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Every small town has its dramatic group,
by Kate Smith

Every small town has its dramatic group,
its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another.
- Kate Smith

I have personally believed in every product I have ever advertised.
- Kate Smith

Middle-aged women have greater stability,
they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady
work is greater than that of younger women.
- Kate Smith

I have always examined closely the motives of any group
for which I am asked to raise money.
- Kate Smith

 

I was always daydreaming about singing in big productions on Broadway.
- Kate Smith

I am harder on myself than anyone else could be.
- Kate Smith

My singing is part of me, like my stoutness,
or my light hair, or my poor eyesight.
- Kate Smith

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I am continually embarrassed by people who point me
out as an example of what can be done without training.
- Kate Smith

I vowed that whenever my family needed me,
I would give up everything to go to them,
no matter what.
The show must go on was meaningless to me.
- Kate Smith

It became obvious in 1957 that I was endangering my
health by carrying so much weight.
- Kate Smith

Since I have been singing for so many years,
I don't always need to approach a song quite so laboriously and meticulously.
- Kate Smith

In nearly all ballads, the words set the mood and meaning,
while the music intensifies or enhances them.
- Kate Smith

I sometimes get that wonderful sympathy between me and the audience,
telling me I've reached their hearts.
And when I do, the thrill is mine.
- Kate Smith

As soon as I began to earn what might be called fairly large sums,
I bought a car and began to explore the country around New York.
- Kate Smith

Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing
that they do not need to eat so much food.
- Kate Smith

I just can't read music.
- Kate Smith

There's no second chance on stage, and I was trained
to make the most of my first chance.
- Kate Smith

I must work hard to make my singing above reproach;
there must be no faults which hard work would take care of.
- Kate Smith

Ice cream was my undoing, and six chocolate milk shakes
in a row were nothing to me at one time.
- Kate Smith

I have never known stage-fright at any time.
- Kate Smith

This nation loves singing and loves acting.
- Kate Smith

I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career.
- Kate Smith

Public and employer opinion often defeat society's
best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
- Kate Smith

It is important that the audience should understand
every syllable of every word,
for only then can they grasp the meaning of the song.
- Kate Smith

I know I'm fat and I know my hair is straight,
but I can sing.
- Kate Smith

I could not separate myself off stage from myself on stage,
as so many actors can.
- Kate Smith

I am exceedingly lucky that my voice,
along with perfect pitch and perfect rhythm,
was given me at birth.
- Kate Smith

It's up to the audience.
It always has been.
- Kate Smith

Intelligent analysis of the composer's intention and
strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity.
- Kate Smith

An entertainer should in his public performance keep
himself out of any controversy,
political or otherwise.
- Kate Smith

During the presidential primaries of 1940,
I received a request from the Democratic National Committee
to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
- Kate Smith

I shall always respect the composer.
If I embellish, it is his idea I am embellishing.
- Kate Smith

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

In 29 years, I had recorded over 2,200 songs.
I was amazed.
- Kate Smith

If rock-and-roll is well done, there's nothing so terribly
wrong with that kind of music.
But the lyrics are another story.
- Kate Smith

I could see myself in a white nurse's uniform,
working unnoticed for many years and at last dying,
unknown, unmarried and unsung.
- Kate Smith

I learn my songs by ear.
- Kate Smith

Most of the people who act and sing do so for their
own pleasure and that of their friends and family.
- Kate Smith

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Don't sweat the small stuff.
- Richard Carlson

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Nothing big ever came from being small.
- William J. Clinton

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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