Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Annie Elizabeth Delany
(1891-1995) born on
Sep 3
US dentist. "She was a doctor of dental surgery; her autobiography (with sister Sarah), "Having Our Say," was a bestseller."

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F
"When Negroes are average, they fail, unless they are very, very lucky. Now, if you're average and white, honey, you can go far. Just look at Dan Quayle. If that boy was colored he'd be washing dishes somewhere."

R
"I thought I could change the world. It took me a hundred years to figure out I can't change the world. I can only change Bessie. And honey, that ain't easy either."
A
"Once in a while, God sends a good white person my way, even to this day. I think it's God's way of keeping me from becoming too mean. And when he sends a nice one to me, then I have to eat crow."
N
"Turning one hundred was the worst birthday of my life. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Turning 101 was not so bad. Once you're past that century mark, it's just not as shocking."
K
"Ain't nobody going to censor me, no, sir! I'm a hundred and one years old, and at my age, honey, I can say what I want!"

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years," 1993."
R: "In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995."
A: ""Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years," 1993."
N: ""Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years," 1993."
K: "In "Words to Make My Dream Children Live," by Deirdre Mullane, 1995."


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