Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 469
Myself Counsel

I personally pledge myself to openly counsel, aid, and abet youth, both black and white, to quarantine any Jim Crow conscription system.

- A. Philip Randolph

South Recently

A group of white South Africans recently killed a black lawyer because he was black. That was wrong. They should have killed him because he was a lawyer.

- A. Whitney Brown

Hands More

My workday begins around 11 A.M., with a cup of black coffee in each hand. If I had more hands, there would be more coffee.

- Aaron Levie

Made Commentator

I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.

- Aaron McGruder

Happy Woman

I'm happy to say I'm a feminist. Being a feminist is just believing in equal rights. Man, woman, gay, straight, black, white - we're all in it together.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Rejected Opened

I have friends who are black whose families opened their arms to them when they came out; I have friends who were white where they were rejected.

- Adepero Oduye

Sick Pair

My splurge would be a pair of leather Christian Louboutin over-the-knee boots. They're sick! I would do a really stretchy skinny jean under a black turtleneck and call it a day!

- Adrienne Bailon

Fact Hop

You have to look at the fact that Hip Hop is under attack. It's not just Hip Hop but Black people, Latino people and all people are under attack for different things.

- Afrika Bambaataa

My Life Being

I am black, and there's no getting around that, but being black doesn't define every aspect of my life.

- Aisha Tyler

Crack Does

I'm black, and black don't crack. It does droop.

- Aisha Tyler

Thought Kid

I hated, when I was a kid, being told that 'Black people don't do that.' And the white kids at school didn't accept me because I was black, and the black kids in my neighborhood didn't accept me because they thought I thought I was white.

- Aisha Tyler

College Me

My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by, 'So... you're black.'

- Al Roker

House Everybody

The dream was not to put one black family in the White House, the dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house.

- Al Sharpton

Will Big

If the black vote does not come out in big numbers in the age of Ferguson and voter ID, it will empower our adversaries and enhance our marginalization.

- Al Sharpton

Ed Sullivan Almost

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.

- Al Sharpton

Villain Play

I know what's good for me. I can't play black or gray. I can't be a villain or anything close to one. I have to play white.

- Alan Ladd

Six Months

For four to six months at a time, I would barely eat. I lived on a diet of Melba toast, carrots, and black coffee.

- Alanis Morissette

United States United

The United States is not a nation of black and white people. Any fool can see that white people are not really white, and that black people are not black.

- Albert Murray

Feel I Feel

Black girls, I feel, rock, in so many ways, especially coming from five girls.

- Alek Wek

Listening Just Be

When I talk, it shouldn't just be black girls listening.

- Alek Wek

Love Obsessed

I loved the Black Eyed Peas. I was obsessed with them, and they were my favorite group ever, and Amy Winehouse, as well; I love her.

- Alessia Cara

Crush Engineered

In its attempt to crush the Black Panthers, the FBI engineered frequent arrests on the flimsiest of pretexts.

- Alexander Cockburn

Divided Goats

Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white.

- Alfred Kinsey

Through Will

There are those who believe Black people possess the secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.

- Alice Walker

Work Clear

From infancy, I have relied on the fiercely sweet spirits of black men; and this is abundantly clear in my work.

- Alice Walker

Like Some

If you're from Virginia, then you know some white people from Poquoson don't like black people.

- Allen Iverson

Woman Roles

Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there's not a lot of roles for us.

- Amber Riley

Seriously Fourteen

When I was fourteen, I was one of those kids who wore all black because it matched everything. Seriously.

- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Artist Role

The black artist's role in America is to aid in the destruction of America as he knows it.

- Amiri Baraka

Never Too

You can never have too many black pumps. Never!

- Andre Leon Talley

Best Doubt

When my best friends doubt their little black dresses, they call me on the telephone seeking reassurance.

- Andre Leon Talley

Freedom Dress

The little black dress expresses a moment of freedom and individuality every time.

- Andre Leon Talley

Mother Never

I was the black sheep of the family, and my mother never really understood me.

- Andre Rieu

Pretty Galaxies

Our galaxy's pretty ordinary, garden-variety. So if we believe our galaxy has a super massive black hole, that tells us that most, if not all, galaxies host such a black hole at their centers.

