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Ethel Waters

  • I learned early in life not to judge others. We outcasts are very happy and content to leave that job to our social superiors.

    • Ethel Waters,
    • in Ethel Waters with Charles Samuels, His Eye Is on the Sparrow ()
  • I have always been psychic. The walls of any room I walk into talk to me.

    • Ethel Waters,
    • in Ethel Waters with Charles Samuels, His Eye Is on the Sparrow ()
  • There is a great supply of amateur undertakers in show business.

    • Ethel Waters,
    • in Ethel Waters with Charles Samuels, His Eye Is on the Sparrow ()
  • I can come when I please / I can go when I please / I can flit, fly, and flutter, like the birds in the trees.

    • Ethel Waters,
    • in Ethel Waters with Charles Samuels, His Eye Is on the Sparrow ()
  • We miss a lot in life because we don't know when to quit, what to leave out.

  • Only those who are being burned know what fire is like.

    • Ethel Waters,
    • with Charles Samuels, His Eye Is on the Sparrow ()

Ethel Waters, U.S. singer, evangelist

(1900 - 1977)