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Cicely Tyson's Profile

Brief about Cicely Tyson: By info that we know Cicely Tyson was born at 1933-12-19. And also Cicely Tyson is American Actress.

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You never know what motivates you.

Tags: Motivates, Motivational

I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.

Tags: Life, Work, Yourself

I was in California when this journalist made a blanket statement about the fact that she did not think that black men and women had the kind of love relationship that Rebecca and Nathan had in Sounder.

Tags: Love, Men, Women

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.

Tags: Challenges, Knew, Yourself

Ali... we should have gone to see that movie. Malcolm X was another one.

Tags: Another, Gone, Movie

The choices of roles I made had to do with educating and entertaining. And as a result I found myself working only every two or three years.

Tags: Found, Three, Working

We have to support our own films. If we don't, how can we expect others to support them?

Tags: Expect, Others, Support

I don't condemn anyone for making their choices. If someone chooses those roles, fine. But not for me. When someone stops me and says, You're the reason I became an actress, that lets me know I made the right decision.

Tags: Decision, Reason, Someone

In my early years, there were a number of experiences that made me decide I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. There were a number of issues I wanted to address. And I wanted to use my career as a platform.

Tags: Career, Number, Wanted

One lady told me that before she saw 'Sounder' she didn't believe black people could love each other, have deep relationships in the same way as white people.

Tags: Black, Deep, Love

When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don't want to know anything. If it's good I don't want to hear it; if it's bad I don't want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused.

Tags: Bad, Film, Good

When I told my mother that I wanted to be an actress, she said, you can't live here and do that, and so I moved out. I was determined to prove her wrong because she was so sure that I was going to go astray. And that's the juice that kept me going.

Tags: Mother, Said, Wrong
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