"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Spike Lee on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Spike Lee on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Spike Lee on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Spike Lee on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Spike Lee on Robert Frost
"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."
"I had a great education. From kindergarten to John Dewey High School in Coney Island, I am public-school educated."