Quotations About / On:
... the Black woman in America can justly be described as a "slave of a slave."
(Frances Beale, African American feminist and civil rights activist. The Black Woman, ch. 14 (1970).)
Irish Americans are about as Irish as black Americans are African.
(Bob Geldof (b. 1954), Irish rock singer. Quoted in Observer (London, June 22, 1986).)
It's given new meaning to me of the scientific term black hole.
(Don Logan, U.S. businessman, president and chief executive of Time Inc. His response when asked how much his company had spent in the last year to develop Pathfinder, Time Inc.'S site on the World Wide Web. Quoted in New York Times, p. D7 (November 13, 1995).)
The empowerment of black women constitutes ... the empowerment of our entire community.
(Kimberly Crenshaw (b. 1959), African American author. Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power, ch. 14 (1992).)
After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.
(Ernest Lehman (b. 1920), U.S. screenwriter. Sister Margaretta (Anna Lee), The Sound of Music, speaking of Maria (Julie Andrews) (1965).)
A black sun has appeared in the sky of my motherland.
(Wuer Kaixi, Chinese student leader. Quoted in Independent (London, June 29, 1989).
Said about the events in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.)
I can only see death and more death, till we are black and swollen with death.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, June 2, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).)
The heartless and enormous Outer Black ...
(Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Loose Mountain.")
Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.
(Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), Spanish poet, playwright. Interview, 1936, published in Obras Completas, vol. 3 (1986). Quoted in Poet in New York, introduction (1940, trans. 1988).)
The devil damn thee black, thou cream-faced loon!
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 5, sc. 3, l. 11.
The stupid servant ("loon") is white with fear.)