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Freddie Mae Baxter

  • I love my brothers and sisters and when I tell you I love, I really love. All of us, we'd really do anything for each other. That's what I call a strong, strong bond. You don't let nobody come in between that.

  • New York is so great, it have two names: New York, New York.

  • In New York, the lights never go off. I don't care what time of morning or what time of night it is, you gonna see light.

  • ... I don't let nobody shop for me. Whatever you send them for, they gonna bring what you didn't send them for. You send them for butter, they bring margarine. You send them for margarine, they bring butter. When I go, I get what I want and I don't have to go back to the store.

  • I think you can make it if you have to make it. You can manage if you have to. Only when you don't have to do it, is when you can't manage.

  • Some people look for respect but they don't know how to get it. If you give it, I swear to God, you'll get it.

  • Ain't nobody gonna talk me into flying; I'll never get up there. Ain't no way in the world I'm going anyplace up in nobody's air. I'm not gonna gonna do it unless they put the airplane down here in the street. I might even get killed on the street, but I have a better chance of crawling out if it should crack up or something like that. But there ain't no crawling out when you come from up there.

Freddie Mae Baxter, U.S. writer

(1924)