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Ruby Dee

  • That's what being young is all about. You have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference. You're not prone to measure your energies in time. You're not likely to live by equations.

    • Ruby Dee,
    • in Brian Lanker, I Dream a World ()
  • It takes a long time to be really married. One marries many times at many levels within a marriage. If you have more marriages than you have divorces within the marriage, you're lucky and you stick it out.

    • Ruby Dee,
    • in Brian Lanker, I Dream a World ()
  • Classism and greed are making insignificant all other kinds of isms.

    • Ruby Dee,
    • in Brian Lanker, I Dream a World ()
  • Art is in the process of redefining our relationships to each other ... The creative minds are bubbling, bubbling, and I know the soup that's coming up next time is going to feed a lot more of us.

    • Ruby Dee,
    • in Teaching Tolerance ()
  • That we arrived at fifty years together is due as much to luck as to love, and a talent for knowing, when we stumble, where to fall, and how to get up again.

    • Ruby Dee,
    • with Ossie Davis, Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together ()
  • The world has improved mostly because unorthodox people did unorthodox things. Not surprisingly, they had the courage and daring to think they could make a difference.

    • Ruby Dee,
    • in Janet Cheatham Bell, ed., Till Victory Is Won ()
  • Calling all sisters. Calling all / Righteous sisters. / Calling all women.

    • Ruby Dee,
    • "Calling All Women," My One Good Nerve ()

Ruby Dee, U.S. actor, poet

(1922 - 2014)