Black quotes

  • One symptom of his (Hitler) being strangely at variance with reality, or the nature of things,was his gift for wearing inappropriate of ludicrous clothing...When he was supposed to be starting a militaristic revolution he was wearing evening dress and an ill-fitting black tailcoat...and his army medals.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Army #Reality #Black

  • Write. No amount of self-inflicted misery, altered states, black pullovers or being publicly obnoxious will ever add up to your being a writer. Writers write. On you go.
    -- A.L. Kennedy

    #Writing #Self #Black

  • I'm nothing you can catch now. I am black powder, I am singe, I am the bomb that bursts the night.
    -- A.M. Homes

    #Night #Black #Bombs

  • People are gonna look up to me because I'm young, black, and female.
    -- Aaliyah

    #People #Black #Female

  • My workday begins around 11 A.M., with a cup of black coffee in each hand. If I had more hands, there would be more coffee.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Coffee #Hands #Black

  • I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.
    -- Aaron McGruder

    #Black #Made #Mass

  • Death is a black camel, which kneels at the gates of all.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #Death #Black #Camels

  • Millions of tears have fallen for black sons, brothers, lovers, and friends whose assailants took or maimed their lives and then simply went on their way.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Brother #Son #Black

  • Mainstream medias representation, or its guerrilla decontextualization, of black mens lives in particular can set the stage for erroneous assumptions capable of damaging an individual or a nation.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Black #Assumption #Individual

  • I believe in black holes. I believe that as the universe empties into nothingness, past and future will smack together in the last swirl around the drain.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Believe #Past #Black

  • I want to emphasize the idea of black as intellectuality and conventionality.
    -- Ad Reinhardt

    #Ideas #Black #Want

  • There is a black which is old and a black which is fresh. Lustrous black and dull black, black in sunlight and black in shadow.
    -- Ad Reinhardt

    #Black #Shadow #Dull

  • Women are so perverse. Look how they won't wear black when nothing suits them so well!
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Black #Looks #Suits

  • Eventually I got the call for 'Iron Man,' and I read sides that had nothing to do with what I did in the movie, and I performed it once while no one was in the room - it was videotaped, and I'm sure Shane Black was watching it from his helicopter or something. And then I got a call the next day that I was going down to shoot it.
    -- Adam Pally

    #Men #Iron #Black

  • In theory, cars are fairly simple. If they don't start, it's either the fuel system or the electrical system. Teach yourself about the path of each in your engine and tracing it is fairly straightforward. But at the beginning, mastering each new system seems like an unreachable shore. The car is effectively a black box.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Simple #Car #Black

  • Some, while deploring animal abuses, on the same breath approve 'benefits to humans from certain animal abuses'! Who would criticize the Jewish holocaust or Black slavery, and YET praise the benefits to Germans or Whites??? This convenient ambiguity at the expense of animals is unacceptable!!!
    -- Adela Popescu

    #Animal #Holocaust #Black

  • I'm like Johnny Cash. I only wear black.
    -- Adele

    #Self Esteem #Black #Cash

  • The material of typography is the black, and it is the designer’s task with the help of this black to capture space, to create harmonious whites inside the letters as well as between them.
    -- Adrian Frutiger

    #Space #Black #Tasks

  • Black smoke, the flickering sister of fire.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Fire #Black

  • The only difference is now more young black men are in the spotlight.
    -- Afeni Shakur

    #Men #Differences #Black

  • You have to look at the fact that Hip Hop is under attack. It's not just Hip Hop but Black people, Latino people and all people are under attack for different things.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #People #Hip Hop #Black

  • They allow us to disrespect our Black woman. A lot of these things would be considered criminal if it were to be carried out in the streets. That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Disrespect #Black #Criminals

  • I'm black, and black don't crack. It does droop.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Black #Doe #Cracks

  • Who is your opponent tonight, tonight I am playing against the Black pieces
    -- Akiba Rubinstein

    #Black #Pieces #Opponents

  • My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by, 'So. . .you're black.
    -- Al Roker

    #College #Silence #Black

  • I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Holiday #Black #Goes On

  • If I use the media, even with tricks, to publicize a black youth being shot in the back in Teaneck, New Jersey... then I should be praised for it, and it's more of a comment on them than me that it would take tricks to make them cover the loss of life.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Loss #Media #Black

  • If O.J. had been accused of killing his black wife, you would not have seen the same passion stirred up.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Passion #Wife #Black

  • Black Americans make up 10 or 11% of the population, but they account now for something of 40 to 45% of all the abortions. This is a privileged position that I'm not sure anyone in their right mind would aspire to.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Abortion #Mind #Black

  • I know what's good for me. I can't play black or gray. I can't be a villain or anything close to one. I have to play white
    -- Alan Ladd

