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We had maybe the greatest success of any company that I know of in Paris, and after two or three years I wanted to do this same number that we did for PBS, so we did it and Paris had always considered us their darlings.
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I used to want the words "She tried" on my tombstone. Now I want "She did it."

— Katherine Dunham

I am happy to know that my husband regards me as a woman and a person.

— Katherine Dunham

I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman.

— Katherine Dunham

We had maybe the greatest success of any company that I know of in Paris, and after two or three years I wanted to do this same number that we did for PBS, so we did it and Paris had always considered us their darlings.

— Katherine Dunham

Without my husband's costumes I wouldn't have known how to accomplish what I saw in my own mind's eyes for choreography. And then seeing our choreography and knowing the background of it I am sure helped my husband a great deal with what he designed for us.

— Katherine Dunham

Don't think you are going to go on forever because you are not and begin to plan something that will compensate as you reduce your capacities to leap or turn on this or that or the other, begin thinking of something else.

— Katherine Dunham

Frequently producers have partners that they never let the public know about.

— Katherine Dunham

I don't think Ed Sullivan had anything to do with Carib Song.

— Katherine Dunham

My work has been much more Caribbean and eclectic. I am interested in people, and where they come from happens to have fallen within an area of Africa.

— Katherine Dunham

I always believed that if you set out to be successful, then you already were.

— Katherine Dunham

In knowing how to overcome little things, a centimeter at a time, gradually when bigger things come, you're prepared.

— Katherine Dunham

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