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Born: 1927-01-17
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really suffer.

Tags: Anybody, Else, Stupid

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

Tags: Follow, Herd, Path

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

Tags: Love, Street, Used

I used to teach dance lessons.

Tags: Dance, Teach, Used

I was a street dancer.

Tags: Dancer, Street

I was an illegitimate, well, I still am an illegitimate child.

Tags: Child

I was considered an ugly duckling.

Tags: Considered, Ugly

I wouldn't bother to describe me. I'm Eartha Kitt.

Tags: Bother, Describe

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.

Tags: Care, Give, Men

If you're looking for immediate rewards, you're only looking for the money.

Tags: Looking, Money, Rewards

In essence, I'm a sophisticated cotton picker.

Tags: Cotton, Essence

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

Tags: Exciting, Innocence

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

Tags: Pain, Time, Watching

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

Tags: Mean, Rejected

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

Tags: Care, Give, Poverty

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

Tags: Free, Movies, Television

Maybe subconsciously I feel I was meant to work hard for a living.

Tags: Hard, Living, Work

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

Tags: Girl, Naughty, Used

The audience has always been my best director.

Tags: Audience, Best, Director

The public has become my fairy godmother.

Tags: Become, Fairy, Public

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.

Tags: Business, Living, Nobody

Whenever I walk out on a stage, I'm begging for affection.

Tags: Affection, Stage, Walk

You don't have to hit anybody on the head to be sexy.

Tags: Anybody, Head, Sexy
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Orson Welles was one of these people who was defying everything the doctors told him he wasn't supposed to be doing. He was really enjoying himself when he was eating what he wanted to eat.

Tags: Him, Himself, Wanted

I do think that same gender partners should be able to be married. Why not? If you share a life together than who in the world should have anything to say about it?

Tags: Life, Together, Why

I've always been multi-cultural myself. I'm not black and I'm not white and I'm not pink and I'm not green. Eartha Kitt has no color, and that is how barriers are broken.

Tags: Black, Broken, Color

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.

Tags: Forget, Truth, Words

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.

Tags: Black, Gay, Thought

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

Tags: Depend, Material, Yourself

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

Tags: Afraid, Life, Opinions

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

Tags: Beauty, Respect, Wonderful

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

Tags: Learning, Time, Tombstone

Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything.

Tags: Destroys, Greed

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 track. Don't let anyone deter you from that.

Tags: Means, Path, Wind

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

Tags: Granted, May, Minute

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

Tags: Give, Life, Mother

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.

Tags: Body, Point, Words

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

Tags: Diamonds, Gold, Trust

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.

Tags: Accept, Country, Truth

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.

Tags: Government, Happen, Love

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.

Tags: Power, School, Successful

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

Tags: Child, Found, Survive

Generally the whole entertainment business now is bland.

Tags: Bland, Business, Whole

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

Tags: Children, Feeling, Wanted

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

Tags: Baby, Feeling, Mother

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

Tags: Cabaret, La, Last

I am the original Material Girl.

Tags: Girl, Material, Original

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

Tags: Interested, Theater

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

Tags: Answer, Feelings, Political

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

Tags: Fight

I have to keep testing myself.

Tags: Keep, Testing

I love men and I like to get their attention.

Tags: Attention, Love, Men

I love to tease men with my legs.

Tags: Legs, Love, Men
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