A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Nothing is black or white.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike - I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.