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Eartha Kitt Quotes

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I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions,
and I suffer, really suffer.
- Eartha Kitt

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

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.
- Eartha Kitt

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

 

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

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.
- Eartha Kitt

I used to teach dance lessons.
- Eartha Kitt

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I never take anything for granted.
I may slip any minute.
- Eartha Kitt

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

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

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.
- Eartha Kitt

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.
- Eartha Kitt

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

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

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

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

The public has become my fairy godmother.
- Eartha Kitt

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.
- Eartha Kitt

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.
- Eartha Kitt

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.
- Eartha Kitt

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.
- Eartha Kitt

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.
- Eartha Kitt

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.
- Eartha Kitt

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I do not believe that God has
imposed suffering upon anyone
to punish them or to teach them a lesson.
- Ernest Holmes

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest.
That would seriously interfere with business.
- Clarence Darrow

Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
- Charles de Montesquieu

In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves.
There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
- Bryant H. McGill

The act of policing is, in order to punish less often,
to punish more severely.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Getting hit motivates me.
It makes me punish the guy more.
A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.
- Roberto Duran

Amnesty, n. The state's magnanimity to those offenders
whom it would be too expensive to punish.
- Ambrose Bierce

I want Ron to stand up to Malfoy and punish him.
- Rupert Grint

It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
- Publilius Syrus

There's a simple way to solve the crime problem:
obey the law;
punish those who do not.
- Rush Limbaugh

In its function, the power to punish is not essentially
different from that of curing or educating.
- Michel Foucault

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish,
they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?
- Jerry Brown

If my children do not behave according to Islam,
if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

But this will not do, God will certainly punish you
for stealing and for being unfaithful.
- Jupiter Hammon

Do you think that God will punish them for not practicing
a religion which he did not reveal to them?
- Charles de Secondat

The gods loves to punish whatever is greater than the rest.
- Herodotus

I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies...
we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect.
- Susan Griffin

We need criminals to identify ourselves with,
to secretly envy and to stoutly punish.
They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
- Karl A. Menninger

Many people secretly think that gays are a lot happier than they are,
and want to punish them.
- George Weinberg

You must see the persons who are in charge -
persons you can punish or vote for.
- Joschka Fischer

I should be very willing to redress men wrongs,
and rather check than punish crimes,
had not Cervantes,
in that all too true tale of Quixote,
shown how all such efforts fail.
- Lord Byron

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could
punish the man without punishing the office.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Our system is the height of absurdity,
since we treat the culprit both as a child,
so as to have the right to punish him,
and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another,
and then they punish us for it.
- Ivan Turgenev

Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate
is ordained by God to punish those who do evil.
- Richard Land

So long as there are earnest believers in the world,
they will always wish to punish opinions,
even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and
their conscience that it is wrong.
- Walter Bagehot

If the government is going to mandate levels and punish schools for failing,
they should send that money to the school system.
- Robert Duncan

In order to drill into young men the need to stay alert and stay alive,
I used to punish offenders with my fists,
boots and rifle butt, and with stockade time.
- David Hackworth

To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency;
to forgive them is cruelty.
- Maximilien Robespierre

Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.
- Anselm of Canterbury

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
- Ovid

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest.
I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish
himself into exhausting pace,
and then at the end, punish himself even more.
- Steve Prefontaine

Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided
to punish our changing technological world.
- Dennis Hastert

To punish a man because we infer from the nature of
some doctrine which he holds,
or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him,
that he will commit a crime, is persecution,
and is, in every case, foolish and wicked.
- Thomas Babington

The Indians began to be troublesome all around me,
killing and wounding cattle, stealing horses,
and threatening to attack us.
I was obliged to make campaigns against them and punish them.
- John Sutter

Here we are to remember that in consequence of our
opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth,
as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing,
mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves.
- William Petty

And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way,
you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty;
what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling:
they could do practically anything they wanted -
steal,
you know, lie, whatever.
- Milos Forman

When I was young and we got caught pinching apples,
we got a smack from the local policeman.
Today if that happened he would be sued.
There is a tendency to punish the victim,
not the criminal.
If someone broke into my house or my mum's house,
I worry that the burglar has more rights than me.
- Simon Cowell

Finally, I do not believe that we should punish American
families who have worked diligently to provide for
themselves and want to pass along their success to
their children and grandchildren.
- Howard Coble

The purpose of random testing is not to catch,
punish, or expose students who use drugs,
but to save their lives and discover abuse problems
early so that students can grow up and learn in a drug-free environment.
- John Walters

If he who employs coercion against me could mould me
to his purposes by argument,
no doubt he would.
He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong;
but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.
- William Godwin

So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate
hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience,
and if they will not to punish them in their goods,
liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
- Robert Barclay

Never, ever deal with terrorists.
Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish
those states and groups that fund,
arm, support, or simply allow their territories to
be used by the terrorists with impunity.
- Meir Kahane

The Resistance is a moral certainty,
not a poetic one.
The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone.
His judgment belongs to a creative order;
it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha


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