Eartha Kitt quote

"My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions."

Eartha Kitt

Born: January 17, 1927

Die: December 25, 2008

Occupation: Singer

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People in general are used to seeing me as the naughty girl because that's what they've always cast me as.

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When I played Lady Day, I took Aba onstage with me as a joke. He started singing-in tune!-and the audience loved it.

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We're not thought of in terms of color because we are entertainers. We are there to entertain you not because we are black, white, pink, or green or gay or straight or because we are Catholic or Protestant.

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Live theater to me is much more free than the movies or television.

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The price we pay for being ourselves is worth it.

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I do not have an act. I just do Eartha Kitt... I want to be whoever Eartha Kitt is until the gods take me wherever they take me.

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I have used all the manure that has been thrown on me as fertilizer to make me stronger.

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It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.

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I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me. And I want someone to share me, with me.

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The stage floor was a stage of thin ice for me to tread. To hold my own or to sink through and die, never to be remembered.

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You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.

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The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There...

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Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derriere, because you have to be watching it all the time.

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When we want to have our own style of living, it is nobody's business but ours. What we do in private is our private business.

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I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really suffer.

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A man has always wanted to lay me down but he never wanted to pick me up.

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When the Batman TV series was taken to the silver screen, one of America's favourite sweethearts would don the mask and claws of Catwoman.

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A cat is a cat. She has no race creed or collar.

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As the Batman TV series was returning to ABC for its second season in 1967, the TV bosses decided to take Catwoman into another direction......lucky for me.

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In 1992, fans of our feline temptress got another chance to sink their claws into the new and exciting tales of Catwoman in Batman: The Animated Series.

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As you've witnessed, Catwoman is the ultimate diva. From the pages of comic books to both small and big screens, Catwoman continues to evolve and mature like a true cat. Catwoman, is a unique breed, never...

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Let's take care of the necessities first: give people jobs, and find a way to get us out of poverty

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Just because you are different does not mean that you have to be rejected

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The thing that hurts, that became anger, was when I realized that if you tell the truth, in a country that says you’re entitled to tell the truth, you get your face slapped and you get put out of work.

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The biggest family in the world is my fans.

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Don't depend on other people to be responsible for you. Don't make yourself stressed out over nonsensical things like material things.

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Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything.

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My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.

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Aging has a wonderful beauty and we should have respect for that.

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I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.

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The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it's going to go and where you'll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right...

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I'm a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don't trust diamonds and gold.

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I never take anything for granted. I may slip any minute.

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I was given away. If your mother gives you away, you think everybody who comes into your life is going to give you away.

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Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did.

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You don't move just because you want to go from this point to that point - the body has to be using the words as well as you vocally use the words.

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Even as a child, I found a way to survive.

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I am the last of the Mohicans, the creme de la creme of cabaret.

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I don't think I ever really got interested in theater.

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When the people who are responsible for our country ask you a direct question, I expect them to accept a direct answer, not to be blackballed because you are telling the truth.

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My house was bugged. They couldn't find any information on me being a subversive because I happen to love America; I just don't like some of the things the government is doing.

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Generally the whole entertainment business now is bland.

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Having my animals or my children with me exorcises that feeling of not being wanted.

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I am a mother and I know the feeling of having a baby come out of my gut.

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I am the original Material Girl.

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I don't wear my political feelings on my sleeve. However, if I'm asked, I will answer honestly.

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I fight for other people better than I fight for myself.

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I have to keep testing myself.

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I love men and I like to get their attention.

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I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself.

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I used to love it when I walked down the street and construction workers would whistle.

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I've always said to my men friends, If you really care for me, darling, you will give me territory. Give me land, give me land.

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In essence, I'm a sophisticated cotton picker.

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The public has become my fairy godmother.

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I used to teach dance lessons.

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Innocence is one of the most exciting things in the world.

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Sometimes it's good to fall down to see who will pick you up.

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Thank God I got the rejects. These animals are very, very affectionate.

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This is where you see the truth of entertainment, because it is not edited. You see it on stage as it is happening. Even if we fall down or forget our words, it's a part of live entertainment.

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