Cicely Tyson’s Quotes

If there is any way to describe Cicely Tyson, it would be as a beautiful icon. She was an Emmy and Tony winning actress who shattered racial stereotypes and was able to portray Black women as strong and determined. She was a pioneer for civil rights and first black woman to wear her hair naturally on TV. She lived a purposeful and long life, influencing those she came in contact with. Her passing on January 28, 2021 has left people mourning the loss of another strong icon. Cicely Tyson was indeed a trailblazing force and a role model for all black people. Here are some of her powerful quotes she left behind as her legacy.

Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have.

I have learned not to let rejection move me.

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.

The moment anyone tries to demean or degrade you in any way, you have to know how great you are. Nobody would bother to beat you down if you were not a threat.

As long as you are able to draw breath in the universe, you have a chance.

You never know what motivates you.

There are some things money cannot buy. One of them is health. And the other is security in your relationships and friends.

It’s so important for me to have peace of mind, body and soul than to have all the riches.

If each person in this world will simply take a small piece of this huge thing, this amazing quilt, and work it regardless of the color of the yarn, we will have harmony on this planet.

As painful as it is, we say goodbye to a legend indeed. REST ON CICELY.

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