"I want democracy to work for those with the least." -Veteran civil rights attorney Connie Rice
"It's a movie without cynicism and without sarcasm." -Writer and director Michel Hazanavicius on new film THE ARTIST
"I hope that in the next few years we establish a more solid relationship based on interests and values and not just interests." -Internet activist Wael Ghonim on U.S.-Egyptian relations
"The Black artist cannot live in a revisionist place. The Black artist can only tell the truth about humanity. And humanity is messy. People are messy." -Viola Davis (pictured left) on new film THE HELP. The actress was joined by co-star Octavia Spencer.
"The credit scoring system was created 50 years ago...It has now become exclusive rather than inclusive." -Personal finance expert Suze Orman
Darlene, Merry and All the Back-up Singers out there: you propelled me and lifted my spirits when I was a little kid and your music still does…And thank you Tavis for inviting these gifted singers to your show. I’m so glad the film won an Oscar.