Top 3017 White Quotes

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“I personally pledge myself to openly counsel, aid, and abet youth, both black and white, to quarantine any Jim Crow conscription system.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“If we have white persons in the March, we are certain to have trouble with the Communists, and it may not be viewed as a true expression of the Negro’s protest.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“I think it is important for readers to know that it is possible to bring intellectualism and idealism to the White House and still be political enough to advance an agenda.”

― A. Scott Berg

“A group of white South Africans recently killed a black lawyer because he was black. That was wrong. They should have killed him because he was a lawyer.”

― A. Whitney Brown

“We’re about to shoot an episode on Air Force One, for instance, and we’re going to take liberties, small liberties, with Air Force One, as we take small liberties with our White House set.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“You know, one of the things I like about this world, or at least I like about the way we’re presenting this world, is these issues are terribly complicated – not nearly as black and white as we’re led to believe.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Nowadays, people always say, how come he’s doing such young shows? But they never mention The Mod Squad. I was very proud of that show. It’s the first time an African-American guy kissed a white girl.”

― Aaron Spelling

“I figure if people don’t want to make the distinction between a Muslim and a terrorist, then why should I make a distinction between good scared white people and racists?”

― Aasif Mandvi

“Leather pants are my guilty fashion pleasure. I have at least 10 pairs in navy, red, white, dusty pink, grey, suede and black.”

― Abbey Clancy

“I’ve taken so many kids out of Pittsburgh and onto the great white way in New York City right into a Broadway show.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government – that is despotism.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Whether slavery shall go into Nebraska, or other new territories, is not a matter of exclusive concern to the people who may go there. The whole nation is interested that the best use shall be made of these territories. We want them for the homes of free white people.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Being a straight white guy in his, like, early twenties – there’s some sort of thing about it. A sort of privilege, a sort of anger or something. You just say some really stupid things.”

― Ad-Rock

“We were from downtown, so we were rapping in Danceteria, in these white downtown clubs, really. Nobody downtown was rapping. Nobody we knew was rapping. So we were like, ‘We should do it.’ We weren’t making fun of it; we loved it, and we wanted to be part of it.”

― Ad-Rock

“Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds, by means of what are commonly termed par excellence the exact sciences, may then, with the fair white wings of imagination, hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live.”

― Ada Lovelace

“During past years, like frightened children, we were afraid to eat the strong meat of human rights and instead sucked the milk of civil rights from the breasts of white liberals, black Uncle Toms, and Aunt Jemimas.”

― Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

“Republicans and blacks had an unlikely alliance around ‘max black’ after the 1990 census. By concentrating black voters in some districts, the strategy elected a record number of black congressmen in 1992. But the remaining ‘bleached’ districts were more likely to elect white Republicans.”

― Adam Cohen

“The idea of elegance and aristocratic indulgence of an ocean cruise was born out of the image of the rich men and women who ruled the British Empire slowly sailing to India and the Far East while sipping gin and tonic on deck – served by men in white jackets.”

― Adam Curtis

“In the workplace, many people become helicopter managers, hovering over their employees in a well-intentioned but ill-fated attempt to provide support. These are givers gone awry – people so desperate to help others that they develop a white knight complex and end up causing harm instead.”

― Adam Grant

“Of course, the opposite of white privilege is not blackness, as many of us seemed to think then; the opposite of white privilege is working to dismantle that privilege. But my particular hip-hop generation proved to be very serious about figuring it all out and staying engaged.”

― Adam Mansbach

“For ‘Breaking Bad,’ people were with Walter White for 99% of that show, even though that guy is a monster.”

― Adam McKay

“George W. Bush was a silver spoon dolt with no record to speak of other than bankruptcy and selling tropical plants, and we let him sail into the White House, but Barack talks about religious fundamentalism and guns being prevalent in poor areas, and we roast him for weeks?”

― Adam McKay

“I went in for a checkup, and when my doctor had me stand on the scale, even he was surprised. Seeing that number (which I’ll take to the grave) was a turning point. I knew I needed to make a change. I cut out white flour and starches and worked with my doctor and a nutritionist to develop a plan.”

― Adam Richman

“There has got to be a way for me to have a role on TV or in film that is just as normal as any other white actor. That’s what I’m trying to get at.”

― Adeel Akhtar

“I have friends who are black whose families opened their arms to them when they came out; I have friends who were white where they were rejected.”

― Adepero Oduye

“It’s a significant question: should black people only adopt black children, and white people white children?”

― Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

“A funny thing happened to me on the way to the White House.”

― Adlai Stevenson II

“Music, in its true essence, has got no language. You don’t listen to anybody because he is black or white or because he belongs to a particular geographical region. You listen to him because you like what he does.”

― Adnan Sami

“It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick.”

― Adolphe Menjou

“I saw ‘Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs’ when it came out, didn’t like it too much. I found she was stupid.”

― Agnes Varda

“You know what I’d really like to do? I’d like to record some white Chicago jazz.”

― Ahmet Ertegun

“It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.”

― Aime Cesaire

“I was supposed to do Mammootty’s ‘White,’ but it didn’t work out.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“The problem of sexism is getting better, but I don’t know if it’s getting better fast enough. We see more roles for women that don’t entirely revolve around the way in which they function in a man’s life, but typically those women are almost always white, and even then, there are only a few of them.”

― Aja Naomi King

“When you read Chekhov, everything has an even gray tone. When you read ‘Family Life’, everything has an even white tone. It is almost like when you paint on paper, and you can see the paper through the paint.”

― Akhil Sharma

“I’ve learned the importance of changing people’s minds at the grassroots level so that whoever does run will have a much better chance of encountering public opinion that reaches a critical mass and brings about a change not only in White House policies but in the Congress and in the state legislatures and all around the world.”

― Al Gore

“Evangelicals catapulted George W. Bush back to the White House.”

― Al Sharpton

“We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder.”

― Al Sharpton

“The dream was not to put one black family in the White House, the dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.”

― Al Sharpton

“I can call a march, and thousands come out, and I happen to have access to the White House at the same time.”

― Al Sharpton

“I don’t judge my effectiveness by how many words I say. I think liberals often see nuances in things… Conservatives tend to see things in black and white. It gives them an air of certainty and conviction that might make them more comfortable to watch.”

― Alan Colmes

“Christmas brings us great music: Everything from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ to ‘White Christmas,’ to ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.’”

― Alan Colmes

“When I get asked about novelists I like, they tend to be white, male, and British, like Graham Greene. They write the kind of declarative sentences I like. I don’t like to be deflected by acrobatics.”

― Alan Furst

“’Snow White’ was really hip for its time. Walt Disney was basically using Sigmund Romberg and operetta in the telling of the story, and through animation – that was revolutionary.”

― Alan Menken

“There is nothing wrong with the name White Settlement, and the majority here is proud of the name.”

― Alan Price

“Why don’t they go ahead and change the name of the White House to the West House. They want to do away with the heritage of White Settlement and destroy the history of White Settlement.”

― Alan Price

“I have a love-hate relationship with white silk.”

― Alan Rickman

“What’s interesting about books that take place in the future, even twenty years in the future, is that many of them are black or white: It’s either a utopia or it’s misery. The real truth is that there’s going to be both things in any future, just like there is now.”

― Albert Brooks

“Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years, and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.”

― Albert Bushnell Hart

“I think what we ought to be focusing on is that we are on path for the release of 75,000 pages of documents in connection with John Roberts’ work in the White House, as in the counselor’s office and as his time working as an assistant in the office of the attorney general.”

― Alberto Gonzales

“I guess I would use my son’s word: cool. It was cool to work in the White House.”

― Alberto Gonzales

“Did anyone in the White House or the N.S.A or the C.I.A. consider flying to Hong Kong and treating Mr. Snowden like a human being, offering him a chance to testify before Congress and a fair trial?”

― Alex Berenson

“I have always dreamt of winning the Africa Cup of Nations and the fact that I am representing my country and I am always proud to wear the green white green.”

― Alex Iwobi

“I do not have any regrets whatsoever in opting to play for Nigeria and will always do my best whenever I put on the green white green colours of Nigeria.”

― Alex Iwobi

“Of course, when I was younger I always wanted to have the newest Air Force 1s but my budget wasn’t too good back then! I always stuck with the white or black AF1s.”

― Alex Iwobi

“The thing with ‘The West Wing’ is that the fantasy was legitimately better than the reality – these were smarter, better people than their real-life counterparts, working together at a better White House than the one we had.”

― Alex Pareene

“During the 2012 Olympics, I decided to put on some cheesy pop because I knew Ellen White liked it. The first song was ‘Reach for the Stars’ by S Club 7, and before I knew it, everyone was singing it – suddenly it was our song.”

― Alex Scott

“As of now, I am in control here in the White House.”

― Alexander Haig

“It seems that our politicians see the world in black and white, so why not our artists? Did Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ have to be in black and white? No. But is it fantastic that it was? To see New York like that? Yes!”

― Alexander Payne

“Being a white southern African who saw the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, the sense of being an outsider was absolutely instilled in my limbic system.”

― Alexandra Fuller

“There are real consequences when women speak out. It’s really dangerous, and it takes real courage. We are still speaking out against a white male majority. Forget the glass ceiling. We haven’t even broken the glass floor!”

― Alexandra Fuller

“Any promising young white man rich enough to theoretically afford a giant oil painting of himself gets to remain young and innocent forever, and none of his actions have any consequences, whether there is magic involved or not.”

― Alexandra Petri

“There should be no real difficulty in condemning Nazis, white supremacists, and the Ku Klux Klan. They are, for God’s sake, Nazis and white supremacists. This should not require moral courage. This is obvious. This is the moral equivalent of the text you type to prove you’re not a robot.”

― Alexandra Petri

“Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white.”

― Alfred Kinsey

“Now, there doesn’t have to necessarily be a white man in the lead role. That’s the way forward. That’s diversity. It’s cool if an Indian is playing the lead role in a Hollywood project, and we should be proud of this.”

― Ali Fazal

“I think that wealthy white people would like to have a country that resembles the Fifties, when all the minorities were tucked away in ghettos and paid in very low wages but on the surface it was very bright and shiny and free and the rest of the world would look on it longingly.”

― Alice Walker

“I have been talking nonstop about the symbolism of an edible landscape at the White House. I think it says everything about stewardship of the land and about the nourishment of a nation.”

― Alice Waters

“Basically, the person in the White House should be principled, should have a philosophy about food that relates directly to organic agriculture. I will continue to push for that.”

― Alice Waters

“As you keep pulling back the layers of how deeply rooted anti-blackness and white supremacy are in this country, it is exhausting, and it is traumatizing.”

― Alicia Garza

“Growing up in a school that was majority white, my understanding of the world was that I was different but that differences shouldn’t be talked about because it’s uncomfortable.”

― Alicia Garza

“Both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile had guns on them, which is part of their Second Amendment right. It is a part of a culture that is largely protected by special-interest groups like the N.R.A., but the right to bear arms, it seems, only exists for white people.”

― Alicia Garza

“I love chocolate. I like milk and dark chocolate, but definitely not white.”

― Alicia Sacramone

“Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white.”

― Alison Bechdel

“One of the reasons I got really fat when I left home was because I thought rich people ate white bread and Spam. I also thought they could get processed meals, because we never did, so that was exciting.”

― Alison Moyet

“Though Washington had closed down for the holidays, the next day, December 26, a key message from Hanoi brought Kissinger racing back to his office. It was the signal the White House had anxiously been awaiting; it was also the day of one of the biggest raids by the giant B-52s.”

― Alistair Horne

“If you’re from Virginia, then you know some white people from Poquoson don’t like black people.”

― Allen Iverson

“Ultimately, as players, we are inside the tent, and we have got to deal with what happens between the white lines.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“I was put in White City children’s home when I was 15.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Almost the first thing Obama did in the White House was to return the bust of Winston Churchill to the British embassy. That suggests a major re-ordering of things. It’ll be fascinating to see what happens from now on. It was a genuine break with the recent past – perhaps to re-connect with the past past.”

― Amanda Foreman

“I think the fact that my case was so sensationalized is because I am a white woman.”

― Amanda Knox

“America was made for white men. Literally, at the time of the writing of the new country’s Constitution, only white men could own land, and only men who owned land could vote.”

― Amanda Seales

“When I speak of diversity, I don’t mean replacement of white comics. I don’t mean acceptance by white comics. We comics who weren’t born into the white guy paradigm of ‘funny’ don’t need a handout. We don’t need a PC push. We don’t need ‘a look.’”

― Amanda Seales

“I once went to Alba, Italy, during their white truffle festival, and I was like, ‘Just leave me here!’”

― Amber Valletta

“Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Revolution is glorified by intellectuals, apotheosized by poets, sanctified by visionaries, and bled white by politicians.”

― Ameen Rihani

“I know for a fact if I were a white English fighter, maybe I would have been a superstar in Britain – and the world.”

― Amir Khan

“America is as much a black country as a white one. The lives and destinies of the white American are bound up inextricably with those of the black American.”

― Amiri Baraka

“Hemingway’s short story ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ is a classic of its kind. It illustrates Hemingway’s ‘iceberg theory,’ which requires that a story find its effectiveness by hiding more than it reveals.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I thought I’d be the first to introduce herbal tea to Patna. White tea, ginger tea, rooibos, camomile. No one touched it. On subsequent visits, I’d find the packets decorating the shelves in my parents’ dining room.”

― Amitava Kumar

“Abbey Clancy is incredible. I saw a picture of her in a white suit recently, and she looked amazing. Victoria Beckham always looks classy, and I like Coleen Rooney’s style too.”

― Amy Childs

“I used to get my hair dyed at a place called Big Hair. It cost $15. They just used straight bleach, so my hair was the color of white lined paper, and my eyebrows looked like they were done with a thick black marker.”

― Amy Poehler

“I don’t listen to a lot of new stuff. I just like the old stuff. It’s all quite dramatic and atmospheric. You’d have an entire story in song. I never listen to, like, white music – I couldn’t sing you a Zeppelin or Floyd song.”

― Amy Winehouse

“I wanted everything. What could you not want when you are brown and Indian-looking in a society in which the white aesthetic is praised as acceptable?”

― Ana Castillo

“It must be so nice to be a white male.”

― Ana Navarro

“I think the White House is a better place for not having a Steve Bannon in it.”

― Ana Navarro

“I’m a son of immigrants. I’m not going to reduce my commitment to immigration. But can I empathize with the fact that if your town was 95 percent all white and now it’s down to 60, that that can scare you? Can I empathize with that? Yeah.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“No human being in history was all good or all bad, or all black or all white.”

― Anastasia Griffith

“I hate people who say New Balance shoes are only for white people. That’s not real.”

― Anders Holm

“I wanted to be Amish when I was a kid. You just wear black and white – what could be better? One less thing to worry about.”

― Anderson Cooper

“In my real life, I wear a T-shirt, gray or white, and the same pair of jeans. Literally, the same pair of jeans every day.”

― Anderson Cooper

“I’d been watching documentaries about early rock where white artists took ‘race records’ from blues and soul musicians to achieve mass appeal. I wanted to flip that and do an EP covering only white artists.”

― Anderson Paak

“I mean, they’re threatening – my career is over. You know, everything I’ve worked so hard. I’ve worked extremely hard since about 17 years old, you know, as a White House intern on up.”

― Andrea Mackris

“People think I’m Snow White… the most boring person in the world!”

― Andrea McLean

“’Venus,’ which is a Roger Michell film – my first scene was with Peter O’Toole, and I cried. That was basically my part. I came in, cried in a white wig, and then left.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“I did pose for ‘Black and White’ magazine, a prestigious, artistic publication, several years ago… I did this as a piece of art and make no apologies for the creative decisions I’ve made as an artist in my 20-year career.”

― Andrea Thompson

“I usually wake up around 9, and the first thing I do is make myself a cup of tea. I drink a lot of tea – green tea, white tea, and all kinds of herbal teas.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Different identity groups hold specific levels of power over others when their battles play out in the media. To wit: Black beats white. Gay beats white. Black beats gay.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“In a country where the individual is ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ conservatives have been forced to actively disassociate themselves from an ideological lineage to white supremacists, anti-Semites, and other racist miscreants.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“Women’s Studies, Queer Studies, African-American Studies, and Chicano Studies all produce culturally acceptable separatist and supremacy mind-sets and countenance movements that resemble those of white supremacists.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“SXSW can feel very male, very straight, and very white, and though it’s a great festival, when you have a film that’s different, it’s hard to find your place.”

― Andrew Haigh

“Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.”

― Andrew Johnson

“I even remember at the age of five watching a documentary on the Ku Klux Klan that was quite terrifying because it was men in white sheets who looked like ghosts to me.”

― Andrew Neil

“In September 2008 – as Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and AIG, the world’s biggest insurance company, accepted a federal bailout – Senator John McCain of Arizona, in what was widely viewed as a political move, suspended his presidential campaign and called on Obama to rush back to Washington for a bipartisan meeting at the White House.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“Nobody black had learned anything from the ‘Letter from the Birmingham Jail’ or from the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. That was a revelation of white people.”

― Andrew Young

“I was much more comfortable and a much better congressman running in a district that was 37 percent black, where I had to have a white constituency to get elected, than I would have been if I was in a 75 percent black district.”

― Andrew Young

“No one who’s white thinks he’s innocent. No one who’s black thinks he’s guilty.”

― Andrew Young

“When I took the SAT, I didn’t get accepted into a single white school that I applied to. Now I’ve got honorary degrees from a lot of those schools that rejected me. Things are different now, but not that much different.”

― Andrew Young

“I find that most home cooks don’t get vinegars. They’re misunderstood, mostly due to the factory-made red wine vinegar that everyone commonly cooks with… that, and the giant gallon of white distilled vinegar that we all use, mostly to clean and disinfect things!”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I’ve really hung in there with my BlackBerry. The main reason I like it better than an iPhone is that I can type better. I saw Rachel Zoe using a white one and I was jealous. The risk, of course, is that it could look like a Lady BIC. I’ve just learned to own it though.”

― Andy Cohen

“The right wing is appealing to a shrinking, shrinking demographic of angry white people who blame their predicament in life on the fact that there are immigrants coming into the country; it’s pretty ludicrous.”

― Andy Kindler

“Being a Christian and seeing that white evangelical Christians were primarily the people who put guys like Donald Trump into office made my entire world explode.”

― Andy Mineo

“I would say that workers in general, and white workers particularly, are correct that their economic wellbeing is deteriorating.”

― Andy Stern

“I’ve been invited to the White House about five times. I think the greatest thing would be if they actually invited everybody to the White House every night… they’d just take about 500 people a night. Everybody would just love this country because it’s so thrilling to go there. It really is.”

― Andy Warhol

“That’s acting for you. ‘White Queen’ has English playing Welsh and vice versa.”

― Aneurin Barnard

“The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.”

― Angelina Grimke

“I’m not somebody that just wants to hold up a white flag and say, ‘Let’s all just get along.’ I think people that do horrible things should be held accountable.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Betty White jokes are just not for me.”

― Angie Dickinson

“When you say, ‘Southern,’ or you speak about a southern accent, there’s always that drawl, and usually from white people. That’s what people associate with the South. But we’re all different. The black southern accent is different.”

― Angie Thomas

“I wrote ‘The Hate U Give’ as a short story while I was in college at a mostly white school in conservative Mississippi.”

― Angie Thomas

“When I was in college, I lived in a mostly black, poor neighborhood. That’s where I grew up, but I attended a mostly white upper-class school in conservative Mississippi. I was often very aware of how I presented myself.”

― Angie Thomas

“I opened the large central window of my office room to its full on the fine early May morning. Then I stood for a few moments, breathing in the soft, warm air that was charged with the scent of white lilacs below.”

― Angus Wilson

“I remember seeing ‘Snow White’ and saying to my mother, ‘Will there ever be a Chocolate Brown?’ She said ‘Probably. Why not?’ I just never thought the first black princess would be me.”

― Anika Noni Rose

“I loved Disney. ‘Fantasia’ was my first, favorite Disney movie. And it just kept going. I loved ‘Bambi.’ I loved ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Lady and the Tramp’ and ‘Snow White’ and even ‘Mary Poppins’ which wasn’t even fully animated – it was just a little bit animated. They were such a part of my growing up years; I was just very connected to them.”

― Anika Noni Rose

“Nobody is totally white in Brazil.”

― Anitta

“Deep down inside, I’m really a black girl stuck in a Mexican girl’s body. But I’m also in touch with my inner white girl and my inner Asian girl. I feel like a little bit of everybody.”

― Anjelah Johnson

“I like The White Stripes and I like the kinda twang American thing right now.”

― Ann Wilson

“I love… anything in black and white. Just put it on the TV, I’ll watch.”

― Anna Chlumsky

“The one thing that never changes in America is that the white straight male is born with a promise. Women are not promised very much, and we embody our disappointment from the beginning.”

― Anna D. Shapiro

“Suddenly in high school, I’m in a predominantly Jewish atmosphere. Jewish people were my gate to white America.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“I think a lot of L.A. is something like USC – this incredible white culture living in the midst of color, and no obvious reaction to it at all. I mean, they have guards at the gate at USC – guards at the gate of a major university! And the guards chase young black boys away – I’ve seen it, chasing 8-year-old boys.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“In my own life I’m frequently in predominantly white atmospheres.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“There isn’t any one material that’s mine. It all depends on the context. For example, I did a house that had the most exquisite marble applications. That sounds ostentatious, but it wasn’t, given the context. The color white I subscribe to extensively. I love thinking about color, but I often go with white.”

― Annabelle Selldorf

“Critics have called alien epic ‘Avatar’ a version of ‘Dances With Wolves’ because it’s about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy.”

― Annalee Newitz

“’Avatar’ imaginatively revisits the crime scene of white America’s foundational act of genocide, in which entire native tribes and civilizations were wiped out by European immigrants to the American continent.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I grew up in central Florida in the nineteen-sixties, barefoot half the time and running around the orange groves where my father worked. I remember flocks of white birds that would lift from the backs of cattle, disturbed by the jackhammers and bulldozers clearing land for Walt Disney World.”

― Anne Hull

“After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“My own funeral, I’d like to be laid out in a coffin in my own house. I would like my coffin to be put in the double parlor, and I would like all the flowers to be white.”

― Anne Rice

“Trump is the worst. I mean, he is like a shape shifter. You can’t nail him down. It is like the last gasp, the last bastion of old white males, of white supremacy and hegemony.”

― Anne Waldman

“I don’t think there is anything wrong with white space. I don’t think it’s a problem to have a blank wall.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“Spatial racism, the erasure of black faces in a predominantly white city, is in full effect in both Crown Heights and Center City Philadelphia. This racism demands that bodies that don’t conform to a mandated ‘white’ status quo can be redlined out of a space.”

― Anthea Butler

“Graham’s legacy is not as a maverick or a trailblazer. It is the legacy of a man who used Jesus as a tool to placate the masses so that the status quo of conservative white America could remain firmly in place.”

― Anthea Butler

“Trump’s blatant racism and demonization of Muslims, Mexicans, and immigrants also serves as a foil for white evangelicals. By othering these groups, Trump allows evangelicals to persist in their belief that white Anglo-saxon Protestantism is the default for true American Christianity and is best suited to lead America as a ‘Christian Nation.’”

― Anthea Butler

“Trump has benefitted indirectly from a strong belief of evangelicals that the two terms of Barack Obama has led the country to the brink of destruction. Obama was bad enough in their eyes; having the Clintons back in the White House would be the end.”

― Anthea Butler

“Voting for Trump will either hasten the return of Jesus, according to evangelical belief, or to allow evangelicals to regain political power in the White House. Either way, it is a win-win situation.”

― Anthea Butler

“Trump’s defense of white Anglo-Saxon Protestantism is gathering those who support him into a strong solidified base. Since the election of Francis, Republicans have been very wary of the Pope, attacking his liberal statements on homosexuality, global warming, and capitalism.”

― Anthea Butler

“The text, ‘Is God a White Racist’, By Rev. Dr. William Jones, is still studied by theologians and academics and taught in institutes of higher learning. The book called into question the chief construction of black liberation theology: that God is on the side of the oppressed.”

― Anthea Butler

“Graham promoted a white evangelical respectability that wanted to ‘put the brakes’ on the civil rights movement, and never really accepted women as equal to men. He may have been the country’s greatest evangelist, but he was also an apologist for the racist and sexist beliefs pervasive among white evangelical men in 20th-century America.”

― Anthea Butler

“Graham functioned as a megaphone for conservative biblical ideas that dovetailed with conservative politics, including family, sexual morality, and adherence to laws. He was not only an evangelist, he was also an enforcer: enforcing conservative white Christian social beliefs and evangelical ethical claims as ‘America’s Pastor.’”

― Anthea Butler

“While it is important that black women begin to receive the accolades and assistance they are due from the Democratic Party, they cannot be expected to continue to save white people from the poor choices they make – based not on moral values but party affiliation.”

― Anthea Butler

“My memories of Vatican II center on white parishioners turning away from me when I went to shake their hands at Mass during the sign of peace.”

― Anthea Butler

“A white man of authority don’t ever want to admit to someone of colour they was wrong.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“The Ritz in London has an old-fashioned charm, with waiters wearing tails and white gloves. The dining room is exquisite, with immaculate service and ornate details.”

― Anton du Beke

“I usually like loud T-shirts and band shirts, so I just try to keep it as simple as possible with jeans and white kicks that are worn in and, like, a simple jacket.”

― Antoni Porowski

“As a young man, you’re dazzled by the power of the White House and all that. But power tends to corrupt.”

― Antonin Scalia

“I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emperor of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. It’s called Silver Needle. It’s unbelievably expensive, but I get it on the Web.”

― Antonio Banderas

“Doubts are like stains on a shirt. I like shirts with stains, because when I’m given a shirt that’s too clean, one that’s completely white, I immediately start having doubts.”

― Antonio Tabucchi

“As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.”

― Antony Sher

“I’m always very proud of belonging to three minorities: gay, Jewish, white South African.”

― Antony Sher

“Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.”

― Anzia Yezierska

“When I was writing ‘The White Tiger’ I lived in a building pretty much exactly like the one I described in this novel, and the people in the book are the people I lived with back then. So I didn’t have to do much research to find them.”

― Aravind Adiga

“I saw the Supremes when they were still singing in little black skirts and white blouses.”

― Aretha Franklin

“My advice to the tea party freshmen: Slow the galloping horses to a trot. Big government was built over decades; it can’t be dismantled in a year, especially when Democrats control the White House.”

― Ari Fleischer

“The modern GOP has perfected this cyclical deficit outrage ritual. Republicans run up the tab when they control the White House, then scream about deficits when Democrats win – insisting that ‘serious reform’ means cutting only Democratic budget priorities.”

― Ari Melber

“Historically, the most favorably viewed figure in any administration is the first lady, regardless of her husband’s popularity. That is largely because first ladies avoid the political fray and are ritualistically presented as a warm, human presence in the White House.”

― Ari Melber

“I remember liking Betty White a lot. It was one of those things as a little child actress, you get inspired by experienced actresses and actresses that reach out to you.”

― Ariana Richards

“I think it would be difficult to argue that I’m a net-negative for womankind. I’ve tried pretty hard to bring in unusual female voices and perspectives. Not just young women and not just white women, either. I don’t know that I’m the best target for improvement. I don’t know that I’m the problem.”

― Ariel Levy

“There are two ‘Snow White’ movies coming out for the same reason that you remember back in the day there was ‘Armageddon’ and then ‘Deep Impact.’ You know, ‘Andromeda Strain’ and then ‘Outbreak.’ Like, all of those things. It’s common because basically studios have no imagination in making the decisions.”

― Armie Hammer

“Whatever one wants to say about the conduct of the Iraq War, going to war to remove Saddam Hussein in 2003 was a necessary act. It should and could have been done earlier, had not the Clinton White House, which understood the need, not wasted the opportunity through timidity and bluster.”

― Arthur L. Herman

“I think the most overused words in our vocabulary in the South are black and white.”

― Artur Davis

“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.”

― Arvo Part

“Alexander Wang is a young designer, and his style is so profound. He took sports and street and kind of combined it into upscale high fashion. He made a white T-shirt a luxury.”

― ASAP Ferg

“I thought I was half white or something because I only know white people as Ferguson as their last name.”

― ASAP Ferg

“In Harlem, I got all my black friends. But when I go downtown, I got black, white, Asian, Indian friends. There’s no borders, no barriers.”

― ASAP Rocky

“I love good old-fashioned black or white Converse. I have a few pairs. And they are all really dirty. I can’t have clean Converse – I go in the dirt and run around!”

― Ashley Benson

“I like edgy but classic looks – like Chanel mixed with Alexander McQueen. My personal style is edgier. My closet is just black, gray, and white. I’m more comfortable in darker colors and leather jackets.”

― Ashley Benson

“My dad’s from Barbados, but I lived with my mum. She brought me up; my uncle took me to the football. I grew up in a white family, I’d say.”

― Ashley Cole

“I wouldn’t say I’ve changed at all. A lot of people will keep saying I’m a different person, especially when I go across those white lines. I think it’s just the hunger and desire and passion I’ve got for the game.”

― Ashley Young

“Because I was assigned female at birth and I am light-skinned, white, I think people hear my message more than they hear it from someone who was assigned male at birth and is a person of colour.”

― Asia Kate Dillon

“How thin and insecure is that little beach of white sand we call consciousness. I’ve always known that in my writing it is the dark troubled sea of which I know nothing, save its presence, that carried me. I’ve always felt that creating was a fearless and a timid, a despairing and hopeful, launching out into that unknown.”

― Athol Fugard

“Without white South Africa realizing what it had done – and on the basis of that realization having the courage to ask for forgiveness – there can really be no significant movement.”

― Athol Fugard

“I think all of my writing life led up to the writing of ‘The Train Driver’ because it deals with my own inherited blindness and guilt and all of what being a white South African in South Africa during those apartheid years meant.”

― Athol Fugard

“In a law enforcement situation, black people are not always treated the same as white people would be.”

― Ato Essandoh

“But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society.”

― Audre Lorde

“As soon as white folks say a play’s good, the theater is jammed with blacks and whites.”

― August Wilson

“Most of black America is in housing projects, without jobs, living on welfare. And this is not the case in ‘The Cosby Show,’ because all the values in that household are strictly what I would call white American values.”

― August Wilson

“I can’t remember exactly, but the White House is not keen on people going on Fox News. It’s my view that while people in the administration feel that Fox News doesn’t give them a fair shake, the fact of the matter is there are a lot of people who watch Fox News.”

― Austan Goolsbee

“If, in 2014, we’re still making ‘white savior movies,’ then it’s just lazy and unfortunate. We’ve grown up as a country, and cinema should be able to reflect what’s true. And what’s true is that black people are the center of their own lives and should tell their own stories from their own perspectives.”

― Ava DuVernay

“You gotta follow the white guys. Truly. They’ve got this thing wired. Too often, we live within their games, so why would you not study what works? Take away the bad stuff – because there’s a lot – and use the savvy interesting stuff and figure out how they can apply. It’s a good one for the ladies.”

― Ava DuVernay

“For the majority of the time, I may as well have been just a really tan white kid. You know, I may as well have just been, like, a fat kid.”

― Aziz Ansari

“Water from the white fountain didn’t taste any better than from the black fountain.”

― B. B. King

“Touring a segregated America – forever being stopped and harassed by white cops hurt you most ‘cos you don’t realise the damage. You hold it in. You feel empty, like someone reached in and pulled out your guts. You feel hurt and dirty, less than a person.”

― B. B. King

“Television shows and movies that are all white, I can’t watch them. They totally alienate me.”

― B. D. Wong

“Yeah, well my name is Bai Ling. That means white spirit, and I really feel like sometimes I’m not existing.”

― Bai Ling

“At an early age, it was always trying to root for the Sooners. When Jason White won, it was awesome running around my living room like I won it. I’ve always had fun watching the Heisman ceremony.”

― Baker Mayfield

“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America.”

― Barack Obama

“White sharks and tuna travel for thousands of miles before returning to the same hot spot just as salmon do when they return to the same stream. These journeys are the marine equivalent of wildebeest migrations that take place on the Serengeti plain in Africa.”

― Barbara Block

“The White House has embarked on a mission to convince the people of our country that Social Security is in dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers.”

― Barbara Boxer

“And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president’s spouse. I wish him well!”

― Barbara Bush

“Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president’s spouse. I wish him well!”

― Barbara Bush

“Three publishers came to me at the White House after George lost and said, ‘We would like to publish your book.’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t have a book,’ and they said well it’s a well known fact that you have kept diaries.”

― Barbara Bush

“I really loved living in the White House, but I don’t miss it at all.”

― Barbara Bush

“Phones rang constantly, as if the White House was conducting some kind of pardon telethon.”

― Barbara Olson

“I like to think that Junie B. looks at the world – and this isn’t a negative comment on her – from the lowest common denominator. It’s not all gray to her; it’s all black and white.”

― Barbara Park

“A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed.”

― Barbara Smith

“People try to sell a fantasy with beauty campaigns. Overly Photoshopped, perfect, white, thin figures are a standard that most people still hold as beautiful because the industry says so.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“It seems that people are tired of everyone looking the same on television. And this seems especially true for white people. Even white people are tired of watching the same white people. That’s why we’ve been importing them from Australia.”

― Baron Vaughn

“If somebody had told me in the 1980s that Gerry Adams would shake hands with Ian Paisley or Peter Robinson I would have said put that man in a white suit and lock him up in a padded cell.”

― Barry McGuigan

“Little white lies are told by humans all the time. Indeed, lying is often how we get through each day in a happy little bubble. We spend time and energy rationalizing our own behaviors, beliefs and decision-making processes.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“We were ready to launch Barry White, but the record company wouldn’t put it out. Said it wouldn’t sell.”

― Barry White

“Rolf Ekeus, his appearance can deceive. He looks somewhere between an international diplomat and a mad professor. He’s got that sort of shock of white hair and a slightly absent-minded way of speaking. But he’s extremely sharp and very serious about power relationships.”

― Barton Gellman

“At Cheney’s initiative, the United States stripped terror suspects of long-established rights under domestic and international law, building a new legal edifice under exclusive White House ownership.”

― Barton Gellman

“White House officials acknowledge in broad terms that a president’s time and public rhetoric are among his most valuable policy tools.”

― Barton Gellman

“I think it is very ironic that most people think that the banjo is a southern white instrument. It came from Africa and even for the first years that white people played banjo they would put on blackface.”

― Bela Fleck

“I’m so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer.”

― bell hooks

“It really fascinates me what white people are allowed to write about.”

― bell hooks

“My dad would call me his Cuban princess because I had really dark olive skin because I was always in the sun; but I don’t really go in the sun anymore, so that is why I am so white.”

― Bella Thorne

“Dana White ain’t going to take care of you the second after you can’t make him a whole bunch of money.”

― Ben Askren

“Dana White’s a scumbag. I don’t take anything he says with any value.”

― Ben Askren

“A collapse in U.S. stock prices certainly would cause a lot of white knuckles on Wall Street.”

― Ben Bernanke

“I grew up watching ‘The Lone Ranger.’ I would get up every Saturday morning, earlier than all the other kids, to watch a black and white western with Clayton Moore that hadn’t filmed a new episode since 1957.”

― Ben Domenech

“People rarely grow in humility once they reach the White House.”

― Ben Fountain

“Science has authority, not because of white coats, or titles, but because of precision and transparency: you explain your theory, set out your evidence, and reference the studies that support your case.”

― Ben Goldacre

“Science isn’t about authority or white coats; it’s about following a method. That method is built on core principles: precision and transparency; being clear about your methods; being honest about your results; and drawing a clear line between the results, on the one hand, and your judgment calls about how those results support a hypothesis.”

― Ben Goldacre

“As a white queer person of a certain degree of economic privilege, I think that my ability to pass as straight is a privilege that other folk I know don’t have. It’s important to keep in mind who really is in the most trouble and to direct our attention to assisting those people.”

― Ben Hopkins

“When it comes to making decisions, I will come down on the side of Nebraska every time. If I have to choose between the White House and the farmhouse, I choose the farmhouse.”

― Ben Nelson

“I never set out to work in the White House.”

― Ben Rhodes

“There are a very limited number of people in senior roles at the White House, and time is their most precious asset.”

― Ben Rhodes

“Mandela was a guy who didn’t come in and just eviscerate the existing institutions. He sought to co-opt them. He brought white South Africans into his government.”

― Ben Rhodes

“’The Butler’ has virtually nothing in common with its source material, the life of White House butler Gene Allen, except for the fact that the main character of the film and Allen were both black butlers in the White House.”

― Ben Shapiro

“The vast majority of murdered whites are murdered by other whites. That’s why there’s no national outrage when a white person is killed by a black person: it’s not evidence of some underlying black violence problem directed against white people.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Conservatives are routinely pilloried on television. A&E likely greenlit ‘Duck Dynasty’ in the first place because executives believed Americans would laugh at the redneck antics of the self-described ‘white trash’ family.”

― Ben Shapiro

“After all the black man has been through in this world, he can still often reach levels of spirituality the most pampered white man cannot touch. Maybe what he’s been through is the reason why.”

― Ben Stein

“I don’t see the world completely in black and white. Sometimes I do.”

― Benicio Del Toro

“For nearly a century, the South made itself believe that Negroes and white people were really communicating. So convinced of this were the white Southerners that they almost made the nation believe that they, and only they, knew the mind of the Southern Negro.”

― Benjamin E. Mays

“My voice is rather quirky. It’s abysmally low. People often think I’m putting it on at first. Think drunk Darth Vader. Or Barry White singing country. It suits my dark material. When I do readings, I really play it up and go subterranean. I can make the phone book sound terrifying.”

― Benjamin Percy

“I sometimes think they should have said ‘Black Lives Matter Too,’ because that is really what is being said. The outcry is that historically and presently, the feeling is that black lives don’t matter as much as white lives because we don’t see the same type of things happening to them.”

― Benjamin Watson

“White people think one thing and black people think another thing about the same event. And we automatically, before we really know what happened, kind of pick our sides.”

― Benjamin Watson

“In the public, it seems to be painted that when minorities get pregnant, they need to get abortions, especially when it comes to teen pregnancy. It’s like, when black girls are pregnant, it’s like a statistic, but when white girls get pregnant, they get a TV show.”

― Benjamin Watson

“The core constituency that Republicans must satisfy in high court nominations is the party’s social conservative base, which fundamentally cares about issues, not diversity, and has accepted white men who practice the judging it admires.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“I worked with these liberal elites for 28 years at CBS News, and they were always throwing around the term ‘white trash,’ by which they meant poor southerners who didn’t go to Harvard. I’m not sure why that makes them trash.”

― Bernard Goldberg

“So one of the things that happened with integration in the South is they found that the black teachers were much more educated than the white teachers.”

― Bernice Johnson Reagon

“Don’t be afraid of who sits in the White House. God can triumph over Trump.”

― Bernice King

“While Donald Trump is busy insulting one group after another, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Yes. We become stronger when black and white, Latino, Asian-American, Native American – when all of us stand together.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I live close to Hampstead Heath, so when I do have spare time, I like to raise my white blood cell count with a swim in the men’s pond. It’s an ambition of mine to swim in the ponds on every day of the year.”

― Bertie Carvel

“The government at all levels is overly represented by white men. That’s part of the problem, and I’m a white man.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“As a white man who has had privileges that others could not depend on or take for granted, I’ve clearly had advantages over the course of my life.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“I like to think that Harry Cohn is having a somewhat difficult time sleeping in his grave thinking of a chick with a white shag rug taking over his space.”

― Betsy Beers

“I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see the subject clearly because I came from white, middle-class privilege.”

― Betty Buckley

“When I was in New York for ‘White’s Lies,’ I saw ‘American Idiot’ and ‘Hair.’ I loved both of those.”

― Betty Buckley

“The first person who contacted us was the assistant to President Eisenhower… in the White House.”

― Betty Hill

“There was no audience for my books. The Indians didn’t regard me as an Indian and North Americans couldn’t conceive of me of a North American writer, not being white and brought up on wheat germ. My fiction got lost.”

― Bharati Mukherjee

“As to adding variations to my white ball bowling, ever since I started playing IPL, I realised you need variations. You can’t survive on line and length. You need coaches around you who can guide you to get there. I have been lucky that I have had seniors and coaches who have helped me get there.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“I don’t care who the president is – it ain’t just all about who’s black or who’s white or who’s Republican or Democrat, it’s about who is for the betterment of people, period.”

― Big Boi

“As N.Y.C. Public Advocate, I released a report that showed that stop-and-frisks of African Americans in 2012 were barely half as likely to yield a weapon as those of white New Yorkers – and a third less likely to yield contraband. Despite this evidence, the vast majority of those stopped are young black and Latino men.”

― Bill de Blasio

“The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn’t have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions.”

― Bill Dedman

“Groups that advocate open government have argued that it’s vital to know the names of White House visitors, who may have an outsized influence on policy matters.”

― Bill Dedman

“Subprime lending is growing faster in black areas than in white areas.”

― Bill Dedman

“Cincinnati attracted its first permanent white settlers by flatboat in 1788. It took its name from the Society of Cincinnati, an organization of Revolutionary officers. That name came from Cincinnatus, the Roman farmer and general.”

― Bill Dedman

“Reggie Campbell and Kathleen Goldsmith are participants in an American success story, the unprecedented boom of home-buying by African-Americans in the 1990s. Only he is black and she is white. When he moved into the neighborhood, she moved out.”

― Bill Dedman

“White House cultures inevitably reflect the president’s character. Jimmy Carter is a thoroughly honest, good person. So was his White House.”

― Bill Drayton

“The good thing about Cruz is we know who he is today, and we’ll know exactly who he’ll be in the White House.”

― Bill Flores

“The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don’t know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, ‘I’ve got one question: What color is the red phone?’”

― Bill Maher

“Clinton left the White House with all the class of an XFL halftime show.”

― Bill Maher

“For Bobby and I to sing R&B and sound black was probably the stupidest thing we could do. White radio stations wouldn’t play us because they thought we were black. Black stations wouldn’t play us because they thought we were white. Any time you break ground, you go against the grain.”

― Bill Medley

“When I grew up, there was still black and white TV. I was told to never get out of bed once you’re put to bed. I’d sneak down the hallway, try to avoid the creaking floor boards and go in and watch the ‘Midnight Movie.’”

― Bill Moseley

“When Elton John sang a duet with the white rapper Eminem on a Grammy telecast, rap went mainstream. Massive parental headaches followed.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“In movies we tend make things black and white: you’re either this, or you’re that.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“Yes, sir. I’m a real Southern boy. I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer.”

― Billy Carter

“As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field.”

― Billy Corgan

“The streets of New York are diverse, but when you go into a Broadway show, unless Denzel Washington is in it, or Fantasia’s in it, it’s a lot of old white people and gay men.”

― Billy Eichner

“White people get nervous and speed things up. You don’t have to be in a hurry because you ain’t got nothing to gain and you ain’t got nothin’ to lose. And that’s where the groove lies.”

― Billy Gibbons

“Only when Christ comes again will the little white children of Alabama walk hand in hand with little black children.”

― Billy Graham

“There’s a big gap between ‘Click the link to send an e-mail to your congressman’ and ‘Chain yourself to the White House.’”

― Billy Parish

“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.”

― Bing Crosby

“When I went to live in South Africa, I immediately began to understand what went wrong. Because here was a place supposed to be under apartheid – I arrived there in 1991 – but here a black person had more say and had more influence over his white government than an average Kenyan had over the Moi government.”

― Binyavanga Wainaina

“Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us; and it was very still; but there were whispers.”

― Black Elk

“I once thought that I was the only man that persevered to be the friend of the white man, but since they have come and cleaned out our lodges, horses, and everything else, it is hard for to believe the white man any more.”

― Black Kettle

“When I see old movies with women in floor-length dressing gowns, or when they’re going to the store and they’ve got a pillbox hat with a net over the eyes and white gloves, I’m offended that I can’t go to the store like that.”

― Blake Lively

“White supremacy is a sin. Neo-Nazism is a sin.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“Unfortunately, most gun control advocates are not really interested in rational debate, and their political games simply send Alice chasing white rabbits down holes.”

― Bob Barr

“Jim Crow laws stripped blacks of basic rights. Despite landmark civil rights laws, many public schools were still segregated, blacks still faced barriers to voting, and violence by white racists continued. Such open racism is mostly gone in America, but covert racism is alive and well.”

― Bob Beckel

“When I worked in the White House in the 1970s and ’80s, I was often stopped within the White House by agents checking my credentials. They were very observant and would stop anyone they didn’t recognize.”

― Bob Beckel

“I will seek the presidency with nothing to fall back on but the judgment of the people of the United States, and nowhere to go but the White House or home.”

― Bob Dole

“I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth.”

― Bob Graham

“I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’ t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.”

― Bob Marley

“Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.”

― Bob Marley

“I wasn’t the first choice for the role of Danny Tanner. Betty White was. Not true, but there was another actor whom they had shot the pilot with.”

― Bob Saget

“At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They’re all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they’re all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That’s a formula for getting news.”

― Bob Schieffer

“If I’m not comfortable, I’m not happy. When I go to the White House, I wear my jeans.”

― Bobbi Brown

“I love a good set of basic white dishes.”

― Bobby Berk

“The white people should go back to Europe, and the country should be returned to the American Indians. This is the future I would like to see for the so-called United States.”

― Bobby Fischer

“Ultimately the white man should leave the United States and the black people should go back to Africa.”

― Bobby Fischer

“I was never invited to the White House.”

― Bobby Fischer

“I was never invited to the White House. They invited that Olympic Russian gymnast – that little Communist, Olga Korbut.”

― Bobby Fischer

“I like Columbus, Ohio, because it’s Pleasantville for real. They have the nicest white people I have ever met, and I mean that!”

― Bobby Lee

“There’s nothing wrong with being a cop. There’s nothing wrong with being a white person. It’s about where your heart is… We’ve got to get everyone beyond the xenophobic isolationism.”

― Bobby Seale

“I was very young at the time, and I mainly appreciated their vocal qualities, even though I was already living as they did – as black performers in a white world.”

― Bobby Short

“The first time I was on Letterman, I was, like, 20 years old, and I was on a show called ‘Camping with Barry White Night.’”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“If someone were to come from another planet and see the world through movies, they’d think that the world was populated by white men in their 30s who shoot a lot.”

― Bonnie Bedelia

“I finally learned to accept that I can’t make radio play blues any more than I could get Reagan out of the White House.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“If I go into a club now, all the blonde girls leave my corner and all the black girls come into my corner. It’s as if I’m racist towards white girls!”

― Boris Becker

“The problem is the following, black music is increasing encumbered by white elements, often pleasant but always superfluous, easily and advantageously replaced with black elements.”

― Boris Vian

“I used to think of George Michael as being mechanical, like a scientist in a white coat, working in a laboratory, creating perfect harmonies, and all the while I was secretly admiring him.”

― Boy George

“I think Jack White is pretty dope. He’s a little bit more crisp than me in his approach; he’s always in a suit; he’s always sharp. He’s always cleaned up.”

― Boyd Holbrook

“I want white men to look around in their office and say, ‘Oh, look, there’s a lot of white men here. Let’s change this.’”

― Bozoma Saint John

“You can’t go wrong mixing classic graphics in black and white. It’s very Parisienne.”

― Brad Goreski

“The white pump is the new nude heel.”

― Brad Goreski

“If you wear a white polka dot on your legs, you’re going to want to wear a black polka dot on top.”

― Brad Goreski

“I think women are usually a little bit nervous about wearing white denim.”

― Brad Goreski

“When I was young, kids who were more Native American than me would call me ‘white boy.’ To my white friends, I was ‘that Indian kid.’”

― Brady Jandreau

“Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere.”

― Bram Stoker

“How do we refresh our language? Why do we still use, like, a 150-year-old classification system to talk about people? It’s so weird! We still call people black and white?”

― Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

“I didn’t grow up hunting whitetail, but I would stalk tuna and white sea bass and yellowtail.”

― Brandon Webb

“Law in Ukraine is not black and white; it is shades of gray.”

― Brandon Webb

“I was a black singer with a white voice, a perfect pop voice.”

― Brenda Holloway

“If the Republican party essentially becomes the white party, it is going to be the death of it, not only for demographic reasons but for reasons of principle. The party of Lincoln is a party of opportunity for everyone. It’s a party about the right to rise, and Mr. Trump unfortunately doesn’t represent that view.”

― Bret Stephens

“We live in a country whose government and many of its people support white supremacy and disintegration of basic human rights.”

― Brett Gelman

“I’m a straight white man – I have options, and I’m not blocked on a consistent basis when I wake up in the morning because of my race, sex, and orientation.”

― Brett Gelman

“I think that liberal straight white men really need to stop patting themselves on the back for what they think they think and actually take a look at their actions.”

― Brett Gelman

“I’m Jewish, so it’s like I’m not totally white. I’m, like, gray.”

― Brett Gelman

“In every interview I’ve got to explain something about being white but still being into hip hop. It’s gone way beyond the musical aspect of the business. And I’m as critical about music as everybody else is.”

― Brian Austin Green

“Believe it or not, but ‘White Heat’ and ‘Little Caesar’ keep dancing around in my brainpan while I’m writing ‘Moonshine.’”

― Brian Azzarello

“The way ‘Lux’ was made is that there are 12 sections in here, though two of them are joined together. So there are really 11 sections, in a sense, and each one uses five notes out of a palette of seven notes, and my palette is all the white notes on the piano. That was the original palette.”

― Brian Eno

“The first time I heard ‘White Man in Hammersmith Palais,’ I loved the vulnerability in the music and the lyrics.”

― Brian Fallon

“I don’t envy anybody else’s career because I feel they’ve earned where they’re at and worked hard. I wouldn’t mind Jack White’s gig, though. He does it all!”

― Brian Fallon

“As a little kid, not only is my dad Jo-Jo White, but M. L. Carr is involved in the family, Red Auerbach is my godfather, and my stepmother was an Olympic-caliber sprinter. Athletes were all around. I happened to be a natural athlete. If I wasn’t, it might have been hell. But I never got any pressure from my mom and dad to be an athlete.”

― Brian J. White

“I believe very strongly that when it comes to desire, when it comes to attraction, that things are never black and white, things are very much shades of grey.”

― Brian Molko

“We have overcome economic devastation, defeated mighty oppressors, and lifted up generation after generation of Americans. We can – and we will – do it again. For that is our birthright as members of the American family – white, black, Hispanic, Asian, immigrant, or descendant of the Founding Fathers themselves.”

― Brian Sandoval

“The big guys, the big dogs, are going to own everything from the White House to the courthouse.”

― Brian Schweitzer

“On Cape Cod, great white shark stocks have been growing, or at least becoming more concentrated, because of the multiplying numbers of seals around Monomoy Island. We are fortunate to have such abundance of these sharks in our own waters. Around the globe, we are killing in excess of 100 million sharks each year.”

― Brian Skerry

“The Oceanic White Tip is considered one of the most dangerous sharks in the sea along with the Great White and Tiger. It is responsible for some of the most famous episodes of man-eating in history, such as when the U.S.S. Indianapolis sank in 1945.”

― Brian Skerry

“I was the first journalist allowed on a hunting boat during harp seal season in almost 15 years. Around the late 1970s, white coat pups became the poster child for the anti-fur movement, and by the ’80s, the media was lambasting the hunters for killing them.”

― Brian Skerry

“You can put Trump in the White House, but you need to prepare for a revolt because I’m going nuts.”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“I usually get approached by older white ladies of a certain class, with their pearls and, you know, their Talbots on and everything, and they’re like, ‘We just have to say, we know we’re not your demographic, but we love Paper Boi; we really love this show, and we love what you’re doing.’ It’s totally cool.”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“I don’t like when people put their dishes in the dishwasher without scrubbing them properly because it comes out with those little white dots and then you can’t get those out. And you have to rewash them.”

― Britt Robertson

“Ava DuVernay, Sheryl Crow, Diane von Furstenberg, Ashley Graham, Tracy Reese, Pat Benatar, Issa Rae, Betty White – they’ve all shattered glass ceilings, whether in music, fashion, or film.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“I actually had kind of one of those crazy experiences where when I hit, it was black out excruciating pain, and then white out absence of pain, and the subconscience thought that I want to go back.”

― Brooke Burns

“I’ve had a black guy call me a honky, and I’ve also been told that white people smell like bologna.”

― Brooke Hogan

“I prefer black and white and portrait photography. I like old, you know, interesting faces, so I think black and white brings out the contrast.”

― Brooklyn Beckham

“I’m a sucker for turquoise sea, white beaches and palm trees. I’ve been to the tropics every year since I could afford it. It’s the perfect place to unwind. I can chill out, read, do a bit of yoga.”

― Bruno Tonioli

“No one is a plain white room. I hate going into a home that is done to the nines but has nothing do with the homeowner – no knickknacks, no art that has anything to say about the person who lives there.”

― Bryan Batt

“I lived in London for a long time, and that’s a pretty white town. In Toronto, I just ended up in this circle of indie rock kids who happened to be white, too… Really, it was just when I started getting out there and meeting more people and seeing more fans that I went, ‘Oh, actually, I’m not white.’”

― Bryan Lee O’Malley

“If you read the 13th Amendment, it doesn’t talk about narratives of racial difference. It doesn’t talk about ideologies of white supremacy. It only talks about involuntary servitude and forced labor.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“It never occurred to me that I was important enough to have some politician go out of his way to silence me. I only found out about it in the ’80s by accident – a broadcaster announced they received letters of commendation from the White House for having suppressed my music. My career was so highly impacted in the U.S. it will never recover.”

― Buffy Sainte-Marie

“The NAACP was not a black-run, black-originated organization. It was run by 21 white, socialist, atheist, Marxist Democrats. It was the antithesis of Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.’s community at that time, which was capitalist, Christian, very pro-life, and pro-America.”

― Burgess Owens

“White Americans, stop apologizing; we live in the greatest country in the history of mankind, and it’s there because of our ancestors – those who came to this country and did their very best. And every generation has gotten better at what we’re good at.”

― Burgess Owens

“The mantra for the Obama campaign and their surrogates has focused on one thing regarding race, which is to take every opportunity to depict the Republican Party a group of rich white racists.”

― Burgess Owens

“As black Americans continue to be insulted and dismissed by protected white liberals, the Black Talented Tenth will continue to benefit from political donations, speaking engagements, national media presence, accolades as the official black leaders, and perpetual gigs on MSNBC and CNN.”

― Burgess Owens

“We read of the courageous march south to battle the Confederate Army by the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Unlike their white counterparts, they understood from the beginning that they would be offered no quarter if captured alive.”

― Burgess Owens

“Dubois was the first black American to graduate from Harvard. He was accepted within the northern white intellectual circles as one of the ‘best of his race.’ As an avowed socialist, he was the only black member of the original 19 wealthy socialist founders of the NAACP.”

― Burgess Owens

“NASA works for the White House. There are many at NASA that wish they were building a modern replacement for the Shuttle. However, they had marching orders to instead work on other things, some of which should have no place in a research organization.”

― Burt Rutan

“I have to have a seat at the table. I have to have a say on how we, as African-Americans, are produced and depicted around the world. Along the way, I’ll be very fair to white people.”

― Byron Allen

“Black America now has the power to achieve economic inclusion, which we rightfully deserve because we built this country. This is a conversation that white America doesn’t really want to have.”

― Byron Allen

“African-Americans don’t need handouts and donations; we can hire ourselves if white corporate America does business with us in a fair and equitable way.”

― Byron Allen

“Al Sharpton is not important. He’s nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game.”

― Byron Allen

“The people who used to hold the purse strings were a select group of white, middle-aged men, but that’s changing, and the more it continues to change, the more we’ll see inclusive stories get told.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“I don’t even want to touch on the topic of black quarterback, because I think this game is bigger than black, white or even green.”

― Cam Newton

“For the past few centuries, we have defined beauty as tall, slender figures, femininity and white skin.”

― Cameron Russell

“We can’t just pay attention to women who look fantastic in a photograph, because there are a lot of people that have fantastic things to say that don’t look like 25-year-old white models.”

