Cicely Tyson Quotes

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Cicely Tyson Quotes

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.
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My mother was an introvert and quite religious. And we were brought up in the church. And when she learned that I wanted to act, she simply said: 'You cannot live here and do that.'

— Cicely Tyson

The choices of roles I made had to do with educating and entertaining. And as a result I found myself working only every two or three years.

— Cicely Tyson

We have to support our own films. If we don't, how can we expect others to support them?

— Cicely Tyson

When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don't want to know anything. If it's good I don't want to hear it; if it's bad I don't want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused.

— Cicely Tyson

I am not a quitter. I will fight until I drop. It is just a matter of having some faith in the fact that as long as you are able to draw breath in the universe, you have a chance.

— Cicely Tyson

Children should have a balanced start in life: a mother and a father. I think that's the only reason to get married.

— Cicely Tyson

I saw that I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. So I made a choice to use my career as a platform to address the issues of the race I was born into.

— Cicely Tyson

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