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#65755 Josephine Baker

You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about education
#65756 Josephine Baker

The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains. .

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#65757 Josephine Baker

Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes. .

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#65758 Josephine Baker

I ran away from home. I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States of America, because of that terror of discrimination, that horrible beast which paralyzes one's very soul and body. .

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#65759 Josephine Baker

I wanted to get far away from those who believed in cruelty, so then I went to France, a land of true freedom, democracy, equality and fraternity. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about freedom
#65760 Josephine Baker

All my life, I have maintained that the people of the world can learn to live together in peace if they are not brought up in prejudice. .

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#65761 Josephine Baker

The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling... How can you expect the world to believe in you and respect your preaching of democracy when you yourself treat your colored brothers as you do? .

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#65762 Josephine Baker

Americans, the eyes of the world are upon you. How can you expect the world to believe in you and respect your preaching of democracy when you yourself treat your colored brothers as you do? .

Josephine Baker Quotes about world
#65763 Josephine Baker

Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul, when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood. .

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#65764 Josephine Baker

I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on. .

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#65765 Josephine Baker

Let us stop saying 'white Americans' and 'colored Americans,' let us try once and for all saying... Americans. Let human beings be equal on Earth as in Heaven. .

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#65766 Josephine Baker

I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad. .

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#65767 Josephine Baker

I believe if the white and colored people could get together and be let alone, they would understand each other and consequently love each other. .

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#65768 Josephine Baker

My people have a country of their own to go to if they choose... Africa... but, this America belongs to them just as much as it does to any of the white race... in some ways even more so, because they gave the sweat of their brow and their blood in slavery so that many parts of America could become prosperous and recognized in the world. .

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#65769 Josephine Baker

I remember when Lindbergh arrived in Paris, I was one of the first persons to know about his landing, because as the French people know that I was born in St. Louis, thinking I would be very proud to announce it to the public, they gave me the news first. I was then starring in the 'Folies Bergere.' .

Josephine Baker Quotes about people
#65770 Josephine Baker

I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven. .

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#65771 Josephine Baker

I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely. .

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#65772 Josephine Baker

God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers. .

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#65773 Josephine Baker

The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling because when I was a little girl I remember the horror of the East St. Louis race riot. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about people
#65774 Josephine Baker

All men can live together, if they wish to. .

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#65775 Josephine Baker

I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. .

Josephine Baker
#65776 Josephine Baker

I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about evil
#65777 Josephine Baker

When I was a child and they burned me out of my home, I was frightened and I ran away. Eventually I ran far away. It was to a place called France. Many of you have been there, and many have not. But I must tell you, ladies and gentlemen, in that country I never feared. It was like a fairyland place. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about fear
#65778 Josephine Baker

Friends, to me for years St. Louis represented a city of fear... humiliation... misery and terror... A city where in the eyes of the white man a Negro should know his place and had better stay in it. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about fear
#65779 Josephine Baker

I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States, because of that terror of discrimination. .

Josephine Baker
#69464 Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dance is one of the most revealing art forms. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about art
#69465 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about self
#69466 Mikhail Baryshnikov

The more injuries you get, the smarter you get. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about art
#69467 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I like to go to anybody else's birthday, and if I'm invited I'm a good guest. But I never celebrate my birthdays. I really don't care. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about good
#69468 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I was very restless. I really wanted to be a part of a kind of a progressive society. I was fed up with these Communist doctrines and you were hassled all the time with members of the Party committee who were KGB, what you have to do, where in the West you can go or not to go. .

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