Words matter. These are the best Adrienne C. Moore Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Not being able to afford many of the basic necessities to survive, I placed all my loans in forbearance, enrolled in food stamps and Medicaid, and took on part-time jobs anywhere I could find them.
I am obsessed with Green Tidings deodorant – it’s this natural deodorant.
We spend so many hours a day – even if we’re not physically in the office – working, thinking about work, and planning and setting up and organizing with work, even with our families.
It’s not about trying to be perfect. It’s not about trying to walk the straight and narrow. It’s about loving who you are and finding those people who love and accept you for who you are.
In 2006, I made the decision to go after my dream. I was living in Atlanta and had a promising career in marketing, but I took a leap of faith and decided to move to New York, enroll in graduate school, and pursue acting.
A friend of mine is chief of staff at a big prison in Georgia. Along with giving me a tour of the prison, she allowed me to meet inmates.
There are so many elements that make ‘Orange’ spectacular – the writing, the acting, what we talk about – but we can’t neglect the music of the show. It sets a fantastic tone.
I’ve learned that we all have an ugly side.
We define family in many different ways: not just by blood but by people with whom we find a common ground and a common bond.
The loss of my father will always sting. But now, everything that I do is in honor of him and celebrates his life.
I grew up in Nashville, born and raised. I’m a country girl, and I love country music. I had a dream I was going to be the first black female country music star, but then that wasn’t the case.
Lipsticks are like socks. I put lipstick on before any other makeup. I use MAC’s Chestnut lip liner, and sometimes I mix two or three shades together.
I’m a girl from the South, so I was raised with morals – you know, your family’s first.
I did study religion at Northwestern, and it was a very interesting time for me because I think it was the beginning of my personal journey in this understanding of the purpose that religion serves in our culture and in our individual lives. It serves to ground us and be our moral compass.
At some point, we have to move away from the pack to take certain journeys on our own.
One of the things I love about ‘Orange’ is I think we bring to light a lot of topics that, particularly in terms of prison, might go untalked about.
I clip hand sanitizer to my purse. I used to be a babysitter back in the day, so I got germaphobic.
I used to get these as a kid all the time – Doritos, Cheetos, Funions… and Andy Capp’s Hot Fries. I have a crunch fetish.
My dad was the first man I ever loved.
I’m scared of the gym – I see all these machines, and I’m like, ‘What is that? What am I supposed to do?’
At ‘OITNB,’ we really work to keep to the formula that’s made this show so popular with everyone who watches it, which is to have really good characters and really interesting stories.
Growing up, there was this explosion of B television. ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air,’ you have ‘Family Matters,’ ‘A Different World.’ I had examples – of black children, black families, black women, black men – that represented who I was.
I love ‘Game of Thrones.’
I learned that, with grief, you have to take it one day at a time and learn how to find the happiness amid the heartbreak.
The truth is, we all face hardships of some kind, and you never know the struggles a person is going through. Behind every smile, there’s a story of a personal struggle.
Whether we are working to pay off student loans, credit card debt, paying for elder or childcare, or even trying to save for retirement, the idea of the American dream still remains just that – a dream.
The way I like to cook is to have music going, usually jazz, and something in my hand, usually a glass of wine.
I studied psychology, history, and religion. I was a heady girl, but frankly, I’m glad I studied those subjects because a lot of that has really helped me as an actress.
I love a mocha latte!
I hit my thirties and felt I had to start being profound.
When you do television, you’re filming out of sequence sometimes. You have to ground yourself very quickly in the character and in the work and in the words. I think theater allowed me that sort of sharp, quick focus to do that.
We think of our prison inmates as the dregs of society, and we scorn them and push them off to the side and forget about them. We have to remember that they are humans, and they have rights, and yes, they did wrong, but we all have one shot at doing wrong, you know?
One of my secret nerdy things is that I love education.
As women, we’re supposed to bear the burden of raising our families and then also financially providing for them as well, and it’s difficult when you’re already starting off making less than the average.
Psychology is simply great because it helps you better understand all kinds of people.