    #Play #White #Black

  • Any effects created before 1975 were done with either tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment. No magic black boxes!
    -- Alan Parsons

    #Echoes #Black #Magic

  • Nothing's black or white in our country - you're either brilliant or you're hopeless
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Country #White #Black

  • If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so. If this world is a vicious trap, so is its accuser, and the pot is calling the kettle black.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Black #Calling #World

  • For four to six months at a time, I would barely eat. I lived on a diet of Melba toast, carrots, and black coffee.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Coffee #Black #Four

  • Black Velvet in that little boys smile, Black Velvet with that slow southern style. A new religion that'll bring you to your knees.
    -- Alannah Myles

    #Boys #Southern #Black

  • Some days I feel like a piano: kind of short, always in black & white, always expected to produce music.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Piano #White #Black

  • I have made some enemies. My enemies in the southern states consisted of those who oppressed the black slave. My enemies in the north are among those who would perpetuate the slavery of the wage workers
    -- Albert Parsons

    #Southern #Black #Enemy

  • When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.
    -- Alessandra Stanley

    #Writing #Black #Should

  • There was a great deal of inbreeding between the Indians and the slaves. Genetically speaking, black people are some part black, some part European.
    -- Alex Haley

    #People #Black #Inbreeding

  • In its attempt to crush the Black Panthers, the FBI engineered frequent arrests on the flimsiest of pretexts.
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #Crush #Black #Panthers

  • There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company. (But) I always remember that it's the fantasy, the artistic side, that makes customers want to buy the straightforward black pants.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Fashion #Black #Balance

  • I'm on the very blackest part of the black list.
    -- Alexei Navalny

    #Black #Lists

  • When black women stick together, we are the most powerful force in the universe.
    -- Alfre Woodard

    #Powerful #Black #Together

  • Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white.
    -- Alfred Kinsey

    #Two #White #Black

  • And realizing there is no such thing as the Black experience. Time and events allow for change on both sides.
    -- Alice Childress

    #Black #Events #Sides

  • ... I am dark but fair, / Black but fair.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Dark #Black

  • I stared at her black hair. It was shiny like the promises in magazines.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Hair #Black #Promise

  • Healing begins where the wound was made.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Healing #Black #Made

  • Within three months I had gone from being this black sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star.
    -- Alison Moyet

    #Stars #Sheep #Black

  • There's nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government.
    -- Allen West

    #Government #Black #Earth

  • Well, first of all, we've got to get away from being offended by the truth. We've seen a 41 percent increase in food stamp recipients across the United States of America since President Obama was sworn in in January 2009. That has nothing to do with black, white, Hispanic or whatever. It's a fact, and we need to, you know, deal with that.
    -- Allen West

    #White #America #Black

  • For far too long we've allowed the other side to paint us as racist, as sexist, inhumane war mongers - well, today as a conservative black Republican and former solider, I'm here to set that record straight.
    -- Allen West

    #War #Long #Black

  • Another door swung open, and another guard appeared, this time with Gabrielle, who wore a black catsuit and rappelling harness.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Doors #Black #Harness

  • Progress for black Americans depends on good schools because education is the last great equalizer.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #School #Black #Progress

  • If we have an honest discussion on whether the war on poverty should be fought with welfare or with economic growth in the private sector, Democrats will lose black votes.
    -- Alveda King

    #War #Black #Growth

  • Mr. Cain would structurally change the voting demographic. There would be more black economic conservatives, and the Democrats would lose their stranglehold on the black vote.
    -- Alveda King

    #Voting #Black #Would Be

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

    #People #Black #Marketing

  • I wanted to explore black culture, and I wanted that culture to be a revelation.
    -- Alvin Ailey

    #Black #Culture #Revelations

  • What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we loved black culture?
    -- Amandla Stenberg

    #America #People #Black

  • Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there's not a lot of roles for us.
    -- Amber Riley

    #Black #Roles #Size

  • Optimist – A proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #White #Black #Doctrine

  • The films of Warhol, when they are about anything are about sucking people off. This can be high art, to people who are interested in sucking people off. But that will not liberate Black people.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #Art #People #Black

  • 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.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Real #Color #Black

  • We only said goodbye with words I died a hundred time, you go back to her and I go back to black...
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Goodbye #Black #Hundred

  • Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Taken #Clouds #Black

  • I just dress like... I'm an old black man. Sorry! Like I'm an old Jewish black man. I just dress like it's still the '50s.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Sorry #Men #Black

  • The same chemicals were used in the cooking as were used on the composition of her own being: only those which caused the most violent reaction, contradiction, and teasing, the refusal to answer questions but the love of putting them, and all the strong spices of human relationship which bore a relation to black pepper, paprika, soybean sauce, ketchup and red peppers.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Strong #Cooking #Black

