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    Well, my piano's really beautiful. I actually have two pianos. I have a Yamaha upright from the '60s that's blond, wood, and black, and I also have one from the '20s from Chicago - not a well-known brand or anything.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: beautiful  black 
     
    Frankly, I don't think you should perform in a plaza where thousands of Cubans have been subjected to the death penalty, by firing squad, including three young black men in 2003. What is needed in Cuba is a concert in favor of democracy, civil liberties for the people, the freedom of political prisoners, free elections and the expulsion of dictatorial power.
    — Zoe Valdes
    I don't understand labels. I don't need anybody to tell me I'm Latina or black or anything else. I've played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: character  black 
     
    Women that look like me [the black ones] need to see more of themselves in social media, in film, in music.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: women  music  media  film  black 
     
    I think it's important to represent black women and our natural hair. Not wearing a weave is totally beautiful and acceptable.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: women  beautiful  black 
     
    My dad has totally taken my Cat Stevens T-shirt, but it's OK; I have his Black Flag one, and that's amazing.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: cat  black 
     
    I had talked to my agent a lot over the years about not being interested in stereotypical "black films" [because] I didn't like the way they were representing black people over and over and over again in the same way.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: people  black  year 
     
    The world turned into a big black hole while my daughter was on the verge of life and death.
    — Ziauddin Yousafzai
    tags: death  world  daughter  black 
     
    In Europe, populism is sort of a dirty word, but we have this wonderful history of populism in America, including the abolitionist populists and the white and black populists working together in the nineteenth century.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: america  black 
     
    However, if Moscow regains control over Ukraine, with its 52 million people and major resources as well as access to the Black Sea, Russia automatically again regains the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Some girls like to say one thing and mean another. And me being who I am, I'm very straightforward. Everything is very black and white for me. I don't really like playing mind games.
    — Zayn Malik
    tags: girls  mind  games  black 
     
    If you bleed Black Label and you're going to be a man, you gotta get up there and do what you gotta do every day, relentless and as tired as you can be.
    — Zakk Wylde
    tags: men  black 
     
    It's pure Black Label. It's about violence and booze. That's all it is. There is no plan
    — Zakk Wylde
    tags: violence  black 
     
    Another Black Label motto. That's what I think life is. It's just another bridge to cross. You ask no questions. Whatever work it is you gotta do, you gotta go over it, under it, through it, around it, to do it.
    — Zakk Wylde
    tags: work  questions  black 
     
    That's why for Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society the colors are black and white. There are no gray issues. Life is black and it's white. There's no in-between.
    — Zakk Wylde
    tags: society  black 
     
    Because with Black Label and all the fans it's just one big family.
    — Zakk Wylde
    tags: black 
     
    Tutankhamun was not black, and the portrayal of ancient Egyptian civilization as black has no element of truth to it.
    — Zahi Hawass
    I don't like the masculine style, jeans. I like issey miyake... and black dresses.
    — Zaha Hadid
    tags: black 
     
    I had been at Comic-Con, and I have the same manager as Bob Morley, so we ended up at a Warner Bros. party. I met Jason Rothenberg for the first time, and he's a fan of Black Sails and Shameless and some of my work, and was like, "Hey, we've been having trouble casting this part. I think you'd be perfect for it, if you'd be willing to come up and have some fun for some episodes."
    — Zach McGowan
    tags: time  work  fun  black 
     
    I'd like to do a reality show with four white people...who are dropped off in a really bad black neighborhood. And the show would be called...Cracker Hunt.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: reality  bad  black 
     
    So for front-runners we have a black and a woman. It's like being made to choose between syphilis or having and old man crap on your face. I would do the country a favor and run myself but I couldn't deprive Hollywood of me for 4 years.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: men  women  black  year 
     
    I don't mind it if blacks want equal rights, as long as they mean rights equal to a dog
    — Zach Braff
    tags: right  dog  mind  black 
     
    I don't like the term 'black people', I find it demeaning to those of us that actually qualify as 'people'.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: people  black 
     
    You always see actors complaining about being typecast and ruining their career. Really, I don't see the point in complaining. If the only role you can play well is a black dude, you're never going to get ahead in this town, and you should just accept it.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: career  black 
     
    I don't think it's a black and white issue. If a man's family is starving so to speak, I don't think I'll hold it against him for stealing a loaf of bread.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: black 
     
    It's not that George Bush doesn't care about black people, god made hurricanes, not people who can't swim.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: people  care  god  black 
     
    I don't belive Oprah's sexual abuse stories, I mean who would take a black girl when there are plenty of white?
    — Zach Braff
    tags: abuse  girls  sexual  stories  black 
     
    Well it's not that I HATE them, but honestly if I saw two homeless people begging for money, one white and one black, and I only had one quarter... Well I'd probably keep it actually.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: people  hate  money  black 
     
    You always see black people complaining about this and that, but you never see me complaining about how slow they work on my plantation.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: people  work  black 
     
    I really don't know why we need a whole month dedicated to blacks. It's not like they're the only ones that suffered. I mean, what about us whites? We're the ones that have to deal with these monkeys everyday, but you don't see us demanding a whole month to ourselves.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: black 
     
    I think slavery was an awful, awful period in our history, but when I look at what's become of black culture since emancipation, I think you have to admit, maybe the Confederacy was on to something
    — Zach Braff
    tags: culture  slavery  black 
     
    Im just not really attracted to black chicks.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: black 
     
    The biggest problem I had with starring in Scrubs were the black doctors. I just had to keep telling myself this show was satire.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: satire  problem  black  doctor 
     
    I'm sick of people saying I hate blacks, women, and gays. It's false and slanderous. Everyone who knows me knows I hate the Chinese.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: people  women  hate  saying  gay  black 
     
    Well, you need to have at least one black friend, otherwise people think you're racist
    — Zach Braff
    tags: people  friends  black 
     
    We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness.
    — Yvette Clarke
    I see many black males grasping for some thread of hope. There are so many destructive practices, glimpses into a psychic abyss. That must be very frightening.
    — Yusef Komunyakaa
    tags: hope  black 
     
    It is hard to think of practical applications of the black hole. Because practical applications are so remote, many people assume we should not be interested. But this quest to understand the world is what defines us as human beings.
    — Yuri Milner
    tags: people  world  human  black 
     
    Rays were blazing through the atmosphere of the earth, the horizon became bright orange, gradually passing into all the colors of the rainbow: from light blue to dark blue, to violet and then to black. What an indescribable gamut of colors! Just like the paintings of the artist Nicholas Roerich.
    — Yuri Gagarin
    tags: earth  dark  artist  painting  black 
     
    I saw for the first time the earth's shape. I could easily see the shores of continents, islands, great rivers, folds of the terrain, large bodies of water. The horizon is dark blue, smoothly turning to black. . . the feelings which filled me I can express with one word-joy.
    — Yuri Gagarin
    tags: time  earth  dark  body  water  black 
     
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