quotes

My family is more a sports family, and I figure skated for a very long time, so movement and how I relate to movement is very integral to my process.

Time Quotes

The first information I consume in the morning is probably 'The New York Times' and then my Twitter feed. I think Twitter is a really fascinating, easy way to stay on top of what stories are out there.

Time Quotes

My finding of myself as an artist, which I think in itself helped me to find just who I am and how I want to express myself, is entirely - in conjunction, of course, with my family, particularly my mom - founded on teachers.

Self Help Quotes

I've heard of nothing coming from nothing, but I've never heard of absolutely nothing coming from hard work.

Hard Work Quotes

5 Top Uzo Aduba quotes about Love

I love physicality. I love movement very much.

Love Quotes

I loved 'Ghana Must Go' by Taiye Selasi. It's about a first-generation African family living in America that has to return home to Nigeria when their estranged father passes away.

Love Quotes

I'm obsessed with 'Scandal.' I love, love, love it. I've gotten to meet all of the cast at this point, and they're all so, so nice.

Love Quotes

I love De la Renta. I love CoSTUME National; I think they're just incredible. And I love Marc Jacobs, too - they're also great, just a great brand.

Love Quotes, Great Quotes

I love ensemble work. I love making pieces and building things together.

Love Quotes, Work Quotes