  • Playing black, I put great stake in the Ruy Lopez: I liked it, feel it, and understand it; in matches with Hjartarson and Timman it served me well. - on preparing for World Championship versus Garry Kasparov
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Black #World #Chess

  • It doesn't require much for misfortune to strike in the King's Gambit - one incautious move, and Black can be on the edge of the abyss.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Kings #Moving #Black

  • It was in the black mirror of anarchism that surrealism first recognised itself.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Mirrors #Black #Firsts

  • The zenith of elegance in any woman's wardrobe is the little black dress, the power of which suggests dash and refinement.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Black #Dresses #Zenith

  • I was the black sheep of the family, and my mother never really understood me.
    -- Andre Rieu

    #Mother #Sheep #Black

  • Black coffee must be strong and very hot; if strong coffee does not agree with you, do not drink black coffee. And if you do not drink black coffee, do not drink any coffee at all.
    -- Andre Simon

    #Strong #Coffee #Black

  • I've had two unlucky injuries that are the equivalent of walking under 1,000 ladders and seeing 1,000 black cats.
    -- Andrew Bogut

    #Cat #Two #Black

  • The current neglect of the problem can only irritate this deplorable state of affairs. The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society, a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society.
    -- Andrew Goodman

    #Black #Warning #Our Society

  • They’ll be black because that’s the way they’re seen. Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, Halle Berry, have all known that. Will that change? Don’t hold your breath.
    -- Andrew Hacker

    #Black #Berries #Woods

  • Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.
    -- Andrew Johnson

    #White #Racism #Black

  • The relationship of black Americans to Obama is sociologically riveting.
    -- Andrew Sullivan


  • No one who's white thinks he's innocent. No one who's black thinks he's guilty.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Thinking #White #Black

  • Slavery didnt break up the black families as much as liberal welfare rules.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Black #Slavery #Welfare

  • I was much more comfortable and a much better congressman running in a district that was 37 percent black, where I had to have a white constituency to get elected, than I would have been if I was in a 75 percent black district.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Running #White #Black

  • Finally, please remember this. If you EVER need something that you can stand behind, something to help you to take on and deflect all of the hatred of this often cruel world, you will ALWAYS have Black Veil Brides.
    -- Andy Biersack

    #Hatred #Black #Needs

  • You are at home when you're at a Black Veil Brides concert.
    -- Andy Biersack

    #Home #Black #Veils

  • NHPrimary Trivia: The Republican candidates have not spoken to a black person since Herman Cain dropped out.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Black #Cain #Trivia

  • The world has white people and black people in it. Even in Harlem.
    -- Angela Bassett

    #White #People #Black

  • Loving God is like my being black. I just am. [No one says] 'You know what? I'm gonna be blacker today!' It's my culture. It's not something I put on or take off or show more. You just communicate that in the way you live your life.
    -- Angela Bassett

    #Live Your Life #Black #Culture

  • Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in by paying Black workers less for their work.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Racism #Black #Racist

  • And I guess what I would say is that we can't think narrowly about movements for black liberation and we can't necessarily see this class division as simply a product or a certain strategy that black movements have developed for liberation.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Thinking #Class #Black

  • As the old saying goes, 'money is power' and the more money the government takes, the more power it has over individuals.
    -- Angela McGlowan

    #Government #Black #Individual

  • I dont think being black has held me back at all. Being black makes you strong.
    -- Anita Baker

    #Strong #Thinking #Black

  • Black is not sad... Black is poetic.
    -- Ann Demeulemeester

    #Black #Poetic

  • Who could imagine a poet wearing anything other than black?
    -- Ann Demeulemeester

    #Black #Imagine #Poet

  • I'm a little bit more unusual so I consider myself as the black sheep.
    -- Ann Wilson

    #Sheep #Black #Littles

  • The stars of death stood over us. And Russia, guiltless, beloved, writhed under the crunch of bloodstained boots, under the wheels of Black Marias.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Stars #Russia #Black

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

    #Wings #Black #Betrayed

  • Only the BLACK WOMAN can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.'
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Race #Black #Special

  • If envy is red and doubt is black then happiness is brown. I looked from the little brown stone to the tiny brown freckle to her huge brown eyes.
    -- Annabel Pitcher

    #Eye #Envy #Black

  • If I am an angel, paint me with black wings.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Angel #Wings #Black

  • Wayne Brady, I don’t understand why people keep joking that you’re not black. Wayne Brady, you are BLACK. After all, I only remember you for all the years you played an uppity slave on ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway?’.
    -- Anthony Jeselnik

    #Years #People #Black

  • There are a lot of limitations and stigmas that are placed on young actors, specifically young black actors.
    -- Anthony Mackie

    #Black #Actors #Young