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Sidney Poitier – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Sidney Poitier

 

I wouldn’t change a single thing, because one change alters every moment that follows it.

– Sidney Poitier


But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity.

– Sidney Poitier


My father was the quintessential husband and dad.

– Sidney Poitier


I come from a great family. I’ve seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be.

– Sidney Poitier


I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.

– Sidney Poitier


History passes the final judgment.

– Sidney Poitier


So I’m OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was.

– Sidney Poitier


I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words – and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions.

– Sidney Poitier


My father was very big on marriage.

– Sidney Poitier


To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.

– Sidney Poitier


So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it’s a positive one.

– Sidney Poitier


I had to satisfy the action fans, the romantic fans, the intellectual fans. It was a terrific burden.

– Sidney Poitier