"It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."Spike Lee on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."Spike Lee on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."Spike Lee on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."Spike Lee on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."Spike Lee on James Dean
"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."
"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."
"I had a great education. From kindergarten to John Dewey High School in Coney Island, I am public-school educated."