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The Quotations Home Page has just received a substantial update. The major reference pages have been updated and a new file format with improved readability has been introduced. This format is on alll of the index pages, as well as every page that has been updated (u) recently.

 Along with the format update (the first in six years), collection # 27, African American Expression, has been substantially enlarged to over 600 entries.

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
--Marian Wright Edelman, 1992

It is easy to look back, self-indulgently, feeling pleasantly sorry for oneself and saying I didn't have this and I didn't have that. But it is only the grown woman regretting the hardships of a little girl who never thought they were hardships at all. She had the things that really mattered.
--Marian Anderson, 1956

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.
--James Baldwin, 1962

 Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.
--Althea Gibson

In the beginning there was neither nothing nor anything. Darkness hid in darkness -- shrouded in nothingness.
  -- Zora Neal Hurston, Moses, Man of the Mountain 1939

 What Clinton did with Monica Lewinsky does not add up to Bush lying to the world, saying, Let's invade Iraq because they've got weapons of mass destruction. It just doesn't add up. The man cheated on his wife, but nobody died. Americans are not coming home in body bags because of that.
--Spike Lee

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
--Charlie Parker

For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with.
--Charley Pride

Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life.
--Jackie Robinson

Wishing, of all strategies, is the worst.
  --Andrew Young

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