― Cameron Russell

“Considering the popularity of soaps with the African-American audience, it’s grotesque that the entertainment industry, for all its vaunted liberalism, is lagging so far behind social changes in the United States. And why has there never been an all-black daytime network soap? It would probably blow the white soaps off the map.”

― Camille Paglia

“Sotomayor’s vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as ‘a wise Latina’ trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment – a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.”

― Camille Paglia

“I regard affirmative action as pernicious – a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but was almost immediately abused for the benefit of white middle-class women.”

― Camille Paglia

“I’ve covered the White House and been yelled at by presidents.”

― Campbell Brown

“The 800-pound gorillas of TV news are gone. When I was the White House correspondent at NBC, and Tom Brokaw was anchor, the reporters were protected.”

― Campbell Brown

“I just think that rap takes way more slack than the video games and the movies. We don’t make guns. Smith and Wesson makes guns. Like, white people make guns and bullets, and all we’re doing is rhyming and putting words together.”

― Cam’ron

“We say it all the time: the leftist media is inciting violence and hate by calling everybody a racist and a white supremacist.”

― Candace Owens

“The leftist media does not understand that when you smear people – when you call them Nazis, when you call them Nazi-defenders, when you call them white supremacists – you are giving permission to the people that are closest to Nazis in America – these brown shirts, these Antifa gangs and thugs – to come out and attack people.”

― Candace Owens

“There are no more white linen sofas in my house. We have a rule here: Anything below 36 inches has to be brown or black – the color of chocolate or peanut butter!”

― Candice Olson

“For me, Iris West was traditionally white in the comic books. So, you know, comic book fans are very opinionated, very vocal. So it was very scary stepping into that role when I started the show.”

― Candice Patton

“Iris is the Lois Lane of ‘The Flash.’ It’s a really special role. Knowing they were willing to offer it to an African American – Iris is traditionally white – I knew how important this would be for so many people.”

― Candice Patton

“Most makeup campaigns are not in black and white.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I love black lingerie and white shoes, and I love knives.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“Do what you are not supposed to do, like wear white shoes all year round.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“We think the Puritans always dressed in black and white, which they didn’t. They loved very bright colors. And there were other differences in perceptions that gave one a very different view of them.”

― Carlisle Floyd

“U.S. foreign policy is Manichaean. It’s like a Hollywood movie. You have to know who has the white hat and who has the black hat and then go against the black hat.”

― Carlos Fuentes

“The United States has written the white history of the United States. It now needs to write the black, Latino, Indian, Asian and Caribbean history of the United States.”

― Carlos Fuentes

“Just because my name is Carlos Mencia, don’t think my show is going to be about the difference between Mexicans and white people.”

― Carlos Mencia

“I just love the black and white movies.”

― Carol Kane

“White is hands down my favorite color and the color I wear the most.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Even by the diverse standards of Saturn’s satellites, Enceladus was an outlier. Its icy surface was as white and bright as fresh snow, and whereas the other airless moons were heavily pocked with craters, Enceladus was mantled in places with extensive plains of smooth, uncratered terrain, a clear sign of past internally driven geologic activity.”

― Carolyn Porco

“I always kept a diary – not a diary like, ‘Dear Diary, we got up at 5 A.M., and I wore the weird hair again and that white dress! Hi-yeee!’ I’d just write.”

― Carrie Fisher

“I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“If the white man wants to hold on to it, let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able, should develop and carry out a program of his own.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“When other people say, ‘Oh you’re so-and-so’s friend, brother, or husband,’ it’s reductive to the point of being white noise.”

― Casey Affleck

“Almost everything looks the same at art fairs – very hygienic, very white, lots of right angles.”

― Casey Neistat

“We’re all complex creatures, and we shouldn’t have to pick one thing to be passionate about. Life isn’t black and white, so we shouldn’t live that way.”

― Cassadee Pope

“There are not that many parts for actors who are not white – even less substantive ones.”

― Cassandra Clare

“My workspace is a white room with a big computer monitor and a light box. It can be very messy. Sometimes I get into trouble with my husband for that. Then I run around like a lunatic cleaning up and creating the appearance of order.”

― Catherine Martin

“The world I live in is not all white people, not all straight people, and it’s not all people who have their acts together, either.”

― Catherine Ryan Hyde

“Most of the people that I learned and experienced jazz with have been with foreign white people, mostly from France. Excluding my family.”

― Cecile McLorin Salvant

“I don’t think Steve Scalise has a racist bone in his body. Steve and I have worked on issues that benefit poor people, black people, white people, Jewish people. I know his character.”

― Cedric Richmond

“There’s this sense that whiteness is the default and does not need to be questioned. That you’ve got a race if you’re black, or any kind of Asian, or any kind of Native American, but that you have no race if you are white.”

― Celeste Ng

“My father was, like, the token bad white guy in all the old Jackie Chan/Bruce Lee films.”

― Celina Jade

“I was at a White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and I met Bobby Jindal, and we had a perfectly lovely twenty minute conversation.”

― Cenk Uygur

“I grew up around hip-hop so I didn’t think it was about being cool or being black or being white or whatever.”

― Chad Hugo

“People of African descent, most of us grew up accepting and loving Spider-Man. I still love Spider-Man. I still love the Incredible Hulk. I still have those characters that were white role models, superheroes, heroes – whatever you want to call it. You basically had no choice but to accept those.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“The industry looks for white actors and actresses, but it’s not the same for black actors. We have to really put the work in.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“African American students have less access to algebra and more access to seclusion and restraint than do their white peers. The significant disparity in educational resources has caused this problem of disparate discipline and disparate academic outcomes.”

― Chaka Fattah

“The idea of ‘talking white,’ a lot of people grew up around that, just the idea that if you speak with proper diction and come off as educated that it’s not black and that it’s actually anti-black and should be considered only something that white people would do.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Even though I went to Exeter and Yale, and I enjoyed all the trappings of those places, I think at the same time – and maybe it’s because I’m an immigrant kid and not white – there was always this other consciousness; that is, I was conscious of everything that was going on.”

― Chang-Rae Lee

“One thing I’m not doing in my older age is explaining myself to culturally clueless white people.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“I love when white people use their privilege to combat prejudice.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“I’m a Remy Martin guy. I like Remy and Coke, and I like the white Remy V with pineapple. I’m an equal-opportunity Remy drinker.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“If I was a white rapper, the bar for me would be Eminem. Of course his white skin helped him excel to heights that a lot of other rappers couldn’t, but he still was talented. People gravitated towards him because of his skills. He stood the test of time.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“Everybody wants to talk about black and white, when the situation is really about rich people against poor people.”

― Charles Barkley

“The Republicans always do a good job of dividing and conquering. They do a really good job of making black folks, poor white folks, and Hispanics not like each other.”

― Charles Barkley

“We don’t need refs, but I guess white guys need something to do.”

― Charles Barkley

“I think anybody who is racist is an idiot whether they are black or white.”

― Charles Barkley

“All the poor white people, all the poor black people, all the Hispanics, they’re in the same boat. They’ve got no economic opportunities.”

― Charles Barkley

“If you are born poor, whether white or black, you are going to be in a bad neighborhood and go to a bad school. If you are making three million dollars a year, a couple hundred thousand in taxes ain’t gonna kill you.”

― Charles Barkley

“White America don’t get to dictate how me and Shaq talk to each other.”

― Charles Barkley

“If I write badly about blacks, homosexuals and women, it is because of these who I met were that. There are many ‘bads’ – bad dogs, bad censorship; there are even ‘bad’ white males. Only, when you write about ‘bad’ white males, they don’t complain about it. And need I say that there are ‘good’ blacks, ‘good’ homosexuals and ‘good’ women?”

― Charles Bukowski

“Canceling the climate pact will loudly demonstrate Trump’s willingness to fight – an important step for the White House because, on a concrete level, few tools are available to revive the coal industry.”

― Charles C. Mann

“The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity.”

― Charles Eastman

“More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material.”

― Charles Eastman

“The idea of an e-book has been around since the late 1970s, when researchers at Xerox PARC got on the case. Their prototype used millions of little magnetic particles, black on one side and white on the other, loosely embedded in the surface of a soft sheet of rubber.”

― Charles Platt

“Under President Barack Obama, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has been invited into the White House and given a seat at the table. Hispanics are serving in unprecedented numbers at the highest levels of this administration, including in the Cabinet.”

― Charlie Gonzalez

“I do dig the White Stripes. I like the record they have out now.”

― Charlie Hunter

“I wear white or pale-blue shirts and black knit ties: They don’t draw attention to me in any kind of peacockish way.”

― Charlie Siem

“White liberals face this cognitive dissonance: if they decide that America is ready for a black president and back Obama, they would also be forced to surrender or at least modify decades of convictions about American bias.”

― Charlie Sykes

“My fantasy is to have a restaurant where there are no written menus, but where you just ask people, ‘What are you in the mood for? Fish? Meat? White wine?’”

― Charlie Trotter

“I went to an all white school where I dealt with racism.”

― Chaske Spencer

“I always wanted to work with Betty White, because she is one of my heroes of all time, and I just love her.”

― Cheech Marin

“In the end, the great leveler in any sport is performance on the field or on the court. Kids don’t care what language players speak or if they eat tacos, rice, or sauerkraut. They don’t care if they’re white, black, or brown.”

― Cheech Marin

“We need women who are at the head of a boardroom, like at the head of the White House, at the head of kind of major scientific enterprises so that little girls everywhere can then think, you know what? I can do that, I want to do that, I will do that.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“All Blaxploitation is, is the opportunity for an African-American cast or lead actor or actress to do the same things that a white action hero gets to do.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“I actually think, as unusual as it might sound, that working in the White House is an extraordinary life.”

― Cheryl Mills

“If you’re in the White House, it’s your house, and you can invite whatever friend you want.”

― Chevy Chase

“The fact was, Ford kept stumbling around. I didn’t want him in the White House. I wanted Carter in, and I had a forum of 20 million people watching.”

― Chevy Chase

“My good health is due to a soup made of white doves. It is simply wonderful as a tonic.”

― Chiang Kai-shek

“I love white T-shirts as much as I love black. I often wear total black. It’s my favourite.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of winding water.”

― Chief Joseph

“The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis and Clark. They brought many things that our people had never seen. They talked straight. These men were very kind.”

― Chief Joseph

“The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of our cattle. Some branded our young cattle so they could claim them.”

― Chief Joseph

“If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace.”

― Chief Joseph

“We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy.”

― Chief Joseph

“I would have given my own life if I could have undone the killing of white men by my people.”

― Chief Joseph

“My father was the first to see through the schemes of the white man.”

― Chief Joseph

“Governor Isaac Stevens of the Washington Territory said there were a great many white people in our country, and many more would come; that he wanted the land marked out so that the Indians and the white man could be separated.”

― Chief Joseph

“I want the white people to understand my people.”

― Chief Joseph

“We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred winters ago, when some men with white faces came to our country.”

― Chief Joseph

“I would give up everything rather than have the blood of white men upon the hands of my people.”

― Chief Joseph

“I think white women need to wake up and say, ‘Not all women are white,’ three times in front of the mirror.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“America is a country formed by diverse communities from different countries. Overall, the country is very hospitable and gives opportunities to grow. Saying that, I’d also say I’m not a ‘white’ immigrant; a South Asian’s experience is different than, say, a European immigrant’s.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“I’ve said all along we need a chief executive, not a chief politician, in the White House.”

― Chris Collins

“In 2002, I was taking an improv class because, as a white male with glasses who was born between 1978 and 1994, it’s legally required that I take at least one improv class in my life.”

― Chris Gethard

“C’mon. He’d be embarrassing upstairs at the White House. So I think she’d have a hard time. I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected.”

― Chris Matthews

“This phenomenon with Betty White is so wonderfully amazing. In a world where ageism runs rampant, out of left field, all of a sudden, the country decides to celebrate Betty White, and she becomes cool at 90. That’s remarkable.”

― Chris Meledandri

“As I’m learning, Republicans seem to only care about deficits when a Democrat is in the White House.”

― Chris Murphy

“As a child, I copied Tenniel’s illustrations from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ obsessively, particularly his drawing of the white rabbit in waistcoat and frockcoat, umbrella tucked under one arm and a fob watch in paw, a look of suppressed panic in his eye.”

― Chris Riddell

“So many of the fantasy stories I encountered growing up were set in worlds that were largely modelled on medieval Europe in one way or another. Lots of white folks in feudal societies, castles and kings, that kind of thing.”

― Chris Roberson

“A white boy that makes C’s in college can make it to the White House.”

― Chris Rock

“School shootings were invented by blacks… and stolen by the white man.”

― Chris Rock

“Every town has the same two malls: the one white people go to and the one white people used to go to.”

― Chris Rock

“Yeah, I love being famous. It’s almost like being white, y’know?”

― Chris Rock

“Right now, my job is that I’m like an ambulance chaser. I’ve got to look for movies with white guys falling out of them.”

― Chris Rock

“I love being famous. It’s almost like being white.”

― Chris Rock

“We’ve had a tone-deaf White House that does not want to be reasonable. President Obama won’t meet with the Republicans. It’s all his way.”

― Chris Smith

“Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson have rejoined and gone off again and rejoined, but I’ve been there the whole time, and even though Alan White is the ‘new’ drummer, he has been there since 1972, so he also deserves the credit for being around for 20 years.”

― Chris Squire

“My spray-tan woman is amazing. She comes to my house at 10 o’clock the night before a shoot. The results are so brown, flawless, and natural. It’s just weird because my natural skin color is very white, almost whitish yellow.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“It’s funny because I want my teeth to be, like, neon ‘Real Housewives’ white, but mine have stopped taking to teeth whitening. When I talk to my dentist, I’m like, ‘They can be that white,’ and he’s like, ‘Veneers can be that white.’”

― Chrissy Teigen

“My kids won’t eat all whole-wheat pasta, so my trick is to mix some in with white pasta. Cook the whole-wheat for about a minute and a half before you add the white pasta.”

― Christa Miller

“Although attracted by the humanities, I had chosen medicine as a career, seduced by the image of the ‘man in white’ dispensing care and solace to the suffering. But science was lurking around the corner, in the form of an unpaid student assistantship in the laboratory of physiology.”

― Christian de Duve

“White is pure and simple and matches with everything.”

― Christian Dior

“For whatever reason, the people that don’t appreciate Duke basketball or don’t pull for Duke basketball, they have a tendency to vilify one of the players. And a lot of times, it might be a white guy. And has it happened over and over in the past? Yes.”

― Christian Laettner

“It amuses me that just because I’m white and always looked skinny, I’m supposed to be unphysical, soft, not tough.”

― Christian Laettner

“I remember really loving the CoverGirl ads when I was younger – there was something very cool about how they always put the girls in white. It looked so clean.”

― Christie Brinkley

“I love cocktails. My specialty drink is a gimlet with a little egg white in it so it gets frothy. I really like rose water – sometimes I’ll add it to champagne.”

― Christina Hendricks

“As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father coming on a white horse to rescue me.”

― Christine Keeler

“It’s time to replace career politicians with citizen’s politicians. It’s time to elect people who are going to stand up to the Washington elite and stand up to a White House and Congress hell-bent on ramming socialism down our throat.”

― Christine O’Donnell

“When we talk about feminism – equality without apology for all – we can’t be talking about for all white women or all highly educated women but all women, regardless of color, class, creed, sexual orientation or identity.”

― Christine Pelosi

“I’d worked at the White House for two years, and I’d read a bunch of White House memoirs because everybody who works at the White House, even for five minutes, writes a memoir usually not less than 600 pages long – and never without the word ‘power’ in the title.”

― Christopher Buckley

“I had some adventures at the White House, but hardly enough to fill a full memoir.”

― Christopher Buckley

“The first novel I wrote, ‘The White House Mess,’ was a comic novel. It came out in 1986. It was a parody in the form of a White House memoir.”

― Christopher Buckley

“I had worked for George Bush as a speechwriter, and I read a lot of White House memoirs. They all have two themes: ‘It Wasn’t My Fault’ and ‘It Would Have Been Much Worse if I Hadn’t Been There.’”

― Christopher Buckley

“I worked at the White House in the early Reagan administration at a time when the deficit rocket really started to take off.”

― Christopher Buckley

“All people – white, black, whatever – are tribal in the sense that we relate to that which is familiar to us.”

― Christopher Priest

“My ‘Black Panther’ run really wasn’t about Black Panther. It was about Ross. It was about exploding myths about black superheroes, black characters, and black people, targeted specifically at a white, male-dominated retailer base.”

― Christopher Priest

“When through the power of sight we see white, that which comes about in the soul through the act of seeing is a modification. And on the basis of this modification, we are able to say that the white which is affecting us exists.”

― Chrysippus

“Had I been pushed like Colonel Parker pushed Elvis, had I been a white boy like Elvis, sure, it would have been different.”

― Chuck Berry

“I’m poor white trash from the state of Washington.”

― Chuck Close

“People are so confused about race and hip-hop that people didn’t even consider the Beastie Boys one of the greatest rap groups of all time because they were white.”

― Chuck D

“I worked on a farm. Played ball and loafed along the fishing and swimming holes of the White River, and my boyhood was not a lot different from that of other youngsters.”

― Chuck Klein

“One thing is perfectly clear: We don’t need another China crony in the White House!”

― Chuck Norris

“Barack Obama’s official nomination as the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer was a very poignant moment for millions of Americans. As the first non-white major party nominee, Obama is carrying a big load on his shoulders. He’s holding the hopes and dreams of a lot of folks who thought the presidency was only reserved for white men.”

― Chuck Todd

“’White Material’ is about courage and craziness.”

― Claire Denis

“Politicians talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“You had your black bands, and you had your white bands, and if you mixed the two, you found less places to play.”

― Clarence Clemons

“When you die, we go back to the white energy of all the white energy: white heat that’s flung against the sky and becomes a star.”

― Clarence Clemons

“You didn’t think of angels as white or black. They were angels.”

― Clarence Thomas

“I’d grown up fearing the lynch mobs of the Ku Klux Klan; as an adult I was starting to wonder if I’d been afraid of the wrong white people all along – where I was being pursued not by bigots in white robes, but by left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony.”

― Clarence Thomas

“I think segregation is bad, I think it’s wrong, it’s immoral. I’d fight against it with every breath in my body, but you don’t need to sit next to a white person to learn how to read and write. The NAACP needs to say that.”

― Clarence Thomas

“I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control.”

― Claude Chabrol

“A hoodie is worn by everybody: kids, white men, white women, black men. But it clings to the black body as a sign of criminality like nothing else.”

― Claudia Rankine

“Once, when I was 14 I thought easily the most glamorous thing was white eyeliner inside the eye and then heavy lip liner round the mouth. I think I looked repellent.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“I prefer to stick to my old-lady goth/Steve Tyler look. I’ve found my look – white lipstick, black eyeliner, black clothes.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“I got Type 1 diabetes at 30. It hit me in 1982 when I was a White House Fellow in Washington. I had viral pneumonia. I lost 35 pounds in six weeks. And I couldn’t see anything. Everything was blurry. I was always thirsty.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.”

― Clement Clarke Moore

“A tiny radish of passionate scarlet, tipped modestly in white.”

― Clementine Paddleford

“I would say that President Roosevelt probably was more intimately in touch with the press corps at the White House than President Truman was.”

― Clifton Daniel

“I do not mean for one second to suggest that ‘White Doves at Morning’ was written with a movie deal in mind. Certainly not.”

― Clive Sinclair

“I’m so sick of Betty White.”

― Cloris Leachman

“I’m the only fighter to ever go to the White House and meet with a sitting president.”

― Colby Covington

“Whenever someone says, or whenever someone harkens back to, a golden age of the U.S. – usually the ’40s or ’50s – 90 percent of the time, they’re a straight white man.”

― Cole Sprouse

“I can’t imagine seeing Batman in black and white. It was such a colourful TV series. I know. I’m ancient. It wasn’t abnormal to be without a television in those days. People who had colour were special.”

― Colin Firth

“I never felt that I was supposed to be white. Or black, either. My parents just wanted to let me be who I needed to be.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“I grew up in a small town in Washington State, so I wasn’t really aware of costume design as a career growing up, but I loved clothes. I remember I saved all my money, and the first thing that I bought was a white blazer, which was to the horror to my parents. But I have always had a strange connection with clothing.”

― Colleen Atwood

“I stopped this one about two months before federation and I want the next one to be more political. It will deal with the formation of white Australian policy and things like that.”

― Colleen McCullough

“The Labour Party of today has fits of horrors of the very thought of somebody like me might saying that they bought in white Australia. But I believe they did.”

― Colleen McCullough

“If you go to a big publishing house, editorial aside, it’s completely white.”

― Colson Whitehead

“I want to be the voice of the people; black, white, everyday, oppressed people. A person trying to make it and to do it right.”

― Common

“Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn’t changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he’s started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob.”

― Conan O’Brien

“I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, when my young assistant said that a plane had hit the World Trade Center – and then a second one – and a third, the Pentagon.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“The cavemen are still in charge at the networks. They’re all white males, and you can’t get away from that.”

― Connie Chung

“Human Needs Project is really about how to come up with a different approach to helping, really focusing on the dignity of people living in communities you are not a part of, and how to approach these communities with help, but more look at it as an investment and a collaboration with these communities rather than, ‘Here comes the white savior!’”

― Connie Nielsen

“I’m actually like a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop kind of guy. So I love the local shops that are kind of like one-off chains in Los Angeles, and I usually get a soy flat white.”

― Connor Franta

“Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life, the University of Mississippi would still be all white.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“Today’s white majority is largely silent about the race question.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“Usually, I’ll be auditioning for the third lead, and there will be Latina actresses, Indian actresses, African American actresses because it will be like, ‘Let’s check off this box. We have our lead white girl, and we need an ethnic slot.’”

― Constance Wu

“Being on ‘House of Cards’ really has given me so much more than just a job; the interactions I have had with real White House correspondents, other journalists and bloggers relating to my character Janine – and their thanking me for representing them – has been extraordinary.”

― Constance Zimmer

“On YouTube, there’s a right-wing extremism funnel. You start by watching a college student ranting about how dumb feminism is. It’s wrong, but it’s not especially sinister. And then, three suggested videos later, you’re hearing about why we need a white ethno-state to save the race from a third-world invasion.”

― ContraPoints

“Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people.”

― Coretta Scott King

“On Thanksgiving Night, 1942, when I was fifteen years old, white racists burned our house to the ground.”

― Coretta Scott King

“I’m certainly not a white supremacist.”

― Corey Stewart

“I think that, by and large, the predominant voice we hear in rock music is a white male voice.”

― Corin Tucker

“I am excited to have a black president because white supremacy is real and it needs to be shattered.”

― Cornel West

“As a Member of the CBC, I will fight tooth and nail to increase funding for programs, such as Ryan White, that were flat funded in the President’s budget.”

― Corrine Brown

“If you look at the Constitution, the two clauses of the Constitution make it very clear the president shall nominate, and the Senate shall provide advice and consent. It’s been since 1888 that a Senate of a different party than the president in the White House confirmed a Supreme Court nominee.”

― Cory Gardner

“’Power’ is not a black show. It’s not a white show. It’s a New York show.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“The Shawshank Redemption’ isn’t a movie about a black guy and a white guy who become friends – it’s a movie about freedom. At the end, the cathartic experience of seeing our own emotions reflected back to us, that’s the purpose of storytelling.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“In college, I didn’t know whether to hang out with the black kids or the white kids, and then I found the theatre kids, and I was like, ‘Oh, it doesn’t matter.’ We were all weird and listening to Morrissey and wearing Doc Martens so that was my tribe.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“I am not going to say that only people of color can write people of color, because that means only white people can write white people, and that’s not OK.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“We use the word ‘urban’ to mean black or Latino, but that’s not what the word means. It actually means ‘from the city.’ I’m not from the city. I’m from the suburbs of Connecticut. I grew up with mostly all white people.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“Around 1969, my family had just bought a house in a lower-middle-class white neighborhood two blocks away from school. Then, all of a sudden, all the white people left the neighborhood and the school.”

― Courtney B. Vance

“The only thing that’s really riled me up in the last ten years has been the White Stripes. That’s the one band that’s gotten me competitive, and that’s good.”

― Courtney Love

“We were the only black family in an estate with 1,000 white families. Liverpool being quite racist in the Sixties, it was a bit grim growing up.”

― Craig Charles

“Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush’s budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with ‘Hey, look over there, it’s Saddam Hussein.’”

― Craig Kilborn

“I always admired Dana White as a great businessman that always believed in MMA and helped our sport to grow around the world.”

― Cris Cyborg

“You know how a person is made for something? Eminem is made for hip-hop. The best rapper is a white man.”

― Curtis Jackson

“White paint is my marble.”

― Cy Twombly

“The Mediterranean is always just white, white, white.”

― Cy Twombly

“In November 2000, the Republicans stole from America our most precious right of all: the right to free and fair elections… Now President Bush occupies the White House, but with questionable legitimacy.”

― Cynthia McKinney

“At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are.”

― Czeslaw Milosz

“I love Vanna White as much as the next guy.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“I know some black actresses who have to wait every 19 films for a role. I can be cast in practically every one as a young white male.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“I’d pick a young white guy over an old white guy for president anytime because the younger guy is more likely to have been influenced by the great social changes of the ’60s and ’70s.”

― D. L. Hughley

“I grew up in Haughton, Louisiana. I go to my white grandparents’ house, and then I cross the railroad tracks and hang out with my black grandma. We have English teachers on my white side. My grandpa is a principal. And then you go to the other side, and people have been in jail.”

― Dak Prescott

“I read that prior to the advent of color TV, most people dreamed in black and white.”

― Damian Loeb

“Almost overnight, white people have gone from being very powerful to potentially irrelevant. Their future in South Africa is not what many had envisaged, so it involves a lot of reinvention.”

― Damon Galgut

“I think I was a shy kid. I grew up without television. I had a dog, and we lived up in the White Mountains in the summer, and I had no friends up there. And I would just go play hide-and-seek with my dog and probably had some imaginary friends.”

― Dan Brown

“Let us learn from the lessons of September 11 and not wait for a major strike before we act. We must work together – Democrats and Republicans, Congress and the White House, government and the private sector – to make our country a safer and more prosperous place.”

― Dan Coats

“Of course, Dwight D. Eisenhower gets credit for doing more for golf than any other White House resident, a mid- to high-handicapper though he was.”

― Dan Jenkins

“I’m about as privileged as you can get. I’m a white, male, heterosexual front man of a rock band.”

― Dan Reynolds

“Crying white mothers are ratings gold.”

― Dana Loesch

“The NAACP ignores the wellspring of racism from within its own ranks, daring to brand anyone who disagrees with the standard they bear for the plantation-politics Democrats as ‘white nationalists.’”

― Dana Loesch

“There’s no job that will humble you like the White House press secretary job.”

― Dana Perino

“Inauguration Day is like two ships passing in the night: the new staff moving in while the other walks out, taking one final look at the White House lawn as they leave with their cardboard box of possessions.”

― Dana Perino

“Part of the great thing of looking back on how I went from the cattle ranch to the White House was, I was a country music DJ. I saw Garth Brooks perform for free in 1992 at the Colorado State Fair where I met this person who knew about this graduate school program.”

― Dana Perino

“Why can’t black women on stage tell stories that can affect white men in the audience?”

― Danai Gurira

“I’ve been eating tons of organic foods, staying away from processed sugars, white flours, and anything artificial. It’s the same as my normal regime, but I’m being even stricter, because everything I put into my body is literally building this precious baby inside me.”

― Danica McKellar

“I’ve been just eating very healthy, all organic, no sugar, white flour, nothing artificial. I’m being so incredibly strict… not a lot of meat!”

― Danica McKellar

“I want to help middle-school girls stay interested in math and be good at it, and see it as friendly and accessible and not this scary thing. Everyone else in society tells them it’s not for them. It’s for nerdy white guys with pocket protectors.”

― Danica McKellar

“We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves.”

― Daniel Boone

“I think the word ‘diverse’ is a cancerous word because it’s life. It’s a PC way of saying ‘non-white,’ and it ultimately suggests that white is the standard.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“It wasn’t until Trump won that I thought back to all the things that I dealt with in the White House and that President Obama dealt with – the political forces, the changes in media and technology, the radicalization of the Right.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“We absolutely look at larger trends and reactions on Twitter here at the White House.”

― Daniel Pfeiffer

“I don’t know why that is, but English politics is just so overly white. It’s very much about the class structure.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“Neal Stephenson is great. He can write about a white wall for six pages, and it sounds fascinating. I read the whole ‘Baroque Cycle’ and ‘Cryptonomicon.’”

― Daniel Suarez

“It’s a birthmark called nevus of Ota. It covers the whole white of my eye and darkens it. The square of the eye, the white part, is completely dark on my right eye, not just the iris.”

― Daniela Ruah

“I bought a white Panamera – and then sold it because I had no use for it.”

― Danielle Bregoli

“Celluloid will be the next decade’s black and white.”

― Danny Boyle

“When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that’s what brings leaders in Turkey to attack Israel the way they do. When we see a lack of leadership coming from the White House, that’s why we see the leader of Iran… continuing to build the nuclear reactors.”

― Danny Danon

“It’s also important for those who promote those issues within the white community – the somewhat privileged community – to talk about issues affecting people of color.”

― Danny Glover

“I’m normally late, so I just kind of throw on the sort of thing that’s at hand. And then I’ll go through phases of wearing the same thing again and again and again – and my wardrobe is mainly about black and white, so it goes together. I’ll play with certain elements, but I don’t really think about it too much.”

― Daphne Guinness

“I think we did our first session in 1958. There were no black background singers – there were only white singers. They weren’t even called background singers; they were just called singers. I don’t know who gave us the name ‘background singers,’ but I think that came about when The Blossoms started doing background.”

― Darlene Love

“All the white meat is gone. There’s nothin’ but necks on the platter.”

― Darrell Royal

“I’m sick of hearing white liberals claim that if you call them out for their failed liberal programs, you’re a racist. It makes my blood boil – which is part of why I am running.”

― Darryl Glenn

“Once upon a time, I was morbidly sensitive about the impertinence born of sociology. Taxi drivers would not stop for me after dark; white girls jogged to keep ahead of my shadow thrown at their heels by the amber street lamps. Part of me didn’t blame them, but most of me was hurt.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“Manhattan was the capital of the twentieth century for black writers, artists, and intellectuals as much as it was for their white counterparts.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“I grew up in Indianapolis, Ind., then a conservative, provincial city. Anglophilia was the first foreign language I was exposed to. Or maybe it was a way of one-upping the local white people. Or maybe it was an early manifestation of homohood.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“As long as white newspapers were unwilling or unable to attack ‘anti-Negro’ forces or to air the views of black reformers, there was a service black newspapers could provide.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“I’d like to see more crossover between white and black music. That’s something I’ve been advocating for years.”

― Daryl Hall

“If you’re African American, you are forced into making different choices, in a lot of cases, than you are as a white person.”

― Daryl Hall

“I think every group of black guys should have at least one white guy in it.”

― Dave Chappelle

“Being a white South African, I enjoyed the better things that that country gave to a small percentage of its population.”

― Dave Matthews

“My mom is a white Jewish lady, and my dad is black. The cultures never seemed separate – I had a lot of mixed friends. When I was young, I identified with being Jewish, but I embraced my dad’s side, too.”

― Daveed Diggs

“We’re very used to seeing a huge diversity of white people. You never just expect two white people on TV to feel the same way.”

― Daveed Diggs

“I think that Eric Holder has an animosity, a genuine hostility, toward local law enforcement – specifically toward white police officers. He truly believes that every white police officer is a stone-cold racist.”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings, did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village.”

― David Amram

“A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown person to a man in a white suit with a pair of binoculars.”

― David Antin

“’Game Of Thrones’ was too big a canvas for a movie, but ‘Dirty White Boys’ is like a great old Western: there’s so much compression, and it’s so pressurized, it demands to be told in one sitting.”

― David Benioff

“Whether you’re black or white, you’re a human – and that’s what matters.”

― David Bryan

“Under the Trump administration, the traditional structure of White House oversight of American offensive and defensive cyberactivities is being dismantled.”

― David E. Sanger

“White Hart Lane was always a place where I felt I belonged.”

― David Ginola

“There was all this talk when Obama got elected about how we were living in a postracial world. But we’re not. Until we get to the point where James Earl Jones can play, say, George Washington, race matters. You wouldn’t put a white actor in blackface to play Othello. You shouldn’t have a white actor in what amounts to yellowface to play Asian.”

― David Henry Hwang

“My new play ‘Chinglish,’ which will go to Broadway, is about a white American businessman who goes to a provincial capital in China, hoping to make a deal there. It’s bilingual. And it’s about trying to communicate across language and cultural barriers.”

― David Henry Hwang

“Justin Hayward was a teenager when he was drafted into the Moody Blues in 1966. He brought with him one song he had written for his girlfriend. This was called ‘Nights in White Satin,’ which subsequently made a fortune for a lot of people.”

― David Hepworth

“’Bombshell’ is a remarkable podcast. In the course of it, three people who know what they are talking about cover ‘military strategy, White House mayhem, and the best cocktails’.”

― David Hepworth

“In a world of cell phones and satellite feeds – a world in which the president can sit in the White House situation room and watch a military action unfold on the other side of the world – it is not realistic to expect TV news to be anything but what it has become: a ceaseless flow of words and images that may or may not be accurate.”

― David Horsey

“I know Spanish pretty well. I’m half-Puerto Rican – my mom is from Puerto Rico – so I have a lot of family there, and my mom’s first language is Spanish. But growing up in the States, and with my dad being from the States, I’m kind of just like this white kid.”

― David Lambert

“The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves.”

― David Letterman

“The government, for example, has determined that black people (somehow) have fewer abilities than white people, and, so, must be given certain preferences. Anyone acquainted with both black and white people knows this assessment is not only absurd but monstrous. And yet it is the law.”

― David Mamet

“The young Obama’s lack of playing time on the high school basketball team was due more to his ability than the coach’s preference for white players.”

― David Maraniss

“When I talk about my artist parents, people imagine a bohemian environment and think, ‘Aha, so that’s where he gets it from!’ But we were as white, straight, and middle-class as the next family on our white, straight, middle-class housing estate.”

― David Mitchell

“Because I was aspirational, I did my work, I was respectful to my teachers, I experienced a lot of bullying from the black kids. My friends were largely white or Asian.”

― David Oyelowo

“A film centered around the Second World War with a predominantly white cast would not have the pressure on it that ‘Red Tails’ has.”

― David Oyelowo

“It’s because films like ‘Selma’ are so rarely made that we end up putting them under the microscope. One, maybe two, a year. As a white person, you don’t have that. You have the gamut. No one says to Oliver Stone, ‘Another film about Vietnam? White characters again?’”

― David Oyelowo

“When I worked in the White House for President Carter, we tried to do comprehensive tax reform and we made some progress, and other presidents have as well.”

― David Rubenstein

“Anytime someone orders a pastrami sandwich on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies.”

― David Sax

“The Pork Marketing Board worked with advertising and marketing firms to position the pig as a sort of four-legged chicken – a healthy part of any low-fat lifestyle. The Other White Meat campaign launched in 1987 and was so successful at selling lean pork cuts, it actually hurt the rest of the pig.”

― David Sax

“From the first slave ship arriving in harbor, America stole and judged blacks. Black life that didn’t fit into white logic was commercially exploited or lynched.”

― David Shields

“In the NBA, as in nowhere else in America, white people are utterly beholden to black people, and they’re not about to let us off that easily. It’s a kind of very mild payback for the last 500 years.”

― David Shields

“If the bus driver is black, I thank him… when I get off at my spot, whereas I would never think of doing this if the driver were white.”

― David Shields

“Are black people conscious of how excruciatingly self-conscious white people have become in their every interaction with black people? Is this self-consciousness an improvement? Maybe not, because I’m thinking of people in categories rather than as people, which is a famously dangerous thing to do.”

― David Shields

“While I’m critical to the Bush presidency, it’s been enormously beneficial for Salon because we’re seen as kind of an aggressive watchdog on the Bush White House. Particularly since Florida, our readership hit a whole new level, and we held onto those readers.”

― David Talbot

“’The Red Era’ is for everybody. Every gay, every fluid, every black, every white.”

― Dawn Richard

“There’s a number of years that went by going from a white belt to a black belt. And I think, in a similar respect, years go by with your maturation process, and it’s just as important to be disciplined with that as it was in karate.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“I appreciate the power of a White House bully pulpit – but kids listen and learn primarily from other kids. If your son’s friend tells him that the apple is better than the fries, he’s more likely to listen.”

― Dean Ornish

“Anything in between the white lines is deemed football.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“We slept in the park before we had a house, and eventually we shared a home – my parents, my grandparents and five uncles, my family, all of us – on White Oaks Street by Magnolia Street near the railroad. Those were hard times, but I loved living there.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“No doubt, the White House thinks the American people know Obama’s story. But since the Inauguration, we’ve seen only the president’s present: his perfect family, his Ivy League elegance, his effortless mastery of complex issues. We never see him sweat. And we forget that he ever had to struggle.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“My job is to be a spokesman – the spokesman, I suppose – for the President, for the White House, to do the daily briefings, to manage the press corps in terms of travel, day-to-day needs, access, interviews, all those issues.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“It was what became something of a pattern in the first couple of years of the Clinton White House and maybe even longer, where information would drip, drip, drip, drip, drip out which would keep stories alive, alive, alive.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“When I became White House press secretary, there were other limitations that were thrust upon me. Bill Clinton was under pressure to appoint women to visible positions. I was 31, I’d never worked in Washington. Was I ready for this large and visible job? Still he wanted the credit. So he gave me the job but diminished the job.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“After I left the White House, I kept a foothold in the business of American politics; as a talk-show host, analyst, commentator, speechmaker, and occasional writer. I was no longer a practitioner, but I was still a partisan, a Democrat, a blue-stater through and through.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“The Obamas have changed the culture of the White House.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“I grew up in Nashville in a white suburb. We lived next to a Klan member. We didn’t see hoods, but my dad knew that guy was a Grand Dragon.”

― Dee Rees

“I found that there is very little interest in Washington for true election reform. That neither the White House nor either house of the Congress seems to be as committed to guaranteeing democratic participation in this country as we seem to be in other countries.”

― DeForest Soaries

“I have the background singers of Ray Charles, the background singers of Smokey Robinson, and the background singers of Barry White and I built a choir around that.”

― Della Reese

“It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.”

― Deng Xiaoping

“Very seldom do I use white in my books.”

― Denise Fleming

“If we follow the white man, we’re going to drown with the white man.”

― Dennis Banks

“My experience is the White House is not a very good place to coordinate intelligence, much less to integrate it.”

― Dennis C. Blair

“Coming from Chicago, I like a white Christmas.”

― Dennis Franz

“I think the first time ‘white’ was used was in the 1600s. Generally, we were described by where we came from… All of a sudden, this word ‘white’ came through, and now everyone is going for their own sense of power… to figure out who’s on top.”

― Dennis Haysbert

“The White House looked into a plan that would allow illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. The plan called for a million Mexicans to marry a million of our ugliest citizens.”

― Dennis Miller

“A new poll shows that Senator Kerry’s support in the South is strongest amongst blacks. Kerry’s appeal to Southern blacks is obvious. He is a white man who lives far, far away.”

― Dennis Miller

“Since neither black animosity nor the Left’s falsehood of ‘racial tensions’ is based on the actual behavior of the vast majority of white Americans, nothing white America could do will affect either many blacks’ perceptions or the leftist libel.”

― Dennis Prager

“Without aging white males, I doubt the ‘New York Times’ would survive. How many young people, females, Hispanics and blacks subscribe to the ‘New York Times?’”

― Dennis Prager

“In colleges throughout America, students are taught to have disdain for the white race. I know this sounds incredible, or at least exaggerated. It is neither.”

― Dennis Prager

“Obviously, the issue for the Left isn’t aging white males; it is conservatives, whether they are young or old, white or nonwhite, male or female. If female aborigines were conservative, the Left would have a problem with female aborigines.”

― Dennis Prager

“I spent a weekend in the White House with President Clinton, back in ’99, I guess. We played golf and just hung out and talked on many subjects. I saw him several times subsequently in L.A. He’s the smartest man I ever met, a great politician. Everybody was star struck around him.”

― Dennis Quaid

“I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women.”

― Dennis Rodman

“We question these issues of race and struggle and white privilege because we know that those issues are real and because those issues have real implications in black communities. And white supremacy is not only dangerous, but it is deadly.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“When I reflect on the Colbert interview, it moved so quickly that what we didn’t do was define white privilege, and I wish we had done that. White privilege is the benefit resulting from white being seen as the standard, regardless of gender and income.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“I think the minority students that we admit to Harvard are every bit as meritorious as the white students that we admit.”

― Derek Bok

“What is taught in schools generally in the West Indies is that if something is your thing, it’s better than anybody else’s because it’s yours. It’s extremely provincial and also damaging. You prevent people from learning things. The biggest absurdity would be, ‘Don’t read Shakespeare because he was white.’”

― Derek Walcott

“I don’t think there is any such thing as a black writer or a white writer. Ultimately, there is someone whom one reads.”

― Derek Walcott

“My wife says I spend my life trying to teach white folks. I’m not so sure I’m proud of it, but she’s right.”

― Derrick Bell

“Slavery is, as an example of what white America has done, a constant reminder of what white America might do.”

― Derrick Bell

“When people are like, ‘Why are these white people walking around this black hood?’ I’m like, ‘Why aren’t they?’ If it ain’t bothering nobody, they can do whatever they want! They’re in the hood to make it better.”

― Desiigner

“I was in the White House for a year and a half. Up to that point, all my jobs had been very unglamorous.”

― Desiree Rogers

“For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.”

― Desmond Tutu

“In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute – a white skin.”

― Desmond Tutu

“I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.”

― Desmond Tutu

“It’s weird that I’m putting my old green and gold jersey, and I’m moving on to the cardinal and white. I’m a Stanford Cardinal.”

― Devon Cajuste

“I make a honey, egg white, and lemon face mask. It helps to reduce the appearance of sun spots and pimples; plus, it’s so nutritious and natural, what could be better!”

― Devon Windsor

“Unfortunately I don’t live by a Target now, so I just go to a regular Starbucks as opposed to a Starbucks nested inside a Target, which is my ideal situation. That works out for me. I like that white noise, those interruptions, and the people around me.”

― Diablo Cody

“The fashion industry isn’t merely content to encase my meaty flanks in skintight denim. Oh, no! That denim also has to be white, a color that attracts ketchup, wine, garlic aioli, and any other foodstuffs I might otherwise be able to enjoy if I wasn’t wearing ridiculously tight pants.”

― Diablo Cody

“I know white clothing is supposed to enhance that summer glow, but writers don’t tan.”

― Diablo Cody

“’The White Album’ is so cool because it was around the time when the Beatles started to not like each other, so they would each go off and do their own thing. It’s all over the place, but that’s what makes the album so brilliant.”

― Diana Silvers

“My relationship with aging is cozy. I’m not trying to play 29 and holding on with white knuckles, you know?”

― Diane Lane

“I got to be White House chief of staff, ten years of congressman, secretary of defense, vice-president. If you’re a political junkie like I obviously am – that was – every one of those was just a tremendous experience. I’m very comfortable with what I did and why I did it and how I did it. And I’ll let others judge whether they liked it or not.”

― Dick Cheney

“I think it’s time we had a president who carried the same life experiences into the White House as most ordinary Americans.”

― Dick Gephardt

“I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.”

― Dick Gregory

“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

“I waited at the counter of a white restaurant for eleven years. When they finally integrated, they didn’t have what I wanted.”

― Dick Gregory

“I tell people, ‘If you want to send a message to the White House, call my house.’”

― Dick Gregory

“I used to get letters saying, ‘I didn’t know black children and white children were the same.’”

― Dick Gregory

“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.”

― Dick Gregory

“When I go through the airport and see white women walking through the airport barefooted, like athlete’s feet don’t exist, there’s something wrong.”

― Dick Gregory

“Being white is a job in America. You take that away, you better get the soldiers out.”

― Dick Gregory

“In Bernie Sanders, I see a man saying that the emperor has no clothes while everyone around him insists they see clothes. Whether or not he makes it to the White House, I hope and pray that everyone hears the alarm he is sounding now; it may be the last voice we ever hear.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I’d worked in the state senate in college and seen how important legal decisions were. And at the last minute, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison said, ‘Why don’t you come do an internship?’ That turned into almost 15 years in the government, in the White House, and at the State Department.”

― Dina Powell

“If you want to understand what is going on in the White House today, you have to begin with Barack Obama.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“My wife, Dixie, is evangelical Christian. We met in the Reagan White House, when she was a student intern. We’re members of the Horizon Christian Fellowship Church.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“I don’t sing white; I don’t sing black – I sing Bronx. When I sing ‘Ruby Baby,’ I’m rolling like Jimmy Reed. I wanted to communicate like Hank Williams and groove like Jimmy Reed.”

― Dion DiMucci

“There are opportunities that I have because I’m a white dude, and it’s controversial because that’s just the way that the world we live in kind of is.”

― Diplo

“I put out this record on Ninja Tune called ‘Florida’ when I was about 22. And at the same time, I was DJ’ing and beginning to mix stuff up and promote shows in Philadelphia and New York and my own parties and make mixtapes, put out bootleg white labels.”

― Diplo

“There’s nothing like white trash at the White House.”

― Dolly Parton

“There’s been a lot of talk about Jack White wanting to work with me, and I’ve always admired him, and of course, he lives in Nashville, too.”

― Dolly Parton

“I’ve had some wonderful times at the White House. I’ve been with Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and Bush.”

― Dom DeLuise

“With the White Sox, when we do stuff, everybody’s opinion is asked for, is given and then decisions are made on just about everything.”

― Don Cooper

“There was no match for Barry White. His music is just going to live forever. It’s not limited to disco or soul or hip-hop or anything.”

― Don Cornelius

“I would never know how good I was if I didn’t have Bob Arum. Bob Arum is white, Jewish; He was working for prosecutor’s office. I’m black, an ex-convict, ex-number runner. Who would be most likely to succeed? It would be Bob 100-1. Yet I beat Bob on everything we ever done, with love.”

― Don King

“There are features that African Americans have that are similar! There are features that white people have that are similar! Features that Hispanic people have that are similar!”

― Don Lemon

“More often than not, we think of ourselves as black, white, Asian, or Hispanic pretty much in this country, but the real America is much more than that.”

― Don Lemon

“Governing means governing all of the people, no matter what demographic it is, whether it’d be black, white, women, straight, gay, Republican.”

― Don Lemon

“If he could sleep on it. He would make his bed with white sheets And disappear into the white, Like a man diving, If he could be certain That the light Would not keep him awake, The light that reaches To the bottom.”

― Donald Justice

“Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“Don’t say ‘the White House wants.’ Buildings can’t want.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“Work continuously to trim the White House staff from your first day to your last. All the pressures are to the contrary.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace.”

― Donald Trump

“When I was growing up, our nation was partitioned: Blacks were segregated by law in the South and largely by custom in the North, though it, too, had segregation laws. Our best universities had quota systems. Many white communities had real estate covenants to keep nonwhites out.”

― Donna Brazile

“I think with ‘Hamilton,’ Lin-Manuel has really blown up the whole casting idea. It’s miraculous. You look at ‘1776,’ it’s a bunch of old white guys and old white chicks. You look at ‘Hamilton,’ and it’s just the faces of America.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“I think a lot of times stereotypes come when there are disconnected white writers who maybe have two or three black friends, and they write black characters, and they put them in situations that are ridiculous.”

― Dorian Missick

“Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history.”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“I’ve been to the White House a number of times.”

― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.”

― Doris Lessing

“If I were white, I could capture the world.”

― Dorothy Dandridge

“Scientology is not a white religion. It is not just for white people.”

― Doug E. Fresh

“President Obama had a few historians at the White House for a couple of dinners. I was lucky enough to be one of those asked, and he was very interested in Ronald Reagan, and I came away feeling that.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“In 1971, near the middle of Nixon’s first term, he approved a plan to install a White House taping system as a way of preserving an accurate chronicle of important discussions and decisions. Except for Nixon, three aides, and the Secret Service, no one knew about the listening devices.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“I prefer a change of surroundings anyway, and I like to be around some energy and white noise, so I usually go to a Barnes & Noble cafe or to the library on 5th and 42nd. In the afternoons, I do research, reading, editing, and play with the kids.”

― Douglas Brunt

“The social scene in Daytona Beach was simple. The white cats surf, and the blacks play music.”

― Duane Allman

“My stepmom’s from Somalia, my baby sister is African American, my dad was always English, I’m a white man… You may have noticed.”

― Duncan Jones

“Country music originates with the colloquial, rural aspects of white America. It’s really, truly, rural white America’s blues.”

― Dwight Yoakam

“My music is very personal. I’ve created it in solitude. I face a white wall and beller. I like that sound – the expression of loneliness. That’s what it’s all about.”

― Dwight Yoakam

“To like an individual because he’s black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white.”

― e. e. cummings

“When I began writing in the mid-1960s, I thought it was not important for readers to know whether I was male or female. Also, I was a great admirer of E.B. White, so I may have thought that it would bring me luck to submit my first manuscript as ‘E.L.’ But if I were starting out today, I would use my first name.”

― E. L. Konigsburg

“That space between the white lines, that’s my office. That’s where I conduct my business.”

― Early Wynn

“We’re not thought of in terms of color because we are entertainers. We are there to entertain you not because we are black, white, pink, or green or gay or straight or because we are Catholic or Protestant.”

― Eartha Kitt

“The black police in Compton are worse than the white police.”

― Eazy-E

“I went to white schools and I didn’t know anything about black history.”

― Ed Dwight

“I’ve done some really weird gigs. The ones where no one turned up – they’re probably not the interesting ones to talk about. I played some pretty random ones in L.A. I signed to play all-R&B nights or an all-comedy night where I’d be the only white person there. They were fun.”

― Ed Sheeran

“I developed my camera system, called the Medusa, jointly with a colleague down in Australia as a method of exploring the ocean unobtrusively. The critical thing was that we didn’t use white light, which I believe has been scaring the animals away.”

― Edith Widder

“No, I have not a drop of what they call white blood in my veins. My father was a full blooded Negro, and my mother was a full blooded Chippewa.”

― Edmonia Lewis

“It’s not a common thing for a Southern white family to go out and seek their black cousins.”

― Edward Ball

“Even if severe wounds are given, the Indian has many chances in his favor, for his organization is somewhat different from that of white men, and he recovers easily from wounds that would kill any European outright.”

― Edward Burnett Tylor

“English music is white – it evades everything.”

― Edward Elgar

“The white T-shirt is like a blank canvas – eternally versatile.”

― Edward Enninful

“I am black in a predominantly white industry, and I have been luckier than most.”

― Edward Enninful

“When I was really young, I had an afro and wore pressed jeans and argyle sweaters. In my teens, I moved on to ripped Levi’s jeans, white T-shirts, and cowboy boots.”

― Edward Enninful

“I find linseed oil and white lead the most satisfactory mediums.”

― Edward Hopper

“I think that zinc white has a property of scaling and cracking.”

― Edward Hopper

“’Custom is the great deadener.’ There is no doubt that we of the white race are going on obliviously supporting customs that would seem abhorrent and incredible to a higher and more brotherly civilization.”

― Edwin Markham

“Oft when the white, still dawn lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart, I have felt it like a glory in my heart.”

― Edwin Markham

“Barack Obama’s journey to the White House has impressed and inspired the entire world.”

― Ehud Olmert

“I don’t think of people as black or white. It’s a question of are they photogenic or not? I don’t think anyone says, ‘Let’s book her. She’s black.’ I think they say, ‘Let’s book her. She’s good.’ We’ve come that far.”

― Eileen Ford

“If you’re a white male growing up in this society, you’re constantly receiving encouragement to go on in science in the form of all the images that you’re receiving.”

― Eileen Pollack

“We are a Republic with different branches of government, and so the Senate and the House are going to be full partners in working with the White House.”

― Elaine Chao

“The Bush administration actually started out with an open mind towards Iran, by all indications. In fact, early in the administration, the White House tasked the various agencies of government to do an inter-agency review of Iran policy, as it did with Iraq policy and most of the big areas of the world.”

― Elaine Sciolino

“Betty White is probably a very nice woman.”

― Elaine Stritch

“I think the word ‘woke’ is now over. The first time I heard my mature, white dad use that term, I was like ‘OK, this is done.’”

― Elaine Welteroth

“I’m in a generation where MAC is the reigning brand for a lot of women – black, white, and other.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“The readership of Victorian novels, when they were published, was much less diverse. People were probably white, and had enough money to be literate. Very often, there are phrases in Italian, German and French that are left untranslated.”

― Eleanor Catton

“At the unveiling at the White House of the presidential portrait, President Bush pointed out that Hillary Clinton was the first sitting Senator in history to have her portrait hanging in the White House.”

― Eleanor Clift

“There are not many males, black or white, who wish to get involved with a woman who’s committed to her own development.”

― Eleanor Holmes Norton

“I think I lived those years very impersonally. It was almost as though I had erected someone outside myself who was the president’s wife. I was lost somewhere deep down inside myself. That is the way I felt and worked until I left the White House.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And, ever since, it grew more clean and white.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“When you have that deep kind of hunger that is part longing, what’s better to eat than the best apple pie? Or the best potato salad and guacamole? Or the best deviled eggs and crab cakes and white chocolate raspberry pie?”

― Elizabeth Berg

“If I could visit dead authors, I’d head right over to E. B. White, though I’m so in awe of him I’d probably just sit at his feet and weep. He’s the master of clarity, of understated humor, of palatable political conviction.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Isn’t that what love means, to fill ordinary, commonplace, conventional things with magic and significance, not to need the moon and white scent-heavy flowers at night?”

― Elizabeth Bibesco

“The term ‘alt-left’ sprang up long after the term ‘alt-right,’ which was coined in 2010 by white supremacist Richard Spencer, and defined by the Associated Press just after the 2016 election as a movement based on a mix of white nationalism and hard-edged populism.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“Leftist, anti-fascist activists known as Antifa, whose stated goals are to stamp out racism, white supremacy and authoritarianism, sometimes do use violence.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“I myself have never been enchanted by the dream of the white wedding, and, heaven help us, the expectation that this exquisitely catered event should be ‘the happiest moment’ of one’s life.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“The food I eat the most is probably steamed, plain white rice. I know its really, really, really boring, but that’s honestly the food I eat the most. No, I like cucumber avocado rolls… I love that.”

― Elizabeth Gillies

“If President Barack Obama had not been in the White House, we would not have the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I really focus on natural products, so I love using unrefined products instead of refined ones. I swap white rice for brown rice or quinoa. I use brown rice pasta instead of regular pasta, nut milk or oat milk instead of dairy milk, and coconut yogurt instead of cows’ yoghurt, etc.”

― Ella Woodward

“I’m obsessed with trash TV. I love horrible TV. shows. It’s the white trash in me, you know?”

― Elle King

“I’m sure there’s somebody out there who doesn’t like Betty White because she’s short and has white hair.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“I grew up watching old black and white movies where Marlene Dietrich or Jean Harlow would go walking down some cobblestone street in ripped stockings and head into some smoky boite and sing for a pathetic living. That’s so what I wanted to be.”

― Ellen Greene

“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.”

― Ellen Hopkins

“If E.B. White were writing in 2013, would there be a ‘Charlotte’s Web’ trailer and an @SomePig Twitter account? I doubt it. Yet, in a way, he’d be missing out because I’m beginning to think that some of this noise is worth making – and some of it is worth hearing, too.”

― Ellen Potter

“I’ve changed the way I look a bit but not intentionally. I’ve cut my hair. I’ve got a bit of pink in it and lately I’ve become a bit monochrome, wearing a lot of black and white.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I’m a bit grungy – I love wearing boots. But I also love putting on a beautiful white dress and jewels. I have those two alter-egos.”

― Ellie Goulding

“What does ‘politicizing intelligence’ mean? Using intel, or more often, partial intel, to produce an effect in line with White House policies rather than giving a full picture of a particular situation.”

