Top 33 Susan Kelechi Watson Quotes

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“We all need somebody to say, ‘I love you. I see you. And I’m not going to give up on you.’ Everybody has validity. Everybody has a purpose.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“You have to practice the life you want regardless of what the circumstances are.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“There’s light and dark in all things, you know?”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“I think, so often, we can let our circumstances dictate what our value is. And I have to remember that my value is the same whether I’m in the dirt or I’m picked up and dusted off.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“I have a mole in my eye, which is a very specific thing.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“Some of the joy in acting is switching it up: being able to do something that’s different than what you’ve been doing.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“There is nothing like being able to develop a three-dimensional character over a long period of time. Sometimes you aren’t able to fully portray a character because you only have a couple of scenes to do it in, and you don’t get the full life and background of that character.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“I trained in theater. I loved Los Angeles, but I’ve found New York to be successful for me.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“I don’t know that I constantly think about being a black woman.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“This is an age where you could put anything on YouTube; people can make films on their own.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“That’s always fun to play: the person who can be truthful and blunt, and people take it because that’s who she is.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“I’m the ultimate studier of comedy. I grew up in a very funny household. My dad is the king of one-liners; my brothers are great at telling stories, and my mom is funny without knowing it.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“As you build your career, you know where you want to go. I’m definitely moving towards films. That’s definitely a goal. I’m definitely going to put it out there.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“It’s a complicated dynamic sometimes, mothers and daughters. There’s this thing of, like, ‘This is a model of womanhood for you,’ but yet we find so many reasons why we don’t want to be like our mother.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“Historically, and even now, women have been asked to give up on their dreams way more than men, mostly – because it’s sort of like you’re supposed to once you become a wife and mother. That’s a generalization; that’s what the mentality has been.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“There was no way to predict that ‘This is Us’ was going to be what it is, that it would really resonate with people.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“With my representation of a black woman in the world today, there’s such a powerful response from my community about what it means to have black representation on television. That response is so overwhelming and so strong that I just have to express my own gratitude for it, because I understand the necessity for it.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“There was a time when I just didn’t have the opportunities, which meant going without things in my life – whether it was clothes, or food, or money – and living a really bare-bones life.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“I pray and meditate every morning for anywhere between 15 to 50 minutes.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“A month before I booked ‘This Is Us,’ I was like, ‘Maybe I should move to Montreal and work in a coffee shop.’”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“After a while, the person who knows the character best is you, the actor.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“PBS was just such an awesome resource for a child’s early development. And now I realize Mister Rogers is also an awesome resource for an adult’s development because his philosophies are just timeless and are so relevant and are so important and are so simple and just something we can all grasp onto easily.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“I personally don’t lock in a performance, because I do leave room for things to happen, so I just make sure I’m very intimate with what I’m saying and why I’m saying it so that no matter what happens, we can do whatever we want to do and leave space for play.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“I’ve trained in dance for most of my life, but ballet was the thing I left behind the earliest because they felt like I didn’t have the right body for it, and I didn’t like that and never felt like I could be a part of that dance structure.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“Judith Jamison is, like, supreme.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“All I can say is marriage is hard.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“So many people want to be seen not just as a mom or a wife, but they want to be seen wholly.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“You always have to keep setting the bar for yourself.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“What I say is that there’s this culture and this vibe and this community in Brooklyn that’s so amazing and wonderful, and it has influence on the world. That’s the part of Brooklyn that I love and I begin to miss.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“As a kid, you’re so at the mercy of the people around you, the people raising you, your environment.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“It’s always really cool as an actor to have a character that people want to see the best for.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“Thank God I applied to Howard. It’s where I belonged.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson

“I actually worked with an organization called Drama Club that works with incarcerated teens and youth in a detention center and in Rikers Island, which a lot of people don’t know that teens have been incarcerated in Rikers Island.”

― Susan Kelechi Watson
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