Spike Lee Quotes

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Born: March 20, 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Director

A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movies you didn't intend to be there.
- Spike Lee

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.
- Spike Lee

Fight the power that be. Fight the power.
- Spike Lee

I don't think I'm a total pessimist, so I think you can find hope in all my films.
- Spike Lee

I had a great education. From kindergarten to John Dewey High School in Coney Island, I am public-school educated.
- Spike Lee

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.
- Spike Lee

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.
- Spike Lee

It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody.
- Spike Lee

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.
- Spike Lee

Right now a lot of people are still choosing to go to Toronto instead of shooting in New York City, something I haven't done and something I hope I'll never have to do.
- Spike Lee

Violence is a part of America. I don't want to single out rap music. Let's be honest. America's the most violent country in the history of the world, that's just the way it is. We're all affected by it.
- Spike Lee

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.
- Spike Lee

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