- Andrea M. Ghez

Going Go

Fortunately, most things around the supermassive black hole are just going to go around it. They're going to orbit it. They don't actually get sucked in.

- Andrea M. Ghez

Differences Galaxies

One of the key differences between galaxies with super massive black holes is whether or not the black holes are lit up, because they are basically bingeing on a lot of material in its surroundings.

- Andrea M. Ghez

Injuries Equivalent

I've had two unlucky injuries that are the equivalent of walking under 1,000 ladders and seeing 1,000 black cats.

- Andrew Bogut

Mr Obama

Much of America rooted for Mr. Obama simply because he is black.

- Andrew Breitbart

Preserve Deplorable

The current neglect of the problem can only irritate this deplorable state of affairs. The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society, a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society.

- Andrew Goodman

Black Americans

The relationship of black Americans to Obama is sociologically riveting.

- Andrew Sullivan

More Been

I was much more comfortable and a much better congressman running in a district that was 37 percent black, where I had to have a white constituency to get elected, than I would have been if I was in a 75 percent black district.

- Andrew Young

Myself More

I'm a little bit more unusual so I consider myself as the black sheep.

- Ann Wilson

Favourite Had

I spend a lot on shoes, but my favourite shoes I've had for 16 years: a pair of black Michel Perry ankle boots with gold lining.

- Anna Mouglalis

More Like

I feel like decades ago it was either you're black, white, Asian or Hispanic, or whatever, but today we see more of an acceptance for people with multi-nationalities.

- Annie Ilonzeh

Director Question

It's a dumb question, because I don't look at things as a black director, just as a director, so ask me as a director first and we can segue into the colour thing later.

- Antoine Fuqua

Go Borders

In Harlem, I got all my black friends. But when I go downtown, I got black, white, Asian, Indian friends. There's no borders, no barriers.

- ASAP Rocky


I'm a second-degree black belt.

- Ashton Eaton

Sports Play

I was skinny and black and didn't play sports. And I was bullied.

- Ashton Sanders

Men Raised

We're raised to believe that black men have to be one specific way.

- Ashton Sanders

Like Tell

I feel like a lot of black men 'put on' because of what they see and because of what people tell them they have to be.

- Ashton Sanders

Love Devil

Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.

- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Kind Wear

I wear white or pale-blue shirts and black knit ties: They don't draw attention to me in any kind of peacockish way.

- Charlie Siem

Country Some

I believe there's - now, don't get me wrong; I'm not prejudiced - there's some white people in this country who'll never accept the black man as a golfer. That's true.

- Charlie Sifford

Language Players

In the end, the great leveler in any sport is performance on the field or on the court. Kids don't care what language players speak or if they eat tacos, rice, or sauerkraut. They don't care if they're white, black, or brown.

- Cheech Marin

Think Became

American violence is public life, it's a public way of life, it became a form, a detective story form. So I should think that any number of black writers should go into the detective story form.

- Chester Himes

Love Wear

I love white T-shirts as much as I love black. I often wear total black. It's my favourite.

- Chiara Ferragni

Kind Part

It's barely OK for me to be dressed up as a black guy. But part of me kind of enjoys provoking people.

- Chris Lilley

Always Frames

I always have two pairs of glasses: geeky black Warby Parker frames and Wayfarer Ray Bans. Those are key!

- Christa Miller

Democratic Party

But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions.

- Clarence Thomas

Idea Many

There are so many people who have this idea of who I am because I'm black.

- Clarence Thomas

Want Some

It would seem that some black people want to say that when you, as a black, become successful, you cease to be black. That's ridiculous.

- Clarence Thomas

Lives Mourning

Unlike earlier black-power movements that tried to fight or segregate for self-preservation, Black Lives Matter aligns with the dead, continues the mourning, and refuses the forgetting in front of all of us.

- Claudia Rankine

Dress Old

I have a really basic uniform: in winter, black tights and any old dress that I can throw on. In summer, high-waisted jeans and this shirt, or that shirt, and a cashmere cardigan just in case.

- Claudia Schiffer

Southern More

Deadwood lies at the northern tip of the Black Hills, where the land is ancient and rubbed smooth by time. The Black Hills are more rugged at their southern extremity, where bare granite forms pinnacles and spires.

