62 Gabrielle Union Quotes On Success In Life

Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade is an American actress, voice artist, activist, and author. She began her career in the 1990s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing supporting roles in teenage comedy films She’s All That and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 film Bring It On. These Gabrielle Union quotes will motivate you.

Best Gabrielle Union Quotes

  1. “It’s easy to pretend ‘to be fierce and fearless because living your truth takes real courage. Real fearless and fierce women admit mistakes and they work to correct them. We stand up and we use our voices for things other than self-promotion. We don’t stand by and let racism and sexism and homophobia run rapidly on our watch. Real fearless and fierce women compliment other women and we recognize and embrace that their shine in no way diminishes our light and that it actually makes our light shine brighter.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  2. “You know what lasts longer than beauty? Being smart.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  3. “I decided to follow my dreams and my passions and to always have an adventure, no matter what it is.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  4. “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.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  5. “We all have to let go of the Prince Charming complex and realize he doesn’t necessarily exist in the package we assume he’ll come in.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  6. “You have to be resilient.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  7. “We give a lot of others significance in our lives even when they don’t deserve it. It doesn’t matter if they’re family or if you’ve known them forever. If they’re not good for you, they’ve got to go.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  8. “I’ve lost a lot. I’ve lost money, and my reputation has taken a hit for taking the high road to protect my dignity, to protect children, and for other good causes. But I don’t think there’s ever too steep a price for doing the right thing.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  9. “I realized I had been keeping people around even when deep down I knew they were bad for me. I had overridden myself.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  10. “If someone lacked decency or respect, I didn’t allow that person to stay in my world.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  11. “When someone who loves and cares about me compliments me, I feel more glamorous than when the flashbulbs are going off on the red carpet.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  12. “I date, but the person I date most is myself, unfortunately.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  13. “If we can have drones, we can have brown people on TV, and the world won’t end! We need to catch up. We are painfully behind.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  14. “I had to learn – since I’m divorced now and everyone is like, ‘Oh my God, you’re single, what’s going on?’ – that if I don’t like to spend time with myself, how can I ask someone else to enjoy spending time with me? I’m getting to learn how to enjoy my solitude and have a good time.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  15. “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.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  16. “My wish for the world would be to end violence against women. My wish for myself would be for peace of mind.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  17. “I encourage people to ask whatever question you’re most interested in hearing the answer to.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  18. “I was always in the popular crowd, but I really had atrocious teeth. I was encouraged to ‘do well in school, ’cause no one’s going to marry you!'” ~ Gabrielle Union
  19. “Hollywood needs to recognize all shades of African American beauty.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  20. “I love romantic comedies. They’re for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There’s nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That’s not second nature to me, thank God.” ~ Gabrielle Union quotes
  21. “I think there’s a lot of things that occur within the African-American community, that we would prefer to stay within the African-American community – that we get a little nervous when you start having scenes or dialogue that we know is going to be viewed and heard on a national or global scale.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  22. “I drink a gallon of water a day.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  23. “I had been living the life that society tends to dictate for women of a certain age. You marry the person who asks you, even though he may or may not be the best one for you. Around the time that I got divorced, I had an epiphany that there is no blue ribbon or gold medal for living someone else’s life, for fulfilling someone else’s dreams. It’s doesn’t make you happy. You just end up with a life that’s not yours.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  24. “In my career, there have been roles I haven’t taken because someone involved with the project gave me a bad vibe. I don’t care how much money is on the table: No job is worth feeling uneasy every day.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  25. “What’s interesting is that producers, directors, and writers tend to typecast me in terms of whatever movie they’ve seen me in most recently.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  26. “We don’t consider black, urban films as ‘indies,’ though many of them are shot for under $10 million which is kind of the definition of an indie.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  27. “My mom is painfully sweet; she’s from Nebraska.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  28. “I just kind of assumed that you do a movie and then you leave and you hop onto the next thing. I never thought that people are actually buddies.