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The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life.
by 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

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

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

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

I have actually five honorary degrees.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

I don't believe one grows older.
I think that what happens early on in life is that
at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
- T. S. Eliot

Older people shouldn't eat health food,
they need all the preservatives they can get.
- Robert Orben

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes
more and more important as one grows older.
- Hume Cronyn

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon

Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.
- Herbert Hoover

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

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

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
- Anouk Aimee

As men get older, the toys get more expensive.
- Marvin Davis

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.
I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie

Most men love money and security more,
and creation and construction less, as they get older.
- John Maynard Keynes

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of
the hygiene of older people,
and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
- Logan P. Smith

As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
- Tracey Ullman

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
- John Burroughs

After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others:
health and money.
- Helen Gurley Brown

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
- H. L. Mencken

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35,
you're older than most of the buildings.
- Delia Ephron

And you know, the baby boomers are getting older,
and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer,
and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.
- Amy Irving

I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition.
As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature.
- Sasha Cohen

I like a lot of electronica.
I like older jazz rather than newer.
- Greg Ginn

Now that I'm older, I like almost anything that's done well,
even surf music and instrumentals; I really enjoyed
the interviews with the Ventures in your magazine.
- John Fogerty

When I was a bit older I had all of the George Carlin records,
all of the Steve Martin records, all of the Cheech
and Chong records and all of the Richard Pryor records.
- Marc Maron

I think people deceive themselves about themselves,
particularly as they get older.
- Jeanette Winterson

Hollywood is the backdrop of my family,
and I know that the movie business is incredibly cruel as you get older.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

You will find as you grow older that courage is the
rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I hope that Requiem is better than Pi.
I hope that Pi is better than my student films,
and I'm hoping that I'm getting better as I get older.
- Darren Aronofsky

I love older men.
- Cameron Diaz

I remember when I was a little boy my father didn't love me;
he couldn't.
He loved my older brother but he couldn't love me somehow,
at least not in a way I could understand it.
- Keith Miller

I'm sure once my career's over, when I look back when I'm older,
I can maybe appreciate it a little bit more.
- Mats Sundin

When young we are faithful to individuals,
when older we grow loyal to situations and to types.
- Cyril Connolly

I like new ballets because they're totally new.
As you get older, new experiences are harder and harder to come by,
so it's pretty great to have a new experience.
- Robert Caro

If you were a pretty boy pop singer,
it would wreck you,
growing older.
- Bob Geldof

Network heads don't seemed to be turned off by the men who get older.
- Sharon Gless

All of the generations go to what is chic for them,
and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.
- Estelle Parsons

As one grows older one becomes more critical of oneself
and less of other people.
- Basil Rathbone

I would love to write something that people would still
read 50 or 100 years from now.
That comes with growing older, I think.
- Charles Kuralt

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
- Pope Paul VI

To eat the boiled head of a pig sliced like salami is very strange.
It may seem cutting edge, but it's actually a lot older
than any of the other traditional salami.
- Mario Batali


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