(p.vii) Along with the fight to desegregate the schools, we must desegregate the entire cultural statement of America; we must desegregate the minds of the American people. If we merely succeed in desegregating the school buildings, we may very well find that we have won the battle and lost the war. Integration begins the day after the minds of the American people are desegregated.
JOHN OLIVER KILLENS
The Black Man's Burden (1965)
Entertainment is not, as we often think, a full-scale flight from our problems, not a means of forgetting them completely, but rather a rearrangement of our problems into shapes which tame them, which disperse them to the margins of our attention.
America in the Movies (1975)
We're all imperfect, and life is simply a perpetual, unending struggle against those imperfections.