The best Quotes by Sidney Poitier

The best Quotes by Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier (February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022) was a Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat.

I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.
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As a man, I've been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents.
In my case, the body of work stands for itself... I think my work has been representative of me as a man.
History passes the final judgment.
We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection.

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That's L.A. They worship everything and they value nothing.
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land
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Welcome to a city where people trying to disappear aren't actually trying.
Joe Goldberg in You - Season 2 Episode 2
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I lived in L.A. for a few months. It seemed like no one there had parents. Or if they did have parents, they would deny it.
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Linda: "Why did you decide to come to Los Angeles?"
Lucifer: "The same reason as everyone else: the weather, p*rnstars, Mexican food."
Lucifer Morningstar in Lucifer - Season 1 Episode 3
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People here in Los Angeles are disgusted now about a sex scandal involving Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently for seven years, he carried on a sexual relationship with his own wife.
Los Angeles was the kind of place where everybody was from somewhere else and nobody really droppped anchor.
Michael Connelly in The Lincoln Lawyer - The Brass Verdict
Tel Aviv is new, built on the sand dunes north of Jaffa in the 1890s, about the same time Miami was founded. The cities bear a resemblance in size, site, climate, and architecture.
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Miami - which is kinda the same.
You can leave Miami, but it will never leave you.
Miami is bringing in more guns, drugs and hot cars than any other city on the East Coast.
Phil Rask in StartUp - Season 1 Episode 3
I put a lot into it, and when I am done playing, I plan on going undercover and then being the sheriff or chief of police somewhere, either Miami or Orlando, I don't know yet.
Miami is a melting pot in which none of the stones melt. They rattle around.
California has officially announced that jaywalking is now no longer a crime. So congratulations to the Californians who like walking places. This is great news for the six of you.
Trevor Noah in The Daily Show - October 2022
New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul - Season 6 Episode 5
We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be, but California is still a lot nicer. I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day.
The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion real live here in only the most temporary way.
My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law.
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I grew up in Florida, where if you weren't comfortable dancing, you weren't going to get any girls.
Why can't you compare Washington State and Florida?
Because it'd be like comparing apples and oranges.
I'm honored that so many Floridians are supporting my efforts to rekindle the American Dream.
Ron DeSantis - November 2018
"How you gonna get a gun?"
"This is Florida. The God damn state is shaped like a gun!"
Florida is America's bas*ment: it's wet, it's filled with mold, strange insects, alligators.
Robert California in The Office - Season 8 Episode 11
We've all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.
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Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
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It is our choices that makes us who we are, and we always have a choice to do what's right.
Peter Parker in Spider-Man
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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way - or always to have it.
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden
For the soul, laughing is what oxygen is for the lungs.
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It's not about the absence of fear. It's overcoming it.
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If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
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My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me.
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My father always said, "Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf" - so I make sure I read.
We think too much and feel too little.
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If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken. But then, does he ever truly live?
One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
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I'm much more proud of being a father than being an actor.
I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about Morality, Sustainibility and Philoshophy instead of the Kardashians.
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It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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