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I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
by Al Sharpton

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

I do believe the Democratic party has moved far to the right.
I do believe that the party has a bunch of elephants
running around in donkey clothes.
- Al Sharpton

I've seen enough things to know that if you just keep on going,
if you turn the corner, the sun will be shining.
- Al Sharpton

During my 2004 presidential campaign,
I was fond of saying that it was high time for the
Christian right to meet the right Christians.
- Al Sharpton

 

James Brown became my father.
He would talk to me the way a father talked to a son.
He became the father I never had.
- Al Sharpton

Who defines terrorists? Today's terrorist is tomorrow's friend.
- Al Sharpton

Evangelicals catapulted George W. Bush back to the White House.
- Al Sharpton

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I've seen too much in life to give up.
- Al Sharpton

I won vice president of my student body in high school.
That doesn't mean anything.
- Al Sharpton

My ministry's always been one of social activism.
I think a responsible minister must be at some levels
involved in the social order.
- Al Sharpton

I was the first candidate to come out against this war,
spoke at every anti-war march.
- Al Sharpton

If you play the theatrics too much, you get in the way of your own cause.
- Al Sharpton

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- Al Sharpton

How do you make things fair?
- Al Sharpton

We need an amendment that gives us the right to vote
protected by the federal government and the Constitution.
- Al Sharpton

Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- Al Sharpton

We're not willing to give black leaders second chances because,
in most cases, we're not willing to give them first chances.
- Al Sharpton

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

I've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- Al Sharpton

We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son,
James Crow Jr., esquire.
- Al Sharpton

Dr. King's general principles are universal.
But the things he confronted took place in another era.
- Al Sharpton

I was there during the first elections in South Africa.
I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.
- Al Sharpton

We're not anti-police...
we're anti-police brutality.
- Al Sharpton

National Action Network, the group I founded,
has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
- Al Sharpton

The United States government has the obligation to
educate all young people in this country.
- Al Sharpton

The boxing world is full of all kinds of corruption.
- Al Sharpton

I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
- Al Sharpton

If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle,
why can't grandma have a constitutional right to health care?
- Al Sharpton

Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes
wherever the polls lead him,
rather than leading the polls.
- Al Sharpton

One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own
children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself.
- Al Sharpton

I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me.
She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker,
put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways
in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table.
But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that
life is about not where you start,
but where you're going.
That's family values.
- Al Sharpton

The United States has got to adopt a policy of befriending
and creating allies around the world.
- Al Sharpton

The right wing always mobilizes around constitutional amendments:
the right to bear arms,
school prayer.
- Al Sharpton

If you can get the proper definition of trouble,
then we can find out who the real troublemakers are.
- Al Sharpton

It seems some have chosen to ignore or have simply
forgotten the big-picture vision promoted by Dr. King and his kin.
- Al Sharpton

The dream was not to put one black family in the White house,
the dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house.
- Al Sharpton

My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9,
and I later became a Baptist minister,
which I am today.
- Al Sharpton

It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,
after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule.
That's where the argument, to this day,
of reparations starts.
We never got the 40 acres.
We went all the way to Herbert Hoover,
and we never got the 40 acres.
We didn't get the mule.
So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us.
- Al Sharpton

The promise of America is one immigration policy for
all who seek to enter our shores,
whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada,
there must be one set of rules for everybody.
We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act
as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior.
We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language."
No one gave them an English test before they sent them
to Iraq to fight for America.
- Al Sharpton

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I grew up in Tom DeLay's district.
- Paul Begala

The next thing that happened to me was that I,
we, were living in Paris where I then grew up.
- Kitty Carlisle

I grew up doing live tours and playing in bars,
so it was what I love to do.
- Jewel Kilcher

In Tennessee where I grew up, there were animals,
farms, wagons, mules.
- Tina Turner

I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid,
and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact
that I had a chance to read a lot.
- Bill Gates

I grew up in a tough neighborhood and we used to say
you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word.
- David Mamet

I don't blame my own parents for the way I grew up,
as quite often there is little choice in these issues.
- Peter Garrett

People hear the soul, black influence in my voice.
I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.
- Madonna Ciccone

You know I grew up watching the TV series The Rifleman.
- Tom Selleck

I got to meet some of the best people I've ever met,
and we all grew as people and as entertainers.
- Carrie Underwood

Possibly because I grew up not feeling very confident
about my own physical appearance,
I developed internal devices so that I could integrate into society.
- Shirley Manson

When you grow up around it, I just watched my father work really hard.
He wasn't around as much as I would have liked.
And when I grew up, I understood why.
- Katey Sagal

I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was
particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing,
the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill.
- Bryan White

I grew up before there were strict leash laws.
- Beverly Cleary

I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge.
- Charles de Gaulle

Yeah I grew up on the Westside of Detroit.
- Obie Trice

I grew up in an era where an orchestra was like a treasure chest.
- James Levine

But some things are the same.
My mother still owns the house I grew up in,
on what would now be called a cul de sac,
but which the sign on the corner called a dead end street.
- Mink Stole

It was definitely a part of our life.
I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee
in Vietnam at the same time,
so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too.
And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.
- Vanessa Kerry

I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.
- Tony Visconti

I grew up here and my friends are here.
There's nothing wrong with here.
- S. E. Hinton

Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island.
- Christopher Atkins

We were taught manners and we had to do our chores -
Katie and I grew up as normal kids.
- Oliver Hudson


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