"Once you're a mom, always a mom. It's like riding a bike, you never forget."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Taraji P. Henson on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Taraji P. Henson on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Taraji P. Henson on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Taraji P. Henson on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Taraji P. Henson on Pablo Picasso
"A woman is gentle, soft, delicate, and a man's position is to protect her, help her up stairs, make sure she's in the car safely first. Take good care of your woman, and the sky's the limit!"
"I would love to do a biopic of a famous singer, like Diana Ross or Donna Summer, or an old jazz story that we haven't seen before. I would love to do that! I would love to play Diana Ross 'cause she's an icon. I'm salivating to do that."
"It's up to you to be responsible for how you feel if you're not happy. Your happiness lies in your hands. You can't rely on a man to make you happy or complete you. That starts with you."
"Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it's there if you look deep."
"I've been doing a lot of drama, but I feel like comedy is my strength."