black quotes

I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him.Hank Aaron

I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.Theodor Adorno

First, you have stereotypes, and that will be the black drug dealer, the east Asian kung fu master, the Middle Eastern terrorist in 'True Lies.' Then you have stuff that takes place on culturally specific terrain, that engages with it, but actually subverts assumptions. 'Smashes' stereotypes. That's where I've come into the game.Riz Ahmed

It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater.Alvin Ailey

All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death's wing flashed ahead.Anna Akhmatova

In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends' bands, and in 1981, the first Big Black record - the first thing I did that was an actual record.Steve Albini

I don't think the philosophy really changes between men and women. I think golf courses need to become more distance-friendly overall. I think golf courses almost need to develop a more generic set of tees instead of calling them black, blue, red or whatever.Amy Alcott

But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out.Archibald Alexander

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.Muhammad Ali

I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free.Muhammad Ali

I had to prove you could be a new kind of black man. I had to show the world.Muhammad Ali

I think the end is endless. It's either a big black hole or a big white light or both together. But it's totally meaningless, because even if someone would explain it, I wouldn't understand it.Yehuda Amichai

Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village.David Amram

My daughter teases me once in a while saying, Remember when you used to be my mother and you had black hair?Loni Anderson

When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black. I don't want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.Marian Anderson

I know not what record of sin awaits me in the other world, but this I know, that I was never mean enough to despise any man because he was black.John Albion Andrew

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.Maya Angelou

The poetry you read has been written for you, each of you - black, white, Hispanic, man, woman, gay, straight.Maya Angelou

Black people comprehend the South. We understand its weight. It has rested on our backs... I knew that my heart would break if ever I put my foot down on that soil, moist, still, with old hurts. I had to face the fear/loathing at its source or it would consume me whole.Maya Angelou