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A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another.
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Almost all the job opportunities were reflective of the stereotypical perception of blacks that had infected the whole consciousness of the country.
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As a man, I've been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents.
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But I always had the ability to say no. That's how I called my own shots.
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But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity.
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History passes the final judgment.
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I come from a great family. I've seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be.
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I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life.
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I don't want to be an actor, but I've got to become one to go back there and show him that I could be more than a dishwasher.
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I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values.
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I had learned something of Miami from people who had visited there, so I knew what to expect.
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I learned quite quickly that there were places I couldn't go, that I would be questioned if I wandered into various neighborhoods.
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I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was... a human being.
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I wanted to explore the values that are at work, underpinning my life.
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I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.
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I was not the kind of a principal player that was so in demand that eight or 10 or 12 scripts came per month.
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I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people.
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I'll always be chasing you... Glory.
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I've had it all my life and when it can time for me to start a family, I was quite anxious to do so.
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If you apply reason and logic to this career of mine, you're not going to get very far. You simply won't.
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In my case, the body of work stands for itself... I think my work has been representative of me as a man.
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Jackie Robinson is a true legend.
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Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson's.
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My autobiography was simply the story of my life.
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My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.
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Since I couldn't actuate the things that I wanted to do, the only weapon I had was to say no.
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So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one.
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So I'm OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was.
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So it's been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether.
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So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.
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The journey has been incredible from its beginning.
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The next morning we came into the port at Miami. I saw the buildings. For me they were tall, tall buildings; there was nothing like them in Nassau.
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There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. It's everywhere.
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There was segregation, yes, but infinitely less than was sanctioned by law. I could go in any store and buy a pair of shoes.
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This book is about how that life connects to the universe. How alike are we. What binds us spiritually - the universe and me.
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To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don't think it's necessarily deserved.
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To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.
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We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection.
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Sidney Poitier Events

Lincoln Center Film Society's '2011 Chaplin Award Gala Honouring Sidney Poitier' at Lincoln Center - Arrivals

2011-04-02

Los Angeles Premiere of Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at The Grauman Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

2009-08-10

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