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All Quotes by author - Dick Gregory
" Being white is a job in America. You take that away, you better get the soldiers out. "
" Coconut milk is the only thing on this planet that comes identically to mother's milk. "
" Every holiday on the calendar, I check in a hotel and fast - I don't eat, I don't drink, I don't talk. "
" Everything we do we should look at in terms of millions of people who can't afford it. "
" Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned. "
" I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp - just think about all those white bigots, licking the backside of a black man. "
" If it wasn't for Abe Lincoln, I'd still be on the open market. "
" If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you. "
" If you take 12 waters from the coconut - not the ones you buy in the store, although that's good - but the fresh coconuts, the little brown ones with the three eyes, if you take 12 of those within 24 hours, your blood will go back to the way it was when you were born. "
" In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country. "
" I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark. "
" I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that. "
" I never thought I'd see the day that I would see white folks as frightened, or more so, than black folks was during the civil rights movement when we was in Mississippi. "
" I tell people, 'If you want to send a message to the White House, call my house.' "
" It's cool to be healthy. "
" I waited at the counter of a white restaurant for eleven years. When they finally integrated, they didn't have what I wanted. "
" I went to Ethiopia, and it dawned on me that you can tell a starving, malnourished person because they've got a bloated belly and a bald head. And I realized that if you come through any American airport and see businessmen running through with bloated bellies and bald heads, that's malnutrition, too. "
" 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. "
" Love is very dangerous if you just have love and don't have the ability to be lovable. "
" People with high blood pressure, diabetes - those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave. "
" Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten. "
" Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss. "
" There is a limit on how much information you can keep bottled up. "
" There's a God force inside of you that gives you a will to live. "
" 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. "
" When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship. "
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