I will not touch the white man's poison; his drugs, his liquor, his swine, his women.

A Muslim must be strikingly upright; an outstanding example so that those in the darkness can see the power of the light.

Baines

West Indian Archie: Now you're outfitted. You ready to tackle the streets?
Malcolm X: Yeah, I'm ready. Let them come.

[shouting] I'm a man!

Earl Little

See that spot? Get it! The spot... All right, that's it.

Shorty

Hey Little! Your man out here waiting on you!

Cholly

Shorty: Yeah, Red!
Malcolm X: Come on, you missed me!
Shorty: Try this on for size!
Malcolm X: I ducked.
Shorty: [laughing] You ducked?

Brother Earl: I just assumed...
Malcolm X: Don't assume anything, brother!

Here - at this final hour, in this quiet place - Harlem has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hopes - extinguished now, and gone from us forever. For Harlem is where he worked and where he struggled and fought - his home of homes, where his heart was, and where his people are - and it is, therefore, most fitting that we meet once again - in Harlem - to share these last moments with him. For Harlem has ever been gracious to those who have loved her, have fought her, and have defended her honor even to the death.

Eulogy Performer

[as a waiter] I aims to please, sir, and I'm pleased to aim!

I'm half wop, I'm half nigger. I'm not afraid of nobody.

Rudy

That's too much power for one man to have.

Captain Green

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Malcolm X Quotes

That's too much power for one man to have.

Captain Green

I'm half wop, I'm half nigger. I'm not afraid of nobody.

Rudy