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Pam Grier Quotes

Pamela Suzette Grier

Pam Grier quotes: Foxy Brown’s best quotes.

“Struggle and survival, losing and winning, doesn’t matter. It’s entering the race that counts. You enter, you can win, you can lose—but it’s all about entering the race.”

“When you become, like, goony goo-goo about it… all of a sudden, you don’t want anything else in the world. You finally know, ‘This is my calling.’ When you’re passionate about something, it doesn’t become work. It’s fun. It’s arduous, it’s sweaty.”

“When you earn it, they can’t take it away. If someone gives something to you that you didn’t earn, they can take it away. When you earn it, they can’t.”

“I think we all do our work and what comes is the reward. Projecting something, that’s unrealistic, like projecting the stock market. You buy stock and the IPO is gonna do this or that, you don’t know that! You sell high, buy low. You just don’t know. It’s not a given. Actually thinking, ‘Well, we just do our best work, we’ll be surprised’—that’s the greatest reward.”

“You can’t be perfect, you just have to be real.”

“Out of necessity comes genius.”

“If you’re stupid and you’re arrogant, you’re going to get hurt.”

“It takes confidence. It takes other people around you to set an example that you won’t inflame or flame out you—you’ll be okay.”

“We all have our limitations: how we look and breathe and act and what works and what doesn’t work, and what we agree to do and what we don’t agree to do. We try to find the work that we can do our best at.”

“Education and escapism. Continued education and self-improvement is so important for your self-esteem. I found from reading I could go off to a place where I could just be. I could talk, I could speak, I could be beautiful, I could wear beautiful dresses, I could be a little girl again. I could do things without judgment.”

“When I was reading, I could fantasize about where I could go and what I could be and how I could look and who I could talk to. There would be music and sound and color. A child could use, as I did, their imagination, and that was a form of freedom.”

“The best kind of love is honest.”

“Our culture is revered and it inspires people all around the globe.”

“I’m an Air Force brat and I’ve lived all over the world and this country.”

“As a child, I’d gone up to my grandfather’s property in Wyoming, where everybody was attuned to the elements and to the earth. That’s how I was raised. And then it can be stripped away when you move to the city, because everything’s given to you. You go to the store for everything. My equilibrium depends on me going home to a quiet place.”

“There are just certain realities about our world and I just happen to be creative within it.”

“I’m super in real life.”

“My passion is to tell stories that reflect humanity.”

“I want to succeed. I don’t want to fail.”

“I don’t believe that I should just do A-movies. I just do the work as an artist. Women are allowed more freedoms and we’re fighting for more freedoms, we’re experiencing more freedoms won.”

“At the beginning, my ambition was never to break down doors. It was just to earn tuition for myself and work in an industry where women hadn’t been allowed or invited. That’s all I wanted to do, not thinking that I would make waves, change minds, excite people, incite people.”

“Each time you do a film you gain a lot of experience and build a visual resume where people get to know who you are. That’s what I crave—that diversity.”

“My grandfather was the first feminist in my life. He taught me if a woman can do something, a man will respect her. I consider myself conscious of how we’re treated, and sometimes I can be a feminist.”

“I came from poverty and was part of those circumstances.”

“I was a child of the women’s movement. Everything I had learned was from my mother and my grandmother, who both had a very pioneering spirit. They had to, because they had to change flat tires and paint the house, because, you know, the men didn’t come home from the war or whatever else, so women had to do these things.”

“We’re now driving and we can vote and our grandmothers and mothers didn’t get a fraction of the opportunities women have today.”

“I’ve learned from each aspect of my culture and I see the world through women who were offered the opportunity to be equals.”

“Judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; it’s by my character.”

“I’ve always controlled my image for political, religious and spiritual purposes, and I’ve embraced aging.”

“And as I reinvent myself and I’m constantly curious about everything, I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner.”

“As long as my arms and legs are working, as long as I have my sense of sight and sound, as long as I can just breathe, then that’s beautiful.”

“I can’t talk about myself. I just can’t. I know I’ve influenced people, and I’m proud of that. But as I see it, I really haven’t done anything. I haven’t saved anybody from a burning building.”

“Whoever can do it for me, I’m game and I’m a listener. I love to listen. I am a researcher, but if you know more, then by all means share it. I don’t have to do everything. But if it is life and death, I’m the person.”

“I love to share and I love to teach. I’ve got a PhD from the University of Maryland in the Humanities, and an honorary degree in science from Langston University in agriculture. It’s who I am.”

“I’m just going to try to do the best work at whatever I’m going to be.”

“I don’t want to be remembered as being perfect. I want to be remembered as being real.”

“I’m a big child at heart. I think it’s important to stay that way and not lose the wonder of life.”

“If you wake up breathing, you’re going to have a good day. That’s been my mantra since I was a little girl.”

“As I get older, it’s a time to enjoy life. It’s getting older and being bolder. I don’t worry about age.”

“I am really blessed and very grateful for it.”

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