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Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years,
by Katherine Dunham

Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years,
this has been a completely local talent development.
But people have started to come now from Chicago,
we have a number of students from Chicago and different
places of the country and even in the world.
- Katherine Dunham

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

I used to want the words "She tried" on my tombstone.
Now I want "She did it."
- Katherine Dunham

You know, this isn't theatre like it used to be.
- Katherine Dunham

 

I could never live a nonproductive life and I feel
that I have lived a productive life as far as I want
to in terms of this company that I have for so many years.
- Katherine Dunham

I have actually five honorary degrees.
- Katherine Dunham

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

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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 am happy to know that my husband regards me as a woman and a person.
- Katherine Dunham

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

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

I certainly feel my career was a great career because
it inspired so many many people,
literally hundreds of people to follow a new kind of
life and to realize that they could make out and advance
their own professional and private and social lives.
- Katherine Dunham

Black people should have recognition for themselves
and their backgrounds and their relationships with
other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation.
This museum has certainly stood for that in this town.
- Katherine Dunham

Sometimes I have given my husband a manuscript to read
that has turned out to have fantastic rave reviews
and he'll tell me it is no good.
Well, if I didn't know him as well as I know him I
would be terribly depressed.
- Katherine Dunham

For the kind of thing that we were showing,
the budget was sufficient.
As we were speaking of in Haiti, we had not done that
before in exactly this form and we had to have costumes for it.
- Katherine Dunham

So many dancers paint.
I used to paint.
I started again recently.
While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career.
Start something else that makes use of your creative
ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person.
- Katherine Dunham

We don't intend to always keep this necessarily African oriented.
Originally I had hoped to have African American Indian of this area,
and the Appalachian of this area, but at the same time,
just as we have the Haitian room, we will always have
room for another exhibit.
- Katherine Dunham

We have a group of friends of the museum who try to raise,
if they can, periodically something to help us.
Of course, the main thing about a building like this is its upkeep.
It needs central heating and it needs central air conditioning.
- Katherine Dunham

A creative person has to create.
It doesn't really matter what you create.
If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could,
in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.
- Katherine Dunham

Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets,
some of the mountains, rivers, streams,
etc.
were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti.
Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony,
a real ceremony.
- 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

The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life.
I didn't always see it.
It was up to our parents to see that we had our education
in a town that hadn't yet realized what racial prejudice
was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion.
- Katherine Dunham

I had certain physical limitations that made me change
the choreography for myself or made me more interested
in choreography only rather than dancing.
I have never been a person who wanted to just dance.
I have always been interested in developing for other people.
- Katherine Dunham

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is lived in the living.
Set aside convention, caution,
and arbitrary "rules" about how
life is supposed to be lived.
Choose! Explore! Adventure!
Live life to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I put aside personal preferences and step forward to be of service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing.
None is excluded, but excludes himself.
You have only to push aside the curtain.
- Henry David Thoreau

History is a relentless master.
It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.
To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
- John F. Kennedy

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little.
And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat
to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
- Robert Bolt

The world turns aside to let any man pass
who knows where he is going.
- Epictetus

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside.
Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
- Karl Kraus

I don't follow any system.
All the laws you can lay down are only so many props
to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.
- Raoul Dufy

Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has
the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more
purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary.
- Jacques Lacan

It's in our best interest to put some of the old rules
aside and create new ones and follow the consumer -
what the consumer wants and where the consumer wants to go.
- Robert Iger

I think the main influence has been living in New York City.
Aside from all the crap around 9/11,
I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution.
- George Murray

Ulysses finds himself unchanged, aside from his experience,
at the end of his odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
- Marion Barry

So I went to Chicago in 1940, I think,
'41, and the photographs that I made there,
aside from fashion, were things that I was trying to
express in a social conscious way.
- Gordon Parks

I'm still a shy person.
I've learned to put that aside on certain occasions.
I have to.
It's part of my job.
- Alexis Bledel

Memory, so complete and clear or so evasive,
has to be ended, has to be put aside,
as if one were leaving a chapel and bringing the prayer to an end in one's head.
- Harold Brodkey

I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves,
hard as I try.
Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.
- Stuart Chase

Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen,
women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds.
- Kate Smith

Where we're living we have a certain amount of our
profit every year it's like a percentage 5 or 7% or
something like that that we set aside specifically for charity things.
- Jon Fishman

Yeah, we have our differences, but we put those aside,
and now we're making music.
It's great.
- Alex Van Halen

To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow
protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside
millennia of moral teaching.
- Warren E. Burger

Law cannot stand aside from the social changes around it.
- William J. Brennan

Aside from rabid Islamists, no one who wishes to be
taken seriously can publicly say anything bad about
the old Jews of Europe without sounding like reactionary troglodytes.
- Jack Schwartz

Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can,
hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kid's therapy.
- Michelle Pfeiffer

But the dream is never forgotten, only put aside and never out of reach:
Where once the dream connected boys with the world of men,
now it reconnects men with the spirit of boys.
- John Thorn

Generally I finish a first draft in 2-6 months,
then I set it aside for a while so that when I come
back to it I can read it with fresh eyes and figure out how to improve it.
- Margaret Haddix

If notwithstanding, a Rebellion of the same Kind now afflicts this Country,
we should not infer that this Institution is useless,
or should be laid aside; but just the Reverse.
- Charles Inglis

The worst thing you can do is to put your life aside for someone else.
- Brian Austin Green

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them,
and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.
- Jerry Gillies

I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
- Izaak Walton

The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering,
there is nothing real.
- Andre Malraux

I make a note, set it aside, and hope it makes sense
when the time comes to look at it again.
- Donald E. Westlake

For me, it's a compliment to be compared with Marilyn,
the unforgettable actress, the most beautiful one of all.
But, curves aside, we have very little in common.
- Eva Herzigova

Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today.
These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian
lives to put on the uniform and serve us.
- Steve Buyer

I sometimes like to tinker with poems that have failed,
ones that I have sent aside.
Even years afterward, I will revisit them if there
is something about them that I cannot give up on.
- John Barton

Without sounding pompous, I really do feel that I have
a set of standards that I must adhere to,
even leaving aside considerations of what the readers expect.
- Jonathan Kellerman

Aside from my work, in my everyday private life,
I'm not a very adventureous person.
I don't look for change.
- Namie Amuro

Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
- Alexander Pope

I'm a self-taught musician aside from what I've been
able to pick up from other players.
- Walter Becker

We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those
northwestern forests for perpetuity.
The unemployment rate has gone not up,
but down.
The economy has gone up.
- Bruce Babbitt


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