“I don’t harp on the negative because if you do, then there’s no progression. There’s no forward movement. You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control. Like, you have control over the choices you make” – Taraji P. Henson
“Humans have a light side and a dark side, and it’s up to us to choose which way we’re going to live our lives. Even if you start out on the dark side, it doesn’t mean you have to continue your journey that way. You always have time to turn it around” – Taraji P. Henson
“Love is the greatest gift that God has given us. It’s free” – Taraji P. Henson
About: Taraji Penda Henson (born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy (2001), Shug in Hustle & Flow (2005) and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. In 2011, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Detective Jocelyn Carter in the CBS drama Person of Interest and as of 2015 stars as leading lady Cookie Lyon on the Fox music-industry drama series Empire for which she has received widespread recognition (Wikipedia).