Quote from Jesse Owens regarding the 1936 Olympics in Berlin: "Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram." On the other hand, Hitler sent Owens a commemorative inscribed cabinet photograph of himself.
Sidney Poitier (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role "Lilies of the Field" 1963), (For his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence 2002) (Honorary)
You have to get hurt. That’s how you learn. The strongest people out there, the ones who laugh the hardest with a genuine smile, those are the people who have fought the toughest battles. Because they’ve decided that they’re not going to let anything hold them down, they’re showing the world who’s the boss.
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