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Learn to love being black. — Don Lemon

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It doesn't matter if gun violence is down. We need to get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets. — Don Lemon

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I think the Casey Anthony trial caught a lot of news organizations off guard. — Don Lemon

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I don't know if I would have the same take on world matters and social issues if I were not gay. — Don Lemon

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In general, when I watch cable news during the day, it's frustrating because it reminds me of a game show. If I want to watch 'The Price is Right,' I'll watch 'The Price is Right.' — Don Lemon

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We aren't as divided as we think we are. We're not just Republicans sitting in one corner, and Democrats sitting in the other corner. — Don Lemon

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I am a big devourer of James Baldwin. — Don Lemon

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I've never been one to take glee in anyone's demise, and when I saw Jerry Sandusky walk out in handcuffs, I did kind of feel a bit sorry for him, even though the jury found him to do some horrific things; I was like, 'His life is over.' — Don Lemon

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More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers. — Don Lemon

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I'm not concerned with what people think of me. — Don Lemon

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Many people who know me call me 'the hardest working man in the news business' because you're never, ever going to outwork me. — Don Lemon

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I'm a gay black guy. If I can't ask questions without caring what people think of me, who can? — Don Lemon

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Just because you can have a baby, it doesn't mean you should. Especially without planning for one or getting married first. — Don Lemon

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You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn't want to do it, — Don Lemon

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When you learn, you grow. You have to stretch, and it's not easy. You know, if you're working out your muscles, if you're doing whatever, it's gonna hurt a little bit. — Don Lemon

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My mom tells me every single day that she's proud of me. — Don Lemon

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In order to be transparent, you really have to be completely honest and open, so that's how I've lived my life, and that's where I am now. I am completely transparent. There's nothing that you can't ask me and nothing I won't talk about. — Don Lemon

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I love Louisiana. There's no place on earth like Louisiana, and there's no city on earth like New Orleans. I grew up in Baton Rouge. — Don Lemon

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Michael Jackson is an accidental civil rights leader - an accidental pioneer. He broke ground and barriers in so many different realms in artistry, in pictures, in movies, in music, you name it. — Don Lemon

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More often than not, we think of ourselves as black, white, Asian, or Hispanic pretty much in this country, but the real America is much more than that. — Don Lemon

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I think if I had seen more people like me who are out and proud, it wouldn't have taken me 45 years to say it - to walk in the truth. — Don Lemon

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I think young people don't really know that much about the Civil Rights Movement and about the history of African Americans in this country. It's not taught enough in school. — Don Lemon

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When you are the first of anything, there is a bigger responsibility put on you. — Don Lemon

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I think secrets are something that you keep or are afraid to share because you think they're going to harm you in some way. So if you don't have any secrets, then there's no way anyone can harm you. — Don Lemon

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There are features that African Americans have that are similar! There are features that white people have that are similar! Features that Hispanic people have that are similar! — Don Lemon

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It's not ideological to ask someone to stick to the question presented. — Don Lemon

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Whatever happens with my career, I'm going to prosper no matter what. — Don Lemon

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People all the time say to me, 'You look just like Don Lemon,' and I would go, 'I hear that all the time! 'And after a moment, I would go, 'I am Don Lemon!' — Don Lemon

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Everything in Louisiana is about layers. There are layers of race, layers of class, layers of survival, layers of death, and layers of rebirth. To live with these layers is to be a true Louisianian. This state has a depth that is simultaneously beyond words and yet as natural as breathing. How can a place be both other-worldly and completely pedestrian is beyond me; however, Louisiana manages to do it. Louisiana is spooky that way. — Don Lemon

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There's a degree of deception in silence. — Don Lemon

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If I had had someone like me who had chosen to live their lives out and proud, there would be no need for the Tyler Clementis of the world. — Don Lemon

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I believe in diversity in front of and behind the camera. — Don Lemon

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Some people are saying, 'Justin Bieber is racist.' Is he? I don't know. — Don Lemon

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Think about just how much we'd get accomplished if we collectively viewed the people with whom we came into contact as just an American and not an American with a prefix. — Don Lemon

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Whenever I see John Lewis, I invariably say, 'Thank you.' And I will never stop. I don't know how he's still standing, because what he endured took courage and strength that I don't know that I have. — Don Lemon

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African American history is really American history because African Americans really helped build this country. — Don Lemon

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If I have my opinion about something, you have your opinion about something, we don't have to fight over it. And we can have a conversation. We can also disagree without being disagreeable, and we can just disagree, which is fine. It doesn't mean that I don't like you, or you don't like me. We just disagree. — Don Lemon

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Any atrocity that's committed against one person affects us all, and we are becoming more of one society, of a global society, so something that happens in the Middle East or something that happens in Africa, something that happens in Asia, affects all of us. — Don Lemon

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I grew up believing that I could be the president of the United States. I was told I could be whatever I wanted. — Don Lemon

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The truth is the truth is the truth. And as long as you tell the truth, you'll be okay in the end. — Don Lemon

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If you're going to be in the business of news and telling people the truth ... you've got to be honest. You've got to have the same rules for yourself as you do for everyone else. — Don Lemon

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I was born gay, just as I was born black. — Don Lemon

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Paula Deen is a human being. She deserves forgiveness and a chance at redemption as much as anyone else. America is about redemption. — Don Lemon

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The best way not to encounter America's health care system is not to have to encounter it. — Don Lemon

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You Weigh How Much You Should Criticize The President Because Hes Black — Don Lemon

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When someone is in our tribe, I think it's particularly easier for us to tell them apart, because we're used to their facial features. — Don Lemon

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I like all kinds of music. I hope you do, too. — Don Lemon

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I don't consider myself a celebrity. I'm just a journalist. — Don Lemon

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You go to Brooklyn, everybody's got a beard and plaid shirt. They may be able to tell each other apart, but they all look alike to me. — Don Lemon

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I love old school rock and roll. — Don Lemon

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I'm a citizen of the world. — Don Lemon

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I do feel that Paula Deen should not have lost her job, and I've said this on the air. The marketplace should have decided. The marketplace decided something different. Her books are No. 1. — Don Lemon

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I was hired by the 'Tom Joyner Morning Show' to do commentary that makes people think. I want my audience to feel like they are learning and not being pandered to. — Don Lemon

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I think it would be great if everybody could be out. But it's such a personal choice. People have to do it at their own speed. I respect that. — Don Lemon

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Being gay doesn't take your brain away or exclude me from having the same attributes as anyone else. — Don Lemon

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Most people would think if you're the prime news anchor, then you should sort of be this Edward R. Murrow, Clark Kent guy with the family and 2.5 kids - or the perky, cute yet smart Katie Couric. — Don Lemon

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I know that some things are beyond our control, some illnesses are beyond our control, we get sick, we don't know why. But let's pledge to do whatever we can to avoid those high medical bills. — Don Lemon

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Governing means governing all of the people, no matter what demographic it is, whether it'd be black, white, women, straight, gay, Republican. — Don Lemon

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I don't watch the media that much. — Don Lemon

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Who needs a bullet piercing, armor piercing bullet to go hunting? Who needs an assault rifle to go hunting? You can't even use the prey that you kill with an assault rifle if you indeed do it. — Don Lemon

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When people ask me why I'm amazed at what Barack Obama has accomplished, I tell them it's not because of what most of America and the world sees and knows of his history. It's because I witnessed what I can only describe as a bizarre turn of events that thrust him into position to even become a U.S. senator. — Don Lemon

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Can the president really blame Fox News for his problems? — Don Lemon

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You don't have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices. — Don Lemon