Top 20 Quotes of Pam Grier:
🌠 That’s what he was saying, the civil rights movement – 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.
🌠 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.
🌠 Me, sexy? I’m just plain ol’ beans and rice.
🌠 I never went in thinking, “You’re an African-American woman, so you’re never going to win.” I was just in career doing beauty pageants for the experience, and to show my brains and talent and help break stereotypes. It wasn’t like, “Oh, I’ll become a star. I’m beautiful.” I never thought I was pretty. I couldn’t even put on eyelashes or makeup. When you come from an environment that’s military, and they don’t stress that topic of aesthetics or beauty pageants and makeup, there are a lot of things you just don’t have that city girls have.
🌠 I really hate to see abusive behavior being passed on from generation to generation to generation, when we have access to health and counseling.
🌠 I like serious films, the moneymaking blockbusters that don’t make any kind of sense and John Carpenter films.
🌠 And as I reinvent myself and I’m constantly curious about everything, I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner in newfound art and entertainment and exploration.
🌠 Our culture is revered and it inspires people all around the globe.
🌠 Sometimes I’m angry, sometimes I’m not angry.
🌠 I want to direct and work with the youngins and the fabulous actors of today.
🌠 There are just certain realities about our world and I just happen to be creative within it.
🌠 When you are an actor, you bring a tool in your craft but you are not that person.
🌠 My grandfather was the first feminist in my life. He taught me if a woman can do something, a man will respect her.
🌠 I’m a big child at heart. I think it’s important to stay that way and not lose the wonder of life.
🌠 Women are allowed more freedoms and we’re fighting for more freedoms, we’re experiencing more freedoms won.
🌠 I grew up in a family where we weren’t allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.
🌠 I felt beauty was a magnet for abuse, and I had suffered greatly for it.
🌠 I came from poverty and was part of those circumstances.
🌠 I don’t believe that I should just do A-movies, I just do the work as an artist.
🌠 As I get older, it’s a time to enjoy life.
🖎 Author: Pam Grier
♛ Career: Actress
📅 Life: b. May 26, 1949
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