"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"And the idea of Booker T. Washington, the resonance with his life, and his struggle, and the whole notion that his idea of progress for the race, was a long slow progression of, as he said, putting your buckets down where you are, and working with what you've got."