Your self image is so powerful it unwittingly becomes your destiny.

— Oscar Micheaux

The most belligerent Oscar Micheaux quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

There is no barrier to success which diligence and perseverance cannot hurdle.


It is only by presenting those portions of the race in my pictures, in the light and backround of their true state, that we can raise our people to greater heights.


Every race man and woman should cast aside their skepticism regarding the Negro's ability as a motion picture star.


My long experience with all classes of humanity had made me somewhat of a student of human nature.


Moving pictures have become one of the greatest revitalizing forces in race adjustment.


One of the greatest tasks of my life has been to teach the colored man he can be anything.


I have always lay before the colored race a cross section of it's own life, to view the colored heart from close range.


What I like best is a good story with a moral.


We want to see our lives dramatized on the screen as we are living it, the same as other people, the world over.


Honest, intelligent criticism is an aid to the progress of an effort.

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