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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

50 Women Over 50: Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee is an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist. The widow of Ossie Davis, a breast cancer survior for over 30 years and nationally recognized professional and humanitarian, has had much to say over the course of her eight decades on this earth. For her lifetime of "walking her talk," we're proud to award her the WOOFer Wednesday Award!

Here now are a few of Ms Dee's noted comments:

• You just try to do everything that comes up. Get up an hour earlier, stay up an hour later, make the time. Then you look back and say, "Well, that was a neat piece of juggling there -- school, marriage, babies, career." The enthusiasms took me through the action, not the measuring of it or the reasonableness.

• That's what being young is all about. You have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference. You're not prone to measure your energies in time. You're not likely to live by equations.

• Classism and greed are making insignificant all the other kinds of isms.

• The greatest gift is not being afraid to question.

• Paradise is to be the ultimate instrument, fulfilling God's desperate intent that we love each other.

• The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within -- strength, courage, dignity.

• God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.

• OK, boss, I don't mind shuffling, but I won't scratch my head.


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