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Sidney Poitier Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated May 2021
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We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection.
To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.
To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don't think it's necessarily deserved.
There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. It's everywhere.
The journey has been incredible from its beginning.
So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.
So it's been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether.
So I'm OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was.
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.
Since I couldn't actuate the things that I wanted to do, the only weapon I had was to say no.
My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.
My autobiography was simply the story of my life.
Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson's.
Jackie Robinson is a true legend.
In my case, the body of work stands for itself... I think my work has been representative of me as a man.
If you apply reason and logic to this career of mine, you're not going to get very far. You simply won't.
I've had it all my life and when it can time for me to start a family, I was quite anxious to do so.
I'll always be chasing you... Glory.
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.
I was not the kind of a principal player that was so in demand that eight or 10 or 12 scripts came per month.
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