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Lena Horne Quotes and Sayings

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Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
- Lena Horne

Related topics: Intelligence

I was lucky, as many of my generation was,
in having a man like Dr. King in our lives.
He came at a time that we needed to take a long look
at each other and see how similar we were.
- Lena Horne

After I got over the terrible pain of having something of mine taken from me,
I began to think how bad everybody else must be feeling.
It wasn't a nice time.
- Lena Horne

I'm not alone, I'm free.
I no longer have to be a credit, I don't have to be a symbol to anybody;
I don't have to be a first to anybody.
- Lena Horne

 

I remember the day tDr. King died.
I wasn't angry at the beginning.
It was like something very personal in my life had
been touched and finished.
- Lena Horne

Every color I can think of and nationality,
we were all touched by Dr. King because he made us
like each other and respect each other.
- Lena Horne

It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.
- Lena Horne

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I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.
- Lena Horne

I really do hate to sing.
- Lena Horne

Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can,
because when you feel nothing, it's just death.
- Lena Horne

You have to be taught to be second class;
you're not born that way.
- Lena Horne

I want to sing like Aretha Franklin.
Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
- Lena Horne

As much as I try, when I open my mouth,
Lena comes out, And I get so mad.
- Lena Horne

My identity is very clear to me now,
I am a black woman.
- Lena Horne

I'm still learning, you know.
At 80, I feel there is a lot I don't know.
- Lena Horne

Malcolm X made me very strong at a time I needed to
understand what I was angry about.
He had peace in his heart.
He exerted a big influence on me.
- Lena Horne

I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that
Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become.
I'm me, and I'm like nobody else.
- Lena Horne

I told them I belong to the same organizations and clubs Mrs.
Roosevelt belongs to, but with a few brave exceptions,
I was still unable to do films or television for the next seven years.
- Lena Horne

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Baseball players are smarter than football players.
How often do you see a baseball team penalized for
too many men on the field?
- Jim Bouton

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

I make progress by having people around me who are
smarter than I am and listening to them.
And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
- Henry J. Kaiser

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne

U.S.
officials and outside experts agree that China is undertaking
a comprehensive modernization of its military.
The Chinese military has gotten smaller but smarter.
- Lee H. Hamilton

From cutting back on state contracts to reducing the number of state cars,
We're making state government smaller,
smarter, more efficient, and more accountable.
- Jim Doyle

The world believes all blondes are stupid and brunettes are smarter.
Well, I disagree.
- Anna Kournikova

I feel that I'm sort of playing me but more feminine,
and to me more feminine means smarter.
- Kevin McDonald

I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.
- Gerald R. Ford

I am still quick at 250 to 260 lbs and I am smarter.
- Larry Holmes

When my mood was high, I seemed normal,
even buoyant.
I felt smarter.
I had secrets.
I could see God in a light bulb.
- Gene Tierney

If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your
life you become smarter while you are writing than
while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work.
- Russell Banks

For solving a surprisingly large and varied number of problems,
crowds are smarter than individuals.
- Michael Shermer

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student.
At least they can find Kuwait.
- A. Whitney Brown

Do I catch flak because I'm so much smarter than everyone else? I don't know.
- Brett Hull

I was just a lot smarter about not getting caught.
I mean, I never stuck anything in my arm,
but I certainly enjoyed my youth.
- Jason Bateman

I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much
smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be.
- Scott Hamilton

I'm busy doing my job, and being a loudmouth doesn't
appeal to me as much as when I was younger and had
the youthful delusion that I was smarter than everybody else.
- Steve Albini

Men don't get smarter when they grow older.
They just lose their hair.
- Claudette Colbert

Children are smarter than any of us.
Know how I know that? I don't know one child with a
full time job and children.
- Bill Hicks

It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels.
- Philip Emeagwali

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter,
taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.
The Republicans are the party that says government
doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it,
because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.
- Louise Brooks

Why would anyone expect Tyson to come out smarter?
He went to prison for four years,
not Princeton.
- Lou Duva

I rarely see one of the 'summer blockbuster' movies.
I'd like to see a stronger focus on smaller,
smarter movies.
- Christopher Meloni

I mean I'm not smarter than the market,
but I can recognize a good tape and a bad tape.
I recognize when it's right and when it's wrong and
that's what my strength is.
- Jim Cramer

I've been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am,
and they help me to execute the vision I have.
- Russell Simmons

The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every
community to plan their future growth and allow every
citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made.
- Jane D. Hull

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading,
and the other by association with smarter people.
- Will Rogers

Teachers started recognizing me and praising me for
being smart in science and that made me want to be even smarter in science!
- Steve Wozniak

And maybe I'm a little smarter now than I was before
for all the stupid things I've done.
- Herb Brooks

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is.
For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher,
the better the student body.
- Warren Buffett

People are smarter than you might think.
- John Astin

We're learning as we go.
We're a lot smarter this time.
We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane.
- Ray Nagin

People's intelligence tends to be in inverse proportion to their number.
People don't tend to get smarter as they get into bigger groups.
- Robyn Hitchcock

Mankind is getting smarter every day.
Actually, it only seems so.
At least we are making progress.
We're progressing, to be sure, ever more deeply into the forest.
- Franz Grillparzer

If you think your boss is stupid, remember:
you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter.
- John Gotti

People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being.
- Ruben Blades

Another person who's smarter than I. What a relief
to not have to be the smartest guy anymore.
- Dave Winer

Everyone assumes that novelists are smarter and more interesting.
They're generally smarter and more interesting,
but they're often very short.
So it kind of cancels all the smart and interesting stuff out.
- Liev Schreiber

The ruling class is smarter than you,
and they're more creative.
And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain.
Because if they weren't, they wouldn't be around as
long as they have been and as strong as they have been.
- Al Lewis

I think we're much smarter than we were.
Everybody knows that abstract art can be art,
and most people know that they may not like it,
even if they understand there's another purpose to it.
- Roy Lichtenstein

A professional player is smarter than a college man.
He uses his noodle.
He knows what to do and when to do it.
He rarely goes up in the air as is the case with most
of our college players when they get in a tight place.
- Red Grange

I made a decision not to work out because I'm lazy and also,
the character is not a superhero.
I didn't want him to be a buff guy with Jackie Chan
moves because the point is he's smarter than your average Joe.
- Wentworth Miller

I've always wanted to do theater in Chicago.
Chicago is a big theater town-and, in some ways,
I think this city is savvier and smarter than New York.
Sometimes, I think it's a little too chic to go to
theater in New York these days.
- Jeffrey Donovan

As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated
because privacy basically means concealment.
People conceal things in order to fool other people about them.
They want to appear healthier than they are,
smarter, more honest and so forth.
- Richard Posner

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe,
she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby,
she can use her intuition instead of her brain,
but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train.
- Phyllis McGinley

Labels only confuse people.
The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories.
But I always try to entertain.
It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain.
If that means working ostensibly within a genre,
fine.
- John Shirley

There cannot be any better cross-section of America
and I think the soldiers represent the best we have.
Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter,
perhaps in a different way, than past generations because
they've been brought up in the computer and information age.
- Gerald Griffin

Most horror films fail to scare me.
I think "The Ring" plays more as a psychological thriller.
It's smarter, there's more character development and
some of the themes explored go a little deeper.
- Martin Henderson


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