Her Quotes: Dorothy Height

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Dorothy Height Quotes:

• ‘If you worry about who is going to get credit, you don’t get much work done.’
• ‘Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.’
• ‘I was inspired by Mary McLeod Bethune, not only to be concerned but to use whatever talent I had to be of some service in the community.’
• ‘As I reflect on the hope and challenges facing women in the 21st century, I am also reminded of the protracted struggles of African-American women who joined together as SISTERS in 1935 in response to Mrs. Bethune’s call. It was an opportunity to deal creatively with the fact that Black women stood outside of America’s mainstream of opportunity, influence and power.’
• ‘I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom…. I want to be remembered as one who tried.’
• ‘A Negro woman has the same kind of problems as other women, but she can’t take the same things for granted.’
• ‘As more women enter public life, I see developing a more humane society. The growth and development of children no longer will depend solely upon the status of their parents. Once again, the community as the extended family will rekindle its caring and nurturing. Though children cannot vote, their interests will be placed high on the political agenda. For they are indeed the future. ”
• ‘As we move ahead into the 21st century and look at a unified way of fully identifying with our heritage, our present and our future, our use of African-American is not a matter of putting down one to pick up the other. It is a recognition that we’ve always been African and American, but we are now going to address ourselves in those terms and make a unified effort to identify with our African brothers and sisters and with our own heritage. African-American has the potential of helping us to rally. But unless we identify with the full meaning, the term won’t make a difference. It becomes merely a label.
When we started using the term ‘Black,’ it was more than a color. It came at a time when our young people in marches and sit-ins made they cry ‘Black Power.’ It represented the Black experience in the United States and the Black experience of those throughout the world who were oppressed. We are at a different point now. The struggle continues, but it’s more subtle. Therefore, we need, in the strongest ways we can, to show our unity as a people and not just as a people of color.’
• ‘It was not easy for those of us who had become symbols of the struggle for equality to see our children raising their fists in defiant contradiction of all we had fought for.’
• ‘No one will do for you what you need to do for yourself. We cannot afford to be separate.’
• ‘We have to see that all of us are in the same boat.’
• ‘But we’re all in the same boat now, and we’ve got to learn to work together.’
• ‘We are not a problem people; we are a people with problems. We have historic strengths; we have survived because of family.’
• ‘We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity.’
• ‘Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.’
• ‘We’ve got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else is going to do it. ‘
• ‘There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions. ‘
• ‘The Black family of the future will foster our liberation, enhance our self-esteem, and shape our ideas and goals.’
• ‘I believe we hold in our hands the power once again to shape not only our own but the nation’s future — a future that is based on developing an agenda that radically challenges limitations in our economic development, educational achievement and political empowerment. Undoubtedly, African-Americans will have an integral role to play, although our path ahead will continue to be complex and difficult.’
• ‘As we move forward, let us also look back. So long as we remember those who died for our right to vote and those like John H. Johnson who built empires where there were none, we will walk into the future with unity and strength.’

Wanda Sykes: Her Busy Life

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Busy Woman Quotes: Wanda Sykes

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Wanda and Her Busy Life

“A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh. ”
Wanda Sykes

“Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.”
Wanda Sykes

“And then also I think it’s harder for women because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike. ”
Wanda Sykes

“Back then, I was doing more of my impression of what a comic is supposed to do. ”
Wanda Sykes

“But I think funny and talent will always win out; I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you’re funny you will get over all of that. ”
Wanda Sykes

But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I’ll hear it, but the men will keep talking.

Don’t bother me while I’m eating, or when I’m coming out of the crackhouse or something. Just let me get going. ”

“I always want to go back and do stand-up; I like the freedom. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I guess because of my act, people think that I say things they want to say, and that they can just come up and say anything to me. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I like doing a bunch of different things, being all over the place.” Wanda Sykes

“I love Costas. He’s knows too much, but he’s a good guy.”
Wanda Sykes

“I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did, that I’m starting to get people – not a large group, but quite a few people – who come to see me because they love Curb Your Enthusiasm. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I think it’s because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that’s real. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I work hard. The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project, and it makes them step up. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I’m here today because I hated everything else.” Wanda Sykes

“I’m here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance.” Wanda Sykes

I’m really funny now. Wanda Sykes

If something stinks, I say it stinks. But I try to massage it a little and not be as cutting, come behind it with a joke: Hey, I cut you deep, but now let me put a couple of stitches in you.
Wanda Sykes

If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.
Wanda Sykes

Betty White: Her Busy Life

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Betty White Quotes

“Keep the other person’s well being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on”
Betty White quote

“All creatures must learn to coexist. That’s why the brown bear and the field mouse can share their lives in harmony. Or course, they can’t mate or the mice would explode.”
Betty White quote

“I think we’re losing our sense of humor instead of being able to relax and laugh at ourselves. I don’t care whether it’s ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or whose ox is being gored.”
Betty White quote

“She said they’re OK, but the house is flooded up to the second floor right now,”
Betty White quote

“We’ve been real sensitive to that since we saw the stand Kamehameha Schools took. But even though they took that stand, they still lost this ruling,”
Betty White quote

“I majored in English in college, … but whenever I had doubts when I was writing, I’d always call Nelson. He would always laugh and say he needed to be on my payroll.”

“I feel like it’s what God wants me to do. I know how it feels and how devastated people can be.”
Betty White quote

“He loves the fact that he is kind of a star in all this. He’s always wanted to be on TV.”
Betty White quote

“I love being able to contribute to medical education and science.”
Betty White quote

“They’ve kind of surrounded him by some old friends of the audience, … so that the audience will feel secure and they can concentrate on Alfred.”
Betty White quote

Her Quotes

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Her Quotes: Ellen DeGeneres

“For me, it’s that I contributed, … That I’m on this planet doing some good and making people happy. That’s to me the most important thing, that my hour of television is positive and upbeat and an antidote for all the negative stuff going on in life.”

