We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Butler Quotes from Erik Spoelstra, Lee Daniels, Donald McCaig, Calvin Trillin, Ben Shapiro. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Jimmy Butler embodies those qualities just like the Heat players of our great past have done before. Alonzo Mourning, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem. He just embodies these qualities of professionalism, of work, of accountability, of being reliable. And he leads.
I went back-to-back from ‘Paperboy’ to ‘Butler,’ literally with no break.
Rhett Butler is very mysterious. He disappears, he reappears, God knows where he goes. We know nothing about his family to speak of.
As far as I’m concerned, ‘whom’ is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
‘The Butler’ has virtually nothing in common with its source material, the life of White House butler Gene Allen, except for the fact that the main character of the film and Allen were both black butlers in the White House.
Jimmy Butler is a winner.
‘The Help’ sheds light on a certain truth in America, but the tragedy is if we don’t get a chance to contrast it with other points of views. ‘The Butler’ does that, ‘Red Tails’ does that and that’s what ’96 Minutes’ does.
I’ve been blessed to have a lot of mentors in my life that just have been good people and hard workers. Jae Crowder is one of them; Jimmy Butler is one of them.
I really don’t know what happened in reference to ‘The Butler.’ Mr. Daniels and I had a conversation. I had the script, the email that goes along with it in reference to the character, read the script, loved it. Then I never heard from Mr. Daniels again, and the next I saw was that Oprah Winfrey is now playing the part.
The life of an actor is not filled with limousines and talk-show interviews. I’ve moved crates of beer; I’ve been a bartender, personal assistant, butler. But all those skills have helped me in the business aspect of what I do.
We know there needs to be diversity in storytellers telling their own stories. I think there’s a beautiful forward movement in that direction with McQueen telling ’12 Years A Slave,’ with Coogler telling ‘Fruitvale,’ and with Daniels telling ‘The Butler.’
I think I’d take a human butler over a robot one.
One of my greatest regrets in coaching is the Butler Final Four runs, because if I would have been a seasoned coach, I think we would have won.
If I could be anyone, I’d choose the lead singer of Arcade Fire, Win Butler.
Octavia Butler often described herself as an outsider, but within science fiction, she was loved as an insider, someone who was a fan first and came to S.F. writing as an enthusiastic reader.
Butler’s novel ‘Kindred’ may be the book most widely read by readers outside science fiction; it has been assigned as a text in classrooms and has sold steadily since its publication in 1979.
When people say what is ‘Gone With the Wind’ about, they say it’s a love story between Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara. But Mammy is almost a third party.
Octavia Butler, of course, is brilliant and disturbing.
I remember when I got my Equity card doing the Scottish play at the Public Theater with Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin. Alec thought I should just be Butler Harner, but I thought it would make people laugh if they had to call me Butler.
People think that I grew up going to Barneys for my back-to-school clothes. I went to the Gap. We lived in a nice house on a cul-de-sac, but it wasn’t a mansion. We didn’t have a butler or a maid.
There was one vampire movie that Gerard Butler was in, ‘Dracula 2000,’ and they touched on something interesting, but it only worked in the context of that particular movie, which was that the original vampire was Judas.
I think the whole stigma of ‘black movies’ is slowly being lost. When you look at movies like ’12 Years A Slave,’ to ‘The Butler,’ to ‘The Best Man,’ to ‘Ride Along,’ to even ‘Think Like a Man’ from last year – these movies are just good movies.
I told our players at Butler, ‘I hate to break it to you, but you aren’t playing beyond here. That’s reality. So why are you so concerned with yourself?’ It’s a hard lesson, but I told them, ‘How you handle your role on this team will be remembered by your coaches and your teammates. It will define you.’
Few in the Nineties would have ventured to prophesy that the remote dim singer of the Celtic Twilight would, in a new age, become the leading poet of the English-speaking world. None have disputed the claim of William Butler Yeats to that title.
I like to read Octavia E. Butler’s ‘Wild Seed’ over and over again. And J. California Cooper’s ‘The Wake of the Wind.’ That one makes me cry from joy. I’ll mourn – I’ll actually mourn – and then I’ll cry from joy. She’s wonderful.
The first thing I do when I come to work, I say hello to my dogs and give them one biscuit each. The butler takes them out to the park and drops them off at the office, so they are there waiting for me. They are very popular in the studio. They play all the time. They run around, up and down, left and right.
When I was starting to write, the great influence was T.S. Eliot and after that William Butler Yeats.
I think this last film I finished, ‘The Butler,’ is the closest I will come to as a work-for-hire.
Perhaps, despite my objections, the success of films like: ‘The Help,’ ‘Django,’ ‘The Butler,’ or ’12 Years a Slave,’ will further persuade Hollywood to widen its view and edit its erroneous perception of what a commercial black film can look like.
I am much closer to the Butler side of the family, which is on mother’s side, from where I get my middle name. My parents divorced when I was seven, and I remember as a kid always being fascinated by my full name.
I would love a robot butler.
I’ve been a huge Psychedelic Furs fan for a long time. I love Butler’s paintings, too. I like all their songs. I’ll even crank ‘Pretty in Pink,’ I don’t care.
I don’t agree with any form of butler, so definitely not a robot one. It’s lazy, so a bad idea.
I follow the teachings of Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, United States Marine Corps. He won two Congressional Medals of Honor, and he wrote the highly controversial antiwar book ‘War is a Racket.’
I’m actually the #1 Ross Butler stan.
I think when you look at Jimmy Butler when he came in, he hardly played as a rookie. He played more each year and then would become a top-10 player in the league. It’s a testament to his work ethic and how he approached things.
My full name is Ross Fleming Butler; it’s very British-Irish.
I used to do impersonations: Harry Butler in the wild, or I’d do Gough Whitlam.
Octavia Butler was more interested in writing a good story than in worrying about where to slot it.
My partner, Danny Strong, came to me with this idea of telling a story about my life and merging that with music and the hip-hop world. He wrote ‘The Butler’ and originally wanted to do ‘Empire’ also as a movie.
I’m more to my family than a wonderful, luminous cook. I’m also a wonderful, luminous butler and a wonderful, luminous chauffer. And checkbook. I’m a luminous checkbook, too.
I think the way Win Butler writes, I really identify with it. He writes very emotionally and very cinematically, and I just connect with his sensibility.
The star power is who is playing at an All-Star level, a top 12 level, and that’s Jimmy Butler. He’s become one of the best players in the league, a terrific two-way player.
We truly love Butler University and Indianapolis and are very thankful to have had the opportunity to celebrate so many wonderful things together.
We all know he was talented but he was also a very smart, kind, funny individual and his personality and presence will be deeply missed. There will never be another person like him but his legacy will live forever. R.I.P. Chad Butler.