- Clive Sinclair

Felt Needed

I never felt that I was supposed to be white. Or black, either. My parents just wanted to let me be who I needed to be.

- Colin Kaepernick

Always Movie

I was always the only black in the movie theater, the only black in class, the only black in the library, the only black in the discotheque. I always felt observed and judged.

- Concha Buika

Always Wear

I always wear my black watch on my left wrist so I know I'm on stage on time.

- Conor Maynard

Racism Invisible

Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse.

- Cornel West

Estate Black Family

We were the only black family in an estate with 1,000 white families. Liverpool being quite racist in the Sixties, it was a bit grim growing up.

- Craig Charles

Through Worse

And I'd be lying if I told you that as a black man in baseball I hadn't gone through worse times than my teammates.

- Curt Flood

Prefer Policy Issues

I believe that when it comes to major foreign policy issues, many prefer to have black people seen and not heard.

- Cynthia McKinney

Still Been

I've been in situations where I was the only black guy. We're in a time now where nobody wants to see that. But it still happens.

- Dak Prescott

World Beans

Black beans and soy beans are the cornerstones of longevity diets around the world.

- Dan Buettner

Tell Centre

You can tell black artists are front and centre when Usher discovers and launches Justin Bieber.

- Dan Hill

Give Been

When writing on black life, whites have often been unwelcome, usually called upon to give witness or hauled in as the accused.

- Darryl Pinckney

Music Just

What I do isn't black music; it's just my music.

- Daryl Hall

Street Vernacular

Every black American is bilingual. All of them. We speak street vernacular and we speak 'job interview.'

- Dave Chappelle

Believe Limited

I believe in limited government. I know what the welfare state has done to the black community.

- David A. Clarke, Jr.

Me Wait

I couldn't wait to be, you know, a Black Panther. Of course they wouldn't let me join.

- David Alan Grier

Committee Blacks

In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.

- David Dinkins

Idea Directors

The idea that American producers and directors are choosing black British talent to save themselves a buck or two is ridiculous - it's because we're damn good.

- David Harewood

Myself Like

Myself, I believe that black theatre continues to evolve, and the success of writers like Bola Agbaje and Rachel De-lahay is proof that fresh voices continue to emerge.

- David Harewood

Ideals Including

As a result of America's efforts to realize the ideals of equality and freedom, blacks in America are now the freest and richest black people anywhere on the face of the earth including all of the nations that are ruled by blacks.

- David Horowitz

Play Like

It's good to play something that's black and white, and a guy that sees right and wrong. I've never played a character like that.

- David Lyons

Ninety-Nine Percent

Ninety-nine percent of the music that was of any interest to me when I was growing up came out of the black community.

- David Sanborn

College Belt

I earned a black belt when I was in high school. And I did a lot of boxing and full contact karate in college.

- Dean Norris

Born Being

Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs.

- Jim Morrison

Always Eager

All my playmates on the farm were black, and later, when I started school in Plains, it was all white. But I was always eager to get back home to my friends in Archery.

- Jimmy Carter

Nothing Means

I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It's all an illusion.

- Joe Rogan

Believe Right

I don't believe there's two sides to every story. It's black and white. There's right and wrong.

- Joe Wurzelbacher

Color Abstract

Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.

- Joel Sternfeld

Violent Impressed

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.

- John Blair

Necessary Historian

It was necessary, as a black historian, to have a personal agenda.

- John Hope Franklin

Prefer Dialects

Ebonics - or black English, as I prefer to call it - is one of a great many dialects of English. And so English comes in a great many varieties, and black English is one of them.

- John McWhorter

Think Standard

People think of black English as ungrammatical, but it bears the same relationship to standard English as contemporary Hebrew does to ancient Hebrew.

- John McWhorter

Might Making

Because, if I'm honest, people in the white world might be appalled, but in the black world, they're making myths out of me. And I know that ain't the life.

- John Singleton

Why White

If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'

- John Wayne

Every Day Juries

Black jurors sit on juries every day and convict black people every day.

- Johnnie Cochran

Wear Then

I wear black because I'm comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it's hot I'm comfortable in light blue.

- Johnny Cash

Nation Unequal

Our nation's oldest sin and deepest crime is the isolation of minority children - black children, in particular - in schools that are not only segregated but shamefully unequal.

- Jonathan Kozol