That's what being young is all about. You have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference.
When you know my love, my love will warm you.
I'm proud of doing 'Long Day's Journey into Night,' for which I won an ACE award.
I never thought about myself as an activist when we were coming along. I love the people I love. I didn't care whether they could be a Democrat, Republican, communist... anything but a racist.
There is a place for people 65 and older that no other age group can fit. We have nothing to lose. Some of us have a couple pennies. We can go out now and really be revolutionaries.
It's getting increasingly difficult to be a dreamer under any circumstances.
I'm an actor who appreciates direction.
Marriage, like love, is an aspiration. It's a process.
The greatest gift is not being afraid to question.
I learned that having great sensitivity is important. But being strong is just as important.
Gangsters lived in the neighborhood. They weren't apart from it. Their relationships with people were both benevolent and scary.
Black History Month is fine, but we need more months of the year to celebrate all the people on this earth. After all, we're all creatures of the same God.
It is so calming, marriage.
I'm very much interested in getting prisons off the stock market. I'm very much interested in upgrading the public school system... and taking a second look at capital punishment.
The nature of racism is that it grinds down the soul of the man more finely than it does the soul of the woman. When you want to conquer a people or subject it, you destroy the male component.
I remember street corners and pickets and parades. That's what I got teethed on.
You're not supposed to go into business with the sole purpose of putting your neighbor out of business. This is not the United States of Corporate America.
I have this deep love for authors. I think that we don't do enough to encourage love of words and love of books.
When I was young, I dreamt of being a starlet in Hollywood. But there comes a point in every African American's life when you realize the limitations, that you could only play maids or some little supporting role. Even Lena Horne couldn't get good parts.
Is it safe and sane to only have one political and economic system by which everyone in the world can live? Or can we explore and share? God never made one of anything.