Find the best quotes by James McBride.
Writing for me is cutting out the fat and getting to the meaning.
The question of religion in black America is something filmmakers don’t want to touch.
My family is my career.
I’m proud of ‘Miracle at St. Anna’ and I loved it; there’s no question in my mind it’s as good as any movie that came…
If you have the material it will form itself as a kind of connective tissue.
I put headlights in Ford vans. I still drive a Ford.
I’d like to do something involving jazz. But books are how I earn my living, and I’d like to stay with the horse I rode…
I’m not interested in food. It’s just fuel.
First person narrative is a very effective tool but you have to know as a writer how to make it work.
As a journalist, the details always tell the story.
Be kind to the living.
It’s the same old story. Nothing in this world happens unless white folks says it happens. And therein lies the problem of being a professional…
The black church will accept anybody.
Newt Gingrich wrote a novel, and he’s a short story. Bill Clinton wrote a biography, and he’s a novel.
I wish all critics, no matter their color, were more sophisticated when it comes to the moral questions a film like ‘St. Anna’ is trying…
When you’re interviewing someone, even your mother – you have to sort of deal with you have to get some objective space from yourself and…
People don’t realize you’re blowing over changes, time changes, harmony, different keys. I mark a point in my solo where it’s got to peak at…
Until you expose the cancer, you can’t fix it.
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