― Elliott Abrams

“If you say to the White House, ‘Obama has been very unfriendly to Israel,’ they say, ‘What do you mean? It’s the best military-to-military relationship ever.’ And that part is true.”

― Elliott Abrams

“In the Bill Clinton years, the foreign leader who visited the White House most often was Yasser Arafat – 13 times.”

― Elliott Abrams

“The Obama administration appears to regard intelligence leaks and briefings more or less like briefings by the Democratic National Committee or White House flack Jay Carney. You use any information at hand, classified or not, and you spin it any way you like, fairly or not.”

― Elliott Abrams

“I’m still Elliott Yamin. I’m still the funky white Jewish boy from Richmond, Va.”

― Elliott Yamin

“When I see a white piece of paper, I feel I’ve got to draw. And drawing, for me, is the beginning of everything.”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“In Paris in the late ’40s, I started making my first reliefs. They are separate panels. I wanted to do something coming out of the wall, almost like a collage. I did a lot of white reliefs when I started because I liked antique reliefs, really old stuff.”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“White stockings I do not like. Why does anyone except a schoolgirl want to wear them? Nothing is more flattering to the legs than flesh color.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“You can’t ignore the Asian and Hispanic populations in L.A. We can let audiences know independent film is not just about white men.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“The mission of ‘8 Mile’ is essentially to garner sympathy for a white rapper involved in an old-school shootout – a rap contest. This may be the final frontier for pop, more unbelievable than the prospect of launching a member of ‘N Sync into orbit.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“One of a handful of films made in Detroit, ‘8 Mile’ doesn’t feature the Motown renaissance that Mayor Coleman A. Young dreamed of in the 1970s. Instead, it’s the beaten-down city: 8 Mile refers to the line of demarcation between Detroit and suburban, mostly white Oakland County.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“The funniest thing in the world to me is the idea of a white guy in his thirties going, ‘Wait – I’m going to go into hip-hop.’”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Theron says that she was intrigued by the psychological demands of the material in playing the complicated ‘Queen Ravenna’, and Stewart’s performance as ‘Snow White’, the fairest of them all, in her first action-heroine role, kept her literally in constant motion.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“In March of 1933 we witnessed a revolution in manner, in mores, in the definition of government. What before had been black or white sprang alive with color.”

― Emanuel Celler

“My favorite Hepburn moment is in ‘Sabrina,’ when she steps off a boat in white shorts and a plaid shirt. Chic, classic, and unfussy.”

― Emilia Clarke

“When I go gray, I’m not going to be able to see it that much. I won’t be salt and pepper: I’ll be like salt and the white pepper you can buy.”

― Emilie de Ravin

“My mother missed having dinner with Lyndon Johnson because she couldn’t find the right hat to wear. While my father went off to the white house to break bread with the President, my mother, who’s not a things and stuff person, stayed at the hotel and tried on 10 different hats and missed dinner.”

― Emilio Estevez

“Life is about the gray areas. Things are seldom black and white, even when we wish they were and think they should be, and I like exploring this nuanced terrain.”

― Emily Giffin

“It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race.”

― Emily Murphy

“I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I’m not ashamed of anything.”

― Eminem

“My computer background is a black and white picture I took of the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum in Brazil.”

― Emma Ishta

“I enjoyed my time at White Hart Lane, and I can’t say thank you enough to the Spurs fans.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“When black men become millionaires and can buy expensive homes for their families, it infuriates people who cherish the social construct where white people are at the top and people of other ethnic backgrounds are below.”

― Eniola Aluko

“I don’t like being lied to, so I only lie about the stupid things. White lies, basically.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“I’ve never seen ‘Game of Thrones.’ I’ve never seen ‘Breaking Bad.’ I can’t tell you one character outside of Walter White.”

― Eric Dane

“The White House is not where power comes from in this country. The cities and the local communities of this nation are prepared to save Washington – and not vice versa.”

― Eric Garcetti

“I look forward to working with the White House in areas like infrastructure, where President Trump says he wants to spend a trillion dollars. Great – we’d love to start right here in Los Angeles.”

― Eric Garcetti

“I won’t let anybody, even the most powerful person in this country, trample our values or our Constitution. And no matter who’s in the White House, I am incredibly vigilant about that and will continue to fight that fight.”

― Eric Garcetti

“Although the attorney general is a part of the president’s team, you’re really separate and apart. You have a special responsibility as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. There has to be a distance that you keep – between this department and the White House.”

― Eric Holder

“The summer of 1991, I took $2,000 of my savings and a desktop program, and I asked my friends to write 800 words about something they cared about. I got eight or nine articles and put them together. It was no frills, black and white, no graphics. I printed them out and just dumped piles around D.C.”

― Eric Liu

“Race in America has always centered on our mutual agreement not to see each other. White or non-white. Black or non-black. Mongoloid, Hindoo. We’ve always bought into to the crudest, humanity-denying forms of sorting.”

― Eric Liu

“If half-black Barack Obama had decided years ago to call himself white – which his genes certainly entitled him to do – his story would have carried very different meaning. If millions of part-black people had followed him into whiteness, then the N.A.A.C.P. would be in true crisis.”

― Eric Liu

“Today’s multiracial Americans are at greater liberty to choose how they’d like to be seen, and under less pressure to pass for white.”

― Eric Liu

“We know that racism and white privilege are both very much alive today.”

― Eric Reid

“Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed to walk through vast crowds of people, their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.”

― Erich von Stroheim

“I’m often associated with parallel narratives or dual narratives. The ‘Devil in the White City’ was a fluke.”

― Erik Larson

“’The Devil in the White City’ – the ‘White City’ was the nickname for the World’s Fair of 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.”

― Erik Larson

“There are so many shows that are ‘white,’ and we wanted to talk about how two really delusional, cliche white girls handle racial issues.”

― Erin Foster

“My hair is an untidy bob. I am very dark, but I embellish the roots because I am white in one clump.”

― Erin O’Connor

“I think a lot of people know me for just wearing cut-off denim shorts, an oversized white T-shirt with a pair of high-heels. I usually do wear basic stuff. Jeans and a white T is my go-to look.”

― Erin Wasson

“The Sixth Sense is not a good white film. Insomnia is not a good white film. They’re just good films. So why we can’t we have good films that happen to have black people, or Asian, or Latino, or any other minority group in them?”

― Eriq La Salle

“Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.”

― Erma Bombeck

“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.”

― Erma Bombeck

“A myth is an old lie that people believe in. White people believe that they’re better than anyone else on earth – and that’s a myth.”

― Ernest Gaines

“I have only one prejudice in horseflesh – I do not like a white one.”

― Ernest Thompson Seton

“The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water’s edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.”

― Ernest Thompson Seton

“Outside Westminster, political debate must seem like white noise that bears little relevance to people’s everyday lives. But political choices made by the governments we elect have a real impact on how we live.”

― Esther McVey

“The white audiences thought I was white, my features being what they are, and at every performance I’d have to take off my gloves to prove I was a spade.”

― Ethel Waters

“After years in white theaters I dreaded working in colored houses. The noise, the stomping, whistling, and cheering that hadn’t annoyed me when I was young was now something I dreaded.”

― Ethel Waters

“There are many projects I couldn’t get off the ground because they didn’t have white heroes. It’s a problem that everyone who’s been working in Hollywood has been facing.”

― Euzhan Palcy

“I bought my first pair of pointy-toed Miu Miu shoes with a kitten heel from Barneys. They were $200, and it was a big deal. I wore them with a pleated black Benetton skirt and a white shirt. I looked like a waitress.”

― Eva Chen

“I didn’t write ‘Snow White’ for any class, but I got bitten by the screenwriting bug and wrote a couple of scripts in my spare time instead of going to keg parties or something.”

― Evan Daugherty

“I wrote this script in 2003, when I was a humble college student, sitting in my boxers and writing in my dorm room. And I came up with the idea of writing an action-based ‘Snow White,’ with this kind of Huntsman character as kind of a way in. So, that’s something I’m sort of proud of.”

― Evan Daugherty

“The truth is, there are probably eight more ‘Snow White’ scripts floating around out there. And once one ‘Snow White’ script got hot, other people started pulling out their ‘Snow White’ scripts.”

― Evan Daugherty

“In ‘Snow White and the Hunstman,’ when we see them in the Dark Forest, you’re allowed a lot of freedom to be able to cutaway to, for instance, the prince. That B and C story stuff helps the writing process, even though it makes it a more complicated movie.”

― Evan Daugherty

“It’s worth being clear – you know, I think that the ideas that somebody like Richard Spencer endorses and that other members of the self-identified white nationalist groups endorse – those ideas really are repellent to most people.”

― Evan Osnos

“’419 scams,’ named for a clause from the Nigerian penal code, are such a part of the white noise of the digital age that we no longer notice them.”

― Evan Osnos

“I love the book ‘Devil in the White City.’”

― Evan Peters

“Michelle Obama was asked when life begins. According to her it’s when she and Barack take over the White House.”

― Evan Sayet

“I am a young, white, educated male. I got really, really lucky. And life isn’t fair.”

― Evan Spiegel

“The only reason anything was off-white at the Chateau was because it had once been just plain white.”

― Eve Babitz

“It’s important to maintain an attractive smile as you age. A lighter, less beige, more white tooth color is key, but no Chiclets.”

― Evelyn Lauder

“The other two things are… well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better.”

― Ewan McGregor

“In the time when my mother began standing up against prejudice and racism, the vast majority of white Americans rarely thought about civil rights.”

― Ezekiel Emanuel

“It’s so easy for anyone to deal with their own guilt of being a middle-class white music fan by pointing to other people who they perceive to be richer than them, whiter than them.”

― Ezra Koenig

“My first job was when I was eight. I did this opera, which was a Robert Wilson/Philip Glass opera, called ‘White Raven.’ That was a very confusing and trippy creation tale, and I was a kid who brought up the sun and rotated the earth. It was very empowering.”

― Ezra Miller

“If the white man gives you anything – just remember when he gets ready he will take it right back. We have to take for ourselves.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“White Americans today don’t know what in the world to do because when they put us behind them, that’s where they made their mistake… they put us behind them, and we watched every move they made.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“They – you know, when we walked in – when I walked in with the two white men that had carried me down – and they cursed me all the way down. They would ask me questions, and when I would try to answer, they would tell me to hush.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“The white man’s blood and bones have begotten this bronze race, and bequeathed to it in some degree qualities, tendencies, capabilities, such as are the inheritance of the highest order of human animals.”

― Fanny Kemble

“Maybe black and white is the best medium for landscapes, I don’t know.”

― Fay Godwin

“Many African-American men are incarcerated. And so African-American women do carry an enormous burden. And traditionally have carried a greater burden than perhaps their white counterparts.”

― Faye Wattleton

“If Dana White can offer a contract that’s not one-sided, and it’s not cumbersome to the point where we look at it and realize that we can’t fight for him, then we’ll fight in the UFC.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“I would love to work with Jack White or Kanye West.”

― Fefe Dobson

“According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts.”

― Ferdinand Mount

“I love black truffles. I love white truffles.”

― Fergie

“I really wanted to be born a woman. It all started there. A South American woman. And I’m upset that I was born a white Jewish male. I’ve been angry since.”

― Fisher Stevens

“I was never the pretty girl at school. I’m tiny and mixed-race. I grew up in a white area. I was always the loner.”

― FKA twigs

“My mum is black, my dad is white, and when I was a teenager, people would say, ‘So what are you? Are you black? Or white? What are you more of?’”

― Fleur East

“I’ve been hyper-conscious about staying away from rubbish. I don’t eat white bread, white rice or cereal unless it’s porridge.”

― Fleur East

“I knew Dana White as a good guy, a good square guy.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“When no one knew who Dana White was… Dana White used to run around with me, hang out with me, and I treated him just like anyone else in my camp.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“I’d spend every summer in Longview on my grandfather’s farm. It was a tiny little town divided by a river, which was the segregation line: that side white, this side black. And meanwhile, I lived in Compton – basically, another whole world sealed into 10 square blocks. It’s interesting how insular an environment can be.”

― Forest Whitaker

“My clothes are predominately black and my home is predominantly white.”

― Fran Drescher

“My name is Frances Louise McDormand, formerly known as Cynthia Ann Smith. I was born in Gibson City, Ill., in 1957. I identify as gender-normative, heterosexual, and white-trash American. My parents were not white trash. My birth mother was white trash.”

― Frances McDormand

“I’ve had lots of people say, ‘Oh, Franchesca’s content is just for white people.’ But I try to talk about identity in a way that’s accessible to lots of people and is not a pointed finger.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“There are some white people who are very unhappy that I am in an interracial relationship.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“Even though I’m Hispanic, I’m so white.”

― Francia Raisa

“Riding in advance, we passed over one of these great plains; we looked back and saw the line of scattered horsemen stretching for a mile or more; and far in the rear against the horizon, the white wagons creeping slowly along.”

― Francis Parkman

“Everyone has a first love, and mine was the western. When I was a child and dreamed of the movies, it was always as a cowboy on a white horse.”

― Franco Nero

“I think the best thing I’ve written is a story called ‘The Boxer and the Blonde.’ It’s a piece about Billy Conn, the white would-be heavyweight champion of the world, who lived in Pittsburgh.”

― Frank Deford

“Vampires are sexy to a woman perhaps because the fantasy is similar to that of the man on the white horse sweeping her off to paradise.”

― Frank Langella

“As America knows, Obama turned down the lucrative career path guaranteed to the first African-American president of The Harvard Law Review to pursue the missions of service and teaching instead. The potential rewards for our country, now that that early choice has led him into the White House, are enormous.”

― Frank Rich

“I’ve never seen baseball advertise for a job, and I’ve never heard of whites applying for a job. I mean, there’s an old boy network, and it’s lily white.”

― Frank Robinson

“As a black, you find you have to be two or three times better than a white even to play. And when it comes to front-office jobs, management believes you’ll never be as good.”

― Frank Robinson

“For the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white.”

― Frantz Fanon

“The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections.”

― Fred Barnes

“When the Bitcoin white paper emerged in 2008, it was completely revolutionary. The amount of concepts that had to come together in just the right way – computer science, cryptography, and economic incentives – was astonishing.”

― Fred Ehrsam

“It is hard for people outside the White House to understand the constant daily problems and issues that come up that require the president’s attention, but he can not let himself get too personally involved.”

― Fred F. Fielding

“I used to ski across the vast white expanses of a quiet and lonely mountaintop. In the stillness and solitude… I pondered the mysteries of the universe, the planet, nature and of man. I’m still pondering.”

― Fred Kavli

“The witch in ‘Snow White’ is a very scary image.”

― Fred Willard

“In the early days, we just wore black onstage. Very bold, my dear. Then we introduced white, for variety, and it simply grew and grew.”

― Freddie Mercury

“The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.”

― Frederick Douglass

“Suddenly, at about ten o’clock, a dull thud sounded somewhere far away from us, and simultaneously we saw a small white round cloud about half a mile ahead of us where the shrapnel had exploded. The battle had begun.”

― Fritz Kreisler

“I see myself as a hip-hop artist, but I never wanted to make music for a specifically white audience. That’s not what I grew up around.”

― G-Eazy

“I didn’t grow up around all white people; I never wanted to gentrify hip-hop, I’ve never wanted to speak to an all-white audience.”

― G-Eazy

“When the shot is afterwards subjected to white light, colour appears because of selective reflection.”

― Gabriel Lippmann

“An egg white omelet with vegetables is one of my favorite breakfasts.”

― Gabriela Isler

“Sometimes it’s not even a role that’s specifically written for a woman. It could be a role written for a white man or Asian man, or Latino. If it’s something that I feel I could do well, I go after it. Especially if it’s nothing that has to be gender or race specific, I’m all over it.”

― Gabrielle Union

“I wanted to live in the suburbs and have a white picket fence and my own bedroom. And a staircase – I thought having a staircase meant that you were a normal family. I thought somehow if you could transplant us to the suburbs, we would become a normal family. But in retrospect, I’m so grateful I grew up in the Chelsea.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“To be honest, I haven’t seen much serious budget planning since the Republicans took control of the House after the 2010 elections and grabbed onto the Senate filibuster. It’s not the White House’s fault that John Boehner couldn’t deliver on a bigger deal.”

― Gail Collins

“There’s always been that theory that if a candidate can’t run a decent campaign, he probably can’t run a decent presidency. That might be true, although sadly I must admit that running a brilliant campaign does not translate into running a brilliant White House.”

― Gail Collins

“Greg White got a boxer because I said I was getting one. I was talking about getting a boxer since before training camp.”

― Gaines Adams

“I’m not the authority on the subject. I’m a middle-aged white guy speaking about racism. I’m just finding it a really difficult subject to broach.”

― Gareth Southgate

“From the U.S. Capitol Building to the White House, our national symbols that represent freedom to so many of us, were built by people who were anything but free.”

― Gary Ackerman

“Citizens standing up for equality and freedom can never be equated with white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK.”

― Gary Cohn

“I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don’t mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of a right guy.”

― Gary Cooper

“It is long overdue that we have a woman as a legitimate contender for the White House. But Hillary Clinton is the definition of the establishment so many are determined to reject.”

― Gary Johnson

“Even if it’s a white crowd, I tell my jokes for the four black people in the room, not the 100 whites.”

― Gary Owen

“I’ve been the best player on every team that I played on, so if I can’t be the poster child of your team, then what else is it? It’s got to be a black-white issue. Every white player I know who’s the best player on their team is the poster child of that team.”

― Gary Sheffield

“White ball cricket can be taxing on bowlers and can be a distraction for a youngster, too.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“I love being white, and I think it’s something to be very proud of. I don’t want our culture diluted. We need to close the borders now and let everyone assimilate to a Western, white, English-speaking way of life.”

― Gavin McInnes

“I’m a Western chauvinist. I’m all about the culture. Now, part of that is recognizing that white males seem to be the ones who made it and respecting that, but it doesn’t mean you’re not invited to the party.”

― Gavin McInnes

“After being a born-again punk rocker for about ten years, the whole thing started falling apart. American hardcore had become Californians in baggy shorts making jokes about being white trash, and British punk had morphed into dogmatic crusties yelling at everyone about everything.”

― Gavin McInnes

“To be clear, all white nationalists/anti-Semites are banned from Proud Boys even if they never bring up said topics.”

― Gavin McInnes

“Cory Booker grew up rich in an all-white suburb. He’s basically a white guy. His parents were very wealthy executives at IBM.”

― Gavin McInnes

“Dead white guys built this country. Show some gratitude and show some reverence. But as far as slavery, yeah. It’s part of history. And you know what? It’s something we should be proud of. Because we ended it.”

― Gavin McInnes

“President Trump is quick to attack American students, immigrants, women, the LGBT community, journalists, and our international allies but he is either too weak or too ignorant to stand up to white supremacists and others who spew hatred.”

― Gavin Newsom

“If Wikileaks didn’t resolve that question for folks – at the end of the day, there are no secrets. We’re living in a glass neighborhood, in a fishbowl, and technology, white hat hackers, the folks that are doing the right thing with hacking.”

― Gavin Newsom

“I’ve been fortunate in my career, but, yes, there have been many times when I have been told my audition has been cancelled because they’re only going to see white people.”

― Gemma Chan

“From my experience, I would say no: actors of East Asian descent don’t get the opportunities white actors do. I know that’s inherently a problem in a country that produces a lot of period drama, but I have to fight so hard to get parts that don’t have something to do with China.”

― Gemma Chan

“Young women are still looking for a prince on a white charger to come over the hill or for Mr. Rochester to appear. We all pretend we’re right-on feminists, but underneath that, there’s still the bedrock of romance.”

― Gemma Jones

“I can’t take any more white boys noodling around on their guitars.”

― Gene Ween

“At home, a T-shirt and something loose like harem pants would do. If I’m stepping out, a pair of blue jeans and a white tee are just fine.”

― Genelia D’Souza

“When the blues came out, it was something pure and undefined, but when all these white groups got hold of it, it became something else that didn’t sound anything like the original. So you had Led Zeppelin doing their thing, which had come all the way from the blues.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“The real Jack Johnson was both more and less than those who loved or those who hated him ever knew. He embodied American individualism in its purest form; nothing – no law or custom, no person white or black, male or female – could keep him for long from whatever he wanted.”

― Geoffrey Ward

“When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool, the sweetness of our mournful childhood.”

― Georg Trakl

“The world doesn’t see a lot of gray. The world sees black and white, and then it understands.”

― George C. Wolfe

“I think I am the first person of color to direct a major white play on Broadway. In 1993? That’s astounding to me. And horrifying to me.”

― George C. Wolfe

“A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure; the greater part of the men being six feet high.”

― George Catlin

“I’m really white trash.”

― George Clooney

“The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years.”

― George Crook

“If the aristocracy of the whole white race is so to melt in a world of the colored races of the Earth, I for one should only rejoice in such a divine triumph of the sacrificial idea in history; for it would mean the humanization of mankind.”

― George Edward Woodberry

“I wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. senator and later a presidential nominee. That knowledge would have made me a better legislator and a more worthy aspirant to the White House.”

― George McGovern

“The base of the party, the middle-aged white working class, has suffered at least as much as any demographic group because of globalization, low-wage immigrant labor, and free trade. Trump sensed the rage that flared from this pain and made it the fuel of his campaign.”

― George Packer

“White male privilege remains alive in America, but the phrase would seem odd, if not infuriating, to a sixty-year-old man working as a Walmart greeter in southern Ohio.”

― George Packer

“I don’t think they need to be nice to reporters, but the White House seems to imagine that releasing information is like a tap that can be turned on and off at their whim.”

― George Packer

“I prefer to work with grey characters rather than black and white.”

― George R. R. Martin

“I never liked Gandalf the White as much as Gandalf the Grey, and I never liked him coming back. I think it would have been an even stronger story if Tolkien had left him dead.”

― George R. R. Martin

“What people see the first family do has an effect. And from a slightly different aspect, I think that family living in the White House is going to have a profound effect on many Americans.”

― George Stevens, Jr.

“You know what the lowest rated episode we ever had was? Where Captain Kirk kissed Uhuru – a white man kissing an African-American woman. All the stations in the American South – in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana – refused to air it. And so our ratings plummeted.”

― George Takei

“Tom Seaver was let loose twice by the Mets and pitched a no-hitter for the Reds and won his 300th game for the White Sox, but he wears a Mets cap in the Hall of Fame as homage to the 1969 championship.”

― George Vecsey

“I don’t support white supremacy. I’m the one who made them take ‘white supremacy’ off the roster that was the symbol of the Democratic Party in this state.”

― George Wallace

“They’re building a bridge over the Potomac for all the white liberals fleeing to Virginia.”

― George Wallace

“When our thoughts – which bring actions – are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be.”

― George Washington Carver

“I’m really not an avowed heterosexual. I’m no more proud of it than of being white or tall.”

― George Weinberg

“The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.”

― George William Curtis

“Who wants those gleaming white cosmetically enhanced American teeth?”

― Georgia May Jagger

“If you desecrate a white grave, you wind up sitting in prison. But desecrate an Indian grave, and you get a Ph.D.”

― Gerald Vizenor

“I think Australia focuses on people that had a big start at home, like ‘Home and Away’ or ‘Neighbours’ graduates, and the truth is those shows are pretty white for the most part. The diverse actors go straight to the States because that is where more diverse stories and opportunities are being presented.”

― Geraldine Viswanathan

“Your performance gets you promoted. It doesn’t matter if you’re brown, back or white.”

― Geraldo Rivera

“I don’t care about the critics. I took a lot of nonsense. I got stuck with silly labels like ‘White Hope.’ What about other guys like Tex Cobb – they never had those labels?”

― Gerry Cooney

“When I was a kid, for my birthday every year, my mother made me pasta bechamel, which is rigatoni with a white cream sauce.”

― Giada De Laurentiis

“It takes a Bobby White to make a tired 90-year-old composer write a song about love.”

― Gian Carlo Menotti

“I don’t think anyone is black and white and I think we change our minds and our attitudes about certain things as we grow to our maturity.”

― Giancarlo Esposito

“I liked working with Tom Christopher as he was great as Hawk, and Wilfred Hyde White but I wished it were in a different context as the changes really tuned off the audience.”

― Gil Gerard

“White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“What I think is a really special movie is ‘Black and White’ with Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, which Mike Binder directed. I got to see a screening of it, and I think Kevin and Octavia and Anthony Mackie and Bill Burr all give such beautiful performances in that movie.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“I was adopted by a Salvadorian mother and a white father. Growing up having complete identity crisis. Then my search for my mother and trying to find out why I was given up, and how could a mother give up a child, then finding out the circumstances of my birth was pretty traumatizing.”

― Gina Prince-Bythewood

“I grew up with white parents, and until after college, it was a lot of confusion, especially because I grew up in an all-white area. So I never looked around and saw anyone who looked like me.”

― Gina Prince-Bythewood

“This idea of ‘New Collar’ says for the jobs of the future here, there are many in technology that can be done without a four-year college degree and, therefore, ‘New Collar’ not ‘Blue Collar,’ ‘White Collar.’ It’s ‘New Collar.’”

― Ginni Rometty

“It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“Werewolves were far more terrifying than vampires. It is probably the idea of seeing the human within the beast and knowing you can’t reach it. It might as well be a great white shark. There is no sitting down and discussing Proust with it, which the traditional vampire model seems to leave room for. You can have a conversation.”

― Glen Duncan

“I was making a film called The White Tower at the foot of Mont Blanc – the one thing I learned from that experience was that it’s more difficult to go down a mountain than to go up. A lot of people don’t realize that.”

― Glenn Ford

“The American national security state is totally bipartisan. My biggest problem is with the Democrats, like Feinstein and Pelosi, who are defending it because there is a Democrat in the White House, and they are party loyalists and hacks before they are public servants.”

― Glenn Greenwald

“Black and white is so familiar. It’s how we see the printed word in books, so it’s kind of neutral in a way. Yet it’s ironic that black and white is so charged socially, what with its association with race.”

― Glenn Ligon

“I think I sound like Barry White.”

― Gloria Gaynor

“I remember someone once asked Jack Kennedy why he was paying such close attention to the renovation of the square across from the White House, and he said, ‘It may be the only thing my presidency is remembered for.’”

― Gloria Steinem

“I looked up affirmative action once in Wikipedia, and it said, ‘A measure by which white men are discriminated against,’ and I got so mad.”

― Gloria Steinem

“The same way that racism is a white person’s problem, violence against women is a men’s problem.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Even before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton threw their exploratory committees into the ring, every reporter seemed to be asking, ‘Which candidate are Americans more ready for: a white woman or a black man?’”

― Gloria Steinem

“In the suffragist and abolitionist era, there were a lot of white women and some black men and women who argued for the old hierarchy and against universal adult suffrage – often on religious grounds.”

― Gloria Steinem

“’White Collar’ is really a unique family where people kind of all get each other, and they’re all on the same page. I was really fortunate because when I got there, I kind of just immediately fit right in with everybody.”

― Gloria Votsis

“How can we bridge the gap between… African-American males and white cops?”

― GloZell

“I’d become sort of involved in things that were happening to people. No matter what color they be, whether they be Indians, or Negroes, the poor white person or anyone who was I thought more or less getting a bad shake.”

― Gordon Parks

“Jack Kennedy very much enjoyed Fletcher Knebel’s thriller ‘Seven Days in May,’ later a film. The story: a jingo based on the real-life Admiral Arthur Radford plans a military coup to take over the White House.”

― Gore Vidal

“When I was younger, I was very princessy. I always wanted to be blond-haired and blue-eyed. This was before Mulan, so I was very upset about all the Cinderellas. I always tried to imagine that maybe Snow White was Chinese since she had black hair.”

― Grace Lin

“’White Rabbit’ was mostly done in about two days, the music in about half an hour. The music is a ‘Bolero’ rip-off and the lyrics a rearrangement of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ You take two spectacular hits and throw them together, and it’s hard to miss.”

― Grace Slick

“Applause is interesting, but I’m a monster with or without it. Something is either well written or it isn’t. ‘White Rabbit’ is not well written, and no amount of applause or royalties can convince me it is. I could have done a better job with those lyrics. They didn’t say what I wanted.”

― Grace Slick

“I have pets, but they’re the really ordinary sort – yellow Labrador, tabby cat, white rabbit, a few goldfish – that kind of stuff. Nothing very… extravagant or unusual or exotic, but I find, in terms of inspiration, Mother Nature is just it.”

― Graeme Base

“I wanted to give people – which is fairly bizarre considering my whole life is contemporary dance really – I wanted to give people a really fulfilling sense that they had seen a white classical ballet – in a very pure form.”

― Graeme Murphy

“I think that expression is so great. So I’ll look at someone like Prince, and one reason to lose weight is so I can rock that purple velvet outfit with the white frilly shirt.”

― Graham Elliot

“I’m inspired by artists who use a limited palette, like painter Piet Mondrian, and the White Stripes, two musicians who create an incredible sound. Our food is starting to go back to a ‘less is more’ style.”

― Graham Elliot

“Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.”

― Graham Greene

“I did an adaptation for a movie called ‘The Devil in the White City’ by Erik Larson for Warner Brothers. I love that book.”

― Graham Moore

“In 2000, just before leaving the White House, Clinton ratcheted up military aid to Colombia. Plan Colombia, as the assistance program was called, provided billions of dollars to what was, and remains, the most repressive government in the hemisphere.”

― Greg Grandin

“Defenders of Wilson are correct to beg for context when considering his legacy. But it is they who ignore the context: the role Wilson played in using war, including Haiti’s racist counterinsurgency, to nationalize white supremacy, militarism, and Christian evangelism.”

― Greg Grandin

“At first, the tornado is nearly invisible. Against the sky, it’s white on white.”

― Greg MacGillivray

“It’s about you. If you win, it’s you; if you lose, it’s you. Black and white. Nowhere to hide.”

― Greg Rusedski

“If the room falls silent for a moment, all I hear is white noise.”

― Greg Rutherford

“If you were born white, you automatically have a monstrous advantage educationally, economically, culturally, and within the society.”

― Gregg Popovich

“If you read some of the recent literature, there is no such thing as whiteness. But we made it up. Not my original thought, but it’s true. Because you were born white, you have advantages systemically, culturally, psychology there. They have been built up for hundreds of years. Many people can’t look at it.”

― Gregg Popovich

“I read the script, and I knew it was a good part. It was written for a white actor. That’s what I’m up against – I have to try to make roles happen for me that aren’t written black.”

― Gregory Hines

“Sometimes I wake at night in the White House and rub my eyes and wonder if it is not all a dream.”

― Grover Cleveland

“It is wrong to divide the nation white against black, native born against immigrant or one religion against another. It is also wrong to divide people by income. East Germany was not an improvement over South Africa. Obama divides Americans against each other. This is wrong.”

― Grover Norquist

“To the great majority of white Americans, the Negro problem has distinctly negative connotations. It suggests something difficult to settle and equally difficult to leave alone. It is embarrassing. It makes for moral uneasiness.”

― Gunnar Myrdal

“I wear high water pants, always, so you can see my socks – I always wear white socks.”

― Gus Dapperton

“When I perform, I wear white Capezio dance shoes. It’s more of a superstition, but I only wear them when I perform and when I dance.”

― Gus Dapperton

“The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“At school, there was an annual school disco and I’d be standing in my bedroom wondering what to wear for hours on end. Eventually I’d arrive at a decision that was just the most ridiculous costume you could have ever devised – I think it was probably knitted Christmas jumpers on top of buttoned-up white shirts.”

― Guy Berryman

“Growing up in Northern California, I’ve only seen snow at Christmas maybe twice in my life! I was always jealous of my cousins on the East Coast with their white Christmases.”

― Guy Fieri

“Our biggest goal is to continue to force ourselves to always start our creative work on a white page and not take advantage of past successes and challenging ourselves.”

― Guy Laliberte

“Prim and proper white women, I like what I see.”

― Guy Madison

“On immigration, there are a lot of hurdles before anything arrives at the White House.”

― Gwen Ifill

“Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign touched on all the themes I have covered throughout my career and all of the layers of meaning that run through black politics. Ambition. Aspiration. Fear. Folly. It was all on display as Obama boarded the roller coaster that ultimately led to the White House.”

― Gwen Ifill

“I’ve spent so many years talking about lame ducks in the White House and Congress, and it’s never occurred to me to find out what the heck it means. It turns out it’s an old English hunting term – something about firing at a duck without quite killing it. In any case, the hobbled duck limps on, at a distinct disadvantage.”

― Gwen Ifill

“On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

― H. L. Mencken

“I’ve read quite a few readers’ reviews of my book on Amazon, saying, ‘Ah, he criticises the free market, he advocates central planning.’ I don’t do that for a minute! But this is our black and white, dichotomous way of thinking – which has really been harmful.”

― Ha-Joon Chang

“Iraq deals with the United States regardless of who is in the White House.”

― Haider al-Abadi

“Being biracial is sort of like being in a secret society. Most people I know of that mix have a real ability to be in a room with anyone, black or white.”

― Halle Berry

“My role in the White House was grossly exaggerated by the press. Fortunately for the American people, when the president had to make a critical economic decision or a decision on a weapons system, he did not turn to me and say, ‘Hamilton, what in the hell do I do?’”

― Hamilton Jordan

“To say that Jimmy Carter does not understand politics or is not a good politician denies the phenomenon by which he got to the White House. He is without question the best politician, when he’s working at it, of anybody I have ever seen.”

― Hamilton Jordan

“Americans have a profound longing for heroes – now perhaps more than ever. We need our explorers, our sports icons, our Medal of Freedom winners, our Nobel laureates. We need our Greatest Generation warriors, our ‘Sully’ Sullenbergers, our Neil Armstrongs. On some level, we still subscribe to the myth of the man in the white hat.”

― Hampton Sides

“I’m hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I’d be pulling for him.”

― Hank Aaron

“Some people resented the fact I was trying to break a white man’s record.”

― Hank Aaron

“My mother is an African-American from the South Side of Chicago who married a white guy in 1978. She was hyperaware of racism and made me aware of that.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“The only people I don’t reach on a very personal level are straight white men. They don’t really need another entertainer dedicated for them exclusively, so they’re fine.”

― Hannah Gadsby

“Shaun White and Danny Kass were obsessed with trading Olympic pins. I bet they can say ‘pin’ in every language.”

― Hannah Teter

“The beauty of a Moroccan riad is undeniable, but even the most die-hard fan may find herself growing a little weary of what can come to feel like a one-size-fits-all aesthetic: tilework, white Berber rugs, woolen tribal throw pillows in reds and ochers, cut-metal lanterns.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“When you ask your white friends what their cultural heritage is, they don’t just say white. They give you a math equation. ‘Well, I’m a third German and a fourth Irish and one-sixteenth Welsh and one-fortieth Native American for college applications.’”

― Hari Kondabolu

“I feel like so much of mainstream feminism springs from the second wave, which was essentially a discourse spearheaded by white, cisgender, upper middle class women. I feel – especially as I’m trying to negotiate this new female space with the feminism that’s available to me – there are a lot of places where I’m disenfranchised.”

― Hari Nef

“If you’re anything other than a white, cisgender, able-bodied dude, people are going to project narratives, imagery, and context onto you that you might not necessarily see for yourself.”

― Hari Nef

“Sometimes even when the book is over I don’t know who’s good and who’s bad. It’s really more interesting, I think, to write about gray characters than it is to write about black and white.”

― Harlan Coben

“Dark bread like rye or pumpernickel is much healthier than the refined white bread favored by many Americans.”

― Harley Pasternak

“One piece of white bread has the same calories as three egg whites scrambled with peppers and onion. Which option do you think is better for you? If all calories were created equal, these two options would have to be nutritionally equivalent.”

― Harley Pasternak

“I use to live on this street when I was a kid where there was an old person retirement home, and all of the old people would listen to that band Herman’s Hermits, and they would wear white nursing shoes. And they would throw away stacks of VHS tapes, and I would go through the trash and take them.”

― Harmony Korine

“I am not interested in splitting the white vote.”

― Harold Washington

“The team that I had built was all white dudes with the same perspective on things that was at times comfortable and easy, but we weren’t as innovative as our competitors.”

― Harper Reed

“I’m a white male in power. In many cases, I’m the enemy.”

― Harper Reed

“Presidential campaign and White House are two aggressively separate things. They still think I’m the weird kid in the corner, so I don’t have much power. But I’ll definitely do something to help.”

― Harper Reed

“A lot of people are buying things on the Internet – not just white men.”

― Harper Reed

“The Ku Klux Klan, for some of us, is a constant – has a constant existence. It isn’t until it touches certain aspects of white America that white America all of the sudden wakes up to the fact that there is something called the Klan and that it does its mischief.”

― Harry Belafonte

“It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt – in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure – to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both white and black.”

― Harry Oppenheimer

“We can move America forward with a strong middle class. We can move America forward with a strong Democratic majority in the Senate. And together we can move America forward with Barack Obama in the White House.”

― Harry Reid

“The White House is the finest prison in the world.”

― Harry S Truman

“The last president we had was the smartest guy anyone could remember and he did the dumbest thing anyone has ever seen in the White House so go figure.”

― Harry Shearer

“Bush is a frat boy in the White House but we’ve had that before. But I wasn’t one of those people that was threatening to leave the country. By the way none of those people have left the country. Alec Baldwin is still here.”

― Harry Shearer

“I had a huge Indian wedding, and I did it for my wife, and I did it for my white friends.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“Free speech is the foundation of an open and liberal democracy from college campuses to the White House.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“People still assume the White House Correspondents’ Association works for the White House, when in reality, it’s a group of journalists who cover the White House. It’s a branding thing, but because it has the ‘White House’ before it, people think they’re just King Joffrey’s goons.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“Donald Trump is white ISIS – WISIS.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“Nuanced debate can’t stand up to a guy who’s calling women pigs and retweeting white supremacists.”

― Hasan Minhaj

“There’s only one free person in this society, and he is white and male.”

― Hazel Scott

“I generally don’t think most situations can be labeled as black or white.”

― Heath Ledger

“When I was back at Barcelona, the boots I wanted to wear were Ronaldinho’s. He had those Tiempos, gold and white, and I thought they would suit my style as a quicker player.”

― Hector Bellerin

“Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“I don’t know why we work, my husband and I. We just do. We are black and white – yin and yang.”

― Heidi Klum

“I like L.A. It’s like a mini break. For a writer, it’s hilarious. Like the food. Where I come from, we eat chip sandwiches: white bread, butter, tomato catsup and big fat french fries. It’s delicious. Here, you order a creme caramel and the waiter says, ‘You know, that contains dairy.’”

― Helen Fielding

“I come from Yorkshire in England where we like to eat chip sandwiches – white bread, butter, tomato ketchup and big fat french fries cooked in beef dripping.”

― Helen Fielding

“Presidential power was overruled by the high bench in July 1974, when President Nixon was ordered to turn over some audio tapes of his White House conversations, including the ‘smoking gun’ tape of June 23, 1972, that revealing the Watergate cover up.”

― Helen Thomas

“Every president thinks that all information that comes to the White House is their private preserve after they all promise an open administration on the campaign trail, but some are more secretive than others. Some want to lock down everything.”

― Helen Thomas

“The White House used to belong to the American people. At least that’s what I learned from history books and from covering every president starting with John F. Kennedy.”

― Helen Thomas

“As a reporter having covered him for eight years in the White House, I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.”

― Helen Thomas

“The sudden ending of a White House career all seems so unceremonious for aides who have personally sacrificed a lot – and sometimes even bent their conscience – to do the president’s bidding.”

― Helen Thomas

“Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists.”

― Helen Thomas

“I’ve never had white teeth. To be honest, I’ve never been told to do any of those horrible things – get your teeth whitened or your nose straightened.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life’s work.”

― Helena Rubinstein

“When I walk into a room that is all white and all male, I’m sitting on the outside of that club. That’s sometimes an intimidating experience. But I think that everywhere that I’ve gotten is because I’ve worked hard. I have the experience, I have the credentials – I continue not to take any of that for granted.”

― Helene D. Gayle

“It’s that I don’t like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room.”

― Helmut Newton

“I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery.”

― Henry Bessemer

“I’m neither half white nor half Asian. I’m full both.”

― Henry Golding

“Diversity doesn’t mean black and white only.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“You notice patterns. White guests often are mortified – that word again – when they learn their ancestors owned slaves. But I’ve never had a black guest who was upset to learn about white ancestry that probably involved forced sexual relations.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“Very few, if any, first-generation black or white or Asian kids will pursue a Ph.D. They’ll pursue the professions for economic security. Many will go to law school and/or business school.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“It’s no surprise that White people say things when they are together about Black people.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“In America one drop of black ancestry makes you black. In Brazil, it’s almost as if one drop of white ancestry makes you white.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“The Western stereotype of Africa and its black citizens as devoid of reason and, therefore, subhuman was often shared by white master and black ex-slave alike.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“It’s not white versus black any more, it’s haves versus have-nots. Unless the black middle-classes unite to promote the interests of the black underclass, tension between them is inevitable. What we, the black middle class have to do, is think of a strategy to avert that.”

― Henry Louis Gates

“This obsession with leadership… It’s not neutral; it’s American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it’s killing American companies.”

― Henry Mintzberg

“I had intended to have gone into Africa incognito. But the fact that a white man, even an American, was about to enter Africa was soon known all over Zanzibar.”

― Henry Morton Stanley

“I like boring black and white films with subtitles. I’m basically a drip.”

― Henry Rollins

“I have always identified with Joan Didion’s depiction of Los Angeles and Southern California, ever since reading ‘Play It As It Lays,’ ‘Slouching Towards Bethlehem’ and ‘The White Album.’”

― Henry Rollins

“As a teen, I heard the second Velvet Underground album, ‘White Light/White Heat,’ and it was too much for my limited scope of appreciation. It was intense, but I didn’t get it.”

― Henry Rollins

“I contribute a large amount of money to the Southern Poverty Law Center, so I’m on their mailing list for all their Klan Watch newsletters. I’m very well aware of White Power movements in America.”

― Henry Rollins

“He piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it.”

― Herman Melville

“Reparative justice is not about black people standing on the street corners expecting charities from white folks. This is about building of bridges across lines of moral justice.”

― Hilary Beckles

“Several people have told me that one of the most meaningful events they could attend would be something at the White House with their children.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I have known several presidents quite well, including my husband, and I worked closely with President George W. Bush and the White House then after 9/11, and I served with President Obama. I disagree with all three of those presidents on certain things.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I grew up in a largely black community during the ’70s and ’80s that scoffed at ‘white’ music. That music – folk, rock, some disco – was considered soulless, aberrant, just one more example of the Caucasian’s desire to scream and yell and demand whatever their privilege and perpetual adolescence dictated they should demand.”

― Hilton Als

“For black people, being around white people is sometimes like taking care of babies you don’t like.”

― Hilton Als

“Have the colored people done anything to justify the prejudice against them that does exist in the hearts of so many white persons and, generally, of one great political party in this country? Have they done anything to justify it? No, sir.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“While it is desirable to build up the colored race, we must not sacrifice our best and purest white friends.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“During the canvass in the State of Mississippi, I traveled into different parts of that state, and this is the doctrine that I everywhere uttered: that while I was in favor of building up the colored race, I was not in favor of tearing down the white race.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“I hold that establishing mixed schools will not harm the white race. I am their friend. I said in Mississippi, and I say here, and I say everywhere, that I would abandon the Republican party if it went into any measures of legislation really damaging to any portion of the white race, but it is not in the Republican party to do that.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“I maintain that the past record of my race is a true index of the feelings which today animate them. They bear toward their former masters no revengeful thoughts, no hatreds, no animosities. They aim not to elevate themselves by sacrificing one single interest of their white fellow-citizens.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people.”

― Holly Near

“I notice, a lot of white rappers sometimes, they’ll feel like they have to be, like, almost aggressive.”

― Hopsin

“The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush’s wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president’s efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon.”

― Howard Dean

“There mustn’t be a moment when we turn on the TV and think, ‘There’s Trump in the White House’ – that must never feel normal.”

― Howard Jacobson

“The Chess-board must be placed with a white square at the right-hand corner.”

― Howard Staunton

“Somebody has been cashing checks, and they’ve been bouncing back on us. And these people, the poor class of Negroes and the poor class of white people, they’re getting tired of it.”

― Howlin’ Wolf

“I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.”

― Huey Newton

“To go to the White House is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In fact, the building is not that big.”

― Hugh Bonneville

“’The Lair of the White Worm’ is quite a strange film. It’s difficult to be good when you’re saying lines that have been translated from Spanish to English by someone who speaks French.”

― Hugh Grant

“Both my parents are English and came out to Australia in 1967. I was born the following year. My parents, and immigrants like them, were known as ‘£10 poms.’ Back then, the Australian government was trying to get educated British people and Canadians – to be honest, educated white people – to come and live in Australia.”

― Hugh Jackman

“I got hooked on espresso when I visited Italy at 18, but these days I prefer a ‘flat white.’ It’s like a small latte with less milk – they’re popular in Australia.”

― Hugh Jackman

“A White House dinner is the American family assembled, from labor leaders to billionaires, actors, architects, academicians and athletes.”

― Hugh Sidey

“By disgracing and degrading the presidency of the United States, by fleeing the White House like a diseased cur, Richard Nixon broke the heart of the American Dream.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“The behavior of the crowd at Churchill Downs is like 100,000 vicious Hyenas going berserk all at once in a space about the size of a 777 jet or the White House lawn.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“I hate old white men.”

― Hunx

“In Birmingham, Manchester or Liverpool there are white gangs that share the same backgrounds – they come from broken homes, completely dysfunctional, mums for the most part unable to cope, the fathers of these kids completely not in the scene.”

― Iain Duncan Smith

“I understand what I look like, and I understand the strengths I have, which is basic, generic white guy.”

― Ian Harding

“Gandalf the Grey was always the guy I prefer. Gandalf the White was driven to do a particular job, whereas Gandalf the Grey is a bit more humane.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I don’t have Gandalf the White’s certainty about everything.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I did ‘Are We There Yet?’ because I wanted to do a movie for my fans’ kids. Black kids don’t really see movies on this budget for them, starring them. And there’s so many white kids that love that movie.”

― Ice Cube

“I’ve been caught in parachute pants. And on my high school yearbook, they used the wrong picture. They were supposed to use the picture of me with a nice suit on. They used me with my collar flipped up, in a fuchsia and white striped shirt. I blame Prince and Michael Jackson in the Eighties for that.”

― Ice Cube

“Obama reminds me of the black kid at a white school that don’t nobody want to play with.”

― Ice Cube

“The white man’s dollar is his god, and to stop this will be to stop outrages in many localities.”

― Ida B. Wells

“The appeal to the white man’s pocket has ever been more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.”

― Ida B. Wells

“The white man’s victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.”

― Ida B. Wells

“The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect himself against the white man or become his rival.”

― Ida B. Wells

“The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.”

― Ida B. Wells

“Are there differences between black actors’ opportunities and white actors’ opportunities? Yes, there are. It’s been said.”

― Idris Elba

“If you are going to call a film a ‘black film’ then you have to make a film that represents everyone that’s black, which is almost impossible. That is why white films are not called white films, they are just called ‘films.’”

― Idris Elba

“I don’t look like a white woman. I look Somali.”

― Iman

“I’m always criticised by other Somalis and Muslims for what I’m doing as a model and married to a white man and all that.”

― Iman

“I find the aristocratic parts of London so unattractive and angular; the architecture is so white and gated. But in New York, it’s different – even uptown it’s really grand, and there’s no real segregation there. It’s all mixed up.”

― Imogen Poots

“I was interested in theatre and media and came to Mumbai to get a job. I imagined that the film industry would be a white building with producers sitting in different rooms, and you could walk in and meet them, and they would interview you and select you.”

― Imtiaz Ali

“I worked for the Office of Management and Budget in the White House, on nuclear energy policy. But I decided it would be much more fun to have a specialty food store, so I left Washington D.C. and moved to the Hamptons. And how glad I am that I did!”

― Ina Garten

“It’s OK to wear white in the wintertime. Do what you want.”

― India Arie

“When I’m around people having conversations about their day, I’m looking at them, like, ‘What could they possibly be talking about? How are we not talking about deconstructing white supremacy right now? How are we not trying to save trans people?’”

― Indya Moore

“And yet I think The White Cliffs of Dover one of my best films.”

― Irene Dunne

“The world is not black and white; there are lots of shades of grey. There are good things and bad things in every era, and I think it’s kind of very blindfolded to say one era was wonderful, as it was wonderful, but there were a lot of bad things as well.”

― Iris Apfel

“The White House is the people’s house. When you do historical restoration, that must be what it is.”

― Iris Apfel

“It’s a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies.”

― Iris Chang

“Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House.”

― Irwin Shaw

“We pushed our first record, ‘Boomerang,’ to different labels, but it was hard for them to see though the ‘white guys singing R&B’ thing.”

― Isaac Hanson

“I gained 65 pounds with my first baby and 70 with my second. I had severe morning sickness both times, so I mostly ate supersize bowls of white pasta with loads of butter and cheese because that was the only thing that took away the nausea.”

― Isla Fisher

“Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. We would have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House.”

― Isoroku Yamamoto

“I don’t think the mainstream media understands people of color are multidimensional. For some reason, there’s an idea that only white people are relatable. I don’t think it’s necessarily racist. But it’s odd, because the people who watch the most television are black women, so we should be represented in more ways.”

― Issa Rae

“It was jarring to be berated for ‘acting white’ when I was placed in a predominantly black middle school in Southern California. I was also chubby, into boys who weren’t into me, and tried too hard to fit into this ‘blackness’ I was supposed to be.”

― Issa Rae

“I have a thing for just a white shirt and blue jeans. I think I grew up looking at too many GAP and Calvin Klein ads.”

― Italia Ricci

“There’s nothing I have more of in my closet than little white dresses. They’re versatile and elegant, but sexy in a feminine way. And then I’ll have a bit more fun with accessories – like a pair of neon sandals.”

― Ivanka Trump

“The pilots I did test for, I was the only black actor testing against white actors for parts that were written white.”

― J. August Richards

“I am prepared to do whatever I can do and whatever is reasonable to make sure that it is Hillary who makes it to the White House and not Trump.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“Setting a tone of inclusiveness and ensuring protection for all begins at the top, whether from the White House or the State House.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“I am addicted to hockey now. I’ve seen it on TV, but to be there? I had no idea that white people were having so much fun without me.”

― J. B. Smoove

“I’m not one that believes that affirmative action should be based on one’s skin color or one’s gender, I think it should be done based on one’s need, because I think if you are from a poor white community, I think that poor white kid needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor black kid.”

― J. C. Watts

“Reparations, I believe, are talked about for political reasons, trying to cater for the purpose of getting votes. If Congress was serious about reparations – in ’93 and ’94 the Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the White House, and not one single Republican vote was needed for reparations.”

― J. C. Watts

“You always hear ‘black Republican,’ but you never hear ‘white Democrat.’ We’ve got to get beyond the labels and stereotypes. Other people have hang-ups about it. I don’t.”

― J. C. Watts

“Americans call them hillbillies, rednecks, or white trash. I call them neighbors, friends, and family.”

― J. D. Vance

“There is a cultural movement in the white working class to blame problems on society or the government, and that movement gains adherents by the day.”

― J. D. Vance

“I don’t think that 60-70 percent of working-class white voters would have supported a Muslim ban before Donald Trump said something about a Muslim ban.”

― J. D. Vance

“As a culture, working-class white Americans like myself had no heroes. We loved the military but had no George S. Patton figure in the modern army. I doubt my neighbours could even name a high-ranking military officer.”

― J. D. Vance

“Church attendance rates among white Americans without a college education have dropped pretty significantly. People with college degrees are more likely to go to church than people without college degrees among the white working class.”

― J. D. Vance

“Mr. Trump, like too much of the church, offers little more than an excuse to project complex problems onto simple villains. Yet the white working class needs neither more finger-pointing nor more fiery sermons.”

― J. D. Vance

“If you’re white working class, it’s very easy to caricature the elites, and if you’re elite, it’s very easy to caricature the white working class.”

― J. D. Vance

“I don’t start writing a script until I can see it all in my head, then it’s a matter of getting it down in white heat.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“In Zurich, in a cafe overlooking the Limmat, I ate butter-drenched white asparagus pulled from the ground that morning; it had the aftertaste of champagne. I’ve been able to appreciate epic meals in San Francisco, New Orleans, Berlin, Paris, Las Vegas.”

― J. R. Moehringer

“A lot of my friends who are white are like, ‘Dude, I can’t get an audition; it’s all Hispanic and black.’ It’s about time.”

― J. R. Ramirez

“Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can.”

― Jack Antonoff

“I spent 19, 20 years of my life being terrified about what I looked like. I was a ginger white kid.”

― Jack Garratt

“It is always open season on Christian and on white folks because they are the group you can kick and you can get away with it. It is politically correct.”

― Jack Kingston

“To play in the white shirt of England is an honour, and you give your all every time you step on the pitch.”

― Jack Rodwell

“Playing drums feels like coming home for me. Even during the White Stripes I thought: ‘I’ll do this for now, but I’m really a drummer.’ That’s what I’ll put on my passport application.”

― Jack White

“I’d make a White Stripes record right now. I’d be in the White Stripes for the rest of my life. That band is the most challenging, important, fulfilling thing ever to happen to me. I wish it was still here. It’s something I really, really miss.”

― Jack White

“Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President’s widow?”

― Jackie Kennedy

“A new breed of Republicans has taken over the GOP. It is a new breed which is seeking to sell to Americans a doctrine which is as old as mankind – the doctrine of racial division, the doctrine of racial prejudice, the doctrine of white supremacy.”

― Jackie Robinson

“If I had been white with the things I did, they never would have allowed me to get out of baseball.”

― Jackie Robinson

“I want to be rich enough that, without being cruel, I could buy a horse, a white horse, and permanently attach a horn. A pearlescent horn. And then I could just be like, ‘Yeah, I have a unicorn.’ But I don’t know how you do that without being cruel.”

― Jacob Anderson

“Blacks as a group have voted Democratic since the 1930s. The GOP has not courted them in any real way since the 1960s, focusing instead on attracting white constituencies hostile to civil rights and African-Americans in general.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“I’m a White Sox fan, and the Blackhawks.”

― Jacob Zachar

“We have a history in South Africa of an entrenched white monopoly capital.”

― Jacob Zuma

“You can’t have too many books featuring people of color, just like you can’t have too many books featuring white people.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“Memory doesn’t come as a straight narrative. It comes in small moments with all this white space.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“I think, as a kid, turning on the television and seeing that everyone seemed to be wealthy and white made me feel like an outsider, lesser than. I was not wealthy. I was not white.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“I cooked at the White House for Easter, last year, with Michelle Obama. But it more had to do with cooking from the organic garden, and her message. I took my daughter and granddaughter there, and they were really charming, it was great.”

― Jacques Pepin

“When I was a child, we always had wine on the table, no matter how simple the meal. The wine had no special identity; it was just ‘the wine,’ from the cellar cask. The rules were general: white with the first course, red with the main course.”

― Jacques Pepin

“The thing is: Yes, I’m white and yes, I love African music, and I can’t do anything about it.”

― Jain

“I got invited to the White House, and I tried to sleep there overnight without permission. The Secret Service came to my house, and I had to talk to them. They legally couldn’t do anything because I didn’t do anything wrong, but they yelled at me like a principal.”

― Jake Paul

“If the Trump White House and their allies in the media want to have this conversation about decency, I welcome them to the table to talk about it. But there’s a bunch of stuff that they need to get caught up on before we get to a comedian at the White House dinner.”

― Jake Tapper

“White supremacy is not just a social arrangement: it is a race-based faith.”

― James A. Forbes

“Some people in this nation believe that race is a significant factor in the constant attacks against President Obama. Others believe that these attacks reflect only the normal level of criticism aimed at the occupant of the White House.”

― James A. Forbes

“Given the historical power differential between blacks and whites, blacks are required to be attentive to the way their white counterparts see themselves in relation to people of color if they want to survive and even thrive.”

― James A. Forbes

“I remember playing a Twenty20 game in Australia in 2007 and Matthew Hayden smacked one back at me. My head goes down as I follow through and as I looked up I just saw this white flash pass about an inch from the side of my head. If it had been a touch straighter I would not have had time to react and who knows what could have happened.”

