I am an American citizen and feel I am entitled to the same rights as any other citizen.
I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro entertainers from the South.
It’s not the people in the South who create racial problems – it’s the people who are governing.
You’ve got to change with the public’s taste.
If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the highway that is best. Get your kicks, on Route Sixty-six.
I can’t bear to see myself even in movies. The feeling is complex. I can’t stand the sight of myself.
The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?
Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark.
Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping.
Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking.
I make no claim to being a business genius. You can make so much money in this business that it loses its value.
If you smile through your fear and sorrow, smile and maybe tomorrow you’ll see the sun come shining through for you.