The Media List
"My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist. He was already married ten years when he first clamped eyes on my mother." -from Silver Sparrow
"You're only yourself when no one's watching,"
"If someone does not want me it is not the end of the world, but if I do not want me then world is nothing but endings."
"Some try to play me But they can't fade me..." -from You Bring Me Joy
"Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others imprinted indelibly on the brain. The summer I killed my father I was 10 years old. My brother Poe was 9, and my sister Cisely has just turned 14." -from Eve's Bayou
"She turned and went blindly up the stairs. Drooping in the front doorway was a frost-nipped bunch of white flowers. She dragged herself up to her flat. Once she stopped to hide the package under her coat. She would never look at that little white dress again." -from Jack in the Pot
"My husband had strong feelings against women and he did not think that women had the right to do anything worthwhile. As we grew up together he never, never believed that there were women who could do things. He always felt that a woman should stay in her place, in the house. I couldn't see that women should be just in the house making children, keeping house, or buying groceries. So we could not agree." -from I Dream a World
"write in code. speak in tongues. we have yet to begin."
"He told me he was married right off, because he a wide-open liar—the sort that tell you everything but nothing at all. I said what you telling me for? He said that don’t bother you none? I said it don’t bother you? He said, now and again. Now and again it do." -from On the Blood
"Done with these niggas. I don't love these niggas. I dust off these niggas. Do it for fun."
"How you get work done is by exploiting yourself and your feelings, and sometimes people get in the way."
"Art was not a thing for my family and is still not a thing for my family. My family will not go to a museum unless I say we have to go there. That's why I really feel like it was something I was supposed to do because there was no directive that pushed me in that direction."
"Human-beingness is who I am. I don't think of myself as an artist."
"You got the right to be mad, but when you carry it alone, you find it only getting in the way."
"Whenever I do a film, it has to take us one step further to making the world safe for everyone."
An American Marriage
"On the Blood"
Andria Nacina Cole
"Jack in the Pot"
I Dream A World: Portraits of Black
Women Who Changed America
In the Blood
Daughters of the Dust
Mary J. Blige
A Seat at the Table
Now and Forever More
The Kitchen Table Series
Carrie Mae Weems
Grand Dame Queenie
Michelle Obama Portrait
What Can I Do About All This Injustice?
Artist Trying to Get it All Down