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We don't intend to always keep this necessarily African oriented.
by 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

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

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

Frequently producers have partners that they never
let the public know about.
- 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 really think that aside from admiring my talent you
really admire me as a person and as a woman.
- Katherine Dunham

I have actually five honorary degrees.
- Katherine Dunham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

My greatest Power and my greatest Inner Peace come
when I Intend my future, and when I avoid Expecting it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
- Groucho Marx

I intend to live forever.
So far, so good.
- Steven Wright

God did not intend the human family to be wafted to
heaven on flowery beds of ease.
- Frank Knox

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I've always thought of myself as an organic writer,
rather than a cerebral one.
I feel my way along as I go, hoping I'll get to the place I intend to reach.
- Len Wein

I didn't intend to become an actor.
- Anthony Quinn

You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do.
- Liz Smith

I have recently started acting lessons in south France,
and I intend to commence acting lessons at Rada.
- David Ginola

We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating
basic human rights into our new constitution.
- Chen Shui-bian

I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast;
for I intend to go in harm's way.
- John Paul Jones

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down,
I was convulsed with laughter.
Someday I intend reading it.
- Groucho Marx

Don't change on me.
Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever.
- Tupac Shakur

I intend to explode the myths about myself and get
down to the real truth about the legend that is Batman.
- Bob Kane

I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the
promotion of the peace idea,
but I am skeptical as to its results.
- Alfred Nobel

I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive,
if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand
upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe.
- Richard Parks Bland

We're not lawbreakers, we're law-abiding,
and intend to stay that way.
- Panayiotis Zavos

Kubrick never explained the ending to us,
or what his intentions were.
He didn't intend for it to be a predictable film.
- Keir Dullea

I intend to make Georgia howl.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
- Liz Smith

Knowledge is a weapon.
I intend to be formidably armed.
- Terry Goodkind

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend,
Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end.
- Edward Koch

A lot of times you get credit for stuff in your movies
you didn't intend to be there.
- Spike Lee

I intend to fight and I want to win.
But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one,
and to try to be a good father one day.
- Mike Tyson

I never think of myself as wise.
I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence
which I intend to allow to operate.
- Harold Pinter

I do identify with St.
Patrick, not just in name.
He drove the snakes out of Ireland.
I intend to drive the snakes out of the State House.
- Deval Patrick

I could be a bit of a pain in the arse.
Since I've come out of my cancer, I must say I intend
to be even more of a pain in the arse.
- Harold Pinter

History shows that no enemy remains hostile forever,
nor do friends remain friendly forever.
For that reason, we intend to have normal relations with all.
- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend,
at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of slavery,
in either of its subdivisions or forms.
- Caleb Cushing

I do not have the answers and as a woman I do not intend
to play my own thoughts over the truth.
I can clearly state the problems and tell you that I suffer from them.
- Lynette Fromme

Even though I may not intend it when I set out to write the book,
these places just emerge as major players in what I'm doing,
almost as if they are insisting on it.
- David Guterson

They'll see it.
And it doesn't matter if they don't.
It's only Rock 'n' Roll.
But I do intend to move more into the Mainstream.
Marilyn Manson is just the First phase.
- Marilyn Manson

It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed
than to repent of those that we intend to commit.
- Josh Billings

I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child,
now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.
- Mary Pickford

It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny.
- Publilius Syrus

Bernard and I intend doing a lot with our lives and
that includes actively helping other people.
But how can we tell you our plans when we haven't finished making them yet?
- Shelley Duvall

I don't intend for this to take on a political tone.
I'm just here for the drugs.
- Nancy Reagan

If God did not intend for us to eat animals,
then why did he make them out of meat?
- John Cleese

I don't intend to simply go away and write my plays and be a good boy.
I intend to remain an independent and political intelligence in my own right.
- Harold Pinter

In speaking, for convenience, of devices and expedients,
I did not intend to imply that Shakespeare always deliberately
aimed at the effects which he produced.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

I do not intend to prejudge the past.
- William Whitelaw

If we intend to provide a better life,
and a better world, for future generations,
we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them.
- John Kasich

I intend to be me.
Whatever that is.
- David Geffen

I don't intend to retire.
- Bobby Knight

What's really sad is that a lot of very talented people
are being forced to do things that are very embarrassing
and I don't intend to be one of them.
- Boy George


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