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Constance Baker Motley Quotes and Sayings

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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

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When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer.
No one thought this was a good idea.
- Constance Baker Motley

I soon found law school an unmitigated bore.
- Constance Baker Motley

The last state to admit a black student to the college
level was South Carolina.
- Constance Baker Motley

 

Living at the YMCA in Harlem dramatically broadened my view of the world.
- Constance Baker Motley

I remember being infuriated from the top of my head
to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put
around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s.
- Constance Baker Motley

We African Americans have now spent the major part
of the 20th Century battling racism.
- Constance Baker Motley

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The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant.
- Constance Baker Motley

Columbia Law School men were being drafted,
and suddenly women who had done well in college were
considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
- Constance Baker Motley

In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis.
When I got through writing the essay,
I was sure I had the disease.
- Constance Baker Motley

All Southern state colleges and universities are open to black students.
- Constance Baker Motley

Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question.
- Constance Baker Motley

In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman.
- Constance Baker Motley

Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century.
I see class warfare as overshadowing both.
- Constance Baker Motley

I never thought I would live long enough to see the
legal profession change to the extent it has.
- Constance Baker Motley

The women's rights movement of the 1970s had not yet emerged;
except for Bella Abzug,
I had no women supporters.
- Constance Baker Motley

There appears to be no limit as to how far the women's revolution will take us.
- Constance Baker Motley

The Constitution, as originally drawn,
made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre
considered equal members of society.
- Constance Baker Motley

My father kept his distance from working-class American blacks.
- Constance Baker Motley

There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks
emerging in this society.
- Constance Baker Motley

Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it
appears in many different forms.
- Constance Baker Motley

We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable.
- Constance Baker Motley

I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.
- Constance Baker Motley

By 1962, King had become, by the media's reckoning,
the new civil rights leader.
- Constance Baker Motley

New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep
South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population,
the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere.
- Constance Baker Motley

Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life,
the University of Mississippi would still be all white.
- Constance Baker Motley

Lack of encouragement never deterred me.
I was the kind of person who would not be put down.
- Constance Baker Motley

The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers,
has diminished.
- Constance Baker Motley

We Americans entered a new phase in our history -
the era of integration -
in 1954.
- Constance Baker Motley

My parents never told us that our great-grandmothers had been slaves.
- Constance Baker Motley

The middle class, in the white population,
encompasses a wide swath.
- Constance Baker Motley

King consciously steered away from legal claims and
instead relied on civil disobedience.
- Constance Baker Motley

Doing away with separate black colleges meets resistance
from alumni and other blacks.
- Constance Baker Motley

How long must the American community afford special treatment to blacks?
- Constance Baker Motley

King thought he understood the white Southerner,
having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
- Constance Baker Motley

I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of
the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.
- Constance Baker Motley

Too many whites still see blacks as a group apart.
- Constance Baker Motley

When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer,
race relations in the United States were particularly bad.
- Constance Baker Motley

The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the
middle class and the poor.
- Constance Baker Motley

Whites would rather not be involved in race matters,
I think.
- Constance Baker Motley

In high school, I discovered myself.
I was interested in race relations and the legal profession.
I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to
be the most difficult of professions.
- Constance Baker Motley

I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court,
a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the
right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage
in a capital case before a trial.
- Constance Baker Motley

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good records - from my point of view,
where I grew up which was Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull...
bands that were pushing the envelope a little -
musically and in production.
- Kip Winger

The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up.
Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.
- Lenny Kravitz

As I look back over my life, before I had any real identity,
I was a traveler.
I grew up an Army brat, a runaway, an activist,
and a musician.
All my life I've been traveling.
- Michelle Shocked

I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little;
it is all that I would ever read.
- Nina Blackwood

We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they
grew up watching The Simpsons.
It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff.
- Matt Groening

I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright,
all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress.
- Laura Linney

When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in
comic books and in movies.
I grew up believing this dream.
- Elvis Presley

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

I think we brothers realised his loss more and more as we grew older.
We actually grew closer after his death.
- Raj Kapoor

Environmental quality was drastically improved while
economic activity grew by the simple expedient of removing lead from gasoline -
which prevented it from entering the environment.
- Barry Commoner

Then I grew up and fell in love, I asked my sweetheart,
'what lies ahead?
- Jay Livingston

I grew up in a culturally radical home,
where strong emotions were forbidden.
- Lars von Trier

I was a late child from my parents, so I grew up surrounded
by people a lot older than me.
I think even when I was 21, I felt like I was a 70-year-old man.
- Jonathan Franzen

We grew up in a very creative environment and were
exposed to the arts at a very young age,
so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.
- Spike Lee

But, yea, I grew up in a strong Baptist background.
- Tim McGraw

Seriously though, my father was the first African American
to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I
grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time.
- Bobby McFerrin

I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way
I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.
- Ben Stiller

First of all, just knowing people who grew up in the
movie business at that time,
no one had Mexican maids.
- Bill Condon

I grew up thinking that you were supposed to read and
write all your waking hours.
- John Hope

You know, I grew up with brothers so I'm used to being the only girl.
- Kyra Sedgwick

I grew up in Hawaii so I was outside a lot playing in the water.
- Kelly Preston


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