Facts about Sidney Poitier

Occup.Actor
FromUSA
BornFebruary 20, 1924
Age100 years

Summary

Sidney Poitier is a famous Actor from USA, he is 100 years old and still alive, born February 20, 1924.

Zodiac:
He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Sidney.

Related authors: River Phoenix (Actor)

Filmography:

31 Famous quotes by Sidney Poitier

Small: We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection
"We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection"
Small: My autobiography was simply the story of my life
"My autobiography was simply the story of my life"
Small: Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinsons
"Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson's"
Small: Jackie Robinson is a true legend
"Jackie Robinson is a true legend"
Small: In my case, the body of work stands for itself... I think my work has been representative of me as a ma
"In my case, the body of work stands for itself... I think my work has been representative of me as a man"
Small: If you apply reason and logic to this career of mine, youre not going to get very far. You simply wont
"If you apply reason and logic to this career of mine, you're not going to get very far. You simply won't"
Small: Ill always be chasing you... Glory
"I'll always be chasing you... Glory"
Small: I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every mo
"I was the only Black person on the set. It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people"
Small: I was not the kind of a principal player that was so in demand that eight or 10 or 12 scripts came per
"I was not the kind of a principal player that was so in demand that eight or 10 or 12 scripts came per month"
Small: I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extrao
"I wanted to look at them because I feel, internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life"
Small: I wanted to explore the values that are at work, underpinning my life
"I wanted to explore the values that are at work, underpinning my life"
Small: I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was... a human being
"I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was... a human being"
Small: I had learned something of Miami from people who had visited there, so I knew what to expect
"I had learned something of Miami from people who had visited there, so I knew what to expect"
Small: I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values
"I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values"
Small: I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my fathers life
"I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life"
Small: I come from a great family. Ive seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonde
"I come from a great family. I've seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be"
Small: History passes the final judgment
"History passes the final judgment"
Small: But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity
"But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity"
Small: But I always had the ability to say no. Thats how I called my own shots
"But I always had the ability to say no. That's how I called my own shots"
Small: As a man, Ive been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers
"As a man, I've been representative of the values I hold dear. And the values I hold dear are carryovers from the lives of my parents"
Small: A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my care
"A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there, all added up to my career in one way or another"
Small: To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed
"To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed"
Small: To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I dont think its necessarily deserved
"To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don't think it's necessarily deserved"
Small: There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. Its everywhere
"There is not racial or ethnic domination of hopelessness. It's everywhere"
Small: The journey has been incredible from its beginning
"The journey has been incredible from its beginning"
Small: So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness
"So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness"
Small: So its been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether
"So it's been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether"
Small: So Im OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was
"So I'm OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was"
Small: So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accep
"So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one"
Small: Since I couldnt actuate the things that I wanted to do, the only weapon I had was to say no
"Since I couldn't actuate the things that I wanted to do, the only weapon I had was to say no"
Small: My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very imp
"My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important"