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Without my husband's costumes I wouldn't have known
by 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

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

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

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

 

I have actually five honorary degrees.
- 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

Frequently producers have partners that they never
let the public know about.
- 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 used to want the words "She tried" on my tombstone.
Now I want "She did it."
- Katherine Dunham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home,
and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
- Martin Luther

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
- Ambrose Bierce

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

A husband is what is left of a lover,
after the nerve has been extracted.
- Helen Rowland

One good Husband is worth two good Wives;
for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.
- Benjamin Franklin

A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.
- James H. Boren

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child.
We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
- Rita Rudner

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife
an electric skillet for her birthday.
- Erma Bombeck

It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl,
that keep a husband.
- Euripides

I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor's sixth husband.
I know what I'm supposed to do, but I don't know how to make it interesting.
- Milton Berle

I have three sons, a husband, parents,
and I'll fight and get angry, but what is very important
that I have found as I've matured,
is that I have to move on.
- Jami Gertz

You can't have a relationship when you're shooting
a 14-hour day and your husband is shooting a 14-hour day in the same city.
It's a time thing and it's a together thing.
- Eva Longoria

Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic
to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than
in the average downtown bar at happy hour.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

I don't use the voice of Bart when I'm making love to my husband,
but Marge's voice turns him on a little.
- Nancy Cartwright

I like to feel sexy.
I know my husband thinks I'm sexy.
I think he is too.
But I don't go out half-naked with 'sex' written across my back.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

My hobbies are cooking and gardening,
especially growing orchids.
I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea,
and I also enjoy tennis.
We have 3 cats.
- Juliet Mills

I think we take it for granted that if you are with
your husband after 30 years,
then he is the love of your life.
- Sue Townsend

Harpo, she's a lovely person.
She deserves a good husband.
Marry her before she finds one.
- Harpo Marx

If you were out of a job and your kid needed diapers
and your husband just left you,
you would be so confused.
- Barbara Steele

A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband,
and by her heart when taking a lover.
- Ninon de Lenclos

I got to show off in front of my husband,
who married me as I was stepping out of the business,
so he had no idea that I could strut my stuff on the stage.
- Kim Wilde

My husband does so many romantic things for me,
it's absurd.
- Jennifer Beals

I have finally become a husband and I am genuinely
enjoying every moment of it.
- Akshay Kumar

Cancer came back into my life twice in order for me to understand something,
and I guess I still wasn't getting it.
And my husband wasn't getting it, either.
- Mariel Hemingway

The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person -
her husband.
- Lady Bird Johnson

It's funny that until I actually met my husband,
I never thought I'd get married.
- Regina King

All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little,
praised a little, and appreciated a little.
- Oliver Goldsmith

My first husband and I are still good friends and there
is no earthly reason why I should not see him.
Larry and I are very much in love.
- Vivien Leigh

I think when an actress marries she should leave the stage.
She cannot be happy if she is married and remains on the stage.
She must care more for her art or for her husband.
- Billie Burke

I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider
precious to advance the political career of my husband.
- Pat Nixon

I don't really feel like I have to have a debate with my husband over issues.
- Laura Bush

Of all the movies I've done in my life,
the one where I play a crazy awful psycho woman finds me my husband.
- Bridgette Wilson


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