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Buchi Emecheta Quotes and Sayings

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Black women all over the world should re-unite and
re-examine the way history has portrayed us.
- Buchi Emecheta

A hungry man is an angry one.
- Buchi Emecheta

I work toward the liberation of women,
but I'm not feminist.
I'm just a woman.
- Buchi Emecheta

In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and
prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.
- Buchi Emecheta

 

I believe it is important to speak to your readers in person...
to enable people to have a whole picture of me;
I have to both write and speak.
I view my role as writer and also as oral communicator.
- Buchi Emecheta

I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there,
you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing
up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it.
So I still write now but I was doing more writing when
the children were younger.
- Buchi Emecheta

The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book,
but my husband burnt the book when he saw it.
I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately,
I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it.
- Buchi Emecheta

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Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

I wasn't always black...
there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.
- Bill Cosby

It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as
it is white is not all that's beautiful.
- Bill Cosby

We are all one whether we dine on corned beef in New York City,
black-eyed peas and cornbread in rural Louisiana,
or roast guinea pig in Peru.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to make beautiful music,
you must play the black and the white notes together.
- Richard M. Nixon

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice.
Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts,
but I never noticed.
- B. B. King

The Sweetest Strawberry:
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.
He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice,
he caught hold of the root of a wild vine
and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above.
Trembling, the man looked down to where,
far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him.
Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black,
little by little started to gnaw away the vine.
The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him.
Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
- Zen Koan

Do not call for black power or green power.
Call for brain power.
- Barbara Jordan

It was a black and white only computer at the time,
but it kept me fascinated.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark
cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.
Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
- Robert A. Heinlein

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers,
so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
Bricks to all greenhouses!
Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
- Edward Abbey

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out
there is white and the best golfer is black.
- Charles Barkley

Hockey is a sport for white men.
Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
- Tiger Woods

Seems like God don't see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams -
but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.
- Lorraine Hansberry

A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble.
- Charley Pride

I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood.
I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and
have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal.
- Gloria Steinem

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam
across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that
big black space where the audience is.
- Mae West

We must have black troops, and a limitless number of them too -
paid and treated like their white brothers.
- Benjamin Lincoln

The empowerment of black women constitutes the empowerment of our entire community.
- Kimberly Crenshaw

Quite frankly, I've always listened to the black side of the radio dial.
Where I grew up, there was a lot of it and there was
a lot of live music around.
- Boz Scaggs

The black shadow cares for itself, not for you.
- Julius Streicher

It's really easy to get colors right.
It's really hard to get black - and neutrals -
right.
Black is certainly a color but it's also an illusion.
- Donna Karan

The day of the wedding went like these things generally do,
full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy.
- Janet Street-Porter

After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.
- Ernest Lehman

Then as I got older, I always gravitated towards the hard stuff,
Born To Be Wild, then Black Sabbath.
- Jello Biafra

The Black Mountain poet I like most is the early Creeley.
Those early poems seem very lyrical and very traditional,
with a lot of voice and character.
- Robert Morgan

The other two things are...
well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2.
At the weekends they used to run matinees,
and the more romantic the better.
- Ewan McGregor

There was a while when I was feeling like,
'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'.
- Eminem

I know not what record of sin awaits me in the other world,
but this I know, that I was never mean enough to despise
any man because he was black.
- John Albion Andrew

If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody
to reproach us for being black,
or for being slaves.
- Jupiter Hammon

Measured by any standard, white or black,
Washington must be regarded today as one of the great men of this country:
and in the future he will be so honored.
- Ray Stannard Baker

Watching television in those days was not the same
experience as it is today.
After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.
- Annette Funicello

When I introduced a black soldier, Lt.
Flap, in 1971, the Stars and Stripes banned the strip.
They were having racial problems and thought it would increase the tensions.
- Mort Walker

No, I don't think my presence will cause an increase
in black attendance at Cleveland.
- Frank Robinson

There is no such thing as a black middle class.
- H. Rap Brown

I'd like to do more Shakespeare.
I'd like to do Iago in Othello.
I look so benign.
It would be interesting to see that black evil come out of my soul.
- Kyle MacLachlan

You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child.
Never.
They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here.
We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.'
It's only them!
- Van Jones

Nothing good bursts forth all at once.
The lightning may dart out of a black cloud;
but the day sends his bright heralds before him,
to prepare the world for his coming.
- Augustus Hare

I think things like food, the food of the south is
sort of the common tie that binds us all,
Black and White, the sense memories.
It's a very particular part of the country.
- Sela Ward

Well who's black and what is a black person?
- Pam Grier

In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends' bands,
and in 1981, the first Big Black record -
the first thing I did that was an actual record.
- Steve Albini

What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit
not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
- Desmond Tutu

There is nothing of any consequence in education,
in the economy, in city planning, in social policy
that does not concern black people.
- Toni Morrison

We want to take good tidings home to our people,
that they may sleep in peace.
- Black Kettle

And I'd be lying if I told you that as a black man
in baseball I hadn't gone through worse times than my teammates.
- Curt Flood

Black America knows better than anyone else the high
price children pay for the sexual agendas of adults.
- Maggie Gallagher

I'm against an all-white anything or an all-black anything.
- Charles Evers

Because I'm a young black man driving a really nice,
expensive car, I sometimes get harassed when I'm rolling
through a ghetto neighbourhood.
- Coolio

One of the prices that we pay for integration was the
disintegration of the black community.
- Ed Smith

Being black is not a matter of pigmentation -
being black is a reflection of a mental attitude.
- Steven Biko

Black power can be clearly defined for those who do
not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
- Stokely Carmichael

The myths that are created about the South,
about the way we grew up, about black people,
are wrong.
- Clarence Thomas

Art is accusation, expression, passion.
Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.
- Gunter Grass

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 am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp -
just think about all those white bigots,
licking the backside of a black man.
- Dick Gregory

Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business
owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship,
and that's what Washington was.
- Ed Smith

The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black,
were the ultimate sacrifice.
- Marion Berry

Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life,
the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time.
- Steven Biko

Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

I know how hard it is to be a woman,
especially a black woman.
- Mike Tyson

Washington is a great international city and in the
congregation we have people who are rich and poor,
black and white, and from every part of the world.
- James Green Somerville

Within three months I had gone from being this black
sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star.
- Alison Moyet


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