― James Anderson

“You don’t need to know who’s playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president.”

― James Baker

“The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever.”

― James Baldwin

“Education is indoctrination if you’re white – subjugation if you’re black.”

― James Baldwin

“The reason people think it’s important to be white is that they think it’s important not to be black.”

― James Baldwin

“Now Dave Eggers, if you lived in San Francisco, is not an easy person to be done with. Everyone – and by everyone, I mean every white person with a college education and an interest in books – wants a piece of him. It’s not just his amazingly powerful prose; it’s also his charitable works.”

― James Bernard Frost

“My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.”

― James Broughton

“Punditry is like weather forecasting: the winds can shift without warning. I remember when nobody would bet a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder that Bill Clinton would win the White House.”

― James Carville

“While short sellers probably will never be popular on Wall Street, they often are the ones wearing the white hats when it comes to looking for and identifying the bad guys!”

― James Chanos

“In 1983, my second year of law school, I became the only white player in the Ogden Park Basketball League at 65th and Racine. My teammates joked that I integrated the league, which I guess is true. They weren’t so much focused on integration as on winning, and they knew you can’t teach height. ‘He can’t jump, but he sure is tall.’”

― James Comey

“We all, white and black, carry various biases around with us.”

― James Comey

“There is something intrinsically, systemically wrong with white, western culture, and if we don’t fix it, it won’t continue.”

― James Cromwell

“I was blown away by being able to color. Then I started to draw… bringing a blank white canvas to life was fascinating.”

― James De La Vega

“When we tell little white lies, we become progressively color-blind. It is better to remain silent than to mislead.”

― James E. Faust

“I remember the day of my baptism very vividly. I was baptized in the baptismal font in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Those who were being baptized put on white coveralls, and one by one were gently taken down the steps into the water.”

― James E. Faust

“Washington is a great international city and in the congregation we have people who are rich and poor, black and white, and from every part of the world.”

― James Green Somerville

“White America is tortured by black America’s failure to thrive, and all that guilt and anxiety has only gotten worse as a substantial quota of white America loses its own footing in the middle class and plunges into the rough country of joblessness, hopelessness, and government dependency.”

― James Howard Kunstler

“I’m 5 foot 7, and I’ve got pasty white skin. I don’t think I’m ugly, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not your classic lead man, Brad Pitt guy.”

― James McAvoy

“It’s the same old story. Nothing in this world happens unless white folks says it happens. And therein lies the problem of being a professional black storyteller – writer, musician, filmmaker.”

― James McBride

“Second, there were the discussions and drafts leading up to the White Paper on Employment Policy of 1944 in which the UK government accepted the maintenance of employment as an obligation of governmental policy.”

― James Meade

“Do you know how big of an insult that is to me – to say that I had to be brave to confront some ignorant white folks?”

― James Meredith

“I chose as my target the University of Mississippi, which in 1960 was the holiest temple of white supremacy in America, next to the U.S. Capitol and the White House, both of which were under the control of segregationists and their collaborators.”

― James Meredith

“What I did at Ole Miss had nothing to do with going to classes. My objective was to destroy the system of white supremacy.”

― James Meredith

“I had developed a specifically calculated plan to break the system of white supremacy. My theory was that since Mississippi was the place, this was the ultimate: Mississippi was the place you had to break it.”

― James Meredith

“I have a friend who wanted to practise on my head because they wanted to be a stylist. So I offered what hair I had left to turn white.”

― James Michael Tyler

“They just think I’m a white dude. Every once in a while someone thinks I’m Jewish. I get a lot of stuff, but never Latino.”

― James Roday

“And so, I mean, he declared war right there and then in so many words and Alex says later in the book, nobody in the White House from that point on had any doubt that we were going to bomb the mainland of Asia.”

― James Stockdale

“I never wear white or black socks.”

― James Van Der Beek

“The very first movie that I ever saw in a theater was ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.’”

― James Wan

“I believe it to be a fact that the colored people of this country know and understand the white people better than the white people know and understand them.”

― James Weldon Johnson

“Southern white people despise the Negro as a race, and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such; but for certain individuals they have a strong affection, and are helpful to them in many ways.”

― James Weldon Johnson

“Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way, as a race; through a sense of justice, charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation.”

― James Weldon Johnson

“On August 28, 2010, Fox News messiah Glenn Beck hosted a ‘Restoring Honor’ revival meeting featuring sexy guest star Sarah Palin, much as Bob Hope would roll out Raquel Welch in white go-go boots on his U.S.O. tours to give our fighting men a morale lift in their khakis.”

― James Wolcott

“The narrative needs to change. Asian-American actresses don’t want to be the damsels in distress anymore. We don’t want to be saved, especially by a white man.”

― Jamie Chung

“I had that upbringing. Of watching ‘Bonanza,’ watching ‘Hee Haw,’ which both black and white would watch. I rode horses. I did gun spinning as a kid. I do these things.”

― Jamie Foxx

“My first car was a BMW. A white BMW.”

― Jamie-Lynn Sigler

“I’ve interviewed the president in the White House. I’d interviewed major newsmakers and Hollywood actors.”

― Jane Clayson

“No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn’t have a prayer.”

― Jane Elliot

“It’s really weird because my house is very ornate, but my writing lair is very, very blank. It’s white, the furniture is white. It gives me nothing to look at, so I just have to concentrate!”

― Jane Goldman

“We can no longer expect an Intelligence Community that is mostly male and mostly white to be able to monitor and infiltrate suspicious organizations or terrorist groups.”

― Jane Harman

“In Portugal, my sculpture ‘She Changes’ refers to the town’s fishing history, to the era of seafaring trade and discovery. The contemporary site is industrial, surrounded by red and white striped smokestacks, which is mirrored in the pattern of the sculpture.”

― Janet Echelman

“I’ve always been a tomboy. I’ve always liked to wear red, black, and white, and mostly pants.”

― Janet Jackson

“’Pretty’ is most often synonymous with being thin, white, able-bodied, and cis, and the closer you are to those ideals, the more often you will be labeled pretty – and benefit from that prettiness.”

― Janet Mock

“A street criminal can steal only what he can carry, but with a stroke of a pen, the dialing of a telephone or the pushing of a computer key, the white collar criminal can and does steal billions.”

― Janet Reno

“But I think the possibility of a black and white society feeding each other’s expertises, living harmoniously, will probably go along in fits and starts now but at least it has a great constitution now to back it up.”

― Janet Suzman

“I’m aiming to become the white Oprah.”

― Janice Dickinson

“In Paris, where I live, the inner neighborhoods are only available to the white elite. The poor and dispossessed are shuffled out to suburbs and never seen.”

― Janine di Giovanni

“Silver Machine still sounds really modern with all the white noise. It’s a bit punky in a way. They were ahead of their time.”

― Jarvis Cocker

“If black people mistrust white people, they are mistrusting racism, and that is appropriate.”

― Jasmine Guy

“I want to see overwhelming force repel anybody who is trying to get into the White House.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“The White House has been noticeably schizophrenic on Guantanamo.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s not a black-and-white type of thing down there. It’s a very cultural place. Everybody has the same accent. It’s not like if you’re white we can’t hang with you or anything like that. So it’s easy for us to call each other out on our things.”

― Jason Mitchell

“Rappers are the white authors of our generation. They know me, my language, my codes, my family, my block.”

― Jason Reynolds

“I call white the most powerful non-color; it’s clean, optimistic, powerful.”

― Jason Wu

“I think the court will determine that the Faith-Based Initiative that the White House has instituted in the last five years is constitutional, in the context of allowing for broad-based programs to include religious providers.”

― Jay Alan Sekulow

“The White House doesn’t create jobs. The government together – White House, Congress – creates policies that allow for greater job creation.”

― Jay Carney

“All definitions of wilderness that exclude people seem to me to be false. African ‘wilderness’ areas are racist because indigenous people are being cleared out of them so white people can go on holiday there.”

― Jay Griffiths

“Do you know what White House correspondents call actors who pose as reporters? Anchors.”

― Jay Leno

“The definition of gumbo is almost as slippery as that of Creole. Just as gumbo can contain pretty much any kind of meat or seafood, Creole is a vague and inclusive term for native New Orleanians, who may be black or white, depending on whom you’re asking.”

― Jay McInerney

“When you’re accustomed to wealth, you don’t show it, right? That’s why the white kids in school could wear bummy sneakers; it’s almost like, ‘Don’t show wealth – that’s crass.’”

― Jay-Z

“Who knows? Maybe someday I’ll be living in the White House.”

― Jazz Jennings

“Just telling a story. That’s cinema. It’s not silent, black and white. It’s a simple story that’s well made.”

― Jean Dujardin

“My kitchen in New York City is in the Richard Meier building on Perry Street, so it’s ultra-modern: white, glass and transparent. It’s 180 square feet, with an induction stove. Everything’s hidden, so you don’t see the microwave or the fridge.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“It would be much easier to just make black, brown and beige clothes. But I do not see the world in black and white and beige. I find colors incredibly important.”

― Jean Pigozzi

“I’ve met them down in the Cost and Accounting Department, clean-shaven and in white collars. They can’t see a damn thing ridiculous about themselves… only about you.”

― Jean Shepherd

“Every vice president since Mondale has lived up on this hill, on the twelve-acre campus of the Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington. It’s a pretty house with a wraparound porch and a white turret.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“I think we need to get the measurements that Congress has mandated from the White House on how we’re going to determine progress in Afghanistan.”

― Jeanne Shaheen

“I don’t think a party can aspire to be the majority party if it’s the old white guy party.”

― Jeb Bush

“I had to perform at the White House for the president, That’s always kind of a weird set to try to put together.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“I was given a White House – well, you will have to ask the White House that. But I asked to attend the White House briefing because I was, you know, because I wanted to report on the activities there.”

― Jeff Gannon

“All my stories were usually titled, ‘White House Says,’ ‘President Bush Wants,’ and I relied on transcripts from the briefings. I relied on press releases that were sent to the press for the purpose of accurately portraying what the White House believed or wanted.”

― Jeff Gannon

“If I am communicating to my readers exactly what the White House believes on any certain issue, that’s reporting to them an unvarnished, unfiltered version of what they – the Administration – believe.”

― Jeff Gannon

“I was given no special information by the White House, or by anybody else, for that matter.”

― Jeff Gannon

“’White Teeth’ has far too many characters, and its plot is tortured. But Smith has an astonishing intellect. She writes sharp dialogue for every age and race – and she’s funny as hell.”

― Jeff Giles

“The first sign of whether Obama is serious about confronting the climate crisis will be revealed by how he organizes the White House.”

― Jeff Goodell

“When the blood of thousands of Americans is shed, the impact lingers. For a generation after the Civil War, the Republican injunction to ‘vote as you shot’ kept the party dominant for decades; from 1868 to 1912, only one Democrat – Grover Cleveland – won the White House.”

― Jeff Greenfield

“George Washington, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower all rode their wartime heroics into the White House.”

― Jeff Greenfield

“I got to meet one Chief of Staff: Sam Skinner. He was Chief of Staff at the end of George Sr.’s White House.”

― Jeff Perry

“Do not be intimidated. Go where the story goes. Report the facts. Make sure you’ve got it right. And don’t let things that the president says or that the White House does throw you off your game.”

― Jeff Zucker

“The history of slavery in this country has affected not only how black people see themselves, but how white people see black people as well, and the roles they’re meant to play… I’m aware of it, as a person of color.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“What’s special about Miami is the collision of cultures. And the white sand beaches and fantastic restaurants.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“I want to use whatever connections to get a super-outstanding Basquiat in the White House. It could be one of mine. It could be something that a friend owns.”

― Jeffrey Deitch

“White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues.”

― Jeffrey Sachs

“Too often a story is examined through biased eyes, without a sensitivity for everyone who forged it. It’s seen from the point of view of the great white savior, and rarely is the perspective of the slave a part.”

― Jeffrey Wright

“As a white, female, half-Jewish writer, when I read ‘The Underground Railroad,’ it reminded me that America isn’t just the sort of Sesame Street that I grew up with that tolerated and embraced diversity in the Northeast, but in fact was built on the foundation of slavery.”

― Jenna Blum

“Instead of trying crazy diets now, I just live by a few easy rules: I try to stay away from white flour as much as I can – I go for grains and brown rice instead, and I pick lean meats, like chicken or turkey, over red meat most of the time.”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“It took me years to find a program that kept me in shape: Gyms felt intimidating, and women’s magazines seemed tailored for toning the bodies of already trim white women.”

― Jenna Wortham

“Growing up, I watched softball and U.S.A .softball, and that was my goal of being able to represent my country and wear the red, white, and blue out there, and I think it is one of the highest honors to be able to go out there and compete for your country, and it was something so very special, and it was everything I dreamt of and more.”

― Jennie Finch

“As white authors, bloggers, and readers, we must stop promoting diversity as a business opportunity or a chance to buy ally points with our disposable income.”

― Jennifer Armintrout

“Every child deserves to see themselves in stories they can enjoy, but it isn’t the place of white people to decide how and why those stories are created and marketed.”

― Jennifer Armintrout

“’What I would give,’ I thought, ‘to have been present as Elizabeth Keckley measured Mary Lincoln for a new gown, to overhear their conversations on topics significant and ordinary, to observe the Lincoln White House from such an intimate perspective.’”

― Jennifer Chiaverini

“I’m so thankful for my one year at regular high school in White Plains.”

― Jennifer Damiano

“I was born in Westchester, NY. I grew up around the Rye Brook area, and then I moved to White Plains with my family.”

― Jennifer Damiano

“I really want to be governor when I have a partner in the White House.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“That’s like – my thing is I’m always like, ‘Oh, white men are ruining everything,’ and Max’s dad is like… don’t say that in front of your son.”

― Jennifer Konner

“I’m trying to incorporate colour into my life. Until recently, everything in my closet was black, white, grey, navy or olive.”

― Jennifer Morrison

“When I worked in the Obama White House, people in national security positions had been uneasy making broad public arguments, particularly about political matters.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“I don’t know whether the Trump campaign needed to give a platform to white supremacists to win. But the campaign clearly did, and it had the effect of empowering the white-nationalist movement.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“At Harvard, some on the Trump team crowed that we in the Clinton campaign and those in the press were foolish because we took Trump’s words ‘literally.’ That’s right. We did. You should take a candidate for president’s words literally. You know who else took his words literally? White supremacists.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“I have my cards read every time I pass a tarot-reader booth. I would be so embarrassed to have one of those 900 numbers appear on my phone bill, because I don’t know how I would explain it to my business manager. It would almost be like saying, ‘Okay, I’m white trash.’”

― Jennifer Tilly

“My grandfather was a lot like a white Jewish George Jefferson, and he did not enjoy my work very much.”

― Jenny Slate

“When I was a graduate student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for fiction writing, I felt both coveted and hated. My white classmates never failed to remind me that I was more fortunate than they were at this particular juncture in American literature.”

― Jenny Zhang

“White people have always slipped in and out of the experiences of people of color and been praised extravagantly for it.”

― Jenny Zhang

“One of the founding tenets of racism: a society that will never allow white people to think that because they are white, they won’t succeed.”

― Jenny Zhang

“The historical legacy of ‘The Best American Poetry’ is they’ve had very few editors who were not white. They’ve had very few instances where they’ve selected poems by non-white poets.”

― Jenny Zhang

“CBS garners a predominately older white audience, and by having a show like ‘Superior Donuts’ on their weekly programming, it distorts what people are used to seeing in a positive way. It’s a show I think was necessary.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“Lincoln prevailed: wearing his green shawl in the White House and gripped with melancholy, his feet constantly cold, he preserved a nation that had begun to unravel, often holding it together with nothing more than the flat of his hand and his unfaltering sense of human worth.”

― Jerome Charyn

“It was difficult to find my way into ‘I Am Abraham,’ to feel confident enough to inhabit Lincoln’s persona. I began with a prologue in a neutral voice, wrote of Lincoln at the White House with a sly young reporter quizzing him about his humble origins.”

― Jerome Charyn

“Emily Dickinson has haunted my life – her poems, her persona, all the tales about her solitude. Ever since I discovered her in the seventh grade, I’ve had a crush on that spinster in white, who had such a heroic and startling inner landscape of her own.”

― Jerome Charyn

“I can remember standing in a W.P.A. line with a gunny sack, and I remember having to buy chocolate milk instead of white because it was one cent cheaper.”

― Jerry Buss

“Whoever is sitting in the White House, especially in their second term, when gas goes up to $3 a gallon, and Katrina, and whenever we’re at war, that person sitting in the White House gets the brunt of the accusations.”

― Jerry Falwell

“I was brought up in black neighborhoods in South Baltimore. And we really felt like we were very black. We acted black and we spoke black. When I was a kid growing up, where I came from, it was hip to be black. To be white was kind of square.”

― Jerry Leiber

“Our songs did not transcend being R&B hits. They were R&B hits that white kids were attracted to. And if people bought it, it became rock & roll. That’s marketing. Why couldn’t it still be R&B? The bass pattern didn’t change. The song didn’t change. It was still ‘Yakety Yak’ and ‘Searchin’.’”

― Jerry Leiber

“I’ve said this over the years publicly – this is not a lucrative business. My goal every year is to break even with the White Sox.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“The giant white cube is now impeding rather than enhancing the rhythms of art. It preprograms a viewer’s journey, shifts the emphasis from process to product, and lacks individuality and openness. It’s not that art should be seen only in rutty bombed-out environments, but it should seem alive.”

― Jerry Saltz

“Galleries needn’t be exactly like White Columns purely because times are bad again. But the idea of this special space could – should – help shape what comes next.”

― Jerry Saltz

“My family and I survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005; we left my grandmother’s flooding house, were refused shelter by a white family, and took refuge in trucks in an open field during a Category Five hurricane. I saw an entire town demolished, people fighting over water, breaking open caskets searching for something that could help them survive.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“It infuriates me that the work of white American writers can be universal and lay claim to classic texts, while black and female authors are ghetto-ized as ‘other.’”

― Jesmyn Ward

“I was raised in Mississippi, in a family and a community that identified as black, and I have the stories and the experiences to go with it. One of my great-great grandfathers was killed by a gang of white Prohibition patrollers.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“My mother worked for a white family that lived in one of the mansions on the beach. The husband in the family was a lawyer; he worked for a firm in New Orleans.”

― Jesmyn Ward

“As a white teen, I was very drawn to hip-hop culture, almost to the point of disappearing in it – there was a sense of having no sense of authenticity except this one that wasn’t mine.”

― Jess Row

“Writers of color are given certain messages – explicit or implicit – about what they’re allowed to write about or what will be successful if they write about it. And white writers are given another set of implicit and, sometimes, explicit messages.”

― Jess Row

“White writers in many cases choose not to populate their fiction with people of color. A lot of what I’m doing is trying to write against that, not about race but against the avoidance of race that’s such a dominant model in white literary discourse.”

― Jess Row

“White Americans have the option of not having to think about race on a daily basis. People of color don’t. Race is a major deciding factor in their lives and the histories of their families.”

― Jess Row

“Disguising your own origins is a deeply American impulse, but that doesn’t make it any less compromising. The way I live my life is to try to foreground the tensions and paradoxes of being a white person who’s interested in racial justice and reconciliation, rather than disguise or obliterate them.”

― Jess Row

“I was a kiddie pool attendant, and I was a white rapper. That’s not going to get you a job on Wall Street.”

― Jesse Itzler

“Look at the coded language the Right is using against President Barack Obama. Openly calling him a liar in Congress, saying he is ‘not a Christian, he was not born here, he is not one of us.’ That makes addressing such issues trickier for the first African-American in the White House.”

― Jesse Jackson

“When they wrote the Constitution, only white male landowners had the right to vote.”

― Jesse Jackson

“Negroes’ problem is that they do not have their egos. That’s why our churches end up having a white service, because our preacher is not arrogant enough to take God’s word, so he have to go and get some white fellow’s agenda and put it in his church.”

― Jesse Jackson

“You know, people’d always ask ‘Why is Jesse Jackson running for the White House?’ They never seen the house I’m running from.”

― Jesse Jackson

“Democrats know ‘racism’ doesn’t exist, but they use it to silence white conservatives and to instill fear in blacks and motivate them to vote.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“White guilt and the fear of speaking up concerning issues of race and morality is costing this nation greatly.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Spike Lee is openly contemptuous of whites and what he implies to be a white establishment out to get him. Lee’s films have grossed in the hundreds of millions. Whites have contributed greatly to this sum, though he seemingly cannot stand them. Hypocritical?”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“The false black preacher is only too happy to reinforce the idea of the white man as scapegoat. His sermons make the congregation angrier and more bitter. And the angrier they become, the easier it is for the minister to control them.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Barack Obama hates white people – especially white men.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“I have noticed that no other group of people in the United States truly loves America as a whole like white people do.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“White men are hated in America because most are conservative Christians, like those who founded and built our great country.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Although I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either.”

― Jesse Owens

“Rhythm and blues started even before phonograph records were being produced because black people entertained themselves. It wasn’t done for money. It was done for entertainment. Most white people didn’t know anything about this because prejudice kept them from ever seeing what was going on.”

― Jesse Stone

“I had written a tune called ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll,’ but the white stations refused to play it – they thought it was low-class black music. We thought what we needed was a new name. But a white disc jockey named Alan Freed laid on it, and he thought up the name ‘rock n’ roll.’”

― Jesse Stone

“The definition of marriage cannot be disputed. It’s right there in black and white and it’s been the same since the start of Wikipedia.”

― Jesse Tyler Ferguson

“If you’re a black conservative and you criticize the black community, you’re an Uncle Tom. If you’re a white conservative and you criticize the black community, you’re somehow a racist.”

― Jesse Watters

“There are some basic rules if they want to join the tumbling team. No drinking, no smoking, no swearing, no drugs and, most of all, no belonging to a gang. I read the riot act to them the minute they want to join. I tell them there’s only one gang they can belong to if they want to be with me and that’s Jesse White’s gang.”

― Jesse White

“I have a center at 412 West Chicago Avenue. It’s called the Jesse White Community Center and Fieldhouse. It’s a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility, game room, weight room, computer lab.”

― Jesse White

“I first met Dr. King in 1954 when I was a student at Alabama State University and a member of a local church down there. He was in town to organize a rally against public transportation. Rosa Parks had been arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man, which was illegal back then.”

― Jesse White

“The interesting thing about white power and the desperate white knuckling grip on this thing call whiteness, which is a myth in itself, is that black folks… we’re not asking you to invent new laws for us. We’re asking you to include us in the laws that are already on the books.”

― Jesse Williams

“I’m kind of in a middle space, being marketed as a biracial actor. Roles are written either stereotypically black, or they’re written ‘normal,’ which is just code for white.”

― Jesse Williams

“You know how Bed Bath & Beyond sells those white noise machines that help you sleep? And they usually make ocean noises? I want one that’s just David Gergen gently muttering about the economy.”

― Jessi Klein

“I’m part Spanish. My paternal grandfather came from Spain via Singapore to Manila. On my mother’s side it’s more mixture, with a Filipino mother and a father who was Scotch Irish-French; you know, white American hybrid. And I also have on my father’s side a great-great-grandmother who was Chinese. So, I’m a hybrid.”

― Jessica Hagedorn

“The state of the industry is much like the state of politics. It’s too middle-aged, white, and male.”

― Jessica Henwick

“I have a black pair of suede Jimmy Choos. I’ve only worn them once to a Sony event. The heels have these arrow plates in a pattern. There’s gold, black and white and they’re amazing!”

― Jessica Mauboy

“My natural gravitation is toward the gray and the black and the white and the burgundy. Sort of muted, cool colors.”

― Jessica Pare

“I was always told that I acted too white. I was always told that I was going to date a white guy – which, in fairness, was true: I do have a white boyfriend. So they weren’t entirely wrong, but all of those things were really damaging.”

― Jessica Williams

“I read so much Harry Potter, that’s, like, all I wanted to talk about. I watched stuff like ‘Lizzie McGuire.’ I watched things that were very mainstream but white, and I went to a predominately white school.”

― Jessica Williams

“The popularity of ‘2 Dope Queens’ just showed there was like a hunger for new stories because we have alternative comics on our show that wouldn’t normally be featured on, like, a white guy’s comedy show.”

― Jessica Williams

“’White Christmas’ is one of my favorite movies, so I’ve always just had a love for that kind of golden era musical.”

― Jessie Mueller

“I was raised in Nigeria, and my mother is white, but I never saw her as white, not until I came to America. She was just my mother. She didn’t really have a color.”

― Jidenna

“Not unlike our country’s history, my personal history was founded upon an unfortunate history of racial conflict between black and white.”

― Jidenna

“I never expected the White House to be warm, and the artwork on the walls was extraordinary. I am a fan of the Louvre, but being there it was almost just as good.”

― Jill Scott

“The answer to neofascism is stopping neoliberalism. Putting another Clinton in the White House will fan the flames of this right-wing extremism. We have known that for a long time ever since Nazi Germany. We are going to stand up to Donald Trump and to stand up to Hillary Clinton!”

― Jill Stein

“I’d say putting another Clinton in the White House is only going to make that right-wing extremism greater. We will see more of these neoliberal policies, like Wall Street deregulation, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Hillary has always supported. She’s changed her tune a little bit, but Hillary has walked the walk.”

― Jill Stein

“I keep pushing for the Crest Whitestrips thing. I get so many compliments on how white my teeth are, but I have to say it’s not because of my brushing skills. It’s from Crest Whitestrips, and that’s the honest truth. I don’t believe in going to the dentist and paying for whitening.”

― Jill Wagner

“I grew up just outside New York City in a very white town. In seventh grade, I got called Macy Gray. It really affected me, so I got a weave and wore my hair straight.”

― Jillian Hervey

“When you eat a piece of white bread, think of it as putting a tissue on a fire. But if you eat something that has wholegrains, whether it’s a little bit of oatmeal, a little bit of protein, it’s like putting a log on the fire.”

― Jillian Michaels

“I think aggressive, sometimes outspoken reporting from the White House briefing room is expected by the American people.”

― Jim Acosta

“The funny thing about cinema is, usually when they do a story that has African Americans in it, there always has to be a white guy who’s the savior.”

― Jim Brown

“I think my sense of humor is Jewish. I’m smarter than most white people, which is kind of a Jewish thing, too.”

― Jim Goad

“I do remember doing shows strictly in black and white, too, so you’re right.”

― Jim Henson

“NBC was trying to convert all of their local programming to color right away to encourage the sale of the sets, so I barely remember working in black and white, although I do know that I did do it, but there was not a major difference, though.”

― Jim Henson

“What’s new is that the White House itself has now been corporatized. It’s not politicians working for the corporate interests. They are the corporate interests. That’s where Bush came from, and Cheney and Rumsfeld.”

― Jim Hightower

“I make a wicked clam chowdah, and linguine with clam sauce. Oysters I like to eat raw, and mussels in either a white wine sauce or in beer with paprika.”

― Jim Himes

“There are very few really stark black and white stories.”

― Jim Lehrer

“I’m a gatekeeper, and the gatekeepers all used to be mostly old, white men.”

― Jim Lehrer

“Whenever we have had a need for a national security or public safety issue, Congress has always followed the recommendations of the White House, regardless of who is in control, giving them the resources to keep America safe and to enforce our laws.”

― Jim Sensenbrenner

“I’ve always admired sharks because they have a dimension of intelligence that is somewhat unique to that animal, and especially a great white. A great white has this organ called an ampullae of Lorenzini, and it can actually sense electromagnetic disturbances.”

― Jim Toomey

“Sometimes making a story is as easy as putting two characters in a room and seeing what happens. So, imagine a great white shark and a giant squid in the same bathroom.”

― Jim Toomey

“Affirmative action was designed to recognize the uniquely difficult journey of African-Americans. This policy was justifiable and understandable, even to those who came from white cultural groups that had also suffered in socio-economic terms from the Civil War and its aftermath.”

― Jim Webb

“Contrary to assumptions in the law, white America is hardly a monolith.”

― Jim Webb

“White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.”

― Jimi Hendrix

“Very few athletes have the chance to be brought into the White House.”

― Jimmie Johnson

“As far as getting publicity whenever he wants it, Trump is the white Al Sharpton.”

― Jimmy Breslin

“When I was in the White House, I was confronted with the challenge of the Cold War. Both the Soviet Union and I had 30,000 nuclear weapons that could destroy the entire earth and I had to maintain the peace.”

― Jimmy Carter

“We reached a high point in my opinion with the passage of the civil rights legislation and Martin Luther King’s success and the crusade of others. I think we kind of breathed a sigh of relief as if we had achieved the end of racial discrimination or white supremacy.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I think, in many people’s minds, the Confederate battle flag is not only a memorial to our ancestors, which is perfectly OK, but also a symbol of white superiority and an inclination for people to believe that even slavery would’ve been OK.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I believed what my father taught me about the separation of church and state, so when I was President I never invited Billy Graham to have services in the White House because I didn’t think that was appropriate. He was injured a little bit, until I explained it to him.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I wish I had known when I was in the White House what I know now about the Third World.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I can’t really criticize the Tea Party people, because I came into the White House pretty much on the same basis that they have become popular. That is dissatisfaction with the way things are going in Washington and disillusionment and disencouragement about the government.”

― Jimmy Carter

“I loved going to the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial in Taipei to watch all the old Chinese people doing tai chi and practicing kung fu. The monument was made of white marble, and it was beautiful. Sometimes my dad and I would practice with them.”

― Jimmy Chin

“I’m a multi-racial person – I’m black and white – and growing up in North Carolina, I’ve dealt with a lot of racism. Growing up as a kid, I’ve seen it. I’ve been through it in many forms and fashions.”

― Jimmy Graham

“Jack White is an extraordinary person because he’s like a three-dimensional chess player. He thinks so far ahead.”

― Jimmy Page

“Ninety-five percent of my audience was white.”

― Jimmy Smith

“All the colleges I played, most of the colleges, they were white.”

― Jimmy Smith

“You can actually eat very clean at Chipotle. They have white rice, they have brown rice, and they have chicken. I stay away from the guac and the sour cream. I just get lettuce, double-meat chicken, and a white or brown rice.”

― Jinder Mahal

“My personal opinion is that you can’t be racist towards white people. You can be prejudiced about them, but being prejudiced isn’t an illegal act, whereas being racist can be.”

― Jo Brand

“My real name is Joseph Herbert. My dad is white; my mom’s Asian, Filipino. And when I started stand-up 22 years ago, I used to go up as Joseph Herbert, and I would just have to defend my name. Every time I went onstage, it was so annoying. People would heckle.”

― Jo Koy

“You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.”

― Joan Baez

“My first car was a little white Volkswagen City Golf. They’ve just been discontinued in South Africa, but they were the staple first car for most of my peer group. It’s the most entry-level four-door four-seater that Volkswagen ever made. I named him Doug. I don’t know why.”

― Jodi Balfour

“I guess there were things about the Obamas I discovered that I do think are universal to marriage. I found it very interesting in my reporting that their most difficult periods in the White House almost never seemed to coincide. When one was down, the other one was holding it together. In my experience, that’s true of marriage generally.”

― Jodi Kantor

“Michelle Obama has gone from political skeptic to political partner to a woman with a White House agenda of her own, and an approval rating higher than the president’s.”

― Jodi Kantor

“In ‘The White Princess,’ the women are leading the story, and they’re holding everything together. It’s definitely a world of women’s empowerment.”

― Jodie Comer

“’The White Princess’ follows Princess Lizzie, who was forced into marriage with Henry Tudor. It’s kind of about how their marriage united the Yorks and the Tudors – the two families do rival but have to unite.”

― Jodie Comer

“It’s going to be very, very different from ‘The White Queen.’ Rather than it being a follow-up, I think ‘The White Princess’ is definitely a standalone show.”

― Jodie Comer

“When I was a kid I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I did know what I didn’t want to do. I didn’t want to grow up, have 2.2 kids, get married, the whole white picket fence thing.”

― Jody Williams

“American families be warned, if the White House doesn’t send your jobs overseas, they’ll send your kids.”

― Joe Baca

“When you’re 12 and, you know, slightly overweight and – for lack of a better word – white, and you’re playing blues, you get a lot of press.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“That’s where the Black Keys and Jack White have succeeded and I’ve failed: They’ve actually convinced college kids that they’re listening to hip music – but it’s just blues twisted a new way – while I’m playing for the college kid’s parents.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“I always thought that as much as I love ‘White Jazz,’ it became almost unfilmable at some point, because there are so many strands, so much, and it became so psychotic… that’s what made it such a great book, but those things would not carry over into the filmic realm, I thought, with ease.”

― Joe Carnahan

“With a proven track record as a reliable, low cost producer able to meet the needs of our customers with a diversity of operations, coal qualities and transportation options, we believe we can continue our record-setting performance in the future, as the Gibson South and White Oak mines reached their full potential.”

― Joe Craft

“I know my destiny. I was born into animosity, bigotry and hatred. We had water for white folks, and water for coloured folks. White lines, black lines. I came from Beaufort in South Carolina, and it was tougher than Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.”

― Joe Frazier

“Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray.”

― Joe Garagiola

“It’s fair to say that white America wouldn’t have elected an African-American president without the integrating effect of black music – from Louis Armstrong to hip-hop – and black drama and fiction, commercial as much as ‘serious.’”

― Joe Haldeman

“Most science fiction is about white men who are 25 to 30, who are very smart, who face a physical problem and solve it.”

― Joe Haldeman

“I was kind of a dark kid. I loved Halloween, and I loved vampires and the black and white old monster movies.”

― Joe Manganiello

“I have a responsibility to diversity onstage, but one of the things I’ve heard about our production of ‘Boys’ is that it’s a bunch of white guys. Well, race is a component of this play. You can’t just drop people in willy-nilly and say, ‘Well, we’re going for diversity.’”

― Joe Mantello

“I was maybe one of two black kids in the drama department. It was, ‘Well, you can’t play this role because that guy has a white girlfriend or a white cousin or whatever.’”

― Joe Morton

“’Black film,’ unless it’s lucky enough or creative enough, or timely enough to build a life of its own, hangs subjacent to ‘white film’ on Hollywood’s financial score board… aided and abetted by the supposition that so-called black film has no foreign market.”

― Joe Morton

“When I was growing up, all these superheroes were white. On some level, you put that out of your mind… but as you get older, you realize it’s a very one-sided affair. So I’m very glad to see that these movies are becoming more diversified.”

― Joe Morton

“With Trump, because of the kind of seemingly violent way that he talks about things and because he’s on Twitter almost every single morning, I think it brings down the respect that we have for the White House and for the Oval Office in particular, so the expectation is anything can happen, and that becomes the norm, which is unfortunate.”

― Joe Morton

“For all of the diversity in ‘Scandal,’ no one else would be sitting in a room wearing a T-shirt and chains and call a Southern white Republican president a ‘boy.’ And it’s those kinds of things that Rowan has the freedom to say that nobody else could say within the confines of the show.”

― Joe Morton

“We’ve all grown up with ‘Ozzie and Harriet,’ ‘Father Knows Best,’ ‘Eight Is Enough.’ White families have always represented the universal family.”

― Joe Morton

“We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible process is taking place among the white population. Just as with the blacks, the whites, too, are currently overcoming a psychological barrier.”

― Joe Slovo

“Politically at that time, with Thatcher in Britain and Reagan in the White House, it wasn’t looking too great for the Left. And we were always on the left.”

― Joe Strummer

“I don’t believe there’s two sides to every story. It’s black and white. There’s right and wrong.”

― Joe Wurzelbacher

“When I was young, I had a very clear point of view on things in life, on moral questions. There was a black and white viewpoint on my world. As I’ve gotten older, I see the grey areas appear.”

― Joel Edgerton

“You know how I learned to shoot? I watched white people. Just regular white people. They really put their elbow in and finish up top. You can find videos of them online.”

― Joel Embiid

“My findings have demonstrated that an optimal micronutrient intake reduces the desire for calories and reduces body temperature and white blood cell counts.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“For a while… to be an evangelical meant you were a white Republican, and you were against this and against that. I don’t want to be put into that mold, because then people judge you before they even listen… I don’t want to divide the very people I am trying to reach.”

― Joel Osteen

“Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.”

― Joel Sternfeld

“If I wasn’t in the band, I’m a Zombie fan, and I’m a White Zombie fan.”

― John 5

“I like records that are all over the place. That’s why I think my favorite Beatles record was always ‘The White Album.’”

― John 5

“No writer for the press, however humble, is free from the burden of keeping his purpose high and his integrity white.”

― John Boyle O’Reilly

“I’m a small-time white kid trying to represent hip-hop. If a hip-hop artist comes up and beats me in a battle, who did they beat? A small-town white kid who ain’t never been an MC, who ain’t never done nothing. Now if an MC comes to battle and they get beat by a small-town white boy, that’s MC suicide.”

― John Cena

“For a while, I was feeling like I was always playing characters that weren’t specifically Korean or specifically Asian, even – that they were characters who were originally written white, and then they would cast me. And I used to consider that a badge of honor because that meant I had avoided stereotypes.”

― John Cho

“Early on, I played a Chinese delivery person, and even that, which was very innocuous, felt like I was somehow betraying myself. I felt very self-conscious on set doing that role, with a crew that was almost entirely white.”

― John Cho

“The original version of ‘The White Mountains’ was probably just about worth publishing.”

― John Christopher

“But I do think it’s unwise, and it – to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the – that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America.”

― John Cornyn

“In White Plains I wasn’t theatrical at all. I was a model and I used to take the train into New York three days a week to do travelogue work.”

― John Davidson

“There is no human-resources training for how to respond when you work for an unpredictable president. It’s perhaps fitting that when you visit the website of the White House Office of Administration it says, ‘Check back soon for more information.’”

― John Dickerson

“What is the appetite for truth in the Trump White House? That’s not a question about the untrue things the president says. It’s about the level of truth the system expects.”

― John Dickerson

“Officials in every White House crowbar the facts to make their cases.”

― John Dickerson

“Whether you’re a second lieutenant working with a captain and a lieutenant colonel, or a four-star general working with the Office Secretary of Defense and the White House, the decision makers have got to have ground truth. Otherwise, the decisions they make could be flawed – and that can be dangerous.”

― John F. Kelly

“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

― John F. Kennedy

“Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I’m the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House.”

― John F. Kennedy

“No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.”

― John F. Kennedy

“The White House has a secular, humanistic agenda.”

― John Fleming

“We think our leadership has been too timid to go after corruption, and often times, they bow to the liberal progressive demands of the White House instead of standing up for our values.”

― John Fleming

“The Constitution of the United States was made by white men, the citizens and representatives of twelve slaveholding and one non-slaveholding State; and it was made for white men.”

― John H. Reagan

“She was not a white woman. She was not a Greek… Until the emergence of the doctrine of white superiority, Cleopatra was generally pictured as a distinctly African woman, dark in color.”

― John Henrik Clarke

“I question the political judgement of those who would have the nerve to paint Christ white with his obvious African nose, lips and wooly hair.”

― John Henrik Clarke

“The third stage was the reaction that came when the body struggled to compensate for its ills – when, for instance, the white count not only returned to normal but increased to much higher than normal levels.”

― John Hersey

“What’s amazing about ‘White Heat’ is that, even for its time, it’s very truthful in the way it deals with violence.”

― John Hillcoat

“In the ’80s and ’90s, I was really interested in, moved by, exhilarated by, and troubled by rap in all the ways a white person from Brookline, Massachusetts should be. That was music that was making trouble, and it was interesting and provocative trouble.”

― John Hodgman

“Alan White and I spent the next two or three years working together on this. We developed what is known a stochastic volatility model. This is a model where the volatility as well as the underlying asset price moves around in an unpredictable way.”

― John Hull

“According to the White House, the president’s proposed 2016-2017 spending would add – get this – $62 billion to the deficit.”

― John J. McLaughlin

“The gay bunting erects his white crest, and gives utterance to the joy he feels in the presence of his brooding mate; the willow grouse on the rock crows his challenge aloud; each floweret, chilled by the night air, expands its pure petals; the gentle breeze shakes from the blades of grass the heavy dewdrops.”

― John James Audubon

“We were postwar middle-class white kids living in the slipstream of the greatest per-capita rise in income in the history of Western civilization; we were ‘teen-agers’ – a term, coined in 1941, that was in common usage a decade later – a new, recognizable franchise. We had money, mobility, and problems all our own.”

― John Lahr

“’Death of a Salesman’ is a brilliant taxonomy of the spiritual atrophy of mid-twentieth-century white America.”

― John Lahr

“The guy that I worked on ‘Thriller ‘ was a genius and he was 20 years old, but it was like working with a gifted 10-year-old. The guy who I worked on with ‘Black Or White’ was crazy. Michael had gone mad.”

― John Landis

“Look at the films of Walt Disney: ‘Snow White’ came out in February 1938, and I can’t think of another film from that year that’s watched as much. The same is true of ‘Bambi,’ ‘Dumbo’… even, frankly, ‘Toy Story,’ which is probably watched more than any other movie of 1995.”

― John Lasseter

“You can’t be critical of Dana White.”

― John Layfield

“’Snow White and the Huntsman’ was – I came in before they started shooting and basically worked on Charlize Theron’s character for the most part. I guess I probably worked four or five weeks on that one and stayed during production a little bit with them.”

― John Lee Hancock

“Why is the world that I see around me mixed, and why is the world I see in movies filled with all white people? Why does it have to be like that?”

― John Leguizamo

“Second terms in the White House open the way for second thoughts.”

― John Lewis Gaddis

“When growing up, I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I saw those signs that said white men, colored men. White women, colored women. White waiting. And I didn’t like it.”

― John Lewis

“Obama is not an African American president, but a president of all Americans. It doesn’t matter if you are black, white, Hispanic, he’s the president of all races.”

― John Lewis

“What ‘March’ is saying is that it doesn’t matter whether we are black or white, Latino or Asian. It doesn’t matter whether we are straight or gay.”

― John Lewis

“It’s not just Barack Obama, but I doubt Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton would have made it to the White House without Selma.”

― John Lewis

“We need someone who will stand up and speak up and speak out for the people who need help, for people who are being discriminated against. And it doesn’t matter whether they are black or white, Latino, Asian or Native American, whether they are straight or gay, Muslim, Christian, or Jews.”

― John Lewis

“I don’t think Trump really believes in all this stuff. But he thinks this would be his ticket to the White House – at least to get the Republican nomination.”

― John Lewis

“I’m 100% proud of the TV work I achieved. The work I did on shows on insects and Great White sharks… stuff that’s in school curriculums in England. Now they are showing up on Discovery Channel.”

― John Lydon

“One of the biggest gaps in sports is the difference between the winning and losing teams of the Super Bowl. They don’t invite the losing team to the White House. They don’t have parades for them. They don’t throw confetti on them.”

― John Madden

“And then I went to visit my sister in the states and all of a sudden it was just like, it’s like… it’s like the movie Wizard of Oz when all of a sudden it changes from Black and White to glorious Technicolor.”

― John Mahoney

“Tennis was a white, upper-class sport, and I wanted it to be treated like other sports were.”

― John McEnroe

“My father was the doyen of the divorce barristers. He was an extremely erudite and very famous divorce barrister. So that, when I was a little boy in the nursery, instead of a story like ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ I used to get ‘The Duchess and the Seven Correspondents.’”

― John Mortimer

“Whenever someone like a plumber or a mechanic tries to explain something technical to me, I listen for about three seconds before it all just becomes white noise, like Charlie Brown’s teacher.”

― John Niven

“I have been opposed to ceremonies at the White House. It gives the impression that the court is subordinate to the executive, which I think is quite wrong.”

― John Paul Stevens

“I owe my life and hope to the gospel. Without it I would still be strutting with racist pride, or I would be suffering the moral paralysis of ‘white guilt.’ But the gospel has an answer to both pride and guilt.”

― John Piper

“The 2004 presidential election that saw George W. Bush win with 51 percent of the vote was the last one Republicans will ever win with the overwhelmingly white and male coalition they have now.”

― John Podhoretz

“I think part of the problem that the Republicans have is that the base has, in many cases, certain litmus test issues on which they are black and white on their thinking.”

― John Quelch

“People of color grow up steeped in ‘white’ culture. The reverse is not true. And, no, listening to hip-hop on the way to work does not count as immersion.”

― John Ridley

“Being of color in America by no means amounts to a constant barrage of negativity. However, unlike being white, being of color means one’s race is a constant issue.”

― John Ridley

“It’s not that white guys shouldn’t be allowed to engage in discussions on race in America. But there’s nothing more exhausting than white male liberals’ dogmatisms on race that were clearly formed during a conversation they had with that one black guy they met back in college.”

― John Ridley

“If faux liberal white guys want to support and defend Obama, by all means please do so. But I would suggest they try to limit that support to matters of policy and not perspectives on race.”

― John Ridley

“I vividly remember my first day on the White House staff. My office, of course, was in the Old Executive Office Building. I didn’t rate one in the West Wing; but don’t try to tell me or any of the rest of us working there that we weren’t working in the White House.”

― John Roberts

“I’m not saying that photographers are dumber than other people, but they are the folks who walk around with brilliant white lights in nighttime riots.”

― John Sandford

“Michael Taylor is not being executed for homicide. Michael Taylor is being executed for raping a white female.”

― John Simon

“The public should begin to understand that there’s nothing that comes out of this campaign, or this Obama White House, that they can believe. It truly is all misrepresentation and deception.”

― John Sununu

“When I was playing piano, it was like, ‘I’m going to write a song using all the white keys.’ My music director, who knew my jazz background, suggested I try big-band music, so we spent a year experimenting with it in concert, and the audience reaction was really good.”

― John Tesh

“You go back and you read your Constitution. You read your Declaration of Independence. And you will see that the only people who could decide these freedoms were white males who owned property, and all the rest of us were excluded.”

― John Trudell

“All politics to me – Indian or white – is an illusion preventing us from being authentic because we’re communicating through something that isn’t real to us.”

― John Trudell

“White people don’t seem to have many Elders. They do have a lot of oldsters.”

― John Trudell

“If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’”

― John Wayne

“I’m from the South, where if you walk down the street and there’s somebody behind you talking with a Southern accent, you can’t tell whether it’s a black or a white person.”

― Johnnie Cochran

“We’ve always kind of tried to keep the mystique. We don’t wanna give everybody everything. You give ’em too much, it’s just white noise. When we do say something, we want it to be an event. When we go out and do things, we want it to be an event and kind of keep everything else behind closed doors.”

― Johnny Christ

“I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt like a Pizza Hut employee, and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar, that was the ultimate in bad taste.”

― Johnny Depp

“I went through various stages in my childhood, as we all do, various stages of obsessions with people and things. And I did. I wanted to be the first white Harlem Globetrotter.”

― Johnny Depp

“The best part of watching any show is that feeling of being sucked in. If I’m watching ‘Breaking Bad,’ there is something compelling about Walter White.”

― Johnny Gargano

“To be honest, I just want to go somewhere where I can wear a white Speedo.”

― Johnny Weir

“I’ve lived my whole life exactly the way I’ve wanted to. Being gay, being white, being male, it doesn’t matter to me. They’re all things I’m born with.”

― Johnny Weir

“I was raised in a mostly white neighborhood. I was this little white girl jamming out to Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby Brown.”

― JoJo

“Always have a black bow, a white bow, a rainbow bow – those bows will match literally just about everything!”

― JoJo Siwa

“If you’re the handsome white guy, you tend to get cast as guys who are meant to be convincing in their jobs. What I’ve been fortunate enough to do, whether it’s playing a certified idiot on ’30 Rock’ or a weirdo in ‘Bridesmaids,’ is play against that in a lot of ways.”

― Jon Hamm

“Barry White seemed so filled with self-parody at first that it was easy to dismiss him. But it is becoming increasingly obvious with every additional release that he is a very talented man.”

― Jon Landau

“When I was a kid, all I knew about Michael Jackson was that he was crazy. He had a monkey named Bubbles and some kind of oxygen chamber, and he used to be black, but he made himself white, and he was nuts. That was Michael Jackson in full. Wacko Jacko.”

― Jon Lovett

“It was awesome how supportive the White House was. It meant a lot to me that when I left, the people that I worked with – Jon Favreau and David Axelrod and others – really understood that this was something that I felt I held had to do.”

― Jon Lovett

“The one thing I didn’t want to do was a show about the White House. I was too close to it.”

― Jon Lovett

“I spent three years working at the White House and wanted to do something that wasn’t about passing bills and resolutions.”

― Jon Lovett

“Most of my time at the White House, I wrote very unfunny speeches, but every year, I would work on the correspondents’ dinner, which was a reminder of this other kind of writing that I loved to do.”

― Jon Lovett

“Incumbent White House parties have won 10 of the last 18 presidential elections; the odds are tight, but they favor Obama in 2012. And so gloomy Democrats, check your despair; gleeful Republicans, watch the hubris.”

― Jon Meacham

“Blacks essentially play the race card, when necessary as a counter to white privilege.”

― Jonathan Coleman

“The White House used to be, everybody looked up at the White House and America and everything, and now I think it’s like a house of shame.”

― Jonathan Davis

“I’m of Neil Young’s generation. Neil Young’s songs have spoken to what it’s like to be at least a white male of his generation over the years. Endlessly, he’s sung about the stuff that I really care about. He’s put into words the feelings that hit you at different transitional moments in life.”

― Jonathan Demme

“Rolling my trousers down to expose the upper part of my buttocks and having a knife pressed up and down my spine by a Russian white witch, as she murmured incantations, was certainly a new experience to cure my backache. It was surprisingly soothing.”

― Jonathan Dimbleby

“I get an incredible thrill and satisfaction from seeing somebody with Apple’s tell-tale white earbuds. But I’m constantly haunted by thoughts of, is it good enough? Is there any way we could have made it better?”

― Jonathan Ive

“Hypersegregated inner-city schools – in which one finds no more than five or ten white children, at the very most, within a student population of as many as 3,000 – are the norm, not the exception, in most northern urban areas today.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“Children are not simply commodities to be herded into line and trained for the jobs that white people who live in segregated neighborhoods have available.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“Our political establishment refuses to use the word ‘segregated.’ They call the schools diverse, which means half black, half Hispanic, and maybe two white kids and three Asians. ‘Diverse’ has become a synonym for ‘segregated.’”

― Jonathan Kozol

“In the book, I write about children in first grade who were taught to read by reading want ads. They learned to write by writing job applications. Imagine what would happen if anyone tried to do that to children in a predominantly white suburban school.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“Nationally, overwhelmingly non-white schools receive $1,000 less per pupil than overwhelmingly white schools.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“When the civil rights battle was won, all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class white people and all the blacks were still poor. Materially, not much changed.”

― Jonathan Lethem

“Every White House has had its intellectuals, but very few presidents have been intellectuals themselves – Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Woodrow Wilson, the list more or less stops there.”

― Jonathan Raban

“It’s been so long since a talented writer last occupied the White House; no wonder, then, that American writers have been among the most prominent of all the demographic groups claiming a piece of Barack Obama for themselves.”

― Jonathan Raban

“I was actually asked to do the Christmas design for the White House. I thought it would be interesting, given that it has such a rich history, to decorate around some real beautiful oversized images of the history of the White House and the history of the country.”

― Jonathan Scott

“For many, the recent disclosure of massive warrantless surveillance programs of all citizens by the Obama administration has brought back memories of George Orwell’s ‘1984.’ Another Orwell book seems more apt as the White House and its allies try to contain the scandal: ‘Animal Farm.’”

― Jonathan Turley

“White rhythm is waltzes, marches, and the polka. In Africa, rhythm is used for a celebratory groove, but white rhythm doesn’t have such an enormous vocabulary of spirits. It’s basically militant.”

― Joni Mitchell

“There is something transformative if you’re a black person cheering in a theater and turn to see a white person cheering for the same thing you are.”

― Jordan Peele

“Any time I claimed to be white, that would be unacceptable. It just doesn’t make sense in people’s minds. If I’m white, how can I walk through a department store and still have people scared that I’m going to rob them? Which, that can still happen.”

― Jordan Peele

“The new rule in American politics is that no one can make it to the White House without the Hispanic vote.”

― Jorge Ramos

“Trump seems to think he can win the White House with only the white vote. I believe that the only way to win the White House is with the Latino vote. If the Republican candidate cannot get 33 percent of it, he cannot win the White House.”

― Jorge Ramos

“Demographically speaking, young white people are not in the majority in this country; they’re in the minority. My question is, if they’re not the majority anymore, then what happens? How do things change? Or do they change at all?”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“I’ve always really wanted to make a film on what it means to be white in a country that’s getting less and less white.”

― Jose Antonio Vargas

“As I’ve said repeatedly, Republicans are very good at describing things in black and white; Democrats are very good at describing the 11 shades of gray.”

― Joseph C. Wilson

“I always enjoyed politics. I worked at the White House recently, primarily for the First Lady. Because of my experience running my travel agency, I was in charge of the files she kept on the Travel Office.”

― Joseph Force Crater

“I began my career as a physicist. And in the White House, my buddies were the people from the White House office of science and technology policy. But a lot of the people were lawyers. They like winning an argument, but science-based, evidence-based reasoning was just sort of not in their framework.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Donald Trump’s astonishing victory in the U.S. presidential election has made one thing abundantly clear: too many Americans – particularly white male Americans – feel left behind.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“My people have a country of their own to go to if they choose… Africa… but, this America belongs to them just as much as it does to any of the white race… in some ways even more so, because they gave the sweat of their brow and their blood in slavery so that many parts of America could become prosperous and recognized in the world.”

― Josephine Baker

“Let us stop saying ‘white Americans’ and ‘colored Americans,’ let us try once and for all saying… Americans. Let human beings be equal on Earth as in Heaven.”

― Josephine Baker

“I’ve been writing a lot about my encounter with love. Which is the white stag as far as songwriting is concerned because love songs are so banal, and my experience with love is anything but that.”

― Josh Tillman

“As far as I’m concerned, the stakes are always very high. Whether it’s playing at the White House or playing for a group in my own house – you know, one of those soirees I play in. Once I start playing, the stakes are somehow higher, in a way, than any of the context.”

― Joshua Bell

“This whole ‘Mondo’ thing started when I saw Jack White perform at Coachella a couple of years ago. It was like a religious set, man.”

― Joshua Ostrander

“I’m a pretty fearless person. I’m afraid of, like, creepy men in white vans and sidewalks with no streetlights. But I’m not afraid to go in front of someone and twerk on them.”

― Josie Totah

“People say I’m the white Aretha Franklin. I wish I was her.”

― Joss Stone

“London’s not a white city. So why should our catwalks be so white?”

― Jourdan Dunn

“If you are a certain kind of white conservative, especially a white male conservative, then Roger Ailes was a hero. He constructed a world in which your core beliefs and your gut instincts were, and still are, constantly validated.”

― Joy Reid

“Ailes built a Kingdom of Yes. That was his genius. He understood the id of many white conservatives – their sense of constant persecution and victimization; and their existential fears of an America whose racial makeup, sexual mores and gender roles were careening in the opposite direction of the country of their childhood.”

― Joy Reid

“To be white in America is to assume, with total self-confidence and little afterthought, the personal ownership of public spaces.”

― Joy Reid

“To be white in America is to have the confidence to say, without a second thought: this space, this neighborhood, this city, this county, this country is mine.”

― Joy Reid

“Trumpists want a return to a white, Christian America.”

― Joy Reid

“President Barack Obama read to a certain portion of white America as an unending attack on white Christian identity, centrality and cultural relevance. In their minds, he was seeking to end their right to bear arms and the right of conservatives to speak freely.”

― Joy Reid

“What White America and Black America wanted and expected from Obama were fundamentally different and opposite things.”

― Joy Reid

“The America that clings to Confederate statues and flags, and that jealously guards the social privileges white Americans have long enjoyed, form the stalwarts of Trump’s base.”

― Joy Reid

“What stalwart Republican would stop Trump from profiteering for his businesses from the White House the way he’s gamed his companies and the tax code for decades, or prevent him from letting his adult children milk their father’s position to benefit his supposed ‘blind trust?’”

