• The journey has been incredible from its beginning.
  • My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.
  • So it’s been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether.
  • If I’m remembered for having done a few good things, and if my presence here has sparked some good energies, that’s plenty.
  • I didn’t run into racism until we moved to Nassau when I was ten and a half, but it was vastly different from the kind of horrendous oppression that black people in Miami were under when I moved there at 15. I found Florida an antihuman place.
  • I wouldn’t change a single thing, because one change alters every moment that follows it.
  • I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values.
  • I learned to hear silence. That’s the kind of life I lived: simple. I learned to see things in people around me, in my mom, dad, brothers and sisters.
  • I am not a hugely religious person, but I believe that there is a oneness with everything. And because there is this oneness, it is possible that my mother is the principal reason for my life.
  • I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was… a human being. (Sidney Poitier)

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