Favorite quotes from Oscar winner Viola Davis
“Tell me what you love about being a Black woman?” – Viola Davis: “Everything.”
“You know, there is one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered and that’s the graveyard,” … “I say exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories — the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost.”
“I became an artist and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”
Oscar winner Viola Davis is the only woman to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, a Golden Globe, a SAG, and a BAFTA award.
She was previously nominated for her supporting role in the 2008 film “Doubt” and for best actress for the 2011 film “The Help.” Davis the 23rd member of an exclusive group of actors who have won a competitive Emmy, Tony and Oscar for performance. Viola Davis is also the first African American to earn that distinction, as well as the first African American actress to receive three Oscar nominations.