― Joy Reid

“Trump’s more outre economic ideas, like repealing trade bills and implementing a massive surcharge on imports, would seem like non-starters in a Republican-led House and Senate, except when you consider a second point as a kind of syllogism: Republicans fear their angry, white electorate. Their angry, white electorate chose Donald Trump.”

― Joy Reid

“Trump’s real Achilles heel, and the thing most likely to keep him out of the White House, is his brazen contempt for women (plus his lack of impulse control and inability to stay off his Android phone).”

― Joy Reid

“Even without the euphoria of ‘yes we can,’ Hillary Clinton is to white women what Barack Obama was to African-Americans. She represents the opportunity to see a like image in the Oval Office for the first time.”

― Joy Reid

“Democrats may want working-class white Rust Belters to have good jobs at high wages with pensions and health benefits, but they can’t make them vote that way.”

― Joy Reid

“Bill Clinton had a hell of a first 24 months, even though he, like Trump, enjoyed a congressional majority. Scandal after scandal befell the White House, including the failure of Hillary Clinton-led healthcare reform. But Clinton’s scandals, from ‘filegate’ to ‘travelgate’ to a brouhaha over a haircut, were petty, personal and domestic.”

― Joy Reid

“Trump is as hollow a vessel as there has ever been in the White House. His rule lacks even a shred of moral authority.”

― Joy Reid

“For decades, the GOP has faithfully served the rich, corporations, polluters and purveyors of pure, unadulterated greed, and brought blue-collar white voters along for the ride with promises of cultural revival.”

― Joy Reid

“A pen is different from the pad, the key, moving your fingers across a screen. I like both. I like to work on sketchbooks, big old white sketch paper. I like how that feels, and I like to put different media on it. Then there’s the phone, smartphone, iPad: It’s the new page, and it’s not the same page anymore.”

― Juan Felipe Herrera

“And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life which operate today the same way as they did in the times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him, based on a similarity in Spain’s condition.”

― Juan Goytisolo

“Those days were very tough. All my teammates are white, and it was a different time. I couldn’t go out to eat with the white players; I had to wait until someone brought something out to the bus. We couldn’t stay in the same hotels.”

― Juan Marichal

“Voting is a Constitutional right. Absent any evidence of fraud, all Americans have a protected right to vote, be they rich or poor, black, Hispanic or white, people who live in a big city or in remote rural areas.”

― Juan Williams

“There is absolutely zero chance that ObamaCare will be repealed while Democrats control the Senate and President Obama is in the White House.”

― Juan Williams

“I was welcomed into some nightclubs in Chicago that no white man’s ever been in.”

― Judge Reinhold

“First. I began my career as a copy girl. and the White House coverage, for example, was in the then-Women’s section. So it was social coverage. It wasn’t news, although we often got rather startling news out of it.”

― Judith Martin

“Oftentimes, rumors burn white hot only to fizzle as fast as they ignited.”

― Judy Smith

“My experience at the White House was invaluable.”

― Judy Smith

“I think that scandal and intrigue and all of those sort of things that occur behind closed doors – whether it’s on the Hill or in the White House – people all find intriguing.”

― Judy Smith

“I try and photograph people as they are. I do not want to hide anything. I want to bring across a personality, a humanity. It is not a case of model A or model B against a white background. I am interested in the person.”

― Juergen Teller

“I had my first French meal and I never got over it. It was just marvelous. We had oysters and a lovely dry white wine. And then we had one of those lovely scalloped dishes and the lovely, creamery buttery sauce. Then we had a roast duck and I don’t know what else.”

― Julia Child

“Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action.”

― Julian Bond

“My dad was just a little trailer trash white dude that worked his tail off, didn’t have a dad. He started working at 14, didn’t get to play sports. He dedicated his life to his kids to let us live our dreams.”

― Julian Edelman

“People don’t analyze Britney Spears’ lyrics ’cause they’re so obvious, you know? And her image is so kind of blah and mainstream that who really wants to read between the lines, because it’s all so out there in front of you and boring and white bread.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“With the black and white films, one was concerned with tone.”

― Julie Harris

“We’re not going to change overnight that we have a majority of all white male leaders.”

― Julie Sweet

“The mind is like a sheet of white paper in this, that the impressions it receives the oftenest, and retains the longest, are black ones.”

― Julius Charles Hare

“We do not deride the fears of prospering white America. A nation of violence and private property has every reason to dread the violated and the deprived.”

― June Jordan

“It was a show where you were given a quote out of current events and you had to identify who said it. I was reading eight newspapers a day and had compiled a file of about 300 quotes. I really had to do my research. The White House press didn’t have to bone up on any of it.”

― June Lockhart

“He will bring us all, rich and poor, white and black, to his judgment seat.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“When I was at Hartford in Connecticut, where I lived during the war, I published several pieces which were well received, not only by those of my own colour, but by a number of the white people, who thought they might do good among their servants.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“Helen Zille, formidable leader of the Democratic Alliance, routinely vilified as representing white interests only, is trying to make sure everyone knows that the case against Zuma is strong and is trying to have it investigated in a judicial review.”

― Justin Cartwright

“America was the one territory where they didn’t release ‘Nights In White Satin’ at the time it was made. It was about three or four months later, after ‘Tuesday Afternoon,’ so I think we have a special fondness for it.”

― Justin Hayward

“As a white Australian, you’re surrounded by this vast landscape you know isn’t yours, so you’re always intimidated. You expect to vanish up a mountain or get eaten by the ground.”

― Justin Kurzel

“I had been thinking for a while about how bored and tired I was of playing straight-down-the-middle everymanish characters that have what I call white guy problems. And I missed playing characters who lacked dignity and more importantly, lacked social skills.”

― Justin Long

“It occurred to me that by naming the film itself ‘Dear White People,’ I could tap into the burgeoning meme culture as well as make a meta-commentary about the controversies within the film.”

― Justin Simien

“I remember distinctly not seeing myself. I didn’t see myself in black culture, white culture, mass culture.”

― Justin Simien

“It’s called ‘Dear White People,’ but really, it’s about these black characters and how they are involved or not involved in a racial scandal in ways that might surprise them and others, right?”

― Justin Simien

“I’ve always thought that ‘Dear White People’ should live on as a TV show, so I’ll leave it at that.”

― Justin Simien

“Daring to make films of any kind and thus invite the possibility of ridicule was an internal battle of mine for many years as I worked on the screenplay for what would become ‘Dear White People’ beginning at the end of George W. Bush’s second term.”

― Justin Simien

“I don’t doubt that straight white men have identity issues and identity complexes and struggle with defining themselves.”

― Justin Simien

“The further away you get from being a straight white man, the less freedoms you have to figure out who you are and negotiate what you mean to society.”

― Justin Simien

“There are a plethora of ways of being black, just like there’s many ways to being white.”

― Justin Simien

“I definitely have fun commenting on the real world and interpreting through the ‘Dear White People’ lens.”

― Justin Simien

“Films with predominantly white casts can come in any form, tell any story, big or small. For black films, you have the light, fluffy rom-coms or ‘Madea’ movies, and then you have the black-torture awards movie.”

― Justin Simien

“I had this chronic hyperactivity and an inability to focus, so I was forever being moved to another class, with a much smaller group of children – some of them about 18. If I was asked to read a paragraph, this white wall would go up in my head. Still now, I read very slowly and can rarely work out a tip.”

― Justin Theroux

“I used to keep my Air Jordans icy white. I had one toothbrush for my teeth – and a couple of toothbrushes for my shoes.”

― Justin Timberlake

“For the most part, it’s straight white men running these labels and publishing companies.”

― Justin Tranter

“We who grew up with ‘drop and cover’ drills know all too well what wonders science can bring us, and we like to see the guy in the white lab coat suffer a little. Or a lot.”

― Kage Baker

“I don’t believe any color in particular can bring good luck. I think it’s just a coincidence that I was introduced in white costumes. That said, the color is very soothing. So, my house is all white.”

― Kajal Aggarwal

“I’m Colombian. My family all have different complexions; some are people of color. I’ve been called every name by white people, been mocked for speaking in Spanish by white people.”

― Kali Uchis

“I, in particular, am in a confusing spot because I am Indian, but I am white, which people don’t get. So often I find myself struggling to explain my Indianness.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“The country has double standards – it’s obsessed with fair skin on one hand, but if the woman is white, she is expected to be loose-moraled.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“Once I wanted to get into films, I took my time about it because when I first got to Bombay, I gave my photos and CDs to all the production houses. But the roles that came my way were the ‘typical white girl dancing in the background’ kind of roles, which I was not too interested in, or it was advertisements.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“I got bullied so much growing up for being a different color in a majority white school.”

― Kane Brown

“I’m biracial; I didn’t know that until I was 7 or 8 years old. I thought I was full white, which, honestly, I can’t even really say because I didn’t see colors.”

― Kane Brown

“Black people can be the most conservative, the most discriminating. Especially among ourselves. It wasn’t white people who said all black men have to wear baggy jeans.”

― Kanye West

“It’s always going to be a fight for anyone who isn’t an older white man. I want to fight for anyone who doesn’t have a fight.”

― Kanye West

“Sugar crystallizes something in our American soul. It is emblematic of all industrial processes. And of the idea of becoming white. White being equated with pure and ‘true’: it takes a lot of energy to turn brown things into white things. A lot of pressure.”

― Kara Walker

“I was making big paintings with mythological themes. When I started painting black figures, the white professors were relieved, and the black students were like, ‘She’s on our side.’ These are the kinds of issues that a white male artist just doesn’t have to deal with.”

― Kara Walker

“I lived in Brooklyn from 2007 to 2012 but for the last few years have resided in Austin, Texas, where my world – especially the world of downtown – is predominantly white.”

― Karan Mahajan

“What I have is P.H. positive chronic myeloid leukemia, which is an aberration in your white blood cells.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“As a kid, I liked to write, but I didn’t think that was a viable career choice. My dream, actually, was to be a white girl rapper and join Salt-N-Pepa – which obviously was a much more viable career choice.”

― Karen Abbott

“In the sudden absence of husbands, fathers, brothers and beaus, white Southern women discovered a newfound freedom – one that simultaneously granted them more power in relationships and increased their likelihood of heartbreak.”

― Karen Abbott

“My Mt. Rushmore of hero worship would include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcus Aurelius, Frank Sinatra and Barry White.”

― Karen Duffy

“I never dreamed I would one day work at it White House.”

― Karen Hughes

“Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don’t believe too much into inspiration, only I’m waiting for inspiration, work and then inspiration may come. It’s a little too easy to say that.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“My hair is not really white; it’s kind of grayish, and I don’t like the color. So I make it totally white with Klorane dry shampoo. That is the best thing to do because my hair is always clean.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“Alinsky’s 1971 book, ‘Rules for Radicals,’ is a favorite of the Obamas. Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention. One Alinsky tactic is to ‘Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.’ That’s what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer.”

― Karl Rove

“Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy.”

― Karl Rove

“I left the White House in 2007. You know, I knew when I went there that it would be for a limited period of time. I was grateful that the average tenure of a white house senior aide is 18 to 20 months. I was there for nearly seven years.”

― Karl Rove

“I don’t even listen to hip-hop anymore. All my friends are white and over 40.”

― Karrine Steffans

“I’m very traditional. I want to have kids. I want to be – not a stay-at-home mom, but to be able to take care of my kids and have a family and cook. A white picket fence and a dog.”

― Karrueche Tran

“I think white socks are best with dope kicks, gives a nice clean look to match. Printed socks are okay but sometimes too much.”

― Karrueche Tran

“Ever since I made the short film ‘Black And White,’ which had almost no dialogues, the idea of making a silent feature film fascinated me.”

― Karthik Subbaraj

“When you cover the White House, which I’ve done on and off, it’s relatively straightforward – everything the president does is news.”

― Kasie Hunt

“The generous abundance of her passion, without guile or trickery, was like a white flame which penetrated and found response in depths of his own sensuous nature that had never yet been reached.”

― Kate Chopin

“Algorithms learn by being fed certain images, often chosen by engineers, and the system builds a model of the world based on those images. If a system is trained on photos of people who are overwhelmingly white, it will have a harder time recognizing nonwhite faces.”

― Kate Crawford

“I was a kid who loved to read. I read everything I could get my hands on. I didn’t have one favorite book. I had lots of favorite books: ‘The Borrowers’ by Mary Norton, ‘Paddington’ by Michael Bond, ‘A Little Princess’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett, ‘Stuart Little’ by EB White, ‘A Cricket in Times Square,’ all the Beverly Cleary books.”

― Kate DiCamillo

“I have white hair now, but a lot of it, and I’m still very glamorous, and so I won’t disappoint, I hope! I’ll still be wearing the tight leather trousers and high-heel boots, regardless of what age!”

― Kate O’Mara

“I could see myself in a white nurse’s uniform, working unnoticed for many years and at last dying, unknown, unmarried and unsung.”

― Kate Smith

“Britain’s passion for Christmas and huge white weddings dates from Victorian times – both were low-key celebrations before Victoria and her PR machine.”

― Kate Williams

“I’d love to paint our roof white – it’s so hot down here in Texas! – and I’d love to have a rainwater collection system to save rain runoff for later. I also love to fantasize about keeping chickens in the backyard.”

― Katherine Center

“I had white hair when I was 19. I think bleach can be addictive, and before long, you’ve gone too far with it and can’t tell you’ve got a problem. It was over-processed and genuinely crispy, but I thought I looked amazing.”

― Katherine Ryan

“Most people feel weird about white heels, but I love them and wear them with everything, especially when I need to mix up an all-black outfit.”

― Katherine Schwarzenegger

“My favorite was the one about ‘Snow White’. Those funky little guys with the beards. The poisonous apple. And that cool mirror the evil stepmother used to talk to. You know, she’d ask it all these questions: Who’s the nicest? Who’s the sweetest… Who’s the fairest of them all? And for a while, everything was hunky-dory.”

― Kathi Appelt

“Poverty is everyone’s problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty.”

― Kathleen Blanco

“Your white uniform as a black domestic was your ticket anywhere in town.”

― Kathryn Stockett

“I grew up in the 1970s, but I don’t think a whole lot had changed from the ’60s. Oh, it had changed in the law books – but not in the kitchens of white homes.”

― Kathryn Stockett

“Demetrie came to wait on my grandmother in 1955 and stayed for 32 years. It was common, in Mississippi, to have a black domestic cleaning the kitchen, cooking the meals, looking after the white children.”

― Kathryn Stockett

“That white uniform was her ‘pass’ to get into white places with us – the grocery store, the state fair, the movies. Even though this was the 70s and the segregation laws had changed, the ‘rules’ had not.”

― Kathryn Stockett

“I think if you’re president, color goes away completely: you’re president and it doesn’t matter if you’re white, green or purple.”

― Kathryn Stockett

“The best thing about summer entertaining is it doesn’t have to be fancy – and you can eat outdoors. You can use a tablecloth or just a piece of fabric you love. You can’t go wrong with white candles; put them in jars or hurricane vases.”

― Katie Lee

“My friend once sculpted me a bust of Admiral Ackbar from ‘Star Wars.’ He’s my favourite character in the films after Han Solo. He’s that goldfish-type alien in the white costume. ‘It’s a trap!’ I’m a big geek.”

― Katie McGrath

“The pay gap is a myth, and the pay gap is something that the White House used in 2012 to get Barack Obama elected. It’s something obviously that Terry McAuliffe used to get himself elected, and it plays on this idea that women are somehow discriminated against in the workplace and that they’re not paid the same amount as men.”

― Katie Pavlich

“Democrats didn’t just lose the 2016 presidential election, they lost seats across the country at every level of government under Obama’s tenure in the White House.”

― Katie Pavlich

“In the wake of a Trump victory, the Democratic Party is tacking to the left in an attempt to harness the populist message that put Trump in the White House.”

― Katie Pavlich

“Amazing how the White House, celebrities and gun control groups happen to repeatedly push for new initiatives in an organized fashion at the same time.”

― Katie Pavlich

“Theatre is an exclusive place that tends to be dominated by white men, or dying white men.”

― Katori Hall

“I went to Northwestern. I bleed purple and white.”

― Katrina Adams

“I’ve always been an outsider. I think, being in the White House press corps, it’s difficult to do the sort of journalism that I would want to do.”

― Katy Tur

“Jay White has a great chance to make his name off of me. But I’m not going to make that easy.”

― Kazuchika Okada

“What is it to be white? It does mean something to be Norwegian. It means something to be Polish or German or Spanish. But ‘white’ is simply a catchall for ‘light-skinned person.’ It doesn’t really mean anything.”

― Keith Ellison

“You didn’t know whether Chuck Berry was black or white – it was not a concern.”

― Keith Richards

“In Maryland, I didn’t grow up around poor white people. Where I grew up, the white people were middle class or upper-middle class. It’s interesting how screwed up it is in reality, because most people who receive assistance from the government are white, but not in my head or in my experience.”

― Kelela

“I’m pushing back against the white, misogynistic, heterosexual establishment in the music industry. Like, literally, in all its forms.”

― Kelela

“I’m finding out what part of punk culture or white indie culture I actually still want to hold onto – What are the values? What are the contributions that I actually like? – and it not coming from a place of desperation or wanting to be embraced or wanting approval, essentially.”

― Kelela

“Music in the U.K. is not racialised in the same way as it is in the U.S. In the U.S.. it’s more rigid and conservative. And white people in the U.K. have more close proximity with black people and people of colour in general.”

― Kelela

“I look at that person and I’m like, That’s not Kelli White. That’s not who I am, who I started out to be.”

― Kelli White

“It’s funny that all these goths paint their faces with such white make-up and that is the actual colour of my skin, I am that pale!”

― Kelly Osbourne

“The tobacco markets I worked in were segregated. If you went to the bathroom, there was ‘White,’ there was ‘Colored,’ and there was ‘Other.’ I grew up in that.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“After ‘The White Shadow’ was over, I did some more work, but then I wound up taking a year off to teach at Harvard. It afforded me the chance to have a variegated career – a very interesting one.”

― Ken Howard

“Dana White hides behind a microphone and behind a TV camera and spouts off and calls people names because he doesn’t like their opinion.”

― Ken Shamrock

“In all my days of schooling, from preschool all the way up to 12th grade, there was not one white person in my class. Literally zero.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“Light-skinned privilege is largely through a white lens. It is exploited by oppressive forces… It was always a facade.”

― Kendrick Sampson

“They don’t always use dwarfs, unfortunately. They shouldn’t be allowed to do that! How dare they do ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ and not have dwarfs!”

― Kenny Baker

“No civil rights movement has gotten anywhere without the help of white liberals.”

― Kenya Barris

“If Adam Sandler does a bad movie, he doesn’t bring down the whole white race. But if Tyler Perry does, it’s like, ‘See what you guys do?’ and that type of thing.”

― Kenya Barris

“I’ve been on predominantly ‘white’ shows before, and I had also been on predominantly ‘black’ shows. I would complain that when I was on a white show, they would only hire me because there was a black character or they needed a black voice. But then I would be mad if they went and hired a white dude in my position.”

― Kenya Barris

“I’ve never seen Ralph Lauren, Rick Owens, or Raf Simons described as white designers. They are just designers.”

― Kerby Jean-Raymond

“Progress has always been understood to be driven by exceptional white men. Whether it’s the military victories we’ve achieved, the philosophical foundations that are the underpinnings of the nation, or our economic ingenuity, all this has been articulated through narratives of exceptional white men.”

― Kerry James Marshall

“If I go to the museum and see white bodies, black bodies, Asian bodies, Latino bodies, then I will expect to see those things every time I go. That matters a lot.”

― Kerry James Marshall

“I have been a stalwart advocate for the legacy of Charles White. I have said it so often, it could go without saying. I have always believed that his work should be seen wherever great pictures are collected and made available to art-loving audiences.”

― Kerry James Marshall

“The U.S. was founded as a white supremacist nation; that’s just what it is.”

― Kerry James Marshall

“When I go to the movies, I’m expected to identify with all of the characters, and most of them are white. But when you put a black character in there, somehow the white audience isn’t expected to identify with them. That’s a problem.”

― Kerry James Marshall

“For black people, everything we do has to be ratified and endorsed by a power structure that is white. And that reinforces a kind of racial hierarchy where whiteness is the privileged position to be in, and ethnicity is problematic.”

― Kerry James Marshall

“I wanted to do something heroic if I was going to be on TV. And the first thing that appeals to me once I have decided I don’t want to be the bad guy is to find things that are not black and white.”

― Kevin Bacon

“Don DeLillo’s ‘White Noise,’ which I read when I was 19. It showed me that a book can be funny as hell and deadly serious.”

― Kevin Barry

“I don’t like to move abstract theoretical policies that, on a white paper, sound good. If I wanted to do that, I’d be a professor.”

― Kevin de Leon

“We were taught in school, and I was taught at home and in church, that blacks and whites were equal and we should not discriminate based on skin color, even if my school was almost entirely white.”

― Kevin DeYoung

“I used to live with my grandmother. I used to wonder why the other kids in school went home with their mothers and fathers. I wanted to be the guy that got married. I wanted to be the guy with the children and the white picket fence. I never had that.”

― Kevin Gates

“Here’s the thing. We do a movie with a predominantly black cast, and it’s put in a category of being a black film. When other movies are done with a predominantly white cast, we don’t call them a white film. I’m trying to remove the stigma off things they call black films.”

― Kevin Hart

“I love soft-cotton white T-shirts.”

― Kevin Hart

“When I’m writing the text for a book like ‘Little White Rabbit,’ I read it aloud, alone, in my studio, again and again and again – because the rhythm has to be exactly right. After I get my manuscript to the point where I think it is perfect, I begin to think about what I want the art to look like.”

― Kevin Henkes

“I was tagged early as the prototypical white player, the guy with the intangibles – the smart player, the guy who did all the right things.”

― Kevin Love

“I don’t enjoy living in a white box flooded with light. I like shadows, small spaces, old furniture.”

― Kevin McCloud

“My worst fashion faux pas: probably orange shoes with white pants. I thought I looked spectacular.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“You cannot have companies where many of the largest ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag, and IBM is the most recent example of that.”

― Kevin Rollins

“I’m Armenian, but I’m very fair and I look white… I would always get such hate about it.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“I was the little white kid who rocked the turntables.”

― Kid Rock

“That’s why I called my record Devil Without a Cause – I’m a white boy who’s so sick of hearing that white kids are going to steal rap.”

― Kid Rock

“I like to make music, I like rap music. Even if I’m white, I support that music. If I want to support it or any other white kid wants to support it more power to them.”

― Kid Rock

“Rock ‘n’ roll is much easier if you’re white.”

― Kid Rock

“You can’t argue that hip-hop rots away the moral character of kids or rots their brain and still see middle-class white kids going to college who are listening to hip-hop. Going on to become healthy adults listening to hip-hop.”

― Killer Mike

“I think it’s because it was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in black and white. Colour is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn’t necessarily reach the heart.”

― Kim Hunter

“I think it would be so much fun to be in the White House.”

― Kim Kardashian

“White is actually one of my favorite colors. I have a white car. I love white.”

― Kim Kardashian

“Handwritten political posters – often composed in an artless and unadorned style, usually just words on plain white paper – were ubiquitous in South Korea in the 1970s and 1980s and were one of the few outlets available for expressing political views. Most posters were anonymous and put up under the cover of night.”

― Kim Young-ha

“Sexism isn’t a one-size-fits-all phenomenon. It doesn’t happen to black and white women the same way.”

― Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

“When people talked about O.J. Simpson being race-neutral, that was a race card. It just meant we don’t think of him as black. But race-neutral is just like flesh-tone Band-aids. It’s not neutral; it’s white.”

― Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

“Feminists must denounce the use of white insecurity – whether in relation to white womanhood, white neighborhoods, white politics, or white wealth – to justify the brutal assaults against black people of all genders.”

― Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

“I think that the same kind of openness and fluidity and willingness to interrogate power that we, as feminists, expect from men in alliance on questions of class should also be the expectation that women of colour can rely upon with our white feminist allies.”

― Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

“Black girls are punished, many times violently so, for questioning and challenging authority, which is something that is often celebrated and encouraged as a sign of intelligence and critical thinking in white boys.”

― Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

“As the coding movement continues to grow, the common narrative of the white male geek as the predominant influencer on geek culture will erode.”

― Kimberly Bryant

“I think it’s very insulting to say, ‘White people don’t understand.’ What are you talking about? You’re part of the problem then if you’re… speaking and labeling all white people, saying they don’t understand the issue or saying they can’t relate. That’s really not giving people much credit, is it?”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“I really loved to sing all the time, and I was constantly entertaining. Finally, my dad saw an article in the local newspaper in Phoenix, and it was for a children’s theater, an audition for ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.’”

― Kimiko Glenn

“Both Kennedy and Obama exuded a dash of glamour in their roles as commander-in-chief and became the darlings of Hollywood. As president, each brought to the White House a fashionable and accomplished First Lady, two adorable young children and scene-stealing pets.”

― Kitty Kelley

“Most historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the most important man to ever occupy the White House because he abolished slavery and kept the states united through a bloody civil war.”

― Kitty Kelley

“John F. Kennedy brought style and charisma to the White House and a first family that captivated the country: a handsome, witty president, an elegant first lady, and two adorable young children.”

― Kitty Kelley

“Because, also the world of showbiz is not just black and white, good and bad.”

― Klaus Schulze

“If I grew up, you know, in the ghetto, like, and I wasn’t taught any other way to talk or a way to act or other food to eat or just like anything like that, like, when I’m I supposed to do? You know, like, is there a class I’m supposed to take to learn how to be white, you know?”

― Kreayshawn

“I remember having a lot of Josh White albums. Johnny Cash. Elvis. I loved the Coasters.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“There’s this perception of D.C. as a boring town run by old white men, but in reality, there are incredibly young people in charge of really important things.”

― Kristin Gore

“We are all somewhere or the other a little grey, not black and white. We have our imperfections.”

― Kriti Sanon

“Who would want to get back together with Taylor Swift after having dated her? I’m sure dating her is like talking to a white sheet of paper with a little bit of vanilla ice cream on it that doesn’t say anything.”

― Kurt Braunohler

“I remember seeing Tony Bennett on television. He was the only guy in the orchestra who was wearing a white tux, and I thought, ‘That would be good. To be the only man on stage in a white jacket.’”

― Kurt Elling

“’Sons’ was about working class white guys. And even though I didn’t grow up in a motorcycle club, I grew up in a working-class, white-guy neighborhood.”

― Kurt Sutter

“I grew up really kind of mixed up. I lived with my white grandparents and mom and got made fun of a lot because I talked like her.”

― Kyle

“’College Road Trip’ is colorless. It’s not a black film. It’s not a white film.”

― Kym Whitley

“Shaker Heights, Ohio is a predominately white neighborhood. It was when I moved in, and it still is.”

― Kym Whitley

“We always do a white elephant gift exchange on Christmas Eve, but my mom always gets really nice gifts for it. And we hang out in our PJs on Christmas Day.”

― Lacey Chabert

“One of my favorite stories is, I got fired off ‘Bionic Woman’ in part because I was told that I don’t know how to write women, and they promptly replaced me with a guy. What I find lovely about the story is how unaware the white dude who said that to me was when he said it.”

― Laeta Kalogridis

“We do all the appropriating. They do not do any of it down at the White House. They send a budget up here, and we don’t have to pay any attention it to at all. We do what we want to do.”

― Lamar Alexander

“I think screenwriters, I think editors in the cutting room – they have a lot of responsibility that we don’t think about, but they could cut the coverage of an Asian person to focus on a white person because, unknowingly, they think that white person has more to say or is more interesting.”

― Lana Condor

“People in Hollywood defer to what they know, which is a white lead, particularly in romantic comedies.”

― Lana Condor

“I loved ‘White Christmas’ for the music aspect. I was into musical theater.”

― Lana Parrilla

“I guess my favorite artists are The White Stripes or Tom Waits. The more theatrical the music is, the more I get into it. I also like the quieter folk music, that kind of old-school rockabilly or country. I’m not really picky when it comes to music, as long as it’s honest.”

― Landon Liboiron

“Even the ‘Negro’ shows like ‘Amos and Andy’ and ‘Beulah’ are written largely by white writers – the better to preserve the stereotypes, I imagine.”

― Langston Hughes

“Without going outside his race, and even among the better classes with their ‘white’ culture and conscious American manners, but still Negro enough to be different, there is sufficient matter to furnish a black artist with a lifetime of creative work.”

― Langston Hughes

“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.”

― Lao Tzu

“A pocket square must always – always – be white and a bit wild. If it is too prepared, it is tacky.”

― Lapo Elkann

“The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.”

― Larry Bird

“We’re the first not-white family to ever live in the governor’s mansion. My son-in-law is Puerto Rican. I have a beautiful little granddaughter who is half Korean and half Latina. I’m the only white guy in the house.”

― Larry Hogan

“We didn’t exist. Ronald Reagan didn’t say the word ‘AIDS’ until 1987. I’ve tried desperately to get a meeting in the White House; Gay Men’s Health Crisis is already an established organization. I have a certain presence.”

― Larry Kramer

“Remember, MTV would only show white videos for a long time. Can you imagine that? That was the ’80s when that happened. It’s hard to even think of that now, you know?”

― Larry Wilmore

“There’s something about a new family moving into the White House that’s kind of interesting, even if you didn’t vote for them.”

― Larry Wilmore

“My white counterparts are always pushing the line, and they are fearless, so why can’t I do that, too?”

― Larry Wilmore

“If I’m just at the White House, I have meetings in my office, I sign letters, I plan different things. Late in the afternoon, I’ll quit working and wait for my husband to get home.”

― Laura Bush

“The enormous lake stretched flat and smooth and white all the way to the edge of the gray sky. Wagon tracks went away across it, so far that you could not see where they went; they ended in nothing at all.”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“So Pa sold the little house. He sold the cow and calf. He made hickory bows and fastened them upright to the wagon box. Ma helped him stretch white canvas over them.”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“When you’re the victim of the behavior, it’s black and white; when you’re the perpetrator, there are a million shades of gray.”

― Laura Schlessinger

“I’ve had a somewhat typical experience in that many of the contemporary writers I was exposed to early on were white and often male.”

― Laura van den Berg

“In my final year at Bristol University, I wrote a play called ‘White Feathers.’ It was produced in the studio theatre at the students’ union in early 1999, when I was 21. It’s 100 pages long: a very traditional play, with an interval, about deserters in the First World War.”

― Laura Wade

“I do remember being teased by my cousins on my mom’s side for not being black enough. And then I’d spend the summer with my dad and be sent to all white summer camps where I was ‘that black girl.’”

― Lauren London

“It only takes two seconds of your life to say, ‘I don’t agree with white supremacy. I don’t agree with homophobia.’”

― Lauren Mayberry

“If I were black, I could say I’m proud. If I were Asian, I could say I’m proud. If I were any other ethnicity, I could say I’m proud, because that’s how our culture is, but if I’m white and I say I’m proud, the media will go nuts.”

― Lauren Southern

“I’m happy with being white. I’m fine with being white. I feel zero shame whatsoever in being white.”

― Lauren Southern

“When kids would say ‘Ching Chong Chinaman,’ I thought they were talking to someone behind me. I used to think I was a white Jewish girl named Rebecca or Rachel.”

― Lauren Tom

“I was born in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1948 but grew up in a black neighborhood. During elementary and middle school, I commuted to a bilingual school in Chinatown. So I did not confront white American culture until high school.”

― Laurence Yep

“I don’t think that being Hispanic, being black, being white – I don’t think that limits you to anything. I think everyone should just go for what they want.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“It’s true that French are not very sophisticated in the sense that they don’t dress up for dinners. They are not like Americans, where they are always perfect – the girls are not very sporty; they don’t take care of themselves as much as Americans, who always have very white teeth and are so fit.”

― Lea Seydoux

“Jesus ain’t American, you know what I mean? And there is gonna be more people in Heaven who don’t speak English and are not white when we get there.”

― Lecrae

“I don’t feel any sense of prioritizing white evangelicalism.”

― Lecrae

“Every African-American I know has two faces. There’s the face that we have for ourselves and the face we put on for white America for the places we have to get to.”

― Lee Daniels

“I drank from colored water fountains and from the white water fountain just to see what it was like when I was a kid. What shocks me is that these kids today don’t realize that this happened in many of our lifetimes.”

― Lee Daniels

“When I pull my white Range Rover into disabled parking bays, the abuse that I get until I actually get out on my crutches is phenomenal, because people presume that you couldn’t possibly be disabled and reverse a white Range Rover into that parking space.”

― Lee Pearson

“When I look back on my life, it seems nearly everything of interest happened in little more than one decade – dramas, tragedies, major events, pleasures, my close friendships with artists and political figures, the lovely places where I lived in England and New York, the trips to Europe, visits at the White House.”

― Lee Radziwill

“If only I could find a guy who wasn’t in his 70s to talk to me about white cranes, I’d be madly in love.”

― Leelee Sobieski

“I grew up in Morocco. I was born a Muslim, and, every year, I celebrated Christmas in a big white house in the country, halfway between Meknes and Fez.”

― Leila Slimani

“I’m a suspicious mulatto, which means I’m too black to be white and too white to be doing it right.”

― Lemon Andersen

“I worked in Tesco’s staff canteen because I fancied a boy on the tills. I served him his lunch in a hairnet and tan tights. Not just that, of course – I had a lovely white onesie.”

― Lena Headey

“I’d like to play Walter White, but I guess that’s been done.”

― Lena Headey

“I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.”

― Lena Horne

“Even white people are tired of watching white people’s shows.”

― Lena Waithe

“I don’t want to be white. I don’t want to be straight. I don’t want to blend in.”

― Lena Waithe

“I’m not asking for there to be all black writer’s rooms or all Asian writer’s rooms, or all white – I want them all to be diverse. When it’s diverse, you’re going to have a completely different dynamic. Everybody feels othered. Nobody feels like they’ve got the upper hand.”

― Lena Waithe

“If I were white, I’d get less criticism.”

― Lenny Kravitz

“I was the only one at stage school who wasn’t white.”

― Leona Lewis

“Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white… to highlight that contrast.”

― Leonard Nimoy

“What Bill Clinton did to us was cruel. The White House gave my attorneys indications that there was a good chance for my clemency to be granted. I had to prepare myself for being released because there was no sign that my petition would be denied.”

― Leonard Peltier

“A great white jumped into my cage when I was diving in South Africa. Half its body was in the cage, and it was snapping at me.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“I’ve been to the White House and had Hilary Clinton push through the crowd to come and meet me. Chelsea Clinton, too.”

― Lesley Nicol

“Like any director working today, I started out when somebody took a shot at hiring me. It’s how we all start out – male, female, white or minority.”

― Lesli Linka Glatter

“We’ve heard the excuses from those responsible for hiring that they don’t want to take a chance on a new director. But the truth is that the industry hires new directors all the time; it’s just that most of them are white males.”

― Lesli Linka Glatter

“A bride is a bride the first time around. The white dress and the white veil are symbolic. So many people are breaking the rules that people don’t know what the rules are.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“Writers on etiquette receive a continuous flow of questions on subjects such as ‘When is it too early in the season to wear white accessories?’ and ‘What is the proper gift to send to a family in mourning?’”

― Letitia Baldrige

“To have people to the White House and worry about the price of things is laughable.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“To me, it’s the White House and always will be.”

― Lew Wasserman

“When I was 13, I went on ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ I auditioned. I sang a cover of a song called ‘White Blank Page’ by Mumford & Sons.”

― Lewis Capaldi

“Why is it when we see a white guy, we automatically think, ‘Let’s turn this dude into a star?’”

― Lexi Alexander

“When 93 percent of our stories are told by white men, it’s an issue. And if those white men go on and tell the stories the way they see their world, which is all white, then it’s an even bigger problem.”

― Lexi Alexander

“Movies and TV are America’s No. 1 export. So if our No. 1 export is all male, all white, then there’s only one point of view. And I just think it’s really important that as Americans – I’m a new American, but I am an American – that we don’t portray ourselves to the world so one-sided and exclusive.”

― Lexi Alexander

“While I was able to pass as white as soon as I came to America, this was not really possible while I was growing up, as it was pretty obvious that I wasn’t ‘all German.’ So my privilege was that in America, I could conveniently withhold one of my bloodlines and avoid racism and discrimination. That is not a privilege most people of color have.”

― Lexi Alexander

“People see a ‘South Park’ episode, and there’s racially insensitive jokes – nobody bats an eye because they’re expecting that in that context. In hip-hop, they don’t expect that kind of thing because it’s a white person in a predominantly black world.”

― Lil Dicky

“To be able to say, ‘I’m going to be Snow White’ – it’s crazy. It’s an honor.”

― Lily Collins

“The first Disney movie I saw I think was ‘Snow White.’ I loved all the Disney princess movies.”

― Lily James

“The reason ‘Hamilton’ works is because there is no distance between that story that happened 200-some-odd years ago and now, because it looks like America now. It helps create a connection that wouldn’t have been there if it was 20 white guys on stage.”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

“In ‘Hamilton,’ we’re telling the stories of old, dead white men, but we’re using actors of color, and that makes the story more immediate and more accessible to a contemporary audience.”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

“When I was asked to do a song from ‘In the Heights’ at the White House in 2009, I chose instead to do ‘Alexander Hamilton’ because I felt like I was meeting a moment.”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights, and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence.”

― Linda Chavez

“For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners learned to despise black people.”

― Linda Chavez

“Before they became Americans, most white inhabitants of the 13 colonies considered themselves British. It was predictable, therefore, that they would lust after empire, because this was exactly what their counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic also did.”

― Linda Colley

“In the 16th and 17th centuries, most people in Britain lived in small village communities. They knew all their neighbours. They dressed alike, and almost all were white. The vast majority belonged to the same religion and spoke much the same language.”

― Linda Colley

“America’s soldiery, like its war dead, comes disproportionately from its southern states and from its aspiring poor – both white and black.”

― Linda Colley

“As Ronald Reagan demonstrated, it is still possible to progress if not from a log cabin at least from obscurity to the White House. It is also rare.”

― Linda Colley

“A black entrepreneur has to be equally if not more prepared than a white to get his fair share of loan money.”

― Linda Johnson Rice

“Can we be against anti-Semitism and understand that it’s at the root of white supremacy? So you can’t tell me to combat anti-Semitism if you’re not ready to join me and tell me, ‘Let’s end white nationalism and white supremacy,’ which is really the real threat on all Americans.”

― Linda Sarsour

“We will not be silenced by Blue Lives Matter, by white supremacists, by neo-Nazis, or right-wing Zionists.”

― Linda Sarsour

“We at the Women’s March tried intersectionality, and we were the group that said we’re going to do it right, and we’re going to defy our women-of-color elders who told us, ‘We did this with the white woman before, and it doesn’t work.’”

― Linda Sarsour

“Being transgender, like being gay, tall, short, white, black, male, or female, is another part of the human condition that makes each individual unique, and something over which we have no control. We are who we are in the deepest recesses of our minds, hearts and identities.”

― Linda Thompson

“There is no method by which an average citizen can effectively fight the White House in the media.”

― Linda Tripp

“When I was a kid, and Elvis Presley broke through to a middle class, white audience, it was a sociological phenomenon that lasted through the Beatles and even a bit through Fleetwood Mac.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“Hey, I’m a good software engineer, but I’m not exactly known for my fashion sense. White socks and sandals don’t translate to ‘good design sense’.”

― Linus Torvalds

“Black and white players hadn’t appeared together in public before Teddy Wilson and I began working with B.G.”

― Lionel Hampton

“During the protracted tooth-and-nail tussle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries, I was one of those fierce partisans desperate for the first black candidate with a serious shot at the White House to win the nomination.”

― Lionel Shriver

“Three months before he died, I began to steal things from my father’s house. I wandered around barefoot and slipped objects into my pockets. I took blush, toothpaste, two chipped finger bowls in celadon blue, a bottle of nail polish, a pair of worn patent-leather ballet slippers, and four faded white pillowcases the color of old teeth.”

― Lisa Brennan-Jobs

“Ever since ‘Single White Female,’ the 1990 novel which was turned into a supremely scary film, the idea of a seemingly normal woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants has become an abiding literary trope.”

― Lisa Jewell

“Shirley MacLaine said, You’re so funny, then gave me a hug. Everything went white. I couldn’t hear, I couldn’t see. I thought I was going to pass out.”

― Lisa Kudrow

“Betty White is so old that on her first game show ever, the prize was fire.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“There’s so much grey to every story – nothing is so black and white.”

― Lisa Ling

“Whether it was his ability to turn around the Massachusetts economy or turn around businesses in the private sector, Mitt Romney has demonstrated the leadership that we need in the White House to get the country on the right track.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“My abiding childhood memory is watching my uncle perform to thousands in Madison Square Garden. He wore a white suit and came down from the ceiling on a rope, and the crowd went crazy.”

― Little Louie Vega

“I want to be known for what I am, black and white, because I’m proud of both.”

― Logic

“I’m proud to be black and white and look the way I look. I’m proud to not speak down on women or glorify things that are unimportant.”

― Logic

“You know, when you get the White House operator and they say, ‘Just a moment for the president of the United States,’ that’s a pretty heady moment.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“I like quinoa and brown rice, and I try to do that over a lot of white flour bread, even though I love that kind of bread.”

― Lori Loughlin

“I notice a difference in my body, in my energy, and physically in how I look. When I do have the white bread, the white flour, I just feel puffier and doughier. So I do try to be mindful of having protein and vegetables and a clean diet, really for my energy.”

― Lori Loughlin

“If you make a strange, eccentric record – like the Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light/White Heat’ – it takes on its own mood because it’s less about a shrewd marketing plan; it’s more about an individual emotion.”

― Lou Barlow

“White people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet.”

― Louis Farrakhan

“Could it be that my circle is largely black and that it is why I am influential in black circles but not in white circles?”

― Louis Farrakhan

“I was always told that I’d have to do a movie with a white guy in order to get the money. That’s the way it was. That made me feel that I should have chosen some other profession, so I could have gotten my just deserts.”

― Louis Gossett, Jr.

“I remember my fourth grade teacher reading ‘Charlotte’s Web’ and ‘Stuart Little’ to us – both, of course, by E. B. White. His stories were genuinely funny, thought provoking and full of irony and charm. He didn’t condescend to his readers, which was why I liked his books, and why I wasn’t a big reader of other children’s’ books.”

― Louis Sachar

“In west London where I live, white people are a minority. In the area I am in, which is the borough of Brent, whites are less than 50%.”

― Louis Theroux

“I grew up with the classics. My mom and I would sit and watch ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and ‘White Christmas’ – those kind of movies.”

― Lucas Grabeel

“But little white lies here and there is human nature. Everybody does that.”

― Lucy Hale

“During grade school, we moved to a white, working-class suburb in San Diego, and there were no Mexicans.”

― Luis Alberto Urrea

“The GOP can’t even envision winning the White House if we lose a significant percentage of the Hispanic vote.”

― Luis Fortuno

“On Tuesday 26 July 2011, I was arrested in front of the White House along with a dozen other pro-immigrant advocates and clergy. We sat down on the sidewalk in front of the White House with a banner that read ‘One Million Deported Under President Obama’ and refused to move when the police ordered us to.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“I was arrested twice in demonstrations in front of the Obama White House in the push for DACA.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“London is such a great place, and at White Hart Lane, I feel just like home.”

― Luka Modric

“I used to take my car and go down to the South Island for five or six days and climb glaciers and jump out of planes and jump off bridges and go white water rafting – a bit of thrill-seeking.”

― Luke Evans

“There’s a reason why the cultures of so many Chinatowns around the world in some ways are more Chinese. They’ve held onto older Chinese rituals, traditions, and symbols in ways that, if you go back to China today, they’re not holding on to. They’re getting married in white dresses and in churches.”

― Lulu Wang

“I pay my taxes, but I’ve never voted and I never will vote as long as the system works the way it does. Even when Obama was running, I wanted to see a woman run! I’d rather see a woman in the White House as opposed to Obama.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“The most glaring aspect of white privilege is that when someone is described neutrally – without indicating color or ethnicity – more often than not, people will assume that the person is white. That assumption indicates an uncomfortable truth: in our society, whiteness determines humanity.”

― Luvvie Ajayi

“I’ve always wondered: is there really any access to the White House?”

― Lydia Millet

“I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth.”

― Lynda Barry

“By and large, the theatre establishment is run by a white majority.”

― Lynn Nottage

“If you’re looking at the people who head the institutions, there are very few African Americans or people of colour. I’m talking about the major theatres that position themselves as serving all audiences. What you find is, by and large, people who are shaping what we see, and the people who are the tastemakers are white.”

― Lynn Nottage

“I think if you are a black person or an Hispanic person, you are not as fond of Rudolph Giuliani as you are if you happen to be a white person. Because he has trampled on people’s civil rights.”

― Lynn Samuels

“White folks hear the blues come out, but they don’t know how it got there.”

― Ma Rainey

“In China, we had some buildings that looked like the White House or wine bottles. All they seemed to represent was bad taste.”

― Ma Yansong

“In Bosnia, the case was there were white, blond-haired, blue-eyed Muslims who were being slaughtered and identified as Muslims. That really touched me.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“Growing up, I was confused about my identity: I felt like I wasn’t black enough to be black, but not white enough to be white.”

― Mabel

“I’m not one of those acts where it’s, like, this mainstream person, where the average white kid at Harvard University is like, ‘It’s educational tonight. Let’s all go out there and spend Dad’s money.’”

― Machine Gun Kelly

“I’m not just a great white rapper. I’m a great rapper.”

― Machine Gun Kelly

“What this White House really needs is a chief of staff who can read Machiavelli in the original Italian.”

― Mack McLarty

“As a viewer, I’m personally less interested in the damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams and more interested in maybe an underdog figuring out how they’re going to survive in a world that doesn’t necessarily invite them in.”

― Mackenzie Davis

“The question is, What type of human do I want to be? How do I want to use my platform? Do I want to be safe, under the umbrella of my white privilege? Or do I want to push back and resist?”

― Macklemore

“It’s easier, as a white person, to be silent about racial injustice. It’s easier. On paper. But it’s not easier on the whole, because injustice affects all of us, whether we know it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not.”

― Macklemore

“I think that, as a white person stepping into doing any sort of anti-systematic-racism type of work, asking yourself, ‘What is your intention?’ needs to happen on a consistent basis. Check yourself. Check yourself. Check yourself, like, constantly.”

― Macklemore

“I always have my Biore strips because they’re fun. I always have Crest White Strips. I always have lip balm, and I’ll bring concealer with me.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“Most often, qualifications are defined by the credentials of the person who last held the job. If that is to continue to be the litmus test, white males will continue to be the top choice on any list, if the interviewer is also a white male.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“It’s time for women to wake up, to use the power of the vote, to honor the suffragists who chained themselves to the White House fence so that women could vote.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“Poor privileged white men. Their stranglehold on power is slowly being loosened.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“I don’t really identify myself as white or African-American. I’m just me. I’m Madison.”

― Madison Keys

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

― Mae West

“The problem is Silicon Valley, which is an amazing ecosystem, also ends up being an amazing bubble, with white guys talking to white guys about white-guy problems. So it’s great, but you kind of miss a lot of things around you.”

― Maelle Gavet

“The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution.”

― Maggie Gallagher

“Expanding traditional energy sources like large-scale hydropower does not mean just accepting what Northern Pass has put on the table, and no one should accept Northern Pass’s assertion that the only way for New England to access Canadian hydropower is to trade away the majestic beauty of the White Mountains.”

― Maggie Hassan

“In a culture defined by shades of gray, I think the absolute black and white choices in dark young adult novels are incredibly satisfying for readers.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

“Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don’t talk skin to me.”

― Mahalia Jackson

“I think it’s important for people of colour to have similar opportunities to white people; that’s what is most important.”

― Mahershala Ali

“Then, all of a sudden, here I am in the Press Room in the White House and walking in with the guards, who handed me three little pieces of paper asking me to send pictures to the guards at the White House.”

― Majel Barrett

“In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends.”

― Major Taylor

“So with the end of the Cold War, it became increasingly obvious that there was no basis upon which any decision was being made, not in the White House, and certainly because of that, not in the Congress.”

― Malcolm Wallop

“The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.”

― Malcolm X

“The White man pays Reverend Martin Luther King so that Martin Luther King can keep the Negro defenseless.”

― Malcolm X

“For me, my ‘X’ replaced the white slave master name of ‘Little’ which some blue-eyed devil named Little had imposed on my parental forebears.”

― Malcolm X

“The goal of Dr. Martin Luther King is to give Negroes a chance to sit in a segregated restaurant beside the same white man who had brutalized them for 400 years.”

― Malcolm X

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad says that we should be separate, all right, but in this separate state or separate existence, the black man should be given the opportunity and the incentive to do for himself what the white man has done for himself.”

― Malcolm X

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that God, now, is about to establish a kingdom on this earth, based upon brotherhood and peace. And the white man is against brotherhood, and the white man is against peace.”

― Malcolm X

“The true Islam has shown me that a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites make blanket indictments against blacks.”

― Malcolm X

“History proves that the white man is a devil.”

― Malcolm X

“In the Muslim world, I had seen that men with white complexions were more genuinely brotherly than anyone else had ever been. That… was the start of a radical alteration in my whole outlook about ‘white men.’”

― Malcolm X

“White America is in the minority.”

― Malcolm X

“Nobody should teach the black man in America to turn the other cheek, unless someone is teaching the white man in America to turn the other cheek.”

― Malcolm X

“The white man, in his press, is going to identify me with ‘hate.’”

― Malcolm X

“Any anxieties publishers have about putting a child on the front cover of a book who isn’t white is very old fashioned.”

― Malorie Blackman

“For our white members, voting is something they have done for hundreds of years. But for us, it is not such a traumatic thing, because we have never participated in an election.”

― Mangosuthu Buthelezi

“By dismantling the narrow politics of racial identity and selective self-interest, by going beyond ‘black’ and ‘white,’ we may construct new values, new institutions and new visions of an America beyond traditional racial categories and racial oppression.”

― Manning Marable

“Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films. But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market.”

― Marc Davis

“Yes, the first job I had at the studio was Snow White. I don’t like the term particularly, but I got stuck with the human characters. They just didn’t have that many people who could draw humans.”

― Marc Davis

“In terms of having a business, I wanted to let it go beyond what my personal taste is. Basically, I’m in a kilt and a white shirt every day. So, you know, I don’t have a lot of scope, and I’m really picky about what I wear.”

― Marc Jacobs

“I wouldn’t want to be in one room, 20 hours a day, 52 weeks a year, with four white walls and a stove. I think it stunts your growth as a human being.”

― Marco Pierre White

“I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.”

― Marcus Garvey

“I have a Prius, but I’d love to have a white convertible like Richard Gere’s in ‘American Gigolo.’”

― Maren Morris

“Don’t tell lies, ever. No matter what – not even little white lies.”

― Margaret Keane

“I was born in 1947, and my generation, like its predecessors, was taught that since our achievements received little notice or credit from white America, we were not to discuss our faults, lapses, or uncertainties in public.”

― Margo Jefferson

“I found literary idols in Adrienne Kennedy, Nella Larsen, and Ntozake Shange, writers who’d dared to locate a sanctioned, forbidden space between white vulnerability and black invincibility.”

― Margo Jefferson

“I was taught you don’t tell your secrets to strangers – certainly not secrets that expose error, weakness, failure. My generation, like its predecessors, was taught that since our achievements received little notice or credit from white America, we were not to discuss our faults, lapses, or uncertainties in public.”

― Margo Jefferson

“I think the most harmful belief passed on to me – not always directly – was the belief that whatever I did as a Negro, however much we Negroes achieved, despite the presence of some enlightened whites, white society as a whole enjoyed being racists in the secret core of their being and would never, ever give that up.”

― Margo Jefferson

“I do not regret the years I spent reading the traditional canon of white male writers in school. I do regret reading so little else there: Austen, George Eliot and occasionally Woolf, likewise Wright, Ellison, Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks.”

― Margo Jefferson

“She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.”

― Margot Asquith

“As much as I think it is necessary and desirable for white people to have an expanded view of the black American experience, it’s probably even more important for black people to have that expanded view.”

― Margot Lee Shetterly

“I gravitate towards monochromes. I always sort of either wear white or black or cream. I really like wearing colorful things as well, but I’m a sucker for cream-colored.”

― Margot Robbie

“Everybody knows I wear a lot of black. When I pack, my whole bag is nothing but black, but sometimes, I have, like, a few pieces that are white, but it’s rare.”

― Mariacarla Boscono

“When I sing, I don’t want them to see that my face is black. I don’t want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.”

― Marian Anderson

“I’ve always hated being hemmed in or seeing anybody being hemmed in. Even when I was the smallest child, I couldn’t bear being told I couldn’t drink at a so-called white drinking fountain.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“I always wear the same thing: a tight white shirt – I have about 50 – and tight black trousers.”

― Marie Helvin

“My fashion icons are Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner. Their classic looks and clean lines should be the cornerstones of your wardrobe – white cotton shirts, black Capri pants, pencil skirts and ballerina skirts.”

― Marie Helvin

“So, President Obama wants to change America. I understand that. We don’t need to change America. We need to change the White House. We need to change the leadership in the White House.”

― Mario Diaz-Balart

“I send messages to the White House continuously.”

― Mario Diaz-Balart

“White folks may let you in their country clubs to play golf, invite you out to dinner, take you out to play tennis, but when it comes to dividing up the money, that’s a whole ‘nother story.”

― Marion Barry

“People say you shouldn’t eat carbs, but that’s crap. I just try to stay away from white ones.”

― Marisa Miller

“My dad is Chinese, and my mom is a white American, and they married only ten years after the United States Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal to ban mixed marriages. Imagine that. Marriages between people of different races – now common and accepted – were illegal in many states up until the late Sixties.”

― Marjorie Liu

“I don’t look at things in black and white. There are big gray areas. There’s a lot of slippage.”

― Mark Bradford

“’The White Album’ is a record I can go back to time and time again, and always find something different that I never noticed or appreciated before.”

― Mark Hoppus

“Republicans working in leadership and the trenches are largely old, white, male, out-of-touch, out of ideas, technology averse, and living in the past.”

― Mark McKinnon

“The GOP cannot expect to win the presidency in the future by simply relying on running up big numbers with white voters.”

― Mark McKinnon

“I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table.”

― Mark Oliphant

“My real baby is renewable energy. I feel like whoever starts to crack this nut is going to have a pretty clear shot at the White House. It’s a $2 trillion business that America’s being left out of.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“What you have is two men seeking the White House; they’re both products of prominent New England families. They both went to private boarding schools. They both went to a prestigious university.”

― Mark Shields

“Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and terrorists are bad people. The ideals of these groups are in opposition to everything our nation stands for and everything that holds true to our founding principles. Their hatred of people dissimilar to them is un-American, and it should not be tolerated under any circumstances.”

― Markwayne Mullin

“I’m working alongside the White House and other members in the House to lessen the tax burden that currently weighs on so many Oklahomans.”

― Markwayne Mullin

“I’ll tell you, I’m loving everything Betty White’s doing. She’s 90!”

― Marla Gibbs

“In my class – in all fifth-grade classes – we were required to read ‘classics,’ books like ‘Shiloh,’ which is about a white boy and the dog he rescues. And ‘Old Yeller,’ which is about a white boy and the dog that rescues him. And ‘Where the Red Fern Grows,’ which is about a white boy and the two dogs he trains.”

― Marley Dias

“I wasn’t seeing black girls in the books I was assigned to read at my school. I was tired of only reading about white boys and dogs and wanted to collect books featuring black girls.”

― Marley Dias

“I come from a community that has a lot of white kids, and I notice how, a lot of times, they don’t understand our differences and how I come from a different culture and my ancestors are different and my history is different.”

― Marley Dias

“The White House is a strange place.”

― Marlin Fitzwater

“So, I was sitting there and I watched ‘Paranormal Activity’ and I was like, ‘Boy, white people do dumb stuff in movies.’ So I was like, ‘Why don’t they just leave the house… What if paranormal activity happened to a black couple?’”

