"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."
"I don't wanna learn about more science and math. That's not why I'm going to college."
"I'm not really rocking with mixtapes no more. EPs and albums - that's it."
"By 1916, as Madam Walker herself was developing more assertive views on race, she was becoming eager to assume her place alongside Harlem's famous, influential and intriguing residents."
"Madame Walker selected Indianapolis as the headquarters for her growing business more than a century ago in 1910 because of its central location and thriving black business community."
"For more than three years, I'd been part of a complex and frustrating dance as my nonfiction, fact-based material was translated from book to movie by scriptwriters whose visions, goals and sensibilities often were quite different from mine."
"As handbags get ever more absurdly large, so they need to carry more stuff to validate the expense of this huge trunk with chains, buckles and padlocks on."
"The more there is on offer, the more you don't want. Fifty options of cereal does not hone an epicurean expertise in the finer points of puffed rice, it murders appetite."
"The trouble with righting some wrongs is that it makes the remaining ones seem even more unbearable."