23 Total Quotes

Aaron McGruder Quotes

We wrote the script, we did a six-minute presentation, and then it died. Fox wanted a sitcom with an 'A story' and a 'B story,' and there were just very rigid creative rules that work on some shows and don't work on others.
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#Died

It astounds me that good, responsible white people paid for this show.
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#People

they're not really thrilled about it, but I keep trying to push them.
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#Trying

that's what late-night cable is for, I guess. You don't have to hear it at 8 o'clock, but you sure can hear it at 11:30, or 11 o'clock, on Adult Swim, if you so desire -- it will be there for you.
Aaron McGruder
#Night

Oprah has the power to lay waste to entire industries with a mere utterance. That's a power that you have to respect. And ultimately I respect it.
Aaron McGruder
#Power

For me, it really first has to be a good story and be funny. If you're doing sincere comedy, the edgy stuff kind of happens on its own.
Aaron McGruder
#Comedy

I've never been able to predict what people are going to get mad at. I've tried and I've always been surprised.
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#People

I'm trying to live well, and there is no freedom in America if you're economically bound to the system.
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#America

[You can't accuse the creator of] The Boondocks, ... Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil and the government is lying about 9/11.
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#Devil

Anyone with a gun can go out and commit an act of terrorism, even without a political affiliation.
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#American Artist

I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.
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#American Artist

I don't want the news to be patriotic. I don't want to see flags on the lapels of the anchors. I don't want any of that.
Aaron McGruder
#American Artist

I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism.
Aaron McGruder
#American Artist

I'm not a Democrat.
Aaron McGruder
#American Artist

Once you give up rights, they're not going to give them back.
Aaron McGruder
#American Artist

One, I push my deadlines closer than anybody else, or let's say it this way: I'm really late.
Aaron McGruder
#American Artist

The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy.
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#American Artist

There's some new evidence that has just come out about the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in the '60s and how they were going to set up Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba.
Aaron McGruder
#American Artist

We have to confront the very scary fact that the president is a moron. He's really dumb.
Aaron McGruder
#American Artist

We have, essentially, a worthless democracy.
Aaron McGruder
#American Artist

When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.
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#American Artist

You know, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have supported individuals and regimes that have slaughtered millions across the globe. And they need to be held accountable for that.
Aaron McGruder
#American Artist

You know, every time a summer movie comes out, people think they're gonna get rich off of the merchandise.
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#American Artist