― Marlon Wayans

“I had to do the full body shave for the first coupla weeks of ‘White Chicks,’ then I said, ‘You know what? I’m just gonna be a hairy white chick ’cause this is too much!”

― Marlon Wayans

“My second child came in September 2008, and I joined the Obama transition team in November. I was part of the group that opened the White House doors on Inauguration Day. And then I basically didn’t leave for two years.”

― Marne Levine

“I support Alice Waters in her desire that there be a vegetable garden at the White House. I don’t think they should rip up the Rose Garden, because that’s something that I love. They should probably dig up another patch and grow some vegetables there.”

― Martha Stewart

“I have a very extreme state of mind. Things are very black or very white.”

― Martin Freeman

“I don’t get cast as the guy who steps off a yacht in a white linen suit with a martini.”

― Martin Freeman

“The more expensive and/or exclusive a sport, the whiter it tends to be: the fact almost has the force of a law. That is the main reason why the Rugby World Cup, the Pacific islands excepted, was so desperately white, the Springboks included.”

― Martin Jacques

“Where the costs of entry are minimal, there is a wide avenue of opportunity for those with little or nothing, which is why football is just about the most democratic sport of all: African and Brazilian footballers compete on a level playing field with their rich white European counterparts.”

― Martin Jacques

“If you are white, racism is too easily ignored and forgiven, regarded as of burning concern only to the ethnic minorities, and therefore of relatively marginal significance.”

― Martin Jacques

“I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I probably haven’t had enough gay characters in my stuff. When you’re writing something, you’re thinking, ‘Why couldn’t this person be black, white, gay?’”

― Martin McDonagh

“There’s no way that I could be the president. You can’t have a pacifist in the White House… I’m an actor. This is what I do for a living.”

― Martin Sheen

“One of my early memories is of a white girl twirling in a circle. I realized later on that it was from that show ‘Small Wonder’ – the oldest I could have been when I was watching it was four or five, but it’s one I think about a lot. It’s stuck in my head, this terrible Fox television show.”

― Martine Syms

“Peter was 2 years and 10 months old when we began to study him. He was afraid of a white rat, and this fear extended to a rabbit, a fur coat, a feather, cotton wool, etc., but not to wooden blocks and similar toys.”

― Mary C. Jones

“The natural response of the old-timers is to build a strong moral wall against the outside. This is where the world starts to be painted in black and white, saints inside, and sinners outside the wall.”

― Mary Douglas

“I work in colour sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white. I see more in black and white – I like the abstraction of it.”

― Mary Ellen Mark

“Injustice boils in men’s hearts as does steel in its cauldron, ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.”

― Mary Harris Jones

“Today the white child is sold for two dollars a week to the manufacturers.”

― Mary Harris Jones

“I love white linens and walls mixed with antique Victorian furniture.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“My body needs a lot of protein because I exercise so much. I eat dairy, meat, and gluten, but I stay away from white flour, sugar, and processed foods.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“Over the tops of it, beginning to dusk under a young white moon, trailed a wavering ghost of smoke, and at the end of it I came upon the Pocket Hunter making a dry camp in the friendly scrub.”

― Mary Hunter Austin

“My characters are turned upside down and trying to reinvent themselves but don’t need a white knight. They can save themselves in a crisis.”

― Mary Kay Andrews

“In Democratic administrations, I visit the White House.”

― Mary Lasker

“The world is like a little marsh filled with mint and white hawthorn.”

― Mary MacLane

“Many of my 20- and 30-something peers struggle with student loan debt and high rent, and more than once, I’ve erupted in laughter at the idea that I will collect any Social Security in my Betty White years.”

― Mary Pilon

“Instagram influencers project a specific, highly crafted image of perfection – one that is largely white, thin, and psychologically Zen. Critics argue that this boom, in turn, has helped fuel excessive self-promotion in which we post about only the good moments rather than reality – essentially, a distorted echo chamber.”

― Mary Pilon

“Every child in America fantasizes about running wild in the White House for a few minutes.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“There are a lot of great recording artists, like Jack White and Jack Johnson, who stay confined inside a very small box, but I’m more like Bon Iver, who recorded an album with programmed drums, and the next record was totally organic. I get that.”

― Mat Kearney

“The first record blew up and sold really well. ‘City of Black & White’ didn’t sell as well, and that’s when you wonder, ‘Did I peak already?’”

― Mat Kearney

“We’re so quick to go to make things black and white, and to put things in their box. But everything is this mixture – and that’s what this world is – is this blend of different things.”

― Matisyahu

“The real reason Jews don’t have more Hanukkah music is that, historically, American Jewish singer-songwriters were too busy making Christmas music. ‘White Christmas,’ ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ ‘Silver Bells’ and ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)’ were all written by Jews.”

― Matisyahu

“Black, white, rural, urban, Democrat, Republican, independent. People who come from both ends of the socio-economic spectrum. Male, female. Young and old alike. This is our Kentucky.”

― Matt Bevin

“I consider ‘White Collar’ my home base. I’m so lucky to get to play a character that’s very multifaceted and the writers take risks on and never get into a staid process with.”

― Matt Bomer

“You should be watching ‘White Collar’ because it’s a fun, intelligent procedural infused with a lot of great character writing by Jeff Eastin.”

― Matt Bomer

“For every role, I brought certain elements of the character. Even on ‘White Collar’ over six years, I tried to keep the set fun and breezy and Howard Hawks-y and very of the tone of the show.”

― Matt Bomer

“I grew up with the white picket fence. My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon.”

― Matt Dillon

“Governors, all things being equal, I’d rather have a governor in the White House than somebody that’s not had that experience.”

― Matt Mead

“I am not the biggest fan of Dana White.”

― Matt Riddle

“You know, people who almost – yeah, there’s a slight reluctance there – but there’s also an ambiguity. What are their morals? What is their code of living. What are they really doing here. And it is just interesting because it is never black or white.”

― Matt Robinson

“The race for the White House is normally an event suffused with drama, sucking eyeballs to the page all over the globe.”

― Matt Taibbi

“Obviously, people who commit crimes should be punished. Even people who steal socks and ‘Snow White’ videos should probably do time if they have priors, especially serious priors. But the punishment has to fit the crime, and the standard has to be the same for everyone.”

― Matt Taibbi

“Between 2007 and 2010, the average white family experienced an 11% reduction in wealth, but the average black family lost 31% of its wealth. The average Hispanic family lost 44.7%.”

― Matthew Desmond

“Some white Milwakeeans still referred to the North side as ‘the cire’, as they did in the 1960s, and if they ventured into it, they saw street after street of sagging duplexes, fading murals, twenty-four hour daycares, and corner stores with ‘WIC Accepted Here’ signs.”

― Matthew Desmond

“Eviction affects old folks and young folks, sick people and able-bodied people, white communities and African-American communities.”

― Matthew Desmond

“A degree of lying – you know, white lies – seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.”

― Matthew Lesko

“I’ve been on a show before where I was on a billboard and then, after like three or four weeks, they took the billboard down and replaced it with nothing. Took my face down and put a white board up.”

― Matthew Perry

“The truth is that at the White House and in Congress, you are as likely to find sympathy for animal issues among Republicans as among Democrats.”

― Matthew Scully

“The Obamas, especially Michelle, have radiated the sense that Americans do not appreciate what they sacrifice by living in a gilded cage. They’ve forgotten Rule No. 1 of politics: No one sheds tears for anyone lucky enough to live at the White House.”

― Maureen Dowd

“When I started as a White House correspondent, there was a lot of criticism from guys saying, ‘She focuses too much on the person but not enough on policy.’ I never understood that argument at all. I just didn’t agree with the premise.”

― Maureen Dowd

“It’s passing strange that Obama, carried to a second term by women, blacks and Latinos, chooses to give away the plumiest Cabinet and White House jobs to white dudes.”

― Maureen Dowd

“If there’s one thing white men have never had a problem with in this clubby, white marble enclave of Washington, it’s getting pulled up the ladder by other men.”

― Maureen Dowd

“The wound-tight, travel-light Obama has a distaste for the adversarial and the random. But if you stick too rigidly to a ‘No Drama’ rule in the White House, you risk keeping reality at bay. Presidencies are always about crisis management.”

― Maureen Dowd

“In the beginning it was all black and white.”

― Maureen O’Hara

“American actors are all muscular, tanned, white teeth and they have this indestructible confidence. We British are all… Dare I say it? Pessimistic.”

― Max Irons

“I feel like there are probably more films about white male friendships than almost any other types of movies.”

― Max Joseph

“To some, incredibly, Russia has become a human rights leader. Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower, has succeeded in his asylum application in Russia, and White House spokesman Jay Carney appears flummoxed and wrong-footed as the mantle of free speech and liberty appears to pass from West to East.”

― Max Keiser

“There’s different ways to approach music for sleeping. Things like white noise are functional, like a lullaby. This is more like an inquiry, a question about how music and sleep fit together.”

― Max Richter

“At first, I didn’t like coming down to Los Angeles at all. It’s like, everything’s black and white compared to where I live out in the middle of nowhere. There’s, like, 400 people in my town!”

― Max Thieriot

“It is generally admitted that the most beautiful qualities of a color are in its transparent state, applied over a white ground with the light shining through the color.”

― Maxfield Parrish

“Policy, for the most part, has been made by white people in America, not by people of color.”

― Maxine Waters

“When the human race neglects its weaker members, when the family neglects its weakest one – it’s the first blow in a suicidal movement. I see the neglect in cities around the country, in poor white children in West Virginia and Virginia and Kentucky – in the big cities, too, for that matter.”

― Maya Angelou

“As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.”

― Maya Angelou

“Living in a state of terror was new to many white people in America, but black people have been living in a state of terror in this country for more than 400 years.”

― Maya Angelou

“Shakespeare – I was very influenced – still am – by Shakespeare. I couldn’t believe that a white man in the 16th century could so know my heart.”

― Maya Angelou

“The terrorist action of 9/11 gave birth to President Obama’s entry to the White House. Not directly, but indirectly.”

― Maya Angelou

“Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn’t occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice.”

― Maya Lin

“I’m half white, half Asian. I think of myself as hybrid. People usually think I’m Latina when they meet me. That’s what made me learn Spanish.”

― Maya Soetoro-Ng

“I don’t think the White House has always reflected the textures and flavors of this country.”

― Maya Soetoro-Ng

“Barry White, Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield are big influences for me. But I’m also a metal head. I was in a bunch of punk rock bands. The Bee Gees, hip-hop and the Beach Boys are just as much of an influence on me as Smokey.”

― Mayer Hawthorne

“I’ll be damned if I’m going to let the white man lick me. There’s something out here that I’ve got to do for my kids, and I’m not going to stop until I’ve done it.”

― Medgar Evers

“The six of us gathered at my house, and we walked to the polls. I’ll never forget it. Not a Negro was on the streets, and when we got to the courthouse, the clerk said he wanted to talk with us. When we got into his office, some 15 or 20 armed white men surged in behind us – men I had grown up with, had played with.”

― Medgar Evers

“To describe something as being black and white means it is clearly defined. Yet when your ethnicity is black and white, the dichotomy is not that clear. In fact, it creates a grey area.”

― Meghan Markle

“My dad is Caucasian, and my mom is African American. I’m half black and half white. Being biracial paints a blurred line that is equal parts staggering and illuminating.”

― Meghan Markle

“I grew up in L.A. in a school that was diverse, but it was not really integrated, so I didn’t ever fully fit in with the black girls or the white girls or the Latina girls.”

― Meghan Markle

“I don’t think I suffer from Trump derangement syndrome in a sense that I can separate the man from the White House.”

― Meghan McCain

“The White House isn’t the only platform with a voice. ABC has a pretty big voice, too.”

― Meghan McCain

“If you’re a public figure, and if you’re working in the White House, you should expect everything you’re saying in any context to be leaked.”

― Meghan McCain

“Whatever historical or ideological relevance the Iowa caucus has will more than likely not get you to the White House, but it will probably get you a sweet gig at Fox News.”

― Meghan McCain

“It is worth noting that Steve King of Iowa is far from the only Republican member of Congress to offer cover to white nationalists.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“I’ve dated interracially a lot. I grew up in Harlem, so I’ve dated Latins, Dominican, Guyanese, Cuban, black, white.”

― Mekhi Phifer

“I do know how life can go one way or another and that it’s not all just black and white, and there are many different situations and twists and turns in life.”

― Mel Rodriguez

“I wore white kabuki makeup, had blue-black hair. At one point, I shaved an inch and a half around my hairline and continued the white makeup up so it made my head look slightly deformed. I thought it was hilarious.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“No one – black, white, or any different – walks away from a three-picture deal with a studio. That’s every filmmaker’s dream. But it wasn’t mine.”

― Melvin Van Peebles

“It is not white hair that engenders wisdom.”

― Menander

“Initially, I had two thoughts. First, this is a very large conspiracy; and second, our children in Washington. We knew there were a few unidentified planes that may have been headed for the White House or the Capitol Building.”

― Mercer Reynolds

“Great numbers of the Indians pass our camp on their hunting excursions: the day was clear and pleasant, but last night was very cold and there was a white frost.”

― Meriwether Lewis

“We procured from an Indian a weasel perfectly white except the extremity of the tail which was black: great numbers of wild geese are passing to the south, but their flight is too high for us to procure any of them.”

― Meriwether Lewis

“That first company I started made a lot of money for the venture capitalists – nearly $30 million – but next to nothing for the founders. The companies I started after that varied between failures and mediocre successes. But at no point did I ever consider getting a ‘real job.’ That felt like a black and white world, and I wanted Technicolor.”

― Michael Arrington

“When you have a white male making the arguments, they carry more weight… Should they carry more weight? Absolutely not. But do they? Yes.”

― Michael Avenatti

“I have the most eclectic audience – I’ve got gay, I’ve got straight, black, white, rich, poor, young, old, in 45 countries. And they don’t all come because I’m the Sinatra kid, though that’s a big part of it. My biggest successes have come from pop songs that I write myself.”

― Michael Buble

“Black people have, like, this thing, and I have it, we all have it, we have this kind of embarrassment. Where we don’t like white people to find out our little insecurities and out little quirks. We don’t really like that that much. It’s kind of, we’re like, ‘Don’t let them know – that ours; that’s for us.’”

― Michael Che

“When I was little, I used to suck the candy coating off of Advil and spit the white part back in the bottle.”

― Michael Che

“My own particular feline companion answers, or rather doesn’t answer, to Cinnamon. One of my kids must have given her the name, even though she’s mostly gray and white.”

― Michael Dirda

“For an actor, it’s great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them.”

― Michael Douglas

“Why aren’t there enough black cops out there? We need black cops to come in and educate some of the white cops who have issues.”

― Michael Ealy

“When white supremacy becomes institutional, it begins to harm the very people who are not simply outside of it because of their race, it begins to harm the folk who look like the folk who want to be in charge. Martin Luther King, Jr., understood this, Malcolm X understood this, James Baldwin really understood this.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“White supremacy is the conscious or unconscious belief or the investment in the inherent superiority of some, while others are believed to be innately inferior. And it doesn’t demand the individual participation of the singular bigot. It is a machine operating in perpetuity, because it doesn’t demand that somebody be in place driving.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“There’s no question that O.J. Simpson had been a substitute white man in America. He had gained honorary white status. He was not viewed by many white Americans as black. He was not seen as the African American athlete who was rebellious: Jim Brown, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron… He was accepted in golf clubs that were very tony.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“Jeremiah Wright is one of the greatest prophetic preachers that black America has produced. What I find striking is that many white brothers and sisters miss the fact that there would be no black church if the white church wasn’t political and racist in refusing to worship with us.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“It is bad enough to be white and poor; it is worse still to be black, or brown, and female, and young, and poor. Simply said, race makes class hurt more.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“There’s a great book about John Kennedy and his relationship to civil rights called ‘The Bystander.’ The title alone suggests that he did as little as possible, any minimal critical effort, to really facilitate civil rights in the White House.”

― Michael Eric Dyson

“It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language… every single person is significant and is meaningful.”

― Michael Franti

“After a show, I’ll get the 16-year-old white kid whose lip is pierced, his head is shaved and his parents hate him, and the young gangster from the screwed-up ‘hood, and they say that now they realize there’s someone out there who thinks like they do.”

― Michael Franti

“Maybe that is why kids like Dumbledore: because he is funny rather than a miserable old sod with a long white beard.”

― Michael Gambon

“’The White Ribbon’ had to be in German because of the subject matter, that was clear. But in the case of ‘Amour,’ it could have taken place in any country.”

― Michael Haneke

“The night before I began my career as a presidential campaign reporter, in September 2007, I finished Theodore White’s ‘The Making of the President,’ the classic account of the 1960 race, which opened up a new era of campaign reporting.”

― Michael Hastings

“I take every role seriously. Personally, I never look at any role as Michael White. I’ve done that my entire life.”

― Michael Jai White

“It used to be that the highest ambition of American novelists was to write ‘the Great American Novel,’ that great white whale of American fiction that would encompass all the American experience in one great book.”

― Michael Korda

“I wear the same thing every day. I always pack two black jackets, loads of black T-shirts, loads of white jeans. I feel a little fresh and glamorous and graphic.”

― Michael Kors

“Making jokes is about the most wrong and stupid thing a bemused, middle-aged, white heterosexual Anglo Saxon sort of Celt Australian male can do these days.”

― Michael Leunig

“Maybe I was just born in the wrong era, man. I’m a bit of a throwback to the days of black and white movies. Those guys back then, they had a certain kind of directness about them. A lot of the screenplays, the plots were very simplistic – they gave rise to a type of anti-hero that maybe I suit better.”

― Michael Madsen

“White people scare the crap out of me.”

― Michael Moore

“I say stupid white men are always the problem. That’s never going to change.”

― Michael Moore

“Any time you’ve got both the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, you’re not long for the White House.”

― Michael Moore

“If you’re white, and you really want to help change things, why not start with yourself?”

― Michael Moore

“This book, ‘Stupid White Men,’ has sold now over four million copies worldwide. Probably about half of that may be in the U.S. and Canada, and the rest, overseas.”

― Michael Moore

“The vast majority of the guns in the U.S. are sold to white people who live in the suburbs or the country. When we fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what’s the image of the perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the street – or is it someone who is, if not black, at least poor?”

― Michael Moore

“I had this vision of shooting a great white in the studio with all the edge lights I use for movie posters. I knew that I couldn’t bring the great white to the studio, so I had to bring the studio to the great white.”

― Michael Muller

“Scientists have this stigma of being guys or women in white lab coats with no sense of humor, no passion, devoid of all emotion, and that has been the complete opposite of the scientists I’ve met.”

― Michael Pitt

“Soon after the inauguration, the Obamas gave Big Food a case of heartburn when, in the spring of 2009, Michelle Obama planted an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn, a symbolic but nevertheless powerful act that thrilled the food movement.”

― Michael Pollan

“I enjoyed dressing in Indian clothes. I loved those long, single-piece garments that come down to the knees and the white pyjamas you wear underneath.”

― Michael Portillo

“E. B. White had a romantic tenderness toward nature in a capital R, 19th-century way. He was knowledgeable, a part-time farmer, and a hardheaded realistic person.”

― Michael Sims

“I’m someone very interested in diversity, equity, social justice, and getting rid of white supremacy.”

― Michael Tubbs

“President Obama is an inspiration of mine, and interning with his administration in the White House opened my eyes to the possibilities of making change at the local level.”

― Michael Tubbs

“We live in a world where if you’re white, an upper-class male of extreme privilege, and able-bodied, and you’re nothing that takes you away from that norm, then you’re going to have – then the world will not assign you problems because of what you are. That is actually the world we live in.”

― Michaela Coel

“’The Crimson Petal and the White’ is a book, and it will win or lose the trust of each reader when they begin reading its pages. That relationship will go on.”

― Michel Faber

“The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.”

― Michelangelo

“It would be fun to have someone in the White House who has worked in the private sector… and someone who understands that wealth creation is a good thing and they want more of it. Wealth is good.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Most new prison construction has occurred in predominately white, rural communities, and thus a new and bizarre form of segregation has emerged in recent years. Ghetto youth are transferred from their decrepit, underfunded, racially segregated schools to brand-new high-tech prisons located in white rural counties.”

― Michelle Alexander

“If you aren’t creeped out by the No Birth Control Left Behind rhetoric of the White House and Planned Parenthood, you aren’t listening closely enough. The anesthetic of progressive benevolence always dulls the senses. Wake up.”

― Michelle Malkin

“Here is the operating motto of the Obama White House: ‘So let it be written, so let it be done!’ Like Yul Brynner’s Pharaoh Ramses character in Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘The Ten Commandments,’ the demander in chief stands with arms akimbo issuing daily edicts to his constitution-subverting minions.”

― Michelle Malkin

“In the 1970s, ‘The Boys on the Bus’ exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus – and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust.”

― Michelle Malkin

“My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before. I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong.”

― Michelle Obama

“I’ve said this time and again: My greatest concern coming into the White House was making sure my girls came out whole and normal, and decent and kind, just like I would expect them to if we were living on the South Side of Chicago. And it takes work to keep White House life normal for the kids.”

― Michelle Obama

“I worked with Congress on legislation, gave speeches to CEOs, military generals and Hollywood executives. But I also worked to ensure that my efforts would resonate with kids and families – and that meant doing things in a creative and unconventional way. So, yeah, I planted a garden and hula-hooped on the White House lawn with kids.”

― Michelle Obama

“The issues a president faces are not black and white, and cannot be boiled down into 140 characters. Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military at your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a thin skin or the tendency to lash out.”

― Michelle Obama

“We need an adult in the White House. When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a president can’t just pop off or lash out irrationally.”

― Michelle Obama

“When you’re not engaged in the day-to-day struggles that everybody feels, you slowly start losing touch. And I think it’s important for the people in the White House to have a finger on the pulse.”

― Michelle Obama

“You know how I know I’m white? I can cry myself out of a parking ticket.”

― Michelle Wolf

“My grandmother had flawless skin just from using basic skincare – an old herbal remedy in the form of a white powder and cream. I don’t actually know what was in it because when you’re young, you’re not interested in skincare, and I didn’t want to walk around the house with a white face.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“The White House would love to see Obamacare taken apart all at once, bit by bit, however we can do it.”

― Mick Mulvaney

“Christopher Columbus discovered America in a blue-and-white sailor shirt, and since then, men have been wearing blue and white shirts.”

― Mickey Drexler

“I just think that Jack White is the consummate artist – an artist’s artist. I’m a huge fan.”

― Miguel

“I believe in strong borders, including keeping out Islamic terrorists. If people think that’s inherently racist, fine – but I’m an American nationalist, not a white nationalist.”

― Mike Cernovich

“None of us are good or evil, and that frustrates us because we want to see others as wearing a white hat or black hat. My hat is grey.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Alchametic magic is ‘How do I create something out of nothing purely through manifesting my will through power and light, which is value.’ That’s white magic. That’s alchametic magic.”

― Mike Cernovich

“The alt-right has become about white identity politics. Obviously I’m not a white-identitarian, so the alt-right can do their thing.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Not being white has never prevented me from enjoying Luke Skywalker or Han Solo. These are heroes of mine.”

― Mike Colter

“I got lucky. To be frank, I was surrounded by white teachers who never did the whole, ‘You’re never going to amount to nothing’ thing you hear about in the South. Instead, they would say, ‘You’re really smart. You can do this.’ If I hadn’t gotten that, I don’t know where I’d be.”

― Mike Colter

“Look at the old Packers – those guys were mean. Reggie White would say, ‘Here comes Jesus,’ and then he’d club you into next week.”

― Mike Daniels

“I’ve been into the habit of freezing white grapes and using them as a snack. Instead of eating peanuts or popcorn or something like that or pretzels, I just eat the white grapes.”

― Mike Ditka

“People on the Left get a pass when it comes to condemning white Americans.”

― Mike Gallagher

“It’s my goal to show the world that Americans know how to help Americans without expecting the government to come riding in on a white horse and save the day.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The Founding Fathers: A bunch of old white guys who are making it nearly impossible for modern government to pick our doctors, teach our children, correct our diets, and save our money.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The White House is a huge organization, first and foremost.”

― Mike McCurry

“When I worked at the White House in the mid-1990s, I would not have dreamed of sharing my beliefs on faith with my colleagues.”

― Mike McCurry

“All we’re getting from the Democratic majority in Congress and from this White House is more bailouts, more spending, more planned stimulus, more deficits and debt, and the American people have had it.”

― Mike Pence

“I opposed No Child Left Behind, I opposed the Medicare prescription drug bill, I opposed the Wall Street bailout. What the American people are starting to see is that Republican, Republicans on Capitol Hill get it and the Democrats, from the White House to Capitol Hill, just don’t get it.”

― Mike Pence

“Choreographers use me as the old guy who still dances. Not that I put on white tights.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“I would love to keep directing commercials. I love it so much. I love working with brands and ad agencies and old white men who have been doing this for 60 years.”

― Milana Vayntrub

“The state of Michigan going to Trump was an amazing thing. Of course the fake news media was shocked; they never considered that white working class residents of Michigan may not like being called evil racists clinging to guns and Bibles.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“’White supremacist’ and ‘white nationalist’ aren’t like ‘meanypants’ – you can’t just attach them to people you don’t like without any thought to the consequences. The progressive Left has done it to ordinary Americans for decades. The result? President Trump.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“The white working class desires safety for their families, but Islam brings everything but safety. Look at Europe!”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“I’ve come around to thinking that having Donald Trump in the White House would be wonderful. Even if he isn’t able to achieve very much. Now, daddy’s gonna build the wall, daddy’s gonna fix trade. That’s going to happen.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies.”

― Milton Berle

“My husband is half Japanese and half white European-American, and our son is half Korean, quarter Japanese, and a quarter white European-American.”

― Min Jin Lee

“I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists. I feel like I can go head-to-head with the best white, male comedy writers that are out there. Why would I want to self-categorize myself into a smaller group than I’m able to compete in?”

― Mindy Kaling

“If you have white walls, human beings look better in a room than if you have red walls.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“In the history of sport in general, people stick around. Look at Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn just continue on, Olympic cycle after Olympic cycle; that is why they are famous.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“Glenda Jackson called me an amateur in 1976 when we were in a play, ‘The White Devil.’ I’ve never forgiven her.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“It’s not up to me. I will fight whoever the UFC puts in front of me. If it was up to me, I want to fight Dana White.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“The fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things it is to put someone in the White House who won’t veto any of these things.”

― Mitch McConnell

“Today, Democrats not only have the White House; they have the Senate too. So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation.”

― Mitch McConnell

“The White House has a choice: They can change course, or they can double down on a vision of government that the American people have roundly rejected.”

― Mitch McConnell

“I think that winning the White House is about more than just entertaining a large audience.”

― Mitch McConnell

“I’m not going to comment on White House personnel selections.”

― Mitch McConnell

“I do think that the Constitution and the traditions of this country constrain all of us – those of us in Congress and those of us in the White House – from some of our impulses, shall I say, that we’d like to pursue.”

― Mitch McConnell

“The Frist fairness rule guarantees up-or-down votes for every circuit court or Supreme Court nomination, regardless of which party controls the Senate or the White House.”

― Mitch McConnell

“You always want what you can’t have, and that all-American thing, from the day I was born, I could never enter that dream. That all-American white culture is something that is inherited instead of attained.”

― Mitski

“I’m Japanese, and I’m also white American, and neither camp wants me in their camp.”

― Mitski

“I want you to remember when our White House reflected the best of who we are, not the worst of what Europe has become.”

― Mitt Romney

“It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done.”

― Mitt Romney

“A white male Mormon millionaire was not gonna beat Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, but someone deserved to go out there and give him a real run for his money.”

― Mitt Romney

“The only way to win the White House, in my view, is to become a nominee of either the Republican or the Democrat Party, and simply running to be a spoiler would not give the American people, I think, the chance to express their own views about Mr. Trump or about Secretary Clinton.”

― Mitt Romney

“I grew up with a lot of friends who are white, black, Muslim, non-Muslim. I like people a lot.”

― Mo Farah

“One puts on black robes to scare the hell out of white people, while the other puts on white robes to scare the hell out of blacks.”

― Mo Udall

“I still never get recognized. Small, bald white guys like myself – we all kind of look the same.”

― Moby

“Small, bald white guys like myself – we all kind of look the same.”

― Moby

“It has been an honour to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can concentrate on white ball cricket.”

― Mohammad Amir

“We don’t consider the battle has ended in Afghanistan… The battle has begun and its fires are picking up. These fires will reach the White House, because it is the center of injustice and tyranny.”

― Mohammed Omar

“I am sometimes asked to name my favourite books. The list changes, depending on my mood, the year, tricks played by memory. I might mention novels by Nabokov and Calvino and Tolkien on one occasion, by Fitzgerald and Baldwin and E.B. White on another. Camus often features, as do Tolstoy, Borges, Morrison and Manto.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“If you grew up white before the civil rights movement anywhere in the South, all grown-ups lied. They’d tell you stuff like, ‘Don’t drink out of the colored fountain, dear, it’s dirty.’ In the white part of town, the white fountain was always covered with chewing gum and the marks of grubby kids’ paws, and the colored fountain was always clean.”

― Molly Ivins

“If Bush does make it to the White House, he and Laura should have Ken Starr over for dinner.”

― Molly Ivins

“I love a white shirt; there’s nothing sexier on a woman than a white men’s shirt.”

― Molly Sims

“Writers collect stories of rituals: John Cheever putting on a jacket and tie to go down to the basement, where he kept a desk near the boiler room. Keats buttoning up his clean white shirt to write in, after work.”

― Mona Simpson

“It is an abuse of power, when you are President of the United States, to use the White House to single out a single news organization, and castigate them and try to delegitimize them.”

― Monica Crowley

“One day in 1984, at the height of his fame, Michael Jackson made a visit to the White House. President and Nancy Reagan may not have dug his music, but they understood the power Mr. Jackson commanded as a common pop-cultural touchstone for just about everyone else.”

― Monica Crowley

“I certainly know that this relationship could not have continued the way it did, when I was at the Pentagon and the president was obviously at the White House, without Betty.”

― Monica Lewinsky

“Sometimes, growing up, I tried to be very Latina; I would change my voice… experiment with my hair a lot, trying to figure out who I was in a primarily white school.”

― Monica Raymund

“The reason why you were allowed to get away with that in the ’60s and ’70s is because this country’s racist administrative policies were such that rich white kids were getting exemptions. I said no exemptions.”

― Montel Williams

“No one tells every white person in this country how to be. No one tells every Hispanic, or Asian or Jewish person in this country how to be. There is no single definition of whiteness or single definition of blackness.”

― Montel Williams

“My theory is because I’m Asian and white I sort of look like the future. I’m the melting pot.”

― Moon Bloodgood

“Showtime has given new, young filmmakers – black, white, across the board – an opportunity to make films, as well as actors who want to cross over into directing.”

― Morris Chestnut

“I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.”

― Muhammad Ali

“All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them.”

― Muhammad Ali

“We who follow the teachings of Elijah Muhammad don’t want to be forced to integrate. Integration is wrong. We don’t want to live with the white man; that’s all.”

― Muhammad Ali

“Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don’t belong anymore to anyone, that I’m not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.”

― Muhammad Ali

“All of us are so mixed. My great-grandfather was white.”

― Muhammad Ali

“White people just don’t want their slaves to be free. That’s the whole thing.”

― Muhammad Ali

“Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.”

― Muhammad Ali

“The white man is destroying the world.”

― Muhammad Ali

“Libertarians regard the state as the Supreme, the eternal, the best organized aggressor against the persons and property of the mass of the public. All states everywhere, whether democratic, dictatorial, or monarchical, whether red, white, blue or brown.”

― Murray Rothbard

“I was born on an island with 96 percent of the people black. But all the power and the economy was in the hands of white people who only formed four per cent.”

― Myles Munroe

“All people who grew up with science fiction and fantasy and horror went through the whole acculturation process of the genre. We were all told to read the golden age writers. We were all told Heinlein and Asimov and all these straight, white males, although some of them were Jewish.”

― N. K. Jemisin

“We only had white socks in Romania. But when I used to come back from the States, I used to bring back pink and yellow socks with all kind of designs, and hair clips and elastic bands for the ponytail that had colourful designs.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“It’s something that’s almost taken for granted in sitcoms about white families. Like, ‘Oh, we’re going on a summer vacation!’ As if that’s something that everybody does.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“If I waited to write only for a Persian lesbian, I’d still be waiting. But I can write for straight white men because those are the jobs.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“The typical white American woman in 1800 gave birth seven times; by 1900, the average was down to 3.5.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It’s so frightfully good I’ve never bothered to read another.”

― Nancy Mitford

“The White House should always be a friend to American freedom.”

― Nancy Pearcey

“I don’t know any member of Congress who ever said, ‘I’m satisfied with the communication that we have from the White House.’”

― Nancy Pelosi

“The Republican Party is the Grand Old Party. It’s made enormous contributions to the success of our country. And it is a party that has embraced its leadership role when it has had the majority or the White House.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“Everybody knows now that Marie Lightfoot, the true crime writer, is dating Franklin DeWeese, the state attorney of Howard County, Florida. They know I’m a white woman; they know he’s a black man. That’s not news anymore.”

― Nancy Pickard

“From the moment I walked into the White House, it was as if I had no privacy at all.”

― Nancy Reagan

“It is true that when you’re in the White House alone, it is a lonely place. Big and lonely.”

― Nancy Reagan

“After the Pearl Harbor attacks, around 120,000 Japanese Americans were jailed in internment camps. If an attack on U.S. soil were perpetrated by people who were not white and Christian, we can be pretty damn sure that racists would have a field day.”

― Naomi Klein

“I come from a culture where we wear white for weddings. In India, it’s different. But I really feel that there should be no set notions, and a bride should only wear something when she’s comfortable in it.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“I don’t eat white breads, and I’m off dairy due to an allergic reaction and because of what it does to the body. I’ve learnt a lot about different foods and how the body breaks it down and what happens when we eliminate or incorporate certain foods, and it’s pretty fascinating!”

― Nargis Fakhri

“We’re all Africans, everyone – black, white, yellow.”

― Nas

“No matter who you are, black, white, green, there’s going to be things in your way, you know what I mean?”

― Nas

“When I first dreamt of becoming a movie star, I wanted to be a Gary Cooper: I wanted to be rich and famous, living in palaces and wearing dark glasses and white suits.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you’ve got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things.”

― Nat King Cole

“I love Yves Saint Laurent and Giambattista Valli and Givenchy, and I get given quite a lot, but perhaps nothing is as wonderful as the white fake leather trench coat I got when I was 15.”

― Natalia Vodianova

“Anormal day looks like, you know, shower, put on the same jeans, the same tattered Gucci loafers I got at the thrift store, white socks, and my t-shirt and my very beat-up Helmut Lang blazer. I’m in the exact same outfit every day.”

― Natasha Lyonne

“I think that it’s hard enough being an adolescent and wanting so much to fit in with your peers, your schoolmates, and to erase any sign of difference, to be part of the group. And being biracial but also being black in a predominately white school marked me as different.”

― Natasha Trethewey

“They used to tease me at the ‘Oprah’ show, ‘Are you really going to do another white Shaker kitchen, with white subway tile and stainless steel appliances?’ And my answer is, ‘I can vary it a bit, but I’m never going to err from classic materials.’”

― Nate Berkus

“Twitter is a place where you share your thoughts, yourself… you don’t want a plain white backdrop for that. You want the entire page to say something about who you are. Designer or not, if the urge strikes you, go for it. Put up that watercolor you’ve never shown anyone. Take a photo of that hat you just knitted… whatever it is, share it.”

― Nate Berkus

“My best nutrition tip is to eat things you like that are low in calories and fat. Some of my favorites are chicken, rice, assorted veggies, egg white omelets, turkey sandwiches and protein shakes.”

― Nate Holland

“I think, at some point, we have to be followers of Christ – not followers of White Christ, or any other color Christ, for that matter.”

― Nate Parker

“The books that stuck with me most as a child were ‘A Wrinkle In Time’, ‘Dracula’, ‘Hatchet’, ‘Bunnicula’, ‘White Fang’, and this YA/kids’ book called ‘Nobody’s Fault’ where a kid drowns one weekend as friends play around a flooded ditch.”

― Nate Powell

“In his 4 years in the White House, President Carter worked to make the Federal Government more competent and compassionate and more responsive to the American people.”

― Nathan Deal

“The human brain works as a binary computer and can only analyze the exact information-based zeros and ones (or black and white). Our heart is more like a chemical computer that uses fuzzy logic to analyze information that can’t be easily defined in zeros and ones.”

― Naveen Jain

“For my prom, I wore a white suit with a burgundy shirt, tie and cummerbund, along with white shoes, a white trilby and a cane. I was extra fly that day.”

― Ne-Yo

“It may be that a majority of superheroes are white males. But that’s because they used to all be white males, except for Wonder Woman and Black Canary and maybe one or two others. Now there are Spanish, Puerto Rican comic book superheroes, black superheroes, and women superheroes.”

― Neal Adams

“The bestseller charts, a sure indicator of public taste, tell us with relentless frequency that Marian Keyes or Jeffrey Archer is a better author, by some dizzying six-figure sum, both in numbers of copies and money, than, say, J. M. Coetzee or Patrick White. Are they right?”

― Neel Mukherjee

“I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer.”

― Neil Armstrong

“I’m substantially concerned about the policy directions of the space agency. We have a situation in the U.S. where the White House and Congress are at odds over what the future direction should be. They’re sort of playing a game and NASA is the shuttlecock that they’re hitting back and forth.”

― Neil Armstrong

“I don’t think business news is just for old white men with money.”

― Neil Cavuto

“I began my legal career working for Byron White, the last Coloradan to serve on the Supreme Court, and the only justice to lead the N.F.L. in rushing. He was one of the smartest and most courageous men I’ve ever known.”

― Neil Gorsuch

“If you just compare South Africans to the rest of the world, I think that white South Africans, and especially English-speaking white South Africans, are exactly the same as Brits or Australians or New Zealanders or Canadians or Americans.”

― Neill Blomkamp

“Howard Dean is no longer the brilliant mastermind of the Fifty State Strategy that enabled the Democrats to storm the White House and Congress. He’s the idiot wearing an ugly sweatshirt.”

― Nell Scovell

“In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food was prepared for the nurses and doctors. There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold.”

― Nellie Bly

“To illustrate to the Indians the advantages the white race had in the telephone I divided a body of warriors from Sitting Bull’s camp into two parties and had them talk to each other over the telephone line.”

― Nelson A. Miles

“The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit.”

― Nelson A. Miles

“The Indians, however, could not migrate from one part of the United States to another; neither could they obtain employment as readily as white people, either upon or beyond the Indian reservations.”

― Nelson A. Miles

“In the 1940s, traveling for an African was a complicated process. All Africans over the age of sixteen were compelled to carry ‘Native passes’ issued by the Native Affairs Department and were required to show that pass to any white policeman, civil servant, or employer. Failure to do so could mean arrest, trial, a jail sentence or fine.”

― Nelson Mandela

“I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.”

― Nelson Mandela

“As an attorney, I could be rather flamboyant in court. I did not act as though I were a black man in a white man’s court, but as if everyone else – white and black – was a guest in my court. When trying a case, I often made sweeping gestures and used high-flown language.”

― Nelson Mandela

“I came across few whites as a boy at Qunu. The local magistrate, of course, was white, as was the nearest shopkeeper. Occasionally, white travelers or policemen passed through our area. These whites appeared as grand as gods to me, and I was aware that they were to be treated with a mixture of fear and respect.”

― Nelson Mandela

“And my point was one I think that you’d agree with, which is there’s no room in America for a black racist, a Latino racist, or a white racist, or an Asian racist, or a Native American racist. Now, we’re either color blind or we’re not color blind.”

― Newt Gingrich

“I think to close half of Magic Kingdom for the purpose of a White House invitation town hall meeting on a phony main street on behalf of a phony president just strikes me as weird.”

― Newt Gingrich

“You can ask any Latin actor: inevitably, if they get a part meant for a white guy, producers will change the character’s name to sound more Latin.”

― Nicholas Gonzalez

“The greatest problem is not with flat-out white racists, but rather with the far larger number of Americans who believe intellectually in racial equality but are quietly oblivious to injustice around them.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“When I was born in 1959, the hospital in which I arrived had separate floors for black babies and white babies, and it was then illegal for blacks and whites to marry in many states.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“E.B. White’s essays are the best things I’ve read about Maine – especially the one in which he’s not sure if he can go out sailing any more in his sloop.”

― Nicholson Baker

“I’m a white, middle-aged, married, middle-class male with kids. I couldn’t be disenfranchised if I tried.”

― Nick Harkaway

“The thing about ’48 Hrs.’ that really isn’t thought about much is that’s the first film where the black and the white criticize each other.”

― Nick Nolte

“Outside of white button-down oord cloth shirts, Trickers brogues, 501s, and Ray-Ban Aviators, the single item of clothing that I have had in my closet consistently since 1982 is a pair of black-and-white checked Vans. They are the lazy man’s shoe – perfect for dog walking and security lines at the airport.”

― Nick Wooster

“A gray flannel suit by Thom Browne or Tom Ford can be worn a billion ways. I’ll wear a gray flannel jacket with a white shirt, gray flannel tie, beat-up fatigues, and a dress shoe or Carpe Diem boots.”

― Nick Wooster

“I went through a Billy Idol phase. I had white hair when Peter Rizzo hired me at Barneys.”

― Nick Wooster

“When I’m in England, I know I’m a visitor, but being a white man in England with ancestry that’s German and Italian, I have a history with the Romans and the Saxons. I feel some connection and ancestry here, as weird as that sounds.”

― Nicolas Cage

“When you set a play in the French Quarter in New Orleans, it’s hard not to acknowledge the whole African-American, French, white mixing of races. That’s what the French Quarter is: it’s a Creole community.”

― Nicole Ari Parker

“Everybody wants to do ‘The View.’ It’s this iconic show. When I worked at the White House, I used to watch the beginning to see what they were talking about. If a political topic was on their radar, I used it as ammunition with the president or the White House staff.”

― Nicolle Wallace

“I worked in the White House on 9/11, where the vice president was given the authority to, if he deemed necessary, shoot down an American passenger jet.”

― Nicolle Wallace

“The truth is black celebrities are not as sought after in the press as white celebrities, and that is comforting.”

― Niecy Nash

“The White House tapes, recording Nixon’s nefarious doings from Watergate to the bombing of Vietnam, made frightening reading once made public on the orders of Congress.”

― Nigel Hamilton

“There is a genocide that is taking place among black men, in particular young black men, but it is not a genocide being perpetuated by white cops, by the Nazis, or by the Klan. Unfortunately and tragically, it is being perpetuated by other young black men.”

― Niger Innis

“The First Amendment allows Nazis and white extremists to do what they are going to do, and it allows for black extremists and all other types of extremists to do what they are going to do. I understand that, and I’m not opposed to that.”

― Niger Innis

“I think one of the nicest things that we created as a generation was just the fact that we could say, ‘Hey, I don’t like white people.’”

― Nikki Giovanni

“White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus.”

― Nikki Giovanni

“I had a white senator call me a rag head, and I had an African-American legislator call me a conservative with a tan.”

― Nikki Haley

“I don’t want to interview people. I want to have a conversation. I want to talk to Paul McCartney about the bass sound on ‘The White Album.’”

― Nikki Sixx

“The words ‘give up,’ ‘raise the white flag’ do not exist in my vocabulary.”

― Niko Kovac

“I can’t have white roses. They symbolize death.”

― Nina Arianda

“I’ve been awed by the incredible opportunities that automatically float to the Harvard undergrads I once taught – from building homes for the poor in Nicaragua to landing prime White House internships.”

― Nina Easton

“After assessing what’s in your closet, make a list of what you need. Not want, but need. Write down the basics missing from your wardrobe. It could be a classic white shirt, a trenchcoat, or the perfect little black dress. Whatever the blank spots, write them down. This will be your reference for shopping.”

― Nina Garcia

“To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that’s not what I play. I play black classical music.”

― Nina Simone

“Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.”

― Nina Simone

“From the beginning, it has been a no-no for a black man to touch a white woman.”

― Nina Simone

“It’s near impossible to make a movie in black and white in the system.”

― Noah Baumbach

“The Mormons’ passage from bugbears of the Republican Party to its stalwarts may be analogized to a similar move among middle-class white Southerners, to whom the Republican Party was anathema until the 1970s and ’80s, after which it became almost the sole representative.”

― Noah Feldman

“The Tea Party movement itself is maybe 15, 20 percent of the electorate. It’s relatively affluent, white, nativist. You know, it has rather traditional nativist streaks to it. But what is much more important, I think, is the – is its outrage.”

― Noam Chomsky

“In September 1993, President Clinton presided over a handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn – the climax of a ‘day of awe,’ as the press described it.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The Democrats have pretty much given up on the white working class. That would require a commitment to economic issues, and that’s not their concern.”

― Noam Chomsky

“In November 2007, the White House issued a Declaration of Principles demanding that U.S. forces must remain indefinitely in Iraq and committing Iraq to privilege American investors.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The only question we should ask is, ‘Are they good?’ I’ve met great actors, black and white, and I’ve met bad actors, black and white.”

― Noma Dumezweni

“But you know, my dad called me the laziest white kid he ever met. When I screamed back at him that he was putting down a race of people to call me lazy, his answer was that’s not what he was doing, and that I was also the dumbest white kid he ever met.”

― Norman Lear

“America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.”

― Norman Mailer

“I like black and white films. I don’t exactly know why – probably because there is a stylization which is removed from actual life, unlike a color film.”

― Norman McLaren

“Multiculturalism is a white people joke.”

― Ntozake Shange

“White people use their literature to maintain culture. That’s why you find references to Milton and Spencer and Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky in contemporary novels.”

― Ntozake Shange

“I’m not a monster; I’m a white rabbit.”

― Oleksandr Usyk

“I’m only drinking white wine because I’m on a diet and I don’t eat.”

― Oliver Reed

“I would not hesitate to vote for a white person as president if I thought he was the best person for the job.”

― Oliver Tambo

“We believe it is comprehensive international sanctions against the white regime that will save us from the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of South Africans, black and white.”

― Oliver Tambo

“In May 1961, South Africa was to be declared a Nationalist Republic. There was a white referendum, but no African was consulted.”

― Oliver Tambo

“In a completely integrated unit where you’d have white soldiers, particularly from southern states, serving under black noncommissioned officers or officers… I think you would have a problem definitely.”

― Omar N. Bradley

“It was important for me to join the White House because as I looked around Trump’s inner circle and campaign, there were not a lot of African-Americans, particularly African-American women, uniquely positioned to serve as a member of the senior staff, to serve as an assistant to the president.”

― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“The moment I decided to blow the whistle on a lot of the corruption going on in the White House, there are protections that are afforded to me.”

― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“I knew I had to cover my back and document what I saw as an opportunity to kind of blow the whistle on a lot of the corruption going on in the White House, and I knew that I needed to document that corruption; otherwise, people would not take it seriously.”

― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“I met Donald Trump in 2003 on a reality show. Could you ever imagine then that we would end up in the White House together?”

― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“The White House that I worked in, that Trump administration, was – it was troubling. And it was very difficult.”

― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“I am a reality TV legend. I am most famous for the first season of ‘The Apprentice,’ and then I had an opportunity to work in Washington in the Trump White House.”

― Omarosa Manigault Newman

“I have a dining room done in different shades of white, with white cushions embroidered in yellow silk: the effect is absolutely delightful and the room beautiful.”

― Oscar Wilde

“He was white and shaken, like a dry martini.”

― P. G. Wodehouse

“The idea of a stag hunt evokes chivalry – knights in jerkins and hose, ladies on sidesaddles with wimples and billowing dresses, a white stag symbolizing something-or-other, and Robin Hood getting in the way. An actual stag hunt is more like a horseback meeting of a county planning commission.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“When I tell French parents that I know lots of American kids who will eat only pasta or only white rice, they can’t believe it. I mean, they can understand how the kid left to his own devices might do that, but they can’t imagine that parents would allow that to happen.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“White lies keep social dignity intact and are far more prevalent than most people realize. Several studies have found that an average person is lied to from 10 to 200 times a day – mostly just to keep a conversation going, to avoid conflict, or to establish a connection with someone.”

― Pamela Meyer

“The White House tapes, the recordings that Nixon made of his conversations in office, have long been recognized as a marvel of verbal incontinence.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“Living in a cultural milieu where the foreign writers most widely available and admired were Russian, I came very late to postwar American writers, and I had great trouble with the canonically exalted white male writers I tried first.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“I’d imagine my wedding as a fairy tale… huge, beautiful and white.”

― Paris Hilton

“President Trump should tell the Senate, ‘No more admissions to NATO, no more U.S. war guarantees, unless I have recommended or approved them.’ Foreign policy is made in the White House, not on the Senate floor.”

― Pat Buchanan

“Cyberpunk was really a reaction against old boy sci-fi which was about white guys in space who would come up with some kind of technological thing.”

― Pat Cadigan

“I can’t do anything better than Pat White. I love that dude. Was an honor to be on his team in college.”

― Pat McAfee

“Yeah, I’m running for the White House again. Well, it’s not a run, really; it’s sort of a brisk walk.”

― Pat Paulsen

“Having a comic in the White House will assure stability in foreign relations. The world will continue to respond to foreign initiatives by saying, ‘You must be joking.’”

― Pat Paulsen

“Actually, my wine was served at the White House twice. Reagan must have been asleep when he ordered it.”

― Pat Paulsen

“Now that my wine has been served in the White House, why not me? Who could talk to farmers better than I? Somebody even asked me the other day if I had anything in my platform about taxes. ‘Hell yes,’ I said. ‘Great state. But I wouldn’t want to live there.’”

― Pat Paulsen

“I’m still traumatized that I’m going to be on a big screen in a white bikini and naked so who knows!”

― Patricia Clarkson

“There are still so many movies made starring 50 men and one woman! A white male actor should never be allowed to complain about anything. Shut up and sit in the corner. I mean, seriously!”

― Patricia Clarkson

“They plan to ride into the White House on the Sweet Talk Express. Well, think again. Bush and Cheney are not compassionate conservatives. They are ruthless reactionaries.”

― Patricia Ireland

“No matter which party is in the White House, doubt in America’s democratic institutions rattles our nation to its core. This should not be a partisan issue for any reason, as any candidate or party could be on the receiving end of a hack at any time.”

― Patrick Murphy

“The brutal history of colonialism is one in which white people literally stole land and people for their own gain and material wealth.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“I think part of what we’re seeing in the rise of white nationalism is their response to Black Lives Matter, is their response to an ever-increasing fight for equal rights, for civil rights, and for human rights.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“White people who voted for Trump decided to invest in a president who underwrites white supremacy in the guise of populism.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“The black radical agenda, which pushes us closer to freedom and the agenda to which I subscribe, calls for an eradication of white supremacy and an adoption of values and traditions endowed from the black experience.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“Policing was developed, created, and implemented for the elite, and – in the case of the United States – the elites were and almost entirely remain white, upper middle class, cisgender straight men.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“When folks say ‘identity politics’ don’t matter, it simply reinforces the norm of a white, middle-class, cis narrative and further marginalizes the rest of us who don’t share that identity.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“The unfortunate reality is the alt-right has captured white people’s imagination.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“Many of us believed that Black Lives Matter would move this country to not only reckon with white racism but to usher in new laws and practices that would curb vigilantism and law enforcement violence. But, instead, white nationalism was nurtured and began to take root among the American people.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“It was white people who got Trump into office.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“When I look into the crowd, I see young and old, black and white – it’s amazing that I’m able to connect with so many different kinds of people.”

― Patti LaBelle

“I come from a real working class background, and I didn’t know anyone sophisticated – except I saw Edie Sedgewick once at the Art Museum in Philly. She had these black leotards and little black pumps and this big ermine cape and all these white dogs and black sunglasses and black eyes. She was classy!”

― Patti Smith

“If the Republicans get control back of the United States Senate, we will no longer have a check and balance on the White House, on the Republican Congress.”

― Patty Murray

“Progressives regard government as the white knight that protects the public from the greed of capitalists. If only.”

― Paul Craig Roberts

“In tragedy, it’s hard to find a good resolution; it’s not black and white: it’s a big fog of gray.”

― Paul Dano

“The way I was educated, maybe from just inhaling something in the air back then, I grew up believing that E. B. White occupied the apex of essay writing.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“Getting away from a white or light colored tuxedo shirt is always a little dangerous. Certain staples shouldn’t be mixed with. Light pink or blue is not bad, but again, you’re just breaking from a classic.”

― Paul Feig

“The white male is one of the easiest things to be. There’s always a job; there’s always something for you to do.”

― Paul Giamatti

“My kitchen is not a place to live in. I made it white so I can tell instantly if it’s not clean-and I like it clean enough to be able to eat off the floors-or the tables, for that matter.”

― Paul Lynde

“When images are in black and white, they seem timeless. When you see Carrie Otis in an ad from 1989 next to an ad with Klara Wester from 2009, you don’t see a 20-year difference between the pictures.”

― Paul Marciano

“Listen, we’ve got one little ol’ black president, and white folks are upset, but they’ve had 43.”

― Paul Mooney

“If your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed. If your hair is nappy, they’re not happy.”

― Paul Mooney

“We have a lot of black Anglo-Saxons. Their skin is black, but their brain is white. When I get real mad at them, I call them ‘graham crackers.’”

― Paul Mooney

“White people are very good at acting like they’re not racist. They deserve an Academy Award for that.”

― Paul Mooney

“What does America love more than one white male?”

― Paul Mooney

“You white folks see UFOs in your dreams. You don’t hear about Martians in Harlem.”

― Paul Mooney

“Whatever that thing is that white people like in blacks, I don’t have it. Maybe it’s my arrogance or my self-assurance or the way I carry myself, but whatever it is, I don’t have it.”

― Paul Mooney

“The worst drivers are women in people carriers, men in white vans and anyone in a baseball cap. That’s just about everyone.”

― Paul O’Grady

“James Brown was my favorite, my absolute idol. Every time I played with him was like a music lesson, and I never thought I could be so funky! I mean, a white boy from Canada – a Jew – getting down with his funky bad self!”

― Paul Shaffer

“I obviously had my reggae, but I got quite into rockabilly when I was a kid, because I was trying to find something that represented me as a white person.”

― Paul Simonon

“Clinton used to like to get out of the White House a lot. He would take night trips to McDonald’s, and stuff like that. I think he wanted to get out of the house.”

― Paul Thomas Anderson

“The White House alone cannot hold its opponents accountable.”

― Paul Weyrich

“I found that when I went from Albany to Savannah, that I needed to put that white rice away, and I needed to turn that into Savannah red rice because they were big into that sausage, tomato-y, bell pepper-y rice mixture.”

― Paula Deen

“This nation is being divided into black and white, and the present system encourages this.”

― Pauline Hanson

“There was a time in American history when almost every white person knew who Aretha Franklin was.”

― Peabo Bryson

“There weren’t any white people in this country who didn’t know who Gladys Knight was. Or the Pips were, as far as that’s concerned.”

― Peabo Bryson

“We live in a world that does not recognize virtually anyone outside of the white male or the beautiful white woman who has to be an object of desire and affection.”

― Penn Badgley

“Jay-Z, he knows precisely who he’s going for – 14-year-old white suburban girls.”

― Penn Jillette

“Peter Jennings came to us and said to make a PSA, ‘Let’s Talk About AIDS.’ But I was naive about how the virus is contracted – until Magic Johnson came out. I’d stereotyped it, thinking it was a gay disease, a white man’s disease.”

― Pepa

“If you’re a white candidate, it is twice as important for you to be talking about racial inequity and not just describing the problem – which is fashionable in politics – but actually talking about what we’re going to do about it and describing the outcomes we’re trying to solve for.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“The force that has come closest across American history to actually ending America was white supremacy. That was the Civil War.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“I like Barack Obama as a person. He’s articulate, he knows sports, his brother-in-law’s a coach. He always has the athletes to the White House. But I don’t know about some of his policies and some of these people in Congress.”

― Pete Rose

“You can say that I endorse Mitt Romney, but that’s not just because I’m a white man. We all have things which we’re for and ideas which we support.”

