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Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets,
by 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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen
anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations,
you know, because of global warming,
because of climate change and all this.
- Danny Glover

It is the destiny of the people of Haiti to suffer.
- Jean Claude Duvalier

I never planned on doing a book about Paul Farmer or his organization.
I met him in Haiti when I was on a magazine assignment.
It's almost like his story sort of fell in my lap.
- Tracy Kidder

And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States,
from 1915 to 1934.
- Edwidge Danticat

Two hundred years ago, our precursors in Haiti struck a blow for freedom,
which was heard around the world, and across centuries.
- Baldwin Spencer

Haiti looks like a bomb hit it.
- Jim Fowler

Without question, conditions in the Haiti are worse
since Aristide's removal,
and continue to deteriorate.
- Charles Rangel

You know, we do not want the militarization of Haiti.
We do not see a Haitian as a protectorate where it
relinquishes its own sovereignty.
- Danny Glover

In Haiti you had the Duvaliers for 29 years and they
were very well supported by the United States.
- Edwidge Danticat

I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from
neglect that people only want to hear about it when It's at its extreme.
And that's what they end up knowing about it.
- Edwidge Danticat

People think that there is a country there that these
people are only around when they are on CNN.
I don't think that's limited to Haiti.
- Edwidge Danticat

Civil and political rights are critical,
but not often the real problem for the destitute sick.
My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can't get
medical care or clean water.
- Paul Farmer

Also, people are not often aware of the way the United
States' policies influence what happens in places like
Haiti or El Salvador or Nicaragua.
Or in Columbia right now.
- Edwidge Danticat

At the same time, it is obvious that clinicians in
Haiti are faced with different,
and, in fact, greater, challenges when attempting to
treat complications of HIV disease.
- Paul Farmer

We all would like to see a brighter future for Haiti,
and I hope this conference will serve to explore many views.
Respect for human rights, freedom, and the rule of
law must be established in the poorest nation in our hemisphere.
- Eliot Engel

As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris,
waiting to be rescued.
When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and
profoundly that we should be there,
in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Since I do not believe that there should be different
recommendations for people living in the Bronx and
people living in Manhattan,
I am uncomfortable making different recommendations
for my patients in Boston and in Haiti.
- Paul Farmer

While Haiti has recently celebrated more than 200 years
of independence from French colonial rule,
the citizens of the island remain vulnerable to poverty,
poor health, and political chaos.
- Eliot Engel

Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and
free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces.
And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out,
they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America
to the Americans for very little money.
- Edwidge Danticat

As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today,
tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti,
to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country,
moving from misery to poverty with dignity.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide

This election marks a significant moment in Haiti;
it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy,
but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character
of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace,
reconciliation, and prosperity.
- Kendrick Meek

Paul Farmer has helped to build amazing health care
system in one of the poorest areas of Haiti.
He founded Partners in Health, which serves the destitute
and the sick in many parts of the world from Haiti
to Boston and from Russia to Peru.
- Tracy Kidder

The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge
as the first independent black nation in 1804,
helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty,
and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for
the United States' independence,
cannot die.
Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower
all of us to rebuild Haiti.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide

But I think it's very key that there's a plan for Haiti.
And we have to begin to - as progressives and people
who are concerned about Haiti and have been concerned about Haiti,
we have to begin to build some sort of consensus,
a movement around the Haiti that the Haitians envision.
- Danny Glover

The stakes are very high for us in Haiti.
We have many important interests there.
Perhaps the most important to me is our interest in
the promotion of democracy in this hemisphere.
- Warren Christopher

The promise of America is one immigration policy for
all who seek to enter our shores,
whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada,
there must be one set of rules for everybody.
We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act
as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior.
We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language."
No one gave them an English test before they sent them
to Iraq to fight for America.
- Al Sharpton

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fog unrolls itself to be a prayer rug to the mountains.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

If everyone is moving forward together,
then success takes care of itself.
- Henry Ford

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
- Amelia Earhart

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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