Sidney Poitier Quotes

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Born: February 20, 1927, Miami, Florida, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Actor

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But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity.
- Sidney Poitier

2.
History passes the final judgment.
- Sidney Poitier

3.
I come from a great family. I've seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be.
- Sidney Poitier

4.
I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

5.
I had to satisfy the action fans, the romantic fans, the intellectual fans. It was a terrific burden.
- Sidney Poitier

6.
I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words - and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions.
- Sidney Poitier

7.
I wouldn't change a single thing, because one change alters every moment that follows it.
- Sidney Poitier

8.
My father was the quintessential husband and dad.
- Sidney Poitier

9.
My father was very big on marriage.
- Sidney Poitier

10.
So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one.
- Sidney Poitier

11.
So I'm OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was.
- Sidney Poitier

12.
To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.
- Sidney Poitier

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