I like to speak on matters which matter to human beings, and almost everything matters to human beings.
The first decade of the twentieth century was not a great time to be born black and poor and female in St. Louis, Missouri, but Vivian Baxter was born black and poor, to black and poor parents. Later she would grow up and be called beautiful. As a grown woman she would be known as the butter-colored lady with the blowback hair.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
In America, people are just so straightforward when they dislike things.
I became the kind of parent my mother was to me.
Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It’s very clear.
The professionals must set a good example.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.
In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.