“I don’t understand the sizes anymore. There’s a size zero, which I didn’t even know that they had. It must stand for: ‘Ohhh my God, you’re thin.”

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Her Quotes: Ellen DeGeneres

“For me, it’s that I contributed, … That I’m on this planet doing some good and making people happy. That’s to me the most important thing, that my hour of television is positive and upbeat and an antidote for all the negative stuff going on in life.”

“I don’t understand the sizes anymore. There’s a size zero, which I didn’t even know that they had. It must stand for: ‘Ohhh my God, you’re thin.”

“I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It’s been about two months since I’ve worked out. And I just don’t have the time. Which uh..is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch tv. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words.”

Ellen DeGeneres
“I was coming home from kindergarten–well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It’s good for a kid to know how to make gloves.”

Ellen DeGeneres
I was in yoga the other day. I was in full lotus position. My chakras were all aligned. My mind is cleared of all clatter and I’m looking out of my third eye and everything that I’m supposed to be doing. It’s amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence. ‘Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama’s got the magic of Clorox 2.’

Ellen DeGeneres
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.

Ellen DeGeneres
Procrastination isn’t the problem, it’s the solution. So procrastinate now, don’t put it off.

Ellen DeGeneres
Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.

Ellen DeGeneres
Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it’s worse when they are wearing dark glasses and have streamers in their antlers because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot.

Ellen DeGeneres
The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren’t any space aliens. We can’t be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we’re not all there is. If so, we’re in big trouble.

Ellen DeGeneres

“I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It’s been about two months since I’ve worked out. And I just don’t have the time. Which uh..is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. “And uh..and watch tv. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words.”Ellen DeGeneres

“I was coming home from kindergarten–well they told me it was kindergarten. I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It’s good for a kid to know how to make gloves.” Ellen DeGeneres

“I was in yoga the other day. I was in full lotus position. My chakras were all aligned. My mind is cleared of all clatter and I’m looking out of my third eye and everything that I’m supposed to be doing. It’s amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence. ‘Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama’s got the magic of Clorox 2.” Ellen DeGeneres

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.” Ellen DeGeneres

“Procrastination isn’t the problem, it’s the solution. So procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” Ellen DeGeneres

“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” Ellen DeGeneres

“Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it’s worse when they are wearing dark glasses and have streamers in their antlers because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot.” Ellen DeGeneres

“The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren’t any space aliens. We can’t be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we’re not all there is. If so, we’re in big trouble. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres
“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.” Ellen DeGeneres

“I don’t need a baby growing inside me for nine months. For one thing, there’s morning sickness. If I’m going to feel nauseous and achy when I wake up, I want to achieve that state the old fashioned way: getting good and drunk the night before.” Ellen DeGeneres

“I’m a godmother, that’s a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me god for short, that’s cute, I taught her that.” Ellen DeGeneres

“Sometimes when I am driving I get so angry at inconsiderate drivers that I want to scream at them. But then I remember how insignificant that is, and I thank God that I have a car and my health and gas. That was phrased wrong – normally you wouldn’t say, thank God I have gas.” Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres Quotes

I don’t understand the sizes anymore. There’s a size zero, which I didn’t even know that they had. It must stand for: ‘Ohhh my God, you’re thin.’

Sometimes when I am driving I get so angry at inconsiderate drivers that I want to scream at them. But then I remember how insignificant that is, and I thank God that I have a car and my health and gas. That was phrased wrong – normally you wouldn’t say, thank God I have gas.

The good psychic would pick up the phone before it rang. Of course it is possible there was noone on the other line. Once she said “God Bless you” I said, “I didn’t sneeze” She looked deep into my eyes and said, “You will, eventually.” And damn it if she wasn’t right. Two days later I sneezed.

Ellen DeGeneres, My Point and I Do Have One
Really, he called me that? Ellen DeGenerate? I’ve been getting that since fourth grade. I guess I’m happy I could give him work.

Ellen DeGeneres, Newsweek, 04-97, regarding Jerry Falwell’s comments
The way I see it… If you need both of your hands for whatever it is you’re doing, then your brain should probably be in on it too.

Ellen DeGeneres, On Cell phones and driving
I have the worst memory ever so no matter who comes up to me – they’re just, like, ‘I can’t believe you don’t remember me!” I’m like, ‘Oh Dad I’m sorry!’

Ellen DeGeneres, on Oprah Winfrey 1995
You have to have funny faces and words, you can’t just have words. It is a powerful thing, and I think that’s why it’s hard for people to imagine that women can do that, be that powerful.

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Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou Quotes

“Achievement brings its own anticlimax.”
Maya Angelou

“All great achievements require time.”
Maya Angelou

“All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened. ?
Maya Angelou

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. ”
Maya Angelou

“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

“At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice. ”
Maya Angelou

“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. ”
Maya Angelou

Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Maya Angelou

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. ”
Maya Angelou

“Effective action is always unjust. ”
Maya Angelou

“For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. ”
Maya Angelou

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ”
Maya Angelou

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ”
Maya Angelou

“I believe that every person is born with talent. ”
Maya Angelou

“I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water. ”
Maya Angelou

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
Maya Angelou

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. ”
Maya Angelou

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.
Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. ” Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ”
Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. ”
Maya Angelou

Oprah Winfrey – Her Quotes

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Her Quotes: Oprah Winfrey
“Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.” Oprah Winfrey

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” Oprah Winfrey

“I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” Oprah Winfrey

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” Oprah Winfrey

“I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself.” Oprah Winfrey

“As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” Oprah Winfrey

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