Thursday, January 17, 2013

"I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.” Josephine Baker

Time for another Quotes by Famous Women blog post. (from Wikipedia) Josephine Baker was the first African-American female to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934), to integrate an American concert hall,[3] and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the unofficial leadership of the movement by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, but turned it down),[4] for assisting the French Resistance duringWorld War II,[5] and for being the first American-born woman to receive the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

Here are some quotes from an amazing woman:

Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.”  Josephine Baker

A violinist had a violin, a painter his palette. All I had was myself. I was the instrument that I must care for.” Josephine Baker

“I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely. Josephine Baker

I improvised, crazed by the music. . . . Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone.” Josephine Baker

The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.” Josephine Baker

1 comment:

marianne said...

Thanks for the lesson. I didn't know about her. What an amazing woman!