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Bernice Johnson Reagon Quotes and Sayings

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The first job I had with the Smithsonian was as a field
researcher among African American communities in Southwest
Louisiana and Arkansas for the festival.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I started graduate school in 1971, I started working
at the Smithsonian in the festival in 1972.
I went full-time at the Smithsonian in 1974.
And I got my doctorate in 1975.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

The voice I have now, I got the first time I sang in a movement meeting,
after I got out of jail...
and I'd never heard it before in my life.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Personally I discovered that you could go through the
academy as a young scholar,
come out, and almost immediately have an impact on
the academic environment.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

 

And I used to think that proof that I had religion
was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

At the same time all this was happening,
there was a folk song revival movement goingon,
so the commercial music industry was actually changed
by the Civil Rights Movement.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Well, the first time I ran into the term religion,
people were asking whether you had any.
You know, some people had religion and some people didn't have religion.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

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I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973.
The music was sanity and balance.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you,
they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I just don't think one person has that much to contribute to any subject.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I came out of the Civil Rights Movement,
and I had a different kind of focus than most people
who have just the academic background as their primary training experience.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

So one of the things that happened with integration
in the South is they found that the black teachers
were much more educated than the white teachers.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

When I started graduate school I was interested in
the culture of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

There is nowhere you can go and only be with people who are like you.
Give it up.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I went to a church where you could not sing out loud
in the service until you had been saved.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

If I had been at a University I don't think I would
have been able to have the experience I had in my Smithsonian work.
I don't think I have been as successful.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

But I'm a historian.
I wasn't interested in just being a producer,
I was interested in doing research and presenting that
research to a general public.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I learned that if you bring black people together,
you bring them together with a song.
To this day, I don't understand how people think they
can bring anybody together without a song.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I was at the Smithsonian for twenty years,
and I'm still at the Smithsonian as a curator emeritus,
and I still plan to figure out what that means for
me at this point in my life.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Most people come out of their Ph.D.
experience trying to prove themselves,
trying to get ahead, trying to get published.
You're scared everybody else is going to do your research and get your topic.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

In fact when Sweet Honey was ten years old it was too big for me to run,
and I knew it, but I ran it for another thirteen years
because I couldn't convince other people to really do it.
And this year, I'm not running it.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

It makes sense that whatever the topic is,
it's more compelling if you can provide the audience
with a range of perspectives,
and you can cross disciplines.
And you don't have to control what people take out of it.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

One of the biggest things I understood in a program
like that was that it allowed more young African American
scholars to do field research in the Caribbean and
in Africa than had ever happened before in the history
of the country and since.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

The Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife,
actually, was an effort to put something on the mall
in Washington so American tourists could walk through America,
and in their minds everything on the mall would be American.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

I think the Civil Rights Movement changed that trajectory for me.
The first thing I did was leave school.
I was suspended for my participation in Movement demonstrations in my hometown,
December, 1961.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore PHOTO

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

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

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 first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith


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