25 Inspirational & Powerful Cicely Tyson Quotes
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Cicely Tyson is known for portraying strong and bold characters of African-American women. In her career of 7 decades, she received an endless list of awards. Being a woman of color, she faced many difficulties and challenges in her life. She wrote all about her life journey in her memoir, ‘Just As I Am.’
This Emmy and Tony-winning actress devoted her life to breaking the stereotypes related to black women. On January 28, 2021, her passing away made a void in the American film industry. She played many power-packed roles in movies and series, including ‘Sounder’ and ‘How to Get Away From Murder’.
Here are some Cicely Tyson quotes that will ignite a sense of boldness in you. Her life has been filled up with ups and downs. These quotes are inspired by her work and real life. Read and share to spread the sense of positivity all around.
Cicely Tyson Quotes
“My story will never be finished, nor should it be. For as long as God grants me breath, I will be living–and writing–my next chapter.” CICELY TYSON
“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch – what make you go beyond the norm.” 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
“You never know what motivates you.” CICELY TYSON
“My gratification in working comes from the preparation and the building of the character.” CICELY TYSON
“I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.”
“The moment anyone tries to demean or degrade you in any way, you have to know how great you are. Nobody would bother to beat you down if you were not a threat.” CICELY TYSON “I’ve never encouraged anyone to go into this business. But I would never discourage anybody either because no one could discourage me.” CICELY TYSON
“In my work, people say I’m strong. But I’m not aware of any of it. If I were conscious of it, that can only get in the way of future performances.” CICELY TYSON
“I feel so guilty about the state of young people today. And I say that because our generation fought for everything. We fought to sit down at a counter, to sit on a bus. They were left with nothing to fight for.” CICELY TYSON
“We have to support our own films. If we don’t, how can we expect others to support them?” CICELY TYSON
“I am the sum total of each one of the women I have played.”
“All I have to do is find someone who has something to say that will enrich my life and they can’t get rid of me.” 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
“Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” CICELY TYSON
“God is the Master of the unlikely.” CICELY TYSON SOURCE: JUST AS I AM
“I’m grateful that God often laughs at our plans and substitutes his better ones.” CICELY TYSON
“My mother’s falsehoods were not outright fabrications but lies of omission.”
“What’s for you in this life, you will get. And what is not for you, you will never get. Do you hear me?” CICELY TYSON
“If each person in this world will simply take a small piece of this huge thing, this amazing quilt, and work it regardless of the color of the yarn, we will have harmony on this planet.” CICELY TYSON
“I’m a firm believer in divine guidance.” CICELY TYSON
“I’ve never really worked for money. It’s so important for me to have peace of mind, body, and soul than to have all the riches.” CICELY TYSON
“To soar toward what’s possible, you must leave behind what’s comfortable.” CICELY TYSON
“You always seek to control others when you are not in full ownership of yourself.”
“Turning a blind eye to our history has not saved us from its consequences.” CICELY TYSON
We hope you have enjoyed these powerful Cicely Tyson quotes. With these quotes and sayings, you will get a better insight into life. Share these with your loved ones.
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