Words matter. These are the best Richard Cabral Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Art saved my life.
I can’t point my finger on a ‘dream role,’ but the days that I’m able to fulfill the stories of the ‘hood/barrio on film, those will be great days.
The lifestyle that I grew up in, it was passed on to me. I didn’t know there was another world.
Your only true obligation in a gang is to be committed and be there when your brothers need you.
The agricultural fields throughout the Southwest, those jobs needed to be filled, and who were the ones to do it? It was the Mexicans.
I spent my life behind bars, and what people don’t know is getting out of prison is really nerve-racking – you’re not used to society; you’re not used to the world going by so fast – so to step on that lot was quite overwhelming.
I believe God talks to us in mysterious ways. I knew if I did not pay attention to His message, I was going to do life in prison, or I was going to end up dead.
In this society, you have to belong to something, I feel, and all we have in the neighborhood is a gang.
Being an artist, being an actor, it’s about telling stories that could heal, that could open up discussion that could make the community better.
There are many things in common with my life and my character in ‘American Crime.’ My upbringing has definitely helped me out in this role.
Majority of minds are warped into the belief of the only person worth helping is themself.
I’m definitely not joking around on set.
I grew up in East Los Angeles, which is the biggest population of Mexican-Americans in America. I was born and raised there.
I remember my first thing was ‘CSI: Miami.’ I played a Cuban gangster. And that was it. I was like, ‘Wow, I don’t have to clean toilets.’ I could actually dress up and get paid equivalent to that. So that was my introduction into the Hollywood industry.
There’s comes a point when people who have lived a life of crime get tired and want to change.
No one cares about you when you’re in jail.
Just like the rest of the world, I became a product of my environment, and this environment was gang culture.
As an actor, I draw from myself.
In society, you are taught to belong. You have to belong to something.
I didn’t know that I could be an actor until I was 25 years old, and now I continue to go back to the prisons and probation camps and the inner city to say that you don’t have to go through the violence, through the trauma like I did.
The true meaning of an artist/actor is opening my heart to the audience and, at the same time, opening their heart.
When you’re in a gang, you go through life like any other individual. You have certain obligations, but you are not forced to do anything.