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  29. “I just thought acting would be something to help out with my student loans, but my first year as an actress, I made more money than my parents. That’s when I realized it could turn into a career. After that, I put everything I had into it.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  30. “Drama can feel like therapy whereas comedy feels like there’s been a pressure and a weight lifted off of you. You come to work and you laugh all day, you go home and you feel light and there’s a certain feeling when you’re sitting with the audience and they leave after 90 minutes and it’s just pure escapism and they’re happy.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  31. “Hollywood panders to the 18-to-34 crowd. That demographic doesn’t care about race and the package it comes in. They care about the hottest chick. They just like hot chicks.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  32. “Sometimes it’s not even a role that’s specifically written for a woman. It could be a role written for a white man or Asian man, or Latino. If it’s something that I feel I could do well, I go after it. Especially if it’s nothing that has to be gender or race-specific, I’m all over it.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  33. “Reality TV looks more like America than movies do.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  34. “I was at one time a football wife, and there is a certain level of bonding that happens between women who are the wives of football players.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  35. “In Hollywood, you play a mom, and the next thing you know, you’re on ‘The Golden Girls.’ They age you so fast.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  36. “I don’t get enough sleep so I always have undereye bags.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  37. “I’m competing with everyone, but it’s okay because they’re not aware. I can’t shut that impulse off. And I’m glad, because that impulse keeps me on the treadmill. If I didn’t have it, I would be like, “Great! Ten minutes! I’m good.” But if I’m competing, I can see what level someone’s on and I can top it.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  38. “As a newly married person, as much as I would love for my husband to buy into the ‘my way or the highway’ philosophy, you realize it’s all about compromising and finding some sort of middle ground that everyone can live with.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  39. “Drama can feel like therapy whereas comedy feels like there’s been a pressure and a weight lifted off of you.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  40. “The guys I tended to date, you know, didn’t necessarily have it altogether but I had a great time.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  41. “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.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  42. “I’ve dated a number of ‘mama’s boys.'” ~ Gabrielle Union
  43. “You want to come home to a nice firm bed with the corners tucked in so you start over like each night is like a new night.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  44. “But I prefer to go to comedies. Give me Julia Roberts smiling anyway.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  45. “Before I got married, I dated the gamut.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  46. “A couple of my friends started having babies, and I thought, ‘Maybe one day, with the right guy.’ I have to find the guy first.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  47. “Boys are so much drama.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  48. “I’ve been trying to get cast as a lesbian for years.” ~ Gabrielle Union quotes
  49. “I don’t function well in chaos, whether it be my sheets or the dishwasher.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  50. “I like directors who have worked as actors. They know the experience.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  51. “All minorities think they’re immune, but we’re absolutely part of the one in five that gets skin cancer! It’s a myth, and myths are meant to be debunked!” ~ Gabrielle Union
  52. “If my real life was half as exciting as what is reported, I would be thrilled.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  53. “I want to be Miss USA or Miss America. I would bring the trophy back to Nebraska. My interests are agriculture and corn. Hey, I’m just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I’m having fun, I’ll do it. When it stops being fun, I’ll try something else.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  54. “After Halle Berry does her films and Queen Latifah does her films, it’s left to all the black, Latino, and Asian actresses to fight over a couple of roles. I opted for some TV. There’s just not a ton of work in film.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  55. “The black community in Hollywood is very small and close-knit. Everyone has a common goal: to make a two-hour movie in 30 days.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  56. “In Hollywood, you play a mom and instantly, you’ve got osteoporosis.” ~ Gabrielle Union

  57. “I love TV. I love the stability of it.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  58. “When you want a break from dogs, and you take them to the kennel to the stars, no one thinks you’re a bad pet owner. But when you have kids, you can’t drop them off for three weeks without someone calling Child Protective Services!” ~ Gabrielle Union
  59. “I’m the kind of person whose clothes are all hung up and color-coordinated, to the point where my whites don’t touch my creams.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  60. “I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball, and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  61. “Right now, I don’t have the same urges as other women when they see a baby. When I see children, I see responsibilities, which I don’t think I’m quite ready for. I feel the same about puppies. They’re cute for a second, but there’s a lot of responsibility involved.” ~ Gabrielle Union
  62. “I think if we open ourselves to all different kinds of men and all groups, we find a lot more opportunities to love.” ~ Gabrielle Union

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