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    Does a black person make them an African American? No. There are Hispanics that are very, very dark skinned so the word has lost its meaning, it's not a very concise or proper word to use even today and it wasn't then.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: people  meaning  dark  lost  black 
     
    Everyone else can do violence. You know, Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, they can all do shoot-'em-ups. Arnold Schwarzenegger can kill 10 people in one minute, and they don't call it "white exploitation." They win awards and get into all the magazines. But if black people do it, suddenly it's different than if a white person does it. People respond differently because people come from different places.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: people  violence  black 
     
    The first movie that I saw was Godzilla and I loved it.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: movie 
     
    Let's start working towards wellness, a healing in our community, a healing in relationships, so male and female can finally sit down and understand that that young boy or young girl saw behavior exhibited by their parents that was negative and abusive and they're going to pass it on.
    — Pam Grier
    I believe that if we have to pay 100 percent for our college tuition, and then we get into the workplace, and we're only given 70 percent of our counterparts' salaries, then we shouldn't have to pay but 70 percent of our college tuition. Maybe that'll stop the bullshit.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: believe  college 
     
    I will not be on this planet. I may come back in another form, and you know, I'll come back as a white man.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: men 
     
    I've never considered myself to be beautiful, and I still don't.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: beautiful 
     
    Some day I want to play a grandmother. And a foxy one at that!
    — Pam Grier
    My passion is to tell stories that reflect humanity.
    — Pam Grier
    I felt beauty was a magnet for abuse, and I had suffered greatly for it.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: beauty  abuse 
     
    I don't believe that I should just do A-movies, I just do the work as an artist.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: work  believe  artist 
     
    Women are allowed more freedoms and we're fighting for more freedoms, we're experiencing more freedoms won.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: women  freedom  fighting 
     
    My grandfather was the first feminist in my life. He taught me if a woman can do something, a man will respect her.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: men  women  respect 
     
    There are just certain realities about our world and I just happen to be creative within it.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: reality  world  creative 
     
    Our culture is revered and it inspires people all around the globe.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: people  culture  inspire 
     
    Sometimes I'm angry, sometimes I'm not angry.
    — Pam Grier
    I really hate to see abusive behavior being passed on from generation to generation to generation, when we have access to health and counseling.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: health  hate 
     
    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.
    — Pam Grier
    Me, sexy? I'm just plain ol' beans and rice.
    — Pam Grier
    I like serious films, the moneymaking blockbusters that don't make any kind of sense and John Carpenter films.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: film 
     
    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.
    — Pam Grier
    I think people will have great conversations about religions, women's sexuality, gender issues and gay issues.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: people  sexuality  gender  gay 
     
    The African-American community is not monolithic. It's liberal and conservative.
    — Pam Grier
    Anything involving the camera, you're passionate about. Because there's no movies without it.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: movie 
     
    I'm still trying to do films about black women.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: women  film  black 
     
    We have to have films about action and violence and special effects. That's the sad part, but you know what? It's not me doing it.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: action  sad  violence  film 
     
    I consider myself conscious of how we're treated, and sometimes I can be a feminist.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: conscious 
     
    Sometimes I'm a little Republican, sometimes I'm a little Democrat.
    — Pam Grier
    I'm not a total feminist, but I believe in rights for females.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: believe  right 
     
    Coming from the '50s, things were very violent.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: violent 
     
    At the beginning, my ambition was never to break down doors. It was just to earn tuition for myself and work in an industry where women hadn't been allowed or invited. That's all I wanted to do, not thinking that I would make waves, change minds, excite people, incite people, turn on people, repulse people.
    — Pam Grier
    You can get hurt at any time.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: time  hurt 
     
    You never know how people are going to respond.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: people 
     
    I was a child of the women's movement. Everything I had learned was from my mother and my grandmother, who both had a very pioneering spirit. They had to, because they had to change flat tires and paint the house - because, you know, the men didn't come home from the war or whatever else, so women had to do these things.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: children  men  women  child  war  spirit  mother 
     
    If you're stupid and you're arrogant, you're going to get hurt.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: hurt 
     
    I was kind of a bouncy kid. I used to roller-skate into the sides of cars.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: kids 
     
    Out of necessity comes genius.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: genius 
     
    I came from poverty and was part of those circumstances.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: poverty 
     
    I'm a big child at heart. I think it's important to stay that way and not lose the wonder of life.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: children  heart  wonder  child 
     
    When you are an actor, you bring a tool in your craft but you are not that person.
    — Pam Grier
    tags: people  craft 
     
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