I always believed that if you set out to be successful, then you already were.
Katherine Dunham (1910 -)
Source: The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya, by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.
Contributed by: Zaady
I used to want the words "She tried" on my tombstone. Now I want "She did it."
Source: quoted in Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage (1993)
I wasn't concerned about the hardships, because I always felt I was doing what I had to do, what I wanted to do and what I was destined to do.
Source: "She Danced to Teach # And They Loved It," in American Visions, Feb 1987.
We weren't pushing Black is beautiful. We just showed it.
Source: American Visions, Feb 1937.
If you dance, you dance because you have to. Every dancer hurts, you know.
Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.
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