Quotes by Dick Gregory
- And we love to dance, especially that new one called the Civil War Twist. The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede.
- I buy about $1,500 worth of papers every month. Not that I trust them. I'm looking for the crack in the fabric.
- I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.
- In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.
- It's cool to be healthy.
- Let me tell you, never before in the history of this planet has anybody made the progress that African-Americans have made in a 30-year period, in spite of many black folks and white folks lying to one another.
- My mother was the sweetest lady who ever lived on this planet, but if you tried to tell her that Jesus wasn't a Christian, she would stomp you to death.
- People with high blood pressure, diabetes - those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.
- Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.
- We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- When I first broke through, there was only NBC, CBS and ABC, and they had news in the morning and in the evening - there wasn't no 24-hour news.
- When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps.
- You hear entertainers all the time, saying, 'If I couldn't get paid for this, I'd do it for free.' When's the last time you ever heard a business person say, 'If I couldn't get paid for being chairman of British Petroleum, I'd do it for free'?
- You know, I always say white is not a colour, white is an attitude, and if you haven't got trillions of dollars in the bank that you don't need, you can't be white.