Top 10 Quotes by Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce

The real question is, Why do you feel as though that's emasculating? A man can't have a conflict? When you try to do art, it's how it lands on people, and hopefully some people will see it the way that I saw it, which is all of these awful choices come from the place of a man who's damaged.

Wendell Pierce
I played trumpet for about two weeks. Sixth grade. And I didn't practice. Maybe a little longer than two weeks, but I didn't practice and I was faking it.
Wendell Pierce

The power of a sports team in a community it's almost indescribable.

Wendell Pierce
The whole idea of jazz came about was the interpretation of the human dialogue, trading fours. When someone's soloing and someone picks up the solo and plays it back at 'em, it was the imitation of the human dialogue. It was how people spoke, through music.
Wendell Pierce

Be your true self. Because if you're not, there are consequences to be paid.

Wendell Pierce
The people of Baltimore are great. I love Baltimore. What I looked forward to, every year, was getting a new apartment in a different part of town and hanging out. People started to see you in the character that you were, so everyone thought I was real police.
Wendell Pierce

Your actions are not in a vacuum. They impact other people. It may be in a way that's less obvious than in mainstream movies, but it comes to an understanding of who those people are. It also leaves it open to interpretation. And that's what art is, a form in which people can reflect on who we are as human beings and come to some understanding of this journey we are on.

Wendell Pierce
Whenever an actor was going to die, I tried to help them understand not to take it personally. It wasn't about them. It's the story.
Wendell Pierce

Be your true self. Because if you're not, there are consequences to be paid. Wendell Pierc

Wendell Pierce
A lot of cats in New Orleans, very soulful, very soulful musicians and they assume that they're singers. And they just make that assumption. And so when there's a little intonation problem, people are very forgiving of them because they heard how soulful they play.