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By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I had learned something of Miami from people who had visited there, so I knew what to expect.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I didn't run into racism until we moved to Nassau when I was ten and a half, but it was vastly different from the kind of horrendous oppression that black people in Miami were under when I moved there at 15. I found Florida an antihuman place.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

Racism is very painful. That's life. It never ends.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sidney Poitier

The great disease of mankind is ignorance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I was a gift to my mother. She was a remarkable person. God or nature, or whatever those forces are, smiled on her, then passed me the best of her.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.

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Sidney Poitier

I come from a great family. I've seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I find myself, at this time in my life, no less challenged, no less plagued, no less intrigued by what I still don't know.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

Jackie Robinson is a true legend.

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Sidney Poitier

I was born two months early, and everyone had given up on me. But my mother insisted on my life.

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Sidney Poitier

I cannot be understood in three minutes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I was fortunate enough to have been raised to a certain point before I got into the race thing. I had other views of what a human is, so I was never able to see racism as the big question. Racism was horrendous, but there were other aspects to life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sidney Poitier

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

My autobiography was simply the story of my life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sidney Poitier

We're all imperfect, and life is simply a perpetual, unending struggle against those imperfections.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I'd seen my father. He was a poor man, and I watched him do astonishing things.

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Sidney Poitier

Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson's.

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Sidney Poitier

Far as I can tell, I still have most of my hair, my gut is not hanging over my belt, and I still have all of my teeth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

So it's been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

If you apply reason and logic to this career of mine, you're not going to get very far. You simply won't.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

Forgiveness works two ways, in most instances. People have to forgive themselves too. The powerful have to forgive themselves for their behavior. That should be a sacred process.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

As I entered this world, I would leave behind the nurturing of my family and my home, but in another sense I would take their protection with me. The lessons I had learned, the feelings of groundedness and belonging that have been woven into my character there, would be my companions on the journey.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I've learned that I must find positive outlets for anger or it will destroy me. There is a certain anger: it reaches such intensity that to express it fully would require homicidal rage--self destructive, destroy the world rage--and its flame burns because the world is so unjust. I have to try to find a way to channel that anger to the positive, and the highest positive is forgiveness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I was not the kind of a principal player that was so in demand that eight or 10 or 12 scripts came per month.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sidney Poitier

To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

If I'm remembered for having done a few good things and if my presence here has sparked some good energies, that's plenty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sidney Poitier

And nature doesn't tell you, "I'm going to have one of my guys tap you on the shoulder, and everything is going to be all right for the rest of the day.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I knew what it was to be uncomfortable in a movie theater watching unfolding on the screen images of myself - not me, but black people - that were uncomfortable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sidney Poitier

We suffer pain, we hang tight to hope, we nurture expectations, we are plagued occasionally by fears, we are haunted by defeats and unrealized hopes . . . The hoplessness of which I speak is not limited.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

If you are anxious about death, then you don't have a sense of the oneness of things - you feel that after death, you will be no more.

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Sidney Poitier

In my case, the body of work stands for itself... I think my work has been representative of me as a man.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

Accept that environment compromises values far more than values do their number on environment.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sidney Poitier

So much of life, it seems, is determined by pure randomness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I'll always be chasing you... Glory.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I had to satisfy the action fans, the romantic fans, the intellectual fans. It was a terrific burden.

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Sidney Poitier

I am not a hugely religious person, but I believe that there is a oneness with everything. And because there is this oneness, it is possible that my mother is the principal reason for my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I lived in a country where I couldn't live where I wanted to live. I lived in a country where I couldn't go where I wanted to eat. I lived in a country where I couldn't get a job, except for those put aside for people of my colour or caste.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

My mother was the most amazing person. She taught me to be kind to other women. She believed in family. She was with my father from the first day they met. All that I am, she taught me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

Living consciously involves being genuine; it involves listening and responding to others honestly and openly; it involves being in the moment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words - and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

If you apologize because you are afraid, then you are a child not a man.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sidney Poitier

True 'joy' is the difference between just amusing ourselves to death and creating 'meaningful' pleasure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

If the image one holds of one's self contains elements that don't square with reality, one is best advised to let go of them, however difficult that may be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sidney Poitier

I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sidney Poitier

There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. It's everywhere.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sidney Poitier

My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.