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Cicely Tyson

  • I am not a quitter. I will fight until I drop. It is just a matter of having some faith in the fact that as long as you are able to draw breath in this universe, you have a chance.

    • Cicely Tyson,
    • in Barbara A. Reynolds, And Still We Rise: Interviews With 50 Black Role Models ()
  • Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch — what make you go beyond the norm.

    • Cicely Tyson
  • If each person in this world will simply take a small piece of this huge thing, this amazing quilt, and work it regardless of the color of the yarn, we will have harmony on this planet.

    • Cicely Tyson
  • One of the things I have always said about the man-woman relationship is that I don't want anybody to walk ahead of me and I don't want anybody to walk behind me. I want a man who will walk along beside me. And that's how I feel about equal rights.

    • Cicely Tyson,
    • Report of the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
    • ()

Cicely Tyson, U.S. actor

(1933)