Ethel Waters Quotes

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Ethel Waters Quotes

I have reason to be shy. Ive been hurt plenty.
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I am somebody cause God don't make no junk

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Today or any day that phone may ring and bring good news.

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We are all gifted. That is our inheritance.

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I have reason to be shy. I've been hurt plenty.

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I want affection and tenderness desperately, but there's something in me that prevents me from handing it out.

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We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can.

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You are a person of the greatest importance when you are a mother of a family. Just do your job right and your kids will love you.

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Basically there is no difference between whites and blacks, browns and yellows. I decided to think no more of people as Northerners and Southerners.

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I've never been able to feel that there is anything undignified about making your living by the sweat of your brow.

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I cannot help feeling I would have been happier with a husband and chidren of my own.

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I never accepted the idea that I was all through. I guess no person who has once been a star can do that, ever.

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After years in white theaters I dreaded working in colored houses. The noise, the stomping, whistling, and cheering that hadn't annoyed me when I was young was now something I dreaded.

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Mom was the greatest influence of my childhood. She wanted to save me from the vice, lust, and drinking that was all about me.

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I never was a child.

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I am an isolationist.

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Only those who are being burned know what fire is like.

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Many people know how to criticize, but few know how to praise.

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