LZ Granderson quotes

  • Children are wonderful but they are not the center of the universe. The sooner their parents make them understand that, the better off we all will be.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Children #Parent #Wonderful

  • It only takes 140 characters to toss ones character out the window.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Character #Toss #Window

  • Teachers are not glorified babysitters with summers off. Their profession fuels all others, and on a normal day that is amazing enough in and of itself.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Summer #Teacher #Fuel

  • I don't claim to know everything about parenting, but I do know parents do their children a disservice by constantly sugarcoating their shortcomings to protect their feelings.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Children #Parent #Feelings

  • With technology and social media and citizen journalism, every rock that used to go unturned is now being flipped, lit and put on TV.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Technology #Rocks #Media

  • Accolades and lists may tell us about accomplishments, but life is meant to be experienced, not just accomplished. It's like the difference between reading books for the sake of reading and reading books just to get a good grade.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Book #Reading #Differences

  • Most remember the groundbreaking first in sports; few remember the third or fourth to follow in those tracks. That's not downplaying anyone's achievements but rather recognizing that there comes a time when simply being there is no longer good enough for the record books.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Sports #Book #Track

  • It is said that courage isn’t the absence of fear but the fortitude to confront fear. And as long as homophobia continues to be an accepted element of the locker room culture and homophobic language a coach’s motivational tool, we can never dismiss the courage it takes for an athlete-on any level-to be openly gay. Bobby Blair may not be a household name, but his journey-from frightened collegiate athlete to empowered advocate-is one that has an important lesson for anyone who believes in the unifying power of sports.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Sports #Believe #Athlete

  • Now as a former welfare recipient, I don't have a problem with expecting people to work to earn money. But where I come from we call that a job, not volunteerism.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Jobs #People #Problem

  • You have to have confidence in who you are, because you never know who's depending on you.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Have Confidence #Who You Are

  • When you hear the words ‘gay lifestyle’ and ‘gay agenda’ in the future, [look] to your left, look to your right. That person next to you is a brother, is a sister. And they should be treated with love and respect.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Brother #Gay #Looks

  • This is the gay agenda: equality. Not special rights, but the rights that are already written by [our Founding Fathers].
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Father #Gay #Rights

  • Instead of this fruitless debate about having it all, men and women should focus on what make us happy. Instead of comparing our lives with people we don't know who are making sacrifices we don't see, we should try to find the right balance between home and work life.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Home #Sacrifice #Men

  • Some of us have become so addicted to pointing fingers at others for all the wrong that happens in our lives that self-assessment has become synonymous with blaming the victim.
    -- LZ Granderson

    #Assessment #Self #Blame

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