― Pete Sessions

“Entertainment came out of this thing called a television, and it was gray. Most of the films that we saw at the cinema were black and white. It was a gray world. And music somehow was in color.”

― Pete Townshend

“Joseph and his mother come from the black kings who were before the white man.”

― Peter Abrahams

“My mother was a member of the Cape Coloured community. ‘Coloured’ is the South African word for the half-caste community that was a by-product of the early contact between black and white.”

― Peter Abrahams

“Being born white in South Africa or anywhere in the empire and Commonwealth automatically conferred this special status. You had no problem finding a place to live, a job, trade union membership, access to social services. Being white, speaking English, you were accepted as English, entitled to all the rights of citizenship.”

― Peter Abrahams

“Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks.”

― Peter Benchley

“We are already perilously close to killing off the top of the oceanic food chain – with catastrophic consequences that we can’t begin to imagine. Let us not, in the heat of anger, reduce the already devastated population of great white sharks by one more member.”

― Peter Benchley

“I’m generally slow to anger, quick to forgive, and I take in information before making decisions. So no matter how controversial the decision, my general demeanour is to put on white lab coat and gloves and look at the evidence, weigh the arguments and see what makes sense.”

― Peter Blair Henry

“I suppose the White House thinks it’s doing what Big Business wants, but it will lead to vastly increased taxes, because all these guest workers are to be allowed to bring their children.”

― Peter Brimelow

“Kennedy invited us into the White House-the first time in the history of the White House picketers had been invited inside. This made front page headlines.”

― Peter Coyote

“At the turn of the 20th century, the disparity in literacy here in the U.S. largely came down to race. Nearly half of minorities at that time – 45 percent – were illiterate, while 94 percent of white citizens were literate.”

― Peter Diamandis

“I should call people back more readily. I’m not the best friend sometimes in terms of that. I do follow that white balloon and get distracted a lot.”

― Peter Dinklage

“The reason I like ‘Breaking Bad,’ which is still probably my favorite show, is Walter White. You watch him transform, and that’s so fascinating. And I think. a lot of TV shows that aren’t successful, it’s because the characters become stagnant.”

― Peter Dinklage

“There’s a generation of children who don’t like black and white movies. There’s a level of impatience or intolerance now.”

― Peter Jackson

“The far more likely Trump scenario is this: Chinese leaders realize they no longer have a weak leader in the White House; China ceases its unfair trade practices. America’s massive trade deficit with China comes peacefully and prosperously back into balance, and both the U.S. and Chinese economies benefit from trade.”

― Peter Navarro

“For example, I was privileged to be working at the White House under the Clinton administration and had not finished my Ph.D., and I thought I was the cat’s meow.”

― Peter Orszag

“I woke up one morning to find I was famous. I bought a white Rolls-Royce and drove down Sunset Boulevard, wearing dark specs and a white suit, waving like the Queen Mum.”

― Peter O’Toole

“White House leaks of classified information put the lives of U.S. service members, intelligence officers, and civilians at risk. That’s why I support a measure passed by the Senate Intelligence Committee to crack down on such leaks.”

― Peter T. King

“I am more of an old black and white movies fan.”

― Peter Tork

“I’m just going to go out and play. At the end of the day, you are still hitting a little white ball with your clubs.”

― Peter Uihlein

“Prince William looks good in uniform and Man-at-Hackett black and white tie (he has grown up wearing it constantly); less certain in his suits, which sometimes look borderline archaic; and variable in casual. But completely comfortable in the Sloane uniform of non-designer jeans and chocolate-brown suede loafers. He’ll look fine in Boden.”

― Peter York

“I’m thin and white and blond, but I’m not an airbrushed, perfect thing. I have stretch marks all over. I have cellulite; I have acne. To me, it feels like you can’t really be what you can’t see, and so if you don’t see those things, then you don’t feel like you’re valid.”

― Petra Collins

“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash.”

― Phil Robertson

“The more she rejected us the more convinced I was that she was another version of the real Molly, her disdain for authority, her scepticism that she had to do what the white man told her because it was good for her… She is Molly.”

― Phillip Noyce

“Most Australians live in the cities on the east coast, where contact between black and white occurred as much as 200 years earlier than on the west coast – and where 95 percent of Australians are able to live 95 percent of their lives without ever seeing an Aboriginal face.”

― Phillip Noyce

“’Hamilton’ is, of course, closely tied to the Obamas because Lin first performed the opening number at a White House poetry jam.”

― Phillipa Soo

“I didn’t know anything about Eliza when I first got the call about ‘Hamilton.’ Tommy Kail, the director, asked me if I wanted to be a part of it. I knew what he was talking about because I’d seen the video of Lin performing it at the White House for Barack and Michelle Obama.”

― Phillipa Soo

“You can’t say you’re inclusive when you only have one plus-size, hourglass white model.”

― Philomena Kwao

“I think it’s just that the fashion industry can only accept one thing at a time. It’s like, ‘OK, well, if we’re going to add plus, then let’s keep it hourglass and white.’”

― Philomena Kwao

“Who can forget the awesome scene in ‘Independence Day’ when the White House gets blown up by aliens? Sure, it looks cheesy now, but back in 1994, it was incredible.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“With ‘2 Dope Queens,’ with stand-up, and also with ‘Sooo Many White Guys,’ the interview stuff that I do, I really am a fan first.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“I’m just not comfortable with that society stuff. I mean, we were just invited to the White House, but my husband won’t take me because he knows I don’t want to go.”

― Pia Zadora

“There have not been children of comparable youth in the White House since the Kennedy era.”

― Pierre Salinger

“Life is not black and white; there is some gray nuance to it.”

― Pilou Asbaek

“When I first appeared, people couldn’t figure out whether I was gay, straight, black, white or whatever, and I loved that. I loved the fact it scares people.”

― Pink

“In the late ’90s, R&B was dominant in the radio, and the white kids were taking it mainstream.”

― Pink

“Why not collect and clean chicken wishbones in the run-up to Christmas, spray them silver and use each to pinch together a white hem-stitch napkin?”

― Pippa Middleton

“In New York, lights are on the whole night; there are offices where not a single person is working, but all lights are on. The street lights at the White House are lit all the day. Why? And we are being told not to use coal.”

― Piyush Goyal

“Sometimes… I’ll just stand there… in the white room… and say stuff. I’m creating high-quality content.”

― Poppy

“It’s not normal for a white guy to get corn rows; a lot of people judged me. I like the way it looks, so you have to be confident.”

― Post Malone

“The American people expect their leaders to condemn white supremacy in unambiguous terms. President Trump not only failed at condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis, he stood up for them – for that, he must be censured.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“People don’t understand real musicians anymore. Jack White is great – he’s the real thing – but he isn’t having hits.”

― Prince

“Beauty is not just a white girl. It’s so many different flavors and shades.”

― Queen Latifah

“I don’t have to really be in the 60s. Every time I hail a cab in New York, and they pass me by and pick up the white person, then I get a dose of it. Or when they don’t want to take you to Harlem. I grew up with that.”

― Queen Latifah

“I realized there was racism because people thought, ‘Oh, if you like roll ‘n’ roll, that makes you like a white kid.’”

― Queen Latifah

“I learned early that I had to work harder than the white kids and harder than the boys.”

― Queen Latifah

“The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.”

― Quentin Crisp

“Seattle is like a global gumbo, a melting pot with all kinds of people – the rich, the poor, white people, some Chinese, Filipino, Jewish and black people – they’re all here.”

― Quincy Jones

“It’s understandable why TV hasn’t been diverse because a lot of TV writers are white dudes from Harvard. And white dudes from Harvard aren’t going to immediately want to write about trans issues. They’re not immediately going to want to write about a Filipino family.”

― Rachel Bloom

“I definitely am not white.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“Nothing about being white describes who I am.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“I definitely feel like, in America, even though race is a social construct… there’s still a line drawn in the sand; there still are sides. Politically, there’s a black side and a white side, and I stand unapologetically on the black side.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“I’m more black than I am white. That’s the accurate answer from my truth.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“I think that it is too common for white feminists to say, ‘We want some diversity. Come join our movement about gender, but we want you to check the class and race at the door.’ And you can’t undo that braid of race, class, and gender: all three intersect with each other, so it’s important for more education to be done about that.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“I think there’s definitely a stereotype of white privilege, and that stereotype gets expanded to mean rich, not oppressed, not suffering, et cetera. And yes, it’s a misperception.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“Tone is somewhat totalising in that, once I locate it, it tells me what kind of syntax to use, what word choices to make, how much white space to leave on the page, what sentence length, what the rhythmic patterning will be. If I can’t find the tone, I sometimes try narrating through the point of view of someone else.”

― Rachel Kushner

“I used to imagine working as a White House staffer some day, so it was pretty amazing to be there… realizing another dream.”

― Rachel Platten

“I’m Jewish, but not overly religious, and have certainly never formally observed the Fourth Commandment, other than via the tradition of wearing white on Friday nights at summer camp, which never seemed to dovetail with the fact that Fridays were also the night for grape juice.”

― Rachel Sklar

“Flip through the channels, and there is no denying it: The world of cable news – and their network chat-show brethren – is very, very white.”

― Rachel Sklar

“And I can relate to that, because I went to an all white school, so I knew what that was like. And it was hard at the time, but anything that’s difficult you learn from, don’t you?”

― Rachel True

“We filmed one scene on the beach and there was definitely weird energy around, and we were followed around by a white owl to several different locations, and little things like that, or certain mishaps would happen and you’d have to wonder what that was about.”

― Rachel True

“When my dad, Tommy Tucker Kelly, was about six, he started out with his dad on ‘The Black and White Minstrel’ Shows.”

― Rachel Tucker

“My basics are black, white, or neutral, and I’ll wear a ton of jewelry or carry a brightly colored bag.”

― Rachel Zoe

“In the White House, you can be on the pitcher’s mound or you can be in the catcher’s position. Put points on the board. Show people you can govern. Deliver on what you said you were going to deliver on.”

― Rahm Emanuel

“Whose leadership, whose judgment, whose values do you want in the White House when that crisis lands like a thud on the Oval Office desk?”

― Rahm Emanuel

“As I moved to less and less diverse places in my life, I realized that white people don’t talk about race amongst themselves!”

― Rainbow Rowell

“Apparently ‘The Office’ plays in Brazil. Who would’ve thought that Brazilians would identify with a bunch of pasty white Scrantonians in a paper company? But the Brazilians I’ve met have really loved the show.”

― Rainn Wilson

“After Charlottesville, our politics have now borne witness to a U.S. president at times openly defending neo-Nazis and white supremacists before condemning them.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets. He did. He took it into the damn White House.”

― Ralph Abernathy

“I firmly believe that with President Trump in the White House, we have such a great opportunity as conservatives.”

― Ralph Norman

“The smoothest curled courtier in the boudoirs of a palace has an animal nature, rude and aboriginal as a white bear.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I’ll be starting two new production houses – Konidela Productions and White Horse Entertainments.”

― Ram Charan

“I may be a star in the South, but when I go to Bollywood, I am a clean slate, a white paper. Whatever the director makes of me is what I will become for the audience.”

― Ram Charan

“Black unemployment is twice white unemployment and has been for decade after decade.”

― Rand Paul

“We must always embrace individual liberty and enforce the constitutional rights of all Americans-rich and poor, immigrant and native, black and white.”

― Rand Paul

“I think that many black people thought this would be a wonderful and extraordinary thing, for a black family to occupy the White House. Not only black people; a lot of white people thought that, too, but particularly black people.”

― Randall Kennedy

“All white people in the United States have benefited from a white supremacy. But does that mean that a white person should be viewed badly because they turn against a white supremacist policy? Just because you’ve benefited from something shouldn’t disable you from repudiating it.”

― Randall Kennedy

“In elite, primarily white institutions, there are many blacks who have white wives. So much so that sometimes there is almost the assumption that I would be married to a white woman.”

― Randall Kennedy

“The presumption of innocence, the benefit of the doubt, walking without worrying – these should not be hallmarks of white privilege. They are human rights – human rights – that should be enjoyed by all.”

― Randi Weingarten

“As a rule, anything that is pretty you avoid when on an expedition in the polar extremes. Normally anything other than white means a hazard such as a crevasse.”

― Ranulph Fiennes

“We forgot that Martin Luther King, Jr. changed his discourse toward the end of his life because he understood that the real fundamental problem of this country was not just race, it was class. It was the economical situation of not only poor blacks but also the poor white part of the population and everything in between.”

― Raoul Peck

“I knew my mother was – well, her ancestry dated back to John Quincy Adams, so she was totally not Latina. She was definitely whatever you call it – white bread, shall we say?”

― Raquel Welch

“I’ve always believed that immigration reform is important, but it won’t decide the White House in 2016. The most important issue for Hispanics – just like with all Americans – is the economy. If Republicans can do a better job of articulating positive, conservative policies to grow our economy, we will do better with Hispanics.”

― Raul Labrador

“I remember watching Wesley Snipes as Blade. I watched Michael Jai White as Spawn. I even watch Shaquille O’Neal as Steel. I felt like seeing a physical representation, a non-cartoon representation, affected me in a much different way.”

― Ray Fisher

“Newfoundlanders, what are we? We’re slobbering idiots, slack-jawed simpletons, rustic fish billies living in Dogpatch-on-the-rocks, lower than lower Slobovians, the laughing stock and ‘white trash’ of Canada.”

― Ray Guy

“Black patients were treated much later in their disease process. They were often not given the same kind of pain management that white patients would have gotten and they died more often of diseases.”

― Rebecca Skloot

“There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white.”

― Rebecca Solnit

“My books tend to have a lot of questions in them, and they tend to avoid black and white, for lack of a better metaphor.”

― Rebecca Stead

“There are all kinds of ways in which especially white men in this country have been helped by the government.”

― Rebecca Traister

“It was impossible for Hillary Clinton to have chosen a path to the White House that bypassed the loathing, jeering derision and gendered stereotyping built on two centuries of male power. What was interesting was how hard she tried to do just that.”

― Rebecca Traister

“White people loved ‘The Cosby Show,’ especially liberal white people. They loved it because it was a great, funny, well – written, and beautifully performed television show.”

― Rebecca Traister

“’The Cosby Show’ was a show about black people that was fundamentally and unequivocally friendly to whiteness and to white people. The Huxtables had white friends.”

― Rebecca Traister

“In this country, there is a segregation of Black Turks and White Turks. Your brother Tayyip belongs to the Black Turks.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“The white man has got the gold out of the land which belonged to the red man.”

― Red Cloud

“I managed Dal Maxvill, and he’s now our general manager. I managed Bob Gibson. He’s a broadcaster. Tim McCarver. Bill White. Nellie Briles. He used to be a broadcaster. I tried to count them up one time.”

― Red Schoendienst

“The more traditional bride still prefers white or ivory, but the young girls… seem to like the idea of using colors.”

― Reem Acra

“In Alabama, we have ribs with a white sauce, which is really great.”

― Reg E. Cathey

“I was made fun of in the Midwest – I was the only Asian in my graduating class of 200. Fortunately, I found my niche, and it was fine. But I wanted to be so white, you wouldn’t believe it. I was like, ‘I want to be white; I don’t want to be this anymore.’ But now I embrace it.”

― Reggie Lee

“For sports in general, it’s good to have a person in the White House who’s physically fit, who loves sports, but also understands and knows how to run a country.”

― Reggie Miller

“I would have liked to invent the plain white shirt, with a skirt and pants to go with it.”

― Rei Kawakubo

“One time, just passing by, I happened to see Jack White from the White Stripes. I’m a huge White Stripes fan, and I did a whole 180. It was like my jaw hit the ground.”

― Reid Scott

“I lived and grew up in the black and white period of photojournalism.”

― Rene Burri

“With my own son, my style of mothering has been to bring him everywhere. He’s sitting on my lap during interviews. When I went to the White House to meet President Obama, he was there.”

― Reshma Saujani

“I used to go to raves, but I was never into the whistles and white gloves.”

― Rhona Mitra

“When I was a kid, I thought I saw a ghost in the forest when I was on a bush walk, like a walk through the forest. I saw something weird pass from one side of the track to the other, and it was sort of a white, blurry… it’s hard to describe, really – something that was almost see-through, but it just moved in front of me.”

― Rhys Darby

“I would be surprised to see the White House scaling back on anything. That would be an admission they are operating from a position of weakness.”

― Rich Galen

“Secretary Clinton has dramatically changed the face of U.S. foreign policy globally for the good. But I wish she had been unleashed more by the White House.”

― Richard Armitage

“I suppose everyone tells little white lies. Quite often they’re necessary to make someone feel better or prevent feelings from being hurt. Whoppers? No, that’s dangerous and they’ll boomerang.”

― Richard Chamberlain

“We grow up to respect the gray. Black or white, one or the other, is childish. It represents the worldview of someone who does not know the world.”

― Richard Cohen

“Trump is in the White House, fulminating on Twitter, messing up foreign policy, mistaking critics for enemies, refusing to immediately and unequivocally condemn neo-Nazis, racists, and other assorted goons – and, in general, failing to provide the nation with a scintilla of moral leadership. This will last until it can’t any longer.”

― Richard Cohen

“I met Clinton during her husband’s first campaign for the White House. It was 1992, New Hampshire, and both Clintons had stopped at a coffee shop to greet the folks and get something to eat.”

― Richard Cohen

“Mausoleum air and anguished pauses: If this production were a poem, it would be mostly white space.”

― Richard Corliss

“How many mothers have emerged from a family trip to a Disney movie and been obliged to explain the facts of death to their sobbing young? A conservative estimate: the tens of millions, since the studio’s first animated feature, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ premiered in 1937.”

― Richard Corliss

“I detest ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘White Christmas,’ ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,’ and the obscene spending bonanza that nowadays seems to occupy not just December, but November and much of October, too.”

― Richard Dawkins

“It must be remembered that the Bush White House has a separate talent for character assassination that must not be confused with a talent for governance.”

― Richard Dreyfuss

“Within white Australia, there was a growing movement for what was known as reconciliation – a movement that peaked with millions marching in 2000 to demand the government say sorry for past injustices.”

― Richard Flanagan

“Federal employees are public servants, not partisan foot soldiers for President Obama, and shouldn’t have to decide whether a partisan White House request can be ignored without consequences.”

― Richard Grenell

“Most people in Washington assumed if Obama made it to the White House he would appoint Biden as his secretary of state, a position Biden openly admitted he wanted.”

― Richard Grenell

“While the Obama White House is completely incompetent and weak, they know how to spin everyday Americans.”

― Richard Grenell

“Americans are inclined to see the world and foreign affairs in black and white.”

― Richard Kerry

“Let us build bridges, my friends, build bridges to human dignity across that gulf that separates black America from white America.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“There will be no whitewash in the White House.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“Black Americans, no more than white Americans, they do not want more government programs which perpetuate dependency. They don’t want to be a colony in a nation.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“White House staff are meant to coordinate and set policy, not carry it out.”

― Richard N. Haass

“When people are making up stories about Bob Mueller on Fox News and those get traction in congressional committees and in the White House, at a certain point, I’ve got to say no.”

― Richard Painter

“If ethics is limited to financial conflicts of interest – that’s really what I did in the Bush White House – that’s a huge problem for me because Trump refused to sell his businesses. We don’t know where he’s getting his financing.”

― Richard Painter

“If President Trump will not remove White House officials who are clearly violating the law, he’s not doing his job and this would be yet another grounds for Congress considering impeaching and removing the president.”

― Richard Painter

“The last fight for the white metal is to be made here in this country and in this House, my friends.”

― Richard Parks Bland

“Only white men have the luxury of ignoring race.”

― Richard Powers

“It’s been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.”

― Richard Pryor

“If I try and be something I am not, if I try and be cool, and I am not, I am a boring white man in a suit. Usually a pin-striped suit.”

― Richard Quest

“I don’t understand why everyone has to wear black, grey and white.”

― Richard Rogers

“There was nobody at the time who was playing slide guitar like Johnny, and nobody, or no white guys at least, that was playing country blues like that on the acoustic guitar. And it was at that point that I realized what Johnny had to offer.”

― Rick Derringer

“Page one of any economic plan to get America working is to give a pink slip to the current resident in the White House.”

― Rick Perry

“Some of my best friends are white.”

― Rick Ross

“Toomp produced ‘White House’ on my first record, and we made magic.”

― Rick Ross

“I’ve always been an outsider. When I did magic, I was the only kid. When I worked with Johnny Cash, I was completely out of place in Nashville. And when I started Def Jam, I was the only white guy in the hip-hop world.”

― Rick Rubin

“I don’t think that there is a beer summit in the cards for me at the White House.”

― Rick Santelli

“When Jack White called and wanted me to do a video and play mandolin with The Raconteurs, I didn’t know anything about The Raconteurs at that time.”

― Ricky Skaggs

“Growing up, at that time, I didn’t want to be black because I was bullied, and I’d tell my mum that I wanted to be white like everyone else at school.”

― Ricky Whittle

“Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas, don’t you find?”

― Ridley Scott

“People – especially white people – they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead. The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me.”

― Rihanna

“And the White Album is important to me for different reasons. One – I had left the band on the White Album.”

― Ringo Starr

“As an African-American, as a woman, I think that I’ve been sensitized to the way in which history privileges the white male and the way in which certain aspects of history, the things that we are taught in school, the things that are handed down, never, never entered the picture though they might have been very important.”

― Rita Dove

“If you’re going to make black movies only about black people, that’s as bad as white movies only about white people.”

― Rita Moreno

“There’s no black and white in this world; it’s all grey. That’s what people are like! No one think they’re a baddie. Everyone thinks they’re trying to do their bit to make the world a better place.”

― Riz Ahmed

“Without a doubt, Dana White is my biggest influence.”

― Rob Dyrdek

“I’ve swam with great white sharks.”

― Rob James-Collier

“The thing about movie musicals is that there have been some brilliant ones, but when they’re bad, they’re really bad – big white elephants.”

― Rob Marshall

“You can hear the Celtic heartbeat all over Europe and America, from Bing Crosby to Jack White, from the Smiths to My Bloody Valentine, from House of Pain to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.”

― Rob Sheffield

“White Zombie was a bunch of kids with the worst equipment playing in a basement. But that is what is so great about it. There is no reason to think that you can’t do it.”

― Rob Zombie

“The social disease of political correctness has entered daily life, inverting good to bad and attempting to rewrite proud histories as an imposition of white supremacy for which we all should make contrition.”

― Robert Agostinelli

“There’s a studio formula of making a movie that Betty White fans and Ice Cube fans are going to love, so it’s a really broad brush.”

― Robert Ben Garant

“Other men wear white suits in summer and it doesn’t seem to bother them. But my white suit seems to be a little whiter than theirs. I think also that it may have something written on the back of it, although I can’t find it when I take the suit off.”

― Robert Benchley

“My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night.”

― Robert Bridges

“I have these huge black foam boards on the wall, and tacked to them, I have these white punch cards with my story ideas, scenes and notes.”

― Robert Crais

“Besieged by lawsuits that threatened to engulf almost everyone at the White House, Clinton assistants shunned paper or e-mail records of their daily deliberations. One told me that he would go down the hall to confer with his division chief face to face rather than discuss an issue on the telephone.”

― Robert Dallek

“During Grover Cleveland’s second term, in the 1890s, the White House deceived the public by dismissing allegations that surgeons had removed a cancerous growth from the President’s mouth; a vulcanized-rubber prosthesis disguised the absence of much of Cleveland’s upper left jaw and part of his palate.”

― Robert Dallek

“Kids today don’t watch a black and white movie.”

― Robert Englund

“The middle of the road is where the white line is – and that’s the worst place to drive.”

― Robert Frost

“At the ‘L.A. Times,’ I always wanted to write about artists I thought were meaningful. So I interviewed Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eminem, White Stripes. And I could understand how almost everybody I interviewed had a sense of artistry.”

― Robert Hilburn

“Whether it’s created in a lab, written by a programmer, or lands on the White House lawn as a visitor from the stars, if it acts like a human being, it is a human being.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

“We make artificial divisions everywhere: Democrats and Republicans, black and white, millennials and baby boomers. Even those of us who are against building walls find ourselves pointing accusing fingers at those wall-builders.”

― Robert J. Waldinger

“I never quite envisioned myself a proper doctor under that white coat, but I was interested in the idea of healing and in the psychological dimension rather early on.”

― Robert Jay Lifton

“If there is a great white throne judgment in which all unbelievers are going to be judged and sentenced to an eternity in hell, shouldn’t that motivate us right now to share Christ with as many people as possible?”

― Robert Jeffress

“It is one thing to open job opportunities. It is another to train people to fill them, or to persuade American enterprise to seek Negro as well as white applicants.”

― Robert Kennedy

“But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?”

― Robert Kennedy

“I like white wine when it’s young and vigorous. I don’t think you should cellar white wine at all, unless it’s white Burgundy, and definitely not nonvintage Champagne.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“I have been given a list of 35 white farmers in Mashonaland West alone. We say no to whites owning our land, and they should go… They can own companies and apartments… but not the soil. It is ours, and that message should ring loud and clear in Britain and the United States.”

― Robert Mugabe

“The land is ours. It’s not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people… Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but they must do so on the basis of equality.”

― Robert Mugabe

“The white man is not indigenous to Africa. Africa is for Africans. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans.”

― Robert Mugabe

“Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!”

― Robert Mugabe

“The music I heard growing up, since there was no TV or cinema or record covers, I didn’t know if it was black, white, hip, square, male, female… whatever. I’d hear melodies and things and got intrigued on that level.”

― Robert Palmer

“So many white kids, English kids – we had no culture.”

― Robert Plant

“The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the foxtrot.”

― Robert Rinder

“A vacant white room with lights is still a submission to the neutral. Works of art seen in such spaces seem to be going through a kind of esthetic convalescence.”

― Robert Smithson

“Something happened when I was in elementary school. A Disney artist named Bruce McIntyre retired, and he had done drawings for ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Snow White’ that was just classic stuff. He moved to the town I grew up in, Carlsbad, and he became a part-time art teacher at our elementary school.”

― Robert Stromberg

“It defies all common sense to send that roughneck ward politician back to the White House.”

― Robert Taft

“We ought not to be looking for something spectacular but rather develop a plan in conjunction with the White House to work our way out of this problem over the next six weeks.”

― Robert Teeter

“Look at my skin – I am not of the white people.”

― Roberto Clemente

“Everybody says it: black, white; everybody calls me a legend. Italians, Jews. Everybody.”

― Roberto Duran

“While everyone has racial bias, I reserve the word ‘racist’ to describe the bias that white people have – our collective bias is backed by institutional power.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“While having friends of color is better than not having them, it doesn’t change the overall system or prevent racism from surfacing in our relationships. The societal default is white superiority, and we are fed a steady diet of it 24/7. To not actively seek to interrupt racism is to internalize and accept it.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“Until white people understand that racism is embedded in everything, including our consciousness and socialisation, then we cannot go forward.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“The antidote to white fragility is ongoing and lifelong and includes sustained engagement, humility, and education.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“White fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“White fragility doesn’t always manifest in overt ways; silence and withdrawal are also functions of fragility.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“This is what I have learned: Any white person living in the United States will develop opinions about race simply by swimming in the water of our culture. But mainstream sources – schools, textbooks, media – don’t provide us with the multiple perspectives we need.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“We have always policed the bodies of people of color, and black people in particular. The Jim Crow South is a classic example. White flight in the North. School segregation. Gerrymandering.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“The goal of my work is to make visible the inevitable racist assumptions held, and patterns displayed, by white people conditioned from living in a white supremacist culture.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“For a lot of white people, just suggesting that being white has meaning will trigger a deep, defensive response. And that defensiveness serves to maintain both our comfort and our positions in a racially inequitable society from which we benefit.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“Racism has two primary functions: the oppression of people of color, which most people recognize, but also the simultaneous elevation of white people. You can’t hold one group down without lifting the other up.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“As a social concept, ‘white’ is profound in its meaning. It means people who either come from or appear to come from Europe, but it’s necessarily a construct of oppression.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“There’s a lot of ways that white women undermine women of color, and black women in particular.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“The language of violence that many whites use to describe anti-racist endeavors is not without significance, as it is another example of how white fragility distorts reality.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“I have spent years studying what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“A fundamental but very challenging part of my work is moving white people from an individual understanding of racism – i.e. only some people are racist and those people are bad – to a structural understanding.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“Most white people cannot answer the question, ‘What does it mean to be white?’ with any depth or complexity.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“I have found that the only way to give feedback without triggering white fragility is not to give it at all.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“People of color understand what it means to be white more than I ever will.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“White people are very wily when it comes to race. We will do everything that we can to get out from under the idea of race.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“White consciousness is deeply anti-black, and that’s for progressives and conservatives.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“Whiteness is dynamic, relational, and operating at all times and on myriad levels. These processes and practices include basic rights, values, beliefs, perspectives and experiences purported to be commonly shared by all but which are actually only consistently afforded to white people.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“It became clear over time that white people have extremely low thresholds for enduring any discomfort associated with challenges to our racial worldviews.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“For white people, their identities rest on the idea of racism as about good or bad people, about moral or immoral singular acts, and if we’re good, moral people, we can’t be racist – we don’t engage in those acts.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“The question that white people need to ask ourselves is not if we were shaped by the forces of racism, but how.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“Whites often respond defensively when linked to other whites as a group or ‘accused’ of collectively benefiting from racism, because as individuals, each white person is ‘different’ from any other white person and expects to be seen as such.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“White males are the most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today.”

― Robin Morgan

“If you’re a white person in the wrong neighborhood, you’re an underdog.”

― Robin Thede

“Bob Dylan and John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen, these are soul guys. Bruce Springsteen might not sing like Otis Redding, but he sings with white soul. He’s singing and he’s writing songs from the bottom of his gut.”

― Robin Thicke

“People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House.”

― Robin Williams

“Australia’s arid western region, from the town of Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean coast, is a beautiful, haunting, but largely empty land. Dominated by the harsh, almost uninhabited Great Sandy and Gibson deserts, the region is known only to Australian Aborigines, a handful of white settlers, and the few travelers who motor across it.”

― Robyn Davidson

“I was so lucky and blessed to have gotten ‘White Chicks’ so early into my career.”

― Rochelle Aytes

“Every intelligent person whose life has been passed in a slaveholding State, and who has carefully observed the character and capacity of the African race, will see that a general and sudden emancipation would be absolute ruin to the Negroes, as well as to the white population.”

― Roger B. Taney

“We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn’t have to be white, and the other one doesn’t have to be the ethnic sidekick. We’re way over that. And I think it’s happening in society, too.”

― Roger Ebert

“It’s funny that there was so much disturbance about having a Catholic in the White House with Kennedy, and when we finally get a religion in the White House that’s causing a lot of conflicts, and concerns, and disturbances for a lot of people, it’s in the Bush Administration.”

― Roger Ebert

“But considering that I walked in expecting no complexity at all, let alone the visual wonderments, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ is a considerable experience.”

― Roger Ebert

“All too often, white documentary filmmakers are the ones telling the stories of people of color.”

― Roger Ross Williams

“Anyone who listens to the Nixon White House would recognize that Nixon, who was in the Navy, was no stranger to profanity.”

― Roger Stone

“I cannot forget a conversation that I had with an elderly couple from the tribe. They asked me whether I would kill them after I had finished. When I asked them why they asked that, they replied, Because you white men always do!”

― Roland Joffe

“The history of the white man in India really jumped up and bit me in the neck.”

― Roland Joffe

“Even though we are a nation that’s becoming a minority country, we still have this view where everything is seen through the prism of the dominant culture, which really means white.”

― Roland Martin

“Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was a very savvy character. His drinking and carousing, his charisma and intelligence… the things he did in Congress. He passed for white, then became a black advocate.”

― Ron Cephas Jones

“Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.”

― Ron Chernow

“It is not enough for us to merely continue to talk about and contribute to the echo chamber of white noise of what’s wrong with America or for candidates to spout off silly poll-tested talking points about national security or foreign policy.”

― Ron DeSantis

“The failure of the White House and Congress to seriously address the nation’s fiscal situation is certain to broaden the belief among many voters that the U.S. political system is broken.”

― Ron Fournier

“White House operatives went to great lengths to show Obama shifting focus from wars abroad to domestic issues at home.”

― Ron Fournier

“AP promoted me to the White House beat because I knew Clinton, his family, friends, and staff better than anybody in the national press corps. Those contacts helped me break a few stories and get my career in Washington jump-started.”

― Ron Fournier

“My folks met at the University of Oklahoma, in the theater department in the 1940s. They were married touring the country in ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Snow White.’ My mother was married in Cinderella’s costume; the dwarves were the best men.”

― Ron Howard

“We should see the leadership from the White House setting dates certain for certain goals of achieving greater alliance on alternative and renewable energy sources, but we are not.”

― Ron Kind

“Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime, facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud, tax evasion, and other nefarious activities.”

― Ron Lewis

“The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party. It’s been hijacked by this group that is not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic. They believe in sort of white, middle America, gun-toting – it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”

― Ron Schiller

“You cannot sit quiet while the KKK and other white supremacist groups rear their ugly heads.”

― Ron Stallworth

“I never thought America would be stupid enough to put this idiot in the White House. Up until a half hour before they declared Trump the winner, I still thought that it wouldn’t happen. I never thought that we, as a nation, had fallen so much that we would be foolish enough to do that.”

― Ron Stallworth

“In many respects, David Duke was the playbook. He established the playbook by which Donald Trump ran and ultimately became – I won’t even use the term – let’s just say he became the occupant of the White House.”

― Ron Stallworth

“It’s the whole white-supremacist movement, no matter what they call themselves – be it Klan, Nazis, alt-right, skinheads – the basic ideology is the same. They consider themselves superior to others because of their white skin, and we should not sleep on that.”

― Ron Stallworth

“I have never had a fear of white people.”

― Ron Stallworth

“I was playing a role and acting. But it was different than Spike Lee’s movie. Spike can say ‘cut’ and move to the next scene. But I was pretending to be a white supremacist, one of them. I had to act like them to make the ruse a success.”

― Ron Stallworth

“The military is a microcosm of American society, so it really is not unusual that they would have Klan people and white supremacy people connected to them.”

― Ron Stallworth

“The white nationalist position, David Duke has always espoused that. The belief that immigrants are a threat to America and that we need border control, David Duke espoused that, and he talked about it during the time I was dealing with him.”

― Ron Stallworth

“I learned at an early age how to traverse the white world, the white-dominant world. I learned, and I was successful at it. I learned the nuances – I learned how to act, how to be – but I always was conscious and aware of my blackness.”

― Ron Stallworth

“Let’s face it. Nobody predicted Trump. He’s a fairytale nightmare that none of us could possibly have imagined. Shame on those 63 million who – especially those Obama voters who crossed over and voted, shame on them for putting this idiot in the White House.”

― Ron Stallworth

“The KKK members that I was dealing with never saw me because my interaction with them occurred over the phone. They were convinced that I was 1) white, and 2) a racial supremacist like them based strictly on my telephone conversation with them.”

― Ron Stallworth

“Trump has given white supremacists everywhere permission to come out of the shadows.”

― Ron Stallworth

“A lot of people said I tried to speak white on the phone. That is farthest thing from the truth and offensive.”

― Ron Stallworth

“If you write something the White House doesn’t like, they take you in and say, ‘If you ever write something like you did today, nobody from the White House will ever talk to you again,’”

― Ron Suskind

“Think of The Rontourage as the Ron White Channel, where you can see us getting into trouble in all kinds of different places.”

― Ron White

“On a regular basis, to appease White House or campaign staffs, Secret Service officials order agents to ignore basic security rules and let people into events without being put through a magnetometer or metal detector.”

― Ronald Kessler

“As the Marine One helicopter lifts off from the White House, the Prowler team watches for snipers. The team also responds to any threat that may arise at the White House itself.”

― Ronald Kessler

“If Israeli intelligence that has been shared with the United States – whether the National Security Agency, the C.I.A., the Defense Department, or the White House – is not safely guarded, Israel faces a major threat to its security. Cooperation with America’s agencies is deeply embedded in Israel’s intelligence community.”

― Ronen Bergman

“Americans across the country are expressing their belief that the best chance for a better life in our country is with continued Republican control of the House, Senate, and the White House under President Trump.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“It’s very easy to unite a party around opposition or wanting to get the White House back. That’s a unifying message, and you’re seeing the Democrats uniting around being the party of ‘no’ and the party of ‘resist.’”

― Ronna McDaniel

“On the House side, typically the party that has the White House loses the majority in the midterms – that’s been the historic trend. We want to buck that trend. We want to deliver for President Trump majorities in the House and the Senate so that he can govern.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“If there were things I felt the White House needed to be doing differently, I’d probably call them. I have a saying, and I had this in Michigan as chair, which is, ‘We’re a family.’ When you have a difference of opinion in your family, you don’t go on ‘Jerry Springer’; you pick up the phone, and you call your family member.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“The Democratic Party has become the party of the coastal elite, and the Republican Party is the party of the working class and that average American citizen who’s been struggling over the past eight years with Obama in the White House.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“Most white Americans only discovered the blues with the British invasion.”

― Ronnie Wood

“I think when people talk about race relations in America, they talk about African-American and white people. Asians are not often brought into the conversation. But there’s a historical legacy of issues between them. It’s hard to be like, ‘What about us?’ But we are a little underrepresented.”

― Ronny Chieng

“Before I met David Bowie, I was very nervous. I thought, ‘Here comes the Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust. How will I ever communicate with him?’”

― Rory MacLean

“To me, it remains incomprehensible that a people who can design the Porsche 911 and sleek, white ice trains, who created the Bauhaus and speak at least three languages at birth, want to own twee Christmas figurines painted in gaudy colours, dress up in Bavarian lederhosen, and eat Haribo gummy bears.”

― Rory MacLean

“I have never been what you would call just an integrationist. I know I’ve been called that… Integrating that bus wouldn’t mean more equality. Even when there was segregation, there was plenty of integration in the South, but it was for the benefit and convenience of the white person, not us.”

― Rosa Parks

“I had felt for a long time that, if I was ever told to get up so a white person could sit, that I would refuse to do so.”

― Rosa Parks

“In it not easy to remain rational and normal mentally in such a setting where, even in our airport in Montgomery, there is a white waiting room… There are restroom facilities for white ladies and colored women, white men and colored men. We stand outside after being served at the same ticket counter instead of sitting on the inside.”

― Rosa Parks

“I talked and talked of everything I know about the white man’s inhuman treatment of the Negro.”

― Rosa Parks

“I have been refused entrance on the buses because I would not pay my fare at the front and go around to the rear door to enter. That was the custom if the bus was crowded up to the point where the white passengers would start occupying.”

― Rosa Parks

“Ever since I was a girl, I have written about one to five pages every day – on napkins, on scrap paper, in notebooks and tablets, on the walls in my room as a teenager, and in orange paint on the cheap white plastic blinds in my room.”

― Roseanne Barr

“My mother still has a three-step system to eating candy corn. First she eats the white tip, then the orange middle, then the yellow end. She swears each segment tastes different.”

― Rosecrans Baldwin

“Therapy is not a ‘white thing.’ It’s a clinical thing.”

― Rosie Perez

“Eventually we got to a point where ‘Riverdale’ came along, and it was a character that was originally written white, and I saw this as an opportunity to take a classic American character and make them Asian.”

― Ross Butler

“I felt Helen Willis was in tune with the situation of a black woman married to a white man, and she had no problem being black.”

― Roxie Roker

“I don’t like that putdown: that when you’re trying to achieve, you’re trying to be white. That makes me mad.”

― Roxie Roker

“Straight up, Oreos, sodas, chips, salsa dips, egg white omelets, yogurts, breads, ketchups, mustards, barbecue sauce, frozen pizzas, hot pockets, ice cream, all these things that you eat in your normal life – I think if chefs got more involved in that, then it could be better. Because we’re the ones that know flavor.”

― Roy Choi

“I saw a bank of white light, and then I saw all my beloved animals. For a moment I stepped out of my body.”

― Roy Horn

“I’m always interested in furthering our sport. Like, I would love to be a correspondent newsperson, somebody who informs the fans a little bit more and able to bring a little more closure to our sport where it’s more of a black and white as opposed to the gray area.”

― Roy Nelson

“If Dana White said he wanted to fight heavyweight, everybody would watch that fight tomorrow just because they want to watch Dana get beat up or win or whatever it is.”

― Roy Nelson

“Tragically, the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth reported that one-quarter of our young people are at serious risk of not achieving productive adulthood.”

― Ruben Hinojosa

“There has been a growing consensus across the country – from statehouses to the White House and the halls of Congress – that we need to take dramatic steps to improve our secondary schools.”

― Ruben Hinojosa

“There are all kinds of monuments to adults – usually dead and usually white. But we don’t often lift up the extraordinary work of children.”

― Ruby Bridges

“Once my school was integrated, and I was there with white kids and a few black kids, it really didn’t matter to us what we looked like.”

― Ruby Bridges

“I had never seen a white teacher before, but Mrs. Henry was the nicest teacher I ever had.”

― Ruby Bridges

“The white actresses I have known have been allowed to do 10 times more than I shall ever do.”

― Ruby Dee

“The danger to a black child in America is not a white police officer. The danger is another black.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“Obama-as-dad is my favorite Obama. Obama-as-executive, with his stubborn faith in reasonableness in times absent of reason, presided over the country during its descent into madness. I find it a comfort that Obama-as-dad presided over a family that leaves the White House healthy and happy.”

― Rumaan Alam

“Do you realize, when Mandela was inaugurated president, he invited as his special guests the white jailers from his Robben Island prison? He literally did forgive everybody.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Did you know that the White House drug test is multiple choice?”

― Rush Limbaugh

“The Obama camp, the White House, and the media all condemned Romney before they condemned the attacks. Obama thought it more worthwhile to hit Romney for what he was doing than the terrorists for what they did. Romney got hit first.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“It is fitting that yesteryear’s swashbuckling newspaper reporter has turned into today’s solemn young sobersides nursing a glass of watered white wine after a day of toiling over computer databases in a smoke-free, noise-free newsroom.”

― Russell Baker

“American foreign policy had still not recovered from its victory over communism when George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice took over at the White House in 2001.”

― Russell Baker

“First of all it’s usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries, rarely men. They are white. They come from privileged backgrounds. They are educated.”

― Russell Banks

“Indians are the second largest population in the world, but we’re invisible on TV – everything is either black or white.”

― Russell Peters

“The difference between blues, jazz, rock n’ roll and rap is that rap stayed poor. Even the white rappers are poor. It’s scarier to look at poor people; it makes everyone uncomfortable. Their pain is something that people would like to see swept under the rug.”

― Russell Simmons

“I’m all about the crossover. The role doesn’t necessarily have to be white or Latina or black. It could be anything. But it’s hard in Hollywood, because sometimes it’s all about the box office. Or all about looks and things like that. It’s not about the story that they have to tell.”

― Rutina Wesley

“I went on tour with Ricky Skaggs and his wife, Sharon White, and the White Family in 2015. It was fantastic. They’re all the greatest singers of that country stuff, traditional country up into bluegrass.”

― Ry Cooder

“If you’re white working with non-white people, you will be branded as a colonialist by some people, regardless of your efforts or intentions.”

― Ry Cooder

“I grew up with white friends, Asian friends – Vietnamese, Chinese, Pacific Islanders. I had Hispanic friends, not just Mexican friends, but Guatemalan friends, Honduran friends, and we knew the difference, you know?”

― Ryan Coogler

“There are so many people that don’t come in contact with black men. Whether they live in a homogeneous area that’s mostly white or whether they live in places where they don’t have to come in contact with them. So what kind of contact do they have with African-American males? They have the media, and that’s it.”

― Ryan Coogler

“I think the ‘Law of Attraction’ comes from a rich, white, privileged perspective.”

― Ryan Gosling

“Unfortunately, I don’t look as Latin as I am. I get called a white guy a lot, but I am very proud of my heritage. I try my hardest to bring honor to my Mexican roots. Latin people are very passionate and loyal, and I will always remember who I am and where I come from.”

― Ryan Guzman

“I’m very black and white about what I like or don’t like, and I’ve always been that way.”

― Ryan Murphy

“In television and the movie business, the people who are promoted and the people who are mentored always look like the white guys.”

― Ryan Murphy

“To me, White Boy Shuffle is sort of like Catcher in the Rye, the story is so universal.”

― Ryan Phillippe

“My first film goes into production in October. It’s called White Boy Shuffle and it’s based on a novel about a young black kid and it’s sort of reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye.”

― Ryan Phillippe

“My name is Ryan White. I am sixteen years old. I have hemophilia, and I have AIDS.”

― Ryan White

“Black was not the universal hue of mourning in Europe. In Castile, white obtained on the death of its princes.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“In ‘White Christmas,’ I wasn’t the main part.”

― Sadie Sink

“The story of the British empire helps to explain the roots of most British people: white, black, and Asian.”

― Sadiq Khan

“When I was growing up, anyone who wasn’t white was black. It meant all of us. Though when I was at university, we started to be called Asians.”

― Sadiq Khan

“We should recognise the mirrors of exclusion and mirrors of extremism in our society. The inequalities and disadvantages among visible minorities are also prevalent in the white working class. Political extremism and disengagement is mirrored between white and ethnic minority communities.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Whatever Dana White and Joe Silva have planned for me, I’m ready.”

― Sage Northcutt

“In many ways I’m similar to Barack Obama, who also has a strange name but was raised by a white American mother. His background is far more complicated than his name would suggest. Furthermore, the fact that I was a child during the hostage crisis has caused me to equate being Iranian with being alienated.”

― Said Sayrafiezadeh

“We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.”

― Saint Ignatius

“I never saw a true representation – an iconic hero – for myself. It just got boring, reading about all these really powerful and heroic white guys.”

― Salim Akil

“Even Colin Powell who was everywhere before he became secretary of state, just stopped going out. I think part of it was he didn’t want to be viewed suspiciously by the other people in the White House who rarely go anywhere.”

― Sally Quinn

“Thomas Pynchon looks exactly like Thomas Pynchon should look. He is tall, he wears lumberjack shirts and blue jeans. He has Albert Einstein white hair and Bugs Bunny front teeth.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I never refused my help to any person black or white; and I liked the office nonetheless because there were neither fees nor salary connected with it.”

― Salmon P. Chase

“I was in the trade field as White House fellow in the first Bush administration.”

― Sam Brownback

“I’m very English. I’m white. I mean, I’m so pale. With spray tans they start peeling and start getting really dirty looking.”

― Sam Claflin

“Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn’t belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?”

― Sam Ervin

“With TV season structures – and I’m a huge TV watcher – you look at shows like ‘Breaking Bad,’ which is my favorite show of all time, and ‘The Sopranos,’ which is pretty high up there as well, and there was that thing where, every season, Walter White would go up a level, but there would be a new bad.”

― Sam Esmail

“I like doing stuff like, for instance, in the ‘Leave the Night On’ video, I had on a plain white T-shirt. I just wanted to do something to it to make it a little different, so I just cut a big strip out of the side, from the shirttail up to my armpit, and cut a big red strip out of another T-shirt and just sewed it in there.”

― Sam Hunt

“When I drive through a field, I want to see green grass sometimes, and I don’t want to see black and white.”

― Sam Mendes

“I was trying to establish an identity in music, and black and white had nothing to do with it.”

― Sam Phillips

“If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars.”

― Sam Phillips

“The people-pleasing and performing is 100% ingrained in me, partly because I was a little brown girl growing up in a very white, homogeneous community in San Diego – where, in second grade, I was called a terrorist.”

― Samin Nosrat

“I was obsessed with Lil’ Bow Wow growing up, and you couldn’t see the white of my walls because they were plastered with his photos. This is even more embarrassing: I had a notebook full of facts about Bow Wow and different pictures. I basically made a biography notebook about him and his life when he was, like, 13.”

― Samira Wiley

“All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn’t be welcome at the White House.”

― Sammy Davis, Jr.

“Color television! Bah, I won’t believe it until I see it in black and white.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“I just always knew that I lived in two worlds. There was the world of my house and community, but to make my way in that white world I had to modify the way I spoke and acted. I had to sometimes not make direct eye contact.”

― Samuel L. Jackson

“The first time I heard ‘Jolene,’ I was 12 years old, and it was performed by Jack White. I remember watching that video and forgetting it was from a woman’s point of view, and forgetting it was a country song, and forgetting it was originally by Dolly Parton.”

― Samuel Larsen

“Also, of course, for most of this time most Americans thought of America as a white country with, at best, only a very segregated and subordinate role for blacks.”

― Samuel P. Huntington

“The British were white, English, and Protestant, just as we were. They had to have some other basis on which to justify independence, and happily they were able to formulate the inalienable truths set forth in the Declaration.”

― Samuel P. Huntington

“I spent some time at White Memorial Medical Center as a senior medical student doing a rotation in surgery; however, I felt I wasn’t getting enough time assisting.”

― Samuel Wilson

“I am always slightly mystified by the whole ‘Snow White’ story. What are the chances of coming across that many diminutive men living in one house in the woods?”

― Sandi Toksvig

“’Hispanic’ is English for a person of Latino origin who wants to be accepted by the white status quo. ‘Latino’ is the word we have always used for ourselves.”

― Sandra Cisneros

“A lot of things that I can’t get into the room for, even just to be seen, is because they’re just saying ‘No. they’re not casting non-white.’ You’re lumped into a category with people who are just not white.”

― Sandra Oh

“I think that in L.A., one thing that nobody will ever talk about is, for instance, how just one in five kids in L.A. County is white, so when you’re looking out there, it’s a very brown city.”

― Sandra Tsing Loh

“Oddly, in this age of the blinding white Oprah pantsuit, when everything is illuminated, it seems a Victorian lace curtain still hangs over the delicate womanly matter of our personal expenditures.”

― Sandra Tsing Loh

“I cut the feet out of my control top pantyhose to wear under these white pants and that was the ah-ha moment that started Spanx. My own butt was my own inspiration!”

― Sara Blakely

“I did not like the way I looked in a pair of white pants.”

― Sara Blakely

“I didn’t like the way it looked in white trousers, and I couldn’t find anything to work underneath them.”

― Sara Blakely

“When I was 7, I came up with the idea of ‘charm socks.’ My mom would take me to buy bags of plastic charms, we would sew them on frilly white socks, and I sold them at school.”

― Sara Blakely

“I cut the feet out of control top pantyhose one night, threw them on under my white pants and realized that the toning and shaping was perfect and that the hosiery material is thin enough that I could make shape wear out of it.”

― Sara Blakely

“I’m obsessed with great white sharks. And I want to dive into the coral of the Great Barrier Reef.”

― Sara Sampaio

“The digital revolution has wrest a little control away from corporate publishers and white, male, middle-aged critics, but the financial value put on the job of the writer and the misconceptions around that make it extremely difficult to enter the profession.”

― Sara Sheridan

“I definitely think the fact that I come from a multicultural background, my mother living life in a white skin and having white skin privilege from the time I was little, I was aware of that.”

― Sarah Jones

“It was easier to forget, or be dismissive about, transgender issues when there weren’t transgender staffers or interns walking the halls of the White House.”

― Sarah McBride

“It’s all kind of a big illusion: the white picket fence and the perfect marriage and the kids. Check that box off, check that box off, and move forward.”

― Sarah McLachlan

“We’re red, white and blue, and President Obama, we are through with you.”

― Sarah Palin

“To the families of special needs children all across this country I have a message for you: for years you have sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters, and I pledge to you that if we’re elected, you will have a friend, an advocate, in The White House.”

― Sarah Palin

“Traditionally, I have no right to talk about race. I’m white; I didn’t grow up in an all-black neighborhood. But the license I see for myself is I’m a member of the world.”

― Sarah Silverman

“Relations between black and white would be greatly improved if we were more accepting of our fears and our feelings and more vocal about it.”

― Sarah Silverman

“Roy Blunt is another white guy in a suit, and I think the public wants change. There’s a good old boys’ network out there that’s hard to penetrate… and it’s not always in the best interest of the party or for conservative principles.”

― Sarah Steelman

“A few years ago, I got cast as a white boy in an off-Broadway play. So not only was it colour-blind, it was gender-blind as well. That would never happen in film.”

― Sarita Choudhury

“At Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy, I studied under a brilliant and fiery teacher. This tiny, stuttering old man flew into a rage if his students’ white socks failed to reach mid-calf level. Nor could he tolerate floppy hair. We wore hairnets to class – an athletic brigade of short order cooks.”

― Sascha Radetsky

“I generally like white skates.”

― Sasha Cohen

“A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.”

― Saul Alinsky

“I always envied them, the owners of the cars with the white plates who can be seen around Jerusalem. I always wanted to be one of them. We call them U.N., even though U.N. are generally foreign correspondents with leased cars and yellow plates.”

― Sayed Kashua

“I’d rather go to the White House Correspondents’ dinner than any awards show.”

― Scarlett Johansson

“I love ‘White Christmas.’ That’s one of my favorites just because I love the music. I love the story, Bing Crosby. It’s just one of my all time favorites. And it’s hard to have a Christmas without seeing a little bit of Jimmy Stewart and angels running around town.”

― Scott Bakula

“When I was knowingly misled but only learned that much later, that’s really when I started to become disillusioned at the White House.”

― Scott McClellan

“As press secretary, I spent countless hours defending the administration from the podium in the White House briefing room.”

― Scott McClellan

“I believe that Donald Trump in the White House would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama, and that’s saying a lot.”

― Scott Pruitt

“Weapons of mass destruction aren’t pulled out of a black hat like a white rabbit at a magic show. They’re produced in factories. There’s science and technology involved. They’re not produced in a hole in the ground or in a basement.”

― Scott Ritter

“One thing that in my reporting that I found and was amazed to find was that, as far as I could determine, neither high-level White House officials in the Bush administration nor even the top brass at the CIA even knew the history of water boarding when they approved it.”

― Scott Shane

“I think a case could be made that there’s sort of a crisis of masculinity in the West. Particularly with white males.”

― Scott Thompson

“Processed pig is white trash meat. Some people call it Spam.”

― Scott Weiland

“I feel safe in white because deep down inside, I’m an angel.”

― Sean Combs

“Black lives matter. They do. And Indian. And Asian. Hispanic and white. All those lives matter. We should fight for all life, including life of the unborn.”

― Sean Duffy

“You’re going to see a rise of the white male voter who feels like they’re not secure, their country has been taken away. They cherish the American flag. They have fought for the American flag. They have fought for the American idea and the ideal.”

― Sean Duffy

“So the mayor of New Orleans would have used his own buses had the people had been white?”

― Sean Hannity

“People don’t realize there’s a whole separate entrance to the White House for journalists.”

― Sebastian Gorka

“In the end, the only heritage we have is our planet, and I have decided to go to the most pristine places on the planet and photograph them in the most honest way I know, with my point of view, and of course it is in black and white, because it is the only thing I know how to do.”

― Sebastiao Salgado

“With control of the House, the Senate, and the White House, Republicans could have used their unified control of government to… balance the budget!”

― Seth Moulton

“I watched the documentary ‘I Hate Christian Laettner,’ and I really hate Christian Laettner. It made me understand why everybody hates Christian Laettner and Duke basketball. I mean, they’re just a bunch of preppy white boys from Tobacco Road or whatever.”

― Seth Rollins

“I’m a better American than 99% of the guys in the White House.”

― Seymour Hersh

“What I do is I remove my makeup every night, use a little bit of Vitamin C serum, and that’s it, pretty much. Of course, I use my 3D White products!”

― Shakira

“We don’t live in a world that’s black and white.”

― Shannon Elizabeth

“When I first played at the Apollo, the owner didn’t even know who Sharon Jones was. The Apollo had never seen so many white people coming uptown.”

― Sharon Jones

“I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them – the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world.”

― Sharon Stone

“America was not built on kindness or the Christianity of Christ. It was not built on freedom or liberty. This nation was built on white supremacy.”

― Shaun King

“When Trump was elected, it gave white men – particularly white men in power – full, unfettered permission to say or do whatever they want without consequence.”

― Shaun King

“I was never a white guy pretending to be black. Not once, ever, did it occur to me that I was being phony or fraudulent or fake. Quite the opposite – I always believed I was living the truest form of my self.”

