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Kate Smith Quotes and Sayings

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

This nation loves singing and loves acting.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

I just can't read music.
- Kate Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

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

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

I just became one with my browser software.
- Bill Griffith

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
- Gloria Swanson

My music and lyrics became an extension of this Indian philosophy.
- Gary Wright

My parents were worried about me, certainly when I
became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who,
at the time, were very peculiar indeed.
- Steven Morrissey

Both my brothers became physicians and I,
of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.
- Carroll O'Connor

As soon as I became proactive in producing my own stuff,
I started getting other roles.
- Ray Liotta

Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings,
did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful
portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village.
- David Amram

My own interest in basic aspects of electron transfer
between metal complexes became active only after I
came to the University of Chicago in 1946.
- Henry Taube

We believe that the vote would have been close.
We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to
veto by a permanent member,
the vote-counting became a secondary consideration.
- John Negroponte

On that terrible day, a nation became a neighborhood.
All Americans became New Yorkers.
- George Pataki

These days politics, religion, media seem to get all mixed up.
Television became the new religion a long time back
and the media has taken over.
- Van Morrison

You see, I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America.
- Imogen Cunningham

When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted really
to be the kind of actress I became.
- Rachel Ward

With the Ford Foundation grant all of a sudden instead
of being an artist that had made a couple of short films,
I became a filmmaker who dabbled in the arts.
- Bruce Conner

Yes, hard is good.
When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time on
my knees playing with balls.
I guess it was only natural that I became a catcher.
- Mike Piazza

Once you became associated with a children's show,
you're finished.
- Alexis Korner

So I became a producer because I knew one of the reasons
was they didn't do them the way I thought was right.
- Lee Hazlewood

We did this two-week boot camp before we filmed the movie.
I got to know everybody in the group and we became friends.
We got really tight throughout those two weeks.
- Shia LaBeouf

My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened,
learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together.
- Boz Scaggs

I became an ardent, but never a specially good,
dancer.
- Georg Brandes

And I think that when I finally decided to let go and
let God and allow that to happen,
I became a lot more successful than I could have done
if I had planned it all myself.
- Clay Aiken

I started to act in highschool and became a professional actor at 19.
- Nick Mancuso

When I became a mature woman, I put both feet firmly on the side of maturity.
- Victoria Principal


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