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Ghetto Quotes

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I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid.
- Bob Cousy

You leap over the wall of one ghetto and find yourself in another ghetto.
- Klaus Kinski

In the Ghetto, I'd been trying to write for years.
- Mac Davis

I was brought up in this part of Detroit that they used to call the ghetto.
- Diana Ross

 

We're from the ghetto.
Venus is a ghetto Cinderella.
People from the ghetto don't get nervous.
- Richard Williams

You see, I was born in the slums, that was before the ghetto.
The ghetto was kind of refined; the slums was right there on the ground.
- Della Reese

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

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There's so little money in my bank account,
my scenic checks show a ghetto.
- Phyllis Diller

Roman's wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before,
but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw
ghetto that he was very strong and private.
- Francesca Annis

I'm enjoying the money, the big house,
the cars; what ghetto kid wouldn't?
- O. J. Simpson

I think there's an element where people get very comfortable in their ghetto.
Which is fair enough.
- Neil Tennant

The trouble with us is that the ghetto of the Middle
Ages and the children of the twentieth century have to live under one roof.
- Anzia Yezierska

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good.
I think of myself as somebody who from an early age
knew I was responsible for myself,
and I had to make good.
- Oprah Winfrey

It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto,
I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer
ghetto and moving out into the world more.
- Rick Moody

Booty is just a ghetto expression, and I'm just a booty star.
- Richard Pryor

If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by
the hand that pushes him into the ghetto,
he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.
- Carter G. Woodson

'Be faithful to your roots' is the liberal version
of 'Stay in your ghetto.'
- Mason Cooley

How could you be from the ghetto and be a rat?
- Suge Knight

Now we just showin' and provin' that there's a ghetto everywhere you go.
- Method Man

I didn't say I wouldn't go into ghetto areas.
I've been in many of them and to some extent I would say this;
if you've seen one city slum,
you've seen them all.
- Spiro T. Agnew

Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major
drivers and has been from the very beginning.
- Rem Koolhaas

The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto.
My parents helped direct my path.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto
and the Jewish badge of shame.
The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how.
- Lionel Blue

One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism
is that up to now there has been no national organization
which could speak to the growing militancy of young
black people in the urban ghetto.
- Stokely Carmichael

I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto,
though it hasn't been very comfortable.
Taken together, their limitations cancel each other
out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly.
- Lionel Blue

We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression,
and every block - it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America -
every block also is the spawning ground practically for every gangster,
black and white, in America too.
- Quincy Jones

We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue,
because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto.
I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted
by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
- Neil Tennant

The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto
into the heart of suburbia.
The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do,
in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court
could only write on the books.
- Eldridge Cleaver

Total ghettoization, because they were in charge of public housing,
the local council, and they deliberately located people
in a ghetto situation in order to ensure that they maintained control.
- John Hume

My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist.
I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family.
From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my
family to complete high school,
let alone go to college.
- Philip Zimbardo

I'm playing a very strong character,
it's the story of the woman Polish Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto.
I've just begun my weapons training and the SAS type
training that's getting me fit.
- Sadie Frost

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame,
invisibility and four centuries of humiliation.
But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze,
friendly, almost gentle.
- Jean Genet

This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto,
then, must not be confined to matters of religion,
education, and social uplift; it must deal with such
fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.
- Carter G. Woodson

There should be a moral principle there that says,
let's green the ghetto first.
Let's go to those communities where they have the least
ability to pay for that retrofit and make sure they get that help,
make sure they get that support.
And give the young people standing on those corners
the opportunity to put down those handguns and pick
up some caulking guns and be a part of the solution.
- Van Jones

No matter where you from, there's ghettos all over the place.
- Method Man

If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives,
who are not stored away in any golden ghettos,
you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.
- Tom Stoppard

Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas,
for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and
they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of
reality as they find it in villages and hills of China
or in ghettos and suburbs of America.
- Theodore White

I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their
own and do God's work on their own,
who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution
of the church is concerned,
I think it is despicable.
- Frank McCourt

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back


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