It (prejudice) is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away.
If I were white, I could capture the world.
Carmen Jones (1954) was the best break I`ve ever had. But no producer ever knocked on my door. There just aren`t that many parts for a black actress.
(when asked her opinion of Lena Horne) It is not my fault she can only get parts in pictures that I turn down.