Dancer quotes

#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about love
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about beautiful
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about soul
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about life
#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? .

Josephine Baker Quotes about people
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about love
#65764 Josephine Baker

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

Josephine Baker Quotes about real
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about art
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about coffee
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about love
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about art
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about prayer
#65771 Josephine Baker

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

Josephine Baker Quotes about men
#65772 Josephine Baker

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

Josephine Baker Quotes about happiness
#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. .

Josephine Baker Quotes about men
#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. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about time
#69469 Mikhail Baryshnikov

When a body moves, it's the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I'll tell you who you are. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about body
#69470 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world... it pushed me to think of things bigger than life's daily routines... to think beyond what is immediate or convenient. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about life
#69471 Mikhail Baryshnikov

No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about business
#69472 Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dancers are stripped enough onstage. You don't have to know more about them than they've given you already. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about age
#69473 Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dancing is my obsession. My life. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about life
#69474 Mikhail Baryshnikov

You open a section of 'The New York Times,' and there's a review or a story on a choreographer or a dancer, and there's an informative, clear image of a dancer. This is, in my view, not an interesting photograph. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about story
#69475 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I feel very uneasy with a lot of aspects of the Russian life and the Russian people. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about life
#69476 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about real
#69477 Mikhail Baryshnikov

Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries - the body has a stronger memory than your mind. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about mind
#69478 Mikhail Baryshnikov

Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about success
#69479 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I am not the first straight dancer or the last. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about dance
#69480 Mikhail Baryshnikov

In the second part of life you get rid of stuff you've accumulated. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about life
#69481 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I get speeding ticket like everybody else. If the restaurant is full I'm waiting in line like everybody else. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about body
#69482 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I would like to go and dance in Palestine one day, with great pleasure, great pleasure. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about pleasure
#69483 Mikhail Baryshnikov

People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about art
#69484 Mikhail Baryshnikov

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about art
#69485 Mikhail Baryshnikov

To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about life
#69486 Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dancers are made, not born. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about dance
#69487 Mikhail Baryshnikov

Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about loss
#69488 Mikhail Baryshnikov

I'm an impatient person in many respects. I like to put myself in uncomfortable situations. It forces me to deliver. .

Mikhail Baryshnikov Quotes about self
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