Dick Gregory Quotes

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Born: October 12, 1932, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

1.
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.
- Dick Gregory

2.
I buy about $1,500 worth of papers every month. Not that I trust them. I'm looking for the crack in the fabric.
- Dick Gregory

3.
I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.
- Dick Gregory

4.
In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

5.
It's cool to be healthy.
- Dick Gregory

6.
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.
- Dick Gregory

7.
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.
- Dick Gregory

8.
People with high blood pressure, diabetes - those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.
- Dick Gregory

9.
Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.
- Dick Gregory

10.
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.
- Dick Gregory

11.
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.
- Dick Gregory

12.
When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

13.
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'?
- Dick Gregory

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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.
- Dick Gregory

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