Quotations About / On: BLACK

  • 31.
    Just like those other black holes from outer space, Hollywood is postmodern to this extent: it has no center, only a spreading dead zone of exhaustion, inertia, and brilliant decay.
    (Arthur Kroker (b. 1945), Canadian sociologist, Marilouise Kroker, and David Cook (b. 1946). "Panic Hollywood," Panic Encyclopedia (1989).)
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  • 32.
    Few colors last; with their eternal thirst, time and light suck on them, and they bleach the black doctor's hat until it's grey like a dunce's cap.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1840).)
  • 33.
    ... white people, like black ones, are victims of a racist society. They are products of their time and place.
    (Shirley Chisholm (b. 1924), African American politician and feminist. Unbought and Unbossed, ch. 15 (1970).)
  • 34.
    Not being a K.N. [Know-Nothing] I am left as a sort of waif on the political sea with symptoms of a mild sort towards Black Republicanism.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. I, p. 497, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to Guy M. Bryan (April 16, 1856). Bryan, a proslavery Democrat, was an old college chum.)
  • 35.
    Never 'eld with mournin' meself. I always say, life's black enough as it is without dressin' in it, too.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Martha (Edna Best), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). To Mrs. Muir, who has just put away her mourning dress. From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 36.
    Never 'eld with mournin' meself. I always say, life's black enough as it is without dressin' in it, too.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Martha (Edna Best), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, to Mrs. Muir, who has just put away her mourning dress (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 37.
    ... a legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women—with men relating to that the best they can.
    (Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. Goodbye to All That (January 1970).)
  • 38.
    We black men seem the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness.
    (W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (1868-1963), U.S. civil rights leader, author. The Souls of Black Folk, ch. 1 (1903).)
  • 39.
    Lots of white people think black people are stupid. They are stupid themselves for thinking so, but regulation will not make them smarter.
    (Stephen Carter (b. 1954), U.S. lawyer, author. Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, ch. 8 (1992).)
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  • 40.
    So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. High John de Conquer, American Mercury (1943).)
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