“You can put law on paper but that don’t make it right.”
“You got to be right with yourself before you can be right with anybody else.”
“My early attempts writing plays, which are very poetic, did not use the language that I work in now. I didn’t recognize the poetry in everyday language of black America. I thought I had to change it to create art.”
“Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.”
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
“A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.”
“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”
“To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.”
“You’re going to relegate my history to a month.”
“I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.”
“When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.”
“The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.”
“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”
My name is Scarlett Hazlewood. I am a nineteen year old college student who has experienced many interesting encounters since starting college. I decided that I wanted to share my life with you. Hopefully it will entertain as well as teach you what to do, or more like what not to do.
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