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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Dramatist
Nation: English
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I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring.

Tags: Found, Place, Sitting

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.

Tags: Best, Deeds, Depression

The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts never quite wish to.

Tags: Family, Quite, Wish

Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.

Tags: Costs, Luxury, Seems

I have noticed that when things happen in one's imaginings, they never happen in one's life.

Tags: Happen, Life, Noticed

Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty.

Tags: Beauty, Death, Time

There is something revolting about the way girls' minds often jump to marriage long before they jump to love. And most of those minds are shut to what marriage really means.

Tags: Love, Marriage, Often

Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people living on any kind of public assistance. People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community.

Tags: Black, Job, Living

It seems every year, people make the resolution to exercise and lose weight and get in shape.

Tags: Diet, Lose, Year

Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship, and that's what Washington was.

Tags: Black, Business, Small

Many of the master chefs in the South, both the upper South as well as the deep South, were blacks and many of those people came here to Washington, D.C., and opened up establishments. Very, very few of them have survived. But they certainly were very prominent.

Tags: Deep, Few, Here

There's a way in which you can look at clothing as your outer skin. And because you were discriminated against because of your complexion, the way in which you could overcome that was through the way in which you presented yourself with your clothing.

Tags: Against, Overcome, Yourself

One of the prices that we pay for integration was the disintegration of the black community.

Tags: Black, Community, Pay

What is wrong with George Bush? What is his problem?

Tags: Bush, Problem, Wrong

I can think of no one that my grandparents knew, that told me stories and that I experienced myself, had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington. None whatsoever.

Tags: Growing, Sense, Social

People should have the choice to be able to live where they want to live, go to school where they want to go to school, marry whoever they want to marry regardless of what their complexion is and so forth.

Tags: Able, Choice, School

Segregation was a burden for many blacks, because the end of the civil war and the amendments added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond reality in some respects.

Tags: End, Reality, War

So I'm a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They're living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops.

Tags: Famous, Living, Young

The black community now in many ways divided itself the way the larger white community divides itself, over class issues. And that race is no longer the bond that it once was. That's one of the prices you pay for progress.

Tags: Black, Once, Progress

The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges.

Tags: Black, Dreams, Mean

When you say that you are a race man, it means that you embrace the entire black community regardless of the hue, whether somebody is very light and could pass for possibly white or someone is very dark.

Tags: Black, Dark, Someone

When you were growing up in the 30s, 20s, of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington, D.C., area were required to live among themselves.

Tags: Black, Growing, Themselves
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