"Hollywood needs to recognise all shades of African American beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Gabrielle Union on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Gabrielle Union on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Gabrielle Union on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Gabrielle Union on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Gabrielle Union on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"In Hollywood, you play a mom, and the next thing you know, you're on 'The Golden Girls.' They age you so fast."
"I can't just say one time of the year I'm going to do something different. I have to commit to a lifestyle behavioral change and just try to be a little bit better today than I was yesterday."
"I'm not going to change the world overnight. It's one person at a time, and hopefully they're people in positions of power who can help people get in those roles and really, truly embrace colorblind casting."
"I think I'm drawn to more villain-type characters, because it's so cool to get to say all the things you want to say. In Hollywood, you get to this position where you have to bite your tongue so much. You take all your experiences of not being able to say what you really want to say, and channel that through your character."
"I like directors who have worked as actors. They know the experience."