Quotes with black
He condemned openly Mr. Brown's policy of compromise and accommodation. He saw things as black and white. And black was evil. He saw the world as a battlefield in which the children of light were locked in mortal conflict with the sons of darkness.
Things Fall Apart
Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation ... Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.
Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (June 14, 1946)
For her fifth wedding, the bride wore black and carried a scotch and soda.
I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood, so I felt like I just didn't fit in. Like I wasn't as good as everybody else, or as smart, or whatever.
When his first-born was put into his arms, he could see that the boy had inherited his own eyes, as they once were--large, brilliant and black.
When I found that I was black, I resolved to live as if I were white, and so force men to look below my skin.
Black holes are where God divided by zero.
These years of prolonged and deep crisis have generated an enormous loss of spiritual values in large segments of the population. People had few choices other than the black market. Egoism, mendacity, double morality, and all illegal methods of survival have proliferated to incredible levels.
About crisis in Cuban society (2009)
People can have the Model T in any color - so long as it's black.
Remark about Model T made in 1909 according to autobiography. Ford was forced to introduce a choice of colors in 1925.
Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow -- no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.
The record companies really do conspire against the artists. They steal. They cheat. They do whatever they can, especially the black artists.… Sony's Tommy Mottola is the president of the record division. He is mean. He is a racist, and he's very, very, very devilish.
We live in a country where Rosa Parks had the courage and conviction to sit down long enough to start a revolution that lead to Al Sharpton screaming racism every time Barry Bonds gets indicted for taking performance enhancing drugs in order to break a home run record set by a black man who didn't even have the benefit of Advil.
How long have you been a black man?
To President Obama, to which Obama responded "First of all, I think it's important to realize that I was actually black before the election." (September 22, 2009)
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
Gift from the Sea (1955)
In order that he might rob a neighbour whom he had promised to defend, black men fought on the coast of Coromandel and red men scalped each other by the great lakes of North America.
On Frederic the Great. 1842.
It’s just like when you’ve got some coffee that’s too black, which means it’s too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won’t even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.
Message to the Grass Roots speech (November 10, 1963)
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
It's always darkest before it's totally black.
Quoting Mao Zedong as far back as 2000, however it appears that he misattributed the quote as part of a joke.
Charles Sumner, who was stunned to see black students being treated as equals in classes at the Sorbonne, became one of the most powerful voices for abolition in the U.S. Senate.
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.
First of all, I think it's important to realize that I was actually black before the election.
On the David Letterman show after being asked "How long have you been a black man?" (September 22, 2009)
I believe history has a habit of repeating itself, that's for sure, but one of things I'm critical of my country on is that we don't seem to take note of the lessons that history teaches us. My country is pretty prone to everything wanting to be black and white, or red, white and blue. And in my experience of life, nothing was ever that simple. No one was dealing with the grey areas. So I decided to become a filmmaker so I could deal with that.
Larry Bird is overrated in a lot of areas. ... Why does he get so much publicity? Because he's white. You never hear about a black player being the greatest.
It's a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.
It's great to be black in Hollywood. When a black actor does something, it seems new and different just by virtue of the fact that he's black.
Civil Rights issue went right through the series with our black neighbors. That was marvelous marvelous stuff. Uncovering bigotry and uncovering it with -- humor was nothing like humor to burst what seems to be an enormous problem. Humor reduces it to nothing and wipes it out.
Interview on November 28, 2000 by Karen Herman.
Forgive me, but if someone had told me two decades ago that by 2012, a black president would be endorsing gay marriage, I would have asked where he got that stuff he was smoking.
It can never be bad to have a foundation as a man — a black man. — in a time when women are dying for men. Women have started to become lovers of each other as a result of not having enough men.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.
Foreword to The Dreaded Comparison: Animal Slavery and Human Slavery (1996) by Marjorie Spiegel
It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower is to bloom.
Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.
Letter to Governor Dinwiddie (29 May 1754).
But Nature is so uncomfortable. Grass is hard and lumpy and damp, and full of dreadful black insects.
The Decay of Lying (1889)
I wrote it in black, I'm always serious when I use black.
House, Don't Ever Change. By Dr. Gregory House.
Coffee should be black as night, hot as hell, and strong as love.