― Shaun King

“Trump’s America means many things, but this much is clear – it means toxic white masculinity is not just permitted, it’s fully empowered – and getting worse.”

― Shaun King

“Never have I once identified myself as white.”

― Shaun King

“There are many great outlets that we love and respect, but ‘The North Star’ really is going to be a hard news outlet with reporters and journalists, White House correspondents. I think we’ll be hard news with some cultural commentary.”

― Shaun King

“I grossly underestimated the gravitational pull of America’s justice system toward white supremacy.”

― Shaun King

“When 63 million people voted to elect Donald Trump as the president of the United States, it opened up the floodgates for toxic white masculinity in America.”

― Shaun King

“No man represents toxic white masculinity more than Donald Trump.”

― Shaun King

“The Four Horsemen were limousines and Lear Jets, while DX was trailer parks and outhouses. One was white trash, one was upper crust. I always saw DX and the NWO as the natural rivals at the time.”

― Shawn Michaels

“I don’t care what Dana White thinks.”

― Shayna Baszler

“When I was a kid, I always had the red hair, the white skin, and freckles. Back then, I wanted to look like everybody else, but now I realize that being different is definitely a major help.”

― Sheamus

“I have a PlayStation 3, and I love the ‘God of War’ games because the fellow’s got probably as white skin as I have.”

― Sheamus

“My new mission is, and I’ve said this to the White House, I want the Buy America to be real. I want the Buy America to be by small businesses, African American businesses, Latino and Asian, but in particular our African American businesses who heretofore couldn’t even find the front door of government contracts.”

― Sheila Jackson Lee

“We are Christian and Jewish and Muslim and Hindu and none of the above. We are gay and straight. We are black, brown, white, and innumerable combinations. We are young and old, female and male, with and without disabilities, urban and rural, and liberal and conservative. Every one of us is an equal American.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“I’m very proud to be black, but I’m just as much black as I am white. But I want tell stories that everybody can relate to, so I don’t care who’s opposite me.”

― Shemar Moore

“I don’t see myself as a ‘black actor,’ I’m just Shemar Moore the actor. I’m very proud to be black, but I’m just as much black as I am white.”

― Shemar Moore

“As a kid, I was a dancer in Dick Whittington, Snow White and Cinderella. When I was 14, I played Baby Bear. I had a big head on, and you couldn’t see my face. My mum was very disappointed.”

― Sheridan Smith

“White Americans have a short memory.”

― Sherman Alexie

“There’s something on the Internet called the White Resistance Manual. It’s pretty much for white supremacists.”

― Sherman Austin

“When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.”

― Sherman Austin

“When I was little I went to a Baptist Church with my grandmother. My earliest memories were of her falling out in the middle of the floor and they had to cover her with a white sheet. Every time we went to church it was scary. The music would start playing, and then everybody would start running and shouting and hollering and screaming.”

― Sherri Shepherd

“My doctor suggested doing some blood tests and immediately discovered that my white blood cell count was low. So then I went through many more tests including bone marrow biopsies until they figured out that I had neutropenia.”

― Sheryl Lee

“I wasn’t cocky, just confident; I went to an all black school, a white kid.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“Whenever I play, red ball or white ball, I utilise whatever knowledge I have of the game.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“I stand before you today to repudiate the ridiculous notion that the American people will not vote for qualified candidates simply because he is not white or because she is not a male.”

― Shirley Chisholm

“It’s definitely an intrinsic part of my makeup that makes me want to see black when everyone else is seeing white.”

― Shirley Manson

“In many ways I just did not fit the mold of a 1970s high tech innovator. I was not white, I was not working for the military or for a defense contractor, and I must have seemed too young and too naive to stand up for the truth.”

― Shiva Ayyadurai

“I think people like myself as a person of color are tired of being called Nazis and white supremacists.”

― Shiva Ayyadurai

“I say it in the writers’ room all the time: My black is not your black. What’s terrifying is that, just the same way we’ve all accepted that normal is white, everybody seems to buy into the idea that there’s only one way to be black or one way to be Hispanic. That’s as damaging as anything else.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“A movie is a movie is a movie. But it has to have an adjective in front of it if it’s not a white guy’s movie.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“I won’t say I’m analog. I’m not like Jack White. I’m more like 1991.”

― Shooter Jennings

“With ‘White Light,’ I had just finished watching ‘Under the Skin’ and was really obsessed with the idea of science fiction presented as normality.”

― Shura

“Every decision that they take has enormous consequences, and ripple out from the White House.”

― Sidney Blumenthal

“But presidents matter. That’s one of the biggest lessons I learned being in the White House.”

― Sidney Blumenthal

“I write every first draft – almost every draft, but certainly the first – by hand on blank white pieces of paper, so I don’t know how long it is as I’m writing; it just piles up, and then I input it all in my computer, and I learn how long it is.”

― Simon Kinberg

“You can count on one hand the white rappers that have made it. So I just wanted to show the point of view of an actor in Hollywood, because what could be more soft than that. Rapping about auditions and acting and stuff. I thought it was just uncharted territory to clown on, so that pushed through with Dirt Nasty.”

― Simon Rex

“I enjoy tequila, which has a strange effect on people and makes parties more fun than warm white wine.”

― Simon Sebag Montefiore

“With my coloring, I’m nothing in black and white. I’ve seen my films sometimes on black-and-white TV. Disaster.”

― Sissy Spacek

“If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man, he would have made me so in the first place.”

― Sitting Bull

“The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.”

― Sitting Bull

“Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.”

― Sitting Bull

“What white man can say I never stole his land or a penny of his money? Yet they say that I am a thief.”

― Sitting Bull

“What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian.”

― Sitting Bull

“England is so black and white, so plain, like a burger with nothing on it. No salad, nothing. That’s why it’s so real.”

― Skepta

“Where there is so much racket, there must be something out of kilter. I think that ‘twixt the Negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon.”

― Sojourner Truth

“I’m black. I’m Latina. My mom is Cuban. Afro-Cuban. My dad is white and Australian.”

― Soledad O’Brien

“That reasonably intelligent and well-meaning young people are willing to call white black is a matter of concern. It raises questions about our ways of education and about the values that guide our conduct.”

― Solomon Asch

“The deals that were made for Black artists at that time were not the deals that were made for white artists.”

― Solomon Burke

“I want to be a simple bride when I get married. I want a beach wedding where I am running around on the sand in a white dress.”

― Sonakshi Sinha

“I grew up as a Polynesian kid in the Polynesian community, and I was this skinny white kid.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“Every other fashion brand out there – including those that I call ‘competitors’ – are run by mostly old white men, and the customer knows it.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“I used to be really into Kundalini yoga, and all the teachers show up, and they always wear white because they say it expands their aura by several feet, so I thought, ‘If it works for them…’”

― Sophie Hawley-Weld

“On stage, I wear my ‘uniform’ – my all white and flowy suit. It makes me feel ‘in-my-body’ and sensual.”

― Sophie Hawley-Weld

“There’s a lot of Americans, black and white, who think that we’ve arrived where we need to be and nothing else needs to be done and affirmative action needs to be dismantled.”

― Spike Lee

“’Do the Right Thing’ was my first union film. I looked at the rosters, and for the most part, it was white males. Especially the Teamsters. So we had some conversations.”

― Spike Lee

“I always give the example, if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn’t black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley.”

― Spike Lee

“I was influenced by big, strong voices – writers like Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, Jane Bowles; gay writers like Ed White, Michael Cunningham, Allen Hollinghurst; and contemporary lesbian writers, like Dorothy Allison.”

― Stacey D’Erasmo

“I wouldn’t mind, if Peter Parker had originally been black, a Latino, an Indian, or anything else, that he stay that way. But we originally made him white. I don’t see any reason to change that.”

― Stan Lee

“When I was a kid, Disney was one of my gods. I just loved movies like ‘Snow White’ and ‘Pinocchio.’”

― Stan Lee

“Obviously, race is the elephant in the room, and we all understand that. Unless it is talked about constantly, it’s not going to get better… people have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people, because we’re comfortable. We still have no clue what being born white means.”

― Stan Van Gundy

“There is one God, and He made both Indians and white men. We were all made out of the dust of the earth.”

― Standing Bear

“If a white man had land, and some one should swindle him, that man would try to get it back, and you would not blame him.”

― Standing Bear

“I guess my favourite Disney film was ‘Snow White,’ which has a really dark moment when the evil queen turns into a witch and makes the poison apple. It was terrifying in the same way ‘Maleficent’ is.”

― Stella McCartney

“As a child, I was as intrigued by the Evil Queen as I was charmed by Snow White.”

― Stephane Rolland

“Americans are right to believe the American Dream is fading. But that dream only became a possibility for white men as a result of the labor struggles and reforms of the New Deal, and it began to extend to minorities and women only after the civil rights and women’s movements of the 1960s and 1970s.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“Liberal politicians, in celebrating the benefits of modernization, free trade, diverse families, and the rise of more women and minorities into political and economic prominence, have often glossed over the pain of white blue-collar communities.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan get elected to the White House, Medicare will be bankrupt by the end of their first term.”

― Stephanie Cutter

“I was involved in an organization called the White House Project, and the woman who ran it introduced me to Bloomberg. I told them, ‘You can pay me zero dollars, but I need you to give me a TV show to anchor, and I need you to hire someone to teach me where the cameras are.’”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“Like, when they say to me, ‘Screamin’ A.’ – I’m the only dude on the air who’s loud? I know plenty of white dudes who are screaming and going off. They’re called passionate. I’m called loud.”

― Stephen A. Smith

“Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.”

― Stephen Ambrose

“When you went into a Boston Chicken and ordered quarter-chicken, white, with mash and corn, when that was rung up, that would signal all the way along the supply chain the need for more potatoes to be put on a truck a thousand miles away.”

― Stephen Elop

“When I was playing Jimmy White in those finals, I could tell when he was under pressure.”

― Stephen Hendry

“I got hooked into folk music by accident, because that’s what white college kids liked when I was a child.”

― Stephen Stills

“I can’t wait to see little white kids dressing up as Black Panther.”

― Sterling K. Brown

“I’m not a white nationalist, I’m a nationalist. I’m an economic nationalist.”

― Steve Bannon

“Are there some people that are white nationalists that are attracted to some of the philosophies of the alt-right? Maybe.”

― Steve Bannon

“In the White House, I had influence. At Breitbart, I had power.”

― Steve Bannon

“As always, whenever I’m contacted by the White House, I’m just humbled.”

― Steve Harvey

“I worked with Chris Squire on a Greg Lake record in the early ’80s, worked with Alan White.”

― Steve Lukather

“People say I should be running for a gold medal for the old red, white and blue and all that bull, but it’s not gonna be that way.”

― Steve Prefontaine

“When should a man stop wearing sports jerseys? When the buttons of his White Sox top finally pop, like rivets on a distressed ocean liner? When the pinstripes of his Yankees shirt have grown wider at the midsection than at the top, as the longitudinal lines on a globe?”

― Steve Rushin

“Growing up in Bloomington, Minn., I loved the ritual of dressing for Little League – in white socks, blue stirrups, belted pants, a double-knit jersey, and the cap I’d hold over my face to screen out mosquitoes in right field.”

― Steve Rushin

“It’s an often-asked question, ‘Why did all these spotty white English boys suddenly start playing blues in the ’60s?’ It was recognized as this kind of vibrant music and when I first started playing in a blues band I just wanted to bring it to a wider public who hadn’t really heard it.”

― Steve Winwood

“The fact that apartheid has been tied up with white supremacy, capitalist exploitation, and deliberate oppression makes the problem much more complex. Material want is bad enough, but coupled with spiritual poverty, it kills.”

― Steven Biko

“The press is largely directed at white society or the so-called electorate whose values are laced with racial prejudice against black people.”

― Steven Biko

“Standardized tests don’t care if you’re white or black, short or tall, or even the rate at which you learned the course material. At the end of the day, all it cares about is whether you know what you’re supposed to know. It can’t be cheated, bent, or bargained with.”

― Steven Crowder

“I thought food and drink were just part of the perks of living at the White House. The next day, I got a call from his secretary saying my dad wanted to see me in the Oval Office, and when I got there, dad was waving this little pink receipt. I didn’t know it came out of his salary.”

― Steven Ford

“To political technocrats, 2008 marks the maturation of ‘microtargeting’ – a technique that, if things are as close in November as expected, may well affect who takes the White House.”

― Steven Levy

“Twitter provides a platform that allows anyone on the planet – from a political activist in the Middle East to an intemperate golfer in the White House – to broadcast his or her thoughts.”

― Steven Levy

“I was a psych major in college and I actually owned two white lab rats. I had to train them and I took them home so that’s just kind of missing for me.”

― Steven Yeun

“But between sets I’d sneak over to the black places to hear blues musicians. It got to the point where I was making my living at white clubs and having my fun at the other places.”

― Stevie Ray Vaughan

“Integration is a man’s ability to want to move in there by himself. If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black, that is his choice. It should be his rights. It is not because white people will not allow him.”

― Stokely Carmichael

“Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.”

― Stokely Carmichael

“Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.”

― Stokely Carmichael

“Now we maintain that we cannot be afford to be concerned about 6 percent of the children in this country, black children, who you allow to come into white schools. We have 94 percent who still live in shacks. We are going to be concerned about those 94 percent.”

― Stokely Carmichael

“I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people.”

― Stokely Carmichael

“Let’s say you have white milk and chocolate milk, and one of them is good emotions and one of them is bad emotions, and you pour both in: you’re still going to fill up and run over.”

― Stormy Daniels

“Most middle-aged white men probably don’t know about little old Stormzy from London.”

― Stormzy

“I don’t care if it’s a white millionaire kid from Oxfordshire who comes to my show, buys my record, supports me and rates me. It’s cool.”

― Stormzy

“The white people of the South are the greatest minority in this nation. They deserve consideration and understanding instead of the persecution of twisted propaganda.”

― Strom Thurmond

“My father is black – was black. My mother is white.”

― Stromae

“Republicans have to be relieved. Given all the bad news this White House has faced, at least the president’s hemorrhaging has stopped.”

― Stuart Rothenberg

“In the South we experienced, you know, some black kids who gave us a hard time because – cause ‘you talk white.’ We didn’t talk white. We talked fairly proper. Plus, we had a Midwestern accent, so we didn’t have a Southern accent, either. So it wasn’t really talking white; it was talking different.”

― Stuart Scott

“FDR had been Assistant Secretary of the Navy. They told me, now forgotten, just how many pictures of ships they took out of the White House after he died. But he could choose good men.”

― Stuart Symington

“Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we’re now in so much trouble.”

― Stuart Symington

“I’ve been really fortunate to go, and it’s exciting. You’re going to the White House. I remember first walking into the room to meet President Obama and the aura… It’s insane.”

― Sue Bird

“My maternal grandmother, Annie Sparks, lived with our family during the while I was growing up. When I came home from school, after having made a detour to the kitchen to pour a glass of milk and fix a thick peanut butter sandwich on easy-to-tear white bread, I would go up to her sitting room.”

― Sue Hubbell

“I’m a very self-conscious person; I think we all are, but I’m especially not very comfortable in my body. I always feel really weird and awkward on the street or on the stage. It has nothing to do with circumstances; it’s just an ongoing psychological state, like white noise.”

― Sufjan Stevens

“One of my strongest memories is my father playing bongos in the living room in Detroit listening to Motown radio. He was this skinny white bald guy, but he was really moved by blues and Motown and funk.”

― Sufjan Stevens

“I was looking at this picture of Brooke Shields at Studio 54 the other day. Everyone in the shot looks amazing because they have these black and white cameras with a flash. I think that’s what photographers should go back to.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“When I first started buying shoes with my own money, I would always get them from eBay. I used to hack my mum’s account, and suddenly these white cowboy leather boots would arrive.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people – women as well as men.”

― Susan B. Anthony

“White men have always controlled their wives’ wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.”

― Susan B. Anthony

“I wrote in coffee shops in Japan when I was 22, 23, before I had the stamina to sit down and write. I liked the buzzy environment; I couldn’t speak Japanese when I arrived, so it was kind of a white noise. It felt more sociable than being alone, but now, as I’ve developed a writing practice, I couldn’t do it.”

― Susan Barker

“A lot of Republicans are white Christians, but the Republican Party is reaching out to Hispanics, and reaching out to blacks, and reaching out to Asians.”

― Susan Estrich

“I moved out eventually of the White House and moved into a townhouse with a group of girls while I was in college.”

― Susan Ford

“Winter in the country is very white. There is black grit on all the shoulders of the roads and on the big mounds from the plows, and all the cars are filthy, but the fields are dazzling and untouched and pristine.”

― Susan Orlean

“I was conscious of the fact that it could be to my disadvantage to marry a white guy – that some folks would hold that against me.”

― Susan Rice

“I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro. This is a passionately racist country; it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.”

― Susan Sontag

“A man should definitely own a couple of blue denims, white crew neck T-shirt, a versatile blazer, comfortable pair of boxers, and coloured sneakers.”

― Sushant Singh Rajput

“I was taken to my first fashion show – Nina Ricci haute couture – in Paris by the White Russian princess, down on her luck, whom I was boarding with in Paris in 1963. I was captivated by the glamour of the gilded salon, the elegant clothes, and the audience of grand ladies.”

― Suzy Menkes

“Shoes? I have loved them all: ’60s pumps; white Courreges ankle boots; platform soles from the first time around, in the ’70s; more boots – ankle, calf, and knee-high; 1980s sneakers; pin heels and wedges; Mary Janes and stilettos.”

― Suzy Menkes

“I looked on my stomach and saw Frieda Rebecca, white as flour with the cream that covers new babies, funny little dark squiggles of hair plastered over her head, with big, dark-blue eyes.”

― Sylvia Plath

“White supremacy is a very, very popular and trenchant belief in this country’s history and heritage.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“If you are attempting to study American history, and you don’t understand the force of white supremacy, you fundamentally misunderstand America.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“When people who are not black are interested in what I do, frankly, I’m always surprised. I don’t know if it’s my low expectations for white people or what.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“The ties between the Obama White House and the hip-hop community are genuine.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“When I grew up in West Baltimore, anything associated – and I’m talking about my childhood – with white people 99 percent of the time was something malevolent, like it was an explanatory force for something bad.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“It is often said that Trump has no real ideology, which is not true – his ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“There are plenty of African-Americans in this country – and I would say this goes right up to the White House – who are not by any means poor, but are very much afflicted by white supremacy.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“’White America’ is a syndicate arrayed to protect its exclusive power to dominate and control our bodies.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Rates of black poverty have decreased. Black teen-pregnancy rates are at record lows – and the gap between black and white teen-pregnancy rates has shrunk significantly. But such progress rests on a shaky foundation, and fault lines are everywhere.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“If your response to the first black president is to say they weren’t born in this country… you might be a white supremacist.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“With George Bush’s policies, I could make an argument for how they affect black people in a negative way. You know what I mean? But I wouldn’t argue that he’s a white supremacist.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I wouldn’t argue that Mitt Romney is a white supremacist.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I think Barack Obama was born into a home not just to a white woman and white grandparents, but a white woman and white grandparents who shockingly told him it was okay that he was black and that he should not be ashamed of it and that he should, in fact, be proud of it.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“The symbolic power of Barack Obama’s presidency – that whiteness was no longer strong enough to prevent peons taking up residence in the castle – assaulted the most deeply rooted notions of white supremacy and instilled fear in its adherents and beneficiaries.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I had no expectations of white people at all.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“If, to the end of its existence, America harbors white supremacy, I don’t know how remarkable that would be. France has dealt with anti-Semitism since its inception.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Abraham Lincoln was killed by the forces of white supremacy.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“You can’t make a direct comparison between middle-class African Americans and middle-class white Americans, affluent African Americans and affluent white Americans. The amount of wealth tends to be less.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“White racial grievance enjoys automatic credibility, and even when disproven, it is never disqualifying of its bearers.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“I think ‘Dear White People,’ the show, is a tremendous artistic achievement. It’s always hinting that there is something beyond the pleading and wokeness, something that the show’s more militant characters can’t see.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“It’s not like I just have to go to Washington and go to the White House everyday, and go to the same press conference at 10 in the morning and then be briefed at 4 in the afternoon, and then get a story on at 6.”

― Tabitha Soren

“I don’t think of people as out-and-out black or white.”

― Tabu

“Before Eminem, the idea that there would be a white rapper that anybody would really check for was fantastic or amazing or impossible.”

― Talib Kweli

“I adore the designer B. Michael’s curve-flattering gowns, but there is nothing better than jeans with a crisp white shirt.”

― Tamara Tunie

“I honestly realized that my dad was white when someone told me in middle school. They’re like, ‘Oh your dad’s white?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, he really is white.’ I knew what race was, but it didn’t matter to me.”

― Tamera Mowry

“I take it seriously that it’s a privilege and honor to be a role model to young girls, both black and white. It’s not something I take lightly.”

― Tamron Hall

“I’m a big fan of Jamie Oliver, and I’ve got all of his books. His recipe for peas with white wine and bacon is one of my favourites.”

― Tamzin Outhwaite

“Being ‘out and proud’ can feel like a real luxury of Western culture, where people are often white and see existing white gay people in their culture. That’s a kind of privilege people don’t know they possess.”

― Tan France

“Every man – and every woman, too – needs a white sneaker.”

― Tan France

“I think that women of color use social media to make our voices heard with or without the amplification of white women. I also think that, many times, when white women want our support, they use an umbrella of ‘women supporting women’ and forget that they didn’t lend the same kind of support.”

― Tarana Burke

“When the #MeToo movement started and went viral, it was everyday people all around the world. The fact that the stories continue to be about famous white women has everything to do with who the media places attention on.”

― Tarana Burke

“They have horses in ‘Snow White?’ I am lucky nothing nasty happens to horses in ‘Snow White.’”

― Tarsem Singh

“Your true nature doesn’t come out. So the gods let you do what you want because free will would be compromised if they showed up at the White House saying, ‘Take us to your leader.’”

― Tarsem Singh

“For all of the continued awareness of systemic violence and oppression, there isn’t a lot of talk about that psychological toll of racism, at least in white circles and white media.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“I never wanted a big wedding. I never wanted to wear a white dress or throw a bouquet.”

― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“I don’t like to feel like I’m some fragile package that has to be shipped by high-priority mail and handled with white gloves.”

― Taylor Swift

“Every year, our white intruders become more greedy, exacting, oppressive, and overbearing. Every year, contentions spring up between them and our people, and when blood is shed, we have to make atonement, whether right or wrong, at the cost of the lives of our greatest chiefs and the yielding up of large tracts of our lands.”

― Tecumseh

“I had a little epiphany when I was a writer at ‘Chicago’ magazine. I sat down to dinner at the Ritz-Carlton. Somebody poured a white dessert wine with chocolate cake. It was a wine I would never have expected to make sense. The idea of any wine tasting fabulous with chocolate cake was fascinating to me.”

― Ted Allen

“I came here with a lot of things that I would like to get done for my community and my constituents. Shooting hoops at the White House was not at the top of the list but would certainly be a thrill.”

― Ted Deutch

“I am the Great White Buffalo and I play an American-made Gibson guitar that can blow your head clean off at 100 paces.”

― Ted Nugent

“The American dream comes from opportunity. The opportunity comes from our founding principles, our core values that’s held together and protected by the Constitution. Those ideas are neither Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, white, or black. Those are American ideologies.”

― Ted Yoho

“Autism is a neurological disorder. It’s not caused by bad parenting. It’s caused by, you know, abnormal development in the brain. The emotional circuits in the brain are abnormal. And there also are differences in the white matter, which is the brain’s computer cables that hook up the different brain departments.”

― Temple Grandin

“Back in August 2013, when Obama entertained the White House press corps in the Rose Garden to explain that he wasn’t quite as eager to upbraid Bashar Assad as he might have inadvertently led them earlier to believe, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees counted about two million Syrians in its refugee statistics.”

― Terry Glavin

“As black women, we’re miles behind our white counterparts in being offered the space to create and craft female characters in major blockbuster films.”

― Teyonah Parris

“South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.”

― Thabo Mbeki

“South Africa was to evolve into the most pernicious example of the criminal practise of colonial and white minority domination.”

― Thabo Mbeki

“You need a good, healthy diet – it’s about finding out what your body needs. Sugar is a disaster for skin, as is white flour.”

― Thandie Newton

“I play to bring honor to India’s name abroad, and I feel very proud when I am beating up white wrestlers.”

― The Great Khali

“Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.”

― Theodor W. Adorno

“Floyd Thompson, a white man, desegregated NASA. Period.”

― Theodore Melfi

“The fact is this: NASA was desegregated by a white male. NASA was not desegregated by a black male. NASA was not desegregated by white women.”

― Theodore Melfi

“We’re all humans. Any human can tell any human’s story. I don’t want to have this conversation about black film or white film anymore. I wanna have conversations about film.”

― Theodore Melfi

“Sometimes I feel that my job on earth is to put Julie White through horrible things, watch her writhe and then recover.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“I come from a family of bankers and lawyers, and they joked that they can’t believe I’m the one that gets to go to the White House.”

― Thom Browne

“My uniform: grey suit, white shirt, grey tie and tie bar, grey cardigan and black wingtips.”

― Thom Browne

“Presidents grow up in the White House. The times shape the man.”

― Thomas Friedman

“With Ronald Reagan in the White House, somebody had to look out for those who were not so fortunate. That’s where I came in.”

― Thomas P. O’Neill

“I realized I’m a very, very white dancer.”

― Thomas Rhett

“A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.”

― Thurgood Marshall

“I come from a mixed background – my mom’s black, my dad’s white – and I traveled around the world.”

― Tia Mowry

“Any comedic roles that I’ve gone out for usually end up going to a white woman or a gay man instead.”

― Tiffany Haddish

“I did tell the census man I was white, and I’m telling you, I started getting offers for the black American Express card in the mail.”

― Tiffany Haddish

“Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.”

― Tiger Woods

“I’ve had – I don’t really know how to describe them, except moments of ‘extrasensory perception’ of some sort. I’ve also had sort of a ‘white light’ moment.”

― Tim Daly

“’White Collar’ is a show about the unlikely pairing of an FBI agent and an ex-con solving smart, glamorous, interesting and provocative crimes in a sometimes very funny way.”

― Tim DeKay

“Doing ‘White Collar,’ quite often my character goes undercover, so therein lies the compounding of the imagination. I get to play Peter Burke and then someone else when Peter Burke goes undercover.”

― Tim DeKay

“I didn’t even like white wine. Then I tasted it and bought a case. It was the first case of any wine I’d ever bought.”

― Tim Ferriss

“Working at the White House is an honor for any preacher’s kid from Magnolia, but the issue is jobs.”

― Tim Griffin

“I got my hand slapped for talking about fighter pay. That was a big one. I had Dana White yell at me in front of, like, 20 other fighters.”

― Tim Kennedy

“My daughter was two weeks old when I wrote ‘White Wine in the Sun.’ I can remember just sobbing and having to leave the room.”

― Tim Minchin

“From the year of his birth in 1914 until the outbreak of war in 1941, my father lived in a mostly white, mostly working-class, mostly Irish Catholic neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.”

― Tim O’Brien

“We need a brand as a party that says we’re the party that are going to help working-class people, white people, black people, brown people, gay people, straight people, improve opportunity for them to grow their wages, to have security, economic security.”

― Tim Ryan

“If you want to know if racism is a problem in your country, you might not want to ask white people.”

― Tim Wise

“Here’s the reality. The image of a white Jesus has been used to justify enslavement, conquest, colonialism, the genocide of indigenous peoples. There are literally millions of human beings whose lives have been snuffed out by people who conquered under the banner of a white god.”

― Tim Wise

“Our failure as a society to properly acknowledge and confront the psychological, social, and political effects of white privilege has perpetuated racial inequality and race-based political resentments.”

― Tim Wise

“Precisely because white denial has long trumped claims of racism, people of color tend to underreport their experiences with racial bias rather than exaggerate them.”

― Tim Wise

“Old white people have pretty much always been the bad guys, the keepers of the hegemonic and reactionary flame, the folks unwilling to share the category of American with others on equal terms.”

― Tim Wise

“Jesus was not born in a manger in central Pennsylvania. He was a man of color. And the fact that we have represented him for centuries literally as a white man speaks to the entire history of white supremacy.”

― Tim Wise

“Only blacks can play the race card, apparently; only they think in racial terms, at least to hear white America tell it.”

― Tim Wise

“’White Boy from Sacramento’ is just sort of a tongue-in-cheek autobiography. I hoped it came out a little humorous, but it’s really all true.”

― Timothy B. Schmit

“The GOP doesn’t seem particularly afraid of being perceived as blocking reform, despite efforts by the Obama White House to establish that narrative.”

― Timothy Noah

“The white working class likes being pandered to even less than it likes being insulted.”

― Timothy Noah

“The white men of the South had better make up their minds that the blacks will remain in the South just as long as corn will tassel and cotton will bloom into whiteness.”

― Timothy Thomas Fortune

“It’s as if inside the White House the belief in Obama’s inspirational charisma is still such that every time the ugliness of brute politics intrudes, it’s a startling revelation.”

― Tina Brown

“When I was really young, I loved the movie ‘White Christmas’ – I still do – and I thought Rosemary Clooney was so pretty. When I was, like, nine, I would tell people, ‘You know who I kind of look like? Rosemary Clooney.’”

― Tina Fey

“I know the difference between black magic and white magic.”

― Tina Turner

“Coming up as a female rapper – well, a female artist in general – everything is just so black and white.”

― Tink

“It was not easy to go into a subway in 1955 at eight o’clock in the morning smelling nice and hanging on the rails with white make-up. I could see people nudging each other saying, ‘What is that?’”

― Tiny Tim

“I really don’t sit here and dream what life in the White House will be like. I just can’t go beyond the point when the people go to the ballot box with all that power.”

― Tipper Gore

“The first role that I got on Broadway was supposedly for a white man. But I had some producers who fought for me and allowed me to come in.”

― Tituss Burgess

“I’m grateful to play at Wembley – it is a very historical place – but it is not the same feeling as White Hart Lane.”

― Toby Alderweireld

“My favorite thing is Spaghetti with white clam sauce anywhere on the Amalfi Coast or the Tuscan Coast.”

― Todd English

“My job is to be tech entrepreneur-in-residence at the White House.”

― Todd Park

“Life is not living in the suburbs with a white picket fence. That’s not life. Somehow our American culture has made it out that that’s what life needs to be – and that if it’s not that, it’s all screwed up. It’s not.”

― Tom Brady

“Because I lived in construction towns, we had a lot of workers who came from the South. They were all white, and, sorry to say, a number of them were pretty redneck.”

― Tom Brokaw

“I think that the public debate that we had on the Iran deal was very important. That’s probably one of the most consequential things most of us will ever vote on ; a nuclear arms control agreement with a mortal enemy. And the White House – despite all their efforts – failed miserably.”

― Tom Cotton

“Tender and sweet, Manila clams partner well with a wide variety of foods – white wine, sake, beer, butter, leeks, fresh herbs, roasted peppers, olives, and wild mushrooms, to name a few.”

― Tom Douglas

“The flesh of king salmon, which varies in color from white to pink to red, has a high fat content, making it perfect for grilling.”

― Tom Douglas

“Pilot season’s such a strange time. You get such a concentrated amount of scripts. A lot of them become white noise after a while. When something really pops, it becomes apparent very quickly. I’m quite instinctive about that. I know, normally by about 10 pages in, whether I want to do something or not.”

― Tom Ellis

“One of my first jobs ever as an actor was working with Julie White on a sitcom called ‘Grace Under Fire.’”

― Tom Everett Scott

“It took us a lot of man hours to get that bloody white hair out, so it’s good to get rid of it.”

― Tom Felton

“The first census in 1790 asked just six questions: the name of the head of the household, the number of free white males older than 16, the number of free white males younger than 16, the number of free white females, the number of other free persons, and the number of slaves.”

― Tom G. Palmer

“As the White House doors are slammed in the face of the average American, I want to know if they will still swing wide open for Hollywood and the liberal elite. Will Jay-Z and Beyonce still get to stop by for a tour, or will they be denied like those who aren’t rich and famous?”

― Tom Graves

“What we’re doing with Band of Brothers is trying to put it into human terms, so it is not just a flickering, black and white myth on a screen, it is a resonant story. I want the audience to recognize themselves in these men. They’re not just mythic heroes.”

― Tom Hanks

“San Francisco is a city of twenty-something millionaire white kids named Doug.”

― Tom Lehrer

“I’m sorry to bang on about it because I know everyone is, but Bryan Cranston in ‘Breaking Bad’ is remarkable. To see him switch from ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ to suddenly become Walter White is incredible. It’s a) nice to see an actor given that chance, and b) great to see him really take full advantage of it.”

― Tom Mison

“The real estate agent had to go door-to-door in the apartment building we wanted to rent, asking if it was OK for this interracial family – my mom is white and I was a 1-year-old half-African kid – to live in the apartment building.”

― Tom Morello

“My family wasn’t involved in the college. They were more of just your ‘white trash’ kind of family. And so I have that kind of background, but I always kind of aspired to be something else, and I made a lot of different friends over the years that were passing through.”

― Tom Petty

“My parents used to rent old movies – my whole childhood is in black and white – and it was my dream to make films.”

― Tom Rachman

“I would trade 20 white babies for an Asian baby. If I’m ever rich, I want a closet full of Asian babies. And I’ll just pull them out whenever I’m feeling down, you know? All kinds. Korean ones. Chinese ones. Vietnamese – not so much. My dad was in the war, and I hold a grudge.”

― Tom Segura

“If I had been asked to write 1,200 words for a newspaper tomorrow, on any subject, I would just do it rather than leave a white hole in the page. And I think it’s a very healthy attitude to take to writing anything.”

― Tom Stoppard

“In 2002, a year after 9-11, as a Congressman, I was banned from the White House by Karl Rove because I told the ‘Washington Times’ that if there is another terrorist attack on our homeland and we have done nothing more than Bush has done to date, ‘Bush will have blood on his hands.’”

― Tom Tancredo

“Conservatives looking at presidential candidates have to ask what kind of leader they want sitting in the White House.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The Left wants Islam not only tolerated across the globe but invited and welcomed inside the gates and into our schools, our entertainment, our military our legislatures, and yes, the White House.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Tennis players need to be very focused and very intense, and I can show tennis players are not just hitting the little yellow ball and moving in between the white lines. I’m always trying to show my personality outside of the court.”

― Tomas Berdych

“We live in a time of safe spaces, where micro-aggressions are monitored, where offending someone is the ultimate sin, where white people can’t slip up, even once, even by accident.”

― Tomi Lahren

“The entire elementary school in Rotan, Texas, presented a theatrical production of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ And the part of Sneezy fell to me.”

― Tommy Lee Jones

“As a white fighter, you get twice as much criticism.”

― Tommy Morrison

“I’m guilty of reverse discrimination. I’m white, and people don’t think that white fighters are any good.”

― Tommy Morrison

“I’m a white guy in a black sport. I really forget about it until someone asks me about it. I’m simply competing in a sport that I love.”

― Tommy Morrison

“Yes, there was nothing else to do to get you high. I mean, there was, but white kids didn’t hear about it.”

― Tommy Rettig

“My ideal kinda guy, if I was really gonna go there even though he’s married, is Mark Wahlberg. To me he’s a little black and white, the kinda guy who would understand if I pull my weave out.”

― Toni Braxton

“I can’t record in the morning because I sound like Barry White.”

― Toni Braxton

“In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.”

― Toni Morrison

“No one ever talks about the moment you found that you were white. Or the moment you found out you were black. That’s a profound revelation. The minute you find that out, something happens. You have to renegotiate everything.”

― Toni Morrison

“A lot of black people believe that Jews in this country have become white. They behave like white people rather than Jewish people.”

― Toni Morrison

“I just idolise Nigel Benn, the things he said, how ferocious he was, how intimidating he was – I just loved watching him. As I do the old Mike Tyson, the ’89 Mike Tyson. The Tyson who walked to the ring with a white towel on and looked ferocious. He frightened me just watching him.”

― Tony Bellew

“Because of the increase in life longevity, America can now assume that at any given time three, and perhaps four, former presidents will still be alive, even when the current president is occupying the White House.”

― Tony Campolo

“Clinton’s successor in the White House, George W. Bush, was committed to expanding government spending for faith-based initiatives.”

― Tony Campolo

“What’s fascinating about D.C., the exteriors are these elaborate structures, this gorgeous architecture and beautiful stonework, and then you go inside and it’s crap-looking – apart from the White House, which is beautiful.”

― Tony Hale

“I’m regarded outside New York University as a looney tunes leftie, self-hating Jewish communist; inside the university, I’m regarded as a typical, old-fashioned, white male liberal elitist. I like that. I’m on the edge of both; it makes me feel comfortable.”

― Tony Judt

“There are a handful of barbecue seafood shacks on the beach at Hat Nai Yang, which is a fabulous place to have dinner. It’s very much run for locals and they serve the catch of the day, which might be lobster, white snapper or squid. It’s ridiculously reasonable, too.”

― Tony Parsons

“It would be pretty funny to see a Beverly Hills white girl with mad rap skills.”

― Tori Spelling

“I grew up with very elegant parents; their black and white photographs and style are still a huge source of inspiration in designing my collections.”

― Tory Burch

“White women love me ’cause of my edge. And I love white women.”

― Tracy Morgan

“I’m light-skinned. I’m mixed with black and white.”

― Trae Young

“I have black friends, but I don’t just hang out with black kids. I might pull up with Indian kids, white kids, black kids, whatever.”

― Travis Scott

“Engineers working in the ‘black world’ of classified military projects are often referred to in military circles as ‘black hats.’ There are a lot of jokes about the difference between ‘white hats’ and their spooky counterparts.”

― Trevor Paglen

“You’re a white South African, and right away you have to explain yourself. Occasionally, I get hassled until I explain my point of view. I have to make it clear that I don’t live there anymore, and I don’t approve of the brutal racial policies.”

― Trevor Rabin

“Out of drag, I’m a white guy with a guitar, which isn’t special. There are a million white guys with guitars. But being a drag queen with a guitar is a lot more commanding.”

― Trixie Mattel

“Some white people are privileged, some aren’t. Some black people are, some aren’t. It’s strikes me as, by definition, a racist attack in that it’s making a generalization – a negative one – based on skin color.”

― Tucker Carlson

“I mess with white girls, Asian girls, Spanish girls, black girls, everything.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“I want a lot of people to see my movies. More black people. More white people. I want to make that connection.”

― Tyler Perry

“After Obama became president, I realized that black people could not have put him in the White House – it had to be a collective effort of everybody in the country.”

― Tyler Perry

“On my mom’s side I’m Mexican, and my dad is a white dude.”

― Tyler Posey

“I mean, people don’t know what race I am. They never know if I’m Hawaiian or Italian or Mexican or Spanish or white. I could play Jewish, I could play anything.”

― Tyler Posey

“Black women don’t have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies.”

― Tyra Banks

“My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.”

― Tyra Banks

“All the religious wars that have caused blood to be shed for centuries arise from passionate feelings and facile counter-positions, such as Us and Them, good and bad, white and black.”

― Umberto Eco

“Dana White’s awesome. He’s an emotional guy, but I feel like he’s a good guy. He’s an emotional guy. He’s like Donald Trump. He says whatever the hell he wants.”

― Urijah Faber

“We have held forums here at the White House on workplace flexibility, and the first major bill signed into law by President Obama was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Lilly was here a few weeks ago because we were trying very hard to push paycheck fairness through the Congress. Unfortunately, we fell two votes short.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“We have every confidence that people within the White House have behaved appropriately.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“I certainly hope that we can all continue to be forces for good after leaving the White House.”

― Valerie Jarrett

“Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter. From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm’s way.”

― Valerie Plame

“When we were subjected to a vicious character assassination campaign orchestrated by senior White House officials and championed by their allies in the right-wing echo chamber, Hillary reached out to us. Her counsel during that tumultuous period was as timely as it was wise.”

― Valerie Plame

“She was very kind to us when Joe and I went through the darkest days of the leak of my name in 2003. And, of course, Joe worked in the Clinton White House.”

― Valerie Plame

“We have been playing to a 70-30 black to white audience. And we are just doing what should come next, trying to attract a larger house, trying to reach an audience that’s half black and white.”

― Valerie Simpson

“You’ve never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never. They always say, ‘We can’t believe it happened here. We can’t believe it’s these suburban white kids.’ It’s only them!”

― Van Jones

“The funny thing is I’m not even Latin. I was constantly getting Latin roles, and I was like, I even was nominated for an award, and I was like, ‘Let them know at the NAACP, the first white woman. Let them know I’m totally grateful, but I’m not Latin. I can’t do that. I play Latin.’”

― Vanessa Ferlito

“I like egg white omelets with veggies, or oatmeal with almonds and fruit.”

― Vanessa Hudgens

“Just simple things – I like black and white, monochrome; I like suits.”

― Vanessa Kirby

“I’m very into dark colors. I try to rock the dark against the ghost white skin as much as humanly possible.”

― Vanessa Marano

“To be truthful, Jay-Z wouldn’t have a quarter of the records sold today if it wasn’t for the white people buying his records.”

― Vanilla Ice

“I turned a lot of people in white America – and not just white America, but middle-class America – into hip-hoppers, you know?”

― Vanilla Ice

“More than half of all the hip hop record sales are white people, and I think that might be a result of my record helping people to accept hip hop.”

― Vanilla Ice

“What I know about this world is that white people will take care of themselves. And what I have learned is that if you are where they are on an equal basis, they cannot take care of themselves without taking care of you.”

― Vernon Jordan

“It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love.”

― Victoria Woodhull

“We all put on faces, as Walter White does. We put on faces when we meet our friends, when we meet new people, when we present ourselves in interviews. We try to be who the people we meet want us to be, or who we want to truly be.”

― Vince Gilligan

“’Helter-Skelter’ was the motive for the murders. Manson borrowed that term from a Beatles song on the ‘White Album.’ In England, helter-skelter is a playground ride. To Manson, helter-skelter meant a war between whites and blacks that the Beatles were in favor of.”

― Vincent Bugliosi

“When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before the white man came, an Indian said simply, ‘Ours.’”

― Vine Deloria, Jr.

“My goal was to tell a dialogue between high fashion and streetwear. So, the name Off-White, in my mind, is between black and white. So, that middle ground is a mixture between both genres of fashion.”

― Virgil Abloh

“It’s all very well for the Kinks and Damon Albarn to sing those songs and sneer at Mr. Nine to Five, but again, they’re white men, so they didn’t have it very hard.”

― Viv Albertine

“Reconstruction was a vast labor movement of ignorant, muddled, and bewildered white men who had been disinherited of land and labor and fought a long battle with sheer subsistence, hanging on the edge of poverty, eating clay and chasing slaves and now lurching up to manhood.”

― W. E. B. Du Bois

“Negroes could be sold – actually sold as we sell cattle, with no reference to calves or bulls or recognition of family. It was a nasty business. The white South was properly ashamed of it and continually belittled and almost denied it. But it was a stark and bitter fact.”

― W. E. B. Du Bois

“If white people need colleges to furnish teachers, ministers, lawyers, and doctors, do black people need nothing of the sort?”

― W. E. B. Du Bois

“I am an earnest advocate of manual training and trade teaching for black boys, and for white boys, too.”

― W. E. B. Du Bois

“Atheism is like the highest level of white privilege. It’s like having a black belt in white privilege.”

― W. Kamau Bell

“In communities of color, such as Ferguson, it often feels like the police are protecting the white community from us instead of protecting our communities from the criminal element.”

― W. Kamau Bell

“I’ve turned the annoying questions that white people ask into a career, so I understand that’s where I live.”

― W. Kamau Bell

“When things aren’t going well for black people, they blame the government. When things aren’t going well for white people, they can’t blame the government because the government is supposed to be for them. So they blame black people.”

― W. Kamau Bell

“One of the things that I like about ‘Narcos’ is that not only Pablo but with all the characters – this is not a black and white show. This is not a regular American cop show where two cool cops go to save a country from a bad guy. All the characters are very complex.”

― Wagner Moura

“There is nothing like Ruth ever existed in this game of baseball. I remember we were playing the White Sox in Boston in 1919, and he hit a home run off Lefty Williams over the left-field fence in the ninth inning and won the game. It was majestic. It soared.”

― Waite Hoyt

“The Secretary of the State at the time was James Baker, who had also been Secretary of Treasury and White House Chief of Staff: very powerful guy. And I went to see him in his very ornate office at the State Department to say I wasn’t going to cover him anymore. It was just a courtesy call.”

― Walt Mossberg

“Carter’s done a lot more good since he’s been out of the White House than when he was in it.”

― Walter Annenberg

“Pick somebody who knows what it’s like to live on an average income and to deal with the problems that most Americans face. Pick somebody who’s traveled this country and who will remember who put him in the White House – not to be a king but to be a public servant.”

― Walter F. Mondale

“I thought some of Mrs. White’s material was prophetic. I felt some of her insights were extremely helpful and I regarded her as a sister in the Lord. I wasn’t out to attack Ellen White’s character.”

― Walter Martin

“I am not saying we are categorizing Ellen White in the biblical context of a false prophet.”

― Walter Martin

“Mrs. White, in my opinion, made false statements. She misused what she claimed was the prophetic gift she had.”

― Walter Martin

“I wanted to be a pharmacist. I liked the way our local pharmacist was always dressed in a nice white coat; he looked very calm, you’d give him money, and he’d give you something that you wanted to buy.”

― Walter Matthau

“All of the philosophers I studied were white (with a few Eastern exceptions), and, for that matter, they were all male. Africa, the cradle of civilization, seemed to have no footing in the highest form of human thought.”

― Walter Mosley

“I have a very diverse crowd from old, young, black, white, straight, gay. It’s a little bit of everybody.”

― Wanda Sykes

“In papergaming, players can look at a character sheet of their own creation and see all of their skills, right there, in black and white.”

― Warren Spector

“The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural… The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white.”

― Wassily Kandinsky

“As a white woman with a privileged education, I’m keenly aware that I founded an organization that can only realize its goal if it enlists many more leaders who share the backgrounds of the students and families we work with.”

― Wendy Kopp

“I can dine at the White House, but I can still hang at the ‘hood.”

― Wendy Raquel Robinson

“Don’t fault me for wearing a 20-inch blond wig – it doesn’t mean I want to be a white person.”

― Wendy Williams

“I don’t like white walls.”

― Wendy Williams

“My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn’t make at my family reunion.”

― Wentworth Miller

“I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does, which is try to find scripts written for white actors – or Jodie Foster, who reads scripts for male actors.”

― Wentworth Miller

“I came from a family that was pretty insularly Cherokee. We kept to ourselves – the white people were there, and we were here, and it was practically a segregated kind of thing.”

― Wes Studi

“You didn’t have to read ‘Playboy,’ visit the mansion, wear pajamas, or even be straight: The effects of its ideas about women on the American psyche were totalizing. Women were inferior to men because, for ‘Playboy,’ they were scenery – pretty, passive, usually white, often blonde, there.”

― Wesley Morris

“Standing beneath the white light of an Apple store is like standing on a Stanley Kubrick movie set. His ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ predicted Jobs and a future where technology was our friend. Kubrick, of course, didn’t like what he saw. And occasionally, I have my doubts.”

― Wesley Morris

“’Get Out,’ of course, is the surprise hit movie that Peele wrote and directed about a black man named Chris, who discovers that his white girlfriend’s family is running a nasty racist conspiracy.”

― Wesley Morris

“Producers have a tendency to put you in a pigeonhole: ‘What does this white, middle-aged preppy know about 1960s Kingston?’”

― Whit Stillman

“Everything’s not black and white. We choose to make bad decisions or not.”

― Will Arnett

“There’s nothing wrong with white if it’s all right.”


“Country music, the music of the white rural working class, has often been mocked by elitists whose understanding of power and art was shaped at expensive private schools.”

― Will Shetterly

“My school was 90 percent white, but 90 percent of the kids I played with were black. So I got the best of both worlds. I think that is where my comedy developed.”

― Will Smith

“The white sail of his soul has rounded the promontory – death.”

― William Alexander

“It may be proper to observe, that I had now passed the utmost frontier of the white settlements on that border.”

― William Bartram

“Now we have reason to be grateful once again that Al Gore is not the man in the White House, and never will be.”

― William Bennett

“The admirals of his majesty’s fleet are classed into three squadrons, viz. the red, the white, and the blue.”

― William Falconer

“I think I’ve been in situations where they looked at me and just see some rich white guy – they don’t see me at all.”

― William H. Macy

“Black employers are just as negative as the white employers concerning inner-city workers.”

― William Julius Wilson

“I’ve read that a naked eye can see six thousand stars in the hundred billion galaxies, but I couldn’t believe it, what with the sky white with starlight. I saw a million stars with one eye and two million with both.”

― William Least Heat-Moon

“When I was back in Cuba, who could have imagined I would be invited to the White House!”

― William Levy

“How are things visible? Can you see an egg against a white background? Not by drawing a line around it can you make it evident.”

― William Morris Hunt

“White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.”

― William S. Paley

“My father grew up in an era when to be an American – a white American, at least – was to be yourself. In some respects, his generation was more ignorant, complacent, self-centered and parochial than mine.”

― William T. Vollmann

“If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you.”

― William Tecumseh Sherman

“All I demand for the black man is, that the white people shall take their heels off his neck, and let him have a chance to rise by his own efforts.”

― William Wells Brown

“I am starting to explore directing, maybe in the future in the world of ‘White Collar.’”

― Willie Garson

“I always enjoyed playing ball, and it didn’t matter to me whether I played with white kids or black. I never understood why an issue was made of who I played with, and I never felt comfortable, when I grew up, telling other people how to act.”

― Willie Mays

“If one day I’m all black, I’m still a model. If one day I’m all white, I’m still a model.”

― Winnie Harlow

“For me personally, I have vitiligo, so my whole career, it’s always been this very odd debate: ‘Does she want to be white? Is she white and black? Is her mum white?’ It’s always been this question of my background, my race, and what I stand for.”

― Winnie Harlow

“If God wanted be to be black, I’d be black; if he wanted me to be white, I’d be white, so I guess He chose for me to be both and original. That’s the way I’m supposed to be.”

― Winnie Harlow

“We talk of a rainbow nation – in a country that remains dichotomized between black and white. We must acknowledge that the rainbow, in fact, is still a dream.”

― Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

“I don’t want a grand villa in a rich suburb alongside white people where many of my former comrades choose to live. I would never betray my roots in that way.”

― Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

“I am a living symbol of the white man’s fear. I never realized how deeply embedded this fear is until I came to Brandfort.”

― Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

“Post office closures in the Dakotas and Minnesota will impact many communities, but the White Earth reservation villages, and other tribal towns of Squaw Lake, Ponemah, Brookston in Minnesota, and Manderson, Wounded Knee and Wakpala (South Dakota) as well as Mandaree in North Dakota will mean hardships for a largely Native community.”

― Winona LaDuke

“I look at my own reservation, the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota – on my reservation, one quarter of our money is spent on energy. All of that money basically goes to off-reservation vendors whether it is for electricity, or whether it is for fuel.”

― Winona LaDuke

“Anything written or printed under a print or picture takes the attention from it and, if it is very black or white in any marked degree, will utterly destroy its beauty.”

― Winslow Homer

“You don’t have to be a certain thing to be cool. If you’re white, you don’t have to act black or whatever. Just be you and know who you are.”

― Wiz Khalifa

“I got started in Oklahoma. That’s where I was born. Population down there is one-third Indians, one-third Negroes and one-third white people.”

― Woody Guthrie

“To me, a poem that’s in rhyme and meter is the difference between watching a film in full color and watching a film in black and white. Not that a few black and white films aren’t wonderful. So are certain successful pieces of free verse.”

― X. J. Kennedy

“Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans.”

― Xavier Becerra

“African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.”

― Xavier Becerra

“Didgeridoo is a name that white people gave it when they came to Australia, from the sound that it makes. Its traditional name is yidaki.”

― Xavier Rudd

“Australia has a very big history of incarceration. What does that mean to us? What does it mean that we came over to a country that’s not necessarily ours and filled it with white prisoners?”

― Yael Stone

“White communities – and I exempt poor white communities from this – have power over their representation. White people have the ability to define themselves, to exert their agency in a way that they get to be believed. No one believes black people. No one. Until a white person vouches for them.”

― Yance Ford

“’First Family’ on the CW is about the president and his family living in the White House.”

― Yara Shahidi

“I think the end is endless. It’s either a big black hole or a big white light or both together. But it’s totally meaningless, because even if someone would explain it, I wouldn’t understand it.”

― Yehuda Amichai

“Just because a rapper is white, I don’t feel the need to attack them.”

― Yelawolf

“You can usually tell when people aren’t being authentic, but that goes for every artist, not just white artists.”

― Yelawolf

“It is not productive to see things in simple black and white, and talk in either anti-nuclear or pro-nuclear terms.”

― Yoshihiko Noda

“I now understand how varied the world of cultivated rice is; that rice can play the lead or be a sidekick; that brown rice is as valuable as white; and that short-grain rice is the bee’s knees.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“The difference between a bland tomato and great one is immense, much like the difference between a standard, sliced white bread and a crusty, aromatic sourdough.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“The difference between brown and white rice is that the former is not milled. With the outer bran and germ intact, the rice is therefore chewier and nuttier.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“Poaching white fish in moderately hot oil guarantees soft-textured flesh and allows you to prepare a sauce calmly, without the usual panic about overcooking the fish.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“Chefs don’t use white pepper just to avoid spoiling the whiteness of pommes puree or bechamel. It has a more peppery aroma, with sharpness and sweetness, too.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“I love the way soft white cheese such as ricotta or the creamier mascarpone reflect the milieu in which an animal has been raised.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“Black, white, Chinese, it don’t matter – I’ve been told by multiple people that I’m very inspiring to them, and it makes them want to achieve whatever they can achieve.”

― Young M.A

“We can be a little less organized in Stockholm; it’s not really that serious. And on the White Marble tour in Europe – I don’t think there’s as much hardcore fans as in the U.S. In the U.S., it’s like this whole celebrity culture.”

― Yung Lean

“If men wanted to look good in a skirt, they would need the body of an African. And the colour. A skirt with white, skinny legs. Horrible!”

― Yves Saint Laurent

“Oh my God, Betty White is actually everything that you would expect her to be like.”

― Yvette Nicole Brown

“On TV, as in life, white folks are allowed to make mistakes, but usually, black people aren’t.”

― Yvonne Orji

“I don’t know how often white people look around and think, ‘Wow, there’s really a lot of white people here; we should fix that.’ But I know black people often look around and think, ‘Wow, I’m the only one here – why?’”

― Yvonne Orji

“That show, ‘The Amazing Race’ – is that about white people?”

― Zach Galifianakis

“I can’t drink anything but chocolate. I don’t even like any milk but chocolate. When I eat cereal, I barely touch the white part.”

― Zach LaVine

“I wrote ‘White Teeth’ in the late nineties. I didn’t really feel trepidatious about it. It was a different time.”

― Zadie Smith

“You don’t always have to show art in what’s called a white box; you can have a kind of complexity within an exhibit which actually respects the art as well.”

― Zaha Hadid

“It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren should remain peacefully round their own fires, and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people.”

― Zebulon Pike

“I lived through many battles – the 1973, I was young; in 1982 with the Israeli invasions, and 2006 between Hezbollah and Israel. Before I emigrated to the States in ’83, I had my own very black and white views of the Israelis and the Jews in general. But you start to understand that no matter what you think, there are two perspectives.”

― Ziad Doueiri

“I am a huge, huge fan of the plain white tee. A good-fitting, vintage plain white t-shirt, like the ‘boyfriend shirt’, is the sexiest thing a girl can wear. It goes with anything, fancy or casual.”

― Zoe Kravitz

“I identified with white culture, and I wanted to fit in. I didn’t identify with black culture. Like, I didn’t like Tyler Perry movies, and I wasn’t into hip-hop music. I liked Neil Young.”

― Zoe Kravitz

“The average person tells a few white lies.”

― Zooey Deschanel
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