"If we became students of Malcolm X, we would not have young black men out there killing each other like they're killing each other now. Young black men would not be impregnating young black women at the rate going on now. We'd not have the drugs we have now, or the alcoholism."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Spike Lee on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Spike Lee on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Spike Lee on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Spike Lee on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Spike Lee on John Lennon
"We grew up in a very creative environment and were exposed to the arts at a very young age, so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts."
"I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish. Culture is for everybody."
"Any film I do is not going to change the way black women have been portrayed, or black people have been portrayed, in cinema since the days of D.W. Griffith."
"It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody."
"My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children's education."