8 Powerful Jesse Williams Quotes PROVE How AMAZING He Really Is

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He's WAY more than a pretty face.

Most famously known for playing the role of Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey's Anatomy, actor (and American heart-throb) Jesse Williams is no stranger to the media. Also appearing in the blockbuster hit, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, and historical drama, The Butler, his swoon worthy smile and charm on television have most definitely won over the hearts of girls all around. 

Seriously, just look at that smile and those eyes. Have you fainted yet?


But he's more than just a pretty face. He's also an activist, serving as the youngest member of the board of directors at civil rights advocacy group The Advancement Project, writing articles for CNN and The Huffington Post — eventually proving his hard work when he recently won the 2016 BET humanitarian award and stole the show with his speech on racism. In his acceptance speech he further highlighted the important need for a fundamental change on how people view and think about equality. His speech was met with resounding applause and a standing ovation.

On days when he is not playing doctor, he's putting his stardom to good use by using his Twitter as a platform to deliver empowering messages on current issues in the news to his 1.35 MILLION followers. 

This former teacher and current activist knows a thing or two about inspiring people and working hard-as-hell for change, and we could all learn a little something from him.

So you keep being your wonderful self Jesse, and all the rest of us will continue to love you.

Here are 8 of Jesse Williams' most inspiring and powerful quotes you NEED to hear.


If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotesinspirational sayings, and hilarious relationship truths, we've got you covered.

On accomplishing your goals.
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Jesse Williams Inspirational Quotes

"We often grow up being told that we can do this or that, but if you don't see anybody that looks like you doing it, you don't believe you can do it. But I had great teachers, and I wanted to be a great teacher." — Jesse Williams 

On honor.
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Jesse Williams Inspirational Quotes

"Storytelling is based on the word, being an honorable person of integrity is based on your word." — Jesse Williams 

On acting in Grey's Anatomy.
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Jesse Williams Inspirational Quotes

"That's why the role I have on Grey's Anatomy is important to me, because it's a human being. He doesn't have to wear race on his sleeve; he doesn't even have to talk about it. We just lead by our actions." — Jesse Williams

On acknowledging the real issues.
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Jesse Williams Inspirational Quotes

"The existance of your neighbor's pain is not dependent upon your belief in it. And we cannot improve a situation that we didn't acknowledge. Learning from patterns is both basic and critical to the progress of human 'civilization'." — Jesse Williams

On racism in the media.
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Jesse Williams Inspirational Quotes

"Blackness is like the big screen, it adds 10-100lbs, a gun and a carefully crafted script seen only through the eyes of the white hero." — Jesse Williams 

On a basic human right.
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Jesse Williams Inspirational Quotes

"We should all have the opportunity to at least get a basic education and feel that you are worthy of something in life." — Jesse Williams 

On the current issues.
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Jesse Williams Inspirational Quotes

"If an entire police dept doesn't trust the [legal] system they are sworn to support. How can those under it's boot & gun be expected to?" — Jesse Williams 

On equality.
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Jesse Williams Inspirational Quotes

"If you don't actually care about Black people having equal protection under the law, why are you making suggestions to those who do?" — Jesse Williams



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