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Danny Glover Quotes and Sayings

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If we talk about literacy, we have to talk about how
to enhance our children's mastery over the tools needed to live intelligent,
creative, and involved lives.
- Danny Glover

You know, we do not want the militarization of Haiti.
We do not see a Haitian as a protectorate where it
relinquishes its own sovereignty.
- Danny Glover

I try to find hope in struggle and resistance in small places as much as I can.
- Danny Glover

I've always been able to make choices that don't embarrass me.
- Danny Glover

 

Every day of my life I walk with the idea I am black
no matter how successful I am.
- Danny Glover

I'm not so vain as to believe that my involvement changes anything whatsoever.
- Danny Glover

But rarely have I made choices that made me feel I
was really compromising what I believe.
- Danny Glover

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One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country.
- Danny Glover

I'm a child of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Danny Glover

I was able to do The Saint of Fort Washington,
on the relationship between two homeless men.
- Danny Glover

Well I don't know because I don't have a real relationship with the industry.
- Danny Glover

I was able to do To Sleep with Anger,
a very powerful film about African Americans,
their spirituality, and the things that happened within
a small community and a family.
- Danny Glover

We have to be that wedge that drives the question and asks the hard questions.
- Danny Glover

Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi,
was 1964.
I graduated from high school in 1965.
So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.
- Danny Glover

I've been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF and
the UNICEF family for more than twelve years.
- Danny Glover

What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen
anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations,
you know, because of global warming,
because of climate change and all this.
- Danny Glover

I never thought about being an actor.
- Danny Glover

It's also important for those who promote those issues
within the white community -
the somewhat privileged community -
to talk about issues affecting people of color.
- Danny Glover

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place,
we find that it has one of the highest levels of young
men going to prison and also among the highest levels
of illiteracy in the country.
- Danny Glover

When you've moved past a point where you're just scrambling for jobs,
you think about the things that you want to do.
And the things that you want to do are governed by what you've seen,
what you choose to embrace.
- Danny Glover

In 1967, the students at San Francisco State invited
the poet Amiri Baraka to the campus for a semester.
He attracted other influential black writers such as Sonia Sanchez,
Ed Bullins, Eldridge Cleaver.
What emerged was something we called the community communications program.
That's how I got involved; I got involved in a little play.
- Danny Glover

The progressive movement against the war of occupation
in Iraq is a reason for hope,
as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America.
Those are moments that we have to celebrate:
that people still find the resolve and energy to resist.
- Danny Glover

New Orleans is a city whose basic industry is the service industry.
That's why it makes its money.
That's - it brings people to the city.
People come to the city and experience the wonders
of this extraordinary city and everything else.
The question is that, how do we create jobs which are the jobs that have pay,
that - living wages?
- Danny Glover

This country has always been run by elite,
and it's an elitist democracy.
And that's not a radical concept.
It's elitist democracy.
When people talk about democracy, they don't talk -
really talk about participatory democracy,
until the point that we get us at Election Day.
- Danny Glover

Some of these things I saw in foreign films -
African films,
Cuban films - long before I decided to really go on this course as an actor.
I started to think about what values I saw in those
films that I wanted to bring to my projects.
- Danny Glover

If we talk about the environment, for example,
we have to talk about environmental racism -
about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles
have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica.
- Danny Glover

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment -
in good times and bad times.
Look at the population of African Americans in prison.
They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country,
55 percent of those on death row.
- Danny Glover

Every day of my life I walk with the idea that I am black,
no matter how successful I am.
And our success is tempered by that;
you're successful in this way given the fact you are black,
and most blacks don't get to that point.
- Danny Glover

But I think it's very key that there's a plan for Haiti.
And we have to begin to - as progressives and people
who are concerned about Haiti and have been concerned about Haiti,
we have to begin to build some sort of consensus,
a movement around the Haiti that the Haitians envision.
- Danny Glover

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

You know what? Maybe there's a good reason
donkeys shouldn't talk.
- the movie Shrek (2001)

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

The reason I talk to myself is because
I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

Everyone should have at least two friends -
one to talk to and one to talk about.
- Anonymous

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

I'm very girly.
I love to talk about diets, exercise,
kids, make-up.
- Rachel Hunter

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower


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