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Дик Грегори

Дата рождения: 12. Октябрь 1932
Дата смерти: 19. Август 2017

Ричард Клэкстон «Дик» Грегори – американский общественный деятель, активист движения за гражданские права, писатель, переводчик и комик.


„Наше движение научило меня, что есть вещи, за которые можно умереть — но нет ничего, за что можно убивать! Ничего!“

„Если на шесть дней убрать из продажи все таблетки, табак, алкоголь и кофеин, то потом для наведения порядка на улицы придется вывести танки.“


„No kid in the world, no woman in the world should ever raise a hand against a no-good daddy. That's already been taken care of: A Man Who Destroys His Own Home Shall Inherit the Wind.“

„Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant, and this white waitress came up to me and said: 'We don't serve colored people here.' "I said: 'that's all right, I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.“

„One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.“

„I never learned hate at home or shame. I had to go to school for that.“

„If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine
off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the
tanks to control you.“

„Dear Momma―Wherever you are, if ever you hear the word "nigger" again, remember they are advertising my book.“ Nigger


„The only good thing about the good old days is they're gone.“

„Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.“

„Momma, a welfare cheater. A criminal who couldn't stand to se her kids go hungry, or grow up in slumbs and end up mugging people in dar corners. I guess the system didn't want her to get off relief, the way it kept sending social workers around to be sure Momma wasn't trying to make things better.“

„I personally believe breathatarianism to be the highest mode of human living [... ] breathing in pure air, absorbing the direct light and energies of the sun, bathing in pure water [... ] I look at the obituaries every morning and ain't nobody listed but you eaters.“


„I was learning that just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.“

„And then the foreman told another boss to put me down in the furnace pit. "Nigger can take the heat better," he said. Well, the system wasn't going to beat me. I stood up next to that furnace, and I ate their goddamned salt tablets and just refused to pass out. They weren't going to make me quit, and I wasn't going to give them cause to fire me. I'd lean into that blazing pit until my face would sting, and when the lunch whistle blew I'd fall on the floor and vomit blood for half an hour and I'd clean it up myself.“ Nigger

„Makes you wonder. When I left St. Louis, I was making five dollars a night. Now I'm getting $5,000 a week — for saying the same things out loud I used to say under my breath.“ From the Back of the Bus

„They told me there was very little racial prejudice in Hawaii. Like a woman is just a little bit pregnant.“ Nigger

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