"White actors still get way more money in Hollywood. It's been that way for a very long time. I hope it'll change, but it's a matter of forcing that change."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Idris Elba on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Idris Elba on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Idris Elba on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Idris Elba on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Idris Elba on Dalai Lama
"You watch yourself age and it's hard to feel like a sex symbol."
"It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?"
"It's really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching 'Daddy's Little Girls' literally in tears."
"I was cast in 'Thor' and I'm cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good."
"There's the argument that you can relate to someone who's completely unrelatable. In the way that a director shows you his imagination on a film, then I get to show you my imagination in a big dumb character."