Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. (aka Muhammad Ali), R.I.P.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
I don’t have to be what you want me to be.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.
Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don’t belong anymore to anyone, that I’m not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.
I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain.
People don’t realize what they had till it’s gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no one like him, the Beatles, and my man…
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