Tyler Perry Quotes.
The road that I’m on is a path that I didn’t choose. It chose me. I’m just trying to walk it, and to do the best that I can to honor and respect it.
It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.
I think there’s something that happens at 40 where you settle into your own skin and you stop caring what people think – you realize life is a gift from God and you want to live it to the fullest.
Rather than focus on your critics, focus on the people who are impacted by your work.
It’s so important to forgive people for their wrongs in your own life because every bit of it was for a reason-it was to form the person that you are.
I’m trying to conquer swimming. I’m getting there. I’ve gotta conquer it. I had a fear of drowning and tunnels and flying. I started flying and got my pilot’s license, so I conquered that. Now, I’m onto swimming and tunnels.
Norman Lear is my all-time, ultimate hero. He’s an amazing man. That’s one person I’m looking forward to meeting. What he did, with shows and sitcoms, he’s my hero.
I love to give. I’ve been a giver all my life.
Being on the ‘Alex Cross’ set, and watching and learning about and paying attention to everything that was going on there, I realized, ‘Here is a moment for me to learn.’
I was a very poor young black boy in New Orleans, just a face without a name, swimming in a sea of poverty trying to survive.
We are all allowed to support whoever we’d like to in this country. That’s the greatest part about being an American – one of them, that is; you know what I mean?
Tyler Perry’s brand is faith, family and this whole thing that I’ve built, while my company, 34th Street Films, is like Disney’s Touchstone. We can do anything. People don’t know what to expect from me yet.
Very early on, when I started doing these plays and live shows, I would travel from city to city, and there were a million shows out there… so I wanted to step out among it, and I started putting my name above the title.
Did you know you can’t say ‘Jesus’ in a sitcom? They told me that, and I was like, You gotta be kiddin’ me. If you don’t want my God here, you don’t want me here either.