"Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Paul Robeson on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Paul Robeson on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Paul Robeson on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Paul Robeson on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Paul Robeson on Henry David Thoreau
"You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too."
"As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this."
"In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East."
"I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population."
"I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States."