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After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me, I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling. It wasn't a nice time.
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Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
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As much as I try, when I open my mouth, Lena comes out, And I get so mad.
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Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.
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Every color I can think of and nationality, we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us like each other and respect each other.
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I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else.
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I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.
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I really do hate to sing.
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I remember the day tDr. King died. I wasn't angry at the beginning. It was like something very personal in my life had been touched and finished.
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I told them I belong to the same organizations and clubs Mrs. Roosevelt belongs to, but with a few brave exceptions, I was still unable to do films or television for the next seven years.
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I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
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I was lucky, as many of my generation was, in having a man like Dr. King in our lives. He came at a time that we needed to take a long look at each other and see how similar we were.
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I'm not alone, I'm free. I no longer have to be a credit, I don't have to be a symbol to anybody; I don't have to be a first to anybody.
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I'm still learning, you know. At 80, I feel there is a lot I don't know.
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It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.
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Malcolm X made me very strong at a time I needed to understand what I was angry about. He had peace in his heart. He exerted a big influence on me.
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Malcolm X raised my consciousness about myself and my people and other people more than any person I know. I knew him before he became Malcolm X.
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My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman.
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Nobody black or white who really believes in democracy can stand aside now; everybody's got to stand up and be counted.
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You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.
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Young people today would get a great deal of encouragement from knowing how close we could be if we had a man like Dr. King around.
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